Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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Swiftdine Speeds Up Dining Out: Gigster blog, July 13, 2016

Swiftdine Speeds Up Dining Out  July 13, 2016 By Dan Fost Like so many other innovations in technology today, Swiftdine has its roots in an everyday problem that someone wanted to solve. The Azeez family of Lima, Ohio, enjoyed eating …

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Hana El-Samad: ‘A Star in Her Field’: UCSF, March 26, 2013

Hana El-Samad: ‘A Star in Her Field’ To explain her research into the workings of cells, UCSF scientist Hana El-Samad offers an analogy from the world of machines. “Imagine a telephone or Internet network,” she says. “Despite their staggering complexity, …

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The IPO Shopping Cart: San Francisco magazine, May 2012

The IPO Shopping Cart Yes, it feels like 1999 all over again. But will the newly minted millionaires from Zynga, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Facebook burn through their cash the way many did in the bubblicious days of the dot-com boom? …

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SXSW 2008: Revenge of the nerds

Everyone kept asking for a take on the Sarah Lacy-Mark Zuckerberg keynote interview run awry at South by Southwest in Austin last week. Having weighed in on the subject in, I might as well offer my thoughts.  My main thought …

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I can get Satisfaction

I come across a lot of startups in my work as a technology journalist, and quite often I can’t tell if they have any shot of making it. I admire the passion, but I know that they face many hurdles, …

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Feel better, Om Malik

I’d like to join the chorus wishing for Om Malik‘s speedy recovery. In today’s New York Times, I have a story about how Om suffered a heart attack just after Christmas — and how other A-list bloggers like Paul Kedrosky …

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Fortune, if not fame

A story I wrote about what Rupert Murdoch might do with the San Francisco Web site is up today on Fortune has revamped its Web site, and it looks great. Now, instead of stories appearing to come from …

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USA Today: Cash, charge or cell phone?

I’ve got a story in this morning’s USA Today about how cell phones will soon have credit card information stored in a chip, so that you’ll only have to wave it over a scanner in order to pay for something. …

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Second Life will be bigger than the Internet

That was the startling assertion I heard from Philip Rosedale, CEO of San Francisco’s Linden Lab, producer of the virtual world Second Life, at a breakfast hosted by Conde Nast’s new business magazine Portfolio at the St. Regis Hotel in …

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