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Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps

Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant, which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started out to build a new type of processor for machine learning, and voice is our first application,” says Syntiant chief executive Kurt Busch. “We decided to build a chip for alwyas-on battery powered devices.” Those chips need a different...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Microsoft, California, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Kurt Busch, Director, Voice Recognition, Alexa, Intel Capital, Southern California, Busch, Semiconductors, Microsoft Corp

Autonomous vehicle reporting data is driving AV innovation right off the road

Grace Strickland Contributor Share on Twitter Grace Strickland is an attorney with more than six years of experience representing technology clients in cutting-edge industries, including autonomous transportation. John McNelis Contributor Share on Twitter John McNelis is an intellectual property partner and leader of the autonomous transportation a...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Arizona, DMV, Npr, Fenwick West, Toyota Research Institute, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Waymo, San Francisco Pittsburgh, Jack Stewart, CarCraft, Grace Strickland, John McNelis

An exec who spent nearly 8 years helping grow Google Cloud into a behemoth explains why he ditched his Silicon Valley job to join tiny, mid-Western 3D modeling startup Physna

In April, former Google Cloud technical director Dennis DeMeyere joined the 3D modeling startup Physna as CTO. DeMeyere worked at Google Cloud for nearly eight years and helped it grow into a large cloud computing platform that's on track to have a run rate of over $10 billion this year, and he hopes Physna takes a similar trajectory. DeMeyere believes Physna has the potential to solve larger problems like medical imaging, supply chains, and 3D printing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Trends, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Leslie Odom Jr, Google Cloud, Office of the CTO, Dennis DeMeyere, Physna, DeMeyere, Paul Powers Physna

'Hot objects' from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities say

Only 7% of perimeter was contained as about 2,300 firefighters battled the blaze. Authorities sought witnesses who saw the vehicle blamed for fire         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: Apple, News, California, Palm Springs Desert Sun

Meet the 15 power players at Adobe helping CEO Shantanu Narayen expand beyond the company's core design software to take on rivals like Salesforce and Zendesk (ADBE)

While Adobe is best known for Photoshop, it has undergone a significant transformation over the last decade under CEO Shantanu Narayan, shifting its business model and adding new product lines.  As the company continues to evolve, it's now taking on new competitors like Salesforce and Zendesk. To tackle its many challenges, Narayan relies on a key group of leaders within his company.  We've identified the 15 executives that are leading Adobe behind the scenes and helping Narayan navigate its f...
Tags: Google, Adobe, Microsoft, California, Direct TV, Trends, Linkedin, Unilever, Intel, Ibm, Qualcomm, Netapp, Omniture, Murphy, John Murphy, Chen

Prosecutors Are Investigating Amazon's Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

According to Bloomberg, attorneys general from New York and California are partnering with the FTC to investigate Amazon's online marketplace, in what may be the beginnings of a formal antitrust enforcement action. From a report: The agencies are going to interview witnesses jointly on conference calls over the next few weeks. The news comes after intense questioning over Amazon's Marketplace practices during [last week's landmark Big Tech antitrust hearing]. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) asked CEO Je...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Ftc, Bezos, Lucy McBath D GA

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Trump reportedly said TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned — and that the US Treasury should get payment as part of the sale. Trump previously threatened to imminently ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. TikTok's owner ByteDance is looking outside of the US for its new TikTok headquarters. In a statement M...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, New York, California, Russia, Singapore, US, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, US Treasury, Ubisoft, Garmin, Alexa

Coronavirus becomes a major force for inequality

Across America, protests and rallies crying “Black Lives Matter” have featured thousands of demonstrators taking no care to social distance and not bothering to sanitize their hands very often. They’re ostensibly pushing for social justice and racial and economic equality, calling for fair treatment and less violence from police and other authorities and in effect demanding more equity in hiring and education. But their frequent disregard for the contagion of the ongoing coronavirus plague often...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jim Crow, Assembly, Thomas Elias, Across America, Xavier Becerra, Willie Brown, Opinion columns, Krista Woodgrift Assembly Bill, San Francisco Mayor

Cause of California's Apple Fire determined

Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department investigators said Monday that the Apple Fire — which has burned more than 26,000 acres so far — was caused by a malfunctioning vehicle. CBS Los Angeles reports.
Tags: Apple, News, California, Los Angeles, Cbs, Riverside County Fire Department

What Microsoft should demand in exchange for its ‘payment’ to the US government for TikTok

