California green-lights initiative that is conspiracy theorist’s dream

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 249 Share this story Activists in California can now move forward collecting signatures for an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and…


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California gov to work with China on clean energy tech, defying US reversal

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Governor and Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang. California Office of Governor reader comments 158 Share this story On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown…


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2 People Arrested in Connection to Oakland Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

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Spread the loveTweet (OAKLAND, Calif.) — A man who illegally rented out space in an Oakland, California, warehouse that caught fire and killed 36 people has been arrested and will…


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Photo of the Week: Highway 1’s Epic Landslide, Before and After

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Spread the loveTweet Highway 1 meanders more than 650 miles along California’s rugged coastline. The views from this ribbon of asphalt are so spectacular, and the terrain so gorgeous, that the feds…


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Reali expands its online real-estate service to the entire Bay Area, raises $5M Series A round

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Spread the loveTweet Reali wants to change how people buy and sell their homes and now it has $5 million more to work on it, thanks to a Series A led by…


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Weekly Roundup: Tesla’s solar roof tiles, Snap stumbles through Q1 earnings

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Spread the loveTweet This week, Tesla launched pre-orders for its solar roof tiles, Snap Inc. stumbled through its first earnings report and Apple bought up a small sleep tracking startup.…


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Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

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Spread the loveTweet This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services. MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs,…


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Former US mental health chief left Google’s life sciences arm to launch his own health startup

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Spread the loveTweet Tom Insel, the former head of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), has left his position at Google’s life sciences company Verily to found his own mental health…


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California cop union opposes new bill that would thwart license plate readers

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 31 Share this story Electronic Frontier Foundation and a San Diego-based Republican state senator have their way, it will soon become legal for Californians to…


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Bits: Daily Report: Uber Stays in the Spotlight

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive. Uber is facing a federal inquiry over a program that it used to deceive regulators who were trying to shut down…


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