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June 10, 2014

UrbanSitter Adds LinkedIn Platform and Nannies

UrbanSitter, which recently raised $15 million in Series B funding, is expanding its reach to include nannies as it continues to grow to more than a dozen cities across the U.S.  The online service for parents and sitters to connect via Facebook will also start incorporating the LinkedIn platform as soon as the fall of 2014.

UrbanSitter, which leverages Facebook Connect so parents can connect with sitters that their friends know or have already used, will add nannies to the search.  The nanny addition is [...]

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November 1, 2013

Google Has a Party Boat, And You’re Probably Not Invited

A report from CBS San Francisco says that Google has built a gigantic floating party barge, a showroom-boat that it intends to use to show of its new products and projects to important people who will be invited directly to board.

So. Google is basically a super-villain now, right?

I mean, there’s nothing inherently evil about a floating corporate showroom. But this is the kind of thing that villains do in Gotham City. Like, they’ll have casinos going in the boat so that the city’s criminal underworld can come gamble in [...]

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August 12, 2013

Elon Musk Unveils Hyperloop, A Vision for the Future of Transport

Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, has parted the curtain on his latest attempt to change the world through technology. Hyperloop is his vision for bringing a maglev train system to the world that aims to move people at speeds upwards of 700 miles per hour. Musk has previously boasted that Hyperloop could make a trip from LA to San Francisco in a half-hour. That’s a bold and exciting claim, and if it proves to be true, could change the way people all over the world could connects with each [...]

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July 29, 2013

Protos Eyewear Looks to Print the Future of Fashion

This post is to tell you about an extremely cool-looking new business that’s started up in San Francisco called Protos Eyewear that’s looking to raise $25,000 in 60 days. But first, a trip down memory lane:

When I was in seventh grade, my mom, my Spanish teacher, and my optometrist figured out that the reason I was doing so poorly in class was because I couldn’t see the board from the back of the room. In truth, I sat in the back because I didn’t want to do well in Spanish class, because I hated it, but the three of them were [...]

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June 20, 2013

Google Puts an End to “Useless” Brainteasers During Job Interviews

In addition to having a workplace so desirable that Willy Wonka-style bro-comedy movies are being made about its campus, Google also seems to have an equally wacky hiring process involving quizzing applicants with nigh-impossible brainteasers. Well—they did have a wacky hiring process, until it was discovered that these brain teasers were utterly and completely useless.

Whoops.

For examples of the kinds of questions Google has been asking its applicants, look no further than this list compiled by ImpactInterview. Want a [...]

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March 8, 2013

Is The Google Glass App Market the Next Big Thing?

Now that Google plans to start selling Glass this year, the company is looking for inventors and companies to help make the device appealing to the masses.  But will the app market for Google Glass turn into a market like Apple’s $25 billion market?

Last month, the company held a two-day Glass Foundry event in New York and San Francisco for developers.  Google said that there were more than 80 new ideas created at the event and selected eight winning teams.   Google was very secretive about the event, making participants [...]

 
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February 26, 2013

Outbox Digitizes Snail Mail; Launches in San Francisco

Do you have a pile of junk mail sitting on your counter that you have to sort though?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone sort through all of your mail and then digitally send it to you on your mobile device?  Outbox is changing the way mail is delivered and now San Francisco can start using its services.

Outbox, which launched in Austin, Texas in October, is a mail service that enables you to manage your postal mail like email by scanning your mail, digitizing it, and sending the images to your computer or iPad.  Yes, [...]

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