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California surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus cases

California surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday morning after hitting another one-day record for new cases the previous day. As  counties began to report new numbers, the total number of cases statewide surged past 100,000 by about 11 a.m. — less than a month after hitting 50,000 cases on April 30th. At 2,283, California’s new COVID-19 case average over the last seven days is the highest rate, far exceeding a May 11 peak when the state averaged 1,878 cases over that seven-day period. Th...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County, Santa Clara, Bay Area, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Santa Clara County, Rammstein, Alameda County


Houseboat residents are sheltering in place on their docks, holding float-up concerts in the middle of the water and boating out onto the San Francisco Bay. Here's how they're living through the pandemic.

When the San Francisco Bay Area shelter-in-place order became active, residents kicked off what has become a 2-month — and counting — confinement period to their homes. For residents who have made houseboats their home, the living is easy, albeit small. Costs are lower, the company is superb, and the sweeping San Francisco Bay is their backyard.  Here's how two houseboat residents have made the sea life work for them — and how they're handling the pandemic's impact on their lives. Visit Busine...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Delta, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Bart, San Francisco Bay Area, Sausalito, Hayes Valley, Bay Area housing, Angel Island, Emeryville Marina, SF Jazz, Heiden, Amy Heiden


Police arrested a Bay Area woman who they say posted racist notes on the homes of Asian Americans

The notes suggested that those not native to the US leave the country immediately.
Tags: News, US, Bay Area


Can a bobby pin be traded up to a house? A woman on TikTok is trying to find out

Remember that guy who traded one red paperclip up to a house in Saskatchewan? Well, now there's an anonymous Bay Area woman on TikTok who is looking to trade a bobby pin to get one. Since May 18, the day she started the Trade Me Project, she's gone from a bobby pin to a pair of earrings to four margarita glasses to a vacuum. Her latest trade up? She cleaned up that Bissell and traded it for a snowboard. Follow the Trade Me Project on TikTok to see her next trade-ups and DM her on Instagram if yo...
Tags: Post, News, Bay Area, Saskatchewan, Bissell, Trades, Trade Up, Tiktok, One Red Paperclip, One Single Bobby Pin, Trade Me Project


The $20 billion self-driving startup Cruise is adding to its leadership team even as autonomous-vehicle companies are hitting the brakes during the pandemic (GM)

Cruise is adding to its leaderships ranks with Regina Dugan, a veteran of DARPA, Google, and Facebook. Dugan will join the board and be Cruise's first independent director. Her role will be to encourage moonshots for the autonomous ride-hailing startup, acquired by General Motors in 2016 for $1 billion and now valued at nearly $20 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, the autonomous ride-hailing startup Cruise announced that Regina E. Dugan had joined its bo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Australia, California, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Darpa, Chevy, Honda, Bay Area, Regina


How Automattic pays its remote employees across different geographies

A growing number of tech companies is telling their employees they can work from anywhere, even after this pandemic has passed. A looming question, however, is how. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook will adjust the pay of those who choose to move out of the Bay Area and work in different, presumably less expensive, geographies.  But others figuring out their own remote-work strategies might also look to Automattic, the now 15-year-old, heavily venture-bac...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Tech, Remote Work, Github, Matt Mullenweg, Automattic, Bay Area, Akismet, Mullenweg, Distributed Workforce, Mullenweg Automattic, Mullenweg Like Zuckerberg


Bay Area woman arrested for posting notes on homes targeting Asian Americans

The notes read: “If you are a woman or man and was born in other country, return, go back to your land immediately, fast, with urgency.”
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Bay Area woman accused of posting notes on homes targeting Asian Americans

The notes read: "If you are a woman or man and was born in other country, return, go back to your land immediately, fast, with urgency."
Tags: News, Bay Area


A third of Bay Area tech workers say they'd consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if it meant a pay cut (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

A survey of nearly 2,000 Bay Area tech workers found more than a third would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if they had to take a pay cut. The survey was conducted on Blind, a work-focused social network that allows employees of companies to participate anonymously. Another third said they'd be interested in leaving if they didn't have to take a pay cut. The results highlight how pandemic-related work-from-home policies may help radically reshape the home of Am...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, America, San Francisco, Trends, Coinbase, Signal, Blind, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Price


