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Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Ford plans to invest more than $850 million to add more production capacity at a second U.S. factory for its next-generation battery-electric vehicle program. The investment, which will be made through 2023, will focus on expanding Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. The plant investment also includes funding to build the next-generation Mustang and is part of a $900 million investment in Ford’s operations in southeastern Michigan. The announcement is tied to Ford’s larger and...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Tech, Automotive, Ford Mustang, Ford, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Detroit, Mustang, Sand Hill Road, Ann Arbor, Corktown, Dearborn, Flat Rock Assembly Plant


How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
Tags: Google, Guns, Obama, Congress, America, Silicon Valley, Google Classroom, Don, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Michelle Malkin, U S Department of Education, Trump White House, Google Google, Google Chromebook, Gun Rights News


EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Fine For Abusing Online Ads Market

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the results of the long-running probe of Google’s AdSense advertising...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, European Union, World news, Ap, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, EU Commission, Cristina Cabrera, AP story


Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019 class of 200 startups may seem like a small percentage for such a large class, but it represents the growing significance of African ventures in YC’s universe. Since 2016, the Silicon Valley accelerator—that provides seed funds and mentorship for early stage startups—has backed 25 companies located in Africa and another 10 with an Africa product focus, according to YC spokesperson Linds...
Tags: Google, TC, Y Combinator, Business, UK, China, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Economy, Companies, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Tanzania


Google Fined Nearly $1.7 Billion For Ad Practices That Violated European Antitrust Laws

European regulators on Wednesday slapped Google with a roughly $1.7 billion fine on charges that its advertising practices violated local antitrust laws, marking the third time in as many years that the region's watchdogs have penalized the U.S. tech giant for harming competition and consumers. The Washington Post: Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's top competition commissioner, announced the punishment at a news conference, accusing Google of engaging in "illegal practices" in a bid to "c...
Tags: Google, Europe, Washington Post, Tech, European Union, United States, Silicon Valley, Margrethe Vestager


Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


How Elizabeth Holmes exploited the fetishisation of entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the world of advertising. In fact, he spent 13 years at the renowned ad agency Deutsch, becoming the youngest partner in the company’s history until another creative, Brent Vartan, came along and stole the title. Little wonder that in 2010, when Duda struck out on his own to create Bullish (formerly known as Consigliere Brand Capital), he stole Vartan, later making him the firm’s second managing partner. It isn’t that the two wanted to outgun their former employer exactly. I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Palo Alto, Portland, Venture Capital, San Diego, Patagonia, Silicon Valley


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes


Atlassian's first head of technical teams explains why he couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the $26.9 billion company, even if it meant uprooting to Australia (TEAM)

In January, Atlassian hired its first head of technical teams Noah Wasmer, who joins Atlassian from VMware. As the vice president of product and head of technical teams, Wasmer will head Atlassian's software and IT products, including Jira, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, Jira Service Desk, and Statuspage. Business Insider spoke with Wasmer on how he got to Atlassian and what it's like uprooting to Australia. For years, Noah Wasmer worked in the Silicon Valley tech scene before moving to Atlanta. But n...
Tags: Google, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Sydney, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Pacific, Atlassian, Vmware, Ocean Beach, Sydney Australia, Mike Cannon Brookes, Scott Farquhar


Why convertible notes are safer than SAFEs

José Ancer Contributor José Ancer is an Emerging Companies partner at Egan Nelson LLP, a top-tier boutique law firm delivering lean, world-class legal counsel to startups underserved by traditional firms. As the saying goes, where you stand on an issue often rests on where you sit. Translated into startup law and finance, your views on how to approach fundraising are often heavily influenced by where your company and your investors are located. As a startup lawy...
Tags: Column, Tech, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Seed Funding, Convertible Note, Simple Agreement For Future Equity, Verified Experts, Egan Nelson LLP, José Ancer Contributor José Ancer, Austin Seattle NYC Denver


Trump says 'we have to do something' about social media (FB)

President Trump called vaguely for action to be taken against social media companies, saying "we have to do something." At a press conference, the president repeated allegations, without proof, of anti-conservative bias by Facebook, Twitter, and Google, a popular right-wing talking point. The companies in question deny they have any bias against conservative users. US President Donald Trump has said "we have to do something" about social media. On Tuesday, at a press conference in the White H...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Signal, Trump, Louis Vuitton, Facebook Twitter, Yahoo News, Ben Shapiro, Facebook and Twitter, White House Rose Garden


