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Famous Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci Celebrated in a New Series of Stamps

No special occasion is required to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, but the fact that he died in 1519 makes this year a particularly suitable time to look back at his vast, innovative, and influential body of work. Just last month, "Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing" opened in twelve museums across the United Kingdom. "144 of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection are displayed in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK," says the exhibition's site, with each venue's dra...
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When Amazon threw in the towel on the New York City HQ2, it showed the rest of the world how to beat Silicon Valley (AMZN)

Amazon folded on its plans to build HQ2 in New York City — setting a bad precedent for the company itself, and for other tech giants.  Interestingly, HQ2 was generally viewed favorably by New Yorkers and political leaders both. But different groups all had different problems with Amazon and the HQ2 deal, putting lots of little roadblocks in the way.  The key lesson to be learned: It's possible to stop even a giant by Amazon not with overwhelming force, but by presenting enough friction that i...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Queens, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Bill De Blasio, Union, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Foxconn

District debates whether to drop name tied to Confederacy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Dixie School District in San Rafael is considering whether to change its name after some parents say it’s linked to the Confederacy and slavery. Hundreds of people packed the school board meeting Tuesday in the San Francisco Bay Area city, which is wealthy and considers itself progressive. The board […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, San Francisco Bay Area, San Rafael, San Rafael Calif, The Dixie School District

SXSW Startups: Fantag

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 11, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Fantag makes applications and embeddable technology that lets everyone access video momen...
Tags: Videos, Startups, Sports, Sacramento, Startup, Sacramento State, San Jose, John, Iot, UC Davis, Sdk, Intel Capital, Sxsw, Bay Area, Distribution, San Francisco Bay Area

Driverless delivery startup Nuro gets $940 million SoftBank investment: Reuters

Autonomous technology startup Nuro said on Monday it raised $940 million from SoftBank Group Corp, which valued the Silicon Valley-based company at $2.7 billion. Nuro was co-founded in 2016 by two former engineers of Google’s self-driving car project, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu. The funding by SoftBank came through its $100-billion Vision Fund, which usually picks up big stakes in fast-growing technology companies. Last year, Nuro launched a self-driving delivery vehicle to run errands from pi...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Trends, Silicon Valley, Greylock Partners, San Francisco Bay Area, Kroger, Reuters, SoftBank Group Corp, Dave Ferguson, VC Deals, Nuro, Jiajun Zhu, Gaorong Capital

Lyft says it has more wheelchair accessible vehicles available in NYC

Lyft, which has faced at least one lawsuit pertaining to its alleged discrimination against people with physical abilities, announced today it has expanded its wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) service in New York City. Details on the blog are very scarce (we’ve reached out to Lyft for more info) but Lyft now has more than 20 partners in New York City to help increase WAV access. “With more accessible rides on the road, we’ll be better able to help New Yorkers with physical disabilities get...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, New York, California, New York City, Accessibility, San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County Superior Court, New York City Details, Previously Lyft, MV Transportation Uber

Alain Pinel launches new concierge service and charity

Alain Pinel Realtors is giving back. The San Francisco Bay Area-based real estate brokerage announced this week that it was centralizing its charitable efforts and launching a charity-arm called APR Gives.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Home Improvement, Charity, Social Media, Radio, Agent, Industry News, San Francisco Bay Area, Brokerage, Select, Alain Pinel, Alain Pinel Realtors, California wildfires, Mike Hulme, Rainy Hake Austin

The Best Way to See Fall Colors in Maine

I looked down at my boots and smiled at the colorful leaf-covered trail. I enjoyed hearing the crunch of leaves under my boots and the sound of water trickling in the river next to me. The last few days on the trail were like a long, deep inhale of fresh air; my yoga teacher would have been proud. I couldn’t believe my time off the grid was already over. For the last 3 days I had been lacing up my boots and hitting the relatively empty trails, while all of the other tourists were starting their ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Hiking, US, San Francisco, Maine, Nancy, San Francisco Bay Area, Charlotte, Peter, Kelly, Jennifer, Shiva, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Flagstaff

California Reptiles and Amphibians - Part 1

Newt posing for picture When I read about a workshop called "Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Francisco Bay Area" a little while ago, it just sounded so fascinating that I had to sign up. The workshop was being offered by the Jepson Herbarium in Berkley, so Mr. Mouse and I started early on a Saturday for the drive.We were welcomed by coffee and treats, and then our instructor jumped right in and started talking about amphibians in California and in the Bay Area:California: 71 am...
Tags: Gardening, California, Mouse, Bay Area, Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Berkley, Town Mouse, Newt, Jepson Herbarium, Northern Rubber Boa Charina

