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Proposed Transbay Terminal in San Francisco. (Transbay Powers Authority)

Transbay Terminal Dispute Between City, Developers Could Drag Out

It started out as a replacement for an old bus station. But it morphed into one of the biggest transit projects in America, complete with towering high-rises, an underground train station, breathtaking lobbies, even a rooftop park.

09/24/2014

The proposed Transbay Tower, which would be the tallest building in San Francisco (Transbay Transit Center)

Disagreement Over Tax May Derail San Francisco Transbay Terminal Deal

A deal between the city of San Francisco and developers building the new Transbay Terminal has become unraveled, opening the possibility for legal action by developers, and leaving the future of a $2.6 billion Caltrain extension to Downtown uncertain.

09/23/2014

Crescent Bay, Oculus' latest virtual reality headset which boasts 360-degree tracking. (photo courtesy Oculus)

Oculus Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset Boasts With 360-Degree Head Tracking

Oculus’ headset covers a user’s eyes and can create immersive worlds that react to head movement.

09/20/2014

Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension

The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.

09/09/2014

Flower close up (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Hope To Stave Off Eviction From Historic Building

Former Mayor Art Agnos is calling on Mayor Ed Lee to come to the San Francisco Flower Mart building and tell the tenants what the city is going to do to protect them from eviction as its long-term lease is about to expire.

08/27/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

The Century 21 Theater in San Jose, California. (Save the Domes)

Famed Century 21 Domed Theater In San Jose Is Granted Historical Status

The 50-year-old iconic domed theater has long been in the crosshairs of developers, as the site is seen as valuable land for both business and residential developments.

06/11/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi on February 10, 2014. (Hoang Dinh/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: ‘Flappy Bird’ App Closes Up Shop

Our technology analyst ponders why the game developer behind the Flappy Birds app is shutting down shop for what he’s reportedly calling an addictive pastime.

02/12/2014

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