Baseball’s Billionaires by the Bay: Forbes, September 2010

Baseball billionaires? No, I’m not talking about the players – they may be millionaires, but I have yet to hear of a billion dollar ballplayer. (That may happen: Alex Rodriguez‘ last contract, the richest ever, paid him more than a quarter billion dollars over 10 years.) But the owners, now there’s another story. Looking at my […]

Economic Impact Report: UCSF, June 2010

In an age of remarkable scientific and technological advancements, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) stands as one of the principal economic engines in San Francisco and the nine-county Bay Area. UCSF benefits the entire San Francisco Bay Area, generating more than 39,000 jobs and producing an estimated $6.2 billion economic impact when including […]

Trendy Technology Leads to New Jobs: Los Angeles Times, March 2010

Reporting from San Francisco — The technology industry is always looking for the next new thing, and that’s helping drive the latest hiring push. Such initiatives as green technology and “cloud computing” could even fuel an overall economic comeback, technology analysts say. “After three long years of putting off technology investments, companies inevitably want to […]

No Surprise: Apple Unveils Long Awaited Tablet Computer: Los Angeles Times, January 2010

Steve Jobs shows off the unfortunately named iPad. Credit: Tony Avelar / Bloomberg, via the LA Times. I live-blogged the unveiling of the iPad in San Francisco for the Los Angeles Times, using my Twitter account. After years of speculation that Apple Inc. would bring to market a new tablet computer, the company today took the covers […]

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin Wants More Computers in Schools: Los Angeles TImes, October 2009

High school dropout Sergey Brin has a few ideas on how the educational system should be improved. Not surprisingly  from a guy who co-founded Google, where he still serves as president of technology and one of the company’s three key decision-makers, a lot of those ideas center on computers. “It’s important for students to be put […]

Facebook Becoming Big Friend of Small Business: Los Angeles Times, October 2009

Charles Nelson, president of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills baker to the stars, doesn’t have a Facebook profile. Nelson, who works seven days a week, has no time for chatting online with Facebook friends. But Nelson is logged on to Facebook all the time. That’s because more than 70,000 people have declared themselves fans of […]

Facebook Serves as Portal to Customer’ Thoughts: Los Angeles Times, October 2009

Perhaps the most compelling reason for a business to get on Facebook is the likelihood that its customers are already there — and talking about it. Charles Nelson, president of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, said it’s crucial to pay attention to what people are saying about your business online. He and others at Sprinkles […]