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SXSW Pitch Finalist: Flugauto

Flugauto Co-Founders (left to right): Frank Noppel, CEO, Gerrit Becker, CCO, and Alexander Xydas, COO. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 27, 2020 A B2B tech company, Flugauto is developing a world-class UAV platform for aerial delivery of industrial cargo for the energy industry. For businesses that want to transport cargo, they offer the benefits of a helicopter, including speed and access to remote locations, but at the cost of ground transportation.They have an end-to-end solution, from oper...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Stanford, San Francisco, Startup, Earth, Austin, Middle East, Mobility, Mars, Sxsw, United States Europe, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups

Whicker: John Beilein the latest to learn that NBA, NCAA share little but leather

Nine months ago there was no more respected college basketball coach than John Beilein. Nine months from now you might be able to say the same thing. As of now, Beilein joins the battered list of those entranced, and capsized, by the NBA’s siren song. At 66 he ended his 12-year tour at Michigan to become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After they lost 40 of 54 games he walked away from the rest of his contract. Beilein and Michigan were in the 2013 and 2018 NCAA championship games. His pla...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Kentucky, Stanford, Sports, West Virginia, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, New Jersey, United Nations, Portland, Nba, Dallas, College sports

Andreessen Horowitz has backed Run The World, a startup with a timely offering: live online events

Every day, there’s another event-related cancellation owing to concern around the coronavirus. Just today Microsoft announced it will not have a presence at the Game Developers Conference in mid-March “out of an abundance of caution.” Facebook also said today that it is canceling its annual F8 conference scheduled for May over coronavirus-outbreak concerns. The last is a particularly big deal. F8 is by far the largest event that Facebook hosts every year, so it’s little wonder that it plans to h...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Video, Instagram, Microsoft, Social Networking, Stanford, China, Events, Tech, Taiwan, World, Chicago, Dubai, Venture Capital

James Currier, Sarah Nahm, Arun Mathew and Vlad Magdalin to speak at Early Stage SF

Early Stage SF goes down on April 28 and we are more excited than ever to introduce this brand new event to the community. The day-long event is meant to give early stage founders the chance to pick their own adventure, hearing from a wide variety of experts in fundraising, marketing and operations in a more intimate, Q&A-centered environment. Unlike our other events, which usually center around a single, large stage, Early Stage will feature speakers in breakout rooms fit for ~100 people, who w...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Sarah, Accel, James Currier, Kabam, Jiff, Currier, Webflow, Arun Mathew, Sarah Nahm

UCLA women need to fix slow-start issue during final homestand

LOS ANGELES — The ninth-ranked UCLA women’s basketball team has lost to unranked teams just twice this season. The first came in a double-overtime thriller at rival USC on Jan. 17, while the second came last weekend at Washington. Once again, UCLA opened a game unable to string together an effective run and fell behind by double digits in the first half. However, unlike their most recent come-from-behind wins, the Bruins couldn’t create enough momentum to dig out of the early hole against the Hu...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Close, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Las Vegas, Boulder

The CEO of Micron watched Cal's miraculous football victory over Stanford in 1982, which showed him why one must 'move fast, adapt fast' in tech (MU)

Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra is a UC Berkeley alumnus who was there when the school scored a stunning upset football victory over rival Stanford in 1982. The legendary game, featuring what is still referred to as "The Play," was one of the early high points of his journey as an immigrant from India — and his rise as a pioneering Silicon Valley chip industry technologist and executive. Mehrotra sat down with Business Insider for a look back on his career, starting with the game that he said taugh...
Tags: Stanford, India, NFL, Trends, Ubs, Sandisk, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Mehrotra, Berkeley, New Delhi, UC Berkeley, US Embassy, Micron, Western Digital, Bay Area

Takeaways: Runnin’ at Stanford

The Runnin' Utes nearly earned their first road win of the conference season and first true road game since winning in Reno all the way back in early November. Early in the game, Utah looked overmatched on the road, but fell just short to the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto. The Utes were down as much as 21 early in the game, and credit to them fighting back, but the road struggles will be one of the themes for this season.
Tags: Utah, News, Stanford, Reno, Stanford Cardinal, Runnin, Palo Alto The Utes

Read a list of the hidden biases women face during performance reviews, from a Stanford study that analyzed 125 evaluations and unearthed disturbing trends

A team of researchers at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research reviewed hundreds of performance reviews, where managers use different language to describe their male and female employees. Their findings show bias can have long-term consequences on women in the workplace. This includes everything from burnout to financial and career setbacks.  Career experts say solving these issues begins with having a clear criteria for evaluating employee performance.   Click here for...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Stanford University, Business Insider, Shark Tank, Neill, Robert Herjavec, Simard, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Clayman Institute, Caroline Simard, George Mason University s School of Business

Meet the 12 rising stars of autonomous vehicles building the future of self-driving cars and trucks

