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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...
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“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...
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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...
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Bay Area nonprofits fly to New Orleans for #YesWeCode hackathon

At this year’s Essence Festival, New Orleans youth will join technologists, developers, designers and community leaders in a hackathon to build their own solutions for problems affecting their neighborhoods....
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By Howard Dyckoff A new start-up that is also new to Oakland, npm, Inc., has funding, customers and over a million users worldwide.  And it is likely to help make Oakland a center of innovation for...
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Without net neutrality, how are Oakland’s communities affected?

Viewing an episode of your favorite show may become a matter of speed, fast or slow. Trying to watch that season finale of Game of Thrones or that premiere of Orange is the New Black could become an experience...
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Creating an inclusive technology system tonight at Impact Hub Oakland

“At BUILDUP, we are passionate about inclusion and having a tech ecosystem that represents and reflects the U.S. and the world,” says Wayne Sutton, who is a partner at the firm. On Tuesday, June 24, from 7...
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There are no children in Oakland: Youth Radio promotes youth of color in tech and media (Community Voices)

By Erik Sakamoto, Youth Radio's Chief Operating Officer “Young people are behind a lot of the violence where I live, but who are their role models? I haven’t met a kid yet who’s said, ‘My dad sat me...
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20 things to do to remind you summer is in full swing in Oakland, June 20 – 26

It's the week of the summer solstice. Predictably, we've got plenty of outdoor items, iconic and new, things you'd eagerly anticipate and others you wouldn't expect. Here's to summertime fun, Oakland --...
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Smart pivoting moved Oakland’s Fotonotes startup towards profitability

FotoNotes started as Fotobabble, a consumer app that lets you narrate your photos: lighter weight than video, but more interactive than photos. But as founder Kamal Shah and his team began marketing the app...