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The Station: Lucid Motors spy shot and the birth of an AV startup

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello again — or perhaps for the first time. This is Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch and your host here at The Station. This weekly newsletter will also be posted as an article after the weekend — that’s what you’re reading now. To get it first, subscribe for free. Please note that there will be not be a ne...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Uber, Elon Musk, New York, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Nigeria, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ceo, Cta


How a video game wunderkind promised a robot revolution that mesmerized SoftBank but went off the rails: The inside story of Zume Pizza

Zume Pizza, the pizza-making robotics startup, spent its early days pitching investors and the public on an AI-powered robotic revolution at the hands of its robot fleet. But the revolution hit a snag, and in January, Zume announced that it was permanently shuttering Zume Pizza, the robotics division of the company, and laying off roughly 360 employees across multiple offices. Now, Zume is looking to sustainable packaging to stay afloat as its cofounder and CEO Alex Garden struggles to right t...
Tags: Garden, Japan, Hbo, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Softbank, San Francisco, Trends, Zynga, Arizona, Xbox, Pizza Hut, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Seattle


Man killed in Tesla crash had complained about Autopilot

By Tom Krisher and Olga Rodriguez, The Associated Press An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X hit a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway had complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened. The complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the March, 2018 crash that killed engineer Walter Huang. The documents say Huang...
Tags: California, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, San Jose, Department Of Transportation, Walter, Ntsb, Highway 101, Huang, Rodriguez, California Department of Transportation


The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup

The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sidewalk delivery bot back to life. The secretive startup called Cartken was formed in fall 2019 after Google shuttered an internal program to develop a delivery robot — a move that was prompted by the tech giant’s decision to scale back efforts to compete with Amazon in shopping. Unlike Amazon, which acquired r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Technology, California, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, X, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Google Shopping


Small ventures, big impact: celebrating inspiring entrepreneurs

One of the ways Google supports and partners with entrepreneurs is by convening Google Business Groups. These are communities of business owners and professionals—including Google experts—that share knowledge, host workshops, run meet-ups and provide mentors to help businesses use Google technologies.  We love bringing these groups together to help entrepreneurs grow—and we love celebrating their success, too.  Each year, through the Google Business Groups “Stories Search,” we put a call out for...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Entrepreneurs, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mountain View, Kok, Google in Asia, Gene Seow, Google Business Groups, Kul Techno Lab


Nextdoor Post Isn’t Protected by Anti-SLAPP Law–Jeppson v. Ley

Nextdoor is a social networking service for neighborhoods. This case involves an unspecified neighborhood, somewhere on the west side of the LA basin, with 951 neighbors. The underlying dispute involves a triad of neighbors, Jeppson, the Leys, and Cates. Ley’s dog killed Jeppson’s cat, which led to a settlement agreement with a small payment and a non-disparagement agreement. Meanwhile, Jeppson wanted Cates’ tree trimmed to improve his ocean view, and their interactions led Cates to obtain a re...
Tags: Content Regulation


Waymo's head of design explains the challenges of creating an autonomous robot 'driver' (GOOGL)

YooJung Ahn is Waymo's head of design. She oversees the design of the Waymo "driver," a complicated merger of hardware, software, and user experiences.  She also helped designed the famous Firefly vehicle — the first clean-sheet, self-driving Google Car, unveiled in 2014. Ahn now works on Waymo's vehicles that are supplied by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Editor's note: Business Insider has been talking with Waymo employee...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Facebook, South Korea, US, Trends, Chicago, Arizona, Mountain View, Toyota, Lg, Fiat Chrysler, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ahn, Hongik University, GOOGL


Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Whitesnake Coming To Sacramento Area September

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two rock and roll powerhouses, Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Whitesnake, have announced a 2020 U.S. summer tour together and will be making a stop in the Sacramento area. The show is scheduled for Friday, September 18 at Toyota Amphitheater in Wheatland and will also feature the band Night Ranger. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. local time. Click here to buy tickets. The 30-city tour kicks off on July 9 in Florida and includes ...
Tags: Florida, News, Entertainment, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Mountain View, Chula Vista, Sammy Hagar, WHITESNAKE, David Coverdale, WHEATLAND, Toyota Amphitheater, Sammy Hagar & The Circle


