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7x7 Events Calendar Launches, SF Planning Problems Solved

7x7 Calendar

You know you want it. Now, you've got it. 7x7.com presents one source to help you figure out the ubiquitous San Francisco question "What's going on this week?" 

Two Sense: Help! My Boyfriend's Addicted to His iPhone!

Two Sense: Help! My Boyfriend's Addicted to His iPhone!

My boyfriend is a pretty good one in most regards, but he is addicted to his iPhone. It's never off his person, whether in a pocket or in his hand. He checks it constantly, at every break in activity or conversation, and often during activities and conversations. He tweets, Facebooks, emails and texts many friends and family dozens of times a day. At a restaurant, or on the couch watching TV, he's checking it. I'm no Luddite. I love my iPhone and social networks too. But this is excessive. I feel like I never have his total attention. Of course we've argued about it but it hasn't helped. What should I do? If I were to establish some ground rules, what would they look like? I'm about to smash the thing or throw it into the Bay.

CherryPick Launches Matchmaking Based on Your Social Network

CherryPick Launches Matchmaking Based on Your Social Network

When it comes to starting new relationships, most people have traditionally needed a little help from their friends.

And even with all the communications technologies and online dating sites in this era, most of us would probably still be grateful for a good old-fashioned matchmaker.

The Super Power of Measuring Your Social Influence

The Super Power of Measuring Your Social Influence

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.

Photos: "Ensuring the Future of Innovation" Benefit for the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan)

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.

LoopUp Takes the Pain Out of Conferencing Online

LoopUp Takes the Pain Out of Conferencing Online

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.

The Haas School of Business & UM San Francisco Ensure the Future of Innovation!

Haas School of Business

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.

Podio Revolutionizes the Way We Work

Podio is Revolutionizing the Way We Work

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.

We Told You They Were Hot: Instagram Founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom

Instagram Founders

The Image-Makers
Mike Krieger, 25, and Kevin Systrom, 27
Instagram founders

Photographed by Cody Pickens in Instagram’s SoMa office

Exec Finds You Real-Time Help for Small Tasks at a Flat Rate

Exec Finds You Real-Time Help for Small Tasks at $25/Hour

Too busy these days to get some of your basic tasks done? If so, Exec may be for you. This startup promises to “get anything you want done right away” for the flat rate of $25/hour.

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