In one of the crazier news stories (and in 2020, that is saying something), President Donald Trump said today during a media availability event that in order for the U.S. government to sign off on a potential Microsoft/TikTok deal, “a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the Treasury of the United States,” based on my colleague Alex Wilhelm’s rough transcript. Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price That seems nearly impossible to a...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, California, Government, China, Satya Nadella, US, Tech, Policy, United States, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc

Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfire

A California wildfire raging through dry brush and timber east of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was likely sparked by burning soot from the exhaust of a diesel truck, investigators said on Monday. The blaze, dubbed the Apple Fire, has scorched more than 26,000 acres (10,500 hectares) since erupting last Friday in the Riverside County community of Cherry Valley, about 70 miles (120 km) east of Los Angeles, and was only 5% contained as of Monday, fire officials said. ...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Los Angeles, Cherry Valley, Riverside County, Riverside County Fire Department, Fernando Herrera

Microsoft confirms it’s seeking to buy U.S. arm of TikTok

Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a statement, Microsoft said Microsoft and ByteDance have provided notice of their intent to explore a deal resulting in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company said it expects ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Technology, Media, Microsoft, Congress, Abc, California, White House, China, Satya Nadella, Sport, Soccer, United States, New Zealand, Treasury

Cannabis, Lies and Foreign Cash: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through the Underground Mask Trade

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In late April, as an escalating pandemic shut down most of the country and the federal government shelled out billions of dollars to untested contractors for protective masks, Juanita Ramos got a call from a friend in the marijuana business. Her friend and some other ganjapreneurs were buzzing over a potenti...
Tags: Google, Florida, UK, Texas, London, News, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Alabama, Linkedin, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin

A few words for DHS agents who have no intention of becoming immigration whistleblowers

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I speed up getting a green card? Dear Sophie: Ho...
Tags: Column, California, Opinion, Government, America, Tech, Dhs, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Whistleblower, Sophie, U S Department of Homeland Security, Alcorn, Green Card, Chad Wolf

California's Apple fire scorches 20,500 acres and is 5% contained; smoke seen as far as Arizona

About 1,360 firefighters and multiple aircraft were battling the blaze in Southern California.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: Apple, News, California, Arizona, Southern California, Palm Springs Desert Sun

California's Apple fire scorches 26,450 acres and is 5% contained; smoke seen as far as Arizona

About 1,360 firefighters and multiple aircraft were battling the blaze in Southern California.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: Apple, News, California, Arizona, Southern California, Palm Springs Desert Sun

Apple Fire grows in Southern California: 7,800 ordered to evacuate; 0% contained

The Apple Fire has spread to more than 20,000 acres, sent smoke drifting to Arizona and continues to threaten thousands of homes.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: Apple, News, California, Arizona, Palm Springs Desert Sun

‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

Ten years ago, Silicon Valley had written off Zoom. Now it’s used by everyone from princes to piano teachersOn 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing a real-world get-together for its most ardent clients and fa...
Tags: Apps, Business, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, California, US, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Computing, World Heath Organization, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, Wuhan, Zoom, Wuhan China

Mark Zuckerberg said there's 'no end in sight' for when employees will be able to return to the office and called the government's response to the coronavirus 'disappointing' (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg said there's "no end in sight" for when Facebook employees will return to the office.  On a call with analysts Thursday following Facebook's second-quarter earnings report, Zuckerberg said he expects the rest of the year to be "unpredictable" and called the US government's response to the coronavirus "disappointing."  Facebook initially planned to start sending employees back to the office on July 6, but never confirmed it had pushed back its reopening date. Google, which also ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, North Korea, Wall Street, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Anthony Fauci, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, House Judiciary Committee, Facebook Google Apple

Take control of how data is used in Google Analytics

Rising consumer expectations and changing industry regulations have set higher standards for user privacy and data protection. This has led many businesses to revisit how they are managing data in their Google Analytics accounts. To help, Analytics provides businesses with a variety of features to control how their data is used. Here is an updated overview of controls in Analytics that govern how data is collected, stored, and used–all of which can be adjusted at any time. Three ways busine...
Tags: Google, California, Digital, Analytics, Google Analytics, United States, Dan Stone, Google Marketing Platform, Google Ad Manager, Cross Device, European Economic Area General Data Protection, Analytics User Deletion API

TopHap empowers real estate data like no other

On the cusp of its formal launch in California, the data analytics platform has shifted from a data geek's new toy to a powerful, market-data-know-it-all, now runway-ready and gorgeous.
Tags: Technology, California, Opinion, Marketing, Radio, CMAs, Public Records, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Search, Real Estate Portals, Real Estate Data, Data Marketing, TopHap, Map Search, Map Software

