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Silicon Valley Techies Ditch Pricey Bay Area, Head South To Buy Mansions, Pied-A-Terres For Less

Los Angeles real estate agent Tami Pardee says tech buyers from Silicon Valley make up about 10 percent of her current clients. “They’re buying second homes — or third or fourth homes.”

03/21/2015

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Salon.com Founder’s Speech Blasts His New Bernal Heights Techie Neighbors For Ruining The Vibe

Bernal Heights, once home to artists and blue-collar workers is now “the hottest zip code in town.” David Talbot says that’s a bad thing and blames the techies who moved in.

01/29/2015

2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Gift ideas for the techies on your list this season.

12/08/2014

MIssion Playground Confrontation

VIDEO: Soccer Field Reservation Flap Pits SF Neighbors Against Dropbox Techies In Caught-On-Camera Quarrel

A incident captured on camera that quickly went viral depicts the increasingly acrimonious relations between long-time San Francisco residents and the newly rich techies encroaching on their neighborhods, as a group of Dropbox employees who reserved a soccer field using a new city-sponsored app try to get a group of kids using the field to move.

10/10/2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Strange Bedfellows: Silicon Valley Techies ‘Like’ Conservative Senator Rand Paul

There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism. It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.

07/19/2014

A surfer prepares to jump off the cliffs into the Pacific Ocean at Steamer Lane, a well known surfing spot, on July 3, 2008 in Santa Cruz, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Santa Cruz Looks To Keep Tech Community In Town

To most of the outside world, Santa Cruz is known for the wide open ocean, its beaches, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A few blocks from shore, a vibrant and growing tech community exists.

04/25/2014

A visitor of the 'NEXT Berlin' conference tries out the Google Glass on April 24, 2013 in Berlin. 'NEXT Berlin' describes itself as 'a meeting place for the European digital industry'. Organisers say that at the conference, 'marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months'. The conference is running from April 23 to 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLE SPATA / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Is Google Glass’ One-Day Sale Hype?

Google’s high tech glasses are usually sold only to people invited to buy them. But the company made them available for one day only on Tuesday to anyone in the U.S. who wants to buy them.

04/15/2014