Tag Archives: San Francisco

Amazon Opens Warehouses To Tours

I thought you brought the map From CNN Money: Amazon opens warehouses to tours Of Amazon’s 37 U.S. fulfillment centers, six will begin offering public tours this month. I’ll bet the technology and organization would be fascinating, but one look … Continue reading

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San Francisco Rent Control Tenant Buyout Offers Now Approaching 100 Months Rent

We’d love to take your $50,000, but we can’t afford it From the S.F. Gate: S.F. landlords offer tenants tempting offers to move out This is what San Francisco rent control has become. 24 years ago, the Reyes family moved into … Continue reading

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The Step-By-Step Guide To Destroying San Francisco’s Housing Market

It’s so expensive nobody lives there anymore From the SFGate: Airbnb sublets in S.F. land some renters in the doghouse The Gentleman Economist finds San Francisco’s charms appealing: Beautiful coastal topography, including hills, fog, a gorgeous bridge and the country’s largest … Continue reading

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The Tech World Routes Around Another Hated Monopoly

Now there’s another option (Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images, from SFGate) From the SFGate: App-based ride services lure drivers from S.F. cab companies It’s another example of the tech world routing around a hated monopoly.  For decades, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation … Continue reading

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Why San Francisco Is Special For Start-ups

From Inc. Magazine:  San Francisco’s Real Start-up Secret Sauce I hope our stock price climbs this quickly It seems everybody’s economic development boosters want their place to be the next “Silicon (something)”.  There’s even a Wikipedia page listing the more … Continue reading

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