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Tech startups have a new 'exit' strategy. Why private equity firms have started plowing billions into acquiring startups.

Among startups that don't fail, most are acquired instead of going public. Although most startups that are acquired are still purchased by other independent companies, a growing number and proportion are being snatched up by private equity firms. In the past, private equity firms were largely considered bottom feeders, buying up companies on the cheap for their cash flow, but increasingly, they're buying companies with the intent to help them grow or to combine them with other startups to reac...
Tags: Europe, La, Ipo, Softbank, US, Trends, University of Florida, Casper, North America, Berkeley, Petsmart, Flint, Foote, Napier, PitchBook, Santa Clara University


California does the two-step on adding more taxes

One of the reasons it’s more expensive to live in California than in Texas is that in Texas, the two-step is a dance, while in California, the two-step is a  trick to raise your taxes. We’re seeing it now with Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot. This measure authorizes the state to borrow $15 billion from investors by issuing bonds. The money, which is said to be urgently needed for schools, will be paid back with interest from the state’s general fund. Proposition 13 doesn’t appear to authori...
Tags: Texas, California, Opinion, Senate, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Berkeley, San Diego County, UC Berkeley, ACA, Assembly, SCA, Dehesa


Sabrina Ionescu notches 25th triple-double in Stephen Curry's daughters' first women's game

Sabrina Ionescu returned to play near her hometown Friday night and notched her 25th career triple-double in front of elite company. Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and his daughters, Riley and Ryan, were in attendance and met with Ionescu after No. 3 Oregon's 93-61 victory over Cal in Berkeley. The triple-double queen extended her record with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists on 7-of-9 shooting.
Tags: News, Oregon, Berkeley, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Riley, Ryan, Cal, Ionescu, Sabrina Ionescu


Private equity firms, once dismissed as startup 'bottom feeders', are now among the top buyers of tech startups. Here's why Silicon Valley has fallen in love with PE.

Among startups that don't fail, most are acquired instead of going public. Although most startups that are acquired are still purchased by other independent companies, a growing number and proportion are being snatched up by private equity firms. In the past, private equity firms were largely considered bottom feeders, buying up companies on the cheap for their cash flow, but increasingly, they're buying companies with the intent to help them grow or to combine them with other startups to reac...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, La, Ipo, Softbank, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, University of Florida, Casper, North America, Berkeley, Petsmart, Flint, Foote, Napier


Photo Flash: Culture Clash Retrusn to Berkeley Rep with CULTURE CLASH (STILL) IN AMERICA

Bay Area natives and provocateurs,Culture Clash, returnto Berkeley Rep with their latest production,Culture ClashStill in America. The play, written and performed byCulture Clashand directed by Obie Award winnerLisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Berkeley, Bay Area, Peterson, BWW News Desk, Berkeley Rep


Housing crisis: Berkeley law would put renters first

The mayor of Berkeley, California, proposed a new housing policy Thursday aimed at giving renters first dibs when a property goes up for sale, as the state battles a severe housing shortage and homelessness that Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared his top priority. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin announced a proposed ordinance to give renters "the first refusal and right to purchase" when their apartment buildings or rented homes are put on the market. Berkeley's city council will vote on the idea la...
Tags: News, Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Berkeley California, Jesse Arreguin


This Could Be The Berkeley Public Library’s Most Treasured Collection

“The Berkeley Tool Lending Library is one of the Bay Area’s great public gifts, a free-to-use service for Berkeley residents looking for anything from saws to ladders to a hard-to-find screwdriver. You’d think a repository of free tools, some very expensive, would disappear frequently, but supervising librarian Dan Beringhele says theft is rare. It’s just that beloved.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Words, Berkeley, Audience, Bay Area, Berkeley Public Library, 02.16.20, Berkeley Tool Lending Library, Dan Beringhele


Photo: First Look at the Art For Avett Brothers Musical SWEPT AWAY

The new musical Swept Away, featuring the music of The Avett Brothers, will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep this summer, beginning performances on June 14, starring John Gallagher, Jr. and Stark Sands. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, John Gallagher Jr, Berkeley, Avett Brothers, BWW News Desk, Avett Brothers Musical


