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All over San Francisco, famously host to a cycle of boom-and-bust since the Gold Rush days, the debate continues in coffee shops and boardrooms as to whether this latest tech boom will soon turn into yet another bubble doomed to pop, dashing dreams all around.

Thrillcall Rolls Out New Live Music Discovery App For iPhones

Just in time for Noise Pop, the indie music festival celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, Thrillcall has launched its new iPhone app to discover and get into live events, even at the last minute and after they are sold-out.

Girl Scout Cookies - There's an App for That

Girl Scout Cookies

 

It’s time to download the best mobile app on the market this week – the Girl Scouts Cookie Finder.

Like Slots? Like Bingo? Then You'll Love Zynga Slingo

Zynga Announces a Zyngafied Slingo, A Combo of Slots and Bingo

San Francisco-based Zynga announced its first licensed partnership this week, and it’s with Slingo, maker of one of the classic games that emerged in the early days of the web.

Glyde Takes the Friction Out of Buying and Selling Used Goods Online

Glyde Takes the Friction Out of Buying and Selling Used Goods Online

If your house is anything like mine, you too have a growing inventory of old cell phones, video games, and DVDs sitting around, gathering dust.

You could always try to sell them on eBay, or at some trade-in site. But the problem is that unless you’re already a proficient user of eBay, or similar sites, the process of auctioning off goods is not all that intuitive, and can easily turn into a time-sink. Now, there's an easier way. 

Why SF's Current Tech Boom is "Here to Stay"

A few years ago, one of the general partners at Trinity Ventures, Dan Scholnick, started floating the idea to his colleagues that the VC firm should expand from its headquarters on Sand Hill Road by establishing a beachhead in San Francisco.

At first, the other partners didn't see the need, but during 2010-11, something started to change.

Evernote Aims to Build the "Global Platform for Memory"

Evernote Aims to Build the "Global Platform for Memory"

“When we launched in the summer of ’08, our goal was to make a second brain for people -- to help them remember stuff better,” says Evernote CEO Phil Libin. “Everyone could use a second brain.”

Three-and-a-half years later, some 22 million users have discovered Evernote, without any marketing or advertising by the company. It’s all been by word of mouth.

Visual Sharing App Showyou Says Twitter is Kicking Facebook's Butt

Check this out: Sixty hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, which translates to an hour of video every second.

Think about that. No single human being is ever going to watch all of these clips of "Charlie Bit My Finger," not to mention kittens, music performances and product demos. We need curators.

Cater2.me Brings the Street Vendor into the Office

Cater2.me Brings the Street Vendor into the Office at Meal Time

If you ever wonder what they’re eating for lunch over at Dropbox, Square or Yelp, the guy to ask is Zach Yungst, co-founder of Cater2.me.

Yungst and his co-founder, Alex Lorton, are Wharton graduates who have brought their business expertise to street food vendors, matching them up with tech startups that order in lunch most days.

SeatMe Looks To Dethrone SF-Based OpenTable

SeatMe Looks To Unseat SF-Based OpenTable

It’s Friday evening, and you desperately want a table at Frances.Unless you’re a VIP who keeps the general manager on speed dial, you scour OpenTable where, if you’re lucky, you may find a seat at 5 or 10 p.m.—score one for little old ladies and European tourists. But here’s what you don’t know: The lack of seats doesn’t necessarily mean the house is packed. Turns out, some of the city’s hottest restaurants hide peak-hour tables from the only major reservations system online.

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