Gentrification

  • The Fourth Stakeholder In Tech Crunch Network

    The Fourth Stakeholder In Tech

    The tech industry has a responsibility to do something about how Silicon Valley and San Francisco are evolving, and the displacement we’ve created. Each and every company has an impact on the people who live here — whether that’s on their health, homes, well-being or environment. All businesses have a responsibility to their stakeholders — investors, customers and… Read More

  • Anti-Tech Protesters Are Telling Kevin Rose’s Neighbors That He’s A “Parasite”

    Anti-Tech Protesters Are Telling Kevin Rose’s Neighbors That He’s A “Parasite”

    Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose says that his San Francisco home was visited by protesters today, who held up a banner calling him a “parasite” and distributed leaflets with the same message. What did he do to deserve this? Well, he invested in startups. Rose posted a photo on Instagram of what he said was a flier distributed to his neighbors. It says, in part: Read More

  • Google Sets Example By Trying To Offset Perils Of SF Gentrification

    Google Sets Example By Trying To Offset Perils Of SF Gentrification

    San Francisco’s gentrification problem isn’t all tech’s fault, but the industry should still be helping communities impacted by the influx money and people its brought to the city. Today’s donation by Google is a great example of looking out for one’s neighbors. It’s given $6.8 million to fund two years of the Free MUNI For Low-Income Youth program that… Read More

  • Protesters Smash Google Shuttle Bus Piñata In Fight Against Rent Increases [Video]

    Protesters Smash Google Shuttle Bus Piñata In Fight Against Rent Increases [Video]

    Sick of high-paid tech employees driving up rent prices, protestors in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood held a “Anti-Gentrification Block Party” and beat on a Google bus pinata before cops broke up the crowd. The area has long been home to artists and Mexican-American families. But they’re being forced out as techies move in, their employers set up shuttle stops… Read More