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The Top Travel Apps to Pack Into Your Data Plan

As someone who’s spent more than a decade in the travel publishing industry, I’ve downloaded, paid for, and played with more mobile travel apps than I think my iPhone can store. The following are the ones that I find reliably useful before, during, and after any trip.

Three Car Sharing Companies Gain Access to 900 SFMTA Parking Spots

Finally, city government wants to do something about San Francisco's congested parking scene, and it's looking to car sharing to help fix the problem. As of this morning the SFMTA will dedicate 900 of its parking spaces to three local car sharing companies. 

HBO's "Silicon Valley" Is So Los Angeles

Bay Area residents have a tendency to be on the defense when it comes to outsiders’ unsuccessful attempts at posing as locals. We’re a cliquey bunch. So when we hear that HBO producers think they have us all figured out, it takes a lot to stifle a smirk.

The Future of Cycling Is Only Half a Bike

Road bikes are so passé. Or so says Arizona-based startup company Kolelinia, who wants to revolutionize urban travel with the Halfbike – a half bike, half Segway mode of transport that claims to seamlessly combine cycling and running. 

Glow Launches Employee Benefit Program to Help Women Get Pregnant

Reproductive healthcare remains largely an underserved extension of the U.S. healthcare system. For those not covered, the price tag of a single assisted reproductive technology cycle can cut into more than 50 percent of an individual’s annual disposable income. So how can we diminish this cost?

LASTER Technologies Launches First Genuine Augmented Reality Eyewear

Augmented reality wearable technology is set to make an enormous impact in 2014. We’ve already seen what Fitbit and Google Glass are capable of doing, but other companies are looking to advance the technology even further. 

A Boat Owned by Two Tech Geniuses is Charting a New Course in Coworking

While the amenities arms race rages on among well-heeled and well-equipped tech offices across the city, a floating coworking space that is rusty, drafty, encrusted with birds’ nests, and laden with fish carcasses is luring some of the brightest minds in the Bay Area.

7 Awesome SXSW Interactive Sessions by Bay Area Innovators

SXSW, Austin’s massive tech, music, and film fest starts this Friday the 7th. Although you can find innovative panels, rocking shows, great parties, movie premiers, and comedy any day of the entire festival (check out our guide for Bay Area locals here), SXSW is technically broken up into three parts: Music, Film, and Interactive.

SF-Based RealtyShares Adopts Bitcoin

Companies accepting Bitcoin

While Bitcoin’s volatility and sustainability may put investors at risk, it's publicity is at an all-time high. And one Bay Area company is not only taking notice, but implementing it into its website.

Smart Car Drivers Get Easy Parking Karma with New App

Smart Spots

Smart cars are the perfect design for the city. They’re small (8.8 feet in length), ecologically friendly, and can significantly reduce your parking time. And yes, you can even look damn cool in one. 

So when local San Francisco advertising firm Hub Strategy came to us earlier this month to announce the launch of smart spots, an app that finds tiny smart car parking spots, we wanted to learn more. 

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