Meet the inaugural class of autonomous driving's rising stars. Business Insider's transportation team searched for the brightest young minds behind self-driving cars and trucks making significant strides in the fledgling industry despite — or in many cases thanks to — their relative youth. From drifting an autonomous DeLorean and modeling forest fires, to building ocean-exploring robots and winning international coding competitions, no rising star's background was the same. Dozens of nomination...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Australia, Stanford, Virginia, India, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Cruise, Ford, Arizona, Oxford, Belarus

A better way to detect underground water leaks

Stanford researchers propose a new way to locate water leaks within the tangle of aging pipes found beneath many cities. The improvement could save time, money and billions of gallons of water.
Tags: Science, Stanford

The life and rise of Kevin Systrom, Instagram's former CEO who shocked Facebook by quitting 6 years after selling his company to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion (FB)

Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010.  The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram grew out of Kevin Systrom's love of photography. The app, which has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Pope Francis, Vatican, Ben Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Fast Company, Kevin Systrom

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Praxis Labs

The Praxis Labs team, which uses research-backed VR learning experiences to improve outcomes of diversity and inclusion training. Left to right: Heather Shen, CTO; Melina Lopez, CPO; and Elise Smith, CEO The Forrest Four-Cast: February 25, 2020 As the saying goes: Before you judge a person, walk a mile in their shoes. One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Praxis Labs adds virtual reality to that concept and helps organizations increase inclusion and belonging in their workplaces.Praxis adv...
Tags: Startups, Gabrielle Union, Stanford, Startup, Diversity, Palo Alto, Cannes, Sxsw, Bay Area, Inclusion, Bryan, Stevenson, Palo Alto palo alto, Hugh Forrest, Bryan Stevenson, SxSW Pitch

Sabrina Ionescu's incredible journey from Kobe and Gigi's tribute to NCAA history

Sabrina Ionescu's day started in Los Angeles at the touching memorial service for Kobe and Gigi Bryant. Ionescu gave an emotional eulogy at the event, touching on her connection with the Bryant family and her mentorship of Gigi. Later, she would fly back to the Bay Area where she made NCAA history against Stanford as the first student-athlete to record 2,000+ points, 1,000+ assists and 1,000+ rebounds in her career.
Tags: News, Celebrity, Stanford, Los Angeles, Gigi, Ncaa, Bay Area, Bryant, Kobe, Sabrina Ionescu, Gigi Bryant Ionescu

This Stanford-educated lawyer's startup is using Google-created AI tech to launch a new product that it thinks could upend the entire $437 billion legal services industry

Legal-tech company Casetext just released a product that uses an AI technique first pioneered by Google to save lawyers hours in drafting litigation briefs.  The legal profession has long been sheltered from the changes that technology has brought to other industries. But advances in AI could be a game-changer for companies looking to disrupt the $437 billion legal industry: "We're in a unique moment for the industry," CEO James Heller told Business Insider.  Casetext is betting that its team ...
Tags: Google, Y Combinator, Elon Musk, Stanford, Trends, Yale, Casetext, Union Square Ventures, Cara, Brooke, Bowman, Heller, Jake Heller, James Heller, Business Insider Casetext, Roper Gray

As claimed by Stanford Medical, It's really th...

As claimed by Stanford Medical, It's really the ONLY reason this country's women live 10 years longer and weigh on average 19 kilos lighter than us.(And actually, it is not about genetics or some hard exercise and really, EVERYTHING to about "how" they are eating.)P.S, What I said is "HOW", not "WHAT"...Click on this link to uncover if this easy test can help you release your true weight loss potential [Author: Blogger]
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Stanford scientists link ulcerative colitis to missing gut microbes

About 1 million people in the United States have ulcerative colitis, a serious disease of the colon that has no cure and whose cause is obscure. Now, a study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has tied the condition to a missing microbe.
Tags: Science, Stanford, United States, Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford research maps a faster, easier way to build diamond

With the right amount of pressure and surprisingly little heat, a substance found in fossil fuels can transform into pure diamond.
Tags: Science, Stanford

Dick Bank, voice of epic Billy Mills Olympic upset call, dies at 90

In the days leading up to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo there was a long line of track athletes waiting to get into a small shoe stand adidas set up in the Olympic Village. The whole world, it seemed, wanted a pair of Adi Dassler’s soon to be famous blue suede shoes. Dassler, the founder and genius behind the three-stripe brand, had created ground breaking track spikes before both the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games, each edition named after the host city. His latest creation was just as revolutio...
Tags: Usa, News, Nbc, Australia, Stanford, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, South Dakota, Arizona, Palmer, Clarke, Bank

Daily News baseball top 10 rankings, Feb. 24

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The latest Daily News baseball top 10 rankings as of Feb. 24. 1. Harvard-Westlake (1-0): Not a lot can be taken from just one game, but in one showing the Wolverines look outstanding offensively. Pitching might be the question mark this season. 2. Notre Dame (2-0): Lucas Gordon is an impact player from the mound and the plate, at last through two games. We’ll see how long the Knights can keep the ship aflo...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Cleveland, Notre Dame, Valencia, High School Sports, Eagles, Daily News, Hart, Simi Valley, Burroughs, Falcons, West Torrance

