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EV fleet management gets another venture-backed contender as Electriphi raises $3.5 million

Electriphi, a provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles, has joined the scrum of startups looking to provide services to the growing number of electric vehicle fleets in the U.S. The San Francisco-based company has just raised $3.5 million in seed funding from investors including Wireframe Ventures, the Urban Innovation Fund, and Blackhorn Ventures. Lemnos Labs and Acario Innovation also participated in the round. Electriphi’s pitch has resonated with...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, California, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Electric Vehicles, Software Development, North America, Charging Stations, Sacramento Calif, Twin Rivers Unified School District, Sybase, Tibco, Versata


AT&T is joining IBM in pulling out from one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year over coronavirus fears (IBM, MSFT, T)

AT&T has become the second big company to withdraw from one of cybersecurity's largest events, the annual RSA Conference, which is set to open next week in San Francisco. Other big companies like Microsoft and Cisco say they are still in, but monitoring updates.  San Francisco has no confirmed cases of the virus, but security conference cancellations follow Facebook pulling a marketing summit in the city.  The RSA conference organizers have said that it will provide "ample hand sanitizers" and...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Barcelona, United States, Bill Gates, Ibm, Rsa


Coronavirus concerns push Facebook and Sony to skip the year's biggest gathering for video game makers (FB, SNE)

Facebook, the Facebook-owned Oculus, and Sony will no longer attend the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to health and travel concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak. GDC 2020 is scheduled to be held in San Francisco's Moscone Center from March 16 to 20. Facebook had already cancelled an event it had planned at the Moscone Center one week earlier. A statement from GDC said the event would include additional on-site measures to prevent the spread of disease, and the organizers said they ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Cdc, France, China, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Sony, GDC, Moscone Center, Facebook The Facebook, FB SNE, Department of Public Health WHO


Most IT professionals want to replace passwords with something better, but the industry can't agree on what that is

Passwords are cumbersome, ineffective, and involved in 80% of hacking data breaches – but they are deeply entrenched in our personal and work cultures.  New research shows companies are working to get rid of passwords entirely, while new AI technologies can now authenticate identities by voice patterns or even how you text.   Next week 45,000 cybersecurity professionals convene in San Francisco to show off the latest tech vying to replace passwords – but can the security industry find consensu...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Gartner, Silicon Valley, McAfee, Aetna, Yubico, Frank Abagnale, Abagnale, FIDO Alliance, Ponemon Institute, Trusona, Steve Povolny


2 Y Combinator-backed startups are feuding over an ad campaign, and it's yet another example of how San Francisco startups compete in the city's ultra-crowded tech market

Onboarding startup Rippling bought targeted ads in San Francisco attacking competitor Gusto's focus on small businesses. The ad reads: "Outgrowing Gusto? Presto Change-o." Rippling's comparative advertising is legal, as long as what is stated therein is accurate. But Gusto wrote a cease-and-desist letter stating that the company believes it is not, threatening legal action if it's not removed. The whole ordeal "started to feel like an episode of Silicon Valley," according to a Rippling spokesp...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, San Francisco, Trends, Zenefits, SEC, Silicon Valley, Denver, Parker Conrad, Business Insider, Valley, Conrad, Dogpatch, Josh Constine, Epstein, Clear Channel Outdoor


As Morgan Stanley buys ETrade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in 2013, the founders envisioned an app for sharing hot tips to a feed complete with a leaderboard of whose predictions were most accurate. Once they had SEC approval, they pivoted towards the real money maker: letting people buy and sell stocks in the app, and pay to borrow cash to do so. Now seven years later, Robinhood is subtly taking the first steps back...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Robinhood, Vlad Tenev, Etrade, ETrade Robinhood, Charles Schwab Ameritrade, Tech Media and Telecom


As Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in 2013, the founders envisioned an app for sharing hot tips to a feed complete with a leaderboard of whose predictions were most accurate. Once they had SEC approval, they pivoted towards the real money maker: letting people buy and sell stocks in the app, and pay to borrow cash to do so. Now seven years later, Robinhood is subtly taking the first steps ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, M&a, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Robinhood, Stock Trading, Vlad Tenev, Etrade


Ex-YC partner Daniel Gross rethinks the accelerator

Amid skyrocketing operating expenses, remote work has become an obsession for Bay Area founders looking to have it both ways, accessing Silicon Valley’s networks of capital and opportunity without paying steep premiums for talent. Daniel Gross has a deeper understanding than most of Silicon Valley’s opportunities. The Jerusalem native was one of Y Combinator’s early successes, joining with an AI startup that, at 23, he sold to Apple (we reported the deal was between $40-60 million). Gross ser...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Gross, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Tech, Andreessen, Venture Capital, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Marc Andreessen, Shippo, Bay Area, Pioneer, Daniel Gross


