Rockbot is the very clever music system that allows businesses to engage their customers in choosing the soundtrack to their restaurant, bar or shopping experience. It’s like an app-based jukebox with millions of fully-licensed options. Garrett Dodge, co-founder and CEO, says they’ve outgrown their current digs at Harrison and 17th and plan to triple the size of their staff once they move to the new location on Broadway and 13th. Weinstein Commercial Real Estate owns the property and is overseeing the renovations to the floor above the storefront News stand and Subway deli. The remodel will wrap up by the end of April and then RockBot can move in and begin nesting.

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About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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