January 18, 2021

Category: Startups News

This Bay Area startup wants to turn your windows into solar panels
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This Bay Area startup wants to turn your windows into solar panels

By Rishi Iyengar | CNN Business What if every window in your house could generate electricity? One Redwood City, California-based startup thinks its technology can achieve that by transforming the way solar power is collected and harnessed. Ubiquitous Energy has developed transparent solar cells to create its ClearView Power windows, a kind of “solar glass” […]

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Why tech has been slow to fight California wildfires, extreme weather

By RACHEL LERMAN | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — For two years running , California’s wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, that hasn’t spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change. It’s true that tech companies from enterprise software-maker Salesforce to financial-technology firm Stripe […]

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes slams prosecutors’ delay

A plea by federal prosecutors for more time to produce court-ordered evidence in the criminal case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was slammed Monday by Holmes’ legal team as an “unworkable” delay that would harm her defense. At issue are documents and other materials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that Holmes, through her […]

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Electric moped rentals now available in Oakland

OAKLAND — The latest tech firm to offer smartphone-backed transportation in Oakland made its debut Friday, as the moped rental startup Revel began depositing a fleet of Vespa-style electric motorcycles on the city’s streets. The company plans to roll out 1,000 of its black and baby blue mopeds — which have a top speed of […]

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The plan to turn your car into a virtual ATM

By Alastair Marsh | Bloomberg Chris Ballinger came away from a year of crunching numbers at Toyota Motor Corp.’s Silicon Valley skunkworks convinced that his dream of automotive automation was no more fanciful than his bosses’ ambition to make a vehicle that can drive itself. So the former derivatives trader who spent 14 months as […]

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