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San Francisco becomes the first city to ban tobacco on ground

The San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee has signed a bill that bans the use of chewing tobacco from all its sports stadiums, including AT&T Park. San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields.

Matthew L. Myers, president of the... read more

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban chewing tobacco from its playing fields

San Francisco has become the first city across the nation to ban chewing tobacco from its playing fields such as AT&T Park, which is home to the San Francisco Giants.

Players and the manager of the team have expressed support for the ordinance that Mayor Ed Lee signed into law on... read more

‘Microsoft Ignite’ enterprise-focused event to be held in Chicago next week

With Microsoft's three-day Build 2015 developers' conference in San Francisco having come to an end, the company's focus has now shifted to its forthcoming event - 'Microsoft Ignite' -- scheduled to be held next week.

The Microsoft Ignite is an enterprise-centric event which will be... read more

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Software giant Microsoft is scheduled to hold its Build 2015 developer conference this week, from April 29 to May 1, 2015. The conference will be held in San Francisco, at The Moscone Center; and will commence at 08:30 PST (16:30 BST) on April 29.

At the Build 2015 developer conference,... read more

San Francisco Board of Supervisors approve Ban on Smokeless Tobacco use at Sports Fields

A ban on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields gets approved from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Mark Farrell proposed the idea on health grounds. He was of the view that smokeless tobacco has no place in sporting events that are heavily attended by impressionable... read more

Business travelers are favoring Uber rides

According to a new report by expense-management system provider Certify, 47% of the ground transportation rides in March were through Uber.

The transportation rides tripled from the 14% of rides that Uber had just over a year ago in January 2014. Uber now tops taxi rides for business... read more

Facebook opening up Messenger to developers; launching new Messenger features for businesses

In an announcement made at the F8 Developer’s Conference held in San Francisco on Wednesday, Facebook said that it is opening its Messenger service to outside developers, so as to enable them to create companion apps for the service.

In addition, Facebook also said at the conference that... read more

Former San Francisco officer, who was involved in racist text message scandal, resigns

According to Anthony Brass, attorney of a 46-year-old Michael Robison, one of the four San Francisco officers under investigation for sending racist and homophobic texts, resigned on Wednesday.

The racist text messages between 2011 and 2012 were targeted on gays and minorities which were... read more

Lyft is targeting $1 Billion in Gross Revenue This Year, says CEO Logan Green

San-Francisco-based Ridesharing company Lyft is targeting $1 billion in revenue during the current year, said CEO Logan Green. At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Monday, Green informed that the company is experiencing rapid growth and their team is planning to expand in more... read more

Pinterest raises $367 million at $11 billion valuation in Series G funding round

Social network Pinterest has raised $367 in the latest funding round, valuing the company at $11 billion, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann has been planning international expansion of the photo tagging and product promotion network... read more

NASA Teaming up with Osterhout Design Group to Create Smart Eyeglasses for Astronauts

NASA is joining hands with San Francisco’s Osterhout Design Group to develop computerized glasses for astronauts that can help them in a number of ways from how to repair a latch on their ship to carrying out experiment in space.

Main objective of the project is to develop a system using... read more

Docker acquires Kitematic for undisclosed amount

On Tuesday, Docker Inc announced the acquisition of privately-held Kitematic for an undisclosed amount. Docker Inc is the main commercial sponsor behind the Docker open-source container application virtualization technology; while Kitematic is an open-source project which facilitates users in... read more

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