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SF Startup Delivers Healthy Meals Fast For $6 Each


Four years ago, while they were students at UC Berkeley, Anson Tsui and Steven Hsiao started a junk food delivery business called Late Night Option, which proved to be popular with their fellow students. It still is.

PasswordBox Offers NSA-Level Protection for Your Passwords


For many people, creating and remembering passwords is a vexing part of online life.

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.

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.

Zumper Offers Real-Time Neighborhood Search for Rental Units


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


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. 

Mailbox App Helps You Organize Email on the Go

Over the past two decades, three for some, email has become so entrenched in our daily lives that is hard to remember how we ever functioned without it.

On the other hand, these days the typical inbox has become so cluttered with merchant messages, newsletters, and social media updates that many people feel overwhelmed managing that flow.

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