TubeMogul execs launch Arize AI for AI observability

A new startup called Arize AI is building what it calls a real-time analytics platform for “observability” in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company is led by CEO Jason Lopatecki, who has also served as chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at TubeMogul, the video ad company acquired by Adobe. TubeMogul’s co-founder and former CEO Brett Wilson is an investor and board member. While Arize AI is only coming out of stealth today, it’s already raised $4 million in fu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Tech, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Tubemogul, Berkeley, Foundation Capital, Trinity Ventures, Wilson, EECS, Brett Wilson, Arize, Jason Lopatecki, Arize AI


TubeMogul execs launch Arize AI for AI troubleshooting

A new startup called Arize AI is building what it calls a real-time analytics platform for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company is led by CEO Jason Lopatecki, who has also served as chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at TubeMogul, the video ad company acquired by Adobe. TubeMogul’s co-founder and former CEO Brett Wilson is also an investor and board member. While Arize AI is only coming out of stealth today, it’s already raised $4 million in funding led by F...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Tech, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Tubemogul, Berkeley, Foundation Capital, Trinity Ventures, Wilson, EECS, Brett Wilson, Arize, Jason Lopatecki, Arize AI


TubeMogul, Uber alums launch Arize AI for AI observability

A new startup called Arize AI is building what it calls a real-time analytics platform for “observability” in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company is led by CEO Jason Lopatecki, who has also served as chief strategy officer and chief innovation officer at TubeMogul, the video ad company acquired by Adobe. TubeMogul’s co-founder and former CEO Brett Wilson is an investor and board member. While Arize AI is only coming out of stealth today, it has already raised $4 million ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Tech, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Tubemogul, Berkeley, Foundation Capital, Trinity Ventures, Wilson, EECS, Brett Wilson, Arize, Jason Lopatecki, Arize AI


Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from SETI survey of Milky Way

Breakthrough Listen, based at UC Berkeley, announced its second major release of SETI data: a radio survey of the plane of the Milky Way and the galactic center. The public is urged to search the data for signals from intelligent civilizations. A former Berkeley undergraduate initiated the analysis by looking at emissions from 20 nearby stars that could see Earth transiting our sun. The VLA also signed on to capture radio data for SETI.
Tags: Science, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Seti, VLA


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Fiddler Labs, SRI and Berkeley experts open up the black box of machine learning at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

As AI permeates the home, work, and public life, it’s increasingly important to be able to understand why and how it makes its decisions. Explainable AI isn’t just a matter of hitting a switch, though; Experts from UC Berkeley, SRI, and Fiddler Labs will discuss how we should go about it on stage at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3. What does explainability really mean? Do we need to start from scratch? How do we avoid exposing proprietary data and methods? Will there be a performance hit?...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Berkeley, SRI International, Karen Myers, Facebook Pinterest Twitter, Trevor Darrell, Krishna Gade, UC Berkeley SRI, Berkeley s Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Center, Startup Demo Packages Left


Rise to Shine Again

Mezze Sampler Ful Medames Baba Ganoush Soup Du Jour Kofta (meatballs with allspice, cumin, mint, cilantro, onion, and olive oi) Saha Yellow Curry (aeasonal vegetables, wild mushrooms, tofu,  rice or quinoa) Bastilla (almonds, onions, parsley, spices wrapped in phyllo and baked with powdered sugar garnish) Wild Mushroom Knaffe (wild mushrooms, shredded phyllo, vegan cream cheese, coconut-chermoula-chipotle sauce) Ya Mama (roasted seasonal fruit, date & almond marzipan, and dark chocola...
Tags: Review, California, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Restaurant, Baking, Berkeley, Vegan, Fine Dining, Sutter Street San Francisco CA, Saha, Bastilla, Hotel Carlton, Mohamed Aboghanem, Aboghanem


Trump’s De-Polarizing Architecture Plan

Why a conservative initiative on public architecture might be good for American institutions.
Tags: News, Senate, Architecture, United States, Republican Party, Berkeley, University Of California, Trump, Democratic Party, Levin, Yuval, United States Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, Donald J, Executive Orders and Memorandums


