Liz Gannes

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San Francisco Tweet: Tax Break For Twitter

Late Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to approve a policy that would exempt certain companies from payroll taxes on new employees if the firms locate within two struggling neighborhoods of the city. The policy, up for a final vote next week, is seen specifically as an incentive to keep Twitter in town by saving it an estimated $22 million over six years. The exemption would allow the growing company to proceed with its plans for a big, rehabbed headquarters in the rough Mid-Market neighborhood. And if you’re picturing gritty chic, forget it–right now, it’s just gritty.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus