Yahoo moves some staffers into S.F. Chronicle building – times change

Editor’s note: For 12 years, starting in the mid-’80s, I worked here, as a business writer. In the ’80s, we wore suits to interview executives of Chevron Corp., Transamerica, Crown Zellerbach and Bechtel and ate lunch at Sam’s Grill and the “M & M.” I rode the cable car to work and later parked our Mazada 626 sedan in the parking lot near Herb Caen’s Jaguar.

Then we shed our ties for the internet boom in the ’90s. I wrote about Yahoo going public in 1995 from the SEC filing. Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital (a former colleague of mine at Time magazine in 1980, who later became a tech venture capitalist) provided Yahoo! with two rounds of venture capital, raising approximately $3 million. Now, in a sign of the times, Yahoo is moving some staffers into The Chronicle building.

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“Today, I have the pleasure of announcing that we’ll be moving our Yahoo! San Francisco team to a space within the San Francisco Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission later this year. We’re designing a cool, fun and beautiful space to inspire collaboration and innovation,” Yahoo announced.

“These days, transformation is palpable everywhere you turn at Yahoo!. For this reason, we love the symbolism of moving into the Chronicle building, as it personifies the digital revolution in how people around the world consume media.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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