It may not seem all that sexy, but much of the most significant innovation in digital technology is devoted to helping us get things done more efficiently.
Here are eight local startups that are leading the way in that regard as we enter the new year:
The average American adult has to pay 11 bills a month, which collectively means we pay some 15 billion bills, which adds up to nearly $4 trillion per year.
Aiming to help us manage this tangled mass of payments is the Palo Alto startup Pageonce, which has developed what its C.O.O. Steve Schultz calls a “remote control for your personal finances” that works on your smartphone, the web, or as of this week, an iPad.