Startup

Screenshot of a randomly generated company on the Startup Generator. (CBS)

Hilarious Random ‘Startup Generator’ Spits Out Fake Tech Names That Will Fool You

Offendy … VariationValue … Smartrot… you’ve heard of these companies, right? Wrong. They are actually fake startup names spit out on site built by a couple of Georgia Tech computer science students.

04/29/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech Leaders

Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.

03/18/2015

(Chefs Feed)

Chefs Challenge Yelp With Startup Focused On Restaurant Recommendations, Not Reviews

Two Bay Area brothers are recruiting top foodies for anti-Yelp app that’s taking the restaurant scene by storm.

03/04/2015

(AltSchool)

Startup Snatches Up Google, Uber Employees To Pioneer New Education System

Parenthood is propelling tech leaders to flock to a new kind of school with roots in the Bay Area.

03/04/2015

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Tech Executive Advises San Francisco Students To ‘Be Inspired’

Charles Huang is the COO for Silicon Valley startup Leeo and co-creator of the popular Guitar Hero video game.

02/02/2015

(CBS SF)

Founded On Laziness, College Student’s Electronic Skateboard Startup Takes Off

At first glance, the ZBoard looks like any other piece of wood on wheels. But take a closer look, and you’ll see it’s a lot smarter, and faster.

01/19/2015

A surveillance image of a woman who allegedly burglarized BuildZoom offices in San Francisco. (BuildZoom)

San Francisco Startup Using Fake Tinder Profile To Try To Catch Serial Burglar

A San Francisco startup firm which has been hit by a series of burglaries is using the dating app Tinder to try and catch the burglar who the company says was caught on surveillance video.

12/16/2014

Refrigerated delivery trucks parked outside of Munchery on the 500 block of Alabama St. in San Francisco. (Uptown Almanac)

Munchery Food Delivery Service Accused Of Non-Stop Idling Of Diesel Trucks Outside SF Mission District Facility

A rapidly-expanding San Francisco startup which delivers fresh meals is being accused idling its diesel-powered refrigerated trucks for hours in a residential area in order to keep its hand-prepared meals chilled.

11/14/2014

(Curbside)

Smart Shopping Or Lazy Parenting? Tech Gives Rise In Middleman Economy

Shopping can be a hassle, but there’s a new service intended to make it a less painful experience.

11/14/2014

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Wingz Joins List Of Ridesharing Companies Permitted To Operate At SFO

On the heels of granting permits to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, San Francisco International Airport officials announced today that Wingz, an airport-centered transportation network company, can now operate legally there as well.

11/13/2014

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