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France sieges: hostages hid in refrigerators and cardboard boxes

From the father who hid his toddler inside a supermarket refrigerator to the employee who texted tactical information to police from beneath a sink, authorities praised the quick instincts of survivors in the sieges that gripped France on Friday.<p>At the printing business north-east of Paris one …

Samsung mocks the iPhone 6 before it's even announced

Screen size envy is Samsung's latest Apple attack<p>No one knows for sure if Apple really is announcing a bigger iPhone, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking yet another jab at its rival. The company's derisive new commercial shows a man excitedly commenting on rumors about the upcoming iPhone …

Comcast's customer losses are slowing, which is no surprise since it's so hard to leave

Even as cable giant Comcast tries to get bigger by absorbing Time Warner Cable, its own revenue grew in the last quarter to $16.8 billion, up 3.5 percent from last year, and net income hit $1.99 billion. The most important number for a subscription business though is how many customers it has, and …

AT&T has been unsuccessful in kicking customers off their unlimited plans

nbcbayarea<p>AT&T eliminated their unlimited data plans for new customers in 2010. A year later, AT&T told those customers with an unlimited data plan that they would have their plans throttled if they consumed enough data to put them in the top 5 percent of the heaviest data users in a billing period.<p>…

Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.<p>The wireless giant announced a new program this week called "Smart Rewards" that offers customers credit card-style perks like discounts for shopping, travel and dining. You …

WSJ: Apple Ordering 70-80 Million Units of iPhone 6 For Fall Launch

- Jul 22, 2014<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is asking its partners to manufacture between 70 and 80 million units combined of the …

What $1 million buys you in S.F.

As SFGate reported last week, the city’s median sales price has hit seven figures, according to DataQuick. It’s the first time any Bay Area county has reached the $1-million median mark. (For the Bay Area as a whole, the median price was $618K.)<p>Obviously, what that million dollars buys you depends …

Man napping in San Francisco dumpster survives being tossed into garbage compactor

A homeless man who fell asleep in a dumpster and then was tossed into the back of a garbage truck Tuesday morning has a San Francisco sanitation worker to thank for getting him out of the rig before the compactor plates pressed down.<p>Mike Jones, a 20-year Recology employee, was making his usual …

17 Crazy Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually True

Some of facts of history, science, geography, and math are so crazy that they sound bogus — but they’re actually completely true.<p>In a recent Quora thread, a user asked, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like ‘BS,’ but are actually true?”<p>Below are some of our (verified) …

BART starts enforcing ban on stretching out at Powell Street

BART police on Monday began enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs extended at the busy Powell Street Station and said they plan to expand the crackdown systemwide.<p>The enforcement action, which involved as many as nine BART police officers Monday, is a safety measure intended to …

Fake cop allegedly targeted immigrant men for sexual assaults

Security guard exploited limited-English immigrant men for sexual assaults, police say<p>A licensed security guard from San Francisco posed as a police officer in an effort to sexually assault recent Central American immigrants, authorities said Monday.<p>Jeffrey Bugai, 35, persuaded at least two men …

Hotel developer gobbles up McDonald's site near AT&T Park

Hotel beds may replace Big Macs at the busy McDonald's on Third Street just up the block from AT&T Park, the latest in what is shaping up to be a new wave of hospitality development in the city, especially in areas where tech is located.<p>Stonebridge Corp., a Colorado hotel development firm, is …