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  • San Francisco Wants to Tax Your Stock Options– All of Them.

    San Francisco Wants to Tax Your Stock Options– All of Them.

    Few people are aware the San Francisco has had a tax provision in its municipal code since 2004 that requires companies to pay a payroll tax on gains from employee stock options. No one pays it, and San Francisco hasn't enforced it to date, but companies are becoming increasingly agitated that the city may change that policy at any time. The number of high profile and high value startups based in… Read More

  • The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

    The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

    While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes into thinking that they are connected to CRT terminals. These systems are written in computer languages like Assembler and COBOL, and cost a fortune to maintain. I’ve written about… Read More

  • Want the G1 early? Live in San Francisco?

    Want the G1 early? Live in San Francisco?

    The G1 doesn’t officially hit the streets until tomorrow, but the 3rd and Market store in San Francisco will begin selling the first Android device starting today at 6PM PDT. If you’re not in the area and you didn’t pre-order then you’ll have to wait until tomorrow if, of course, you’re in a 3G market. Otherwise you’ll have to order online or in-store. Said 3G… Read More

  • Scammer breaks cover in San Fran – I need your help

    I’ve been working on a Craigslist scammer for a few weeks – transcripts to come – and I wanted to see if any of you guys knew of this area in San Fran. The address is 179 W Anderson Street. Is this a house or a business? Read More

  • Network administrator hijacks key to the city

    Network administrator hijacks key to the city

    In an effort to save his job, or at least have the last laugh, a computer engineer has locked up San Francisco’s computer network and he’s not giving up the key. According to reports, network administrator Terry Childs created a password that granted him exclusive access to the city’s computer network; when the pass codes he gave to police didn’t work, he was taken into… Read More

  • Live from San Francisco, it's the Olympic Torch Protest

    Live from San Francisco, it's the Olympic Torch Protest

    We’ve got a man on the ground in San Francisco and we’re getting some nice pictures of protesters and miscellaneous people at the ceremony there. Looks like there are a lot of sightseers and people are generally having a good time — not the bloody melee you’d expect at a civil rights protest in the Bay Area (or at a Tibetan Monastery – ouch!). We’ll keep you… Read More

  • Rickshaw Bags shipping in May

    [photopress:rickshaw.png,full,pp_image] Recently launched at TED 2k8 is SF-based Rickshaw bagworks and I’ve just received word that they’ll be shipping bags out in May. I can’t vouch for the quality of said bags, but we’ll get a few into CG and test em out. Rickshaw Read More

  • Don't feel like buying a MBA then rent one instead

    Don't feel like buying a MBA then rent one instead

    I promise this is the last MBA post for today. We’ve gone back and forth here at CG about whether or not the latest Apple notebook is worth all the hype and I think the camp is divided down the middle. Sure, we can all go down to our local Apple stores and give them a whirl, but we won’t get that much time with them, so what are we to do? Zilok, a company who lets you rent out your… Read More

  • San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom wants to add an extra fee to the sale of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup in a two-fold effort to fight fat and help fund fat-fighting programs around the city. Kevin Keane of the American Beverage Association calls the plan flawed and suggests the causes of obesity are many and varied and that instead of singling out the beverage industry, the mayor… Read More

  • Hands on with Sony Ericsson's goodies

    Hands on with Sony Ericsson's goodies

    Hey, kids. How’s it going today? The fun doesn’t seem to want to end for me at CTIA, which is great for you, folks. I sat down with Sony Ericsson and they showed me a slew of devices that made me drool. It’s been quite a while since I lusted over any SE device, T68 ring a bell? So to see the K850, W910, Z750 and W960 in person was a real treat. Let the visual feast begin. Read More