Stories about Tech Industry

Peskin event sets stage for epic D3 battle

Packed room shows unhappiness with the mayor's agenda By Tim Redmond MAY 20, 2015 – The room was packed, and it seemed as if most of...

Welcome to the strange world of Airbnb logic

Nothing makes sense -- except the billions that company is reaping by avoiding local regulations By Tim Redmond MAY 18, 2015 – The City Planning Department...

The Agenda, May 18-24: The Airbnb showdown begins

Plus: The future of the Ethics Commission, City College contract talks ... and why I ran the Bay to Breakers By Tim Redmond MAY 18, 2015...

The politics and economics of the new tenant-protection proposals

Kim's eviction regulations will infuriate the big landlord lobby -- but they could be good news for the local economy By Tim Redmond MARCH 13, 2015...

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...