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A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs: Bushakan's Wooden Glasses Stands

Tale of Two Entrepreneurs: Bushakan's Wood Glasses Stands

Last December, Lauren Van Horn was trying to find a glasses stand to buy for her husband, but the only ones available were ugly and made of plastic. She put a request up on Zaarly for one made of wood.

Architect Tobi Adamolekun, who likes to design and build things, responded. He sent her some sketches; she approved the design, and he went to work on machinery available at TechShop.

The First-Ever LGBT Political Action Committee Looks to Leverage Facebook Into Votes for Obama

Die-hard political junkies who decry the Supreme Court’s 2010 landmark ruling for Citizens United—which lets political action committees raise unlimited amounts of funds for political campaigns—may have something new to smile about. Pride PAC, launched in February by Tiburon resident Marcus Lovingood and SF’s Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani, is looking to take advantage of the controversial fundraising system with the first federally registered LGBT super PAC in support of President Obama.

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick, the online dating service that takes the anonymity out of dating and gives would-be matchmakers a prominent role, has expanded beyond its iPhone app to android devices, tablets, and the web.

Shaker Brings a Sense of Place to Facebook with the All-Virtual Club 53 in SF

Shaker Brings a Sense of Place to Facebook with Club 53 in San Francisco

The latest club to launch in San Francisco -- Club 53 -- last Friday night by Israeli brothers Yonatan and Gad Maor, has an impressive list of musicians lined up to visit and perform, including Far East Movement, Mayday Parade, Escape The Fate, and Daniel Bedingfield.

The brothers’ company, Shaker, has partnerships with BandPage, a leading platform for musicians online, and Live Nation, which will promote tours to Club 53, including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.

What’s different about the Maor brothers’ club is that it is all virtual; its only “address” is Facebook.

Hark Emerges as the YouTube of Pop Culture Sound Bites

Hark Emerges as the YouTube of Pop Culture Sound Bites

Seattle-based Hark bills itself as the “world’s largest platform for pop culture sound bites,” attracting more than 60 million visitors per month.

Users listen to, and share, their favorite movie, TV, politics or other pop culture sound bites with each other through social media.

Stanford Student Incubator StartX Launches Multiple Medical Startups

Over the past two years, StartX has emerged as an incubator for entrepreneurs among Stanford students.

Founder Cameron Teitelman conceived of the accelerator when he was still a student on The Farm himself, and to date, StartX has helped some 160 founders (out of 2,000 applicants) launch some 60 companies.

A Q&A with Leo Rocco, Creator of New Mobile Payments App, GoPago

A Q&A with the Man Behind New Food App, GoPago

Have you used GoPago yet? It's a cool, free new app that puts an end to waiting in line for food by letting you order and pay for everything from coffee to burgers straight from your smartphone. Sound good? We think it does too. Here, we present a little insight fresh from GoPago's CEO and founder, Leo Rocco on why the app will make your food future a lot brighter.

Q: Leo, first things first, what—in a nutshell—is GoPago?

Cairdean Winery Leverages Google Business Apps to Build a New Business

Cairdean Winery Leverages Google Business Apps to Build a New Business

Stacia Williams used to be a software engineer and a hobby winemaker on the side.

Today, she and her husband, Edwin Williams, run their own commercial winery, Cairdean, in Napa, that expects to turn out 5000 cases of wine this year.

In Shakeup,'s Founder David Talbot is Out as CEO

Founder and CEO David Talbot has left, according to a company filing with the SEC.

Munchery Expands Deliveries of Meals from SF's Personal Chefs to Marin

It’s been just over a year since we took our first look at Munchery, the San Francisco-based startup that delivers meals from professional chefs to your doorstep at an affordable price, and over that time the company has made great strides.

Last Friday the company expanded beyond the city to start serving Marin, with plans to add the East Bay and the peninsula down the road.

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