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We had a very lively and healthy debate here at AVC a while back about gun safety. I am very much in the camp that we need to put a lot more restrictions on what guns should be on the market and how. But regardless of where you are on...
Background Checks

Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

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When LearnVest launched two years ago, it was a site that promised to teach women important financial information. It was a fine idea, but when LearnVest raised $19 million last year, you had to wonder what investors were thinking. LearnVest's traffic and revenue didn't seem high enough to justify its...
Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Take Credit For The Jobs You Create With SmartRecruiters’ “Got Jobs?” Campaign

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Thanks to an election year and a high employment rate, jobs seem to be dominating the headlines even more than usual. Now SmartRecruiters, a hiring startup recently backed by the Mayfield Fund, is trying to tap into that interest — and maybe do some good in the process — with...
Take Credit For The Jobs You Create With SmartRecruiters’ “Got Jobs?” Campaign

Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught

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Today, Uber CEO bestowed unto the world a white paper on ridesharing. And in classic Uber fashion, the policy finds a workaround to traditional law-abiding. The company says it will launch the service if it sees its competitors (Lyft, Sidecar, etc.) operating for 30 days with “tacit approval” from law officials, i.e....
Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught
500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers

Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

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As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always prefer to have a dog sitter at an actual home (or at...
Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

SideCar is a community ridesharing app that aims to turn all of us into Uber drivers

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to drive a taxi or become a fancy Uber driver, you might actually get the chance to. A new app called SideCar aims to become a community of people looking to give each other rides to and from their destination. The...
SideCar is a community ridesharing app that aims to turn all of us into Uber drivers

The Smartest People In Tech Are Ridiculing Scott Thompson And Yahoo (YHOO)

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Yahoo was already the laughingstock of the Valley. This latest scandal -- CEO Scott Thompson fudging his resume to add a computer science degree he didn't have -- isn't helping things. On Twitter, the smartest people in tech are having a field day zinging Thompson and Yahoo. We've collected the...
The Smartest People In Tech Are Ridiculing Scott Thompson And Yahoo (YHOO)

Will you be able to print your own real gun at home, on a 3D printer?

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A freakishly scary post in the New York Times says it won’t be long before you can print your own real gun on a 3D printer at home while your parents think you are playing on your computer. It’s a fully functional gun, like one publicized by BetaBeat this...
Will you be able to print your own real gun at home, on a 3D printer?

The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

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DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Round Capital, Science, Baroda, Quest, most recently Andreessen Horowitz. Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is joining DogVacay’s board of...
The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark
Zimride launches mobile real time ride sharing via Lyft
Lerer Ventures' Ken Lerer: "We Are Going To Launch StopTheNRA.com"

Like It Or Not, I Think 3D Printing Is About To Get Legislated

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As the race – and it’s basically a race – to release as many 3D-printed gun parts as possible heats up, it’s never been harder for me to come down on the side of the “Freedom To Tinker” crowd. Last weekend Defense Distributed, a group dedicated to releasing plans...
Like It Or Not, I Think 3D Printing Is About To Get Legislated

YourMechanic, The "Uber Of Car Maintenance," Offers On-Demand, Certified Mechanics At 30-50% Savings

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YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users’ cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today. It claims it will lower costs 30-50% from shops and dealers, offering an “Uber-like experience” where the mechanic visits you to service your car. YourMechanic offers...
YourMechanic, The "Uber Of Car Maintenance," Offers On-Demand, Certified Mechanics At 30-50% Savings

FTC Warns Makers of Background Checking Apps

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to the makers of six mobile apps used for background checks, saying the apps may violate a consumer......
FTC Warns Makers of Background Checking Apps

Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

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San Francisco-based HiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service for luxury vehicles, has been acquired. The news follows the company’s decision to shut down operations last month, after a criminal ring targeted HiGear, resulting in multiple incidents of theft involving its members’ cars. The criminals stole four cars totaling $400,000 by using stolen identities...
Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy
A step forward for ride-sharing: California suspends fines against Lyft
Yes, a US Senator just said games are a bigger problem than guns
California suspends $20,000 fine against Uber as it reexamines ride-sharing rules

Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators

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Sharing economy companies are no strangers to regulatory troubles. There’s a long laundry list of examples of City Hall trying to put the clamp on these companies, from Airbnb’s legality being questioned in New York to RelayRides being banned in New York State to FlightCar being sued by the city...
Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators

Claim Check: Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords

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“More often, employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords” – Austin American-Statesman A week ago, the Associated Press created Internet pandemonium with a report that companies were asking prospective employees to fork over their Facebook passwords as part of the job application process. The story, repeated by countless news...
Claim Check: Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords

ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Taking care of home repairs is a hassle, particularly if you have a busy schedule. ClubLocal continued its national roll out today, bringing the convenience of booking home services from a mobile device to people in the Bay Area....
ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans

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[tc_5min code="517718714"] Hot on the heels of Exec’s Cleaning Service launch in NYC, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get CEO and co-founder Justin Kan in the studio for a quick chat. We also couldn’t resist checking out the service in action, and thusly hired Execs from the company’s standalone...
Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans
TenderTree Rolls Into Beta To Help You Find Reliable Senior Caregivers

Meet SmartRecruiters, a company that is trying to end unemployment

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Ask anyone who has run a company, or even a team, what the hardest part of their job was, and a good percent will tell you that it was hiring. There are open jobs, and viable candidates, but connecting the two is often extremely hard; how to do you slot...
Meet SmartRecruiters, a company that is trying to end unemployment

An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

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So you want to invest in startups, but you either don’t have enough capital lying around or you don’t want to allocate all of your capital to one startup. After all, you’re wealthy, but you’re not wealthy enough that you won’t notice that the money is gone. MicroVentures is...
An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File

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The late Apple leader's 1991 FBI file is now part of the public record. When Steve Jobs was up for an appointment to the President's Export Council in 1991, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did what it does for all such appointments and went looking for dirt. They want to...
The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File
Obama: 'Congress should fund research into the effects violent video games have on young minds'

This Technology Could Save Lives And End The Gun Control Debate Right Now

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Gun control has become an increasingly debated topic in the wake of the recent shootings in Newtown, Conn.  But as Nick Bilton of The New York Times reports, utilizing biometrics and grip pattern detection could help prevent guns from ending up in the wrong hands. For example, the Mossberg Group's...
This Technology Could Save Lives And End The Gun Control Debate Right Now
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