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Reasons Why San Francisco Is the Worst Place Ever

San Francisco is now the home of the most aggressively irritating douchebags in America. It didn't used to be this way. SF used to be a cool place to live. Now, it's just a breeding ground for shitty dudes.<p>2014 is slowly turning into the "Year of San Francisco." The East Coast media in America has …

How private tech industry buses became a symbol of the economic divide in San Francisco

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>The national battle over inequality, the rich vs. the rest of the population, has taken a curious turn in the San Francisco Bay Area, …

Silicon Valley

Is San Francisco losing its soul?

Poet and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti came to San Francisco in 1951 because he heard it was a great place to be a bohemian. He settled in the Italian working-class neighbourhood of North Beach with its cheap rents and European ambience. And before long he put the city on the world's …

A San Francisco Woman Claims She Was Attacked for Wearing Google Glass

2013 was a lost year for tech

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google …

Tech buses blocked, vandalized in protests

For the second time in two weeks, protesters angry with tech-boom gentrification in the Bay Area surrounded and temporarily blocked corporate shuttle buses full of tech workers — both in San Francisco and Oakland. This go-round, however, some activists apparently became destructive.<p>A window was …

Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock, the Boing Boing interview

<b>BB: The book's title is a riff on Alvin Toffler's classic 1970 book "Future Shock." He used that phrase to describe the feeling of "too much change</b> …

Bay Watched

How San Francisco’s new entrepreneurial culture is changing the country.<p>The way to meet up with Johnny Hwin, one of the best-connected kids in San Francisco, is to stand at the garage door of a small repair shop in the iffy section of the Mission District and dial his cell phone until it stops …

Rebecca Solnit · Diary: Google Invades

Other days I think of them as the company buses by which the coal miners get deposited at the minehead, and the work schedule involved would make a …

San Francisco

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CalExit gets all the headlines, but the stubborn New England states are home to plenty of secessionist tendencies, too.

New England

The Rise and Rise and Rise of SXSW

“Networking into the Abyss,” my article about SXSW Interactive and Silicon Valley techno-utopianism, is now up at The Baffler (it came out in print …