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Snip.it Building a Social Network Around In-Depth Curated Content

Snip.it Building a Social Network Around In-Depth Curated Content

A year ago, as the Arab Spring rebellions were raging, Ramy Adeeb was desperately trying to keep up to date with developments in his native Egypt, and to share the best articles he could find with friends.

“I could share links of Facebook or Twitter, but they quickly got lost in the stream,” he recalls. “There was no permanence and no structure there. There was the need for a better way.”<--break->

Shoptiques Brings Small Boutiques From All Over to the Digital World

Shoptiques Brings Small Boutiques From All Over to the Digital World

Five years ago, when she was working for Goldman-Sachs in New York, Olga Vidisheva was on a business trip to Paris when she discovered an amazing pair of shoes in a little boutique there that cost only 50 Euros.

Samasource Combats Poverty by Bringing "Microwork" to Women Overseas

Samasource Combats Poverty by Bringing Microwork to Women in Poor Countries

Entrepreneurs are using technology to change virtually every aspect of how  we do business these days, and that includes inventing new kinds of non-profit organizations (NPO).

Local Startup Personal Capital Puts You Back in Control of Your Financial Life

Personal Capital Seeks to Put You Vack in Control of Your Financial Life

“Why shouldn't anyone be able to do anything and everything with their money with a few taps?” asks Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital, pulling out his iPad. “Managing your financial life should not be this complicated.”<--break->

Breezi Offers Pixel-Level Control for Designing Your Own Website

Breezi Offers Pixel-Level Control for Designing Your Own Website

Berkeley-based Freshout, an interactive product development agency that has been building web products for clients over the past six years, is soft-launching its first consumer product this week, a hosted website creation platform called Breezi.

Text Messaging to Groups is Simple with SendHub

SendHub Aims to be the &quot;Drobox of Text Messaging&quot;

Over the past two years, there’s been a dramatic decline in email usage among people aged 12-24; they’ve largely turned to text messaging (SMS) and posting to Facebook instead.

This kind of seismic shift in communication strategies along generational lines signals the need for innovation and adaptation, of course, and down at Y Combinator (YC) this spring, there’s a startup called SendHub that is poised to help.

Fitness Buddy - the App That May Replace Personal Trainers

Fitness Buddy, The App That May Replace Personal Trainers

Walk into any gym these days and, odds are, almost everybody you see will be plugged in, probably to their playlists, while they work out.

So in this always-connected mobile world of ours, what if there was an app that actually walked you through your exercise routine, step-by-step, like a virtual personal trainer?

RAVN iOS App Aims for Real-Time Events Discovery

RAVN iOS App Aims for Real-Time Events Discovery

Much of what is driving the innovation we’re seeing around the Bay Area these days is the convergence of three technology meta-trends -- social, local and mobile.

A perfect example is RAVN Events, an iOS app that launched earlier this month, which co-founder and CEO Jonathan Wu calls “the Pandora for event discovery.”

Jobs in Tech Abound for Non-Engineers

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All over San Francisco, famously host to a cycle of boom-and-bust since the Gold Rush days, the debate continues in coffee shops and boardrooms as to whether this latest tech boom will soon turn into yet another bubble doomed to pop, dashing dreams all around.

Thrillcall Rolls Out New Live Music Discovery App For iPhones

Just in time for Noise Pop, the indie music festival celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, Thrillcall has launched its new iPhone app to discover and get into live events, even at the last minute and after they are sold-out.

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