Kickstarter's Staff Is Unionizing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. If recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company with union representation in the United States. Members of the union, which goes by Kickstarter United, say they want to improve inclusivity and transparency at the company. To unionize, they're working with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153. In a statement, the union said: "Kicks...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, United States, Kickstarter, Silicon Valley, Kickstarter United


Why a top antitrust lawmaker thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

When the newly-minted chair of a congressional antitrust committee calls you out, it’s probably time to start worrying. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline has called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into Facebook’s behavior for potential antitrust violations, citing TechCrunch’s own reporting that the company collected data on teens through a secret paid program among many other scandals. “After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alter...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, House, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Democratic Party, Cicilline, David N Cicilline


Apple’s Plans To Compete In Hollywood Are Becoming Clearer

Apple didn’t need stars before, but it needs them now. Although the company was the first publicly traded American firm to be valued above $1 trillion, its most recent earnings report showed flat profits and falling revenue. So the plan now is not only to sell devices, but to fill them with content. That has led the company into the alien territory of Hollywood, where local customs can clash with Silicon Valley folkways. – The New York Times
Tags: Apple, Art, Hollywood, Media, Silicon Valley, 03.17.19


Why Comma.ai, Maker of Self-Driving Tech, is Moving to San Diego

Tech salaries may not be as high outside of Silicon Valley, but neither is the cost of operating a business—or the cost of living.San Diego’s startup community has rejoiced in recent months as massive companies that employ thousands of engineers—including Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and the tech arm of Walmart (NYSE: WMT)—have announced expansions in the region.Local entrepreneurs hope that investment will make other tech businesses, including early-stage companies, more comfor...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Palo Alto, Software, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Self-driving Cars, George Hotz, Aapl, Ashlee Vance


Founders Fund investors in Tibber, a Norwegian AI to smartly manage energy

You probably have one electricity supplier for your house. But these days the average household could probably buy form several such companies, it just can’t easily access the market place of possible suppliers. Wouldn’t it be smarter in you had an AI in your house which could purchase energy from these producers, including those within the local grid, at the best prices and at the best time of day? That’s what the Tibber startup does in Norway, and it’s just raised a $12M Series A funding from ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Apps, Europe, Sweden, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Norway, Founders Fund, Nordics, Tiber, Spotify Facebook, Tibber


The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who was in a relationship with Elizabeth Holmes and now faces criminal charges

Throughout the saga of Theranos, the now-shuttered blood testing company that came under fire in 2015 over the accuracy of its blood tests, one of the company's key executives stayed away from the spotlight.  Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood" John Carreyrou found that Theranos president Sunny Balwani was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes during the time he was at the company. Balwani and Holmes confirmed their relation...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Hbo, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Beijing, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Rupert Murdoch, Lotus, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Doj


A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains (GOOGL)

Shilpa Gulati leads Waymo's Behavior Prediction team. The India-born engineer works on perfecting Waymo's robot brains. Her inspiration was reading Isaac Asimov's legendary robot stories when she was 12 years old. Editor's note: Business Insider has been talking with Waymo employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. What we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Alphabet, Waymo's parent company. This is the latest profile in the series. To read the other...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Silicon Valley, Jupiter, Bosch, Phoenix, University of Texas Austin, Isaac Asimov, Asimov, Gulati, GOOGL


App Annie, one of Silicon Valley's most popular tools for measuring an app's success, crosses a $100 million milestone and unveils a product to launch another wave of growth

On Tuesday, app data platform App Annie announced it crossed $100 million in annual recurring revenue. It also launched a new product called Mobile Web intelligence, which allows customers to see mobile web and app metrics side by side. App Annie plans to continue investing in research and development, and to aim for an M&A, an IPO or private equity in two to three years. After some internal changes to the company culture, App Annie, a quickly-growing app platform that is often cited in Ap...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Japan, Americas, Trends, Silicon Valley, Annie, App Annie, Krantz, Danielle Levitas, Ted Krantz, Business Insider App Annie, Europe Krantz


