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Tech Roundup: A New Way to Get Pregnant, Google Legal Twist, and iTunes Growth

HALXLR8R

Here's a roundup of three developments in the tech world you may have missed:

HAXLR8R, an accelerator/venture fund that supports entrepreneurs building hardware devices, offers seed funding to small teams, and features dual locations – SF and Shenzhen, China.

Hotel Tonight Adds Photo Feature to See Rooms Before You Stay

Hotel Tonight

HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking app, has launched a new user review feature called Snap Your Stay.

How Joy & Revelry is Changing the Online Furniture Marketplace

joy & revelry

It’s commonplace in the world of startups to hear of a team “pivoting,” i.e., changing direction, usually based on user data. That’s exactly what SF-based Deal Décor has just done, as it's rebranded as Joy & Revelry.

SF-Based Startup epoch Powers App for Film Festival Goers

Epoch App

The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway for the 56th straight year, but there’s something new from a technology angle this year– an iOS app developed by a Presidio-based startup, epoch.

SpotOn Uses Time-Based Search to Help Fill Empty Spots in Your Day

SpotOn

SpotOn is a new time-based search and discovery service that alerts you to events and activities that will be occurring during the empty spots in your schedule.

How does it do that?

UM & Haas: Ensuring the Future of Innovation 2013

UM San Francisco invited members of the media and tech communities to support and celebrate the growth of entrepreneurship in the Bay Area by hosting a fundraising event for the annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) at the Walter A. Haas School of Business.  The program provides entrepreneurs with the best possible resources, including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and venture financing.

RepairPal is Establishing a National Network of the Best Auto Repair Shops

Did you know that April is National Car Care Month?

That means it’s the perfect time to look into SF-based RepairPal, which helps you locate the very best mechanic to help you maintain your car within a fair price range.

Lovely Building a Transparent Apartment Rental Platform on Web and Mobile

Lovely

When Lovely, a free apartment search platform based in San Francisco, wanted to test its service in beta in 2011, it found two willing local partners (Twitter and Square) happy to provide some testers.

How to Make an App in 24 Hours

Hackathon

Vocabulary quiz. The word is hackathon.

Fourteen Essential Apps for the Savvy Traveler

For advice about the best travel apps and sites out there, I turned to my old friend and award-winning travel writer, Clark Norton. He suggested the first dozen on the following list, many of which were new to me. I’ve also added two others at the end, including one just launching today.

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