San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco is a city in California, United States.

San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

In 1846 the USA annexed the state of California. On 9 July 1846, USS Portsmouth sailed into San Francisco Bay and sailors and marines went ashore and raised the US flag. The little settlement of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco (after the bay) on 30 January 1847. At that time San Francisco only had a population of about 800. In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in the area reached New York. As a result people went to San Francisco by the thousands, and the population boomed. In 1849 the population of San Francisco reached 25,000.




Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





Eric Eldon
April 18, 2020
Cities around the world have become home this decade to distributed tech teams and homegrown startup successes. Each of these additional layers of experience and specialization help to make each local community stronger, like what began happening in Silicon Valley many decades ago. Now layoffs are striking deep into these fragile, complex ecosystems. Yes, companies [...]
Lucas Shaw | Bloomberg
April 18, 2020
While sports leagues and restaurants try to figure out when they can reopen to the public, theres growing recognition among music industry executives that concerts wont be coming back anytime soon.
April 16, 2020
Mammoth Biosciences today announced the publication of a study demonstrating the power of its platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 from respiratory swab RNA extracts in under 45 minutes. The study, published in Nature Biotechnology , contains the first peer-reviewed data using CRISPR diagnostics for COVID-19, with the largest set of patient samples to-date. There is an urgent need for rapid and accessible testing of the novel coronavirus for an effective public health response. The curre...
Sandra Upson
April 15, 2020
Lee Holloway programmed internet security firm Cloudflare into being. But then he became apathetic, distant, and unpredictable--for a long time, no one could make sense of it.
Daisuke Wakabayashi, Tiffany Hsu and Mike Isaac
April 14, 2020
Though ad sales at the two companies are expected to be down, they are likely to fare better than smaller peers and publishers.
Ted Loos
April 8, 2020
Coming shows involve artificial intelligence, but underlying them is a concern: "What are we unleashing?"
Peter Conrad
April 7, 2020
the Guardian
A homeless man sleeping on the street in San Francisco, not far from the city's 'gleaming corporate palaces'. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP
Michelle Konstantinovsky
April 6, 2020
Back in the 1930s, folks realized they needed a better way to cross the Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco and the Marin Headlands than by boat. Over eighty years later, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city's most prominent landmark.
Adam Rogers
April 1, 2020
San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.
Alex Davies
April 1, 2020
Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.
Hayden Dingman
March 31, 2020
"There's a world beyond my bedroom, and if I can't go to it then I can at least bring it to me for a few hours at a time."
March 28, 2020
Trend in India
The researchers stated that "SARS-CoV-2 RNA was recognized on quite a lot of surfaces (Representational) New York: In what may change your complete debate about how lengthy new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) survives on the floor, new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the coronavirus RNA was current even after ...
Natasha Mascarenhas
March 25, 2020
Victoria Stafford, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, was set to begin working at Yelp in June as a sales intern -- the only internship she applied to. And then it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "When I first read the cancellation email, I didn't believe it. I refreshed my inbox; I rubbed [...]
Nellie Bowles
March 25, 2020
As people become hostages in their own homes, hired clowns and costume nights may not be enough to maintain sanity.
Lauren Goode
March 25, 2020
If you're lucky enough to have a job that lets you shelter in place while you work, here are some ways to stay productive in your downtime.
By Michael Thomsen For
March 24, 2020
Mail Online
2,000 emergency medical workers in San Francisco will wear smart rings while they sleep to help detect early symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including elevated temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
Greg Kumparak
March 17, 2020
With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the Healthcare/Biotech, Fintech, and Non-profit companies.
Megan Rose Dickey
March 16, 2020
Earlier today, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a shelter-in-place order in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order legally requires people to stay home as much as possible unless it's essential that they leave to do things like go to the grocery store, buy gas or go to the pharmacy. So, [...]
Brian Heater
March 16, 2020
Six Bay Area Counties -- San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda -- announced a "shelter in place" order. The lockdown, unveiled at a press conference earlier, starts at 12:01 AM Tuesday. It's not a full lockdown, but it's quite sweeping and strict nonetheless, as North California attempts to curb the [...]
Kirsten Korosec
March 10, 2020
Uber Advanced Technologies Group has resumed testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, two years after the company scaled back its testing program following a fatal crash in Arizona that killed a pedestrian. Uber's self-driving vehicle unit is tiptoeing back into testing its autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. Uber ATG ended all testing on public roads after one [...]


Golden logo
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0; additional terms apply. By using this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.