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Muni testing mobile ticketing app for select riders

Later this year, Muni riders will be able to pay for the…

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Scoot has been granted temporary permission to park the company's vehicles in neighborhoods by the SFMTA. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Scoot, SFMTA reach agreement on neighborhood parking

Earlier this month, a parking permit scuffle between transportation company Scoot and…

Scoot has been granted temporary permission to park the company's vehicles in neighborhoods by the SFMTA. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Scooting to nowhere: SF parking permits may halt expansion of tech transit company

Technology’s changing the face of transportation — Uber is as commonplace as…

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Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Teamsters face first roadblock in unionizing shuttle drivers

Two years ago, San Francisco’s eviction crisis spurred the first Google bus…

Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission has approved a skybridge for the rear of the Twitter headquarters to connect it with another building. (Rendering Courtesy of Transparent House)

Twitter ‘skybridge’ approved by Planning Commission

Developers have been given the green light by the Planning Commission to…

The Planning Commission has approved a skybridge for the rear of the Twitter headquarters to connect it with another building. (Rendering Courtesy of Transparent House)
In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP photo)

Uber, Lyft argue new regulations will stifle business models

Innovation is at the heart of the so-called sharing economy, and now…

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP photo)
Joel Engardio/ Special to the S.F. ExaminerArthur Bretschneider

S.F. startup is not your grandma's Snapchat

It's easy to forget that hippies and gays were originally despised as…

Joel Engardio/ Special to the S.F. ExaminerArthur Bretschneider
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Examiner tried out six apps popular with riders and found which ones provided the best service or were a late arrival.

How do you know when Muni is coming?

Muni’s on-time performance is all over the map, and The City’s hundreds…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Examiner tried out six apps popular with riders and found which ones provided the best service or were a late arrival.
Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerA new co-working space called 1920C has been up and running since April 1 on the second floor of 950 Grant Ave.

New co-working space in Chinatown might violate SF laws

A new co-working space on Grant Avenue in Chinatown has drawn foul…

Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerA new co-working space called 1920C has been up and running since April 1 on the second floor of 950 Grant Ave.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlon Gutman stands outside of The Park Hotel at 1040 Folsom Street as he speaks to a construction worker

Residents moving out of violation-plagued SF tech communes

On a lightly rainy evening last week, a handful of residents at…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlon Gutman stands outside of The Park Hotel at 1040 Folsom Street as he speaks to a construction worker
Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.

Some tech communes in SF play by the rules

The Negev tech communes may be among the most violation-filled operations of…

Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERDana McCallum exits the San Francisco Hall of Justice on Tuesday after taking a plea deal in a rape case involving her wife.

Transgender Twitter engineer takes plea deal in rape case involving wife

A Twitter engineer and transgender activist on Tuesday pleaded guilty to two…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERDana McCallum exits the San Francisco Hall of Justice on Tuesday after taking a plea deal in a rape case involving her wife.
PAUL SAKUMA/AP file photoThe Mayor’s Office Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program — which has been questioned due to the relationship with tech startups — introduced an app for the blind at San Francisco International Airport.

New SFO app for blind travelers born out of controversial city program

A new smartphone app has put San Francisco International Airport at the…

PAUL SAKUMA/AP file photoThe Mayor’s Office Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program — which has been questioned due to the relationship with tech startups — introduced an app for the blind at San Francisco International Airport.

School’s out so let’s get tech in the classroom

Students in the San Francisco Unified School District recently started their summer…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe average price of a hotel room in The City has risen by almost 40 percent in the past five years

Economic boom, visitor demand drive SF hotel room prices to highest-ever

There's room at the inn in San Francisco, but it will cost…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe average price of a hotel room in The City has risen by almost 40 percent in the past five years
courtesy @atifatif/TwitterMcDonald's mid-Market office space opened on June 4.

McDonald's moves in to mid-Market, sets up digital office near Twitter HQ

Fast-food chain McDonald's is the latest company to set up shop in…

courtesy @atifatif/TwitterMcDonald's mid-Market office space opened on June 4.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon

SF district attorney announces drop in cell phone thefts, kill switch in Android and Windows phones

In a joint press conference with the New York attorney general today,…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon
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Bill to limit Ellis Act evictions moves to Senate floor

Legislation proposed by State Senator Mark Leno that would limit Ellis Act…

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courtesy photoTech experts joined the San Francisco District Attorney's Office on July 18

SF lawmaker's smartphone kill switch bill fails to pass California Senate

A bill that would have forced phone manufacturers to install a mandatory…

courtesy photoTech experts joined the San Francisco District Attorney's Office on July 18
EVAN DUCHARME/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOPictured: Twitter's Market Street headquarters. Not pictured: a giant pot cloud

San Francisco job creation outpaces most states since start of Great Recession

San Francisco's tech-driven economic boom has outstripped the majority of the country…

EVAN DUCHARME/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOPictured: Twitter's Market Street headquarters. Not pictured: a giant pot cloud