<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Press Here]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 01:19:29 -0700 Wed, 27 May 2015 01:19:29 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Author Criticizes the Internet Economy, Silicon Valley]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 23:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH239_BLOCK_A_1200x675_442584643629.jpg
Andrew Keen, author of the book, "The Internet is Not the Answer", tells Press:Here that the Internet economy has failed us by increasing inequality and unemployment.]]>
<![CDATA[PayPal Founder Raises $275M with New Startup]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 23:28:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH239_BLOCK_C_1200x675_442585155554.jpg
PayPal founder Max Levchin has raised $275,000 million to create point-of-sale loans for users, a new way to use credit.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrayent Gives You a Platform for the Internet of Things]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:20:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH209_A_Block_Still.jpg
Arrayent is a company that lets consumers connect their appliances and devices via an "Internet of Things" platform.]]>
<![CDATA[Extreme Networks at an NFL Stadium Near You]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:18:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH209_B_Block_Still.jpg
Extreme Networks creates network solutions for companies and the NFL.]]>
<![CDATA[Zirx Gives Users Valet Parking]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 08:16:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Zirx_1200x675_438174787860.jpg
A new app called Zirx offers users the services of an agent that will take care of parking, get your car washed or take your car for an oil change.]]>
<![CDATA[Cunningham Recalls Steve Jobs and Early Tech Marketing]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 22:58:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_jobs_eeuu_470_265.jpg
Andy Cunningham talks about the early days with Apple founder Steve Jobs, including how he "threw things" at her.]]>
<![CDATA[Norwest Venture Partners to Spend $1.2B on Security Startups]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_C_Block_Still.jpg
Matt Howard of Norwest Venture Partners said his company wants to spent $1.2 billion on security startups.]]>
<![CDATA[Cloudcheck Rates Your Data Connection]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:31:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_B_Block_Still.jpg
The "father of DSL" is the chief executive of a company that's created an app to test your data connection for throttling and other bottlenecks.]]>
<![CDATA[Wanderu Helps You Book a Bus]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:28:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_A_Block_Still.jpg
Wanderu is a startup that lets users travel the country by buses and trains -- and with electrical outlets and wi-fi.]]>
<![CDATA[Six Californias? If Draper Has His Way]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_california_seis_estados.gif
Venture capitalist Tim Draper has a vision California being cut into six sections.

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<![CDATA[Venture Capitalist Tim Draper Hypes Draper University]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:31:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-draper.jpg
Venture capitalist Tim Draper and colleague Andrew Tang says it's important that students at the Draper University startup program pay $10,000 because they "need to buy in" for the program to work.]]>
<![CDATA[Draper University Wants Younger Students]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:27:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/tim-draper-2015-04-03_14-56-32.jpg
Draper University's seven-week entrepreneurial boot camp is for students aged 18 to 28 only.]]>
<![CDATA[Shmoop Brings Humor to Learning]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:27:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH216_B_Block_Still.jpg
David Siminoff started Shmoop in 2007 writing about The Great Gatsby for confused high school students, and now the site claims 10 million users.]]>
<![CDATA[Siminoff: Nobel Prize Winners Give "Boring" Lectures]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:21:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH216_C_Block_Still.jpg
David Siminoff, founder and chief executive of Shmoop, said that the problem with massive online open courses was they weren't taught by fun, engaging lecturers.]]>
<![CDATA[Growing Startups Smarter, Not Larger]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:38:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH217_A_Block_Still.jpg
Stanford professor Robert I. Sutton talks about how companies can grow without losing productivity and innovation.]]>
<![CDATA[CipherCloud Welcomes All Ages]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:33:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH217_B_Block_Still.jpg
CipherCloud, a cloud security company, hires employees of different ages and backgrounds for what its founder calls a stronger workforce.]]>
<![CDATA[JetSuite, the Uber for Private Jets?]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:38:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH218_A_Block_Still.jpg
JetSuite, a startup that provides private jets at lower costs, aims to bring comfort and less hassle back to flying.]]>
<![CDATA[Thumbtack Matchmakes Customers and Businesses]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:27:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH218_B_Block_Still_R.jpg
Thumbtack, a startup backed with $100 million from Google Capital, is taking on established sites such as Yelp and Angie's List.]]>
<![CDATA[Zumper Rental App Aims to Take Users "From Search to Close"]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220CBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Zumper, an app for apartment hunters, is trying to take renters from search to lease.]]>
<![CDATA[The Call for More Women Angel Investors]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:52:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220BBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and chief executive of the Pipeline Academy, an angel investing boot camp for women, is hoping creating more female angels means more woman-led businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel's Take on Betting Against Technology]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:22:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/peter-thiel.jpg
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Press:Here why biotech is considered a bad bet by investors.

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<![CDATA[Free Mobile Apps Are Mining Your Data]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic1.jpg
Both free and paid mobile apps are minding user data to sell to third parties, says an expert.

