James Franco discusses growing up in Silicon Valley
Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.
It's good to have someone with over 17 million Facebook friends on your side, especially when it involves a political campaign. According to Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg, the social network billionaire, will hold a fundraiser next month for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie out in Palo Alto, Californ ... More >>
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So that extra two dollars you're spending on organic produce might not actually be worth it. According to some researchers at Stanford University, organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. "People choose to buy organic foods for many different reasons. One of them is perceived heal ... More >>
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 >>
[See More 3 Good Things: Murakami, Gianduia, Barista Crushes | Scratch 'n' Sniff | Orbiting Sprinkles] 1 A very interesting story about the former president and COO of McDonalds, currently developing a sustainable, healthy brand of fast food in Palo Alto. [Wired] 2 A Q A with Miriam Simun, a gradu ... More >>
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 >>
The actor/writer/artist shows off his latest book
Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>
Former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, a longtime adviser to Barack Obama, is "in talks" to work in a senior communications role at Facebook, Andrew Ross Sorkin reports at the New York Times' DealBook blog. Gibbs' role would lend the company some press savvy legitimacy ahead of the company's ma ... More >>
Uber, the San Francisco-based car service start-up, is expanding from California to New York City beginning "in a few short weeks," TechCrunch reports today. Do we need more cars? Do we need to pay more money for more cars? Maybe in the outer boroughs! But what if it will run you as much as t ... More >>
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has filed a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, 31, after a series of very dark Facebook messages -- "please help me, then I am ready to die for you... Please understand my pain" -- and repeated uninvited visits to the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, T ... More >>
Paul Quitoriano Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
Can Jame Franco write, too?
Yesterday, Kanye West traveled to tech world, baffling a crowd of cellphone-toting Facebook employees by performing in their Palo Alto cafeteria, a cappella, in a sharp suit and matching scarf. Why they couldn't get him some sort of beat-delivery apparatus is unclear, though these raps sound more ... More >>
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 12, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 30 The Voice Will Be 15c Increased production cost and the expansion in the size of the paper have made it necessary for The Voice to raise the price of newsstand copies by five cents. Next week The Voice w ... More >>
The most newsworthy assaults are those with unique keywords, like "cleaver." Qi Xian Huang's wife "accidentally swept dirt over his feet while cleaning" in their Bay Ridge apartment, says the Daily News, so he hit her in the head with a meat cleaver. Shao Ling Ye is in critical condition at Lutheran ... More >>
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