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TaskRabbit Threatens to Disrupt Traditional Temp Agencies

Taskrabbit

TaskRabbit for Business unveiled a major upgrade today, as the popular p2p marketplace evolves into a source for small and medium businesses to hire temporary and part-time employees.

AnyRoad Brings Independent Tour Guides Online

AnyRoad

Brothers Jonathan and Daniel Yaffe have always loved to travel and they’ve done a lot of it, so it’s natural that their new startup, AnyRoad, is focused on a previously untapped corner of the travel industry–bringing the independent tour guides of the world online.

How epoch Strives to Reinvent the Online Video Experience

Now that the SFIFF has wrapped up, it’s time to take a closer look at the Presidio-based startup epoch, which developed the iOS app used by filmgoers to preview trailers of dozens of films at the festival.

Tech Roundup: A New Way to Get Pregnant, Google Legal Twist, and iTunes Growth

HALXLR8R

Here's a roundup of three developments in the tech world you may have missed:

HAXLR8R, an accelerator/venture fund that supports entrepreneurs building hardware devices, offers seed funding to small teams, and features dual locations – SF and Shenzhen, China.

Hotel Tonight Adds Photo Feature to See Rooms Before You Stay

Hotel Tonight

HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking app, has launched a new user review feature called Snap Your Stay.

How Joy & Revelry is Changing the Online Furniture Marketplace

joy & revelry

It’s commonplace in the world of startups to hear of a team “pivoting,” i.e., changing direction, usually based on user data. That’s exactly what SF-based Deal Décor has just done, as it's rebranded as Joy & Revelry.

SF-Based Startup epoch Powers App for Film Festival Goers

Epoch App

The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway for the 56th straight year, but there’s something new from a technology angle this year– an iOS app developed by a Presidio-based startup, epoch.

SpotOn Uses Time-Based Search to Help Fill Empty Spots in Your Day

SpotOn

SpotOn is a new time-based search and discovery service that alerts you to events and activities that will be occurring during the empty spots in your schedule.

How does it do that?

RepairPal is Establishing a National Network of the Best Auto Repair Shops

Did you know that April is National Car Care Month?

That means it’s the perfect time to look into SF-based RepairPal, which helps you locate the very best mechanic to help you maintain your car within a fair price range.

Lovely Building a Transparent Apartment Rental Platform on Web and Mobile

Lovely

When Lovely, a free apartment search platform based in San Francisco, wanted to test its service in beta in 2011, it found two willing local partners (Twitter and Square) happy to provide some testers.

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