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San Francisco tech community facing discontent

This comes as city is bulging at the seams with people, rents are soaring and traffic is slow

San Francisco

THESE are anxious days in the land of startups. Another few months of tight money and the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will be feeling real pain.

The sooner the better, some people here say.

Cities do not usually cheer the downfall or even the diminishment of the hometown industry, but the relationship between San Francisco and the tech community has grown increasingly tense.

Two years ago, radicals began delaying and harassing Google and other tech companies' shuttles as they threaded San Francisco's narrow streets. Now - after the city officially gave the shuttles free rein to use public bus stops; after the tech elite were accused of trying to buy a crucial local election;...

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