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Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Private bus startup Leap suspends service after the California Public Utilities Commission serves company with cease-and-desist order amid permit dispute   —  Leap Transit shut down by the state for operating illegally  —  The state has forced Leap Transit to halt operations for running its luxury bus line without a permit.
May 20, 2015, 9:50 PMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Over 20K now drive for Uber in the San Francisco Bay Area, more than double from a year ago, company says   —  Uber among region's biggest employers, but company begs to differ  —  More Bay Area residents drive for Uber than bag groceries at Safeway.  In fact, the biggest Bay Area employers are Kaiser …
Apr 15, 2015, 12:20 AMIn context
Kale Williams / San Francisco Chronicle:
Operator of “revenge porn” website sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison in a first-of-its-kind prosecution   —  ‘Revenge porn’ site runner gets 18 years in prison  —  In a first-of-its-kind prosecution, the convicted operator of a “revenge porn” website was sentenced …
Apr 3, 2015, 11:40 PMIn context
Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga, Genentech bus drivers vote to unionize   —  Bus drivers who herd employees to and from the offices of Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga and Genentech voted to join the powerful Teamsters union Friday.  —  Shuttle drivers employed by Compass Transportation voted 104-38 …
Feb 28, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context
Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco's antitech movement has fizzled before it ever really took off   —  Is the antitech movement obsolete?  —  Wearing a pig mask and sequined suit jacket, Amy Gilgan stood outside of Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday night to accept the McMansion award at the second annual Crappys …
Feb 9, 2015, 10:20 PMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
California DMV stops making Uber drivers get commercial license plates; policy review pending   —  DMV to reconsider commercial plates for UberX, Lyft drivers  —  In an abrupt U-turn, the California of Motor Vehicles late Friday night retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber …
Jan 24, 2015, 5:25 PMIn context
Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
App startup founder seeking coverage sends journalist a swag basket including a vibrator, K-Y Jelly, and liquor   —  Tech companies haven't gotten past sexism 1.0  —  A vibrator is seen on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.  —  Tech startups often ply journalists with swag …
Oct 26, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber driver charged in San Francisco after allegedly hitting passenger in the head with a hammer   —  Uber driver accused of hammer attack on San Francisco rider  —  An Uber driver is accused of seriously injuring a passenger by bashing him on the head with a hammer in San Francisco's Bernal …
Sep 26, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
San Francisco Chronicle:
LA and SF district attorneys threaten Uber and Lyft with new legal action, say they're operating illegally   —  S.F., L.A. threaten Uber, Lyft, Sidecar with legal action  —  A black SUV bearing the distinctive “U” logo of the Uber ride-sharing service takes the transit lane on Geary Street …
Sep 25, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Lyft scales back its Lyft Plus service, offering concessions to drivers who bought customized $34K SUVs to participate   —  Lyft Plus changes upset some drivers  —  Some early drivers for Lyft Plus, which Lyft started in May as a premium and larger-capacity ride service …
Sep 22, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context

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