Join TheLoop in San Francisco for our Street Team’s Scavenger Hunt (July 21)

TheLoop’s Street Team is organizing a scavenger hunt in San Francisco. On the day of the event, a list of odd places, funny tasks, unique items will be released. Participants must all RSVP to the event page and each team needs at least one member who has a phone with Internet capabilities. TheLoop’s mobile app will be utilized so pictures and live feed can be posted as proof that they successfully completed a task. Doing this also allows teams to track one another’s progress. The winning team after three hours the most will be rewarded with a prize and pizza at an after party at the Street Team’s house!

The event is on Saturday, July 21.

RSVP on TheLoop here.

More details, also, on our Facebook Page.

Author: Paige Parker, TheLoop Global Marketing Team

San Francisco: The New Silicon Valley?

Pinterest is the most recent of tech companies moving their office to San Francisco. Pinterest, previously located in Palo Alto, has moved its office location to the neighborhood of SOMA in SF, very close to the offices of Zynga and Yammer.

Ed Lee, in a press release, has called Pinterest part of the “Innovation Capital of the World”, stating that San Francisco is making an effort to encourage brand-new innovative companies. To celebrate the Pinterest move, Lee has released a Pinterest Page featuring San Francisco’s sights and events.

Twitter is also set to move its headquarters to San Francisco, and Salesforce, Instagram (now owned by Facebook) and Yelp has already made a home in this Northern California city.

There has been talk of a “tech boom” in San Francisco the recent years, which many say is reminiscent of the dot-com boom in the 90’s. This of course, will affect San Francisco significantly. This “boom” will create many opportunities for recent college graduates to work and live in such a vibrant, beloved city. However, these new changes also raises some problems for current San Francisco residents.

Many worry that rent will increase; some worry that diversity will decrease and that gentrification is detrimental to the city’s working class. Responses on Facebook, Twitter, and articles relating to the Pinterest-move support these opinions. However there are also responses of excitement, many believe that a tech industry may add to the energy of San Francisco.

Cities change and grow for various reasons; San Francisco is no exception. SF-ers, what do you think? Are you excited for the technology industry to grow in San Francisco, or are you wary of it?


Author: Patricia Pham, TheLoop Global Marketing Team

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