Simulations, SAFEs, and China beats America in AI patents

Editor’s Note The most consistent feedback we have gotten from Extra Crunch members is that I write too much, and the Daily emails are too long for mortals (and apparently my mother) to read. This is great feedback: a huge focus for Extra Crunch is to create signal from noise. To that end, we are experimenting with a new format of the Daily starting today that’s focused on keeping you up-to-date on Extra Crunch, as well as broadening your perspective outside the Silicon Valley bubble. Have ques...
Tags: Japan, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, National Health Service, Silicon Valley, Qualcomm, Lucas Matney, The Matrix, Getty Images China, Eric Peckham, Hiroshi Watanabe


US Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Department of Energy disclosed details on Monday of one of the most expensive computers being built: a $500 million machine based on Intel and Cray technology that may become crucial in a high-stakes technology race between the United States and China (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). The supercomputer, called Aurora, is a retooling of a development effort first announced in 2015 and is scheduled to be deliver...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Intel, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Department Of Energy, Aurora, Cray, Argonne National Laboratory


Ahead of Streaming Launch, Apple's Iron-Clad Secrecy Is Reportedly Stressing Out Hollywood

With the imminent arrival of Apple’s new streaming video service scheduled for next week, the tech giant is on the cusp adding content creator to its traditional hardware-making and app store-managing duties. However, in an effort to stock its upcoming service with shows, it seems Apple’s secretive Silicon Valley-esque…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Science, Apple TV, Silicon Valley, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Subscription Video, Apple Streaming Video, Does Apple Need To Play Nice


Theranos and the cult of personality in science and tech

Elizabeth Holmes was a chemical engineering student who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos: a silicon-valley start-up company that, at one point, was valued at US$9 billion. Her plan was to be another Steve Jobs and, for a while, it looked like that would happen. She made the cover of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, and even Glamour, wearing black polo-neck shirts and was touted as being the next big thing. Former President Clinton was a fan. Former Secretary-of-State George Schultz was a...
Tags: Apple, Books, Technology, Featured, Law, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Defense, US, Fraud, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Biotechnology, Theranos, Clinton


Tech mafia: In Silicon Valley’s tightknit club, success typically hinges on whom you know

Employees of tech startups frequently leave the companies once they have been enriched by their firms’ initial public offerings. Then networks of alumni from these companies — called mafias — support their peers’ new businesses with hiring, advice and money.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Silicon Valley


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeat, study finds

The Apple Watch is able to detect irregular patterns in a person’s heartbeat, according to a new study, in a boost for the company’s ambitions to deploy wearable technology in the healthcare industry. Researchers leading the study, which was funded by Apple and involved over 400,000 Apple Watch users, looked to screen and detect atrial fibrillation - a common form of irregular heartbeat. Around 2000 participants received notifications from their smartwatches of an irregular heart beat. Researche...
Tags: Apple, UK, News, NHS, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Apple Watch, Stanford University, American College of Cardiology, Marco Perez, EOA


Facebook is on the lookout for foreign spies trying to infiltrate the company (FB)

Facebook is on the lookout for foreign spies that might try to infiltrate its workforce. Recent allegations of industrial theft involving Huawei and Chinese employees at Apple have highlighted the potential risk to tech companies of state-sponsored corporate espionage. Business Insider has published a 5,000-word investigation into Facebook's global security team. On a day-to-day basis, Facebook's security team has its hands full dealing with the hoards of people that turn up at the company's ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Signal, Business Insider, FB, Nick Lovrien, Lovrien, Chinese Apple


Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, along with guest Anu Duggal, the founder of Female Founders Fund, the team discussed Uber’s impending IPO, Q1’s IPO pace, Stash’s raise and more changes at Y Combinator ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Equity, Female Founders Fund, Stash, Alex Wilhelm, Reuters, Zola, Connie Loizos, ANU, Equity podcast, Crunchbase News


Stanford scientists just gave us an unprecedented look at how well the Apple Watch detects heart problems (AAPL)

Two months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company's "greatest contribution to mankind" would be in health. A new study led by Stanford researchers provides a glimpse at how that vision is beginning to take shape. The preliminary analysis suggests that the Apple Watch can accurately detect some heart problems. But there are caveats. For one, the study didn't include the most recent Apple Watch, which has an extra feature that helps detect heart problems. The study looked at whether the watch ...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, Trends, Tim Cook, Food And Drug Administration, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Apple Watch, Stanford University, Aapl, American College of Cardiology, Facebook Google, Stanford School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Atrial, Larry Husten



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