Self-employed landlords battle harder for home-loan approvals

All Fullerton residents Scott and Tina Foley, longtime clients of mine, wanted to do was refinance a rental property. They did it before. Easy, right? After an exhausting process, they thought they were finally at the mortgage funding finish line when one more phone call came. One more question. The loan funder asked if Tina was currently employed at their jointly owned construction firm. “Why would you ask?” the Foleys incredulously asked. “Oh, let me look,” said the funder. “You got stuck with...
Tags: Google, Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Mortgage, Orange, Southern California, Scott, Freddie Mac, Debbie, FHA

Rocket launch startup Astra readies for orbital test flight as early as Sunday

Rocket launch startup Astra is readying for its first orbital flight test, set to take place either this weekend or next week, weather permitting. The company will launch its ‘Rocket 3.1’ from Kodiak, Alaska – and while these are technically classified as orbital test flights, the company was quick to caution journalists on a press call on Thursday that it doesn’t necessarily believe each the three initial launches it has planned will make it all the way to orbit proper. “We don’t intend to get ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, California, Tech, Flight, Alaska, Darpa, Oakland, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Kodiak, Kemp, Sunda, Astra

iFixit Highlights Apple's Uncertain Right to Repair Stance Through Emails Shared With Judiciary Committee

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday testified in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee where he was questioned on Apple's App Store policies, but Congress also released a series of emails that Apple had submitted as part of the ongoing antitrust investigation. Image via iFixit Those emails revealed Apple's thoughts on App Store fees and provided insight into its efforts to negotiate deals with Amazon, but there were also emails on other topics, including the ongoing Right to Repa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, Congress, California, New York Times, Tim Cook, John Deere, Right To Repair, iFixit, Apple Authorized Service Providers Apple, U S House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee

To be a Google intern in 2020

I had been dealing with imposter syndrome for months. Since applying for an internship at Google, I questioned if my GPA was high enough, if they liked my interviews or if my application could stand out without going to an Ivy League school. After weeks of anticipation, I finally got the call from my recruiter. I received an offer to intern on the Global Communications and Public Affairs Team in the New York City office. And when I learned about my role telling stories on Google’s blog and socia...
Tags: Google, California, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, United States, Paris, Ivy League, Baltimore, Googlers, Tyler, Federico, Google Cloud, Life at Google, Jala Tucker, Global Communications and Public Affairs Team

Helping publishers manage consent with Funding Choices

Consent management, or the process of gathering and managing user privacy and data choices, has become increasingly important as more regions around the world enact privacy regulations. For publishers to continue funding their businesses with advertising, while respecting the privacy of their users, many are implementing a consent management solution.To help publishers gather and manage consent for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and opt-out requests for the California Con...
Tags: Google, UK, California, Eu, Admob, Iab, TCF, IAB Europe, European General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Google Ad Manager, Vegard Johnsen, IAB Europe TCF, Funding Choices

Tony Hawk & Architectural Historian Iain Borden Tell the Story of How Skateboarding Found a New Use for Cities & Architecture

Wouldn't we enjoy seeing our cities like an architectural historian, in command of deep knowledge about the technology, ideology, and aesthetics of the buildings we pass by every day? For most of us, this would hugely enrich our experience of the urban environment. But then so, less obviously, would seeing our cities like a skateboarder, in command of deep knowledge about how to glide, jump, and bounce along the streets, the buildings, and all the myriad pieces of infrastructure as a sur...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, California, College, Sports, Architecture, United States, Arizona, Tony Hawk, Seoul, Hawk, Facebook Twitter, Borden, LAYTON, Frida Kahlo

The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends

Brand Moves for Wednesday July 29

Twenty-two weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mo...
Tags: Apple, Europe, California, Amc, Advertising, CMO, Spain, Barcelona, Cta, Mit, Austin, Emirates, Dubai, Marriott, Universal, Sugar

Santa Clarita teens craft, donate face shields for coronavirus frontline workers

For most high school students, the coronavirus shutdown of schools has meant extra time at home, filling their days with electronic entertainment and social media. For Kevin Gillespie, it was time to figure out how to help protect essential workers from the deadly disease. With an aptitude for design and creation, he began researching how to make protective face shields at his Stevenson Ranch home. Kevin, 17, found face shield designs on the internet, studied them and designed his own, using a 3...
Tags: Health, Google, Business, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Soccer, Matthew, Santa Clarita, Ewan, Kevin, Rachel, Petco Park, Zoe, Los Angeles Daily News

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