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Purple & Bold: No knocking Anthony Davis’ hustle

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Feb. 28 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Without LeBron James and with an almost too-easy task in front of them, the Lakers woke up after halftime Thursday, knuckling down on defense and hitting the Warriors with a 40-17 third-quarter uppercut that led to the eventual KO. With the win, the Lakers improved to 45-12 — and 31-2 against teams .500 or worse. Don’t take the whole taking-care-of-b...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Raptors, Nuggets, The Lakers, Clippers, Caldwell Pope, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Markieff Morris


GDC and San Francisco's tourism industry association gave gaming conference attendees incomplete and outdated virus updates as big companies pulled out

San Francisco's main tourism industry group told attendees of the Game Developers Conference that the health department says "the risk to the general public is low" – the actual quote is "the risk to the general public is currently low, the global picture is changing rapidly."  The GDC web page devoted to giving attendees the latest virus updates fails to mention San Francisco's state of emergency and links to old health department information. This is the second time city leaders have sent a ...
Tags: Amazon, London, San Francisco, Trends, The Washington Post, GDC, San Franciscans, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Alessandro, Travis Air Force Base, Wuhan China, University of California San Francisco hospital, San Francisco Travel Association, Joe D Alessandro, Microsoft Sony Electronic Arts and Facebook, Grant Colfax San Francisco


Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in March

Many of the best new books this month ask readers to think about consequences. How can a decision one individual makes alter the course of several lives? In James McBride’s latest novel, a single act of violence sends shockwaves through a tight-knit Brooklyn community. In Kevin Nguyen’s debut, two overworked and under-appreciated employees at a tech company must deal with the ramifications of an impulsive invasion of privacy. Nonfiction titles, like former National Security Advisor John Bol...
Tags: Books, England, News, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Brooklyn, New York Times, Hilary Mantel, Bolton


How ‘Finding Nemo’ Forever Shifted the Power Dynamic Between Disney and Pixar

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Finding Nemo .) Pixar Animation Studios had not stepped wrong with its first four feature films. Though they weren’t all perfect, the two Toy Story films, A Bug’s Life , and Monsters, Inc. had their fair share of fans, critical praise, and awards. What’s more, each of the films had been a big success at ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Australia, California, Disney, America, San Francisco, Features, Karen, Walt Disney Company, Ellen, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios


A drunken late-night assault allegation has roiled the secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's private family office. Personal aides are speaking out about claims that household staff endured sexual harassment and racism from their colleagues. (FB)

Over the past three years, multiple personal aides to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been accused of serious misconduct by their colleagues. One former staffer accused the manager of Zuckerberg's Hawaii properties of assaulting her after a night of drinking, which led to a hospital visit and police investigation. A Business Insider investigation into the Facebook CEO's secretive family office has uncovered a workplace in crisis over the family's handling of allegations of sexual haras...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, California, Washington Post, Montana, White House, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Palo Alto, Fox, Harvard University, Hawaii, Washington Dc


February linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is Uncanny Valley: A Memoir, by Anna Wiener, who, as a twenty-something in 2012, left a low-paying publishing job in New York to work in the world of San Francisco tech startups. Until she moved across the country, she writes, it had never occurred to her “that I might someday become one of the people behind the internet, because I had never considered that there were people behind the internet at all.”She goes to work for company founders even younger than she ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, Punctuation, Time, US, San Francisco, Military, New York Times, Linguistics, Retail, Silicon Valley, William Gibson, Las Vegas, Trademark, British Medical Journal


The cofounder and CTO of the $20 billion self-driving car company Cruise just ran 7 marathons on 7 continents. Here's exactly how he did it.