IRS Sues Facebook For $9 Billion, Says Company Offshored Profits To Ireland

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fox Business: Facebook is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world's largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects will take three to four weeks, could see top executives including hardware chief Andrew Bosworth and Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer called to testi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Ireland, Javier Olivan, Irs, Andrew Bosworth, Fox Business, Internal Revenue Service, Mike Schroepfer, Naomi Gleit, David Fischer, Facebook Ireland, Facebook U S, IRS Sues Facebook For 9 Billion Says Company


Intel and QuTech Unveil Horse Ridge Cryogenic Control Chip For Quantum Computing

At the International Solid State Circuits Conference, which runs through this week in San Francisco, Intel and QuTech -- a partnership between Delft University of Technology and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) -- are unveiling the technical designs for a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip for quantum computing, which they call Horse Ridge. From a report: Intel Labs and QuTech researchers outlined the technical features of the new cryogenic quantum control chi...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Delft University of Technology, Intel Labs, International Solid State Circuits Conference


Inside San Francisco's 'Full House' home made famous by the 1980s TV sitcom that's now for sale for $5.5 million

The San Francisco home whose red door was featured in the opening credits of both "Full House" and its 2016 reboot "Fuller House" is for sale for $5.5 million. The Victorian at 1709 Broderick Street was purchased in 2016 by the sitcom's creator Jeff Franklin, who renovated it into a modern home. The house is a beloved tourist site thanks to its connection to the TV show, with visitors often stopping by for a selfie in front of the famous facade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, House, Zillow, Swann, Fuller House, Full House, Franklin, Tanner, Lower Pacific Heights, Jeff Franklin, Broderick Street, Steiner Street, Mansion Global


Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to Dell when it bought EMC for $67 billion in 2015. EMC bought the company in 2006 for a similar price it was sold for today, $2.1 billion. The deal includes several pieces, including the RSA security conference held each year in San Franc...
Tags: Security, TC, Enterprise, San Francisco, Tech, Michael Dell, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dell, Rsa, Times, EMC, Dell-emc Deal, Jeff Clarke, Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers ' Pension Plan Board


InVideo raises $2.5M and launches an automated assistant to make your videos better

Video editing startup InVideo has new funding and a new product. The San Francisco-headquartered company bills itself as the easiest way for anyone to create professional-quality videos, using a drag-and-drop interface, along with a library of templates and stock photos and videos. The resulting videos can then be optimized for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other platforms. InVideo’s new assistant does even more to help with the process. As demonstrated for me by co-founder and CEO Sanket Sha...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Cnbc, Shah, Grammarly, Gokul Rajaram, Anand Chandrasekaran, Sequoia Capital India, Facebook Instagram YouTube, Sanket Shah, InVideo, AT T Sony Music Reuters CNN, Ayman Al Abdullah


New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR

TC Early Stage SF goes down on April 28, and we are getting pretty damn excited about it! The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies, such as fundraising, operations and marketing. We’ll hear from VCs on how to create the perfect pitch deck and how to identify the right investors for you. We’ll hear from lawyers on how to navigate the immigration process when hiring, and how to negotiate the cap table. And we’ll hear from growth hackers on how to build a high-perfo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Lyft, Marketing, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Zynga, Gm, Venture Capital, P&G, Mcdonalds, Honda, Oracle, Consumer Products, Postmates


Intern Alert! Named the most innovative in design, Ammunition Group is hiring an intern!

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, their real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create a new business territory and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, Ammunition’s approach is to create new, exciting experiences for their c...
Tags: Design, Technology, US, San Francisco, Cameras, Job Board, SolidWorks, Ammunition, YD Job Board, Polaroid Mint, Ammunition Group, San Francisco CA Click, Industrial Design Intern, Polaroid Mint Instant Camera Printer


African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded in 2018, the early-stage venture allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi opens the contests to the African data scientists on its site who can join a competition, submit solution sets, move up a leader board and win — for a cash prize payout. The highest ...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, South Africa, Cape Town, Machine Learning, Kenya, Private Equity, Ibm


Tesla's biggest problem with self-driving cars is that it actually has to sell them to customers (TSLA)

Unlike Cruise and Waymo, Tesla has created a business around building cars and selling them to consumers. This business model has been wildly successful for Tesla, now valued as highly as three of General Motors. But Tesla is hamstrung by this model, as far as the potentially $8 trillion autonomous ride-hailing and ride-sharing business is concerned. Tesla is trapped, having created great products that consumers want and love, but also watching as competitors design all-new businesses optimize...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, TSLA, Michigan, Bmw, Volkswagen, Detroit, Mercedes


Uber and Lyft Are Creating Traffic, Not Reducing It

The Wall Street Journal remembers how five years ago, Uber's co-founder "was so confident that Uber's rides would prompt people to leave their cars at home that he told a tech conference: 'If every car in San Francisco was Ubered there would be no traffic.'" He was wrong. Rather than the apps becoming a model of algorithm-driven efficiency, drivers in major cities cruise for fares without passengers an estimated 40% of the time. Multiple studies show that Uber and Lyft have pulled people away ...
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, Science Advances, University of Kentucky, San Francisco County, Ubers, Fred Turner, Lyfts, Lyft Bruce Schaller


Is tech socialism really on the rise?

