Stories about Tech Industry

SF kids speak out against displacement in ‘City Not For Sale’

By Caitlin Donohue While adults (grant inequity-spurring tax breaks to social media companies and) dither on about the current influx of wealthy tech workers and...

The false promise of regional governance

Unless the elites change their ways, centralized planning is never going to work MAY 13 -- There’s a push on by Bay Area elites to...

Stories of displacement — and resistance

National video project uses San Francisco as a case study in how to fight back against eviction   MAY 7, 2015 -- The eviction crisis in...

The Agenda, May 4-10: Housing protests, housing policies, and housing politics

When is it "political games" and when is it political reality? And it's fun to see the mayor praising Chris Daly, who did exactly...

Tech Office Creep comes to Chinatown

Community leaders worry that neighborhood-serving businesses will be forced out by offices that violate local zoning laws By Tim Redmond APRIL 30, 2015 – The creep...

Airbnb initiative filed, setting the scene for high-stakes November battle

Measure that would mandate Airbnb list only registered hosts is ready to start gathering signatures -- and could be a defining issue in D3...

Out with the new: Disposable Film Fest skirts the video edge

Eighth annual mini-festival features low-cost films made on mobile devices, Thu/9 at Castro Theatre.  By Marke B.   SCREEN GRABS We're so used to walking around with lightweight...

Tax-break tech hiring a bust in the Tenderloin

By Tom Carter, Mark Hedin and Geoff Link SEPT 15, 2014 – When the Twitter tax break was signed, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s office...

Anti-eviction protesters evicted — from public property — at Tech Crunch conference

  By Tim Redmond SEPEMBER 11, 2014 – Here’s a telling moment in tech-crazy San Francisco: Last night Tech Crunch held the awards show at the end...

Google demo shows solidarity between tenants and labor

By Tim Redmond JUNE 25, 2014 – Another day, another anti-Google demo, this one in front of an app developers’ conference at Moscone Center, and...