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Vivaldi, The People’s Browser: An Interview with Jon von Tetzchner

Jon von Tetzchner is an imposing man with a grand ambition: to build the people’s browser. His first creation, Opera, ran counter to mainstream browsers, and struck a chord with power and mobile users, drawing an impressive 350 million converts…

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Rock Music Meets the Sharing Economy

The sharing, trading and crowdsourcing economy is a proven disruptive path to making money. Airbnb and Uber demonstrated the value of tapping idle resources, while eBay and Craigslist redefined how we trade and resell goods and services, and Kickstarter and…

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San Francisco’s Human Connector: Eric Quon Lee

San Francisco is experiencing a gold rush. Tech and business prospectors are flocking here from all over the world to find their fortune. Competition is cutthroat for jobs, internships, venture capital – you name it. Apartments are hard to find…

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Everyone a Humanitarian: Swissnex San Francisco

Disruption makes San Francisco’s startup culture tick, upending existing products or services with radically new technological solutions. But one night last week on a pier over San Francisco Bay, humanitarian and tech leaders joined forces to announce a different kind…

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