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<![CDATA[Director at Pixar Wants More Girls to Get Into Coding]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:26:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
Made with Code mentor Danielle Feinberg discusses the importance of girls gravitating towards computer programming.]]>
<![CDATA[23andMe Offers DNA Testing]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:27:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH223WEBBLOCKAJPEG.jpg
23andMe, a DNA testing company founded by Anne Wojcicki, the former partner of Google founder Sergey Brin, offers genetic testing for $99.]]>
<![CDATA[Solar Power After Solyndra]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:27:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH224BLOCKA0.jpg
Siva Power chief executive Brad Mattson tells Press:Here that solar power costs are coming down because of "thin-film" technology.]]>
<![CDATA[PulsePoint App Helps Saves Lives]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/pulsepoint+app.JPG
PulsePoint, an app that directs people with CPR training to emergency situations, recently saved the life of a one-month-old infant.]]>
<![CDATA[Granick Says People Should Be More Outraged About Internet Privacy]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH225BLOCKA.jpg
Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, said that people should be more outraged at their lack of Internet privacy.]]>
<![CDATA[AnchorFree Founder Wants Silicon Valley to Spend Less Time on Apps to Help Improve World]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:06:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH225BLOCKC.jpg
David Gorodyanski, chief executive and founder of virtual private network AnchorFree, says that app developers spend too much time on frivolous apps and games instead of focusing on bettering the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Watch: By Reservation Only]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:54:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Buying an Apple Watch will take a reservation and trying one may require an appointment.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft's Job Pilot Program for the Autistic]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:32:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/495504117.jpg
Microsoft is creating a new pilot program to hire people with autism.

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<![CDATA[Hipster Business: 'Weird People Doing Weird Stuff']]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:28:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-04-03_13-19-26.jpg
A new book, "Hipster Business Models," basically lets people know they shouldn't be afraid to try a new business -- no matter how weird or silly.]]>
<![CDATA[Bindle CEO Discusses Creating an App]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:47:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
Bindle founder and chief executive is considered a non-technical founder, or someone who can't program his own app or software.]]>
<![CDATA[Tea for Kids: Former P&G Exec Launches Healthier Juicebox Drink]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:24:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH226BLOCKC0.jpg
A former Procter & Gamble executive and mom has created a juice and tea combo for kids.]]>
<![CDATA[TeleSign Battles Security Breaches with Dual-Authentication]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:51:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH227BLOCKC0.jpg
TeleSign, a company that creates dual-authentication security on mobile devices, say that only about half of users use any kind of passcode for their phones]]>
<![CDATA[Former Apple Designer Talks Apple Watches]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH228WEBBLOCKB0.jpg
Mark Kawano, former Apple senior designer and now founder and CEO of Storehouse, talks about Apple's latest creation.]]>
<![CDATA[Learning to Reciprocate: The Advantages to Partnering in Innovative Ways]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:18:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH219_C_BLOCK_STILL0.jpg
Entrepreneurs should look for partnerships to open new business opportunities, a business consultant says.]]>
<![CDATA[Electric Supercar Maker Follows Tesla's Playbook]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:08:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH219_A_BLOCK_STILL0.jpg
Renovo Motors chief executive Christopher Heiser tells Press:Here there's room for more car manufacturers in Silicon Valley.]]>
<![CDATA[Beacons Track Consumers in Stores]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:09:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/121711+shopping+mall+generic.jpg
Retailers are using small devices to track consumers in stores and communicate with customers' smartphones.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[More "Unicorn" Startups Valued at $10B Coming: Venture Capitalist]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:07:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/0623-2014-startup-generic.jpg
Jason Green of Emergence Capital says $10 billion startup valuations will become more common.

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<![CDATA[Travel Editor Discusses Publicly Shaming Carry-On Abusers]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/travelers-lines-airport.jpg
Spud Hilton, travel editor and columnist, promotes #CarryonShame, a hashtag on social media that publicly "shames" carry-on baggage passengers who abuse the system.]]>
<![CDATA[Detour Makes Your iPhone a Tour Guide]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:10:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone-generic.jpg
Detour, a new app from former Groupon chief executive Andrew Mason connects iPhone users interested in taking walking tours of San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Flickr RM]]>
<![CDATA[Could Artificial Intelligence Steal Your Job?]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:58:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-03-30_13-18-46.jpg
Sentient Technologies has garnered $144 million in funding to create artificial intelligence.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel: Monopolies are Good]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:21:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH221CBLOCKJPEG0.jpg
Peter Thiel says that monopolies are good provided they create something new.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel: Virtual Reality 'Incredibly Important']]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:25:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH221ABLOCKJPEG0.jpg
Venture capitalist and PayPal founder Peter Thiel discusses why Oculus VR is important.]]>
<![CDATA[Capturing Attention]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/ben-par-book-captivology.jpg
A new book attempts to outline the ways to capture attention and when people become fans.]]>
<![CDATA[Herding Big Data]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/interana-press-here.jpg
Ann Johnson, founder and chief executive of Interana, tells Press:Here are data is growing more each day and we don't have a quick way to find what we need.]]>
<![CDATA[Chances of a Robotic Takeover Pretty Slim, Says Computer Scientist]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:05:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH232BLOCKA0.jpg
Computer scientist and artificial intelligence expert Kris Hammond tells Press: Here that we have nothing to fear from a robotic future.]]>
<![CDATA[Puppet Labs Thinks Its Employees Need to Work Less]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/257*120/puppet-labs-logo.png
Puppet Labs chief executive Luke Kanies says he doesn't care how much vacation his employees take.

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<![CDATA[Nom Nom Paleo: Making a Successful Food Blog]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:38:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH232BLOCKB0.jpg
Michelle Tam quit her job as a pharmacist to become a food blogger -- but only after she created something successful.]]>
<![CDATA[Employees and Companies Should Be in "Alliance"]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:24:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/unemployment+employees+generic+work.jpg
A new book suggests that employees and companies should forge an alliance based on common goals.]]>