On-demand booze delivery app Thirstie comes to San Francisco
 
Posted: 2 Sep 2014, 7:11 pm
From ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, to food delivery like Spoon Rocket and Munchery, there seems to be plenty of options in San Francisco for getting what we want immediately. Now, San Franciscans with little time or perhaps little patience can add booze to the list of mobile delivery services. Thirstie, an app that promises to delivery wine and spirits to people?s doorsteps within an hour by sourcing local retailers, announced that it has entered San Francisco. Based in New York,?

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Free meals at tech companies will be taxed — if the IRS gets its way
 
Posted: 2 Sep 2014, 6:20 pm
The Internal Revenue Service wants to tax the free food that tech companies like Facebook and Google give to employees, potentially putting one of Silicon Valley's most famous perks in jeopardy. The IRS argues that the employer-provided food is a taxable fringe benefit and has sought back taxes that may amount to a third of the meals' fair-market value, the Wall Street Journal reported. Meals can remain untaxed for certain exemptions, such as if workers operate in remote locations like oil rigs?

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Controversial Cathedral Hill condo highrise heads to Planning Commission
 
Posted: 2 Sep 2014, 5:47 pm
A proposal to build a condominium high-rise atop San Francisco?s Cathedral Hill could draw a crowd to the city?s Planning Commission this week for a public hearing. Adco Group has proposed a 36-story, 262-unit tower at 1481 Post Street, with changes to parking and other features of Cathedral Hill Plaza at 1331 Gough St., the Adco-owned property next door. Some neighbors say the project is too big and that construction will create serious problems for residents of a nursing home just steps from?

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Square 1 adds four new executives to S.F. presence
 
Posted: 2 Sep 2014, 5:39 pm
Square 1 Bank reinforced its Bay Area presence this week with several hirings at its new San Francisco office. Four new executives were brought on, including Laurie Lumenti Garty as the senior vice president of startup services. The move comes on the heels of Square 1, which bills itself as ?the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community,? opening a second S.F. office in May. Prior to joining Square 1, Garty worked in positions with Comerica, Silicon Valley?

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