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What latency feels like on Google’s Stadia cloud gaming platform

After peppering Google employees with questions regarding Stadia’s latency, pricing and supported devices to mostly no avail, I got my hands on one of their new controllers and pressed play on the Doom Eternal gameplay they were showing off on a big-screen TV. Things started off pretty ugly. The frame rate dropped to a fast-paced PowerPoint presentation, the resolution dipped between 4K crispness and indecipherable blurriness and latency seemed to be as much as a half-second. As the Google em...
Tags: Google, TC, Gaming, Youtube, San Francisco, Tech, Sony, Mountain View, San Jose, Gpu, Phil Harrison, Stadia, GDC 2019, Google Stadia


Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics


A digital tax will deny Europeans new innovation and progress

A digital tax will deny Europeans new innovation and progress Bureaucrats at the European Union steadily struggle for tax harmonization among EU member states. Unfortunately, they do not seek to relieve these nations’ tax burden but rather to warn against “tax havens.” Along these  lines, last year the European Commission (EC) came up with the idea of a “digital tax.” In the name of pursuing the “fair taxation of the digital economy,” the EC made two propo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Yahoo, France, China, Religion, Eu, Spain, European Union, Taiwan, Mountain View, OECD, EC


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


This YC-backed startup preps Chinese students for US data jobs

In recent years, data analysts have gone from optional to a career that holds great promise, but demand for quantitative skills applied in business decisions has raced ahead of supply as college curriculum often lags behind the fast-changing workplace. CareerTu, a New York-based startup launched by a former marketing manager at Amazon, aims to close that talent gap. Think of it as Codecademy for digital marketing, data analytics, product design and a whole lot of other jobs that ask one to spot ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Y Combinator, Asia, New York, Education, China, US, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Mountain View, Social Network, Shopify


Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No. Is every company that makes a phones at least toying around with a folding model? Yes, probably. It’s tough to know from a series a crude drawings and technical details filed with the USPTO how seriously an individual company is taking these plans. Honestly, most companies are understandably most likely taking a wait and see approach to the tech. A new patent application spotted by Patently Mobile l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Mountain View, Huawei, Patent, Foldable, Folding


Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls “Reveal videos” – a way for creators to take both horizontal and vertical video in one shot from their mobile device. Video viewers can then twist their phone as the video plays to watch from a new perspective and see more of the sc...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Hollywood, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat, Fox, Mountain View, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lightspeed, Sxsw, Redwood City, Vincent Yang, Meg Whitman, Grenier, Stanford MBA


Flogging Molly preps for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Hollywood Palladium

Really, every day is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for Irish-American punk rock band Flogging Molly. Every time the band takes the stage the Guinness is flowing, whiskey is being shot, the music is loud and the crowd is dancing and rowdy. To commemorate the actual holiday this year on Sunday, March 17, the band, which originally formed in Los Angeles more than two decades ago, will take over the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Blvd. in L.A. and kick off the festivities early with a KROQ 106.7/FM...
Tags: Europe, Music, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jesus, Mountain View, Flogging Molly, King, Dave King, Southern California, Concerts, Molly Malone, Fort Lauderdale Florida


Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down amid a series of changes at the accelerator

Sam Altman, the well-known president of the prolific Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, is stepping down, the firm shared in a blog post on Friday. Altman is transitioning into a chairman role with other YC partners stepping up to take on his day-to-day responsibilities, as first reported by Axios. Sources tell TechCrunch YC has no succession plans. YC’s core program is currently led by chief executive officer Michael Seibel, who joined the firm as a part-time partner in 2013 and ass...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Articles, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, President, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Mountain View, Graham, Chairman, Advisor


A Waymo employee reveals what it's like to create the unique voice of self-driving cars (GOOGL)

Priscilla Knox is head of Waymo's Rider Support team. Her job is to oversee a 24/7 operation that deals with the issues passengers might have as they begin to experience truly driverless vehicles. Knox is also involved with Women of Waymo, an employee group seeking to bring more women into leadership positions. 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 jo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Texas, US, San Francisco, Trends, Maine, Washington Dc, Arizona, Chrysler, Silicon Valley, Knox, Mountain View, Levi, John Krafcik


Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley

THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelly will retire at the end of the 2019/20 season after 50 years in leadership. TWSV seeks a dynamic visionary leader who will bring a variety of theatre interests to TWSV. THEATREWORKS embraces a wide repertoire from the American cannon to new plays to musicals. TWSV is solid financially, well-managed with a board that is active an...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Newark, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Board of Trustees, Phil, Palo Alto Ca, Redwood City, Ma Rainey, Mountain View Center, Kelley


EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered “talent investor” that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, has raised a new fund of its own to continue scaling globally. The $115 million first close was led by a number of leading (mostly unnamed) institutional investors across the U.S., Europe and Asia, including new anchor LP Trusted Insight. A number of well-known European entrepreneurs also invested. They include Taavet Hinrikus (co-founder...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, London, Berlin, US, Tech, Paris, Reid Hoffman, Jk Rowling, SEC, Silicon Valley, Mountain View


Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups is too big for one Demo Day stage

Y Combinator has been steadily ushering in more and more startups into its classes, but this year the poll position accelerator is having to make some major logistical adjustments to accommodate just how massive its group of startups has become. YC has more than 200 startups in their winter 2019 batch (!!) By comparison, the spring 2018 group was just 132 teams. (For the statistically inclined, that’s at least a 51 percent increase batch-over-batch.) In order to accommodate this truly wild am...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, San Francisco, Tech, Mountain View, Yc, Sand Hill, Max Morse


Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto


Google Might Be Working On a New Smartwatch, Report Says

According to new job listings (first spotted by Android Police), it looks like Google may start building its own wearable devices. "A job listing posted two days ago on the Google Careers site calls for a Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables," reports Android Police. The description reads, "As the VP of Hardware Engineering for Wearables, you'll work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, and shipme...
Tags: Google, Tech, Mountain View, Google Hardware, Google Careers, Hardware Engineering for Wearables


The woman in charge of laying the groundwork for Waymo's self-driving taxis in cities across the US reveals why humility is key to the company's future (GOOGL)

Ellie Casson is Waymo's head of local policy. Her job is to work with local communities and governments to use Waymo's self-driving technology to solve problems. Casson's say her background in community organizing and her small-town upbringing help her make sure that Waymo bucks a Silicon Valley stereotype and stays humble. 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 t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, California, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Airbnb, Oakland, Morgan Stanley, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, Hampshire College, Dutchess County, GOOGL


Making audio more accessible with two new apps

The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2055, there will be 900 million people with hearing loss. We believe in the power of technology to help break down barriers and make life a little easier for everyone. Today, we’re introducing two new apps for Android designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. Bringing captions to conversations with Live Transcribe Dimitri Kanevsky is a research scientist at Google who has worked on speech recogn...
Tags: Google, Android, Accessibility, World Health Organization, Mountain View, Taipei, Pixel, Dimitri, Chet, Dimitri Kanevsky, Chet Gnegy, Gallaudet University the world


US accelerators are embracing Latin American startups — and it’s paying off

Before 2011, three of the top accelerators in the US, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Techstars, didn’t accept a single Latin American startup. 500 Startups was the first to pay attention to Latin America, launching its Mexico-based program in 2011 and receiving startups from Latin America in its Mountain View program early in 2012. Chilean startup Welcu and Argentine startup Wideo were the first Latin American startups to leap to the US by way of 500 Startups in 2012. Ever since Welcu pioneered...
Tags: Startups, Mexico, US, Mountain View, TechStars, Latin America, Contributors, Welcu


No Such Thing As A Free Meal? Employers May Be Prohibited From Offering Free Food To Workers

by Anet Drapalski and Melissa Shimizu, attorneys at Fisher Phillips As free meals have become the norm at technology companies, an unexpected byproduct of such a perk is the decreasing customer base for local restaurants. In an attempt to thwart this trend, Mountain View and San Francisco have proposed local rules and ordinances aimed at putting an end to employer-provided free meals. Might this trend soon affect your business? The Anti-Free Meal Campaign. The City of Mountain View recently p...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, San Francisco, Employee Benefits, Mountain View, Office Culture, Irs, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Planning Commission, Mountain View City Council, Thinking Aloud, San Francisco Mid Market, Fisher Phillips, Employee Welfare


Small Business Owners in NYC Struggling with $15 Minimum Wage

New York City hiked its minimum wage for the third time in three years on Jan. 1 and small business owners are struggling to adapt to the steadily increasing labor costs. NYC Minimum Wage New York City’s minimum wage rose to $15 an hour for all employers with more than 10 employees at the start of 2019. Small businesses have set about adapting to the increased labor costs by hiking prices, cutting jobs and benefits, and automating more of their operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Mon...
Tags: California, New York City, Sales, Brooklyn, Mountain View, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, SUNNYVALE, Trinity University, New York State Department of Labor, Small Business Owners, Publisher Channel Content, Small Business Operations, Agatha Kulaga, David Macpherson, William Even of Miami University


Google worker behind 'anti-diversity memo' claims role in censored Chinese Search engine

A Google worker fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” has claimed he was working on the company’s controversial Chinese search engine before he was sacked. James Damore, a computer engineer who whipped up a storm in Silicon Valley after claiming that the gender gap among technology workers was down to biological differences between men and women, said that he was one of the 100 workers working on the top secret Project Dragonfly. Google was forced to admit the existence of a censored Searc...
Tags: Google, News, Harvard University, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Julian Assange, Nlrb, Damore, James Damore


