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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
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Rand Paul opening an office in SF, a sign he may court Silicon Valley for a presidential run   —  Eye on presidency?  Sen. Rand Paul to open office in Bay Area  —  Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the state GOP convention in Los Angeles.  His plan to set up an office in the Bay Area may indicate a run for president.
Sep 22, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Some say Larry Ellison's new role is merely a title change, a point that Oracle's statement partially confirms   —  Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle but remains in charge  —  Larry Ellison, a Silicon Valley pioneer known as one of its most flamboyant and aggressive leaders …
Sep 18, 2014, 9:55 PMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF Planning Commission toughens, clears proposed regulation of Airbnb-like short-term rentals   —  S.F. planners support, toughen ‘Airbnb law’  —  Supervisor David Chiu's who proposed the Airbnb legislation arrives at the Planning Commission meeting to hear public comment at the weekly meeting …
Aug 9, 2014, 7:50 AMIn context
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
NFL teams will use heavily modified Surface tablets on the sidelines to view and annotate photos of opponents' formations   —  NFL players to use tablet computers during games  —  NFL adds tablet computers, secure wireless networks to assist players, coaches and officials during games [ …
Aug 3, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Medical marijuana delivery service Eaze launches in SF, hoping to be the “Uber of pot”   —  Medical marijuana users link to delivery services with Eaze  —  Deliveries will be free for patients, with driver fees and Eaze paid by dispensaries in exchange for gaining new business.
Jul 31, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
University of California considers barring employees from using Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, cites concerns over liability, regulation   —  UC may bar traveling workers from using Uber, Lyft, Airbnb  —  The University of California is considering barring employees on business trips from staying in Airbnb rentals …
Jun 28, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context

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