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

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

Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet in Oakland for Marijuana Business Conference

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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

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

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

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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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.

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

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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.

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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Western Carolina knocks off Oakland 88-79 in 2OT

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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)

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.

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

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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

AP-BKC--W. Carolina-Oakland Box

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CAROLINA (2-2

The Boys - and Data - of Summer

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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

Alex Smalley advances in US Amateur at Oakland Hills

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Sungevity: The Future Looks Bright

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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

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.

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.

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.

Lean 150

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Boulder came in third, behind “San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA” (what most of us think of as “Silicon Valley”) and “San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA” (what most of us think of as San Francisco.). Richard Florida continues to write amazing stuff about Startup Communities in The Atlantic Online. Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley.

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.

A Little-Things Agenda

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Josh Barro’s review of a new book about America’s physical infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, etc.) touches on the idea that “small thinking can be a virtue, because the history of infrastructure is a series of experimental and incremental improvements.”

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.

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

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

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

What 5 books would you recommend above all others? Here are mine…

Jeff Hilimire

Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only “the single most influential baseball book ever” (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what “may be the best book ever written on business” (Weekly Standard). First off, I would LOVE your answer to this question! I would bet everyone has books that have made a big impact on their lives.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

On typecasting the worst of our respective parties as the ones who wreak havoc, in Milo Yiannopoulos vs. Occupy Oakland … “There’s no good guys here.

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

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

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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

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.

The New Moneyball--and Why It Matters for Business

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More than 10 years after the Oakland A''s baseball team discovered the initial principles of Moneyball, the team''s brilliant management has discovered--and capitalized on--yet another market inefficiency.

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

500 Hats

Put bluntly: we are both ambitious and we both play baseball, but YC is quite clearly the Yankees, while 500 is more like the Oakland A’s.

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

When Stephen Curry sees Mark Few, it's fond NCAA memories

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OAKLAND, Calif. Mark Few watched the Golden State Warriors practice Tuesday as they prepared for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland, and the Gonzaga coach was sure to remind Stephen Curry that Few had seen him shoot

When Stephen Curry sees Mark Few, it's fond NCAA memories

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — Mark Few watched the Golden State Warriors practice Tuesday as they prepared for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland, and the Gonzaga coach was sure to remind Stephen Curry that Few had seen him