Meredith Bauer is a freelance reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and worked for the Florida Times-Union before relocating to California in 2015.
Recent Articles By The Author
Why Mattel's Thingmaker 3-D Printer Could Be a Game Changer for Toy Industry
Mattel's new Thingmaker, to be released in October, could eventually change the way toys are made and distributed.
5 of the Weirdest Items You Can Get Delivered in the On-Demand Economy
Fancy some quality time with a puppy or perhaps some high-quality medical marijuana? In today's world, you can just fire up your phone and order them up.
Here's How Facebook Will Make Money on WhatsApp Now That It's Free
The popular messaging app just hit a billion users, but cutting subscription fees was a smart move for WhatsApp to continue to compete in the global messaging industry.
The Hottest Trend in 3D Printing Could Change the Way You Buy Running Shoes
Companies such as Nike and New Balance are experimenting with 3D printing to make customized shoe parts, but the next step could eventually be printing entire shoes on demand.
Could Virtual Reality Change Education Forever?
Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard may help virtual reality's fastest-moving applications become education.
Living as an Uber Driver -- the Freedom, Flexibility and Frustration
Some Uber drivers love the way the ridesharing firm's model gives them flexibility to care for their families or pursue their educations while earning a living wage. But frustrations abound.
Pacific Exchange: The Rise, Peak and Disappearance of a West Coast Financial Titan
Once the nation's second-largest regional stock exchange, the Pacific Exchange was a part of the West Coast's financial history from the Gold Rush to the Digital Revolution.
8 Amazing Homes of Silicon Valley's Tech Elite
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many of the tech elite. Some live in Silicon Valley mansions, and others live in smaller, albeit expensive, homes in the city.
Why San Francisco's Thriving Economy Means Trouble for the Middle Class
A booming tech industry means less affordable housing for the middle class in San Francisco. A steady flood of high-wage workers is spilling into the already crowded Bay Area.