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Clash of the Androids Barton on ‘Power to the People’ App Smart: Off the Beaten Path A 45-Second Test Flight The World’s Biggest Tetris GameApp Smart: Converting UnitsBrowse Without Prying EyesReshaping Design With 3-D PrintingCurved Screens: Worth It? Technology News - The New York Times
San Francisco Bay Guardian San Francisco Bay Guardian Sup. London Breed has proposed setting aside city funding to renovate vacant and dilapidated San Francisco Public Housing units, in an effort to quickly make housing available for homeless families in the face of a dire shortage. At the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s meeting on April 15, Breed called for the city controller and city attorney to begin drafting a supplemental appropriation of $2.6 million, to be put toward renovating 172 public housing units that are currently sitting vacant and in disrepair.
Silicon Valley Watcher - at the intersection of technology and media Posted by Tom Foremski - April 11, 2014 Victoria Espinel, the recently appointed head of BSA | The Software Alliance (formerly Business Software Alliance) visited San Francisco recently to gauge the mood of Silicon Valley towards software patents and intellectual property laws in the US and around the world. Based in Washington, D.C, Espinel served in the Obama administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and worked in the Bush administration in senior positions in the Office of the US Trade Representative. Story continues... Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother Jones interviews Matt Taibbi. Silicon Valley Watcher - at the intersection of technology and media
Digits For years, France has backed the creation of a “sovereign cloud” to keep French data on French soil—or at least hovering somewhere above it. In the wake of last summer’s revelations about alleged global spying by the U.S., other European capitals and companies have pushed to keep clouds national. That’s all raising worry for companies moving quickly to establish a big global cloud presence.


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Putting hopes for Apple’s future on a magical New Category misunderstands the company’s real direction. Instead, Apple stays the course and continues to play its Ecosystem Game. Many interpret this as a company in death throes. The iPhone is 7 years old. The iPad was introduced 4 years ago.

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Reset San Francisco | Phil Ting for San Francisco Mayor For hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of Californians, the fear of losing their home due to foreclosure has been an everyday reality. But, with a stroke of ’s pen last week, their fear turned to cautious hope. Thanks to the advocacy of {*style:<b>Attorney General Kamala Harris </b>*}, Speaker John Perez, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, State Senators Fran Pavley, Mark Leno and Mark DeSaulnier and Assemblymembers Mike Eng and Mike Feuer, California is now the first state in the nation to enact a sweeping set of foreclosure laws designed to protect responsible homeowners with the passage and signing of the {*style:<b>Homeowner Bill of Rights </b>*}. Reset San Francisco | Phil Ting for San Francisco Mayor