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Natural Language Processing Tech Startup Primer Raises $110 Million

By Jane Lanhee LeeOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Primer, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a natural language processing platform used by U.S....
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‘It’s Going To Take A Bit’: Lodi Cyclist Planning Cross-Country Bike Ride For Good Causes

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Tesla backs vision-only approach to autonomy using powerful supercomputer

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing a neural network training computer called ‘Dojo’ since at least 2019. Musk says Dojo will be able to process vast amounts of video data to achieve vision-only autonomous driving. While Dojo itself is still in development, Tesla today revealed a new supercomputer that will serve as a development prototype version of what Dojo will ultimately offer.  At the 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition on Monday, Tesla’s head of AI, Andrej Karpa...
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How the LGBTQ+ Community Got a Brand That Incites Pride and a Sense of Belonging

On a breezy night in the summer of 1978, 30 volunteers packed into the attic floor of the San Francisco Gay Community Center. Under the watchful eye of activist Gilbert Baker, people began dunking strips of cotton canvas into barrels filled with dye and salted water. Once they'd finished washing and drying the fabric, the...
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21 attorneys general oppose USPS plan to delay first-class mail, warning 4 to 5-day delivery times could have 'significant' impact on mail-in ballots

VENTNOR CITY, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 13: A USPS worker wearing a mask puts envelopes in a mailbox while driving past as the state of New Jersey continues Stage 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 13, 2020 in Ventnor City, New Jersey. Stage 2, allows moderate-risk activities to resume which includes pools, youth day camps and certain sports practices. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Attorneys general from 21 states issued a statement opposing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington Post, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, US Postal Service, Usps, New Jersey, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Postal Regulatory Commission


San Francisco brothers set a California record with dizzying highline stunt

Moises and Daniel Monterrubio walked a 2,800-foot line above 1,600-foot gulleys in Yosemite national parkTwo brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite national park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.Earlier this month, they and a group of friends spent nearly a week stringing a single, 2,800-foot (853-meter)-long line from Taft Point west across a series of gulleys that drop 1,600 feet (488 meters). Continue re...
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As independent redistricting shows, changing rules can change outcomes

The conflict du jour in Washington these days is the sweeping Democratic bill — passed by the House but hung up in the Senate — to overhaul voting procedures. The legislation would supersede widely varying state-level voting laws and is needed, President Joe Biden and other Democratic figures contend, to counteract voter suppression in Republican-dominated states. Republicans counter that the Democrats are less interested in protecting voters’ rights than in changing procedures to enhance Democr...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, House, John, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Orange County


The Station: Waymo nabs more capital, Cruise taps a $5B credit line and hints about Argo’s future

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. A few Extra Crunch items highlight before we jump into things. This week, we published an interview with Refraction AI co-founder and CTO Matthew Johnson-Roberson as part of an ongo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, China, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Cruise


Tabby Buy Now Pay Later #Dubai Fintech Gets Debt Financing for Expansion - Bloomberg

A Dubai-based buy-now, pay-later company secured one of the largest debt facilities for a fintech startup in the Middle East and North Africa.Underscoring the growing interest from international investors in the regional fintech sector, Silicon Valley-based Partners for Growth will provide $50 million in debt financing to tabby to help expand its business. The size of the facility may increase as the company becomes larger over time, according to a statement. “tabby is one of the faste...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Australia, San Francisco, Adidas, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Arbor Ventures, Tamara, Mena, North Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hambrecht Quist


Houses are selling in just 6 days on average in a red-hot market, and just 3 days in some Midwest cities, an industry report says

Homes are typically taking just six days to be sold nationwide in a "red-hot" market. Getty Images US houses sold in an average of six days in May, one day shorter than in April, a Zillow report said. House prices rose 1.7% from April amid a shortage of new listings and high demand. The housing market is one of the hottest in history. See more stories on Insider's business page. Houses are selling quicker than ever before in the US, according to a report by real-estate site Zillow.Ne...
Tags: Florida, Texas, US, San Francisco, Trends, House, San Jose, Zillow, Columbus, Midwest, Cincinnati Kansas City, Anna Cooban


Alexander: Karma was good to Jon Rahm at U.S. Open

Jon Rahm pumps his fist after making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Jon Rahm reacts to making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Jon Rahm, of Spain, kisses the champions trophy fo...
Tags: Nbc, Sports, San Francisco, Spain, Sport, Karma, Soccer, South Africa, Nick Faldo, Golf, Tiger Woods, San Diego, Brooks Koepka, Padraig Harrington, Seve Ballesteros, Alexander


Alexander: Karma was good to Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm pumps his fist after making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Jon Rahm reacts to making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Jon Rahm, of Spain, kisses the champions trophy fo...
Tags: Nbc, Sports, San Francisco, Spain, Sport, Karma, Soccer, South Africa, Nick Faldo, Golf, Tiger Woods, San Diego, Brooks Koepka, Padraig Harrington, Seve Ballesteros, Alexander


Korda wins but Leona Maguire shows Major potential with closing 66

Leona Maguire of Ireland putts for eagle to force a playoff on the 18th green during the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club on June 20, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Leona Maguire heads to this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA with a spring in her step after she forced wor...
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Michigan, Maguire, Nelly, Chun, LPGA, Grand Rapids Michigan, Cavan, Leona, Andreas Athanasiou, CME Globe, Anna Nordqvist, Leona Maguire


