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  • Uber may sell Oakland office

    Uber may sell Oakland office

    Uber may not move into Oakland after all. The transportation company is now exploring other options, including sale, for the former Sears building it purchased in downtown Oakland, The San Francisco Business first reported and has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. “As we look to strengthen our financial position so we can better serve riders and drivers for the long term… Read More

  • These cities in California’s East Bay are raking in venture capital Crunch Network

    These cities in California’s East Bay are raking in venture capital

    San Francisco Bay Area companies raise so much venture capital relative to other places that a lot of little-known cities in the region outrank major metropolises in total funding. In this two-part series, we’ll look at nine under-the-radar places in the Bay Area that punch above their weight class when it comes to attracting startup funding. For today, we’ll focus on the East Bay. Read More

  • AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

    AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

    Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today. The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Gig is similar to other temporary car share services like Enterprise CarShare or Zipcar. But unlike the traditional car… Read More

  • Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

    Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

    Oakland-based venture capital firm Better Ventures recently closed its second fund at $21 million according to cofounder and managing director Wes Selke. The firm was originally founded as an accelerator called Hub Ventures to help social entrepreneurs running so-called “triple bottom line” startups. These companies measure their success not only by revenue and profitability… Read More

  • Google opens computer science lab in Oakland for young people of color

    Google opens computer science lab in Oakland for young people of color

    Google is officially unveiling Code Next, its computer science lab for youth, today in Oakland. The program, which USA Today’s Jessica Guynn got wind of last month, is designed to offer young black and Latino people interested in tech an opportunity to learn how to code, as well as the fundamentals of computer science. That’s because 51% of black students and 47% of Latino… Read More

  • Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland

    Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland

    Y Combinator announced today that it would launch its first basic income experiment in Oakland, CA. The startup accelerator began researching the concept of basic income last fall and will soon start paying salaries. Read More

  • Clef Two-Factor Authentication with Your Phone

    Clef Offers Two-Factor Authentication Without All The Codes

    The last year has been full of security breaches that have shown the importance of having strong safeguards for our data. As we put more personal and private information in the cloud, there are ever more avenues of attack to reach the things we’d like to keep to ourselves. One popular defense you can use to bolster data security on most services is two-factor authentication. Basically… Read More

  • It’s Time For A Special Regulatory Zone Crunch Network

    It’s Time For A Special Regulatory Zone

    Your government is the enemy of the future. Innovative technology that would disrupt the world as we know it is already here, but oppressive government bureaucrats keep getting in its way. Taxi commissions vs. Uber; the FDA vs 23AndMe; the FAA vs. Amazon Prime Air; the DMV vs. self-driving cars; governments everywhere vs. Bitcoin. This is intolerable and must stop. The government must get out… Read More