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  • Josh Ginsberg | Innovation 2016
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    INNOVATE2016: Understanding The Zignal To Noise Ratio In The Presidential Race

    Welcome to INNOVATE2016, a weekly interview series focusing on how new technology and innovation is influencing the upcoming Presidential election. According to our first guest the 2016 election is likely to be determined by social media and new digital technologies. Read More

  • Scoot’s New Cargo Line Of Scooters Can Carry Taller People And More Stuff

    Scoot, the Zipcar for scooters, recently updated its line of vehicles to carry bigger people and more cargo. The new Scoot Cargo vehicle can carry up to 390 pounds, including both rider and whatever else you want to load it with. CEO Michael Keating founded the startup in 2011 to cut down on the many transportation problems in San Francisco. Scoots are all-electric and can go for up to 20 miles… Read More

  • Cities As Platforms Crunch Network

    Cities As Platforms

    Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first video-hosting site, but it was the first to disrupt the stagnating online broadcasting model, creating a platform with digital engagement at its core. And the catalyst for Google’s exponential growth trajectory was when… Read More

  • Lyft Invites Us Into A Fuzzy Van For Outside Lands

    More than 200,000 music lovers are about to don their spirit hoodies and flower crowns for San Francisco’s popular Outside Lands music festival this weekend. That means lots of traffic, congestion and headaches for neighbors near Golden Gate Park. Ridesharing startup Lyft is helping to combat the problem by picking people up in several music-themed vans. Lyft partnered with Outside… Read More

  • Hackaday Acquires DIY Hardware Marketplace Tindie

    Hackaday Acquires DIY Hardware Marketplace Tindie

    Tindie, the marketplace for makers to fund and sell their hardware creations, is being acquired by maker blog Hackaday. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tindie has previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Slow Ventures, among others. Read More

  • Google Fiber Is Headed To San Antonio

    Google Fiber Is Headed To San Antonio

    While this news isn’t exactly exciting for me just yet, being in San Francisco, Google has announced its next expansion city for Fiber…San Antonio. This is the first announcement since the end of January, when Google announced that Fiber would be heading to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham. Read More

  • Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    If you’ve ever tried to find an apartment in a popular city like San Francisco, New York, or Chillicothe you’re probably familiar with magical beings called brokers. These creatures take a cut of your rent while doing surprisingly little and it’s high time they are “disrupted.” How, you ask? Oliver. Oliver is the latest effort to cut out the middleman. The app… Read More

  • Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time

    Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time

    Over the past few years, Square has evolved from being “that payment company with the recognizable dongle,” to an indispensable part of the technology stack for quite a few businesses. It’s not just about accepting the payments anymore, it’s about managing your business with software. Today, Square is releasing its second non-consumer app, a dashboard app for iOS that… Read More

  • Disrupt Alum PartPic, A System That Identifies Replacement Parts, Raises a $1.5M Seed Round

    Disrupt Alum PartPic, A System That Identifies Replacement Parts, Raises a $1.5M Seed Round

    PartPic, which launched at last year’s TC Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, announced it has closed a $1.5 million dollar seed round from a group of 15+ angels, VCs, and strategic investors including Robert Saunders, Joanne Wilson, the Arc Angel Fund, and the Jumpfund. PartPic works like this: After being licensed by a manufacturing company, PartPic obtains 360 degree photos… Read More

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