Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet in Oakland for Marijuana Business Conference

Inc Startups

The third annual National Cannabis Industry Association Conference will draw 3,000 entrepreneurs and investors this week for seminars, keynotes, and workshops around how to make it in the cannabis industry

Epic Beard Man: Another Day in Oakland

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

A few days ago there was a fight on an Oakland bus between a 50 year old black man and a 67 year old white man who was wearing a T-shirt that read "I AM A MOTHERFUCKER." Vietnam Tom; infamous in Oakland for his reputation of belligerence.

Uber's Move to Oakland Stokes Fears of Gentrification @Tess_Townsend

Inc Startups

The company is taking over the downtown area's iconic former Sears building

Google, Shazam, and Ticketfly Among Tech Companies Donating to Oakland Fire Victims

Inc Startups

A devastating fire in the city's Fruitvale district has left at least 36 dead. Bay Area companies are donating money, food, and event space to victims, first-responders, and their families

The Latest: Oakland's Nelson with two, 60-yard catches early

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT

Moneyball is Innovationball

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Entrepreneurial Innovation Pop Culture Billy Beane Brad Pitt change conflict film review Gregg Fraley Jonah Hill Kerris Dorsey leadership methodology Moneyball Oakland A's Oakland Athletics Philip Seymour Hoffman resistance risk risk-takingAs in-flight entertainment luck would have it, I’ve now seen the film Moneyball twice within a week. On the surface Moneyball is a true-story film about baseball — but it’s really an innovation story.

Reverend Jesse Jackson: 'Oakland Can Be the Land of Promise' in Tech

Inc Startups

At the Capital Connections Conference on Thursday, the politician and civil rights activist said the tech industry has hit a turning point with diversity, but there's still work to be done

The $100 Million Man: Raiders to Pay John Gruden $10 Million for 10 Years. Crazy? Maybe Not

Inc Startups

Jon Gruden will earn $100 million to coach the Oakland Raiders. Is he worth it?

Norwegian To Begin Flying Stockholm/Oslo-Oakland Routes This May

ArcticStartup

After groggily checking Facebook this morning we''re happy to hear that Norwegian will begin flying direct from Stockholm (ARN) to Oakland (OAK) twice a week, starting May 3. For some time now, Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurs have been begging for better connections to San Francisco.

Moneyball is Innovationball

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I always like the charming Brad Pitt , and he’s good here in a tailor-made part as Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane. Books & Reviews Entrepreneurial Innovation Pop Culture Billy Beane Brad Pitt change conflict film review Gregg Fraley Jonah Hill Kerris Dorsey leadership methodology Moneyball Oakland A's Oakland Athletics Philip Seymour Hoffman resistance risk risk-taking

Uber Is Moving. Its New Neighbors Are a Little Worried

Inc Startups

Uber won't move to Oakland for at least another 18 months, but already it has butted heads with local groups

Why I'm Building My Business Using The 'Moneyball' Strategy

Inc Startups

Discover how I'm growing and expanding my business using the same strategy that propelled the Oakland A's to defy the odds and become World Series Champions.

Western Carolina knocks off Oakland 88-79 in 2OT

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AP) — James Sinclair slammed home a dunk with 23 seconds remaining in double overtime to secure Western Carolina''s 88-79 victory over Oakland on Monday night ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)

Why The Only Female CEO of an NFL Team Ever Says Gender is Irrelevant

Inc Startups

Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and current CEO of the 3-on-3 basketball league 'BIG3', explains how she's found so much success where no other woman has

AP-BKC--W. Carolina-Oakland Box

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CAROLINA (2-2

Panthers place Oher on IR; Kuechly, Kalil out vs. Oakland

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Panthers have placed left tackle Michael Oher and cornerback Zack Sanchez on injured reserve. The team also waived backup tackle Donald Hawkins

Alex Smalley advances in US Amateur at Oakland Hills

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Sungevity: The Future Looks Bright

Inc Startups

Here, Danny Kennedy, co-founder of Oakland-based Sungevity, shows how it''s done A sunny disposition is a must when you''re a solar entrepreneur.

Nextdoor Under Pressure to Reduce Racial Profiling

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The neighborhood social network may face an ultimatum from the city of Oakland if it doesn't change its model for crime reporting to discourage racial bias

Panthers return to Bay Area to face Raiders

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CAROLINA (4-6) vs. OAKLAND (8-2

Oracle Cloud: If you build it, will they come?

deal architect

I flew into Oakland and took the new people-mover from the airport to the BART station at the venue which Oracle sponsors. The Coliseum loomed large for me this week at Oracle OpenWorld. So much more appealing and efficient than. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

FlightCar Launches into Austin’s Hipsterdom

SiliconHills

The San Francisco-based company also launched in Oakland, Calif. “Ranking high on every “Most Hipster City” list, Austin and Oakland are both well known for their vibrant millennial communities who squeeze […] The post FlightCar Launches into Austin’s Hipsterdom appeared first on SiliconHills. FlightCar, the peer-to-peer car sharing service, launched in Austin on Dec. In a post on Tumblr, FlightCar calls both cities havens for hipsters.

