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Keeping up with the techies: 2015 tech startup guide

We may live across the bay from the official Silicon Valley, but tech startups are moving into Oakland faster than Mark Zuckerberg amassed his first billion dollars. Thinking about investing in a tech startup,...
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Sprinkle Lab is quirky, but lucid

In the Queens D. Light music video for Love Pistol (below), the hip hop griot hunts nubile Adonises with a bow and arrow. She accepts worship from stone male statues in her chain link garden sanctuary and she...
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Echa Schneider: Oakland’s pinball-playing blog goddess is a secret library nerd

Echa Schneider, a web developer at the Oakland Public Library, used to hang out in Reed College’s rec room dropping quarters into a pinball machine. It was Medieval Madness, she remembers, and the object...
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Grit Media: Oakland-based startup highlights raw stories in sports

Up a flight of stairs, half a block up from the junction of Telegraph and Broadway, sits a small startup trying to change the way people interact with sports. A handful of staff gather at a communal table in a...
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Oakland’s 2015 Co-working Space Guide: Finding Your Groove

With start-ups and tech companies popping up at every corner of the Bay Area nowadays, it might be tough sometimes to figure out where you fit in. Where do you work if the kitchen table doesn't suffice...
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Oakland’s Enlisted Design changes the studio biz model

“We've had many opportunities to leave Oakland, but we love Oakland. Every designer we have, with the exception of maybe one, lives in the East Bay. What we're betting on and investing in is that Oakland is...
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Oakland’s Music Tech Scene: Lance Coleman’s Playground

Lance Coleman is only 23 years old and probably more accomplished than you. Hailing from Howard University, the Oakland-based digital strategist has had his hands in a number of music-related...
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CityCamp Oakland Returns to City Hall Jan. 10

CityCamp Oakland, a participant-driven civic innovation conference to be held on Saturday, January 10, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, aims to redefine the way we perceive and collaborate with government. Organized...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 innovation stories

Oakland has long been an innovative city, but lately, the outside world has finally started to catch on (as evidenced by frequent New York Times coverage, Oakland ranking 9th among U.S. cities attracting tech...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland leader profiles

Who has been shaping Oakland's landscape? At Oakland Local, we've been honored to profile exceptional leaders in business, in politics, in technology, and in the arts. The following five stories give a peek...