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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jun 25, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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The Google developer conference opens today in San Francisco, and the company is trying to boost gender and racial diversity by offering scholarships to the event. We take stock of this and other broader initiatives designed to make the coding world more diverse. Plus, Brian Solis, principal analyst with the Altimeter group, talks about Nest and building software for the Internet of Things. Finally, Mike Billings, who covers tech and venture capital for the Wall Street Journal, stops by to talk about MonkeyParking – a pay-to-park app that’s been banned in San Francisco – and the regulatory challenges facing transportation startups.

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Parking apps under scrutiny from city governments

Jun 25, 2014
The city of San Francisco wants to ban a parking space auction app.

The Google developer conference opens today in San Francisco, and the company is trying to boost gender and racial diversity by offering scholarships to the event. We take stock of this and other broader initiatives designed to make the coding world more diverse. Plus, Brian Solis, principal analyst with the Altimeter group, talks about Nest and building software for the Internet of Things. Finally, Mike Billings, who covers tech and venture capital for the Wall Street Journal, stops by to talk about MonkeyParking – a pay-to-park app that’s been banned in San Francisco – and the regulatory challenges facing transportation startups.

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