Google I/O 2020 scheduled from May 12-14, Android 11 and more expected

Google, following the trend it follows every year, has set the I/O conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California this year too. The event will kick start on May 12th and go through until the 11th. At the conference, Google is expected to introduce Android 11 and updates to its products. Last year at the I/O Google introduced Android Q, after that it changed the name to Android 10, so we can expect Android 11 this year. Before the official announcement of Android 11, ...
Tags: Google, Android, News, Blogging, Mountain View, Sundar Pichai, Mountain View California, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Google IO 2020, Google IO 2020 date


Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Goldman Sachs says it won’t take startups public without at least one ‘diverse’ director; it should go further CEO David Solomon told CNBC that beginning this year, Goldman will no longer take companies public if they don’t have at least one “diverse” member on its board of directors. Some will, perhaps r...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, Berlin, Tech, Diversity, Mountain View, Goldman Sachs, Wikimedia, South Wales, Sonos, Goldman, Cnbc, Atlassian, Startup Alley, Alex Wilhelm, Bay Area


Layoffs hit Q&A startup Quora

Quora, a ten-year-old question-and-answer startup based in Mountain View, is laying off staff in its Bay Area and New York offices, the company’s CEO on the site today. Like other startup leaders being pushed by investors to focus more heavily on cashflow, CEO Adam D’Angelo wrote that the layoffs and “organizational changes” were being pursued in order to focus on “scaling the organization in a financially responsible way.” D’Angelo did not disclose the scale of the layoffs. Recode reported la...
Tags: TC, Layoffs, New York, Softbank, Tech, Mozilla, Quora, Peter Thiel, Mountain View, Bay Area, Angelo, Adam D Angelo, D Angelo


Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

Time is supposed to make technology better. The idea is simple: With more time, humans make newer, better technology and our lives improve. Except for when the opposite happens. Google is a good example of this. I’ve been harping on the matter for a while now. Google mobile search, in case you haven’t used it lately, is bad. It often returns bloated garbage that looks like a cross between new Yahoo and original Bing. Here’s how it butchered a search query for “Metallica” this morning: Rememb...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Yahoo, Okta, Opinion, Time, Tech, Metallica, Mountain View, Bing, Natasha Lomas


Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler's foot to ignoring people in distress

Security robots are being gradually adopted by some police departments and private companies, but there have been some recent hiccups. The robots are autonomous and are designed to patrol property and respond to perceived threats. Some robots, however, have been thwarted by obstacles like mall fountains, narrow sidewalks, and errant toddlers. Knightscope, one of the most popular companies making security robots, has maintained that the mishaps are outliers. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Abc, Nbc News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, Mountain View, Knightscope, Black Mirror, Cnbc, Cnet, Steve, Aoc, Stanford Shopping Center, HUNTINGTON


SoftBank and Zume had letter of intent in December for a funding deal that never happened, leaving the pizza tech startup no choice but to cut hundreds of jobs and give up on robots

SoftBank's Vision Fund has been rocked by the implosion of star portfolio company WeWork and the reverberations in the venture capital industry. Among the casualties is Zume, the pizza-making robotics startup that had received funding from SoftBank in 2018. According to a memo reviewed by Business Insider, Zume was in talks with SoftBank for another round of funding in late 2019, but the deal fell apart in December. The scrapped funding leaves Zume with about $150 million cash on hand, the mem...
Tags: Garden, Softbank, Trends, Arizona, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, WeWork, Louisiana, Signal, Business Insider, San Francisco Seattle, Dan Primack, Zume, Alex Garden, SoftBank Zume, Pivot Packaging


Rascal Flatts Set Oct. 2020 Date In Mountain View For Farewell Tour

MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS13) – Country megastars Rascal Flatts have announced the dates for their farewell tour. This year marks the band’s 20th anniversary, but the group announced on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday that it will be their last. When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter. As we head out on the Rascal Flatts Farewell – Life is A Highway Tour, there is no sadness. Just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings. pic.twi...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, San Diego, Cbs, Mountain View, Irvine, Rascal Flatts, Gary LeVox, Rascal Flatts Farewell Life, Indianapolis Head


