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This is a good time to start a proptech company

Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is an investor at Fika Ventures. He previously held roles investing at Vulcan Capital and Madrona Venture Labs. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Like many things in life, building great businesses is all about timing. We’ve seen multibillion dollar failures from the dot-com era such as Pets.com and Webvan be reincarnated a decade later as Chewy and Instacart...
Tags: California, Tech, Zillow, Instacart, Webvan, Expedia, ARR, Hotwire, Vulcan Capital, Mortenson, Wieland, Fika Ventures, Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace, Madrona Venture Labs More, Avata Technologies Honest Buildings


AutoX Becomes China's First To Remove Safety Drivers From Robotaxis

Residents of Shenzhen saw truly driverless cars on the road today. From a report: AutoX, a four-year-old startup backed by Alibaba, MediaTek and Shanghai Motors, deployed a fleet of 25 unmanned vehicles in downtown Shenzhen, marking the first time any autonomous driving car in China tests on public roads without safety drivers or remote operators. The cars, meant as robotaxis, are not yet open to the public, an AutoX spokesperson told TechCrunch. The milestone came just five months after AutoX l...
Tags: California, China, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Baidu, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Waymo, Alibaba MediaTek, Shanghai Motors, Shenzhen Pony, Guangzhou Momenta


Drones Being Used To Replant Forests Damaged By Wildfires

(CBS13/CNN) — The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. In California, 1.4 million acres of vegetation have burned. That’s almost 1 million more acres than the five-year-average. The August Complex wildfire, which started in August, was the biggest California wildfire on record and burned 1,032,649 acres. Regenerating the forests that sat on much of that land would ordinarily take years an...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Washington, Oregon, California News, Cnn, United States, Drones, New Zealand, West Coast, Seattle, Federal Aviation Administration, SCHMIDT, California wildfires, DroneSeed


The first Marine Corps F-35 squadron able to fight from Navy aircraft carriers is officially ready for combat

VMFA-314's first F-35C lands at Marine Air Station Miramar in California, January 21, 2020. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dominic Romero The US Marine Corps' first F-35C squadron has achieved initial operational capability, meaning it is ready to deploy. Unlike the B variants of the fifth-generation stealth fighter the Corps has operated from airstrips and amphibious assault ships, the C variant is specifically built for combat operations aboard Navy aircraft carriers. The development giv...
Tags: Technology, Navy, California, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Marine Corps, Lockheed Martin, Ioc, US Marine Corps, Corps, VMFA, Aircraft Carriers, Black Knights, U.S. Navy


AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis

Residents of Shenzhen will see truly driverless cars on the road starting Thursday. AutoX, a four-year-old startup backed by Alibaba, MediaTek and Shanghai Motors, is deploying a fleet of 25 unmanned vehicles in downtown Shenzhen, marking the first time any autonomous driving car in China tests without safety drivers or remote operators on public roads. The cars, meant as robotaxis, are not yet open to the public, an AutoX spokesperson told TechCrunch. The milestone came just five months a...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, California, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Automation, Shanghai, Alibaba, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Shenzhen, Mediatek, Robotaxi, Momenta


Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

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: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Cato Institute, Jeffrey White, Foster City


Florida-based logistics provider ShipMonk raises $290 million on the back of rising eCommerce demand

Jan Bednar started ShipMonk with $70,000 in winnings from a string of student business plan competitions and launched the business that just closed on $290 million in new funding from a small warehouse with no air conditioning in the middle of Florida. While Bednar’s new offices are still inside the warehouse his company operates, they now have air conditioning… and a $290 million financing round from Summit Partners to grow its business. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based ShipMonk provides a sle...
Tags: TC, Business, Florida, California, Articles, Supply Chain Management, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Czech Republic, Pennsylvania, United States, Online Sales, Logistics, Shopify, National Retail Federation


Ford Calls On Automakers To Support California Fuel Economy Deal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Ford is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Major automakers are set to discuss next steps at a virtual meeting of their auto trade association Tuesday, which comes a week after General Motors abruptly announced it would no longer back the Trump administr...
Tags: California, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ford, Biden, Trump, Reuters, Kumar Galhotra, Ford Americas, Galhotra, Biden Administration, California Fuel Economy Deal


'Code Switch' From NPR Is Apple's Podcast of the Year

Apple has picked "Code Switch" as the best audio show of the year, marking the first time the company has recognized a single podcast in this way. Engadget reports: Code Switch is NPR's weekly discussion on race. While the series has been on the air for the better part of seven years, it became significantly more popular over the summer as people across the US took to protest the death of George Floyd and other instances of racial injustice. As in past years, the company also shared a selectio...
Tags: Apple, California, Washington Post, US, Tech, Npr, Engadget, George Floyd, CounterClock


Gift Guide: Camping and backpacking gear that the outdoors lover in your life really wants