One-third of Bay Area tech workers say they'd consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if it meant a pay cut (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

A survey of nearly 2,000 Bay Area tech workers showed that more than one-third of them would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if they had to take a pay cut. The survey was conducted on Blind, a work-focused social network that allows employees of companies to participate anonymously. Another third said they'd be interested in leaving if they didn't have to take a pay cut. The results highlight how pandemic-related work-from-home policies may help radically reshap...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, America, San Francisco, Trends, Coinbase, Signal, Blind, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Price


Why localized compensation in a work-anywhere world isn’t so simple

Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook’s 48,000 employees that he expects upwards of 50% of the company will be working remotely within 10 years. After outlining many of the advantages that remote work confers — including to “potentially spread more economic opportunity around the country and potentially around the world” — he added that those who choose to move to other places in the U.S. or elsewhere will be paid based on where they live. “We’ll localize everybody’s comp on January 1,...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Remote Work, Compensation, Salaries, Talent, Github, Hiring, Zuckerberg, Bay Area, Work From Anywhere, Extra Crunch


Apple Reopening ~100 More Retail Stores in the U.S. This Week With Focus on Curbside Pickup and Storefront Service

Apple is planning to approximately 100 more retail stores in the United States this week in states that include California, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and more. Apple first began reopening stores in the United States on May 11, and right around 25 stores have opened up at the current time. Many of the Apple Stores that will be reopening starting tomorrow will be limited to store pickups and repairs. In the Bay Area where Apple is located, for example, stores that include Apple Burling...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Florida, Featured, Sweden, US, San Francisco, Canada, United States, Arizona, Apple Store, Bay Area, Apple Stores, Apple Union Square, Italy Apple, California Arizona Florida Georgia Texas


Trend Alert: Paper Flowers, Fruits, and Plants as Decor

Noticed lately: delicate handmade paper flowers, vegetables, potted plants. Here’s a look: Above: Berkeley-based artist Momoca Usagi offers a selection of Paper Plants, including paper lemons, daikon, radishes, and pomegranates; $82 each. Above: Bay Area-based artist Tiffanie Turner trained as an architect before turning to botanical sculpture; we especially like her The Ends Series, depicting past-their-prime florals and made from Italian and German crepe paper, floral wire, floral tape, glue...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Minneapolis, NYC, Brooklyn, Bronx, Berkeley, Bay Area, Cooper Hewitt, Tucson, Livia, Margot, Bloomsbury, Floral Design, John Derian, Livia Cetti


Warehouse Fire Devastates San Francisco’s Fishing Industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday. The fire erupted before dawn Saturday and wiped out the warehouse the size of a football field near the end of Pier 45. Larry Collins, who runs the San Francisco Community Fishing Association, estimates that thousands of cr...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Collins, Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle, Musee Mecanique, Fisherman's Wharf, Larry Collins, San Francisco News, Pier 45, Jeremiah O Brien, San Francisco Community Fishing Association


A study found that tech workers could flee dense San Francisco for suburban-like San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley amid remote working boom

Some surveys suggest there may be an exodus of tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City-dwellers may relocate to less dense and more affordable locales as work from home policies become the norm. But a new study places San Jose, in the heart of the tech region, as one of the best-positioned cities in the US to benefit from the post-pandemic future. San Jose is much less dense, with only 5,300 residents per square mile compared to the 17,000 residing in Sa...
Tags: US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Market, Durham, Bay Area, Forbes, San Francisco Bay Area, Raleigh, Valley, South Bay, BOISE Idaho


These developers run a website to buck the myth of the '10x engineer' who is a brilliant jerk and promote a healthy work-life balance in tech

After Accel partner Shekhar Kirani posted a viral, controversial tweet thread last July about how founders should try to hire "10x engineers," open source developer Tierney Cyren responded by building a site called "1x Engineer." The idea of a "10x engineer" is popular in Silicon Valley and is used to refer to a rare engineer who can achieve 10 times more than an average developer. The trope also comes with "toxic" ideas about the tech industry, Cyren says.  That's why Cyren built "1x Engineer...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, Accel, Bay Area, Scarlett, Shekhar Kirani, Cyren, Tierney Cyren, Kirani, Cher Scarlett, Scarlett Cyren, UI Scarlett


