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Paris or SF? The French Startup Connection

Art, culture, business and technology bind the French-American tech community here in San Francisco, and it was at this felicitous intersection that a couple hundred entrepreneurs joined at the residence of Consul General Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens last Monday night in San…

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Keeping it Fresh: Transforming the Food Industry with Applied AI

This is the hopeful AI narrative, the one where the emergent technology rescues humanity. Reducing food waste, improving the supply chain, bringing personalized menus that meet your individual tastes and optimize your microbiome. Forget about apps to order your lunch….

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How Uber’s Dream Turned Into a Dud

This was meant to be Uber’s week in the sun, the long-awaited mega IPO for the reigning king of the sharing economy. But then came the strike. Tens of thousands of grossly underpaid drivers, many of whom earn less than…

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Why Every Startup Needs To Sell Lemonade

The Stanford Launchpad startup teams circled around adjunct professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley in the d.school’s Studio One. On the central whiteboard each of the dozen squads had penned their startup sales. The professors then laid down two long…

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