As the old adage goes, home is where the heart is. Facebook announced today that Facebook Home will now be on your Android phone after it launches on April 12. Read More
The rush of money into city political campaigns was not just limited to candidates. Campaigns for several San Francisco ballot measures had price tags in the neighborhood of $1 million.
Based on recent filings with the Ethics Commission, the largest spending on ballot measures was for the $195 million parks bond and on the measure to replace San Francisco’s business payroll tax with a tax on gross receipts. Both campaign war chests were about $1 million. Read More
Phone records will be released in relation to suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s alleged attempt to stop a neighbor from talking to police about a violent incident with his wife. But the contents of that communication will remain unknown.
Judge Harold Kahn on Tuesday ruled that Mayor Ed Lee and the City Attorney’s Office will be able to subpoena AT&T’s records to be used in Mirkarimi’s ongoing official misconduct hearings before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
Data service on AT&T may be about to get faster.
The national wireless network announced Thursday that it has launched its 4G LTE network in San Francisco. The new network will offer compatible devices faster speeds, faster response times and more efficiency, the company said. Read More
When Rabbi Pinchas Lipner learned a neighbor to his Orthodox Jewish school wanted to put AT&T Wireless antennas on its roof and that the public hearing on the matter was scheduled on a Jewish holiday, he sounded the alarm.
The hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday, the first day of Sukkot, an eight-day holiday during which Orthodox Jews do not drive or ride in vehicles. Read More
Thousands of opera lovers are expected to head to AT&T Park Sunday afternoon for a live simulcast of a San Francisco Opera performance of Puccini's 'Turandot.'The production at the War Memorial Opera House will be transmitted to AT&T Park's Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision Scoreboard, which is approximately 103-feet wide, according to organizers. Read More
Community groups in San Francisco filed a lawsuit Wednesday to top AT & T from installing 726 4-foot by 4-foot utility boxes.
The telecommunication company plans to install the boxes throughout San Francisco as it has done in other California cities to establish its new technology known as U-Verse, which would bring competition to cable provider Comcast. Read More
Two window washers are lucky to be alive after part of a scaffolding gave way and left them dangling 14 stories high on a Mission Bay apartment building Thursday morning.
Passersby gasped as fire crews rushed to the building at 300 Berry St. just after 8:30 a.m. The scaffolding hung vertically, but the workers did not fall because they were wearing harnesses, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
Persistence paid off for AT&T on Tuesday after a plan to install hundreds of 4-foot-high boxes around The City was approved.
In 2008, the telecommunications company proposed installing 850 boxes in San Francisco to bring customers digital TV, high-speed Internet and digital home-phone service. But it abandoned its effort amid opposition. The company returned with a scaled-down proposal to install 726 boxes. Read More
AT&T showed off a recent cell site upgrade to the network that serves the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco, and representatives said the neighborhood will benefit. “People don’t just want to talk -- they want to connect,” said AT&T spokesman John Britton.AT&T representatives said the upgrades would enhance mobile broadband coverage to the area. Read More