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Newsom: 'Green' tech promises not good enough

San Francisco's mayor pushes energy independence, plug-in hybrids, and taxes on carbon and gasoline, but warns of overexuberance about clean tech.

By March 4, 2008


Watch California Lt. Gov. try out Google's Project Glass

Google's co-founder lets California's lieutenant governor and Current TV talk show host Gavin Newsom try on a pair of Project Glass specs, without revealing much of how they work.

By May 29, 2012


San Francisco's taxis go green

Mayor Gavin Newsom announces that 55 percent of San Francisco's taxis now run on alternative fuels.

By March 22, 2010


San Francisco mayor: 'We're all geeks!'

In a fireside chat in Second Life, Gavin Newsom pays homage to everyone's inner geek.

By January 8, 2008


Green tech, jobs hailed in Virgin America expansion

The colorful airline brought in California's governor and San Francisco's mayor to celebrate its first international route from San Francisco to Toronto.

By June 29, 2010


So much for mobile only: Flipboard heads to the desktop

Nearly 75 million mobile users have created more than 2 million magazines, and now the the company wants to bring its flips to the Web. CEO Mike McCue recalls a time when Flipboard was just a cardboard cutout of an iPad.

By July 23, 2013


Ex-SF tech convicted of hijacking city network

Former San Francisco network administrator faces five-year sentence after being found guilty of felony charge of denying computer access.

By April 27, 2010


San Francisco: Electric car city?

Venture trying to get all passenger vehicles in Israel to run on batteries rather than gasoline could extend its plans to the city by the Bay.

By May 14, 2008


The Obama presidency: 'It's the network, stupid'

A panel of political wonks attribute Obama's election to Web 2.0 and wax enthusiastic about the next administration.

By November 7, 2008