Tech

09 Nov 2022

The Second Dot-com Bubble Is Bursting

“Irrational exuberance” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan first uttered the phrase in 1996, describing what he considered an alarming economic trend. The rise of home internet usage was spurring several investors to stake digital claims like an online Oklahoma land run. Tech companies sprang up overnight, each hoping to

Jake Warren 2
28 Oct 2022

Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Immediately Fires CEO

Elon Musk has officially taken over Twitter. Musk paid for the San Francisco-based social media company just one day before the deadline to complete the $44 billion deal or face a lengthy battle in court. His first act was to fire several top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned

Jake Warren 1
01 Jul 2022

Why Remote Employees May Have to go Hybrid

On the surface, hybrid work environments feel like a compromise. A mix of in-person meetings and a remote zoom work environment. Office snacks, face time, a change in environment, in-person connection, hallway conversations, and free lunch – are all things we’d get if we were back in the office. Sounds

Katy Atchison 0
21 Jun 2022

BART Fare Increase Approved By Officials

Shootings. Stabbings. Derailments. Operating system and equipment failures. “Unscheduled” track maintenance. Civilians walking in the tunnels. These are only some of the problems plaguing our Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Ridership is 30-to-40% of its weekday pre-pandemic levels, and the aging agency sees about half its previous weekend riders. Despite

Jake Warren 0
Woman sitting on white bed with laptop.
06 Apr 2022

San Francisco Leads the Nation in its Desire to Avoid the Office

Although small businesses are beginning to see more revenue as San Franciscans return to the office, the return isn’t altogether welcome for the office workers themselves.  In fact, San Francisco leads the nation in its desire to avoid the carpeted confines of the office.  An economics professor at Stanford University

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
16 Mar 2022

The Chillingly Prophetic Art of Lynn Hershman Leeson

Internationally acclaimed media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has a knack for divining the cultural bent of the future through her art. On Saturday, March 5, Leeson sat down with feminist scholar Peggy Phelan and SFMOMA curator Corey Keller at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts to discuss the relationship between technology and the female

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
01 Mar 2022

Elon Musk, Google and Mark Zuckerberg Have Plans For Our Future. Is That A Good Thing?

As time passes, real life appears to be less relevant than ever.  The only space that needs to be taken seriously is the digital space. Things like the Metaverse, Elon Musk’s brainchip, and Google’s billion dollar mission to “solve death” are all concepts that sound like plots in science fiction

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 3
02 Feb 2022

You Can Now Ride in a Driverless Car in San Francisco

San Francisco may be the first city to experience the advent of driverless cars.  Just yesterday, Cruise announced it would extend its driverless car service to the general public.  Cruise was founded by Kyle Vogt in San Francisco in 2013, and was acquired by General Motors in 2016. Since General

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0