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Loup Helps SF Locals Create “The Perfect Morning Commute”


This morning Loup announced that they have raised $1.5 million led by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’ Obvious Ventures. Along with the funding announcement comes the official launch of the Loup platform, where the private car experience meets public transportation. According to the team, one of the biggest challenges faced by San Francisco residents and commuters… Read more »

Your Charity Dollar Goes a Lot Further Just by Joining Givelocity


Did you know that the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday? This global day dedicated to charitable giving started with New York’s 92nd Street Y, in partnership with the UN Foundation in 2012, so today marks the third annual observance of this unique holiday. Every individual can support this holiday and make #GivingTuesday a success, whether… Read more »

President Obama Announces $263M in Funding for Police Body-Worn Cameras


President Barack Obama announced today that the  administration has pledged $263 million in new federal funding for police training and body cameras, including $75 million allocated specifically for the purchase of 50,000 body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers across the country. The announcement comes as the current administration seeks to respond to protests across the country over… Read more »

A Lesson on Authenticity

be yourself

Every Thanksgiving, I like to review everything I am thankful for. This includes the best stories of the many entrepreneurs I get to interview. Knowing the struggles that other entrepreneurs have faced helps you get through tough times. Knowing that someone has been through worse and succeeded goes a long way in giving you hope…. Read more »

Girl Scouts Go Digital, And Offer Your Favorite Cookies Online


Now you can order your favorite Girl Scout cookies online, guilt and cash free! Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is finally going digital. The group’s national organization has approved their digital Girl Scout selling program, Digital Cookie, for Scouts to sell and ship their cookies to friends and relatives around the country. Under the program, each Scout… Read more »

Airbnb Acquires Pencil Labs, Creators of Scheduling App Wyth


According to a report by Beta Boston, Airbnb acquired a small Cambridge startup, Pencil Labs. Pencil Labs create collaboration and productivity software, and their latest app, Wyth is a calendar + messaging app that helps you make plans. Wyth messages any of your contacts and suggest the dates, times, and places that work for the people you… Read more »

Apple is the Most Innovative Company of 2014 [RANKINGS]


The Boston Consulting Group recently released its annual report on the world’s most innovative companies. And, for the ninth year in a row, Apple has been designated this year’s most innovative company. Not surprisingly, 7 of the top 10 spots are taken up by technology and communications companies, with Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and IBM rounding off… Read more »

Y Combinator Launches Female Founder Stories


If you missed the announcement Wednesday in a pre-Thanksgiving haze, make sure you check out Y Combinator’s Female Founder Stories, a collection of 40 interviews with Y Combinator alumni on their entrepreneurial journey. Those interviews include Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero; Susan Johnson, founder of; and The Muse cofounders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos…. Read more »

Science Can Explain Why You Hate Mondays


Science can explain a lot of things, even how you hate a Monday like today. So now drink that coffee, and maybe this will help you understand why Mondays are particularly difficult days:   1. Your Sleep Pattern Changes during the Weekend And it’s not in the way you expect. According to an article published on Mental Floss,… Read more »