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A hard look at elderly poor in booming tech city

PHOTO BY PAUL DUNN_CENTRAL CITY EXTRA

This city is gaining national attention for its tech boom—its post-recession economic recovery as technology firms like Twitter and Microsoft’s Yammer move into its inner city area.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Fil-Am activists slam Twitter, SF officials for wave of low-income evictions

Fil Am activists protest Twitter's tax breaks. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Vivian Zalvidea Araullo

On the same day that Twitter went public, about 200 protesters staged a rally in front of the social media giant’s corporate headquarters in downtown San Francisco to protest the increased evictions of low-income renters resulting from the new high tech boom.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Music service, mobile software expected from Apple

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Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Instagram sued over contract changes

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A lawsuit filed here seeks to stop Instagram from changing its terms of service, saying the Facebook-owned smartphone photo-sharing service is breaching its contract with users.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

San Francisco sours on Apple computers

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San Francisco city officials on Thursday said that they have soured on Apple computers due to the Macintosh maker’s decision to bail out of a program to promote making electronics earth friendly.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

San Francisco subway stations closed amid protests

BART police officers push back a protester at the Civic Center station in San Francisco on Monday. Cellphone service was operating as protesters gathered at a San Francisco subway station during rush-hour several days after transit officials shut wireless service to head off another demonstration (AP Photo).

SAN FRANCISCO— Rush-hour protests prompted the closure of four San Francisco subway stations and sent hundreds of commuters into the sidewalks and streets during rush hour Monday, but there were no new wireless service shutdowns. The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is in the midst of a raging debate over how far authorities can go [...]

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

For Star Wars fans, US Yoda statue is a mecca

Matt Tolosa, left, dressed like the Star Wars movie character Anakin Skywalker, and his brother Dale Tolosa, dressed as a Stormtrooper, pose with Darth Vader mannequin, center, at Lucasfilm Ltd. production studios in San Francisco  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma).

SAN FRANCISCO — Within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge lies another landmark cherished by a small but fervent group of travellers : a life-sized replica of Yoda, George Lucas’ master of the Force. Since the statue of the Jedi sage went up amid the Presidio’s landscaped lawns in 2005, Star Wars fans have made [...]

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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