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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?"
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.
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.
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