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Check Out These Turn Signal Bike Gloves

Bike light technology has come a long way in the last few years, and tech-centric San Francisco is leading the way.

Video Call App Ustyme to Giveaway Free "FaceTime" Chats with Santa

Santa on Ustyme.com

Waiting in line to meet Santa Claus can be an overwhelming event. The nervous sweating, the obnoxious temper tantrums and the uncontrollable crying are all an implicit part of your experience. And most of that's just you. So when a company like ustyme (prounced “us-time”) presents us with an opportunity to visit with the jolly man himself without the hustle and bustle of the mall during the busiest time of the year, than it’s hard (once again) for us to keep calm.

The Future of SFpark

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A few days ago, I received an email from the SFpark team discussing some upcoming changes to SFpark, as the pilot project comes to a close in 2014. 

Meet Planet Labs, SoMa's Very Own Spacecraft Design Studio

Planet Labs, SoMa’s very own spacecraft design studio, is counting down to this month’s launch of 28 satellites, each between the size of a toaster and a mini fridge, into the final frontier. For those of us not well-versed in space technology, this is an incredible feat. 

OrderAhead App Makes Donating Gifts Easy

Last year, we profiled OrderAhead, the app that simplifies the process of ordering take out. This holiday season, the company has added a very commendable feature by using their technology to help you give to those in need.

Top Gifts for Bay Area Techies

For the tech lover, getting a sweater for a present doesn’t cut it anymore. Nor do socks, hand-me-downs and anything that's close to a coupon for a free hug. Instead, our interests lie in the hundreds of new gadgets stocking the shelves this holiday season.

Shop Local With the Tap of a Finger

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Originally published on California Home + Design

Trust San Francisco to make shopping local even easier. New iPhone app SixDoors curates high-quality goods and delivers them right to your doorstep (or office, or parklet) the same day.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Eventbrite Co-Founder & President Julia Hartz

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

One Executive Defines the Future of Business By Design

One Executive Defines the Future of Business By Design

Design is not about decoration anymore. It’s about being a great facilitator and unlocking creativity,” asserts Maria Giudice, who, as founder and CEO of Hot Studio, specializes in the intersection of business and collaborative, human-centered design.

SF Startups Launch Second Annual Fundraiser

Tech Gives Back Logo

The holiday season is finally upon us and, in San Francisco, that means festive holiday parties, decorations on busy streets and, of course, thousands of Santas flocking to the bars. But with so much going on, we sometimes forget what the holiday spirit is really all about. Three local tech companies -- ZeroCater, Twice, and Getaround -- are helping us remember just that. 

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