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Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging
In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of six locals and newcomers who share a love for the neighborhood but grapple with the question of belonging. The city package sells for $24.99, and individual tours can be purchased through the app for $4.99. The company has already rolled out tours in Austin and New York City, as well as in Europe and North Africa. “I was eager to find great storytellers and documentarians to partner with,” said Andrew Mason, a Groupon founder who launched Detour in 2015. “The idea here is to use these amazing super computers we have in our pockets to change the way people experience places.” Partnering with KQED, Mason said he hoped to show the realities of the changing neighborhood and its residents. “[This tour] is getting ...