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Reservationhop.com homepage shows a 'claimed' reservation at Nopa.

Website Selling Reservations At Hot SF Restaurants Sets Off A Storm Of Mad Tweets, eMails

ReservationHop.com invites you to sell your reservation, and for $5-12 you can buy someone else’s. Similar websites already exist in New York City.

07/05/2014

swapt

Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

06/30/2014

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Refer A Tech Worker, Get $20,000: Redwood City Startup ThoughtSpot Offers Huge Bounties

A Peninsula startup hopes to attract the best and brightest new employees by offering cold, hard cash — $20,000 to be exact — to people who refer a successful candidate. There is a catch, though.

06/18/2014

Uber Vehicle

San Francisco Ride-Sharing Startup Uber Valued At $17 Billion

After just 4 years in business, a San Francisco startup — ride-sharing service Uber Technologies — has received a $1.2 billion investment round for a valuation of $17 billion.

06/06/2014

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Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine

A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.

05/26/2014

The floating office space Maritol Icebreaker ship. (CBS)

Ship Full Of Start-Ups Sets Sail On San Francisco Bay After Delays

With office space hard to find in San Francisco, creators came up with the idea to move off shore.

05/11/2014

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About The Bay: Dinner Lab Is Private Club For Creative Chefs And Hungry ‘Food Nerds’

Bay Area “foodies” are flocking to a new lab where they can get a taste of the next big thing. KCBS’s Mike Sugerman “chewed the fat” with the people behind the idea during his travels in About the Bay.

04/21/2014

Facebook

Bay Area Startup Writes ‘Breakup Letter’ To Facebook After Timeline Changes

A San Bruno-based food delivery service say it’s letting go if its Facebook account after the latest round of changes to the timeline feature.

03/31/2014

Muni Bus

Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In May

The startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco

03/24/2014

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

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