Greg Epstein Contributor Share on Twitter Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God." Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring and ethical communities for the nonreligious and allies, Greg was also named “one of the top faith and moral leaders...
Tags: Column, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Disability, Harvard, United States, New York Times, Salesforce, New York Times Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Americans with Disabilities Act, Marc Benioff, Justin Kan


WeWork is bringing in a new CEO as it tries to right the ship — here's everything that's going on inside the coworking giant

WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 after mulling a massive valuation cut to drum up investor interest, and cofounder Adam Neumann was ousted as CEO and chairman. WeWork has been slashing jobs and selling or shuttering businesses.  WeWork has announced real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO, replacing Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, who served as co-CEOs since Neumann was ousted. It's also seen a big board shakeup.  Marcelo Claure will stay on as chairman, according to The Wall S...
Tags: Google, New York, Mexico, Stanford, Wall Street, Softbank, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Aol, Italy, Brookfield


Meet the NYC woman getting paid $5,000 to fix clients' dating apps and 'ghost banter' with their matches

Amy Nobile founded Love, Amy in April 2019 to help people find love on dating apps after meeting who she calls "the love of her life" on Bumble post-divorce. Nobile conducts photoshoots for dating app profiles, holds sexting consultations, and "ghost banters" with clients' matches.  Less than a year in, Nobile has built a full-fledged business from word-of-mouth, transforming a side-hustle into a service that charges clients $5,000 for three months. But Nobile insists she's more "mirror" than ...
Tags: Google, Nbc, NYC, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Manhattan, Ivy League, Starbucks, Mars, Bumble, Oprah, Google Photos, Amy, Don


The Scandal Rocking California’s Weed Industry

Sometime in 2018, a Chicago-area union honcho named Joseph Senese started showing up at cannabis industry mixers in California.Senese represented himself as a leader of the National Production Workers Union, an Illinois-based outfit. As he put it to curious cannabis business owners and consultants, the union was getting into weed with a new California-based local called “ProTech Local 33.” The idea was to help West Coast cannabis businesses fulfill a labor-friendly licensing requirement necessar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Labor, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Illinois, Central Valley, The Daily Beast, Teamsters, Morgan Fox


Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange


The head of Microsoft 365 dismissed rivals like Slack and Dropbox as 'point players,' saying its product can be 'best in class' and 'best in integration' (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro said the company was going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft executive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Spataro, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft


The dream of a cashless society is a nightmare for some. Here's why cities across the US are banning cashless businesses and who's taking which side.

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cent...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


Innovaccer wants to be the service that unifies all healthcare data

The holy grail for technology companies working in the healthcare industry is becoming the gateway for all healthcare data. Big legacy providers like Epic and Cerner are trying to reach out to hospital networks to hoover up all of their data. Google is interested in it. Salesforce is interested in it. Everyone wants to be the resource that organizes and manages healthcare data for physicians and hospital providers — everyone including the San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer, which has r...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, San Francisco, Insurance, Epic, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Salesforce, Abu Dhabi, Tiger Global, Founder


Qualcomm Makes Case To Appeals Court That It Didn't Hurt Competition

Qualcomm is making the case for why it didn't hurt competition in the smartphone chip business. "The company, represented by attorney Thomas Goldstein of the firm Goldstein & Russell, on Thursday appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in downtown San Francisco," reports CNET. "Qualcomm is hoping the appeals court will overturn a ruling by a district court judge that declared it to be a monopoly and ordered it to renegotiate its licensing contracts." From the report: Qual...
Tags: Apple, San Francisco, Tech, Qualcomm, Stanford University, Ftc, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, US Federal Trade Commission, Goldstein Russell, Goldstein, Thomas Goldstein, CNET Qualcomm, Qualcomm Brian Fletcher


As it takes on Google and Slack, the head of Microsoft 365 says the company has a 'no compromise strategy,' especially in security (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro said the company is going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Currently, Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft exec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Martin Luther King Jr, Georgetown, Spataro, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft, Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference


Amazon cloud boss Andy Jassy shares the important lesson the company learned from launching its failed Fire Phone (AMZN)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy spoke about what Amazon learned from launching the now-shuttered Amazon Fire Phone. When it was released in 2014, sales were disappointing and Amazon had to close its operations, but Amazon was still able to learn from the team it hired, its plans, its customer conversations, and its technology. Jassy says that Amazon encourages employees to try new things, which was how AWS started. Visit ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Wall Street Journal, Google Photos, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Andy Jassy, Amazon Fire Phone, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jassy


As Microsoft 365 takes on Google and Slack, its head says the company has a 'no-compromise strategy,' especially in security (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro said the company was going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft executive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Spataro, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft



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