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. Like plenty of others, I dug much deeper into the great outdoors and camping this summer amid social distancing restrictions. It’s pretty easy to stay COVID-safe when you’re several days’ wander into the wilderness. Whether it’s a fun day hike, a car camping excursion or a multi-day backcou...
Tags: Amazon, TC, California, Tech, Patagonia, Tahoe, Garmin, North Face, Los Padres, Helinox, Amazon Sea, Gift Guide 2020, Mpowerd Luci Solar String Lights Image, REI Travel, Amazon Nalgene


Apple Shares Picks for Best Books, Audiobooks, and Podcasts in 2020

At the end of each year, Apple shares its picks for the best App Store apps, podcasts, Apple Music songs, books, and more, and today the company is highlighting the top books, audiobooks, and podcasts of 2020. Code Switch by NPR was named the Apple Podcasts: Show of the Year, which is a new category for 2020. Apple also highlighted the top 10 biggest shows of 2020, which include Stuff You Should Know by iHeart Radio, This American Life, The Daily by New York Times, and Crime Junkie by audioc...
Tags: Apple, Podcasts, California, Washington Post, New York Times, Npr, Brit Bennett, Jessica Simpson, Dan Heath, Elin Hilderbrand, Stephenie Meyer, Wondery, Natasha Tretheway, N K Jemisin, Apple Books, Barack Obama Apple


Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

Christopher Wan Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. The future of grocery stores will be a win-win for both stores and customers. On one hand, stores want to decrease their operational expenditures that come from hiring cashiers and conducting inventory manageme...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Column, Real Estate, Labor, California, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Payments, Robotics, Seattle, Facial Recognition, Stanford University, Bessemer Venture Partners


Dear Sophie: What I’m thankful for

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: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Thanksgiving, Labor, California, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Niw, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS


The Station: COVID’s effect on car ownership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. For all my American readers, I hope you’re happy and satiated from the Thanksgiving holiday in this oddest of years. My hope for all Station readers, no matter where you reside, is a safe and hea...
Tags: MetroMile, Transportation, Elon Musk, California, China, Germany, India, Softbank, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Italy


Are Tech Workers Fleeing the San Francisco Bay Area?

NBC News reports: Many urban centers have seen residents move out in large numbers since the start of stay-at-home orders in March, but the shift has been especially dramatic for San Francisco, a city that was already experiencing rapid change because of the tech industry. Software engineers, CEOs and venture capitalists have chosen to jump from the Bay Area to places such as Denver, Miami and Austin, Texas, citing housing costs, California's relatively high income tax and the Bay Area's general...
Tags: Google, Pinterest, California, Nbc News, San Francisco, Tech, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Austin Texas, Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance, Denver Miami


What Happened After Silicon Valley Tried to Make Telecommuting Permanent (slashdot)

California's state air quality mandates require each region to have a feasible plan for a 19% reduction in emissions by 2035. But "after a barrage of criticism from Silicon Valley businesses and Bay Area mayors, Metropolitan Transportation Commission planners have backed off a requirement to have employees from big companies work from home three days a week," reports the Bay Area News Group. Instead a compromise plan approved unanimously by commissioners last week "calls for big companies to h...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, California, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Bay Area, MTC, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Liccardo, EditorDavid, Nick Josefowitz, Bay Area Council, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Bay Area News Group Instead


An Animated Stan Lee Explains Why the F-Word Is “the Most Useful Word in the English Language” (NSFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DScnnorHEuw FYI. The language in this video is not safe for work. And now, on to our post. In the last couple years of his life, Stan Lee was ill, his health failing, but he stayed engaged and remained his old wisecracking self. His handpicked successor for editor-in-chief at Marvel, Roy Thomas, tells the story of the last time he saw Lee and showed him his then-new biography of the comics legend, The Stan Lee Story. They talked about the Spider-Man comic ...
Tags: Google, Film, California, College, Marvel, Disney, George Carlin, Stan Lee, Thomas, James Whitbrook, Lee, Facebook Twitter, George R R Martin, Stan, Josh Jones, Roy Thomas


The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America’s controversial computer hacking laws — and affecting how millions use their computers and access online services. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was signed into federal law in 1986 and predates the modern internet as we know it, but governs to this day what constitutes hacking — or “unauthorized” access to a computer or network. The controversial law was designed to prosecute hackers, but ...
Tags: Security, Lawsuit, Supreme Court, California, Government, Articles, America, Tech, Georgia, Tesla, Information Technology, United States, Hacking, Internet Security, Computing, Hacker


The best Sonos Cyber Monday deals available now include $100 off the wildly popular Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling speakers for Cyber Monday 2020, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Cyber Monday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, large shel...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, California, Audio, Speakers, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Sonos, Soundbars, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains


