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August has updated its smartphone-controlled smart lock and begun taking pre-orders.
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  • August
    Founder & CEO, 2012 - present
    August Smart Lock is a safer, simpler, and more social way to manage access to our homes
  • Founders Den
    Co-founder, 2011 - present
  • Rethink Books
    Co-founder, 2010 - present
  • Dolby
    VP Marketing, 2006 - 2011
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    Product Manager, 1993 - 1996
  • Tut Systems
    Director, 1996 - 1997
  • InterQuest
    Co-founder, 1997 - 1999
  • Darwin Networks
    VP Marketing, 1999 - 2000
  • Global IP Solutions
    VP Marketing, 2000 - 2002
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August Smart Lock - Architects Toy Box

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August's beautiful smart lock goes up for pre-order at $199, shipping in...

The inventive and modern August smart lock is inching closer to availability today. The company has begun taking pre-orders for its beautifu

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Your smartphone is the key

Smartphone users, kiss that bulky key ring goodbye, and say hello to August Smart Lock.

Photo Du Jour: Fell Fell

SFist reader Casey Fisher sent us this delightful shot of a fallen Fell Street sign.

Smart lock syncs with your smartphone, requires no keys or codes to get ...

We've all been there before, carrying bags of groceries and then having to fumble around to find our keys.

August, the Virtual Doorman

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Spotlight On Startups: AirCover Family Locator Offers Peace of Mind

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Ever been overwhelmed by the temptation to buy the latest shiny thing because it's got another checkbox in the features column? We call this

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