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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Building the real sharing economy in the East Bay

One minute, hard and fast, is not much time in which to explain an idea, especially if that idea is a proposal for an innovative new sharing economy model that is going to bridge the wealth gap. But if that’s how much time you’ve got, then you make it work. That is the very essence

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Tech4Good comes to Oakland with new economic models

An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold gatherings...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Oakland artist and entrepreneur Monique Harris: At the vanguard of art, technology, and disability

There is no denying that Monique Harris is an artist, first and foremost. I came across her artwork featured at Actual Café a few weeks ago, and I’m lucky I did. Waiting for my lunch, I found...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE – Emeryville’s TubeMogul to go public in big IPO

UPDATE – TubeMogul on Thursday morning filed an amendment to its stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission significantly lowering the offering price to $7 to $8 a share from its stated $11 to $13 a share offering as...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Will Tesla’s open source patents mean more electric cars in Oakland?

It’s not unlike Tesla to take the road less traveled. Since its beginnings as a startup electric car company in the midst of a historically gasoline-powered industry, Tesla has continued to gain widespread attention for its unconventional...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance–right on your phone

There’s a new app about Oakland public schools that might help parents figure out which schools are strong and where their kids might be well served. Usable on a desktop or mobile device, it’s free at http://bit.ly/OaklandScoreMap, and it’s...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

At Oakland’s “fab-labs,” shop class is dead — long live advanced-manufacturing class

Oakland has a long history as a manufacturing hub, with some curio-highlights like the invention of the fortune-cookie folding machine and the fabrication of Chicago’s reflective bean statue, but nostalgia has little to do with the industrious...

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Communications conundrum: Should Oakland trash its 911 radio system and spend millions to join the county system?

The City of Oakland is has been quietly working on its radio communications issues by updating its old equipment and renovating  its dispatch center. On Tuesday, July 8, the finance committee of the City Council will also...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

“Got Milk?”: Jeff Goodby talks minimalism at Oakland CreativeMornings

Once a month, creatives in 80+ cities around the globe gather for free breakfast lectures in a series called CreativeMornings. Oakland’s CreativeMornings kicked off just last March. So far, the speakers have included Tony Calzaretta, Creative Director...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Oakland diversity in tech discussion focuses on solutions

Tuesday evening, BuildUp brought together panelists from a range of tech companies and organizations to discuss how to tackle the industry’s diversity problem. Building Innovation: Creating an Inclusive Technology Ecosystem addressed issues with recruiting, work environment and...

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