Startups Weekly: SoftBank portfolio results show which tech sectors are still thriving

Editor’s note: Want this in your inbox every Saturday morning? Click here to subscribe to Startups Weekly and all the other great TechCrunch newsletters. Remember when the top investors and companies in tech were reacting to SoftBank’s every move? These days, we are picking through the latest results from the Japanese conglomerate and its Vision Fund to see how things went wrong, and where it is still succeeding with its startup portfolio. First up, this fund appears to be out of additional mon...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Facebook, Europe, California, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Mexico City, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Boulder, EC, Sequoia Capital


A startup wants to turn your garage into a tiny home and give you $500 a month to help quell a crushing housing shortage. Here's what the homes look like.

A California startup is aiming to turn your unused garage or backyard space into affordable tiny homes to rent out to tenants for $1,300 to $2,100 a month, depending on the neighborhood. The units are studio homes, with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and a private patio. The startup would share the rental income with homeowners, who could make $500 to $1,500 a month depending on the average median income of their neighborhood. The state of California has long been plagued by an affordable...
Tags: California, Trends, Austin, Upfront Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Bay Area, Southern California, Petsmart, Los Angeles County, Adu, Alpha Edison, Steven Dietz, United Dwelling, Ulta Beauty United Dwelling, ADU Source : Fast Company The company, United Dwelling Homeowners


A YC-backed hourly home rental startup says demand is booming amid city-wide shutdowns, but its future depends on quarantine-weary workers staying put

Globe, an hourly home rental startup backed by Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, said that it has completely reworked its business model during the pandemic-induced shelter-in-place orders across the United States. The new model relies heavily on listings from property managers who have seen a drop in requests for rentals they've previously hosted on Airbnb. Cofounder and CEO Manny Bamfo told Business Insider that the strategy and upfront technical investments paid off handsomely with a...
Tags: Facebook, Y Combinator, California, Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Globe, Bay Area, Insight Partners, Bamfo, Manny Bamfo, Airbnb Before February Globe, But for Globe


Tinaz Cooper Caters Parsi Food Across USA

A chance conversation with a very dear friend got me introduced to Tinaz Cooper the chef behind the catering business “Flavors of the World”. Touching base on Whatsapp, I had a menu in minutes and placed an order soon thereafter. Tinaz lives in Virginia and has been running a catering business for a while. With the recent COVID pandemic situation and staying at home, she is looking to make this business a mainstay and expand. In speaking with Tinaz, she said that she has been shipping...
Tags: Usa, Life, Virginia, Usps, Food And Drink, Houston, Venmo, Bay Area, Parsi, Bheja, Dhansak, Tinaz, Tinaz Cooper Caters Parsi Food Across USA, Tinaz Cooper, Macroons, USA Tinaz


Sundar Pichai doesn't plan to move Google's workforce entirely remote: 'I expect us to need physical spaces to get people together' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company doesn't plan to move its workforce entirely remote, but is thinking about how it will adapt to a post-pandemic world. "I'm curious to see what happens as we get into that three-to-six-month window and we get into things where we are doing something for the first time," Pichai told Wired regarding the company's current remote setup. Pichai also said that Google is still hiring, but less aggressively in certain areas. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Bay Area, Facebook Zuckerberg, San Francisco Bay Area Pichai


Facebook's remote-working plan is doomed

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the next edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here.  Note we'll be off Monday for Memorial Day. Enjoy your weekends, everyone. BLODGET & PLOTZ Facebook's remote-working plan is doomed Silicon Valley, which adopts fads like it's a tween, has found a new one. The day before pandemic, the Valley was salivating over the Apple campus, goggle-eyed at Airbnb's conference rooms, passionately arguing whether the kombucha was better on the marketing floor or the enginee...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, London, Obama, China, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Ford, Brazil, Harry Potter


3 views on the life and death of college towns, remote work and the future of startup hubs

The global pandemic has halted travel, shunted schools online and shut down many cities, but the future of college-town America is an area of deep concern for the startup world. College towns have done exceedingly well with the rise of the knowledge economy and concentrating students and talent in dense social webs. That confluence of ideas and skill fueled the rise of a whole set of startup clusters outside major geos like the Bay Area, but with COVID-19 bearing down on these ecosystems and man...
Tags: Startups, TC, London, Education, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Higher Education, Venture Capital, Alex Wilhelm, Bay Area, Noah Smith, Danny Crichton, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Natasha Mascarenhas


