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Is Your City Among the 10 Richest in the U.S.?
Cities

Is Your City Among the 10 Richest in the U.S.?

A new report reveals the 10 wealthiest cities in America.
Laura Entis
Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops
Amazon

Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops

The ecommerce powerhouse says will open pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
Regulations

Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.
Laura Entis
Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco
Airbnb

Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.
Laura Entis
Which Is a Better City for Startups, San Francisco or New York City?
Cities

Which Is a Better City for Startups, San Francisco or New York City?

Entrepreneurs, investors and executives weigh in.
Carm Lyman
San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down
Regulations

San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.
Laura Entis
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission
Pivots

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Kate Taylor
San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup
Regulations

San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information.
Laura Entis
Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg
100 Brilliant Companies

Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg

The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing.
Jason Ankeny
Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote
Social Media

Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed (Don't Worry. It's Not What You Think.)
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed (Don't Worry. It's Not What You Think.)

A wax statue of the tech tycoon is available for selfies at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.
Wendy Frink
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
Laura Entis
The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It
Smartphones

The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.
Laura Entis
Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.
Innovation

Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Separate Dropboxes. One for work stuff. One for play stuff. Plus a way to link them together. Why didn't Dropbox think of this earlier?
Kim Lachance Shandrow