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Just in time for the holidays, Shyp rolls out on-demand gift wrapping

Someone warn the elves: Shyp is vying for a spot at the North Pole. The on-demand packaging and shipping service is rolling out gift wrapping for the holiday season.<p>Shyp enables users to ship anything they want right from their phones. Open the app, snap a photo, and schedule for pickup — that’s …

156,000 reasons to learn to code: average San Francisco tech salaries up 19%

This may be my last post as an impoverished journalist, because I’m going where the big bucks are. A new report finds that high-tech jobs pay on average $156,000 a year in San Francisco and $195,000 in the wider Silicon Valley area.<p>The revelations come from real estate firm, JLL, which analyzed the …

WunWun launches on-demand delivery in San Francisco — on Postmates' home turf

Today on-demand delivery startup WunWun is launching in San Francisco, kicking off major expansion plans for the fledgling New York startup.<p>WunWun first debuted in New York in early 2013 in private beta. After experimenting with personal assistant services, the company doubled-down on delivery in …

6 Expert Marketing Tips for Startups

Across the world, startups are emerging in a variety of industries -- from healthcare to education. Brands are constantly fighting for consumers' attention to download their cool apps or purchase eco-friendly cleaning supplies.<p>So, how can your startup outsmart your competitors? Build a brand and …

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How to Make Your Content Marketing Experiential

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Content marketers are taking it to the streets - and to stadiums, subways, and bus stops. With the vast majority of marketers using content to build their brands, it’s no wonder marketers are expanding the ways their content gets delivered.<p>Experiential …

Online Marketing Gets All the Buzz But Check Out the ROI for Live Events

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is little doubt that event marketing works, and top brands know it. According to this year’s EventTrack annual event marketing research survey, event and experiential marketing budgets are expected to increase by over 5 percent in …

Zappos Turns Baggage Claim Carousel Into Wheel of Fortune

How do you take two things most people don't like—airline travel and advertising—and combine them into a pleasing experience? That was the task …

How a Beauty Startup Turned Instagram Comments Into a Product Line

When Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of online beauty site <i>Into the Gloss</i>, decided to create a cosmetics line from scratch, she didn’t approach another …

A Pin On Pinterest Is Worth 25% More In Sales Than Last Year, Can Drive Visits & Orders For Months

According to new data sourced by the social marketers at Piqora (previously Pinfluencer), the value of a pin on Pinterest growing – today, a pin generates 78 cents in sales, on average. That’s up by nearly 25 percent from Q4 2012, says Piqora. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that a pin can …

Positioning Your Startup is Vital — Here’s How to Nail It

When Arielle Jackson started to develop the marketing and communications plan around Cover (the Android app quickly snapped up by Twitter), she …

Product Management

Vine challenge: Make six seconds of food fun

This weekend, take the messy and creative opportunity to play with your meal under a camera lens. Whether you're home for Thanksgiving, or plan to …

4 Agile Startup Hacks that Can Transform Your Business

Agile management is a popular form of project management that dominates the world of software development. Agile is certainly a great method for software development, but it can have a powerful impact on any startup, regardless of the startup’s nature, product, or deliverable.<p>Articles about agile …

5 Ways to Survive in San Francisco as a Broke Startup

Moving to and living in San Francisco is expensive – this is just a simple fact of life. I live in NYC, where I’m constantly broke, and I honestly …

What you need to know about Airbnb's legal challenges

Currently, there are over 800,000 Airbnb listings in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. With upwards of 20 million guests, it's safe to say that Airbnb has nestled its way into the hearts of many a traveler.<p>It's really not surprising that the masses have been charmed by Airbnb, right? …

The 10 Best Holiday Cocktails in San Francisco + Recipes

‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a …

Guy Fieri Surprises New Johnny Garlic's Employee By Immediately Closing His Restaurant

In Sacramento, honorary Raider and human demolition derby <b>Guy Fieri</b> has suddenly closed his "popular" Johnny Garlic's location. Employees arriving to work yesterday were told those shifts would be their last, including one unsuspecting employee who was just hired three days ago.<p>"I got a phone call …

Pinterest Says Number Of Male Users Has Doubled In Past Year

If you’ve recently noticed more pins of rich mahogany furniture and plaid tapestries, there’s a reason: Pinterest’s head of engineering, Michael Lopp, revealed that the number of male users on the notoriously female-centric social networking site has doubled in the past year.<p>Women make up 80% of …

What does your S.F. zip code say about you?

Are you a “Trendsetter”? Part of the “Laptops and Lattes” crowd? Maybe you’re more “Urban Chic”? To find out, you should start by looking at your zip code, according to geographic information software site ESRI, which uses its trademarked Tapestry Lifestyle Segmentation to classify the U.S. …

Google Cash Helps Turn SF's Buses Into Showers for the Homeless

A few blocks from Twitter’s fancy corporate headquarters, a wheelchair-bound woman sleeps every night on the sidewalk. She is hardly alone.<p>This is …

Property Porn: SoMa Nightclub The EndUp Could Be Yours For $5.2M

For the same price as a 1-bedroom apartment in some parts of the City, you can have your very own gritty SoMa nightclub complete with full bar and …

Drone startup set to launch on Bryant Street

Founded in 2010 in Newport Beach, California, last month Airware picked up another $25 million to help ease them into their new corporate …

S.F. zips with the most, least single-family homes

Finding affordable single-family homes is a problem throughout the Bay Area, and particularly in San Francisco. But even those with no budgetary restrictions (a rare subsection of the market, to be sure) are hard-pressed to find a single-family home in certain S.F. neighborhoods. In fact, …

“Groundbreaking” News For 410-Unit SoMa Development

While the ground was actually broken earlier this year and the construction crews have been working away for months, the ceremonial groundbreaking …

Finally! Long-Delayed SoMa Apartments Officially Break Ground

A massive new housing complex at SoMa's 350 8th Street has been in the works for some seven years. During that period, the project has changed developers, dropped from 720 units to 410, and gone through round after round of delays. We've been tracking action on the site with some impatience, and …

Finally! We've Got Location Deets for SoulCycle SOMA

The latest SoulCycle buzz may be that proposed third location in the former Castro Diesel store, but that outpost is easily a year away. The SoMA studio, on the other hand, is <i>so</i> close. We've been discussing Soul SF 2.0 —and speculating about when classes will start— since April. Today, we have word …

Picnic on Third opens in SoMa - Inside Scoop SF

Today is opening day for <b>Picnic on Third</b>, a new all-day option for SoMa and South Park.<p>The latest cafe in that vicinity, it is the brainchild of <b>Natalia Bushyager</b> and <b>Leigh Loper</b>, two young cooks who met at Foreign Cinema several years ago.<p>At Picnic on Third, which is open weekdays from 7am to 7pm, …

More (Rendering) Porn For Central SoMa Site

As we first reported last month about the boutique office building to rise at 85 Bluxome:<p>The financing to raze one of the last original porn studios …

Postmates Partners With Everlane To Bring Customers Select Items On-Demand In San Francisco

On-demand delivery startup Postmates has made it possible for customers to order from all their favorite restaurants, charging a small per-delivery fee for the service. Today, through a partnership with online clothing retailer Everlane, it’s showing that it can reduce the time it takes for …

A Guy Who Led Monetization At Facebook Thinks Pinterest Will Smoke His Former Company And Google

Kendall, who's come to know both companies' products and their advertising appeal well, believes Pinterest is uniquely positioned to zoom past Twitter, Google and Facebook in terms of revenue. He tells Forbes that Pinterest has the "biggest business opportunity in the last 10 to 20 years for an …