With Latest Angry CEO Rant, Tech Has Growing PR Problem

Another San Francisco tech entrepreneur has sounded off on the city's problems.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Dec 12, 2013  |  Updated 6:31 PM PDT
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With Latest Angry CEO Rant, Tech Has Growing PR Problem

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Tech is looking kind of ugly lately.

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Tech, we love you, but a little advice: tone it down.

Public relations professionals are tsk-tsking at the technology industry. Following the latest angry rant from a CEO posted on social media, there's a growing realization that while tech is growing jobs and the economy, it's also encountering a growing image problem, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The latest foot-in-mouth incident was courtesy of AngelHack CEO Greg Gopman, who told Facebook all about his problems with the "lower part of society."

That's led to some well-heeled tech workers admitting to "elitism" as a problem.

"From an image/credibility standpoint, it [tech] is really suffering right now," said Sam Singer, who runs PR firm Singer Associates.

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