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So Far, So Good With Cloud Computing, But Executives Are Still Nervous

Let’s face it, the cloud will never be risk-free, and there is no shortage of glitches that erupt in in the cloud computing space. Unfortunately, service outages, security flaws and performance issues come with the territory. It’s also important to remember that outages, security flaws and …

Cybersecurity

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

Los Angeles Is The Latest City With A Housing Crisis

When commentators discuss the U.S. cities with the least-affordable housing, they rarely mention Los Angeles. While dense coastal ones like New York, San Francisco, and Boston are considered exclusive, L.A. is sooner associated with the cheap and sprawling cities of the Sunbelt. This description …

A 6-Step Survival Guide For Non-Technical Founders

<b>Learning:</b><p>Translate your ideas into something visual. It’ll not only help everyone you’re working with but also help you to clearly see how your vision can become reality.<p>3) Master the art of giving good feedback<p>“The homepage icons are too big.”<p>“I want our customers to be able invite team members on …

The rent is too damn high: what we mean when we talk about 'affordable housing'

The rent, as the slogan goes, is too damn high. The one issue almost anyone who lives in an Australian city can agree on is that the price of housing is high, too high to be fair, too inaccessible to allow for economic justice. Almost everyone, from Coag to your local council, agrees that improving …

Housing

Warehouse-to-Condo Conversion at 72 Townsend Tops Out

After six years of waiting, 72 Townsend finally kicked off construction last February, and now, a little less than a year later, the building has topped out. The design was led by SB Architects and <b>combined a historic low-rise structure with 74 new housing units up above</b>. The low-rise was first …

South Beach

India On The Verge Of A Tech 'Gold Rush'

The technology industry's new Bay Area hub may be pretty far from San Francisco. The Bay of Bengal is shaping up to be the next hot startup market.<p>Highly skilled Indian tech workers -- some unable to get U.S. work visas -- are returning home from the United States or leaving Indian divisions of …

You Might Be Living In The Next Silicon Valley

First it was Pittsburgh and the Steel City. Then it was Detroit, with its assembly line of Fords. Now, the Bay Area is the king of U.S. modern industry, home to tech giants, startups and venture capitalists from near and far.<p>But what does that mean for the rest of America? Sure, other cities such …

Zagat releases 2015 San Francisco survey results: Kokkari, Danko on top - Inside Scoop SF

<b>Zagat</b> has released its annual survey results for San Francisco and the Bay Area — but you won’t see any of the new 2015 editions of the little red pamphlet on bookshelves or Amazon.<p>For the first time, the Google-owned Zagat doesn’t appear to be releasing a printed book version of its San Francisco …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Where Is Homeownership Within Reach Of The Middle Class And Millennials?

<i>Despite high household incomes, San Francisco is the least affordable metro, with just 15% of homes within reach of the middle class. Affordability has deteriorated over the past year in Austin and Miami. The most affordable markets are near the Great Lakes.</i><p>Where can the middle class bear the cost …

Bay Area home prices cool off just a bit

Maybe, just maybe, there are limits to what people will pay to live near San Francisco Bay.<p>Red-hot home prices in the Bay Area are showing signs of pleateauing, according to new figures out Thursday. The median price of a house in the nine-county region ticked down a bit in October to $601,000, its …

8 Things to Remember When You Buy Pants

Worthwhile advice from some of the sharpest minds in menswear.<p><b>We all love a good coat</b>, dinner jacket, tailored shirt, or cashmere sweater. But all of the above are nothing if your bottom half looks a bit neglected.<p>You need get your pants right, and it's trickier than you might think.<p>To help you get …

Southland housing market mellows as sales fall, price growth slows

The Southern California housing market took a step back last month, as home sales fell and price gains slowed. But homeowners shouldn't despair and would-be buyers might even rejoice, analysts say.<p>The slowdown signals a housing market that is continuing to normalize, potentially helping more …

Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived | Inc.com

There's a reason HBO called its TV-series parody of startup culture <i>Silicon Valley</i> and not <i>Utah</i>. Silicon Valley, in every sense, is still where it's at, if the "it" in question is a preponderance of venture-capital-backed tech startups. Take, for example, these VC stats, courtesy of the Associated …

Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.<p>Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your …

Today in Gear: November 7, 2014

<b>SurfacePad for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus</b><br>The new SurfacePad guards the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus like mithril without bulging out of your pocket. Made of …

Jaguar joins the Bloodhound gang planning to break the land speed record

The Bloodhound SSC is a car unlike any other. Shaped like a wingless airplane and powered by a Typhoon jet engine <i>plus</i> a custom-designed rocket, it can push out the equivalent of 135,000hp and will eventually achieve speeds in excess of 1,000mph.<p>The first attempt at breaking the world land speed …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades,<p>Jerry Brownwill begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive.<p>On Wednesday morning in the Capitol, he sketched out an agenda that …

California Just Became the First State to Defelonize Drug Use

The Golden State has been an archetype of the United States' prison boom since the war on drugs began, but now it's joining the mass incarceration reform wave.<p>On Tuesday, Californians voted on ballot proposals surrounding issues like water supply, health insurance, and state budget reform. But none …

These California cities use the most water per person

Northern Californians and Southern Californians have long fought over culture (Berkeley vs. Beverly Hills), sports (Giants vs. Dodgers), politics …

Results mixed on California soda taxes, fracking, marijuana measures

Here is a breakdown of some big issues facing California cities and counties and how they fared in Tuesday's election:<p><b>Soda tax</b><p><b>Background:</b> Measures were on the ballot in San Francisco and Berkeley to levy taxes on sodas and other sugary beverages that officials say contribute to health problems, …

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5 Best Sophisticated Men's Deodorants

Apparently, finding a good deodorant that does the job can be a sweat inducing task. So much so, that some guys resort to buying cheap and heavily …