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Highlight Mobile App Helps You Know Who's Nearby

Paul Davison wanted to take on a big problem in the world, so he did.

“The people we bring into our lives are the most important things in our world,” he says. “But the way we meet and connect with people is completely random and inefficient. Especially when people move to new areas, it’s really hard to meet new people. It’s a bad system -- if you could take a bird’s eye view from above and put the right people together, life would be better for everyone.”

Study: Teens Employ Many Techniques to Protect Their Online Privacy

At virtually every conference or gathering in the tech world, there are passionate discussions about the major trends shaping the future of social media, especially the tradeoffs between sharing and privacy.

The Technology Behind How Smitten Has Seduced San Francisco

If you haven’t looked at the list of ingredients on a carton of ice cream from the grocery store lately, you might be surprised by the number of sweeteners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and preservatives geared more to packing and preservation of the product than its taste.

Locally produced Smitten Ice Cream changes all that. Every scoop is made from fresh mostly organic, locally harvested ingredients right before your eyes.

Scenes of the City: Handmade Surfboards at Sunset Shapers

We traveled to the Outer Sunset to witness boutique surfboard manufacturing at Sunset Shapers.

Boutiika Offers Indie Fashion on Demand With Same-Day Delivery Service

Boutiika, the online-to-offline platform for independent boutiques, recently launched a same-day delivery service in San Francisco.

The Perks and Woes of Being a Sidecar Driver

I’ve been driving to work here at 7x7 every day for the past nine years. Having a car on hand is a requirement of the job. Sometimes I’m out and about all week, but a majority of the time my car sits on alert (I was once stationed on a aircraft carrier) in the company garage.

Zumper Offers Real-Time Neighborhood Search for Rental Units

Zumper

Anthemos Georgiades says he grew up in a real estate family in London, so it’s quite natural that his startup, Zumper, is initially geared to helping landlords and brokers do business on the go.

Goji Will Let You Lock and Unlock With Your Smart Phone

Goji

Digital technology is systematically transforming how we do virtually everything, and next up is the Goji Smart Lock, which will allow you to control access to your home from anywhere in the world with your smart phone.

Think about it–no more keys!

Local Zappos Labs Experiments to Enhance Online Shopping

Zappos Experimental Lab

Zappos is one of those original San Francisco startup success stories.

Founded by Nick Swinmurn in 1999, what started as an online shoe shop grew rapidly over the years into a giant online shoe and apparel business, doing hundreds of millions in annual sales. 

Scenes of the City: The Central Subway Project

We went underneath San Francisco to bring you an update of the Central Subway Project, slated to be finished in 2019. 

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