What Happened After Silicon Valley Tried to Make Telecommuting Permanent

California's state air quality mandates require each region to have a feasible plan for a 19% reduction in emissions by 2035. But "after a barrage of criticism from Silicon Valley businesses and Bay Area mayors, Metropolitan Transportation Commission planners have backed off a requirement to have employees from big companies work from home three days a week," reports the Bay Area News Group. Instead a compromise plan approved unanimously by commissioners last week "calls for big companies to h...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Bay Area, MTC, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Liccardo, Nick Josefowitz, Bay Area Council, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Bay Area News Group Instead, Josefowitz


The best Sonos Black Friday deals still available include $100 off the wildly popular Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling smart speakers for Black Friday 2020, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Black Friday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, larg...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, California, Audio, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains, Sonos Sonos, Sonos Beam, Product Card


More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech


There’s no ‘hacker house’ geared toward undergraduate women, so they created one of their own

Hacker houses are making a comeback for entrepreneurs as remote work drags on. While founders are adapting to quarantine in style, a group of college women in their 20s aren’t waiting until they are done with undergraduate to plunge into the lifestyle themselves. Started by college juniors Coco Sack and Kendall Titus, Womxn Ignite is a house for female and non-binary college undergraduates studying computer science. The idea was born out of Sack and Titus’s exhaustion with remote school at Yale...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Stanford, Tech, Mit, Yale, Silicon Valley, Melinda Gates, Titus, Techcrunch Include, Womxn Ignite, Coco Sack, Kendall Titus Womxn, Whitney Wolfe Herde, Clara Schwab


Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

For-profit institutions saw a 3% increase in average enrollment during the pandemic. For-profit colleges are faring better than their public and private nonprofit counterparts during the pandemic, according to higher education researcher Molly Ott. She says students are attending for-profit colleges because of their additional flexibility, financial resources, and expertise in remote learning strategies. According to Ott, for-profits can afford to be financially nimble during difficult t...
Tags: Google, Obama, California, US, America, Trends, Research, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Netflix, Corinthian Colleges, Biden, Kamala Harris, Arizona State University, Trump, Ott


Wildly popular Sonos smart speakers are on sale for Black Friday 2020, including $100 off the Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling smart speakers, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Black Friday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, large shelf speakers, and ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, California, Audio, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains, Sonos Sonos, Sonos Beam, Product Card


US Fertility says patient data was stolen in a ransomware attack

U.S. Fertility, one of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States, has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack and that data was taken. The company was formed in May as a partnership between Shady Grove Fertility, a fertility clinic with dozens of locations across the U.S. east coast, and Amulet Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests largely in the healthcare space. As a joint venture, U.S. Fertility now claims 55 locations across the U.S., including Califor...
Tags: California, US, Tech, United States, Social Security, Healthcare, Amulet Capital Partners, U S Fertility, U S U S Fertility, U S Universal Health Services


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


Google Ordered To Hand Over Emails in $600 Million Divorce Battle (slashdot)

A US court has ordered Google to hand over the personal emails of the son of a Russian oligarch as part of a bitter $601 million divorce case. From a report [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]: Judge Virginia DeMarchi in California told the US tech group to surrender Temur Akhmedov's emails for use as evidence in a lawsuit brought by his mother, Tatiana Akhmedova, the wife of an ally of President Vladimir Putin. Ms Akhmedova has gone to court in the US and the UK in an...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Vladimir Putin, California, US, Chelsea Football Club, Burford Capital, Demarchi, Msmash, Temur, Farkhad Akhmedov, Tatiana Akhmedova, Akhmedov, Akhmedova, Virginia DeMarchi


Santa Clara Sheriff’s Officials, Apple Security Chief Indicted in Alleged CCW Bribe

A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted two sheriff's office officials, Apple's security chief and a private business owner in an alleged bribery scheme relating to concealed carry licenses. iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A Santa Clara County, California grand jury has issued indictments accusing two-county Sheriff’s Office officials, a local business owner and the Global Security chief for Apple, Inc., with bribery in an alleged effort to trade iPads in exchange for conceale...
Tags: Apple, Guns, California, Office, US, Smith, San Jose Sharks, Cnet, Apple Inc, Bay Area, Nra, San Jose Mercury News, Jensen, Santa Clara County, Sheriff 's Department, Rosen


L.A. City Council wants plan, timeline for closing Valley Generation Station

Los Angeles city officials will explore what it would take to close a natural gas-fired power station in Sun Valley, and get a timeline for how long that would take, amid recent revelations that the facility had been leaking methane gas for at least two years. While the motion, approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, does not directly call for the closure of the Valley Generation Station, it brings the possibility of decommissioning the facility — known visually in the surrounding...
Tags: Google, News, California, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Aliso Canyon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sun Valley, Playa, LADWP



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