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Spectrum auction compromise part of payroll tax cut bill

Congressional compromise to extend the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits also includes authorization funding for a public safety wireless network.

By February 16, 2012


SF gives preliminary OK to payroll tax break for Twitter

Board of Supervisors gives preliminary approval to a payroll tax package designed to keep Twitter and other companies in the city. Opponents consider it an unnecessary corporate giveaway.

By April 5, 2011


Mahalo: Our hacker employee is no threat to your privacy

Jason Calacanis discovers a felon on his payroll, but doesn't fire him.

By March 5, 2009


SF gives boost to Twitter tax break

The city's Board of Supervisors is one step closer to passing payroll tax breaks to businesses that move to the city's Mid-Market district. It's aimed at growing companies like Twitter.

By April 12, 2011


A cloudy future for open-source applications

DimDim and Acquia have two new cloud offerings that promise to deliver customer value while funding the vendors' payroll.

By September 8, 2009


How turf wars and miscues crippled SpiralFrog

Before the doors closed at the once-promising start-up, money got tight, and the payroll went unpaid. Management squabbles made a bad situation even worse.

By August 11, 2009


SF gives boost to Twitter tax break

This story initially mischaracterized the vote that occurred Tuesday. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to pass the payroll tax legislation on first reading, but a second reading and vote is required. That is scheduled for April 19. The story's headline and text have been rewritten to reflect that reality.

By April 15, 2011


Microsoft cuts 2,100 employees worldwide

As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18.

By September 18, 2014


Round two of Microsoft layoff expected Thursday

Job cuts will hit nearly all divisions later this week in the second wave of the company's larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, sources tell ZDNet.

By September 16, 2014


Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco

A major migration is under way, with technology companies large and small setting up shop in San Francisco and bypassing the historic heart of the tech industry.

By August 22, 2014