Kyle Vogt is chief technology officer and cofounder of the self-driving and ride-sharing company Cruise, valued at nearly $20 billion. But Vogt is also a practicing vegan and avid endurance runner who recently completed seven marathons on seven continents is just over 80 hours. He credits his plant-based diet with aiding his recovery. Vogt also designed software to optimize his route around the globe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyle Vogt's day job is to teach cars to ...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Tracy, Cto, San Francisco Bay Area, Amman, Charlie, Dan Ammann, Vogt, Sonoma California


How U.S. Schools Are Planning for Possible Spread of Coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities. Districts have been rushing to update emergency plans this week after federal officials warned that the virus, which started in China, is almost certain to begin spreading in the U.S. Many are preparing for possible school closures that could stretch weeks o...
Tags: School, Japan, Florida, News, Education, Colorado, California, Cdc, Scotland, China, Virginia, Uncategorized, San Francisco, United States, Italy, Dallas


Schools Start Planning For Possible Spread Of Coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities. Districts have been rushing to update emergency plans this week after federal officials warned that the virus, which started in China, is almost certain to begin spreading in the U.S. Many are preparing for possible school closures that could stretch weeks or lon...
Tags: Health, Japan, Florida, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, Scotland, China, Virginia, San Francisco, United States, Italy, Schools, Dallas, Miami


Google, Toyota invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities

In emerging markets, up to 80% of the population may have to rely on informally-run public transport to get around. Literally, privately-run buses and cars. But journey-planning apps that work well for commuters in developed markets like New York or London do not work well in emerging markets, which is why you can’t just flip open an app like Citymapper in Lagos, Nigeria. Furthermore, mobility is a fundamental driver of social, political, and economic growth and if you cannot get around then ...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, New York, London, Southeast Asia, India, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Transit, Transport


No one wanted to invest in Credit Karma when it launched at the height of the financial crisis. Now some early backers are celebrating their returns after it sold for $7.1 billion.

Credit Karma, a startup that provides users with free credit scores, has been acquired by Intuit for $7.1 billion. We talked to two early investors in Credit Karma on why they bet on the financial services company during the financial crisis, and why it paid off. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Credit Karma is cashing out. The financial services startup that's best known for its free credit score reports just sold to Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, for $7.1 billion in cash ...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Harry, Intuit, Capital One, Felicis Ventures, Aaron Patzer, Credit Karma, Lin, PitchBook, Turbotax, Fannie Mae, Nigel Morris


Vacaville Struggles With Coronavirus Mystery

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, as investigators try to retrace the steps of a hospitalized patient they believe to be the first in the U.S. to be infected without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it. Some took the news in stride even as federal infectious disease experts fanned out across Vacaville wit...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, News, California, Cdc, China, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Solano County, Central Valley, Wuhan, Northern California


VIDEO: Sting and the Cast of THE LAST SHIP Take Their Opening Night Bow in San Francisco

Sting's The Last Ship is now playing at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre through March 22 Check out a video of the cast taking their opening night bow. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, San Francisco, Stage Tube


Lakers stepped up to LeBron James void – Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis felt the Los Angeles Lakers "filled the void" left by LeBron James' absence in the 116-86 win over the Golden State Warriors. James sat out Thursday's trip to San Francisco due to a sore groin, but All-Star team-mate Davis stepped up with 23 points and six rebounds. "LeBron, when he's out, it's taking away a lot of things that we do," said Davis after helping his side to a seventh consecutive win.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Davis, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, All Star, LeBron, Golden State Warriors James


Warriors experience full night of horrors in lopsided loss to Lakers

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was two hours before tipoff against the Los Angeles Lakers, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr's temperature started to rise as he spit out the ugly truth about this season. "Yeah, but you gotta win once in a while," the Kerr said. Fewer than three hours later, Draymond Green, returning to the lineup after a two-game absence, got himself ejected and strolled into the locker room, thereby sparing himself the maddening tedium to come.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Los Angeles Lakers, Warriors, Lakers, Kerr, Draymond Green, Steve Kerr


