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Film chronicles early days of IPO giant Alibaba

Vimeo plays host to a documentary about the Chinese e-commerce company, featuring a look at CEO "Crazy Jack" Ma.

By May 28, 2014

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SF Chronicle said to demolish paywall after four months

The newspaper introduced a new subscription-only Web site in March that charged for access to "premium" stories and columns. But its content is reportedly free now.

By August 13, 2013

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The Amazon Circus: All the world's a stage in today's media disputes

Here's a snapshot of the high-profile hubbub between those who make art and the online firms that sell it.

By November 14, 2014

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VSCO Cam 4.0 optimized for iPad, new features for iPhone

Visual Supply Company announced an update Thursday for its popular app, VSCO Cam, a photo editor that packs a lot of power behind its minimalist interface.

By November 13, 2014

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Alleged operator of illegal-drug bazaar Silk Road 2.0 arrested

A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.

By November 6, 2014

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HomeAway sues San Francisco to block new 'Airbnb law'

A vacation rental site contends that newly signed ordinance violates the US Constitution and discriminates against non-permanent SF residents.

By November 3, 2014

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Weekend fun: Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles is free for iOS

The Force is...solid in this new and original Lego Star Wars minigame, which offers kid-friendly gameplay and parent-friendly pricing.

By May 10, 2013

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San Francisco passes 'Airbnb law,' one step closer to making rentals legal

The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's warning that the law could be detrimental to the city.

By October 21, 2014

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Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.

By October 20, 2014

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Book chronicles cat's secret life

Where do cats go when they roam? Author Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton used GPS and video cameras to get answers.

By April 16, 2013