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uBiome's founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-testing startup

Buzzy Silicon Valley startup uBiome, which was geared at highlighting the importance of the microbiome for human health, is under federal investigation. The FBI raided the company's San Francisco offices last month, reportedly related to issues with how it bills customers. Insiders previously said that in their view, uBiome cut corners on its science in a quest for growth. Now, additional reporting by Business Insider reveals that uBiome cofounder Jessica Richman misled reporters about her age...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Jessica Richman, Zachary Apte, Richman, Apte, Buzzy Silicon Valley


Homelessness Spikes In California’s Bay Area

The number of homeless people in San Francisco has gone up 17% and up 43% in Oakland’s Alameda county since 2017.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Alameda County


Experts Talk Best Practices For Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco's move to ban facial recognition software has worried the industry, which would prefer regulation. But what should regulation look like? We talk to the experts on both sides.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Facial Recognition Technology


Campaign promotes ship slowdown to avoid killing whales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials are promoting a campaign to get ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco […]
Tags: Business, News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, San Francisco Chronicle


Speaking of Business: ‘It was a shortcut’ that led to 4 deaths

This week’s best quotes in business relate to a crane collapse, a 737 MAX crash, B.C.’s money laundering problem, and San Francisco’s latest tech regulation.
Tags: Business, News, San Francisco


11 mind-blowing facts about Craigslist, which makes more than $1 billion a year and employs just 50 people

Craigslist is one of the top 20 websites in the US, and generates over $1 billion in revenue. The site's been around since 1999, and now serves 700 cities in 70 countries. Here are 11 surprising facts about one of the most well-known sites on the internet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Craigslist is not just one of the largest websites on the internet. It also dates back to the web's earliest days, having gotten its start in 1999, when founder Craig Newmark turned his...
Tags: Craigslist, Colorado, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Cnn, Netflix, United States, US Senate, Toyota, Bill, Melinda Gates, Bugatti Veyron, San Francisco Bay Area


Courts weigh Trump’s plan to tap Pentagon for border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland, California, will consider arguments in two cases […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Oakland California


Rays acquire C Kratz in trade with Giants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired journeyman catcher Erik Kratz in a trade with the San Francisco Giants. The 38-year-old Kratz hit .125 (4 for 32) in 15 games for San Francisco. He was designated for assignment on Tuesday. The Giants acquired Kratz in a March 24 trade with Milwaukee […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Kratz, St Petersburg Fla, Erik Kratz


Giants trade struggling catcher Erik Kratz to Rays days after DFA

Giants trade struggling catcher Erik Kratz to Rays days after DFA originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Erik Kratz is no longer in the Giants organization. Three days after San Francisco designated the veteran catcher for assignment, the Giants traded the 38-year-old to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin first reported the news Thursday, and the Giants announced the news shortly thereafter.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Times, DFA, Erik Kratz, Marc Topkin


San Francisco area homeless count increases by double digits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years. In San Francisco, the number of homeless people jumped 17% to more than 8,000 in 2019. The homelessness point-in-time count is conducted every two years. It is required […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, San Francisco Bay Area


Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but guidance drags stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger. Its revenue outlook, though, was below expectations and its shares slumped in after-hours trading. The company, which runs a digital pinboard […]
Tags: Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap


49ers sign rookie defensive back Alex Brown to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Alex Brown to a three-year deal. The Niners waived defensive lineman Damontre Moore on Thursday to make room on the roster. Brown was signed after participating in the team’s rookie minicamp earlier this month as an undrafted free agent from South Carolina […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, South Carolina, Brown, Niners, Santa Clara Calif, Damontre Moore, Alex Brown


Rich people in San Francisco mad that they have to look at people living on boats

The Wall Street Journal calls them "homeless" but they look "landless" to me.
Tags: Design, News, San Francisco, Wall Street Journal


Before The Sledgehammer: A Reporter’s Account Of Being Raided By The Police

Bryan Carmody was wrenched from a dead sleep the morning of May 11 by a rhythmic pounding coming from the front of his house. Groggy, the Bay Area-based journalist tumbled out of bed to check his home surveillance footage. There, in pixelated black and white, he saw a group of decorated police officers, one of whom was going to town on his wrought-iron gate with a sledgehammer. “That gate is something I’ve had problems with for 20 years,” Carmody grumbled in an interview with TPM. “The amo...
Tags: Verizon, News, California, San Francisco, City, Fbi, Raid, Bay Area, Carmody, Adachi, Police Report, Kate Riga, Bryan Carmody, Jeff Adachi Adachi, Adam Lobsinger Carmody


