What do Mayor Ed Lee and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They both can count Sean Parker as an early investor in their dreams. Parker, the young tech investor played by Justin Timberlake in the film about Facebook’s origins, “The Social Network,” donated $100,000 to an independent campaign committee supporting Lee for mayor, records show. Read More
During a brief but significant brain freeze some months back, I agreed to organize a school reunion because I was fingered as a guy with some information acumen.
What I discovered instead was a new but rare species in modern society — an introverted collection of the tech adverse, a legion of social network Amish.
How I envy them, free from the entanglement of digital circuitry and global satellite technology, blissfully unaware of a life full of missed connections. Read More
San Francisco may not have a Wall Street but it has a Market Street, which is where protesters are currently taking their cause.
Occupy Wall Street -- the organization behind the ongoing protests in New York City -- has officially spread to The City, with people gathering Thursday in the Financial District to rally against big banks. Read More
A man who was killed riding his motorcycle Tuesday evening through a county park near Woodside has been identified, according to the coroner’s office.The motorcyclist was identified as Stewart Sutter, 32, of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office. Read More
It’s a staggering but true fact: sultry R&B diva Rihanna is the No. 1 female artist on Facebook, with (cough, choke) over 45 million faithful followers.
Now that’s a fan base. Read More
Facebook Live -- the social networking site's live-streaming TV show -- may get a bump in viewership Thursday afternoon during an online discussion with one of TV's most famous personalities.
Oprah Winfrey is set to visit Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto on Thursday for a 1:30 p.m. online chat session, according to a Facebook Live event page. Read More
Bob Blanchard, the owner of the San Francisco plumbing shop Mr. Rooter, is educating kids that toys shouldn’t be flushed. Mr. Rooter recently launched a Facebook game to help. Check it out at www.facebook.com/mrrootercorporation.What are you guys trying to teach kids with this game? We’re trying to raise awareness for what toys are really meant to be used for. Read More
A new website and Facebook page urges people to send in their horror stories about being slapped with parking tickets in The City, with four lucky winners having their tickets paid for by a group called San Francisco Small Business Owners for Fairness. Read More
Police in Menlo Park are investigating three separate thefts of copper wiring this month from the future headquarters of Facebook.
On June 17, construction crews reported that more than 1,000 pounds of copper wiring was taken from one of nine vacant buildings on the 57-acre campus, located at 312 Constitution Drive, police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said.
It is believed that the wiring was extracted sometime between June 7 and June 13, Acker said. Read More
Hoosier daddy? John Hiatt is! Folks might have forgotten that the now-legendary Nashville tunesmith was actually born and bred in the homey hamlet of Indianapolis, where nothing but that yearly auto race ever really happens (trust us — we know). Read More