Monthly Archives: April 2012
Mayor Ed Lee touts tech growth in San Francisco
SF Examiner Staff Writer
As the tech company Dropbox opened a massive new China Basin headquarters Wednesday, Mayor Ed Lee touted the news as further proof of The City’s growing image as a tech capital.
Dropbox — which offers cloud data storage services for users of personal computers — joins firms such as Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce as part of the mayor’s effort to portray San Francisco as the “innovation capital of the world.”
CALinnovates interviews Robin Bricker-Ford, an Intern Pharmacist at Keck University Hospital of USC about mobile pharmacy apps and the future of healthcare.
CALinnovates interviews Leonard Hyman, recently chosen as a Google Policy Fellow, discusses his new startup, “FlashPAC,” which crowdsources advertising funds for nonprofits.
CALinnovates sits down with John Duffield, Senior Digital Strategist for JWT Inside. Hear what he has to say about reaching out to job seekers, increasing broadband access, and the “Pirates of Silicon Valley”
CALinnovates interviews an Americorps volunteer who uses the “Ultimate Guitar” app to lead campfire sing-a-longs on his outdoor education trips
Whether we’re talking about car sharing, renting out your apartment, swapping books, bikes, or employing an errand runner, this phenomenon is sweeping its way across the state and beyond. While the hundreds in attendance were excited about the potential of this emergent group of companies, they were equally as concerned about what ramifications the regulatory environment will have on these new businesses. As the moderator of the panel said, “We can’t apply 20th Century regulations to 21st Century inventions.”
Enter San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who has championed a new approach through a working group he has formed in order to “develop model policies” for these SF-based collaborative consumption companies. If this working group is successful, their policies can and will encourage the growth of the tech sector in San Francisco and beyond in order to further support innovation and the economy.