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There is no tech bubble in San Francisco. Now what do we do?

There is no tech bubble in San Francisco. Now what do we do?

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of “The Nexus.” The Examiner…

There is no tech bubble in San Francisco. Now what do we do?
The debate over housing, or lack thereof, in San Francisco is complicated enough already without having to compare one side of the debate to Nazis. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

With development activists compared to the ‘alt-right,’ the housing crisis debate jumped the shark

Last week, the nonprofit, progressive digital outlet Truthout published a lengthy article…

The debate over housing, or lack thereof, in San Francisco is complicated enough already without having to compare one side of the debate to Nazis. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Facebook may seem like it is doing the right thing by hiring more moderators to monitor its live-stream, it needs to make sure those moderators are treated right. (Courtesy photo)

In the age of live-streamed murders and rapes, who moderates the moderators?

The “Facebook Live Killer” is dead, but he lives on. While Steve…

Facebook may seem like it is doing the right thing by hiring more moderators to monitor its live-stream, it needs to make sure those moderators are treated right. (Courtesy photo)
After ESPN laid off nearly 100 on-air talent and reporters, sports fans will have to look elsewhere to get their fix. Too bad for ESPN, there are many ways to see free sports. (Courtesy photo)

How the internet — and ESPN — killed ESPN

Last week, ESPN laid off nearly 100 on-air talent and reporters. Despite…

After ESPN laid off nearly 100 on-air talent and reporters, sports fans will have to look elsewhere to get their fix. Too bad for ESPN, there are many ways to see free sports. (Courtesy photo)
Some in the tech community believe that Facebook has too much power and is monopolizing certain online businesses without fear of recrimination. (Courtesy photo)

Facebook pivots from the social network to the networked society

For tech journalists, Facebook’s annual F8 engineering conference is like the Coachella…

Some in the tech community believe that Facebook has too much power and is monopolizing certain online businesses without fear of recrimination. (Courtesy photo)
Y Cominator’s experiment of giving 100 residents of Oakland a universal basic income should be public and transparent. (Courtesy photo)
Y Cominator’s experiment of giving 100 residents of Oakland a universal basic income should be public and transparent. (Courtesy photo)
This San Francisco-based rental auction startup cares not about your housing crisis

This San Francisco-based rental auction startup cares not about your housing crisis

I’ve known about Rentberry since last year when they launched. And until…

This San Francisco-based rental auction startup cares not about your housing crisis
Students at UC Berkeley are positioning themselves to become a rival to Stanford when it comes to startups and entrepreneurship. (Courtesy photo)

The best Silicon Valley class money can’t buy

The door to the auditorium was locked, and the class had already…

Students at UC Berkeley are positioning themselves to become a rival to Stanford when it comes to startups and entrepreneurship. (Courtesy photo)
A Black Friday shopper interacts with Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

As robots take human jobs, Supervisor Kim proposes a “robot tax”

In the past month, robots have been coming over to the Bay…

A Black Friday shopper interacts with Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A taxi’s dashcam caught this self-driving car running a red light on Third Street in December. Uber originally said a human was driving. (Courtesy photo)

With Google’s lawsuit, Uber’s buck may stop here

About a month ago, I met a Lyft driver from Benicia who…

A taxi’s dashcam caught this self-driving car running a red light on Third Street in December. Uber originally said a human was driving. (Courtesy photo)
Samsung executives find themselves embroiled in political scandal and controversy in South Korea after the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. (Courtesy photo)

Samsung’s ‘Trial of the Century’ may impact Silicon Valley — and liberals living in it

As a Korean-American, I am still reeling from South Korean President Park…

Samsung executives find themselves embroiled in political scandal and controversy in South Korea after the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. (Courtesy photo)
A recent article in The Guardian was about two tech workers, who make $1 million between them, having a hard time making ends meet in S.F. (Courtesy photo)

A penny for your thoughts on the six-digit-earning tech workers scraping by

Scraping by to live in San Francisco is something San Franciscans generally…

A recent article in The Guardian was about two tech workers, who make $1 million between them, having a hard time making ends meet in S.F. (Courtesy photo)
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Can anyone save Silicon Valley from itself right now?

There are times when the news cycle in Silicon Valley is so…

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A production worker at the Tesla plant in Fremont wrote a blog post imploring CEO Elon Musk to improve the working conditions there. (Courtesy photo)

Silicon Valley and big labor look to fight it out at Tesla’s Fremont plant

Elon Musk is a dreamer. Whether it be sending rockets into orbit,…

A production worker at the Tesla plant in Fremont wrote a blog post imploring CEO Elon Musk to improve the working conditions there. (Courtesy photo)
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Facebook is not just a media company, it’s a political company

For the last three years, the debate over whether Facebook is a…

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A light generator burns on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesday night during a protest over the scheduled appearance of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. (Courtesy Mikaela Raphael/The Daily Californian)

Collective internet gave Berkeley protests a real-time trial and execution

When the first firework struck the facade of Martin Luther King Jr.…

A light generator burns on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesday night during a protest over the scheduled appearance of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. (Courtesy Mikaela Raphael/The Daily Californian)
Protesters filled the area around Martin Luther King Student Union at UC Berkeley on Wednesday to protest Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited to speak there by the Berkeley College Republicans club. The protest soon turned violent and Yiannopoulos’ speech was canceled. (Seung Y. Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)

UC Berkeley cancels right-wing provocateur’s talk event after protest turns violent

UC Berkeley canceled a controversial talk by Breitbart News editor and alt-right…

Protesters filled the area around Martin Luther King Student Union at UC Berkeley on Wednesday to protest Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited to speak there by the Berkeley College Republicans club. The protest soon turned violent and Yiannopoulos’ speech was canceled. (Seung Y. Lee/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cybersecurity does not seem to be at the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda, being that is still tweeting from his personal phone. (Courtesy photo)

Trump’s cybersecurity practices have been a ‘Sad!’ sight

In his first week as president, Donald Trump has provided fodder for…

Cybersecurity does not seem to be at the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda, being that is still tweeting from his personal phone. (Courtesy photo)
Tech workers aren’t necessarily known for their political activism, but with the election of Donald Trump as president, that may change. (Courtesy photo)

As Trump enters White House, tech workers also take to the streets

In the wave of protests which consumed the Bay Area against Donald…

Tech workers aren’t necessarily known for their political activism, but with the election of Donald Trump as president, that may change. (Courtesy photo)
Food delivery startups are closing down or downsizing as it would seem that the food delivery tech bubble has popped. (Courtesy photo)

As the food delivery bubble pops, will its startups survive 2017?

As I bunkered down in my house during the rainstorm last week,…

Food delivery startups are closing down or downsizing as it would seem that the food delivery tech bubble has popped. (Courtesy photo)