The Boys - and Data - of Summer

deal architect

Billy Beane of the Oakland A''s - Mr. Moneyball - is prominent in my post. I wrote this post about Sabremetrics and Selling for the salesforce blog. He will also be keynoting at the HP Vertica Big Data conference in. Industry Commentary

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

I’ve asserted for a long time that Silicon Valley is a collection of startup communities, which includes San Francisco, Marin (the first board I was on – in 1994 – was for a company in San Rafael), Oakland, Redwood *, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale.

Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level-video

Steve Blank

19:30 The Oakland A’s and Moneyball. Eric Ries was kind enough to invite me to speak at his Lean Startup Conference. In the talk I reviewed the basic components of the Lean Startup and described how we teach it.

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Book: Cumulus

Feld Thoughts

Eliot nails a dystopian future set in Oakland that incorporates the evolution of all the tech we are currently using. If you are a looking for an awesome sci-fi book to read, download Cumulus by Eliot Peper right now.

Derek Carr overcomes injury to rally Raiders past Panthers 35-32

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. Derek Carr came back from an injured pinkie to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Oakland Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 on Sunday

Panthers, Raiders undergo role reversal in past year

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders have undergone a bit of a role reversal the past 10 months

NetSuites nice quarter

deal architect

Nice earnings call yesterday – record numbers across 8 metrics Just as good was the mainstream publicity through the movie Moneyball which was released in most US and Canadian cities on September 23 and which features the Oakland A’s stadium. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Book: Neon Fever Rising

Feld Thoughts

When Eliot wrote Cumulus, he moved away from Mara but retrenched in his home town of Oakland. You’ll have to wait a little while for it, but this time, instead of Oakland, Eliot takes us to Burning Man and spend 90% of the book there over the course of a week. Neon Fever Rising by Eliot Peper was outstanding. But you can’t read it yet as it’s still in draft form. Eliot’s last book Cumulus was published a few weeks ago and has gotten awesome reviews.

Get to Know the LC: Jill Erbland, Senior Program Manager

UC Berkeley

She’s been instrumental as a Cat Zone Lead and helping to train volunteers for the recent opening of Oakland’s Cat Town Café and Adoption Center. Since the Café opened in October 2014, close to 100 cats have been adopted, helping alleviate stress and overcrowding at Oakland Animal Services. Jill Erbland is proof positive that our Defining Principles are cross-species!

Mack, Carr rally Raiders to 35-32 win over Panthers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — After getting a rude introduction to the NFL after losing their first 10 games as rookies in 2014, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack have put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the AFC just two

Seattle

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Oakland, California, $510 million, 41 deals. I called Seattle a “third tier startup city” in a blog post earlier this week. Which generated this series of tweets: 1/ @fredwilson thesis: start up “second tier is NYC, LA and Boston… third tier includes Seattle…” https://t.co/0TUhtAHdsf 0TUhtAHdsf Really? Tren Griffin (@trengriffin) June 7, 2016. fredwilson 2/ NY has: “Take-Two $3B, Etsy ~$1B, Kickstarter < $1B, OnDeck ~$500M.

Stephen Curry wants ownership stake in hometown Panthers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — As a longtime fan of the Carolina Panthers, Stephen Curry is absolutely interested in having an ownership stake in the team

Raiders sign draft picks Brandon Parker, Nick Nelson

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AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round tackle Brandon Parker and fourth-round cornerback Nick Nelson to rookie contracts ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)

Entrepreneurs: The End Is Near. Refinance.

EIN News

of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland, Calif.-based based venture capital firm investing in early stage information technology. shortfall between the amount of money that venture capitalists raise from limited partners and the amount. of Standard & Poors downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, extremely poor economic growth and

My Weakness by Chemical Burn - Time to get my 90?s metal groove.

Mark Birch

This Oakland based groove metal band definitely reaches back to the early New Wave of American Heavy Metal days. My Weakness by Chemical Burn - Time to get my 90′s metal groove on. There is also more than a bit borrowed from the Pantera playbook, but it is all good. Raining Anvils is their latest album and for the most part it is alright. One of the highlights is the tune Chemical Burn which features a catchy hook and some clean guitar lines. The groove is strong with this one.

GOP tax bill would have impact on pro, college sports

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders decided to move to Las Vegas largely because Clark County, Nevada, agreed to finance a new stadium with $750 million in tax-exempt bonds.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Until 2002 – when the Oakland A’s’ baseball team took advantage of analytical metrics of player performance to field a team that competed successfully against much richer competitors.

Funky Buddha Brewery to get national exposure

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) AP) — A South Florida brewery with a cult following is about to get some national exposure

Raiders promote LBs Adams, Cowser to active roster

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AP) — The Oakland Raiders have promoted linebackers Tyrell Adams and James Cowser from the practice squad to the active roster ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)

METAL MONDAY: The Black Plot by High on Fire - The definition of.

Mark Birch

METAL MONDAY: The Black Plot by High on Fire - The definition of face melting should include a mention of this Oakland, CA band. High on Fire has been a long time favorite of mine and there is no band right now that has built as infectious doom and thrash metal hooks as they have. The new album released a few weeks ago is amazing from beginning to end, kicking off with the relentless single The Black Plot.

Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo for remainder of season

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — The Golden State Warriors have signed forward James Michael McAdoo for the remainder of the season