Even crooks are trying to capitalize on this transit-first city.San Francisco resident Demitrius Ware, 35, was arrested on a Muni light rail vehicle Monday on suspicion of robbing two passengers on separate Muni lines, police Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Read More
Where’s Waldo? Thanks to a stolen cellphone’s tracking application, police said, investigators were able to apprehend Waldo Butler, a 21-year-old Vallejo man who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Diamond Heights last week. Read More
Sudha Varadarajan, the founder and head of San Francisco-based Skava, a mobile platform originally launched before smartphones existed, is working with her team to create in-store digital applications for tablets and kiosks, which are transforming the shopping experience. Skava’s clients include six of the nation’s top 30 retailers, such as Gap, Sears and Staples. Earlier this year, Skava launched t.staples.com, the first retail website fully optimized for tablets. Read More
At least 14 thefts were reported in The City on Monday, the majority of which involved crooks going to extreme lengths to steal cellphones, police said.
In one incident, two men broke into a 62-year-old man’s apartment and fled with only a cellphone. Other thefts involved a crook knocking a man unconscious in the 500 block of Market Street before taking his cellphone, and a robber holding up a bicyclist at gunpoint to snatch his mobile phone, police said. Read More
Take a crowded bus to the Mission district or walk a few blocks to get there on BART? Drive down to the Marina, where the parking situation is poor, or hop on a bike?
Those tough travel decisions could soon be made a bit easier by a new phone application that promises real-time information on cost, distance and time estimates for all forms of transportation. Read More