Wildfire’s flame following COVID-19: Opendoor

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The community alert app Wildfire officially shut down July 11. A statement from the app's founders announced that Wildfire will be merging with real-estate app Opendoor.

One of the app’s co-founders, Hriday Kemburu, launched Wildfire as a way to keep college students informed and safe, according to Wildfire’s website. Since 2016, the Wildfire app has notified students at UC Berkeley and many other colleges of campus safety issues and emergencies, the website adds.
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An introduction to startup culture at UC Berkeley

Having lived in the heart of Silicon Valley my entire life, I’ve always known that I wanted to start my own startup. UC Berkeley’s reputation for its students having founded more companies than any other university in the world is one of the main factors that influenced my decision to attend.
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Alumnus welcomes new UC Berkeley students with stern warning

Berkeley Class of 2017: Congratulations on your admission into the world’s best public school. After a successful adolescence, you now have the privilege of attending in an institution that has been home to world-class athletes Jason Kidd, Marshawn Lynch, Natalie Coughlin, movie stars Gregory Peck and Chris Pine, tech icons
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Executive chair of Google to speak at commencement

UC Berkeley alumnus Eric Schmidt, current executive chairman and former chief executive officer of Google, will be the keynote speaker at the May 12 commencement ceremony this year. Schmidt was chosen from a list of candidates through a survey distributed to the graduating senior class by The Californians, the student
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