May 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Google has expanded its footprint in North San Jose to cover 1.27 million square feet. Local officials are saying that the company's acquisitions ensure the long-term financial stability of the city.
April 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Another buzzy tech company with roots in the real estate market has designs on the "smart cities" revolution.
December 17, 2018, 11am PST
Both Apple and Google have announced expansions in recent days that required a ten-figure total to describe.
November 8, 2018, 8am PST
Google's plan to add 12,000 new workers in the city of New York is the second tech company bonanza for the city this week.
November 1, 2018, 8am PDT
San Francisco's Planning Commission rejected a bill that would have made it illegal to open new office cafeterias, recommending that legislation be crafted to allow these eateries to be open to the public instead.
July 31, 2018, 9am PDT
Large corporations providing on-site cafeterias are considered a threat to local restaurant business.
July 8, 2018, 5am PDT
Examples like Elon Musk's subway plan in Chicago, app-driven electric scooters littering sidewalks, and Amazon's general preponderance may point to a tech-dominated urban future. But are localities ceding too much power to the private sector?
July 6, 2018, 6am PDT
Good Jobs First put a price tag on the lucrative deals local and state officials throw at flashy tech companies. It's a trend that is only growing with deals like Foxconn in Wisconsin and the expected Amazon HQ2 announcement.
May 8, 2018, 8am PDT
There are a lot of players in the autonomous vehicle game. It can be hard to keep track of which company is fighting for which share of the market, and which companies are out in front in the race to dominate the emerging industry.
December 31, 2017, 9am PST
An expert says the Republican tax bill is likely to accelerate an exodus away from traditional tech hubs toward more affordable areas.
July 13, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report provides a stark reminder of the stakes for businesses (setting aside the public right of way of other public interests) in the race to be the first to go self-driving.
April 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
The irony isn't lost on the authors of a new report by SPUR: Bay Area companies committed to technology innovation obstinately rely on traditional and inefficient commutes in automobiles.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2017, 9am PDT
What drivers are to rideshare companies, landlords are to Airbnb. In response to complaints, the company is upping outreach to its hosts.
September 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Unlike the earlier iteration, today's full-amenity tech campuses provide their well-paid engineers with Millennial-friendly upper middle class comforts. But is that enough?
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
September 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
A provocative argument or a cautionary tale—an op-ed illustrates the level of conversation surrounding San Francisco's ongoing housing crises and controversies.
January 5, 2015, 6am PST
Eliot Brown, commercial real estate reporter for The Wall Street Journal, writes on urban trends largely influenced by firms seeking to attract the brightest young workers with decidedly urban preferences. Mid-size and large cities are prospering.
January 3, 2015, 7am PST
San Francisco Chronicle Architecture Critic John King dives into the economic and planning dynamics behind the remarkable transformation of 10th and Mission in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 23, 2014, 5am PST
A big picture explanation, with case studies, of why New York's newest wave of commercial businesses won't leave their mark on the city like it might have in the past.