Startup

Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush takes an Uber ride during his San Francisco visit. (CBS)

Jeb Bush Takes Uber To San Francisco Startup During Bay Area Visit

It wasn’t quite hipster Jeb Bush who arrived at a San Francisco startup— via ride-share service Uber— but the Republican presidential contender did his best Thursday to show he’s not part of what he called the ho-hum stagnation of Washington.

07/16/2015

A CropX sensor, aimed at sending soil readings to the cloud, which farmers can use to determine how much water a certain part of the field needs.  (CropX Ltd.)

Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For Crops

CropX allows farmers to use wireless sensors that send soil readings to the cloud and the startup’s software determines how much water different areas of the field need.

06/25/2015

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‘TowIt’ App Publicly Shames Drivers Of Badly Parked Cars

A new app lets annoyed cyclists or drivers harness the power of crowdsourcing to report illegally parked cars.

05/28/2015

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

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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

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