This $215 backpack from a San Francisco startup is full of clever features for commuters — here’s why it’s my go-to

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ISM The ISM Classic Backpack was designed as a unisex bag for anyone in need of something durable for commuting, yet luxurious enough for professional and formal environments. The bag […]

Amazon Go competitor opens a cashierless store in San Francisco

A startup called Standard Cognition hopes to steal some of Amazon’s thunder by opening a cashierless store in San Francisco — Amazon Go currently has three stores, all in the Seattle area. Standard Cognition’s store is open to the public now, and it’s the first real-world test for the company’s retail ambitions. Located in the […]

Rugby's successful San Francisco weekend comes to a close

SAN FRANCISCO — It was as much a competition as it was an exhibition. The battles on the pitch at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens were intense, but competitors immediately became cordial once the final whistle blew. There appeared to be minimal animosity between rival fans in the crowd. Supporting multiple squads was commonplace, […]

‘Trump Chicken’ blimp to be sailed around San Francisco Bay

In a fresh controversy involving a giant inflatable Donald Trump-themed blimp, US pranksters are taking a leaf out of the book of London protesters by sailing a 10-meter ‘Trump Chicken’ around San Francisco Bay. READ MORE: ‘Biggest insult ever’: Farage slams London mayor for Trump baby blimp greenlight, Twitter reacts The blimp incorporates a huge […]

Women in New York City and San Francisco are obsessed with these comfortable flats made from recycled water bottles — here’s what they feel like

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Rothy’s Whether you’ve seen its ads on social media or have admired its flats on your co-worker, San Francisco shoe startup Rothy’s seems to be everywhere.  Rothy’s flats […]

United Dropping Los Angeles to Singapore Route, Adding Second San Francisco Frequency

United Dropping LA-Singapore Route, Adding Second SFO-SIN Flight Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

This $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city’s most expensive homes — take a look inside

Jacob Elliott for Ludovico and Michelangelo Mazzola at Compass A home in San Francisco’s ritzy Pacific Heights neighborhood has been privately listed off the market for $ 30 million, according to SF Curbed. That’s more than twice what it sold for just three years ago. The home at 2900 Vallejo St. once belonged to Vanessa […]

Steve Jobs’ secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco cafe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Last month, I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, fifty-something ex-CEO of a household-brand Internet company; the mentee, I […]