You were late on taxes, your side project is slowly dying, your friends are driving you nuts, you need to hit the gym, and your cat just puked on your favorite sweater. Like in any other situation, technology is here to save the day.
What does 400,000 square feet, located a stone's throw from Zynga and Adobe HQ, go for in San Francisco's out of control real estate market? Well, if today's projections about the asking price for Airbnb's gigantic Brannan Street HQ are anywhere close, the address could bring upwards of $280 million. OMG.
You’ve integrated your vitals and fitness tracking on your hip, everything else on your wrist, and can analyze the world in front of you with your headset, but there’s one thing missing—the ability to interact and engage your pet on the same level. You’ve moved into the digital era, and it’s high time that your furry family members do, too. Here are some of the coolest gadgets for your pets.
There’s no doubt that smartwatches currently stand as reigning king of wearable devices with options to stay connected, track health and fitness, receive updates from your apps, and keep the time all while looking pretty and fitting seamlessly into everyday wear.
Not everyone wants to get into the app game. Some young entrepreneurs want to rejuvenate one of the oldest industries, agriculture, using modern technologies to fight against drought or food scarcity. These ideas are being bandied about at Royse Law, the first-ever Silicon Valley incubator looking to disrupt, as they say, agricultural and food production.
In such an inventive and industrious place as the San Francisco Bay Area, supporting local businesses isn't exactly a no-brainer—how do you parse which of the many upstarts to grace with your hard-won dollars? Here to help, we've combed Kickstarter for five local projects worthy of your support this month.
Billed as a place that's "a direct reflection of Facebook's open and transparent culture," Facebook employees moved into their new headquarters today. Why so special? For starters, the new Menlo Park campus (heretofore known as "MPK20") was designed by Frank Ghery (NYC's 8 Spruce Street, LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall), and it features a half-mile loop through nine acres of greenery. What's more, much like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sartorial efforts, the new digs are consciously dressed down.
Last year, Google took the first step in admitting to the world Silicon Valley’s biggest problem: if you weren’t a white guy, you didn’t belong in tech. Though Google’s lack of diversity wasn’t a shock for anyone, it confirmed exactly what minority and women advocates have been arguing for years.