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Stefana Simonetto

Stefana is based in San Francisco where she experiences the latest tech trends on a daily basis. She spends her spare time exploring the best of Bay Area hiking trails and planning hypothetical trips back to Italy.

Stefana Simonetto Has 7 Posts

We’re Hiring: Paid Internships in SF and DC

Vrge is a strategic communications firm that partners with organizations of all sizes, from upstarts to industry leaders, as they navigate technology change and disruption. With decades of experience and a track record of successful strategic campaigns in technology, business, and politics, our team provides core services of positioning, advocacy, polling, crisis and research. Our […]

Posted on August 28, 2018

Love & Loathing: America’s Techlash Paradox

Americans Believe Tech Makes Their Lives Better But Society Worse, New Study Finds 81% Say Internet Makes Their Lives Better 60% Say AI & Automation Will Reduce Job Opportunities 55% Believe that Tech Doesn’t Care How Their products impact society SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2018 – The vast majority of Americans believe that smartphones and […]

Posted on May 31, 2018

Scooters Needn’t Follow Uber’s Path

Scooters are making nationwide headlines for the first time since the Razor craze of 2000. But this time the headlines are a case study of what happens when an active local government crashes into the arrogance of three disruptive technology companies. Over the past few weeks, scooter startups Bird Rides, Spin and LimeBike – which […]

Posted on April 23, 2018

Silence is Not an Option

Today, tens of thousands of San Francisco residents and workers were hit by an extended power outage, and while the internet was abuzz and many people were stranded, PG&E’s website and social media channels were silent. It’s the kind of malpractice that’s certain to spawn yet another round of “hold my beer” Twitter memes comparing […]

Posted on April 21, 2017

International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women in Innovation

Women around the world have been marking March 8th as International Women’s Day for more than 100 years. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1908 in New York as a march demanding shorter hours, better pay, and the right to vote, and was adopted as a United Nations’ official day of observance in 1975 […]

Posted on March 8, 2017

Making the Leap from Fitness Trackers to Medical Solutions

In one of his final trips in office, Vice President Joe Biden ventured cross country to speak about the Cancer Moonshot 2020 global initiative to cure cancer at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (and eat a grilled cheese sandwich). The visit is a great sign for a health tech industry fueled by the “quantified self” […]

Posted on January 27, 2017

The Highways of our Future

As a millennial, a label I cannot seem to escape, I grew up with technology. AOL dial-up sounds were a staple of elementary school afternoons, middle school marked the transition from a Discman to an iPod, high school was consumed by Myspace versus Facebook and early-generation iPhones signified the cool kids in college. I dreamed […]

Posted on October 20, 2016
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