Students: Score $50 tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

Are you a student enthralled by robots and the AI that powers them? Do you live within striking distance of UC Berkeley? Ready to learn from the greatest minds and makers in the field? Then we want you at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020 on March 3 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. We’re investing in the next generation of makers by making our day-long conference super-affordable. Buy your $50 student pass right here. If you’re not familiar with our Robotics/AI session, listen up. It’s a full day...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Technology, Articles, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cybernetics, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Eric Migicovsky, Kelly Chen, Stuart Russell, Joshua Wilson, Scott Phoenix


The U.S. Government Is Quarantining More Than 800 Americans. Here’s Why That Very Rarely Happens

A typical room has a ceiling fan, striped wallpaper and floral curtains. Above a neatly made bed is a chintzy print showcasing a cobblestone alley. In communal areas, residents have space to watch big-screen TVs or throw around a football or read a book under a tree, and the U.S. Marshals Service is providing security. Such are the conditions at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif., where 195 people are subject to the first mandatory quarantine orders issued by the Centers...
Tags: Asia, New York, News, California, Cdc, China, Africa, Uncategorized, America, Department Of Defense, Beijing, Aclu, Columbia University, Berkeley, Riverside County, Hubei


Self Compassion: The Secret to Keeping the Promises You Make to Yourself

It is not just at the beginning of a new year that people promise themselves to do better. I rarely make New Year’s resolutions. But there are always times during the year when I think about something I just said or did, or didn’t do, and say to myself, “Self, you have got to do better.”  But how? My natural inclination is to berate myself. I’ll give you a trivial example. Sometimes I carelessly do something that costs me money. At the supermarket, for instance, I pick up a yogurt that I ...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, Self-talk, Berkeley, New Year's, Self-compassion, Self-worth, Brene Brown, Chen, Kristin Neff, Serena Chen, Neff, Breines


Disney Apologizes After California Elementary School Gets Billed for Showing The Lion King

(BERKELEY, Calif.) — The Walt Disney Co. has apologized to a California school that was charged a $250 licensing fee after showing the company’s 2019 remake of “The Lion King” during a fundraiser. Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley was billed by Movie Licensing USA on behalf of Disney for “illegally screening” the film at a “parent’s night out” event that raised $800 last year, KPIX-TV reported Thursday. Since the school did not have a license with Disney, it was asked to pay $250. PTA Presid...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Disney, Companies, Iger, Berkeley, Rose, KPIX, Bob Iger, KPIX TV, David Rose, Overnight, Onetime, Emerson Elementary School, Movie Licensing USA


UCLA women focusing on a full 40 minutes at Stanford

The Bruins were humiliated. Arizona had not only outplayed and outsmarted them for all four quarters, but had completely and utterly destroyed UCLA in a 92-66 drubbing last Friday night. It was the Bruins’ second loss this season and it was ugly. Senior point guard Japreece Dean finished with two points from the foul line and was 0 of 11 from the field. While the Wildcats, who were ranked No. 16, led by as much as 31 in the fourth quarter, the final score marked UCLA’s worst Pac-12 loss in nearl...
Tags: California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Berkeley, Ucla, Bruins, Wildcats, Dean, Haas Pavilion, Maples Pavilion


Throwback Thursday

Here's a shot from summer of 1987 (32 years ago!). It's San Francisco, which explains why we're wearing jackets in July. A friend of ours from Washington, DC, was visiting and he took this photo. I think it's on the driveway (Science Circle) in front of City College. Mount Davidson is in the background. Walt (left) and Ken (right) in San Francisco, July 1987. I attended City College for a few semesters before transferring over to Berkeley to finish my undergrad degree. We had an apartment not ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, San Francisco, Washington Dc, Berkeley, Ken, City College, WCS, Walt, Throwback Thursday, San Francisco When, City College Mount Davidson


More about University of California diversity oaths

Details continue to emerge about the University of California’s use of mandatory diversity statements in faculty hiring (earlier here, etc.) In Berkeley life sciences hiring “diversity statements were used at the outset of searches to eliminate candidates.. … No matter how good your scholarship, if you didn’t pass the diversity [advocacy] cutoff (a score of 11 in the second search), you were toast.” [Jerry Coyne; John Cochrane] “UC Berkeley has publicized its rubric for assessing peoples’ diver...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, UC Davis, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, UC, University Of California, Ucla, National Institutes of Health NIH, Jerry Coyne, Bainbridge, Brian Leiter, Stephen Bainbridge, Colleges and Universities, Science And Scientists


