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Google Wants to Fund 31 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Around SF

Laptop in the park

Imagine setting up lawn chairs on a sunny day at Mission Dolores Park, opening up your laptop and getting to work on the Internet with your co-workers.

How Does Netflix Know You Better Than You?

Netflix

If you want to come off as sophisticated, worldly, or artistically aware, you might want to think twice before sharing your Netflix recommendations.

Ballers Bridge Helps High School Athletes Who Are Not Stars Get to College

Ballers Bridge

Ballers Bridge is not your average startup; it's unusual on many levels.

GetGoing Adds Hotels to its Discount Flight-Finding Platform

GetGoing

Besides quickly finding discounted flights, travelers using the online travel startup GetGoing can now book hotels as well.

Questimate! App Actually Makes Math Fun

Questimate!

Ask parents about homework, and they'll say one of the hardest tasks they face is convincing a kid who is not math-oriented that math skills really matter out there in the real world.

Traveling Spoon Takes You "Off the Eaten Path" for Culinary Adventures

Traveling Spoon

If you’ve done much traveling around the world, you know that it can be frustrating sometimes to feel like a tourist, when what you’d really like to do is experience life as the locals live it.

Whistle Makes a Wireless Device That Monitors Your Dog's Health

Dog

Anyone who’s been through the agony of losing a pet to a disease that, had it been diagnosed sooner, might have been treatable, may want to take a close look at Whistle.

RTB.com CEO: It's the "Wild West" Out There in Mobile Advertising

RTB.com

As users consume more and more content on mobile devices, the advertising that allows publishers to offer that content for free is starting to show up as well.

With Everpix, Your Lifelong Photo Collection Fits in Your Pocket

Everpix

Over the past decade, it seems safe to say that people have taken more photographs than ever before. Increasingly, the device of choice for snapping photos is the smartphone, but the problem is, what to do with all those images once you’ve snapped them, shared a few, and moved on?

That’s the problem SoMa-based Everpix wants to solve: Fixing “the photo mess.”

Darby Smart Brings Together Emerging Crafts Designers With DIYers

Half of all U.S. households buy craft supplies at least once a year, and DIY crafters are one Pinterest’s biggest categories.

SF-based Darby Smart, which launched just over two weeks ago, brings the passion of crafters together with emerging designers at Pinterest to turn the most popular new designs into DIY kits that are simple to assemble and replicate.

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