Category Archives: Technology

San Francisco’s Great Compost Giveaway

The Great Compost Giveaway was launched yesterday, in appreciation of the San Francisco residents and their recycling and composting efforts. The program, supported by San Fancisco’s Recreation and Park Department, the SF Department of Public Works and the SF Department of Environment, encourages recycling and compost production, as well as promotes the city’s community gardens….

San Francisco Develops Cab-Hailing Smartphone App

San Franciscans are currently working on a new system that will allow them to call, track and report taxis throughout the city. It is well known that cab-hailing in SF is another mission impossible. The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency has recommended a $400,000 pilot program that provides smartphone users with a map of available cabs,…

Goldman Environmental Awards Distributed in San Francisco

Last night, the Goldman Awards, also known as the Green Nobel Prizes, were given out in San Francisco. Every year, the Goldman Foundation honors six individuals for their incomparable efforts to protect animals, resources and people around the world. Each winner received $150,000. According to Amy Lyons, Goldman Prize executive director, the Goldman Environmental Award…

Investments Into Green Technology Increase

Worldwide Venture Capital investments into the environmentally-friendly technology sector increased 52%, reaching $2.57 billion in just the first quarter of the year. The climb was made public by Cleantech Group, a San Francisco-based research firm. According to the company’s CEO, Sheeraz Haji, the period was “the second highest quarter ever for Cleantech VC investment.” Haji…

Twitter’s Evan Williams On Stepping Down

Co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams is beginning a career of new focus. “After stepping down from CEO six months ago, my mind started to wander,” he said in his EvHead blog. “I’ve decided to scale back my role at the company.” Williams’ message came shortly after Jack Dorsey, another co-founder, publicized that he would be…

Zynga to Leave San Francisco?

The internet gaming company Zynga has threatened to transfer to Silicon Valley unless San Francisco renounces the tax on employee stock options. Zynga is one of numerous technology companies to request such an action following the city’s offer to exempt Twitter from payroll taxes in an effort to keep the company headquarters in the city….

Apple to Release iPad on March 2nd in San Francisco

On March 2nd, Apple plans to host an event in San Francisco where they will release their newest iPad. The first version was first put on the market in April, and it now is responsible for 17% of Apple’s revenue, which is almost as much as their leading product, the Mac. Apple has recently held…

Sick of Sarah Releases Full Album on BitTorrent

Sick of Sarah, the all-girl punk band, has teamed up with the San Francisco-based BitTorrent Inc. to distribute their newest album to more than 100 million users across the globe. The album was released free of charge, as a means to experiment with the new method of online distribution. “Releasing an album on BitTorrent is…

Wells Fargo Puts $8 Billion Towards Green Businesses

In 2005, Wells Fargo said it would contribute 1 billion dollars to businesses and projects with a “direct positive impact.” Since then, the San Francisco-based bank has invested or lent around $8 billion to such projects. Their investments include $240 million towards solar and wind projects, $300 million to ‘clean technology’ companies, and $750 million…

Golden Gate Bridge to Switch to Electronic Toll System

The Golden Gate Bridge’s Board of Directors has voted to transform the toll system to one that is purely electronic. The system is expected to change by 2012, and the process will begin as early as September. By eliminating 28 full and part time jobs, the Golden Gate Bridge District hopes to save $16 million…

Category Archives: Technology

San Francisco’s Great Compost Giveaway

The Great Compost Giveaway was launched yesterday, in appreciation of the San Francisco residents and their recycling and composting efforts. The program, supported by San Fancisco’s Recreation and Park Department, the SF Department of Public Works and the SF Department of Environment, encourages recycling and compost production, as well as promotes the city’s community gardens….

San Francisco Develops Cab-Hailing Smartphone App

San Franciscans are currently working on a new system that will allow them to call, track and report taxis throughout the city. It is well known that cab-hailing in SF is another mission impossible. The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency has recommended a $400,000 pilot program that provides smartphone users with a map of available cabs,…

Goldman Environmental Awards Distributed in San Francisco

Last night, the Goldman Awards, also known as the Green Nobel Prizes, were given out in San Francisco. Every year, the Goldman Foundation honors six individuals for their incomparable efforts to protect animals, resources and people around the world. Each winner received $150,000. According to Amy Lyons, Goldman Prize executive director, the Goldman Environmental Award…

Investments Into Green Technology Increase

Worldwide Venture Capital investments into the environmentally-friendly technology sector increased 52%, reaching $2.57 billion in just the first quarter of the year. The climb was made public by Cleantech Group, a San Francisco-based research firm. According to the company’s CEO, Sheeraz Haji, the period was “the second highest quarter ever for Cleantech VC investment.” Haji…

Twitter’s Evan Williams On Stepping Down

Co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams is beginning a career of new focus. “After stepping down from CEO six months ago, my mind started to wander,” he said in his EvHead blog. “I’ve decided to scale back my role at the company.” Williams’ message came shortly after Jack Dorsey, another co-founder, publicized that he would be…

Zynga to Leave San Francisco?

The internet gaming company Zynga has threatened to transfer to Silicon Valley unless San Francisco renounces the tax on employee stock options. Zynga is one of numerous technology companies to request such an action following the city’s offer to exempt Twitter from payroll taxes in an effort to keep the company headquarters in the city….

Apple to Release iPad on March 2nd in San Francisco

On March 2nd, Apple plans to host an event in San Francisco where they will release their newest iPad. The first version was first put on the market in April, and it now is responsible for 17% of Apple’s revenue, which is almost as much as their leading product, the Mac. Apple has recently held…

Sick of Sarah Releases Full Album on BitTorrent

Sick of Sarah, the all-girl punk band, has teamed up with the San Francisco-based BitTorrent Inc. to distribute their newest album to more than 100 million users across the globe. The album was released free of charge, as a means to experiment with the new method of online distribution. “Releasing an album on BitTorrent is…

Wells Fargo Puts $8 Billion Towards Green Businesses

In 2005, Wells Fargo said it would contribute 1 billion dollars to businesses and projects with a “direct positive impact.” Since then, the San Francisco-based bank has invested or lent around $8 billion to such projects. Their investments include $240 million towards solar and wind projects, $300 million to ‘clean technology’ companies, and $750 million…

Golden Gate Bridge to Switch to Electronic Toll System

The Golden Gate Bridge’s Board of Directors has voted to transform the toll system to one that is purely electronic. The system is expected to change by 2012, and the process will begin as early as September. By eliminating 28 full and part time jobs, the Golden Gate Bridge District hopes to save $16 million…

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