To automate bigger stores than Amazon, Standard Cognition buys Explorer.ai

Standard Cognition helps retail stores stand up to Jeff Bezos’ juggernaut. The $50 million-funded autonomous checkout startup is racing to equip bigger shops with scanless payment technology that lets customers walk out the door without ever stopping at a cashier. While Amazon Go opens its own 2,000 square foot boutiques, Standard Cognition is working on outfitting 20,000 square foot and larger drug stores and grocers. That led Standard Cognition to make its first acquisition, Explorer.ai. Why w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Ecommerce, Hardware, Developer, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Alexis Ohanian


A 'nonsense' valuation of $1 billion, a failed sale to Snap, and an investor fight: Inside Blippar's dramatic collapse

British augmented-reality startup Blippar once claimed to be a tech unicorn worth $1.5 billion. The company is best known for the Blippar app, which identified real-world objects and provided additional information. The company raised more than $130 million in investment funding but collapsed this week after burning through the cash and failing to raise more money. The startup's story is a cautionary tale of overblown expectations set by a charismatic CEO, a changing strategy, and the challeng...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, California, India, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Malaysia


Most likely to win the creativity contest: meet Jake, Pixel's biggest fan

One Bay Area boy is Pixel’s biggest fan. Using cardboard, markers and creativity, Jake Orchanian designed and built a Pixel 3 costume to wear for Halloween this year. Not only was his design astonishingly accurate—Android weather widget and all—but in addition to building his custom costume, Jake has also built out his life plan: he plans to go to college and work at Google someday.We recently invited Jake and his family to Google’s Mountain View campus, where Jake and I sat down to talk about d...
Tags: Google, Mountain View, Pixel, Max, Bay Area, Jake, Google Max, Jake Pixel, Jake Orchanian


After having to explain to Congress that Google doesn’t make the iPhone, Google’s CEO says it needs to talk with Washington more

In an interview after his appearance before Congress where he had to explain that Google doesn't make the iPhone, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that more conversations need to happen between Mountain View and Washington. “There needs to be deeper, different engagement than what happens today,” he said. The Google CEO also seemed open to revisiting which settings are turned on by default on Google's services, though he declined to get into specifics. When asked if Google would be broken up, he ...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Congress, Washington, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Tim Cook, Mountain View, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Sundar


US Senator Attacks Failure To Crack Down On Google's Ad Fraud Problems

Democrat Senator Mark Warner "says Google is profiting off advertising fraud and has no interest in addressing it," reports ZDNet -- and he's laying part of the blame on America's trade commissioners. Warner is just as mad about the FTC as he is about Google, claiming the FTC has failed to take action against the Mountain View-based company for more than two years since he and New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer first wrote the agency about Google's ad fraud problem. "The FTC's failure to ac...
Tags: Google, New York, US, America, Tech, Mountain View, Warner, Ftc, Mark Warner, Chuck Schumer, Zdnet, Sen Warner


Former USC defensive end Tim Rossovich dies at 72

Tim Rossovich, a former All-American defensive end at USC who went on to NFL and acting careers, has died. He was 72. The school said Rossovich died in Sacramento on Thursday following a long illness. Rossovich played for USC from 1965 to 1967 and earned consensus All-American honors when he co-captained the Trojans’ 1967 national championship team, the second of four titles under legendary coach John McKay. A tough lineman, Rossovich was part of a defensive unit that allowed only 84 points duri...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, NFL, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Philadelphia Eagles, College sports, Mountain View, Nevada County, Usc, Northern California, Rick, Fox Sports, Lauren, Jaime


JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music

India finally has its answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the startup it acquired earlier this year. The deal itself isn’t new — it was announced back in March — but it has reached its logical conclusion after two apps were merged to create a single entity, JioSaavn, which is valued at $1 billion. For the first time, India has a credible rival to global names like Spotify and Apple Music through the combination of a venture capital-funded business — Saavn...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, New York, China, India, Tech, Pandora, Alibaba, Tencent, Mountain View, Saavn, Rdio, Gaana, Times Internet, Reliance


Google ‘incognito’ search results still vary from person to person, DDG study finds

A study of Google search results by anti-tracking rival DuckDuckGo has suggested that escaping the so-called ‘filter bubble’ of personalized online searches is a perniciously hard problem for the put upon Internet consumer who just wants to carve out a little unbiased space online, free from the suggestive taint of algorithmic fingers. DDG reckons it’s not possible even for logged out users of Google search, who are also browsing in Incognito mode, to prevent their online activity from being ...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Obama, White House, US, Google Search, Tech, United States, Personalization, Mountain View, Cnbc, Presidential Election, Search Results, Duckduckgo, Trump


O’Dea runs over Mountain View, earns chance to repeat as Class 3A state football champs

The Fighting Irish rush for 412 yards to beat the Thunder 24-7 to advance to the Tacoma Dome where Metro rival Eastside Catholic awaits.
Tags: News, Sports, Mountain View, High School Sports, Metro, Tacoma Dome, O'Dea