Davis leads Lakers in LeBron's absence, 76ers win without Embiid and Simmons

Anthony Davis led the way as the Lebron James-less Los Angeles Lakers accounted for the Golden State Warriors 116-86 in the NBA. James sat out Thursday's trip to San Francisco due to a sore groin, but star Lakers team-mate Davis stepped up with 23 points and six rebounds. Kyle Kuzma posted 18 points, while Dwight Howard (13), JaVale McGee (12), Rajon Rondo (12) and Avery Bradley (12) all contributed for the Lakers on the road.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Davis, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Dwight Howard, Simmons, Avery Bradley, Kyle Kuzma, Embiid, NBA James, LeBron James less Los Angeles Lakers, JaVale McGee 12 Rajon Rondo


Mike Bloomberg Says He Might Not Spend to Help Sanders If He’s the Nominee

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg said Thursday that he might not spend money to assist Bernie Sanders if Sanders is the Democratic presidential nominee, days after a Sanders adviser said they wouldn’t want the help. Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said Tuesday that it would be a “hard no” on accepting Bloomberg’s financial assistance. “What do you mean, I’m going to send a check to somebody and they’re not going to cash the check? I think I wouldn’t bother to send the check,” Bloomb...
Tags: News, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Cnn, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Election 2020, Houston Chronicle, Weaver, Sanders Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Weaver, Overnight, Onetime


Michael Bloomberg Says He Might Not Spend to Help Sanders If He’s the Nominee

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg said Thursday that he might not spend money to assist Bernie Sanders if Sanders is the Democratic presidential nominee, days after a Sanders adviser said they wouldn’t want the help. Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said Tuesday that it would be a “hard no” on accepting Bloomberg’s financial assistance. “What do you mean, I’m going to send a check to somebody and they’re not going to cash the check? I think I wouldn’t bother to send the check,” Bloomb...
Tags: News, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Cnn, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Election 2020, Houston Chronicle, Weaver, Sanders Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Weaver, Overnight


California Voting Changes Raise Concerns For ‘Super Tuesday’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major changes to the way people vote have election advocates on edge as Californians cast ballots in a high-profile primary that was moved up from June so the country’s most populous state could have a bigger say in picking the Democratic presidential nominee. More than 2.7 million of 20.6 million registered voters had returned ballots in early voting as of Thursday, Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. California is among several states holding elections on “Super Tuesday,...
Tags: Voting, California, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Iowa, Paul Mitchell, Orange County, Democratic Party, Feb, Los Angeles County, Padilla, Alex Padilla, Jonathan Stein, Political Data Inc, Neal Kelley


Lakers working to blend Markieff Morris into mix

SAN FRANCISCO — He plays tough on the court. Markieff Morris’ game is elbows and hard shoulders. But off the court is when his competitive persona recedes. This is his fifth team in his NBA career, and he thinks he has a pretty good handle on how to fit into a locker room. “I’ve known a bunch of these guys for a couple of years now, and it’s easy, man,” he said. “I’m an easy-going guy. Might look a little tough with me or something like that. … I play a role.” That’s been the experience of the L...
Tags: Washington, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Dudley, Kerr, Morris, Steve Kerr


[Interview] Troy R. Underwood, Author Of “How To Launch Your Side Hustle”

Once you’ve dug up enough pennies from between your couch cushions to start a new business, you’re going to need a plan. In the new book “How to Launch Your Side Hustle: Start and Scale a Business with Minimal Capital“, serial entrepreneur Troy R. Underwood shows you how to start, scale, and sell a business — step by step. Using his previous company as a model of what to do — and sometimes what not do to — Underwood candidly takes you through the steps of building your business using low-cost t...
Tags: Startups, Interview, Interviews, America, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Chamber of Commerce, Underwood, Steve Ells, Ells, Denver Colorado, Entrepreneur Advice, Side Hustle, Troy Underwood, Troy R Underwood


Trashing privacy? That's our job! Facebook accuses analytics biz of harvesting people's info from software dev kit sold to app makers

Sueball lobbed at OneAudience Data-driven ad biz Facebook filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court on Thursday against another info-snarfing company for allegedly breaking the social network's rules for gathering personal details.…
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Software


