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An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag…

An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Mark Woodward, CEO of Invoca, is the latest tech worker to suffer backlash after voicing his disdain for the Bay Area’s lower-income population. (Courtesy photo)

Another tech CEO in hot water for insensitive comments

Tech CEO Mark Woodward appears to be the latest leader in the…

Mark Woodward, CEO of Invoca, is the latest tech worker to suffer backlash after voicing his disdain for the Bay Area’s lower-income population. (Courtesy photo)
California jurors beware: Commenting about a case on social media or researching it on the Internet may soon cost you as much as $1,500. (Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

California jurors misusing the Internet could face fines

Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or…

California jurors beware: Commenting about a case on social media or researching it on the Internet may soon cost you as much as $1,500. (Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

Sean Parker launches cancer research institute in SF

Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and first president of Facebook, announced…

Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to consider changes to ‘Google bus’ program

The future of the “Google bus” program may no longer include the…

Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that "pretty soon" multiple new emotions will be added to the social network throughout the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’

It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways…

After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that "pretty soon" multiple new emotions will be added to the social network throughout the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Sebastian Sobczak, CEO of Tsu.co, poses for a photo in his company's New York office. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Facebook lifts ban on content from rival social network Tsu

Facebook has lifted a ban that blocked material from Tsu.co, a small…

In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Sebastian Sobczak, CEO of Tsu.co, poses for a photo in his company's New York office. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Lobby of the new San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFGH prepares to open new $1 billion trauma center

Staff members this week were putting final touches on the new $1…

Lobby of the new San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Sebastian Sobczak, CEO of Tsu.co, poses in his company's New York office.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

After poking Facebook, life ain’t easy for a site named Tsu

Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up…

Sebastian Sobczak, CEO of Tsu.co, poses in his company's New York office.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid in California

The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be…

Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)

In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman…

This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)
From left, Bayview residents Julius Crane, Tyra Fennell and Xan DeVoss are working

Reconciling Gayview and Bayview pride

A nation with same-sex marriage and a South Carolina without a Confederate…

From left, Bayview residents Julius Crane, Tyra Fennell and Xan DeVoss are working
An unidentified 11-year-old girl looks at Facebook on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, June 4, 2012.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Facebook should not care about ‘real’ names

I have a strict policy: I will not be friends with your…

An unidentified 11-year-old girl looks at Facebook on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, June 4, 2012.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
The SF ExaminerSome protestors claim Facebook's authentic name policy allows bigots to target drag queens

Drag queens throw shade at Facebook, protest HQ

In high heels, feather boas and nun habits, the Sisters of Perpetual…

The SF ExaminerSome protestors claim Facebook's authentic name policy allows bigots to target drag queens
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerDrag queens and supporters protest at Facebook's authentic-name policy at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park

Live coverage of #MyNameIs protest at Facebook headquarters

Last year, Facebook came under fire from local drag queens when its…

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerDrag queens and supporters protest at Facebook's authentic-name policy at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park
Eric Risberg/2014 AP File PhotoDrag queen star Roma and other supporters of the #MyNameIs campaign are planning to protest at Facebook headquarters June 1.

On Guard: What made SF Pride change its mind on Facebook’s parade sponsorship?

If you're a high-profile donor to San Francisco Pride, you might be…

Eric Risberg/2014 AP File PhotoDrag queen star Roma and other supporters of the #MyNameIs campaign are planning to protest at Facebook headquarters June 1.
Paul Sakuma/ap file photoFacebook is pushing for higher pay for its janitors
Paul Sakuma/ap file photoFacebook is pushing for higher pay for its janitors
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who…

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof

Still got it: Facebook mobile ad revenue continues to surge

Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as…

AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof
AP Photo/Eric RisbergCEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference Wednesday

Facebook's Messenger app adding more ways to connect

Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergCEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference Wednesday