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Tech Boom

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman (center) and other Yelp executives applaud after ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Yelp CEO Reviews His Own Site On 10th Anniversary, Weighs In On Rising San Francisco Rents

CEO Jeremy Stoppelman didn’t seem disturbed as he sat down to discuss Yelp’s evolution in the 10 years since he began working on a way for people to share recommendations about local merchants with Russ Simmons, a fellow engineer he met while working at PayPal.

08/07/2014

Screenshot of Bluoz.com. (Bluoz.com)

Gentrification And Crime, Techies And Drug Users: ‘Crackhead Cam’ Captures Transition Of San Francisco Mid-Market

San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood is undergoing a transition. While it has a burgeoning nightlife, a blogger’s webcam shows not all of it is pretty.

07/23/2014

Protestors block tech shuttle buses between market and mission streets. (Mark Kelly/CBS)

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against Techies

As protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.

02/13/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Disputes Link Between Soaring Tech Sector, Rising Rents

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come to the defense of the city’s technology industry, saying the job growth in the tech sector should not be blamed for skyrocketing rents in the city.

12/19/2013

Twitter users, including actor Patrick Stewart (R), rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) while also celebrating Twitter's IPO on November 7, 2013 in New York City. Twitter went public November 7, on the NYSE selling at a market price of $45.10, with the initial price being set at $26 on November 6. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Twitter IPO Heralding New Tech Boom, Or Bust?

This, of course, is not the Bay Area’s first tech boom. But one of the differences this time around is that it comes after a recession.

11/07/2013

Ed Lee

San Francisco’s Mayor Touts Mid-Market Revitalization Ahead Of Twitter IPO

In anticipation of Twitter’s initial public offering this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took a stroll down Market Street on Monday to check out and assess the rapidly changing Mid-Market area.

11/04/2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: A Mayoral Tale Of Two Cities

While low approval ratings plague Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, it doesn’t appear she’ll be going anywhere. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is leading his city in a period of rapid expansion.

03/11/2013

Homeless Camp

Many Left Behind As Silicon Valley Rebounds

While the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.

03/10/2013

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Silicon Valley Tech Boom Sparks Huge Real Estate Sale

According to a recent regulatory filing, long-time real estate investor and developer Carl Berg is selling about 100 commercial properties in Santa Clara County and Fremont.

11/06/2012

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