Tenderloin Tech

May 5, 2012 - 4:15 PM
In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2012, a woman walks past a vacant office building on Market Street near Twitter's new headquarters in San Francisco. With Twitter’s new headquarters set to open there soon, residents of a San Francisco neighborhood notorious for crime, drugs and homelessness remain among the least likely to have any way to send a tweet, much less access to basic goods and services. At a recent weekend “hackathon,” engineers and entrepreneurs sought ways to use tech to help people in the Tenderloin and Mid-Market Street area find food, housing, healthcare and jobs. In the process, city leaders hope to ease tensions between needy locals and newly arriving startups flush with cash. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)