Want to launch a startup in Silicon Valley? These other options may be a smarter bet.
Though San Francisco is home to many tech startups (and very close to Silicon Valley), it has terrible Internet speeds.
Twitter adds photo-tagging, multiple photo features. Klout is reportedly purchased. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
In attempt to deter electronic theft, San Francisco’s Mayor, Ed Lee, and the city’s Police Chief, Greg Suhr, are urging readers to use paper books. The campaign, named Eyes Up, Phones Down, is hoping to reduce the city’s prevalent electronic thefts to zero.
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.
Reporting pot holes can be easy if your mayor is Cory Booker, but for the rest of us tweeting a pot hole often does little to help. That’s why I am really excited about Civic Hero – it’s an app that lets you report on local issues to your city government. But it doesnt’ stop there. Unlike most files at city hall that disappears into filing cabinets in the basement behind mystery doors, your reports actually get follow ups. The app actually tracks each report:
Civic Hero is the easiest way to report community issues such as graffiti, potholes, or damaged public property to your local government. Simply select the type of issue you’re reporting, snap a quick photo or add a comment and you’re done. The app will send your report to the appropriate government agency and track the status of the issue on your behalf. You can also review and comment on issues reported by others in your community. Civic Hero is about ordinary people building extraordinary communities together.
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.
Today only, we’re having a one day sale on our summer social media networking events, AllTwitter Marketing Conference and AllFacebook Marketing Conference, June 4 and 5 in San Francisco. You’ll save $100 off your ticket to either event or $200 off a Combo Pass to attend both. Just use the code ONEDAY when you register.