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San Francisco

Google

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Address Bay Area Housing Crisis

Over the next decade, Google plans to convert $750 million of its land from commercial to residential, paving the way for 15,000 new homes.

6 Tips for Starting a Business That's an Instant Hit With Locals

Looking to start a business that resonates with locals? Take a cue from Proper Hospitality co-founder Brian De Lowe, who makes sure each of his new hotels authentically reflects its community.

Judge Rejects Airbnb's Bid to Halt San Francisco Ordinance

The San Francisco ordinance, enacted in August, makes it illegal for Airbnb to collect fees for providing booking services for rentals that had not been properly registered with the city.

6 Regions Where Tech Jobs Boom the Housing Is Scary Expensive

Tech companies bidding for coveted talent are indirectly driving housing costs higher than most people can easily afford.

Apple Unveils New Store Design

The goal of the new look is to give shoppers the experience of setting foot in the headquarters of the company.

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New Report Labels Boston a Better Hub for Startups Than San Francisco

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Google Glass-Based Startup Raises $17 Million in Funding

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San Francisco Demands Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Business Licenses

Not only are these licenses not free, but you'll be charged for years you previously drove without one.
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Smokers Get Burned When it Comes to Payday

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Uber

Uber Agrees to Cough Up $10 Million to Settle California Suit on Misleading Customers

'It sends a clear message to all businesses, and to startups in particular, that in the quest to quickly obtain market share laws designed to protect consumers cannot be ignored,' San Francisco DA says.
San Francisco

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Mandate Paid Parental Leave

The unanimously approved law allows parents to receive their full salary for six weeks, beginning in 2017.
San Francisco

San Francisco Rent Is So Insane, This Guy Lives in a Box for $508 a Month

This illustrator tapped his creativity to create 'a solution that works for me.'

While many other U.S. cities are home to startups, San Francisco is commonly regarded as the flagship city for technology startups, thanks to its proximity to Silicon Valley. It is also one of wealthiest and most educated cities in the United States.