One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer. Because of this mindset, Valley-based companies don’t mind taking significant risks as long as they help achieve big-picture visions. […]
For those in tech, the allure of what most consider the tech capital of the country — Silicon Valley — is real. But according to real estate website Redfin, last year saw more people move out of San Francisco than any other city in the United States. When a group of San Francisco venture capitalists went […]
Data center provider CentralColo has announced a comprehensive rebranding, starting with a name change. It is now called Element Critical and will be pursuing an “aggressive acquisition strategy” to combat the limited customer data center choices. Element Critical currently has two data center facilities in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley. It is looking to expand […]
Uber fired the head of its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski on Thursday. He has been accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, in 2014 when he left the company. Levandowski contract with Uber was terminated after he failed to supply the court with information requested, according to The New York Times. Uber […]
General Motors announced on Thursday a major expansion of its self-driving operations in Silicon Valley. The automaker intends to hire 1,100 people and double the research and development space available for its self-driving subsidiary, Cruise Automation. See Also: Automotive 2.0: The new road ahead to autonomous vehicles GM has, in collaboration with Cruise, been testing […]
Silicon Valley has been the epicenter of all major tech advancement in the past decade, but when it comes to self-driving, Detroit could snatch that the title away. A new report from Navigant Research shows two of the ‘Big Three’ Detroit auto companies, Ford and General Motors, ahead of auto and tech rivals based in […]
On its way out the door, the Obama Administration greenlit 10 sites across the United States that will become “proving grounds” for autonomous cars, including one in Michigan and two in California. The Department of Transport (DoT) announced its picks one day before Obama left office, one of the hundreds of pieces of legislation passed […]
A Silicon Valley company called Knightscope has introduced a range of robots that eradicate the need for foot patrolling security guards in a range of workplaces and public spaces. These security robots are called the K3 and K5 Autonomous Data Machines. The robots resemble a “Doctor Who” dalek, or maybe a large mobile rubbish bin depending […]
Automotive giant Ford has pledged to double the size of its Silicon Valley team by the end of 2017 and also invested $75 million into Velodyne, which sells LiDAR (light imaging, detection, and ranging) sensors for cars. The dual announcements show an increase in commitment to technology inside cars, especially autonomous tech. Ford is behind […]
Apple might be eyeing up an 800,000 square foot land plot that will serve as an R&D base for Project Titan, the company’s autonomous car project. Hudson Pacific Properties CEO Victor Coleman said in a quarterly earnings call on Thursday that auto and tech companies are looking for space in Silicon Valley to test autonomous […]
Chinese search giant Baidu plans to start self-driving cars tests on roads in the United States as early as next month. The announcement comes after a few years of development at its Chinese headquarters and Silicon Valley tech lab. Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng revealed the news to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, calling […]
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