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Innovator? Entrepreneur? Let’s Talk.

This month Team SmartUp is broadening its scope, as we begin research on a major book, setting off on a globetrotting tour of some of the hottest spots in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the US, to discover first-hand what…

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Europe is Cool Again: SF’s Startup Bridge

We stepped into the elevator at the Twitter building, joined by the general consul for tiny Malta, rode to the tenth floor, and entered the bustling, aptly named tech incubator Runway. But this wasn’t the usual mélange of entrepreneurs and…

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The Ministry of Twitter: Inside Trump’s Bullhorn

Lunching at Twitter’s headquarters recently in a week dominated by inane tweets by our President, I thought of my favorite writer. George Orwell brilliantly anticipated the perils posed by authoritarian governments mercilessly ruled by strongmen, but he couldn’t have imagined…

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Apple in a Box: Unwrapping the Future

The colossal blue box commands the corner of Burlingame Avenue and Park Road, each towering facade marked with the icon of the world’s largest and perhaps most recognizable corporation. Yes, the quintessential blend of design, hardware, style and experience called…

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