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Report: The Bay Area Isn’t Bleeding Tech Workers After All

By | Apr 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2015, a worker in the San Francisco Bay Area earning $100,000 a year would need to put their entire post-tax salary into renting a three-bedroom apartment. The popular tech destination is infamous for that extreme cost of living, which has worsened in recent…


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Silicon Valley’s Cost of Living Is Seriously Driving Away Tech Talent

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Silicon Valley has a reputation for disruption. But in 2018, it’s the one being disrupted. The area’s cost of living — particularly rent prices — have made headlines for years as the worst city for affordable housing in the nation. Now there’s a new…


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“The Average Person’s Opinion on News Events is Worth Reading”

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

How many political Facebook statuses do you see every day? I consider myself a light user of the platform, but even with casual usage I notice a lot of them. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing – I actually think it’s awesome. After…


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Finally, a Payment Service for the Average Household

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Mike Bertrand lives what he would call a quintessentially busy life, and with his parents getting older and kids growing up I’d tend to agree. He also lives the life of an accomplished entrepreneur. He sold his last venture to Intuit before taking the…


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Website Searches Need to Offer Relevant Content

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

How many times have you gone to search through a website or forum only to find that the search function is absolute garbage? It happens to me almost every day, and I’d wager it happens to a lot of you as well. Honestly, it’s…

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Stop Sitting There and Start Boating: Daylight is Burning

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I’m sure a lot of you Bay Area folk remember when the BART workers threatened a strike in August 2013. The walkout was avoided, but for an entire day the state of public rail transit across San Francisco was shaky at best. In that…


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GreenRush Optimizes Platform for Cannabis Dispensaries and Patients

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the wake of Eaze getting $10 million in funding, we’ve seen a lot of legal cannabis delivery companies come out of the woodwork to claim their own place in the spotlight. Today GreenRush, an on-demand medicinal cannabis marketing and tech platform, announced the…


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Former 500 Startups Participant Joins 500 Investment Team

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

There was big news coming out of 500 Startups recently that Elizabeth Yin would be joining the 500 Investment team to run the Mountain View accelerator. That’s the very accelerator she herself went through as part of 500 Startups Batch 2. During her time…


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StyleInGo: Hair and Makeup On Demand

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

Anybody can order on demand services these days, and one of the growing markets is style and makeup. That is, the market is filled with competition, so companies and entrepreneurs need to really define their idea as distinct. StyleInGo launched in February 2015 and…


5 Ways to Survive in San Francisco as a Broke Startup

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

Moving to and living in San Francisco is expensive – this is just a simple fact of life. I live in NYC, where I’m constantly broke, and I honestly cannot even imagine what my life would be like if I had to live in a…


A Cool Map of New York City from a San Francisco Perspective

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

For the briefest of moments, let’s set aside the debate regarding whether it’s better to startup in New York City or San Francisco. I mean, really, when you think about, both the Bay area and New York are equally great, considering the quality of…


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McDonald’s Moves Into Silicon Valley, But Not How You’d Think

By | Jun 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Maureen Morrison recently reported, for Advertising Age, that McDonald’s will be moving into Silicon Valley. Now, it’s not what you might think – with McDonald’s opening new franchises in the area. Rather, McDonald’s Chief Digital Officer Atif Rafiq set out specifically to open a…


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Can’t Code? It’s Not a Problem Anymore With Apptimize

By | May 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Apptimize, an A/B testing platform, today announced the launch of their long awaited Visual Apptimizer version for Android. The company got its start last summer when they rolled out their iOS test platform, and since then, there’s been a tremendous demand for an Android…