Home-Value Surge After Facebook IPO Provides Insight For 2019

Areas with more Facebook employees saw home values increase by $29,800 more than the general San Francisco Bay Area in the year after Facebook’s IPO Seattle, WA – Feb. 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) Facebook’s IPO led to a wealth boom in the San Francisco Bay Area, and home values grew faster in places where likely Facebook employees lived than in the surrounding region, according to a new Zillow® analysis. Several tech companies with similarly high valuations – including Uber, Lyft, Slack and Airbnb ...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, San Francisco, Radio, Nashville, San Jose, Zillow, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Menlo Park, Bay Area Home, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Skylar Olsen, Zillow Home Price, Bay Area That

Winter storm brings rare snowfall to San Francisco Bay Area

Winter storms have brought a surprise dusting of snow to peaks throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Some residents drove to Mount Diablo State Park, about 40 miles east of San Francisco, to play with their kids and dogs. (Feb 5)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo State Park

Bolt Biotherapeutics pulls in $54 mln Series B

San Francisco Bay Area-based Bolt Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on the immune system, has secured $54 million in Series B financing. Pivotal bioVenture Partners led the round with participation from Nan Fung Life Sciences, Novo Holdings and Vivo Capital. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, San Francisco Bay Area, VC Deals, Vivo Capital Source, Bolt Biotherapeutics, Nan Fung Life Sciences Novo Holdings

Advent International names Taylor as managing partner

Advent International has appointed Bryan Taylor as a managing partner to lead its technology investment team. Prior to joining Advent, Taylor was co-head of TPG Capital‘s technology group. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON and LONDON, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it is deepening its commitment to the technology sector with the appointment of Bryan Taylor as a Managing Partner to lead Advent’s te...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, California, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, North America, Taylor, Stanford University, Tpg Capital, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Advent International, Bryan

Insiginia Capital to acquire minority stake in marketing tech company MediaAlpha

Insignia Capital Group has agreed to acquire a “significant” minority stake in MediaAlpha, a marketing technology company. The transaction puts MediaAlpha at a valuation of about $350 million. As a result of the transaction, White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd will retain an equity stake in MediaAlpha. Petsky Prunier Securities LLC provided financial advice to MediaAlpha on the deal. PRESS RELEASE HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) an...
Tags: Trends, New York Stock Exchange, Bermuda, San Francisco Bay Area, White Mountains, White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd, PE Deals, Insignia Capital, WTM, Insignia Capital Group, Petsky Prunier Securities LLC, Manning Rountree, White Mountains White Mountains, Bermuda Stock Exchange, Mediaalpha, Insiginia Capital

Flood watches, evacuation orders as storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm descending on California Saturday threatened flooding in the entire San Francisco Bay Area and areas stripped bare by devastating wildfires.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Ap, San Francisco Bay Area

Space Access is going to be in the San Francisco Bay Area this year

I've been going to Space Access for 12 years.  It has been a lot of fun.This year's Space Access is going to be in Fremont, California, from April 18th to 21st.If you are at all interested in getting into space, and you live in California, you should check it out.If you are really interested in getting into space, definitely check it. [Author: Henry Cate]
Tags: California, Homeschooling, San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont California, Henry Cate

Bay Area chef lifts ban on ‘Make America Great Again’ caps

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap has apologized and reversed course, saying Friday his restaurant will keep serving everyone. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, a chef-partner at the Wursthall restaurant in […]
Tags: News, Nation, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo Calif, Kenji Lopez Alt, Make America Great Again, Nation & World Politics, Wursthall

"The Crack Emcee, once San Francisco's blackest man, with an original collection of (actual) 'Rock' songs - exclusively about females..."

"... and all recorded throughout the San Francisco Bay Area over a 20-year period, as he served time with SF's The Beatnigs (Alternative Tentacles) Consolidated (Nettwerk) Broun Fellinis (Moonshine) and Little White Radio (Crack House). Shouts out to Detonator Kemrexx, Toph One, Chris Cotton, Nosia, Ann Althouse, Daren and Doug, for the undying inspiration. All songs written and produced by The Crack Emcee, except 'She’s A Woman' by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 'Britney Houston' was compiled ...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Doug, Shelia, Ann Althouse, Crack Emcee, Little White Radio Crack House, Chris Cotton Nosia Ann Althouse Daren, Paul McCartney Britney Houston, Britney Houston Bay Area Black Rock

Elon Musk should be able to fly his jet anywhere he wants (TSLA)

Elon Musk flew 150,000 miles in 2018 on a $70-million private jet. SpaceX reportedly billed Tesla $700,000 for Musk's use of the aircraft. Neither SpaceX nor Tesla has expressed any reservations about Musk's travel. Musk can fly his place anywhere he wants, and in fact the returns for his efforts have been considerable. In the days leading up to Tesla fourth-quarter earnings report, an unexpected controversy broke out for a company that's no stranger to monthly and even weekly crisis manageme...
Tags: Google, Asia, Post, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington Post, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, TSLA, Silicon Valley, Mars, West Coast, Boeing

