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    September 16, 2012

    Rightbloggers Turn Benghazi Truthers, Spin Egypt, Libya Riots As Obama Treason

    Last week, upon learning that an anti-Islamic film existed, extremists in several Arab cities rampaged, and in Benghazi killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton denounced both the violence and the film, and Libyan authorities apprehended so ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Joe Fires Up the Roasters

    Joe brings Guatemala to your press pot. [See More Kaffee Klatsch: Espresso To Stay, Surfboard To Go? | Black Coffee Roasting Company Beans Arrive at Murray's] Walk around San Francisco's South Bay for a while, through Silicon Valley towns like Mountain View and Palo Alto, and you're likely to dis ... More >>

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    July 22, 2012

    Long Island City's Tech Takeover

    The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Scientology Scuffle Over Xenu: When a Protester is Attacked!

    Getting a face full of unhappy Scientologist​Tommy Gorman has a pretty in-your-face way of protesting the Church of Scientology. He positions himself outside the entrance to San Francisco's Scientology "org" holding a video camera and another device that plays an audio recording. As workers a ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Google Announces Real Robot Cars

    ​The end is really, really nigh. Google has announced, simultaneously on their official blog and in a front page story set for Sunday's New York Times, that they "have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves." But not "have developed" as in, they're in a lab somewhere waiting f ... More >>

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    October 2, 2010

    Why The Social Network is All Good For Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

    ​As is being reported across the entire internet, but initially by the New York Times, employees of the social network Facebook spent their Friday night spread out across two theaters in Mountain View, watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook. The group, which gifted the local Cen ... More >>

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    June 27, 2010

    Google Launching Facebook Killer "Google Me"; Facebook Movie Trailer Hits YouTube

    ​Maybe I'm just not up on the lingo of the tech world, but why is a new product always set up to "kill" an existing product? Aren't these unrealistically lofty expectations, especially when the thing you're trying to "kill" -- in this case Facebook -- has nearly half a billion users worldwide? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Part 2 of Our Jimmy Carbone Interview: the Joys of Porchetta, the Folly of Pomegranate Beverages

    ​Yesterday, we chatted with Jimmy Carbone about the history of his East 7th Street bar and restaurant, Jimmy's 43. Today, Jimmy talks beer, bacon, and his favorite New York meal. At Jimmy's No. 43 you offer more than 40 beers--do you have a favorite? Well, it depends on the season. I actuall ... More >>

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    August 1, 2009

    Weekend Special: Amazing Things I Ate in the Bay Area

    ​"Crab butter" featuring local crab at the Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco (click to savor) A recent 10-day trip to San Francisco convinced me that, taken together, the California coastal strip from San Jose to Fort Bragg offers eating every bit as good as we have here in the NY metro area. T ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Google Exec to Obama Transition Team

    The Obama Presidency promises to be Googlicious. Obama spent an hour at Mountain View last year talking to Google employees who, excited by his "Google-Friendly" tech platform, showered him with donations. Later Google was accused by rightbloggers of shutting down anti-Obama Blogger sites. Now Oba ... More >>

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    June 26, 2007

    Mike Bloomberg, Free at Last

    But while a Republican, the mayor made quite a contribution to the party