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Sophia Horowitz

  1. How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCdvlZsIybI]Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Ashton Kutcher, Menlo Venture's Shervin Pishevar and Google's Eric Schmidt are the biggest names that make up Getaround's $13.9 million Series A round, which was just announced today (See Video Above For Details). A simplistic comparison of the company is that Getaround is the Airbnb for cars, which is technically not a perfect analogy but is useful to wrap your head around the idea. It is a peer to peer car sharing service that allows any user to list their car for rent, and any user to rent a car. Maybe you need a car for a few hours to get to a meeting on Sand Hill, or maybe you're just dying to take a joy ride in a Tesla, either way Getaround is the solution to both.

    By Sophia Horowitz , written on

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  2. Internet to PandoDaily: Sorry, We Don't Want the Stuff in Your Garage

    A few weeks ago, PandoDaily managing editor Nathan Pensky had a foosball table to get rid of, and wanted to sell it on the Internet. This was clearly intern work, but Sarah Lacy (being the angel that she is) suggested I make a story out of it. So for the past month, I've been going from cyber door to cyber door to sell Nathan's foosball table, posting it as well as four other items donated by the staff onto a bevy of "sell your stuff" sites.

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  3. The Magic of Leap Motion Is Now at Developers' Fingertips

    Being able to control a computer screen with your finger is no longer just a mediocre superpower. Its what over 26,000 developers are dying to be a part of.

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  4. Springboard Welcomes New Accelerator Class of Women Led Companies

    As with many stories in history, Springboard was started by a few people who were pissed off with the way things were. Kay Koplovitz and Amy Millman wanted to know why VCs weren't backing more women. The answer they got? They just weren't seeing many pitches from women to begin with. That, they decided, was a problem they could solve.

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  5. CelebJuicer: The Big Data Company TMZ Interns Dream About

    "Hey, my new show airs tomorrow, and I hear we're in the same time slot. I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you…"

    By Sophia Horowitz , written on

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