LA County posts 258 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 20, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,618 cases and 24,441 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 213 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 219 on Saturday. There were 45 COVI...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Los Angeles County


Flores Homers Twice, Giants Rout Phillies 11-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores had four hits, including two of San Francisco’s four home runs, and the Giants routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford hit his 16th homer and Mike Yastrzemski combined with Flores for consecutive homers in the first off Zach Eflin (2-6). San Francisco has 107 home runs, tied with Toronto for the major league lead. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 20: Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants and Brandon Crawford #35 celebrate after the ga...
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As Lockdowns End, Some Want to Continue Working From Inside Their Vans

During the lockdowns I edited dozens of Slashdot posts from the front-passenger seat of my car (using a cellphone for a mobile hotspot). But according to CNBC, I wasn't the only person working from a vehicle... When Erica Horn received a work email in May 2020 saying her company would be fully remote for the next year, she knew right away it was time to live out her long-held dream of living out of a van... Horn is not alone. Many workers with jobs that let them work remotely during the pandem...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Rock, Cnbc, Horn, Fong, Erica Horn, Kenzo Fong


All Nippon Airways’ first flight in world using microalgae ASTM certified fuel

Another world first just happened! All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, took another step forward in advancing its leadership in sustainability, operating a regularly scheduled commercial domestic flight utilizing sustainable aviation fuel made from microalgae, blended with traditional jet fuel. Yes, SAF made from microalgae. And it was the first flight in the world to use SAF certified to meet ASTM D7566 Annex7 jet fuel specifications. In today’s Digest, how LanzaTech and Neste i...
Tags: Japan, Texas, San Francisco, United States, Top Stories, Houston, North America, Boeing, LanzaTech, ESG, Neste, SAF, Ana, Sas, Microalgae, Tokyo Haneda


Buster Posey and the Giants Refuse to Fade Away

San Francisco’s dynastic threesome of Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt is enjoying every second (and every hug) of what...
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Brothers Set Record Crossing Large Gap in Park on a Highline

Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Phillies Roll Through Giants 13-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rhys Hoskins broke out of a 2 for 40 slump with a pair of home runs and a career-best six RBIs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 13-6 on Saturday. Ronald Torreyes also homered and drove in three runs as the Phillies won at San Francisco for the second time in nine games since 2018. Bryce Harper doubled and scored. Alec Bohm had three of Philadelphia’s 16 hits and had two RBIs. Brandon Belt and Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. There w...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Wood, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco California, Phillies, Howard, Luke Williams, Sánchez


Californians Fete First Federally Recognized Juneteenth With Street Parades, Festivals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — For two decades, Sacramento’s Black community has organized a Juneteenth festival to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration features a parade, talent show, food and health fair, and even a golf tournament. It’s a meaningful undertaking for Gary Simon, executive director of the event, but this year’s Juneteenth carried even more significance for him. “This is the first Juneteenth where it’s being recognized nationally and socially, by ...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Joe Biden, United States, Black, Simon, Inglewood, Galveston Texas, Sacramento Calif, Santa Clara County, Darrell Steinberg, Leimert Park


LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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Webinar on HARO and SmallBizAid Live Event Both Happen this Week

Do you want to know how to get publicity for your small business? Retired reporter and trend watcher Alex Yong will bring his expertise along with Help a Reporter Out (H.A.R.O.) to show you how you can get your small business featured in the local news or on a major website. By giving your business the most media opportunities possible, you can get more eyes on your company. Attend this free webinar to find out how. Click on the red button and register now to attend the webinar on Jun 23, 2021...
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Flight attendants describe 'unprecedented' violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart 7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went t...
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How friendly is California to families?

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards of geographic locations, noting that these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities did fairly well in a recent ranking of family-friendly places to live, including two of the top three — Fremont and Irvine. But the statewide grade overall was just average. Source: WalletHub analyzed 48 economic and demographic factors to create relative scores for 182 cities in five key criteria — family fun, health and safety,...
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Leona storms three clear in Grand Rapids with stunning 64

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - JUNE 18: Leona Maguire of Ireland watches her drive on the third hole during round two of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club on June 17, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Leona Maguire came back from a mid-round wobble and finished eagle-birdie to blast an e...
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Kapler Beats Former Team As Giants Defeat Phillies 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto struck out five in six uneven innings, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Friday night. LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Giants won in manager Gabe Kapler’s first game against his former team. Kapler was fired in 2019 after two seasons as the Phillies’ manager. San Francisco has won five straight, 17 of 23 and is a majors-best 45-25. “I feel that we’re more united, that we’re gett...
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Comment on any-kind-of-fruit galette by San Francisco

In reply to JP. Yes, it was delicious! We’d love to share this recipe with our car detailing clients in San Francisco!


Shareholder Votes And Lawsuits Add Pressure, But It’s The Market That Will Drive Oil Giants To Change

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. From news reports, it might sound like the fossil fuel industry is on the defensive after a landmark court ruling and two votes challenging the industry’s resistance to curbing its greenhouse gas emissions. But how much power do decisions like these really carry when it comes to pressuring the industry to change? As an academic who studies climate finance and is familiar with climate litigation, I think there’s...
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Only one U.S. city saw a bigger pandemic exodus than San Francisco

San Francisco saw the second largest population decline of all major cities in the U.S....
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