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Citefull

Citefull Co-Founders: CSO Crystal Houston and CEO Kyle Grone The Forrest Four-Cast: February 27, 2020 According to a Pew Research Center study, Americans rate fake news as a larger problem than racism, climate change, or terrorism, one that is eroding people’s confidence in government and each other.While the survey found that a majority of the respondents thought that journalists should take responsibility for fixing the problem, Phoenix-based Citefull can play an important role in fixing fa...
Tags: Startups, Media, Trust, San Francisco, Startup, Earth, Starbucks, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Short, Pew Research Center, Dick, Sean Parker, Sxsw, Phoenix, Valley


California Is Abnormally Dry After Low-precipitation Winter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. Drought has expanded from just under 10% last week to nearly a quarter of the state, mainly in central California, the heart of the state’s agricultural sector, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map made public Thursday. The map released weekly shows another 43% of the state ...
Tags: California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Noaa, Jerry Brown, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Sierra, Pacific Northwest, Forest Service, Sierra Nevada, Northwest, Southern California, Southwest


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Flugauto

Flugauto Co-Founders (left to right): Frank Noppel, CEO, Gerrit Becker, CCO, and Alexander Xydas, COO. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 27, 2020 A B2B tech company, Flugauto is developing a world-class UAV platform for aerial delivery of industrial cargo for the energy industry. For businesses that want to transport cargo, they offer the benefits of a helicopter, including speed and access to remote locations, but at the cost of ground transportation.They have an end-to-end solution, from oper...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Stanford, San Francisco, Startup, Earth, Austin, Middle East, Mobility, Mars, Sxsw, United States Europe, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups


An International Eye Test Chart (circa 1907)

From the collection of the US National Library of Medicine, an eye test chart designed by George Mayerle around 1907 to be a complete vision testing solution for speakers of several languages. Running through the middle of the chart, the seven vertical panels test for acuity of vision with characters in the Roman alphabet (for English, German, and other European readers) and also in Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew. A panel in the center replaces the alphabetic characters with symbols f...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Jason Kottke, Mayerle, George Mayerle


Some Uber drivers are refusing to pick up airport passengers because of coronavirus fears (UBER)

Some Uber drivers, anxious about the coronavirus outbreak, say they've taking matters into their own hands to avoid exposure to the illness. On web forums and in interviews with Business Insider, drivers said they're avoiding picking up passengers from airports, cutting down their hours, and cleaning their cars more frequently. US health officials have warned companies to operate under the assumption that an outbreak could occur in the United States in the near future. Drivers said they haven'...
Tags: Uber, London, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Las Vegas, Michael, Bay Area, Nate, Yoo, Aaron Holmes


New legislation would slash impact fees for some California housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to come up with a plan to boost homebuilding this year. “The status quo is simply unacceptable — we aren’t building enough housing,” he said during his State of the State address Feb. 19.  “ … It’s time for California to say yes to housing. We cannot wait.” But it turns out Californians will have to wait for details on how the governor will accomplish these goals. The plan is still being drafted. “I don’t think we have an etched-in-stone, here’s how we’d like to see t...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Associated Press, Venice, Housing Crisis, Orange County


‘Simply Inadequate.’ California Governor Says State Only Has 200 Coronavirus Testing Kits

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California and federal officials were in the midst of an intense effort Thursday to retrace the movements of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus with no known connection to travel abroad or other known causes. The woman lives in Solano County, home to Travis Air Force Base, where dozens of people infected in China or on cruise ships have been treated. But Sonia Angell, director of the Ca...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, News, California, Cdc, China, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Associated Press, Solano County, Wuhan, Gavin Newsom


F8 accompli: Facebook, Epic Games, Microsoft, Unity abandon conference plans over Wuhan coronavirus fears

Big names drop out of GDC, HP axes partner event, stock markets in free fall Growing concern over the spread of the novel Wuhan coronavirus has prompted Epic Games, Microsoft, and Unity to announce on Thursday that they are withdrawing from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month. Facebook has also cancelled the meet-and-greet part of its F8 developer conference in May.…
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Software, Wuhan, Facebook Epic Games Microsoft Unity, Epic Games Microsoft