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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...
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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...
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Integral MBA in Creative Enterprise coming to Oakland soon

The founders of the Integral MBA in Creative Enterprise, launching at Impact HUB Oakland this October, share a vision of a future in which people use business to catalyze positive change and growth in their...
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Women in technology connect at Oakland Women 2.0 meetup

Back in May, the women-in-tech advocacy organization Women 2.0 started holding monthly meetups in Oakland, making our town the fifteenth city worldwide with a Women 2.0 presence. Despite these events being...
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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 my eye drawn...
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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...
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West Oakland’s Zoo Labs wants to revolutionize how musicians “make it”

Vinitha Watson says she and her co-founders David Watson and Anna Acquistapace were motivated to create Zoo Labs mostly by a “sense of sadness.” (But wait, this is a happy story.) They stood by helplessly...
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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...
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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...
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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...