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Quoted: Details from Sean Parker’s ‘not gross’ wedding

“It was 'Citizen Kane' meets Gatsby – like in its scale — but beautiful, not gross or overwhelming.” -- Ken Fulk, San Francisco designer who helped plan the decor for Sean Parker's lavish Big Sur wedding in June, describing Read More →

Off topic: Fantasy maps, ‘Oregon Trail,’ hipster logos and the new Doctor Who

Check out these maps of unrealized city plans. (Like San Francisco filled with freeways and a second Bay Bridge.) Oops, I just died of typhoid; here's the inside story of the classic computer game "Oregon Trail." Read More →

Tech Files First Take: Google Glass

Google Glass has a lot of potential for certain applications, but the new wearable technology product needs a lot of polishing if it's ever to go mainstream. Read More →

Is you is or is you ain’t my iPad mini with retina display?

The old blogosphere has been talking out of both sides of its mouth lately about a possibly refreshed iPad mini in the works that may or may not, depending on the report one reads, sport that to-die-for retina display Read More →

Adobe buys web-marketing firm

San Jose-based Adobe Systems has bought Satellite, an Atlanta business, from digital marketing company Search Discovery for an undisclosed amount. Satellite's technology helps track the marketing potential of different web sites. Few details were disclosed about the deal.  But in a blog Read More →

Demonstrations planned to mark anniversary of Chevron fire

It's been almost a year since the fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery. Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations prior to the August 6, 2012 fire that sent Read More →

Facebook plans TV-style ads to go with TV-sized audience

Facebook is reportedly planning to sell TV-style ads in its News Feed for up to a whopping $2.5 million a pop. And why not? A new report finds among young people, Facebook's prime-time audience is bigger than that of network Read More →

Quoted: Nothing funny about patent trolls

"The problem is, if you’re going to have a patent on, say, a button on a keyboard, then anytime someone turns on a computer you’re going to randomly go after people and say, “Did you use this button?” “Yeah.” “Then Read More →

Off topic: Geek awards, ‘Game of Thrones’ trivia, 3D classic car, and era-defining songs

Congratulations geeks, you now officially have your own awards show: The Geekies. How would you fare in a "Game of Thrones" bar trivia night? A guy in New Zealand is building a replica of a classic Read More →

OpenTable: “Give us your hungry, your cashless in San Francisco

How fitting for gastro-glorious San Francisco that the City by the Bay will be the first test location for OpenTable's foray into the mobile-payment realm. Matthew Roberts, the CEO of the restaurant-reservation service that has become de rigueur for many frequent Read More →
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