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

Santa on

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.

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.

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. 

Food Delivery Service Fluc Hopes to Become Fixture in San Francisco

Woman Eating Salad

Food delivery service has gained enormous popularity in the Bay Area, and it’s easy to understand why.

Ziploop Launches App to Take Paper Receipts Out of Shopping

In an increasingly paperless world, its perplexing that we’re still handed paper receipts after every transaction. They account for about 250 million gallons of oil, 10 million trees and 1 billion gallons of water to produce per year, and that’s just in the US alone. So how do we cut down on something so unnecessary?

Ziploop is looking to take on the task.

What You Need to Know About Apple’s Latest Product Announcement

Apple wants to make its iPads thinner, lighter and faster, but not cheaper.  

Could Google Expand Human Life Expectancy?

Bill Gates once famously said "Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time." We may be seeing that innovation take place before our very eyes. Ironically, it's one of Gates' biggest competitors -- Google -- that's surprising everyone, throwing its weight (and investments) behind the healthcare company Calico in hopes of tackling some of the most vexing problems facing human life.

How Twitter Plans to Work with the NFL

Facebook agreement with Twitter

The NFL has never been more popular in the world than it is now. Its content reaches more than 200 million unique viewers across an entire season. Its games account for about 31 of the 32 most-watched programs on television. But still, it finds new ways to expand its reach. 

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

America's Cup celebration

To the victor, go the spoils.

What's All the Rave about Scooters in San Francisco?

Woman driving a scooter in San Francisco

The busy life of a San Francisco commuter is not for the faint of heart.

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