New Colorful Dinnerware from Alice Waters + Heath Ceramics, All for a Good Cause

“When we first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, we used to buy vintage sets of Limoges china, which we had to hand wash at the restaurant (that lasted about a month!),” Alice Waters says. Over the years, as Chez Panisse established an international reputation and Alice Waters became known as a slow food pioneer, it was time for a bespoke approach to dinnerware. “I’m a neutral plate person, and I was looking for something that would harmonize with the food,” Alice says. “I didn’t imagine we could fin...
Tags: Books, Berkeley, Mugs, Alice, Bay Area, Tabletop, Plates, Dinnerware, Christina, Chez Panisse, Cathy, Heath, Sausalito CA, Limoges, Alice Waters, Christina Kim


The signs of unhealthy power dynamics in a relationship—and how to even them out

The balance of power in relationships is an ever-changing status that deserves to be carefully monitored and cared for.Negative balances of power can be defined by three different relationship dynamics: demand/withdrawal, distancer/pursuer and the fear/shame dynamic. Researchers have conducted several studies and come up with a list of questions that can help you determine if your relationship has a negative power imbalance. What is a “power imbalance” in a relationship? Thinking about where ...
Tags: Marriage, Maryland, Relationships, Love, Happiness, Communication, Compassion, Power, Empathy, Innovation, Berkeley, Self, John Gottman, University of Notre Dame, Theresa, Department of Psychology


Berkeley Law School Drops Boalt Name Over Racist Legacy

Thursday: It’s a rare move within the University of California. Also: The latest on a high-profile housing bill.
Tags: News, Berkeley, University Of California, Colleges and Universities, Berkeley Law School, Berkeley (Calif


Accused NorCal Rapist Pleads Not Guilty To 46 Charges; Case Moving Forward To Trial

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man accused of being the NorCal rapist pled not guilty to 46 felony charges in court on Wednesday. Roy Waller faces life in prison for a series of assaults that happened between 1991 and 2006. Judge Burger-Plavan ruled on Wednesday that there was enough evidence presenting in the preliminary hearing to proceed with a trial. Waller’s accusers say he broke into homes late at night or forced victims to withdraw money from ATMs. They say he bound his victims and assaulted th...
Tags: Crime, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Berkeley, University Of California, NorCal, Waller, NorCal Rapist, Roy Waller, Burger Plavan


California Bill Treats Suspects 19 And Younger As Juveniles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator wants people 19 and younger accused of crimes to be tried as juveniles. California’s current law says people ages 16 and 17 can only be tried as adults in certain circumstances. Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley, announced a bill on Tuesday that would raise the age at which people are automatically tried as adults to 20. Skinner said brain science research shows the part of the brain that inhibits impulses and enables organized, pla...
Tags: News, California, Local, California News, Ap, Berkeley, Morse, California Legislature, Sacramento Calif, Skinner, California District Attorneys Association, Sen Nancy Skinner, Larry Morse, Brian Richart, California Bill Treats Suspects


Associate Planner at City of Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

The City of Berkeley is currently seeking applications from highly qualified individuals for Associate Planner. This classification is located in the Land Use Planning Division of the Planning Department, in the Community Services & Administration Division in the Health, Housing & Community Services Department, in the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department, and in the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board.
Tags: Berkeley, Berkeley CA, Public Works Department, Planning Department, Transportation Division


4 days left to save $150 on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

The countdown to savings continues, and you have just four days left to score the best price on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020. Join 1,500 of the brightest minds and innovators in robotics and machine learning — technologists, founders, investors, engineers and researchers. Buy an early-bird ticket now before prices go up on January 31, and you’ll keep $150 in your pocket. Why spend more when you don’t have to? Get ready for a full day focused on the future of two technologies with t...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Olympics, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Emerging-technologies, Toyota Research Institute, James Kuffner, Stuart Russell