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  • 08 Aug 2016
     It’s difficult for tech workers and it’s even more difficult for those not touched by the modern gold rush. One mortgage originator, Opes Advisors, is incorporating restricted stock units (RSU) and private shares to make it easier for techies to move from incubator to nest egg. But what appears helpful to a population that sees housing prices moving out of reach could actually… Read More
    174 Posted by Freddie Avila
  •  It’s difficult for tech workers and it’s even more difficult for those not touched by the modern gold rush. One mortgage originator, Opes Advisors, is incorporating restricted stock units (RSU) and private shares to make it easier for techies to move from incubator to nest egg. But what appears helpful to a population that sees housing prices moving out of reach could actually… Read More
    Aug 08, 2016 174
  • 08 Aug 2016
     Mobile search company Quixey has raised an additional $30 million in debt funding. The company touts its ability to help users find content within their apps. More recently, it says it has developed technology that can take you straight from the search results to personalized actions like showing nearby friends in Facebook or bringing up your own playlist in Spotify. Read More
    67 Posted by Freddie Avila
  •  Mobile search company Quixey has raised an additional $30 million in debt funding. The company touts its ability to help users find content within their apps. More recently, it says it has developed technology that can take you straight from the search results to personalized actions like showing nearby friends in Facebook or bringing up your own playlist in Spotify. Read More
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  • 08 Aug 2016
     Insert is the new startup from the team behind app development company Worklight (which was acquired by IBM for $70 million). Today it’s announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Insert CEO Shahar Kaminitz said that where Worklight (where he was founder and former CEO) was focused on “the core development of the application,” he’s come to realize… Read More
    52 Posted by Freddie Avila
  •  Insert is the new startup from the team behind app development company Worklight (which was acquired by IBM for $70 million). Today it’s announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Insert CEO Shahar Kaminitz said that where Worklight (where he was founder and former CEO) was focused on “the core development of the application,” he’s come to realize… Read More
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  • 08 Aug 2016
     Buying a couch sucks. Not unlike when buying a mattress, most people find themselves picking one of two* options: heading to a chain couch store and haggling with someone who needs to keep the price up for the sake of commissions, or saying “screw that” and heading for IKEA. Then you’ve gotta deal with getting the thing to — and in — your house. (* or, of… Read More
    46 Posted by Freddie Avila
  •  Buying a couch sucks. Not unlike when buying a mattress, most people find themselves picking one of two* options: heading to a chain couch store and haggling with someone who needs to keep the price up for the sake of commissions, or saying “screw that” and heading for IKEA. Then you’ve gotta deal with getting the thing to — and in — your house. (* or, of… Read More
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  • 08 Aug 2016
     Forget food delivery. Just the organic slice of the grocery delivery business remains competitive in the U.S. with giants from the brick and mortar world, tech titans and upstarts all muscling in for a piece of an annual market that sees more than $40 billion in sales domestically. Some have flamed out, like Farmigo, which recently closed shop. And others done some belt-tightening, like… Read More
    48 Posted by Freddie Avila
  •  Forget food delivery. Just the organic slice of the grocery delivery business remains competitive in the U.S. with giants from the brick and mortar world, tech titans and upstarts all muscling in for a piece of an annual market that sees more than $40 billion in sales domestically. Some have flamed out, like Farmigo, which recently closed shop. And others done some belt-tightening, like… Read More
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  • 08 Aug 2016
    Adventurers of the Year: Allow us to introduce the outstanding individuals who made our year in adventure. Then vote for your favorite for our first ever Readers' Choice Award!
    68 Posted by Freddie Avila
  • Adventurers of the Year: Allow us to introduce the outstanding individuals who made our year in adventure. Then vote for your favorite for our first ever Readers' Choice Award!
    Aug 08, 2016 68
  • 08 Aug 2016
    To cure the blind. It sounds impossible. Biblical even. And that�s exactly why Geoff Tabin—climber, medical pioneer, human dynamo—is just the guy to do it.
    88 Posted by Freddie Avila
  • To cure the blind. It sounds impossible. Biblical even. And that�s exactly why Geoff Tabin—climber, medical pioneer, human dynamo—is just the guy to do it.
    Aug 08, 2016 88
  • 08 Aug 2016
    West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro looks ahead at the 26 most groundbreaking products of 2010. This year's Best of Adventure gear picks were nominated in part by a panel of 34 retailers from across the country.
    125 Posted by Freddie Avila
  • West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro looks ahead at the 26 most groundbreaking products of 2010. This year's Best of Adventure gear picks were nominated in part by a panel of 34 retailers from across the country.
    Aug 08, 2016 125
  • 08 Aug 2016
    Forget West Palm. Warm up in west Texas. Dive desert springs, bomb Big Bend singletrack—but watch your step with the rattlers.
    131 Posted by Freddie Avila
  • Forget West Palm. Warm up in west Texas. Dive desert springs, bomb Big Bend singletrack—but watch your step with the rattlers.
    Aug 08, 2016 131
  • 08 Aug 2016
    Three far-flung retreats take "going local" to new extremes.
    112 Posted by Freddie Avila
  • Three far-flung retreats take "going local" to new extremes.
    Aug 08, 2016 112