All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘San Francisco’

Stolen Yacht Washes Ashore in Northern California

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of an 82-foot yacht earlier this week. The three people, all of them over the age of 50, were arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy. The yacht, named the “Darling” was found grounded on a sandbar off the coast of Pacifica, …

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Rare Tiger Born at San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo this week announced that a rare sumatran tiger cub was born on Sunday, February 10. The cub hasn’t been named yet and even its gender won’t be known for some time. It is currently spending time bonding with its mother, Leanne, at the Lion House in the Zoo. The cub’s father, Larry, is continuing to live …

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Kaepernicking Craze: Move Over, Tebow

When Tim Tebow knelt on the field to pray in front of thousands of fans, he inadvertently caused a craze known as “Tebowing”. It essentially went viral in the real world, sweeping football fans everywhere as they emulated the young player. But now a new fad is in town, and it all started when 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick flexed his …

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David Akers Ties Field Goal Record

David Akers was as shocked as everyone else yesterday when a kick he sent down the field flew 63 yards and through the uprights, tying an NFL record. The kick came at the end of the first half of the 49ers game against Green Bay and helped San Francisco secure a lead to win the match 30-22. But at first …

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eBay Now Lets Users Get Items Within An Hour

eBay is testing a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Presumably, if successful, it will expand to more areas. Merchants in the test group (which includes Postmates, TaskRabbit and Uber) can reportedly offer the service to customers for $5. Owen Thomas at Business Insider has a step-by-step look at how it works, after making a purchase …

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Matt Cain Pitches First Perfect Game In Giants History

The San Francisco Giants have a long and illustrious past. They were the first franchise to get to 10,000 wins. They were once so good they refused to play in the World Series because they “considered the new American League as little more than a minor league.” They are the team responsible for “The Shot Heard Round The World” which …

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Identified Raises $21 Million in Series B Funding has managed to secure $21 million in series B funding after already raising a $1.5 million Series A financing. The site, which is the fastest growing career site for young professionals, had VantagePoint Capital Partners and Capricorn Investment Group co-lead the round with participation from notable previous investors including Tim Draper, Bill Draper and Innovation Endeavors. As a condition …

Read More Reaches 10 Million Registered Users

Just 8 months after it launched, has reached the 10 million registered user mark! The Facebook-based professional networking platform had only 2 million registered users in March so it is growing leaps and bounds. It is growing so fast that hey also just announced that they are moving to the San Francisco neighborhood of China Basin which is home …

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Bay To Breakers Celebrates 101st Anniversary

(image) One of the oldest continuos footrace held in the world just celebrated its 101st anniversary on Sunday. It is also the weirdest and most bizarre footrace in the world. The Bay to Breakers footrace started in 1912 as a way for people to relieve stress from the recent 1906 quake that completely wrecked the city. The devastation from the …

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GoPago Treats San Francisco to Innovative Mobile Payment Service

There’s no doubt the future of payments exists in our mobile devices and GoPago is another great example of how mobile technology is bringing innovation to the marketplace. San Francisco businesses and customers alike are being treated to something new and different that adds value for everyone involved. Have you ever dreamed of a dining out experience where everything is …

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Robot Rumble/Dance-Off at RoboGames 2012

Every year robots from around the world come to San Fancisco, California to compete in the worlds largest robot competition, the RoboGames. Robots compete in over 50 events including combat, hockey, walking humanoids, fire-fighting, and sumo. The event is open to anyone and everyone, as long as you have a robot. You will most likely be ostracized for getting a …

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Matt Cain Becomes Richest Right Hander In MLB History

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants has signed a 5 year $112.5 million contract extension that will keep him in the black and orange through the 2017 season. The deal is the largest in history for a right hander destroying the previous high of $105 million signed by Kevin Brown in 1998. The guaranteed money includes a $5 million …

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Google I/O Registration Is Now Open

Google I/O is one of the biggest developer events of the year and for good reason. It’s a place where developers can learn what Google is up to this year while learning from each other in a developer-centric environment. If you’re interested in the future of Google or just coding in general, the Google I/O registration is now open. You …

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Alex Smith Interviews With Miami Dolphins

With the recent news that Matt Flynn, formerly with Green Bay, has signed a 3-year contract with Seattle, Miami is now looking for a new quarterback. Flynn was in talks with Miami before signing the deal, but says he chose Seattle because of the people: (image)@SI_PeterKingPeter KingTalked to Flynn. Said a big factor in Sea over Mia was vibe in …

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Google Earth Makes History Come Alive

If you take a look at old photographs of any city, you’ll see a great deal of difference between what the geography used to be and what it is now. Buildings go up and come down, housing tracts are formed, cemeteries are plotted. WIth enough pictures, you can track an entire city’s history…but it would be relentlessly time consuming. Google …

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Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life

We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement. Still, while all of this heavy activity was happening on the Internet, there was a bicoastal movement that put some anti-SOPA/PIPA foot soldiers in the public space of …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: San Francisco Police Know Nothing About Lost Prototype

Yesterday we all experienced a bout of deja vu when the rumor emerged that another Apple employee had apparently had too much to drink and misplaced a new iPhone prototype in a bar. Last year an Apple software engineer lost the iPhone 4 prototype in a German beer garden in Redwood, California. The finders subsequently sold the device to Gizmodo, …

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Twitter Tax Break Passes San Francisco Committee

On Monday, we told you about a debate taking place in San Francisco on whether to extend payroll tax breaks for new employees to companies in certain maligned areas of the city.  The proposal was framed as a way to attract companies to locate in these parts of San Francisco and as a way to keep big name companies like …

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Twitter Tax Break Debated in San Francisco

As Twitter celebrates five years of breaking news, trends and Kanye West musings, it looks as though the San Francisco based company is the focal point of a political battle in its own backyard.  The fight is over proposed tax breaks that would benefit companies in certain economically stagnant areas by extending payroll tax exemptions to all new employees during …

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Apple Event Invitations Sent, iPad 2 Basically Confirmed

Apple event invitations have been sent out for March 2nd. News of the event leaked out yesterday, but now it’s official, as reporters have started receiving their invitations.

It will take place at 10am Pacific on March 2nd in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

"Come see what 2011 will be the year of," the invitation teases, with a big picture of an iPad hiding behind a calendar page displaying a big number 2.

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YouTube Teams Up with ABC Station to Offer Local News from Citizens

Last month, reports came out that YouTube had a "top secret news experiment" in the works, which would involve citizen journalism and "going local in San Francisco." This was played down as simply a version of YouTube Direct.

Read More Hit With $650,000 Fine

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has announced, social network Tagged, has agreed to pay a fine of $650,000 for sending millions of deceptive emails in a 2009 campaign to boost its membership.

Kamala-Harris-DA "Whether you’re doing business on Main Street or in cyber space, you can’t deceive the customer," said District Attorney Harris.

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