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  • Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Stolen Data By Ex-Employees

    Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Stolen Data By Ex-Employees

    The wearable wars just escalated to a new high. Jawbone has sued Fitbit in a California court for recruiting employees who plundered confidential information on their way out. According to the suit, Fitbit recruiters contacted nearly a third of Jawbone’s employees earlier this year and at least some of those employees left for the IPO-bound Fitbit. But before they left, Jawbone contends… Read More

  • The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    Four years ago, Facebook announced that they were decamping to Menlo Park from their longstanding home of Palo Alto. Just last month, the company finally cut the ribbons on a beautiful 430,000-square foot building designed by Frank Gehry that is basically one giant, open-air room with an enormous park on top. The effect on the prices of surrounding real estate has been profound. If you… Read More

  • The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads Crunch Network

    The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads

    Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis to some degree, and public perception of the plant is clearly shifting. Medical marijuana is being used in treatment of a variety of illnesses including several types of seizures, cancer and… Read More

  • Introji Are Emoji For More Complex Emotional States

    Introji Are Emoji For More Complex Emotional States

    Introji is a project aiming to bring some much needed emotional nuance to emoji — by crowdsourcing an alternative emoji app for introverts. Read More

  • Nestdrop Goes Back To Delivering Weed, Adding 9 Locations Along The West Coast

    Nestdrop Goes Back To Delivering Weed, Adding 9 Locations Along The West Coast

    Marijuana delivery startup Nestdrop is back in operation today, this time in 9 cities spread across the entire West Coast, including in Seattle, Portland, and 7 California locations. This now makes Nestdrop the only weed delivery service currently operating across multiple states. But things were not looking so good a few months ago for the startup. L.A. city attorney Mike Feuer filed… Read More

  • Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack Pushes Drug Delivery To California

    Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack Pushes Drug Delivery To California

    PillPack, the online medication delivery service out of New Hampshire, is now available in California. This is the 47th state in the U.S. to receive the green light to allow consumers to order prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins from the startup. There are other prescription medication delivery services out there that already deliver prescription medication to the state. Read More

  • Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road Crunch Network

    Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

    New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. Read More

  • Tesla Model X Spied On California Highway

    Tesla Model X Spied On California Highway

    Tesla’s pure electric SUV is nearing launch and there is apparently at least one cruising around California. The video above shows a slightly camouflaged Model X near Palo Alto. The SUV looks good even with all the design elements covered up. Read More

  • Twitter Latest To Face Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Latest To Face Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    A former Twitter engineer has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her ex-employer, alleging that promotion opportunities are denied to women because of arbitrary promotion policies within Twitter that unlawfully favor men. Read More

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    Andreessen-Backed uBiome Is Now Doing An Indiegogo Campaign To Check Out Dental Bacteria

    Andreessen-Backed uBiome Is Now Doing An Indiegogo Campaign To Check Out Dental Bacteria

    Have you ever been curious about the bacterial flora and fauna in your gut? Or how about your teeth? uBiome, a YC-backed bio startup that went on to raise funding from Andreessen Horowitz, is launching a second campaign looking at the dental biome. A biome is the entire ecosystem of trillions of bacteria that live in and on our bodies. Even though the human body is made up of 10 trillion… Read More

  • Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Think of it as the first “farm-to-bowl” concept. Flow Kana just launched an on-demand medical cannabis delivery service that skips the brick-and-mortar dispensary to bring pot from local, organic weed farmers straight to you. “It’s the clean cannabis movement,” founder Michael Steinmetz says. “It’s important for the consumer to know where their… Read More

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