A Tale of Two Cities? A Q&A With Gavin Newsom on San Francisco’s History of “Animus” With Tech.

“Hats off, I want to compliment them, they did more than what I was able to do, but my God, it’s inadequate to the moment and the future that we’re living in.”
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San Francisco Gets Fast, Free Public Wi-Fi on Market Street

San Francisco will (finally) offer free Internet access along the Market Street corridor, from the Embarcadero to the Castro.
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Competition Brings Lyft, Sidecar and Uber Closer to Cloning Each Other

Lyft launches surge pricing, Sidecar says it will stop calling payments “donations.”
Much in common: the main live map screens for Lyft and Uber (to be fair, this is an older version of Uber).

Attention, San Francisco: Uber Is Chauffeuring the Tamale Lady Tonight to Deliver Free Tamales On Demand

Might be a good night to head to Toronado or Zeitgeist.
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San Francisco May Crack Down on Corporate Shuttle Buses (Update)

San Francisco wants tech employee shuttle buses, which have become a symbol of elitism for many residents, to be a little more considerate.
Excerpt from a Stamen Design map of employee bus routes

Uber’s Travis Kalanick on Numbers, Competition and Ambition (Everything but Funding)

Uber has now launched in 35 cities, and revenue is growing 18 percent month over month.
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News Byte

San Francisco and New York City Mayors Team on Tech

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will on Friday announce a technology partnership between their cities. A press conference is scheduled at the offices of Square at 1:30 pm PT, with a livestream here.

Sosh, San Francisco’s Find-Something-to-Do App, Is Now Live in New York

In San Francisco, the site and app have signed up one in eight people between ages 21 and 40.
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Google Glass to Hold Developer Events in Two Weeks

Google today invited the people who signed up for the $1,500 developer edition of its Project Glass wearable computing device to a set of developer events in San Francisco and New York City.
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Independent ISP Tries to Raise $325M on Indiegogo to Launch a Satellite (Kinda)

It’s certainly the largest online crowdfunding campaign I’ve ever seen.
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Reid Hoffman Joins the Exploratorium Board as Science Museum Uproots Itself

Dropbox Summons the Spirit of Its Early Days With Employee Hack Week

Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard

The New York Times Bits Blog Gets a Billboard

Coming Soon: Twitter to Show Off What It’s Building, in Its New Building

UrbanSitter Puts Finding a Babysitter Into Social Context

Twitter Signs Lease to Stay in San Francisco

Posterous Goes Bare: Shows Us All Its Stats

Inside Facebook's Big Move to Menlo Park

I/O Ventures Returns to Train Second Class of Start-Ups

Scribd Raises $13M More for Web Docs

Happy 10th Birthday, Wikipedia! What's Next? (Video)