Apple and Google buses blocked by protesters

Apple and Google are not as popular with San Francisco residents as they might think.

The dark side of Startup City

Few cities have seen as much disruption as San Francisco has over the last 10 years. Once a hotbed of progressive political activism and engagement, the city is being remade in the image of the booming tech industry, headquartered in Silicon Valley to the south.Rents in some of ...

Solar-powered Impulse takes flight once again over the San Francisco skies

Solar Impulse embarked this morning on its latest journey, departing the San Francisco Bay Area at dawn, heading toward Phoenix on the first leg of a trip that if all goes well will land the sun-powered airplane in New York City around the Fourth of July.

San Andreas fault could pose wider risk than thought

The 'stable' zones thought to inhibit nearby earthquakes may actually make them worse, a new study shows, implying that California's San Andreas fault may be much more dangerous than believed.

Apple’s iPhone 5 gets a launch date

Apple is expected to launch its long-awaited iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. 

California high speed rail on track despite uncertainties

It should have been a moment of celebration; the recent vote by California lawmakers to back the first phase of a high speed rail line in the state.

Apple admits ditching EPEAT was a mistake

Facing harsh criticism after withdrawaing its products from the EPEAT registry, Apple retracted its position on Friday.

Apple risks losing business after abandoning green program

Apple's decision to pull out of an environmental certification initiative may cost it millions in sales.

iPad 3 debuts on March 7 in San Francisco

Apple has sent out official invites for a media event that will be held next Wednesday, March 7, in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Judge tosses most of SF cellphone warning law

A federal judge has thrown out most provisions of a San Francisco law requiring phone retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by each device.

Anonymous finally gets it right in San Francisco

Activists linked to the Anonymous cyber collective finally managed to protest responsibly against controversial BART policies without causing major service disruptions or station closures.

Google offers daily deals in New York & San Francisco

Groupon did it. Living Social did it. Now Facebook and Google are doing it. You guessed it! Daily deals.

Is San Francisco turning into a police state?

Much like the local police station, San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission has proposed that all bars and clubs be required to photo and collect ID information from everyone who passes through the door.

Extortionist Twitter demands massive tax breaks

Twitter is demanding an eight year local tax break - or else. That's right, the company is threatening to ditch the city of San Francisco for Brisbane if it doesn't receive special treatment.

Hipster pizzeria snubs Steve Jobs

A hipster pizzeria located in San Francisco's ironic Mission District unceremoniously snubbed Steve Jobs by refusing to seat the turtlenecked Apple King without a reservation.

Mobile phone trade group sues the city of San Francisco

San Francisco is known for doing some pretty crazy things, and now it has really peeved off the organization that represents the mobile phone industry with a crazy new radiation law.

San Francisco rules on cellphone radiation

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law requiring retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by cellphones. It's likely to become law after a ten-day comment period.

Techie convicted of locking up SF city network

A former network administrator has been convicted of hijacking San Francisco's computer network and refusing to tell his bosses the passwords.

Electronics thieves caught thanks to iPhone GPS

A man who had prior convictions for burglary and grand theft is back behind bars after he made the mistake of stealing an iPhone that had the GPS tracking app Mobile Me installed.