Mark Zuckerberg is now the 3rd richest person in the world after his fortune grew $30 billion since the coronavirus crisis began

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $87.8 billion, making him the third-richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bloomberg shows that Zuckerberg's net worth grew by $30 billion since March 17, the day after the San Francisco Bay Area became the first major US region to tell residents to shelter in place due to the coronavirus outbreak. At the time, the US death toll from COVID-19 had just reached 100. Today, more than 95,000 people have died in the US f...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, California, Wall Street, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area


Zuckerberg is now the 3rd-richest person in the world after his fortune grew $30 billion since the coronavirus crisis began

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $87.8 billion, making him the third-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg's net worth grew by $30 billion since March 17, according to Bloomberg, the day after the San Francisco Bay Area became the first major US region to tell residents to shelter in place over the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the pandemic's blow to the economy, Facebook reported better-than-expected numbers for both revenue and users in first-quar...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, California, Wall Street, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Bay Area


Coronavirus: Cases in California hit new peak, deaths nearing new high

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in California climbed to a new high Thursday as the state reported more than 2,000 positive tests for the fourth time this week. The state’s total case count rose 2.8% on Thursday to 88,323 — 18% higher than last Thursday vs. 20% growth the week before that, according to data compiled by this news organization. For the first time of the outbreak, the state has reported at least 2,000 new cases for three days in a row, and it is averaging nearly that ma...
Tags: Health, News, California, Disney, California News, Sport, Soccer, Orange, Santa Clara, Bay Area, Southern California, LA County, Alameda County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Kamaiyah – “Go Crazy”

Earlier this year, the Oakland rap champ Kamaiyah released her long-awaited album Got It Made. After a checkered major-label run, Got It Made made good on a whole lot of Kamaiyah's promise, giving us a hugely satisfying set of tough, understated Bay Area outdoor-barbecue music. The album didn't get the attention that I … More »
Tags: Music, News, Oakland, Bay Area, Kamaiyah, Louieknows


The corporate office as we know it is dead. Long live the 'dynamic' workplace, says a CEO who's been experimenting with this new concept for a year. (OKTA)

A new buzzword has arisen in Silicon Valley for the concept of allowing employees to work from home indefinitely: "remote-first." Okta, a tech company with headquarters in expensive San Francisco, has been experimenting with the concept for the better part of a year, even before the pandemic, says CEO Todd McKinnon. He calls the concept "dynamic work" and says it isn't just about allowing employees to work from home once or twice a week, or even indefinitely. He stresses that companies will ne...
Tags: Okta, Office, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Shopify, Todd Mckinnon, Bay Area, Apple Stores, McKinnon, COVID, WeWork Uber, Twitter Facebook Square


For $500 you can book a Zoom magic show with 'Silicon Valley's favorite magician,' whose client list includes Google, Apple, and Airbnb

Magician Daniel Chan was the go-to entertainer for the Silicon Valley elite, performing at swanky corporate events and company parties for anywhere between $500 and $5,000. But after the coronavirus and subsequent city shutdowns hit, large gatherings were banned, and Chan's business was hit hard. Some of the tech companies that would typically hire him have announced that their workers will work remotely through 2020. And so Chan has had to get creative with how he makes a living and has pivot...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, East Coast, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Harry Houdini, CHAN, Ritz Carlton, Google Apple, Daniel Chan, Facebook Chan, Bay Area Chan, Zoom Chan


Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Shares Intriguing Story of His Interview With Steve Jobs at NeXT

Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall made a rare public appearance this week at Code.org's virtual Code Break event, and in between classes, Forstall shared the intriguing story of how he was hired by Steve Jobs. Forstall revealed that he had been considering working at Microsoft when he went to interview at NexT, the company started by Jobs after he had left Apple. Forstall described the NexT interview as "intense," involving seventeen people over the course of the day. However...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Seattle, Bay Area, Pike Place, Scott Forstall, Forstall, Steve Jobs Forstall, Apple Forstall, Steve Jobs Scott Forstall