Bay Area Startup Challenges Japan To Giant Robot BattleMegabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy.
Oakland Startup Offers To Cancel Comcast Subscription For YouA Bay Area startup is offering a service that allows Comcast customers to cancel their service – and avoid a telephone runaround – by hiring them to cancel for the customer instead.
Nasdaq Opens San Francisco Center To Build Relationships With StartupsNasdaq has long been known as the "tech-heavy" stock exchange, where some of Silicon Valley's best-known companies have gone to sell shares. Now, as it faces stiff competition from rival exchanges to lure the next hot IPO, it's reaching out to business startups before they go public.
Jeb Bush Takes Uber To San Francisco Startup During Bay Area VisitIt 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.
Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For CropsCropX 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.
'TowIt' App Publicly Shames Drivers Of Badly Parked CarsA new app lets annoyed cyclists or drivers harness the power of crowdsourcing to report illegally parked cars.
Hilarious Random 'Startup Generator' Spits Out Fake Tech Names That Will Fool YouOffendy ... 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.
Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech LeadersEntrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.
Chefs Challenge Yelp With Startup Focused On Restaurant Recommendations, Not ReviewsTwo Bay Area brothers are recruiting top foodies for anti-Yelp app that's taking the restaurant scene by storm.
Startup Snatches Up Google, Uber Employees To Pioneer New Education SystemParenthood is propelling tech leaders to flock to a new kind of school with roots in the Bay Area.
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.
Founded On Laziness, College Student's Electronic Skateboard Startup Takes OffAt 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.