December 2013 Archive

Mayor pushes to accelerate housing creation throughout SF

(SF Examiner) – Mayor Ed Lee stood …to announce his intentions to speed up the approval process for housing development citywide…

The 13 weirdest Bay Area crime stories of 2013

(SF Gate) – Ah, the Bay Area. Weird and dirty, strange and exotic.

The Cult of Vitamix

(Bus. Week) – The Vitamix 5200 high-performance blender is squat, black, and rubberized, loud as a leaf blower and powerful enough to pulverize a steer.

The Triumph Of The Visual Web

(readwrite) – Turns out that “show, don’t tell” also applies to websites and apps—and in a big way, too.

65% of World’s Top Brands Are Active on Instagram

(Mashable) – Almost two-thirds (65%) of the world’s most valuable brands now have an active Instagram account…

OctaneCloud AMI zooms past expectations, now free

(CNET) – Amazon Web Services’ latest streaming success for games and apps…becomes popular enough to drop from $99 to nada.

Endless fun

(Aeon) – The question is not whether we can upload our brains onto a computer, but what will become of us when we do…

How To Make An $8 Million McLaren F1 For Just $37,000

(Yahoo) – With only 106 McLaren F1s ever built, one of the most sought after supercars of all time won’t be landing under your Christmas ...

Swimming champ, 9, gives trophy to hospitalized rival

(Today) – Josh Zuchowski, 9, decided he was not only going to compete in honor of his biggest rival, but also win the top trophy ...

In Texas, Search Warrants Can Now Be Based on a “Prediction of a Future Crime”

(Dallas Observer) – Police…had been watching Michael Fred Wehrenberg’s home for a month when, late in the summer of 2010, they received a tip…

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