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2014 Hot 20: Tony Faddell, the Gadgeteer

CEO and founder of Nest Labs / age 45

2014 Hot 20: Elizabeth Holmes, the Expediter

CEO and Founder, Theranos / age 30

2014 Hot 20: Divya Nag, the Prodigy

Founder of StartX Med and Stem Cell Theranostics / age 23

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.

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.

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