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Oakland, the Next Big Thing in Tech?

Oakland Jack London Square

Is Oakland an attractive spot for new technology? Yes, I'm talking about this Oakland. Well, to many it might seem like a bad idea, mostly due to the fact that the city reports one of the highest crime rates year-after-year, stigmatizing the city as one of the more unsafe cities in the state. But new evidence suggests that Oakland is in turnaround. And we've plotted out the four best reasons why.

The Complete Tech Gift Guide for Father's Day

Father’s Day is undoubtedly the best time of the year to show dad just how much you care. But with so many gift ideas available, it’s hard to pick out just the right one amongst all the clutter. Fortunately, we’ve done the busy work for you. So let's take a look at what toys Dad might enjoy on his special day. 

The Best Tech Gifts For Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the best time of the year to show Mom just how much you love and appreciate her. But finding a perfect gift can be challenging. Fortunately, we’ve selected a few gifts that can both speak to her own unique personality and offer some practicality when it comes to enjoying her life. 

Glow Launches Employee Benefit Program to Help Women Get Pregnant

Reproductive healthcare remains largely an underserved extension of the U.S. healthcare system. For those not covered, the price tag of a single assisted reproductive technology cycle can cut into more than 50 percent of an individual’s annual disposable income. So how can we diminish this cost?

LASTER Technologies Launches First Genuine Augmented Reality Eyewear

Augmented reality wearable technology is set to make an enormous impact in 2014. We’ve already seen what Fitbit and Google Glass are capable of doing, but other companies are looking to advance the technology even further. 

SF-Based RealtyShares Adopts Bitcoin

Companies accepting Bitcoin

While Bitcoin’s volatility and sustainability may put investors at risk, it's publicity is at an all-time high. And one Bay Area company is not only taking notice, but implementing it into its website.

Smart Car Drivers Get Easy Parking Karma with New App

Smart Spots

Smart cars are the perfect design for the city. They’re small (8.8 feet in length), ecologically friendly, and can significantly reduce your parking time. And yes, you can even look damn cool in one. 

So when local San Francisco advertising firm Hub Strategy came to us earlier this month to announce the launch of smart spots, an app that finds tiny smart car parking spots, we wanted to learn more. 

Three Boss Takeaways From the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Pebble Steel

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was supposed to be the year of high-profile wearable technology. Instead, we got new apps, curved TVs and one odd meltdown from action film director Michael Bay. But fortunately, there were plenty of upshots from the annual trade show to pamper us for years to come.

Four Bay Area Tech Startups Vie for $10 Million

Verizon Powerful Wireless Campaign

Solving some of the world’s biggest problems in healthcare, education and sustainability aren’t, by any means, easy feats.

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.

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