Shorthanded USC men’s basketball stumbles in loss at Utah

USC forward Max Agbonkpolo (23) shoots as Utah forward Riley Battin (21) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) USC forward Onyeka Okongwu (21) goes to the basket as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC guard Ethan Anderson (20) goes ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Usc, Jones, Ucla, Southern California, Rick Bowmer

NCAAW top 25: Upheaval after 7 unranked squads pull upsets in penultimate weekend

The top seven teams held their spot in the Associated Press Top 25 this week with one week to play before the conference tournament begins and the real positioning is on the line. South Carolina, Baylor and Oregon have set themselves apart from the pack and kept their 1-2-3 spots for a fifth consecutive week. The Ducks will play Stanford in a “Big Monday” primetime spot on ESPN where Sabrina Ionescu could become the first 2K-1K-1K player in NCAA history.
Tags: News, Oregon, Stanford, Basketball, Ncaa, Espn, Ducks, Associated Press Top, Sabrina Ionescu, South Carolina Baylor

Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago

Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.
Tags: News, Stanford, Istanbul

Ionescu notches 25th career triple-double, Oregon beats Cal

Sabrina Ionescu has won the hearts of little girls and NBA stars alike with her dynamic play, and during the start of an emotional weekend she shined as Stephen Curry watched and shook his head from courtside. Ionescu recorded her NCAA-best 25th career triple-double with 17 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as fan and two-time MVP Curry supported her, leading No. 3 Oregon to its 13th straight win with a 93-61 victory over California on Friday night. On Monday, Ionescu will speak at Kobe Bryant&...
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Stanford, Nba, Ncaa, Kobe Bryant, Golden State Warriors, Bay Area, Southern California, Stephen Curry, Cal, Ionescu, Sabrina Ionescu

Meet the key people who are leading Mike Bloomberg's digital campaign to topple Donald Trump

Mike Bloomberg started secretive ad agency Hawkfish to aid in his presidential campaign, and it's packed with people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. To beat Donald Trump, the Bloomberg campaign has hired widely from companies like Facebook, Google, and ad agencies. Business Insider identified 17 people in key roles in and around Hawkfish, including former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs, who is leading it. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Hawkfish is the digital agency...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, Kentucky, Stanford, White House, New York City, Trends, Linkedin, CMO, Nike

Softball preview: 5 burning questions for upcoming season

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. WHAT TEAM’S STOCK IS RISING QUICKLY? Westlake. The young Warriors forged a share of their first league title in the school’s 54-year history last season and could be Marmonte League favorites if they can find a way to stay healthy. Pitcher Kylie Chung is a returning All-Marmonte League selection after going 11-1 with a 1.51 ERA, 94 strikeouts and 30 walks in 60 innings. She also hit .341 with four homers a...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Chatsworth, Notre Dame, University Of Maryland, Arcadia, Valencia, High School Sports, Louisville, Creamer, Hart, Simi Valley, Burroughs

Pac-12 recruiting: Early returns murky on California class of 2021 retention rate

Third in a series examining the top storylines for the Pac-12 during the 2020-21 recruiting cycle. (Links at bottom). The genesis of the exodus is difficult to pinpoint. For decades, the top football recruits on the west coast have been leaving the Pac-12 footprint for greener pastures. In 2000, Concord De La Salle mega-prospect D.J. Williams bolted for Miami. In 2004, a four-star defensive tackle from Portland named Ndamukong Suh opted to spend his college career in Lincoln, Neb. The following...
Tags: California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Portland, Davis, Miami, College sports, SEC

The rise of the winged pink unicorn

Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Share on Twitter Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an angel investor and bestselling author of nine books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. An early employee at Twitter, she was called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired and holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. More posts by this contributor Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Europe, Usa, Stanford, Africa, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Unicorns, Latin America, Caribbean, Walk, Kaszek Ventures

USC eliminates tuition for families earning less than $80,000

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to widen access for more middle and low-income students, USC will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial aid calculations, it was reported Thursday. The new policies announced by USC President Carol Folt and reported by the Los Angeles Times will place the private campus on par with the public University of California, long known as a national leader in generous financial aid policies and hig...
Tags: News, Stanford, China, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Higher Education, Times, University Of California, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, UCLA Anderson, Carol Folt

How Martin Luther King Jr. and Motown Saved the Sound of the Civil Rights Movement

You know Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Or at least you think you know it—you’ve read about it in textbooks, or heard politicians quote from it, or seen clips in classrooms or museums. But chances are, you haven’t heard the full 17-minute address from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and what you have heard failed to capture what made it the one of the most famous speeches in history. Even if you wanted to, despite its renown, it’s surprisingly hard to find...
Tags: Music, News, Washington, Stanford, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Fox, Cbs, Birmingham, Vietnam, Jackson, Martin Luther King, Detroit, Civil rights movement

Fossil-Fuel Production May Be Responsible For Much More Atmospheric Methane Than Scientists Thought

Fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. The results, if they hold, suggest that methane needs to be managed even more tightly than was accounted for in multilateral initiatives such as the 2015 Paris Agreement -- not to mention many policies on the national and local level. Bloomberg reports: Scientists aren't challenging the top-line amount of fossil methane t...
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