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A Union of Disruptors? Meet the Uber driver trying to hack organized labor

53 minutes agoTechnology : Pando Daily

It was on a sunny afternoon in March, on the back patio of San Francisco’s best bar, when I first encountered the difficulties of virtual labor organization in meatspace. With a beer in my belly and another in hand, I was chatting with a pair of entrepreneurs who said they’d recently sold their company and were brainstorming startup ideas. Show More Summary

London Pipped By NYC For Greatest Start-up City

London came second in the CITIE Index for entrepreneurship and start-up support. Although it beat noted hot-beds of innovation such as San Francisco and Hong Kong, it was just beaten by its big American rival. Can it ever hope to come first?

On the Market: Two-Bedroom Penthouse Near Sixth Street Wants a Big $2.3M

The Mid-Market area and the adjoining part of SoMa have been changing rapidly over the past few years, but there's no question that the section near Sixth Street remains of the grittier parts of San Francisco. Despite the rather rough...

Apple Music on Tumblr

They’re on Twitter and Instagram, too. Also: gorgeous use of the San Francisco font family on this page. ?

Criminal Background: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Nash sedan at Spreckels Mansion." With Alcatraz in the distance. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Apps, Pages Getting Facebook’s New Comments Plugin

Facebook reminded developers that the new comments plugin it announced at its F8 global developers conference in San Francisco in March will automatically be implemented on applications and pages this week. Product manager Varun Bhartia...Show More Summary

5 Digital Music Options That Are Cheaper Than Apple Music

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesApple executive Eddy Cue speaks at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Digital music services were hot before, but now they're even hotter with Apple's (AAPL) launch Tuesday of Apple Music. Show More Summary

The San Francisco Deets | ALA 2015

The opening general session of this year's American Library Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco was a feel good fest, thanks largely to the good luck and good planning which ALA demonstrated in booking Roberta Kaplan, lawyer for the Supreme Court case which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, as the opening keynote. Show More Summary

San Francisco Public Library Becomes First 10 Gigabit Library in U.S.

From a Joint Announcement: San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), and the City and County of San Francisco announced today that they have collaborated to provideShow More Summary

ALA Releases National Policy Agenda for Libraries

ALA’s Policy Agenda for Libraries was released today as the 2015 ALA Annual Conference gets underway in San Francisco. The full text document is available here. A four page executive summary is also available. A foreword to the agenda written by Deborah Jacobs from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was also published. Policy goals […]

Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade Broken Up by Police

Over the weekend, thousands of jubilant marchers poured onto the streets of many major cities, including San Francisco, New York, and London, to celebrate pride month and the Supreme Court’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Show More Summary

Helicopter Crash-Lands At SFO

When a US Coast Guard rescue helicopter went on a test flight to practice hovering at San Francisco International Airport Monday afternoon, the hovering part didn't go so well. [ more › ]

'Pointless' And A 'Carny-Show' — Uptight San Franciscans Totally Don't Want Kim Kardashian Speaking At Their Club!

Tough day for Kim K! Kim Kardashian West is slated to speak at an education organization in San Francisco Tuesday night, but if preliminary reports are any indication, it won't be without controversy! The 34-year-old reality star will speak and sign copies of her book Selfish at the Commonwealth Club of California — an institution that's hosted [...]

The Internet of Everything Empowers Cities as Never Before

As San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said at the City Innovate Summit last week: Cities today are the engines of the greatest surge in innovation, creativity and problem solving in human history... and cities that think of themselves as platforms will become stronger, attract better talent and become smarter from the bottom up. Show More Summary

The Story Behind the First Adoption Museum in the U.S.

Over 1,500 children were transferred to the Presidio, a former army base in San Francisco, before being placed with families during Operation babylift. This image depicts a baby being tended to at Harmon Hall in the Presidio, San Francisco. Show More Summary

Your Ultimate Insider’s Guide to San Francisco’s SOMA Neighborhood: Stay at the W, Hit The Town

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A beacon for gay travelers and emigrés for over half a century, San Francisco needs no introduction as an LGBT landmark. However, while you may be familiar with San Francisco’s iconic reputation, you may be less familiar with the vibrant neighb… The post Your Ultimate Insider’s Guide to San Francisco’s SOMA Neighborhood: Stay at the W, Hit The Town appeared first on Towleroad.

For Jackie Ward’s Last Day, They Gave Her a Box of Rice-A-Roni

WCSH morning anchor Jackie Ward signed off from the Portland, Maine NBC affiliate this morning. Ward told viewers last week she was moving to San Francisco with her wife. “Out there I will continue to tell meaningful stories but in a non-traditional news way,” Ward wrote on her facebook page. Show More Summary

Maps reveal San Francisco's streams and springs

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Even locals don't know they're there, but Seep City reveals the groundwater diverted or otherwise concealed by development—which may yet be useful to parched inhabitants.

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