Join the Fight Against SOPA/PIPA

Looking for a way to participate in the fight against SOPA/PIPA without actually taking your site down? Local San Francisco startup CloudFlare has created an Anti-Censorship App that will enable you to blackout text on your website without pulling your site (which could have negative effects on your SEO) or altering any code. A black "censored" banner will also be…

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For Startups on the Move

We recently had an engaging conversation with David Bergeron of T3 Advisors. They are doing some really innovative work in the real estate sector, with a special focus on helping startups find and procure the right office space. With ten years' experience under their belt, they've got a lot to bring to the table behalf of their clients. And, well-negotiated…

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Multi-Touch Computing on Any Surface

A Screen-less Touchscreen from OmniTouch If you're willing to brave the silly factor and can handle the weight of an odd projector perched on your shoulder, it is now possible to receive emails on the palm of your hand (without a smartphone). As seen in Fast Company magazine, OmniTouch's recent prototype is a wearable computer that projects a screen-less interface,…

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Outsourcing Life’s Little Tasks

Got a pile of laundry and no time for washing? Looking for someone reliable to pick up your lunch? TaskRabbit.com is an online service that connects people who need to get stuff done with a huge community of pre-screened and vetted runners. People with tasks post their job online and the task runners compete by naming the price at which…

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Welcome to Suite #320

Well, it's official. After searching far and wide, we discovered the perfect office suite...across the hall from our old space. Three times the size, with more light and walls in the perfect shade of minty green. And did we mention the bamboo floors? Indeed, Suite #320 was a coup, and it marks a new chapter in the growth of LimeTech.…

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What’s New with OS X 10.7 Lion? Efficiency!

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings a lot of great new utilities to the table. First off…let’s talk just a little about multi-touch and launch pad. I think most folks know what multi-touch is, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a quick overview: Multi-touch allows you to use finger gestures to perform specific functions. The most basic example…

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The Rising Trend in Standing Workstations

If you're concerned that your love handles are growing handles of their own, here's a topic that might be of interest to you... Lately, we've noticed the increasing proliferation of standing desks at a range of offices in San Francisco. This may be old news for some, since this kind of setup has been popular with programmers at local startups…

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Back to the Future for California

I wanted to report back from my experience presenting as top-five contestant in the Institute for the Future's California Dreams Contest in Palo Alto this past Tuesday, May 3rd. It was great fun mixing with fellow idealists and California dreamers, and discussing potential future paths for the state of California. Several themes really seemed to emerge, including green tech and…

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What Makes a Great Coworking Space?

We're big fans of the whole coworking movement and enjoyed a recent visit to some of the more popular San Francisco coworking spaces. If you aren't familiar with the concept of coworking, you can read more here. The coworking movement is growing fast. They even have their own unconference--set for March, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The philosophy behind this movement…

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