Here are 9 answers to some of the internet's questions about Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is now a household name, representing technology, innovation and wealth.  But despite all the buzz around the Silicon Valley name, it turns out the internet has some basic questions about the Northern California region. Here are 9 answers to some of the top questions people are asking online about Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley has become much more than simply a nickname for a Northern California region. It's come to represent...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Texas, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Intel, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Atlantic


Toyota is building a tiny utopian prototype city filled with people, robots and AI

Toyota researches and tests robotics, material science, automated driving and alternative fuel technology in labs all around the world. Now the automaker is trying a new and far more ambitious project: build a prototype city on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fugi in Japan, where people will live and work amongst all of Toyota’s projects, including its autonomous e-Palette shuttles and robots. This won’t be another test site, Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda said Monday during a pres...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Japan, New York, London, Cars, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Denmark, Bjarke Ingels, Mountain View, Toyota, World Trade Center, Fuel Cells


VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week (Dec. 27)

Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote. Click on the newspaper ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Mountain View, Las Vegas, Villa Park, Briggs, High School Sports, Chung, Aztecs, McKee, Artesia, Hauck, High School Basketball, Southern California News Group


My doctor’s advice turned me into a Local Guide

A couple of years ago I turned 50, which seemed like the perfect time to visit our family doctor for a checkup. The verdict was: "You need more exercise, Jan." (Not really surprising for someone who has a desk job.)At first, I bought a decent bicycle and used it occasionally, but pretty soon those occasions started to decrease significantly. I also enjoy hiking in the countryside with my wife, but with two busy schedules to manage, that isn’t always possible.  During one of those hikes, ...
Tags: Google, Maps, California, Mountain View, Local Guide, Google in Europe, Jan Van Haver


Here's how Google has changed throughout the decade, from its quirky campus to its famous 'moonshots' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google was already a giant in the tech industry by the end of 2009, dominating in ad-search, video-sharing, and mobile operating systems.  The company was still famously eccentric, housing a dinosaur statue on its Googleplex campus and regularly tweaking its signature logo on the search page to celebrate different events.  But Google management looked very different: CEO Eric Schmidt presided over the company, as the company board thought the two young cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin nee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Htc, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Capitol Hill


37 students accepted to CS Research mentorship program

Computer science research addresses problems that affect all of our lives, from producing better flood forecasts to live captions and more. To ensure that CS research explores the issues that affect all communities, the researchers themselves need to be representative of those communities But in 2018, less than 25 percent of computer science PhD degrees in the United States were awarded to researchers from groups historically underrepresented in technology.As part of our efforts to broaden parti...
Tags: Google, Education, United States, Mountain View, Cornell University, Rachel, Society of Women Engineers, Diversity and Inclusion, Sloan Davis, CS Research, CS Research Mentorship Program CSRMP, Sam Steinberg, CS Research Mentorship Program


Stampli raises $25 million in Series B to bring AI to invoice management

Stampli, the Mountain View-based company looking to automate invoice management, has today announced the close of a $25 million Series B round. The funding round was led by SignalFire, with participation from existing investors such as Hillsven Capital, Bloomberg Beta, as well as new investors such as NextWorld Capital. Stampli launched in 2015 to build software specifically focused on invoice management. Part of the problem with invoice management is that many people in the organization proc...
Tags: Travel, TC, Mountain View, SignalFire, Eyal Feldman, Stampli, Hillsven Capital Bloomberg Beta, NextWorld Capital Stampli, UpWest Labs Bloomberg Beta


Truebill's CEO discovered he was being charged for a monthly security service at a house he didn't live in. Now his startup raised $15 million and is moving to DC.

Truebill, a financial management app that tracks spending, subscription charges, and credit scores, announced it raised $15 million in Series B funding on Wednesday. Truebill cofounder and CEO Haroon Mokhtarzada wanted to improve upon Mint, a popular budgeting app acquired by Intuit, when he realized he was being charged for a security service on a house he no longer lived in. Many other fintech startups specialize in a specific area of finances, like investments or savings, but don't offer a ...
Tags: Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Intuit, Fintech, Truebill, Mokhtarzada, Eldridge Industries, Haroon Mokhtarzada, Cota Capital Lucas Venture Group


Northwest Austin has historically been the Texas city's 'Silicon Valley,' and tech's biggest players are still pouring in. Here's what it's like in Austin's 'second downtown.'

