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Many employees in Pinterest’s San Francisco office are working on a hybrid schedule.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Big Tech goes back to the office, and a worker shares her perspective

‘I thought everyone would be itching to come back. But I was wrong.’

  • Jul 2, 2021

 

Income from Shared Spaces will provide financial resources to the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency, according to its director, Jeffrey Tumlin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA director says Shared Spaces serves transit agency’s financial interest

$10.6 million price tag for program raises concerns among transit agency’s board members

 

The Planning Commission on Thursday approved office projects at 474 Bryant and 77 Stillman streets, depicted in renderings above. (Courtesy photo)

New office buildings approved in South of Market

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved two seven-story office buildings on…

 

Office buildings loomed over a mostly empty Front Street in the Financial District in March. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Downtown office vacancies remain high, but interest in leasing may be rebounding

Dropping rents may draw in new, smaller tenants even as some large companies stick to remote work

Office buildings loomed over a mostly empty Front Street in the Financial District in March. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Act survives tight vote from Planning Commission

Desire to act quickly wins out, moving sweeping changes in regulations one step closer to approval

Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A court case involving a defective hoverboard maintains that Amazon sells products, and is more than a platform for buyers and sellers. (Shutterstock)

Amazon should be liable for product-related damages

Online giant should purchase insurance so innocent consumers aren’t left devastated

A court case involving a defective hoverboard maintains that Amazon sells products, and is more than a platform for buyers and sellers. (Shutterstock)
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Salesforce is said to explore acquisition of Slack

By Nabila Ahmed, Nico Grant and Liana Baker Bloomberg News Salesforce.com Inc.…

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A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco talks robot tax

Following the recent advice of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Supervisor Jane Kim…

A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
High-speed internet is installed in the Mission-Duboce area on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Joshua Sabatini/S.F. Examiner)

SF may permit micro-trenching for fiber optic internet providers

San Francisco’s access to high-speed fiber optic internet service may increase under…

High-speed internet is installed in the Mission-Duboce area on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Joshua Sabatini/S.F. Examiner)
Van Jones, President of Dream Corps (Photo: Van Jones)

Second Chance Summit helps businesses employ formerly incarcerated workers

A conference on Thursday will assist San Francisco businesses with the ins…

Van Jones, President of Dream Corps (Photo: Van Jones)

Unemployment rates in Bay Area below state average

The unemployment rate in all nine Bay Area counties was below the…

As the business world in San Francisco continues to evolve, the Chamber of Commerce is tailoring its programs to best meet the demands of the community. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bridging the gap between tech and traditional business

It’s an incredible time to be connected with San Francisco’s diverse and…

As the business world in San Francisco continues to evolve, the Chamber of Commerce is tailoring its programs to best meet the demands of the community. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Macy's men's store is seen on Stockton Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, August 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Macy’s in negotiations to sell flagship Union Square men’s store

Officials with Macy's are in negotiations to sell their flagship men's store…

Macy's men's store is seen on Stockton Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, August 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s tech tax fails to make November ballot

San Francisco’s short-lived tech tax proposal for the November ballot was officially…

Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The theme of this year’s ForecastSF is Sustainable San Francisco, which emphasizes the need to be smart in our expansion to support all types of businesses and develop in economically, socially and environmentally healthy ways. (Courtesy photo)

ForecastSF: Sustainable San Francisco

At the cutting edge of the world’s knowledge-based economy, the San Francisco…

The theme of this year’s ForecastSF is Sustainable San Francisco, which emphasizes the need to be smart in our expansion to support all types of businesses and develop in economically, socially and environmentally healthy ways. (Courtesy photo)
Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 — a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people — on April 25 in Raleigh, N.C. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

San Francisco business won’t tolerate hateful policies

San Francisco has a rich history of inclusiveness, and the San Francisco…

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 — a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people — on April 25 in Raleigh, N.C. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
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Armory granted permit despite opposition from neighbors

The San Francisco Armory won a permit to begin operating as a…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

City planners cite challenges in proposed law to regulate chain store subsidiaries

San Francisco is looking to regulate chain store subsidiaries the same way…

Rolling Out Cafe owner Bruno Tse plans to begin construction in January of a curbside parklet, the first of it's kind in the Parkside neighborhood. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Baker builds parklet to revitalize business

Construction on the first parklet in The City’s Parkside neighborhood is set…

Rolling Out Cafe owner Bruno Tse plans to begin construction in January of a curbside parklet, the first of it's kind in the Parkside neighborhood. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco kicking out longtime Bayview greenhouse businesses

Three Bayview plant nursery businesses dating back to the 1980s have until…

The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)