NAR Continues to Grow Commercial Focus through Partnership with Brevitas

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2019 (nar.realtor) In a continued effort to provide enhanced commercial real estate information service for members, the National Association of Realtors® is announcing a partnership with industry leading technology platform, Brevitas. The partnership with Brevitas will offer Realtors® who work with commercial real estate opportunities to reach a wider audience in the commercial real estate marketplace. Brevitas is a comprehensive commercial real estate sale...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, San Francisco, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brevitas, Bob Goldberg Brevitas, Ardian Zagari Co


Salesforce.com signs on to White House job-training initiative

San Francisco-based cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc on Thursday said it was joining a White House initiative to provide training for new skills to U.S. workers. The company, which makes Internet-based software used by the sales and marketing departments of businesses, said it would provide online training for up to 500,000 workers to get jobs that involve Salesforce's software systems. The White House's "Pledge to America's Workers" initiative was launched last year, with more than 2...
Tags: News, White House, America, San Francisco, Salesforce, Salesforce com Inc


San Francisco Is Right: Facial Recognition Must Be Put On Hold

The technology is unregulated and rife with error. We shouldn’t deploy it without strong privacy rules.
Tags: News, Privacy, Face, San Francisco, Social Media, Cameras, Police Brutality, Computer Vision, Search And Seizure, Misconduct and Shootings, Police Department (NYC, San Francisco (Calif


Jackson suits up for record 14th team, Jays lose to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edwin Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut and pitched five innings Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The 35-year-old right-hander allowed three runs — two earned — and six hits in […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Francisco Giants, Jackson, Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Edwin Jackson


San Francisco Votes To Ban Use Of Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology

San Francisco voted to severely restrict how police and the city use surveillance technology. The board of supervisors banned facial recognition, saying it is uniquely oppressive and dangerous.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology


The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

Brian Hofer, a paralegal who drafted the ordinance, is pushing for anti-surveillance measures across California. He has already gotten more than two dozen approved.
Tags: News, Privacy, California, Face, San Francisco, Computer Vision, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif, Government Contracts and Procurement, Brian Hofer


White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political bias has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The White House’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the form on Wednesday, saying that “The […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Nation


Blue Jays' Edwin Jackson makes history by playing for 14th team

The Athletics traded Jackson to Toronto last week, and the 35-year-old made his Blue Jays debut Wednesday in San Francisco.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Toronto, San Francisco, Blue Jays, Athletics, Jackson, Usa Today, Edwin Jackson


Digital Trends Live: San Francisco bans facial recognition, Amazon’s air hub

On this episode of DT Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including San Francisco’s ban on facial-recognition tech, Amazon’s new air cargo hub, Jeff Bezos' vision for space colonies, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: San Francisco bans facial recognition, Amazon’s air hub appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, News, San Francisco, Trends, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Facial Recognition, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, OnePlus 7


Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire authorities say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines sparked the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said Wednesday the lines in the Pulga area ignited the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 people in Paradise. The investigation also identified a second nearby ignition site […]
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, CAL FIRE, Pacific Gas Electric Co, Pulga


49ers sign tight end Levine Toilolo to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Levine Toilolo to a one-year deal. The team waived safety Cameron Glenn on Wednesday to make room on the roster. Toilolo has ties to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. He was drafted by Atlanta in 2013 and spent five years with the Falcons. […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Atlanta, Falcons, Santa Clara Calif, Kyle Shanahan, Levine Toilolo, Toilolo, Cameron Glenn


San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

The ban is part of a larger policy to give San Francisco control over the kind of surveillance technology used in the city.
Tags: News, San Francisco, San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology


San Francisco bans police and city use of face recognition technology

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Associated Press


Bird got kicked out of San Francisco but found a loophole back in

Bird's electric scooters are returning to San Francisco this week, nine months after the city unceremoniously kicked them out.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Stories


United States: The FTC Takes A Bite Out Of Free Trials And Incentivized Reviews - Reed Smith

This month, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced a settlement with San Francisco-based food delivery service UrthBox, Inc.
Tags: News, San Francisco, United States, Reed Smith, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC


San Francisco banished Bird scooters. Then the company found a loophole.

Bird's electric scooters are returning to San Francisco this week, nine months after the city unceremoniously kicked them out.
Tags: San Francisco, Cnn



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