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AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

 Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today. The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Gig is similar to other temporary car share services like Enterprise CarShare or Zipcar. But unlike the traditional car… Read More

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How a 23-year-old kid suddenly became the Oakland Raiders' best shot at a championship

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For a moment, the Raiders had it all.

Their best record in 16 years, a ticket to the postseason, a homegrown quarterback having an MVP-calibre season. Oakland’s 2016 season was surreal for a franchise that had only seen one Super Bowl in the past three decades.

In theory, Saturday’s wild card playoff game against Texas should be cause for celebration, seeing as Oakland hadn’t seen the postseason since 2002. 

Instead, Oakland’s storybook season hangs in the balance. 

A season-ending injury to quarterback Derek Carr — and an injury to the guy who replaced him —  leaves the Raiders offense in the hands of a 23-year-old kid named Connor Cook, Oakland’s third-string quarterback, who is suddenly the NFL’s most intriguing figure as the path to the Super Bowl begins.  Read more…

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Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

Cathedral of Christ the Light and nearby buildings reflect in Lake Merritt in Oakland. Oakland-based venture capital firm Better Ventures recently closed its second fund at $21 million according to cofounder and managing director Wes Selke. The firm was originally founded as an accelerator called Hub Ventures to help social entrepreneurs running so-called “triple bottom line” startups. These companies measure their success not only by revenue and profitability,… Read More

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