The tech industry has a long history in Austin, Texas, and the city largely has its northwest sector to thank for that. In the 1970s, a handful of tech companies, like IBM and Texas Instruments, set up shop north of Downtown, helping to cement the northern region's status as a center of economic development. In the middle of Northwest Austin is the Domain, a complex that was once primarily retail-oriented. But within the past few years as the tech industry continues to grow in the capital city...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Nordstrom, Texas, Microsoft, Yahoo, US, Samsung, Trends, Austin, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Zara


TikTok is Mark Zuckerberg's worst nightmare and now it's reportedly poaching Facebook's employees too (FB)

TikTok recently opened an office in Mountain View, California, in a location formerly occupied by Facebook's messaging app WhatsApp. TikTok has hired more than two dozen employees from Facebook, along with staffers from Hulu, Apple, and Google, CNBC reports. In 2018, Facebook launched a video app called Lasso to directly compete with TikTok, which is estimated to have been downloaded fewer than 500,000 times, compared to TikTok's 500 million plus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, US, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Cnbc, Mountain View California, Facebook s Instagram, Lasso, Salvador Rodriguez, Verge Facebook, Bytedance, Hulu Apple


High school football: Friday’s scores, Oct. 11

Scores from the CIF-SS Week 7 high school football games Friday, Oct. 11. O.C. SCORES & STATS FOOTBALL SCORES Note: Several games were not played Friday for fire-related reasons. Games marked as ppd. were postponed and will be rescheduled; games marked as canceled will not be rescheduled. CIF-SS ALMONT LEAGUE Alhambra at Montebello San Gabriel at Bell Gardens Schurr at Keppel AMBASSADOR LEAGUE Aquinas at Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian Arrowhead Christian 50, Western Christian 20 Ontario Christia...
Tags: High School Football, High School Sports, Sports


Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company under Alphabet, has started creating 3D maps in some heavily trafficked sections of Los Angeles to better understand congestion there and determine if its self-driving vehicles would be a good fit in the city. For now, Waymo is bringing just three of its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to Los Angeles to map downtown and a section of Wilshire Boulevard known as Miracle Mile. Waymo employees will initially drive the vehicles to create 3D maps of ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Florida, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, AV, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Chrysler, Mountain View, Michigan


Two years after angry Silicon Valley locals chanted 'build a wall' to keep the homeless out, the city is reportedly cracking down on a growing RV camp outside Google's HQ (GOOG, GOOGL)

Staggering rent prices in Mountain View, California have forced some residents out of apartments or houses and into more temporary dwellings, like vans or RVs. Resentment from local homeowners has risen as the number of vehicles lining the streets continues to grow, and a "crackdown" on the city's homelessness has begun, according to a recent report.  The most immediate concern for those living in the motor homes and trailers was a recent vote by the Mountain View city council banning vehicles...
Tags: Google, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, San Jose, Signal, Mountain View California, Mountain View City Council


2 years after angry Silicon Valley locals chanted 'build a wall' to keep the homeless out, Mountain View is reportedly cracking down on a growing RV camp outside Google's HQ (GOOG, GOOGL)

Staggering rent prices in Mountain View, California have forced some residents out of apartments or houses and into more temporary dwellings, like vans or RVs. Resentment from local homeowners has risen as the number of vehicles lining the streets continues to grow, and a "crackdown" on the city's homelessness has begun, according to a recent report.  The most immediate concern for those living in the motor homes and trailers was a recent vote by the Mountain View city council banning vehicles...
Tags: Google, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, San Jose, Signal, Samsung Galaxy, Mountain View California, Mountain View City Council


Little kid, big campus: reporting live from Take Your Child to Work Day

It was the start of just another work day for thousands of Googlers at our headquarters in Mountain View. But for the hundreds of fidgeting kids lined up on the sidewalk at the Googleplex, a special day was about to begin. The sun was shining, the Kidz Bop was bopping, the bubbles (not that kind) were flowing. This year’s Take Your Child to Work Day at Google had officially arrived.Well, almost. As the minutes ticked by until the gates opened, I waited with Peri, our 6-year-old reporter (daughte...
Tags: Google, Mountain View, Youtuber, Peri, Kidz Bop, Working at Google