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The Face of Tech Gets A Boost from Botox

Save for the Hollywood casting couch or Disney Channel upfronts, nowhere does youth matter more than in the ostensibly egalitarian Bay Area tech industry. A lack of youthful insouciance could cost your average techie important VC funding and/or the perceived respect of the aforementioned techie’s fresh-from-Stanford employees. Enter—or inject, as the case may be—Botox. Lots of it.

7 Essential Back-to-School Items for 2014

The end of summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing for students: back-to-school frenzy. But before you go shopping, be smart about your purchases, especially if you're on a budget. Luckily, we’ve come up with a crash course list of gadgets and gifts perfect for any student.

Robots Rise Up to Deliver Your Heart's Desire at an Aloft Hotel

Children aren’t our future, robots are, especially those that serve us on request. And that future is now. On August 20, the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino will debut A.L.O. Botlr, their in-house service bot. Funded by Jerry Yang, former CEO of Yahoo!, and Google Ventures, the droid you want was built by Savioke.

The 8 Best White Glove Apps in San Francisco

Whether you're busy, bed ridden, or just plain lazy, it's a dream to live in a city where everything from premium Napa Valley wine to gorgeous flower boquets can be delivered to your door step same day. That's why we rounded up the best white glove apps around town. Because why would you do it yourself when there's an app for that? 

Tech Tees: The Uniform of SoMa

With startups growing like mushrooms after a rainy day, we’ve noticed the increase of the new SF uniform: the tee-shirt emblazoned with the company logo.

Meet The Bay Area's Top Female Venture Capitalists

According to a Fortune Magazine analysis from February 2014, just 4 percent of senior partners at venture capital firms are women; and only 12 percent of women, based on a study led by The National Venture Capital Association, are generally employed in the tech business.

Yelp Turns 10, So Here Are Some Crazy One-Star Reviews of the Country's Best Restaurants

Conceived after company CEO Jeremy Stoppelman had a cold and needed a good doctor recommendation, Yelp, the controversial and wildly successful review site that's changed the playing field when it comes to customer critiques, turns 10 this year.

Pac Heights: A One-Woman Tech Bus Protest

This lady is mad as hell, and she's not going to take it anymore. Last Thursday night, circa 8:30 pm, this photo was snapped outside Jackson Fillmore Trattoria in Pacific Heights, just as the eBay bus was dropping off a load of employees.

Now You Can Make An Emoji Out Of YOUR Face

Express yourself!

Tired of the smiley-face emjoi? Or the ho-hum sadface one? Or, ugh, the poop one? (Speaking of, please stop sending me the poop emoji, friends. I am delicate toward displays of crude bodily functions.) Then check out ImojiApp. Created by San Francisco-based developer Tom Smith, it turns any face (or image) into a sticker. 

Scenes of the City: Inside the Central Subway Project

For this week's Scenes of the City we caught up with the SFMTA Central Subway Project to bring you an update from the other end of the tunnel in North Beach.

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