Tech + Gadgets
Fancy yourself popular? The new metrics of social networking can measure just how connected and influential you are—and major brands are lining up to put their money where your mouth is.
On April 12th, UM San Francisco and the Walter A. Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley hosted an annual networking event to benefit Bplan, one of the foremost competitive events for student entrepreneurs—a forum providing the best possible resources including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing—to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. Past winners have included TubeMogul, a media buying platform for video advertising.
If you are someone who finds yourself all too often annoyed by the limitations of the current generation of conference calls and virtual meeting technologies, help may be on the way.
The first thing I noticed about LoopUp during a call with the company’s co-founder and co-CEO, Steve Flavell, was how easy it is to use.
For the 3rd consecutive year UM San Francisco has partnered with the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley to host “UM & Haas: Ensuring the Future of Innovation,” an effort to raise money for the 14th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan). The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) is one of the foremost events for budding entrepreneurs: a forum providing entrepreneurs with the best possible resources – including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing – to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses.
If you’ve ever had a job where some manager forced you to use software you hate, Podio is for you. “We have a democratic view of how work should work,” says Podio’s Lilly Hanscom. “People work best when they have control over the tools they use.”
Podio’s tagline is “Work the way you want to,” and what the company offers is project management software toward that goal. Essentially, it enables you, the worker, to build your own apps.
Mike Krieger, 25, and Kevin Systrom, 27
Photographed by Cody Pickens in Instagram’s SoMa office
There’s only one possible reaction upon first seeing Jon Darsky’s pizza truck: Whoa. Hitched to a mighty rig that weighs 14 tons, Del Popolo begins serving Neapolitan pies this spring from its 5,000-pound oven. This much muscle comes at a cost—over $180,000 in all. The good news: Del Popolo is inimitable. “You’d have to be a fool to try and copy it,” says Darsky. “This thing was f*cking expensive.” Here, a few of the highlights.
Here’s a scenario. You decide to go out on the town with friends after work, but worry that you’ll have so much fun you won’t be able to handle a late commute home.
What to do?
Well, just pull out your smart phone (or as of today, your iPad), download the Hotel Tonight app, and score a great deal with a last-minute booking at one of a half-dozen local hotels, ranging from basic to luxury.