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The Mystery of the Google Buses, Solved!

The Mystery of the Google Buses, Solved!

Valley-bound tech geeks 
are the new rock stars, 
commuting to work first class in curious coach buses with blacked-out windows. The Google shuttle to the Mountain View headquarters grew out of a personal project orchestrated by a single employee.

Social Video Platform Spreecast Brings Face to Face Conversations to Live Broadcasts

Seven years after co-founding StubHub, which was sold to eBay in 2007, Jeff Fluhr took a bit of a break. He noted a number of social media and technology trends before deciding on his next move.

“One thing I noticed was that what had been private conversations were becoming public conversations,” Fluhr says. “Ever since the advent of email, we’d been having these largely private, asynchronous conversations, text-based.

7x7.com Expands to Portland and Seattle

7x7.com Expands to Portland and Seattle

It's been a bit under the radar, but no longer - 7x7.com has expanded to Portland and Seattle!

Snip.it Building a Social Network Around In-Depth Curated Content

Snip.it Building a Social Network Around In-Depth Curated Content

A year ago, as the Arab Spring rebellions were raging, Ramy Adeeb was desperately trying to keep up to date with developments in his native Egypt, and to share the best articles he could find with friends.

“I could share links of Facebook or Twitter, but they quickly got lost in the stream,” he recalls. “There was no permanence and no structure there. There was the need for a better way.”<--break->

Shoptiques Brings Small Boutiques From All Over to the Digital World

Shoptiques Brings Small Boutiques From All Over to the Digital World

Five years ago, when she was working for Goldman-Sachs in New York, Olga Vidisheva was on a business trip to Paris when she discovered an amazing pair of shoes in a little boutique there that cost only 50 Euros.

Samasource Combats Poverty by Bringing "Microwork" to Women Overseas

Samasource Combats Poverty by Bringing Microwork to Women in Poor Countries

Entrepreneurs are using technology to change virtually every aspect of how  we do business these days, and that includes inventing new kinds of non-profit organizations (NPO).

Highlight - The App That Makes Stalking Okay

Highlight - The App That Makes Stalking Okay

 

SXSWi was abuzz about the new social/mobile/local app Highlight. But, what makes using Highlight any different than straight up stalking?

SXSW Showcases the Loss of Human Social Interaction

The Lack of Human Interaction at SXSW Interactive

A huge benefit of attending a conference, event, or a meetup is the networking opportunities, but have humans forgotten how to interact face to face? 

Local Startup Personal Capital Puts You Back in Control of Your Financial Life

Personal Capital Seeks to Put You Vack in Control of Your Financial Life

“Why shouldn't anyone be able to do anything and everything with their money with a few taps?” asks Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital, pulling out his iPad. “Managing your financial life should not be this complicated.”<--break->

Edmodo Pulls Education Into the 21st Century

Edmodo is Bringing Education Into the 21st century

One sector desperately overdue for innovation courtesy of technology is K-12 education, which leads us directly to San Mateo-based Edmodo, the free platform that enables teachers to create closed networks with their students in a Facebook-like UI that virtually reproduces and extends the classroom environment in many ways.

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