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WhatsApp will be the one of many mobile app purchases by Big Tech

If you consider yourself baffled as to how WhatsApp sold for that ridiculous sum of $19 billion, join the club. What’s this thing that’s worth... More»

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Even with a minor storm expected Wednesday and a major one moving through the state this Friday and Saturday, California's drought remains severe. February... More»


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Antonio García-Martínez still remembers the feeling of drowning. It was the spring of 2008, and he was a 32-year-old programmer at Goldman Sachs... More»

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The most inscrutable rich person in San Francisco has surprisingly pedestrian taste in coffee. We’re talking utilitarian, non–... More»


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Caruso’s Dream, a new public artwork by local artists brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn featuring 13 suspended, 2,000-pound... More»