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San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes ban on cashless retail

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San Francisco became the latest municipality to ban cashless retail as vulnerable populations demand equal access to shopping and dining service.

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Ampm opens autonomous convenience store in San Francisco stadium

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The store uses AiFi and Verizon Business technology to power a frictionless shopping experience where customers swipe a credit card at the entrance, grab their items and leave.

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San Francisco May Be First City To Ban Facial Recognition

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The city of San Francisco moved a little closer to banning facial recognition software after adding amendments to the Stop Secret Surveillance ordinance. If it passes, San Francisco would become the first city to ban the technology that is used to unlock mobile devices and make purchases.

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How Five Star Bank aims to fill gap left by San Francisco failures

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A first-quarter rise in Bay Area deposits is a sign of bigger gains to come, San Francisco Bay Area President DJ Kurtze says. The Sacramento-area institution moved quickly and decisively to fill the gap created by the loss of First Republic and Silicon Valley Bank.

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San Francisco Surveys On-Demand Delivery Couriers

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To learn more about the workers who deliver items such as food and groceries through startups, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is launching a survey. San Francisco has concerns over traffic: To that end, the city is one of the most congested in the world.

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San Francisco Votes To Ban eCigarettes

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In a ban that would be the first of its kind to go into effect in the United States, San Francisco has voted to prohibit the sale of eCigarettes. While the law is reportedly geared toward all eCigarette firms, the report noted that the legislation “has to feel personal” for San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc.

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California Opens Door For San Francisco Public Bank

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation allowing for the establishment of public banks in the state, and advocates in San Francisco are jumping at the opportunity. These institutions would connect other public entities to financing, reports explained, so they can fuel various projects to support the local community.