I cannot escape Marie Kondo, Ted Bundy, and the Fyre Festival, and it’s all Netflix’s fault

Netflix has hit its stride in propelling its original shows and movies into conversation on the internet and social media. "Bird Box," "You," Marie Kondo, the Fyre Festival, and even serial killer Ted Bundy have seen a huge boost from this new Netflix Effect. At over 139 million paying customers, Netflix has finally reached the scale to be able to instantly drive the pop-culture conversation around its new originals. Tidying-up maven Marie Kondo has been famous for years. Her 2011 book, "The ...
Tags: Time, Trends, Netflix, Cbs, Zac Efron, Hulu, Ted Sarandos, Bahamas, Google Trends, Andy King, Andy, San Francisco Bay Area, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Netflix US, Ted Bundy

As it raises new cash, Recharge adds homes to its supply of on-demand spaces

Recharge, the business which got its start pitching pay-as-you-go rentals of unused hotel rooms, is adding private homes to its inventory of spaces — offering the first 100 signups in cities where the plan is available a guaranteed income of $1,000 per month. “To celebrate the launch and continue to expand our community early Recharge hosts thate approved to be part of the Recharge 100 of each city will receive a guaranteed $1000/month,” said a spokesperson for the company. “Recharge 100 is a gr...
Tags: TC, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, Companies, Aviation, Airbnb, Airlines, Jetblue, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles New York, Fifth Wall Ventures, Brad Greiwe, Fifth Wall, Emmanuel Manny Bamfo, Emmanuel Manny Bamfo Recharge

Facebook and others are raising $500 million for Bay Area housing crisis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is joining other local companies and organizations to raise $500 million to help fight the San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cnn, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area

Employees at some of Silicon Valley's most valuable startups tell us that fears of a recession are throwing ice water on their IPO dreams

2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Brian Chesky, San Francisco Bay Area, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Trust Safety, Uber Lyft Slack Palantir

Demand and Salaries For Data Scientists Continue To Climb

Data-science job openings are expanding faster than the number of technologists looking for them, says job-search firm Indeed. From a report: Back in August, a LinkedIn analysis concluded that the United States is facing a significant shortage of data scientists, a big change from a surplus in 2015. Last week, job-search firm Indeed reported that its data indicates the shortage is getting worse: While more job seekers are interested in data-science jobs, the number of job postings from employers...
Tags: Tech, United States, Houston, San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Flowers

Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat Up in 2019

San Jose claims the top spot for the second straight year, but Southern markets with growing tech economies make up half of the top-10 list of the hottest housing markets this year Seattle, WA – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) The hottest housing market this year will be San Jose, California, according to Zillow®, the second year in a row that Silicon Valley earns that distinction even as the winds are gradually shifting in the nation’s priciest housing market. Meanwhile, the South is drawing new res...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, News, San Francisco, Radio, Nashville, Silicon Valley, San Jose, West Coast, Seattle, Zillow, Jacksonville, South, Orlando, Glassdoor, Metro

Last round of stormy weather to hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California remained under threat of mudslides and blizzards Thursday from the last in a weeklong series of storms that caused deadly accidents, churning seas and widespread flooding concerns. Heavy rain was forecast Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area and the National Weather Service said blizzards and even avalanches were a […]
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Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, California, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Andreessen, United States, President, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Head, Bill Maris, Alphabet

8 cloud computing startups to bet your career on in 2019

If you're looking to take your career to the next level, it might be time to bet on cloud computing. Startups in the cloud market are garnering massive funding and massive interest.  That's not surprising. Cloud computing is expected to become a $300 billion market by 2021, according to analyst firm Gartner. The cloud computing market consolidates around Amazon Web Services , Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.  Over the last three years, job postings with key words on cloud have skyrocke...
Tags: Google, Softbank, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Gartner, San Jose, Nutanix, San Francisco Bay Area, PitchBook, Zapier, Mohit Aron, Cohesity, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, UnknownTotal, Deutsche Telekom Cohesity

Amid fears of an impending recession, some employees at Silicon Valley's IPO-bound startups say they're starting to get anxious

2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...
Tags: Google, Uber, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Brian Chesky, San Francisco Bay Area, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Trust Safety, Uber Lyft Slack Palantir

Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019

Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019 January 15, 2019 Leadercast No Comments 7 Views Tags: Atlanta, conference, event, Leadercast Live, Leadercast Live 2019, Leadership, leadership events, Leading Healthy Teams, Teamwork A team that reaches the summit of a mountain is considered a success, but great leaders know the journey doesn’t end when you reach the top. Healthy teams don’t just reach their pinnacle, they stay...
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