The bottom line is, the money Twitter isn’t paying the city could have easily been reinvested into that neighborhood or programs designed to alleviate the problems associated with it. Instead, it was given as a handout to a tech company to keep them from skipping town to nearby Brisbane.
Groupon today launched “Reserve,” a platform that allows users to get discount pricing at upscale restaurants by booking at off-peak times. The feature, which is live in 10 major U.S. metropolitan markets, will also soon include discounts at other upscale venues, including spas, salons, hotels and entertainment brands, Groupon said.
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee today pointed to the growth of the technology industry as a major success of his administration, even as anger in the city has mounted over skyrocketing rents and urban congestion worsened by the fleet of private buses that take workers to and from the campuses of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley.
In an ongoing effort to recover from early outrage over its prices, Uber will cut fares in home city of San Francisco by 25 percent over the Memorial Day weekend.
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Uber is in the midst of a fundraising round that values the company at $1 billion, according to Reuters’ report.
It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. San Francisco is home to the defending World Series-champion San Francisco Giants and home to Twitter and, in baseball terms, to Facebook. But the Giants place a mediocre fourth in the social media fandom, according to this infographic from Silverpop.
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