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Oakland’s Naveen Jain and The Immunity Project: going after HIV

Oaklander Naveen Jain may have stumbled on a groundbreaking idea:  Anyone can be a superhero. Because instead of super-speed or impossible strength, these heroes can beat the deadliest virus on planet...
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Mills Center for Socially Responsible Business touts impact over profits

There is an old maxim that says a business is either growing or dying. But for a group of MBA students at Mills College’s Center for Socially Responsible Business, the question of growth, and how to achieve...
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Oaktech: Tech & Business Events, March 30-April 4

There's more and more happening in Oakland these days around tech, community, entrepreneurship, and business innovation. We've scoured Meetup, Eventbrite, Zvents and Facebook to bring you this list of...
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Oaktech: Solar start-ups exploding in Oakland

It’s no secret Jean Quan will have some competition for her job as mayor this year, but what she may not have expected was a different kind of 10K plan to crop up in Oakland. In an effort to bring in...
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Oaktech: FATHOM’s new partnership, East Bay tech jobs lag SF, Silicon Valley

Technology development in the East Bay got a helping hand on Monday when FATHOM, an Oakland-based 3D printing and additive manufacturing company, announced a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National...
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Oaktech: Water tech, wine tech & changes at Pandora

Oakland has good track record when it comes to water conservation. Through times of drought and flood, the city conserves 15 percent more water on average than the rest of the state, according to the East...
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Oaktech: Mars, Brooklyn Basin and Gondolas: Making bank in Oakland

Oakland has made it to Mars! In what amounts to a social experiment, Wired Science writer Adam Mann has named a Martian crater just 1.03 kilometers across after everyone’s favorite town. He named the...
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Oaktech: Big investments in Bay Area biotech built on new discoveries and growing market

Biotech in the Bay often plays second fiddle to the hot tech startups coming out of Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Oakland. But recent news in East Bay biotech could mean big changes to software and mobile...
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Oaktech: Digital ceiling still in place, even as tech companies look to hire

Tech is booming, right? We all know that. According to a new survey of 200 tech CEOs released by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, 59 percent expect to add jobs in 2014—up 13 percent from last year....
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Oaktech: New property investments point to growth in Oakland tech

While Twitter reconstructs 19th century log cabins at its new headquarters, talk around Oakland tech has been focused on more practical developments. Last week, the San Francisco Business Times...