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Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business –

Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago. […] → Read More

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries –

For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the holy grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage has been among the hardest to achieve economically thanks to the incredibly tricky chemistry that’s involved in storing power. Now, one company that’s launching from Y Combinator believes it […] → Read More

Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator –

Shiru, a new company that’s launching from the latest batch of Y Combinator-backed startups, is joining the ranks of the businesses angling for a spot at the vanguard of the new food technology revolution. The company was founded by Jasmin Hume, the former director of food chemistry at Just (the company formerly known as Hampton […] → Read More

Cloudflare files for initial public offering –

After much speculation and no small amount of controversy, Cloudflare, one of the companies that ensures that websites run smoothly on the internet, has filed for its initial public offering. The company, which made its debut on TechCrunch’s Battlefield stage back in 2010, has put a placeholder value of the offering at $100 million, but […] → Read More

Southern California athletic brand, Vuori, raises $45 million from Norwest Venture Partners –

The four-year-old, Southern California athletic brand Vuori has picked up a $45 million growth equity investment from the investment firm Norwest Venture Partners. The company, which says it’s profitable, will now join a stable of consumer startup brands that includes Birdies, Casper Sleep, Grove Collaborative, Jolyn, Kendra Scott, Madison Reed and Topo Athletic. Founded by […] → Read More

Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines –

Imagine a moving tower made of huge cement bricks weighing 35 metric tons. The movement of these massive blocks is powered by wind or solar power plants and is a way to store the energy those plants generate. Software controls the movement of the blocks automatically, responding to changes in power availability across an electric […] → Read More

Another day, another reversal in stock fortunes as recession fears grow –

U.S. stock markets plummeted today as recession fears continue to grow. Yesterday’s good news about a reprieve on tariffs for U.S. consumer imports was undone by increasing concerns over economic indicators pointing to a potential global recession coming within the next year. Phones, laptops and game consoles get tariff reprieve until December The Dow Jones […] → Read More

Tech companies get a reprieve thanks to a reversal from the President on tariffs –

President Donald Trump and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have issued technology companies some temporary tariff relief. Citing an unwillingness to hit consumers with higher prices on things like computers, mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, computer monitors, clothes and shoes before the holidays, the President and his trade reps are holding off […] → Read More

Aluminum packaging is coming for your water as Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand takes the plunge –

Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand is the latest company pitching bottled water to go the aluminum can route. It’s part of a broader rejiggering of the water brand’s plans to use mostly recycled material for their water bottles by 2030. The company is debuting a hybrid bottle that’s made from half renewable and recycled PET plastic in […] → Read More

Allbirds is now selling socks –

Allbirds is now selling socks. The shoe brand that’s de rigueur for investors, entrepreneurs, and aspirants in Silicon Valley has been bitten by the sock bug. But, because this is Allbirds (and Silicon Valley), the company didn’t just launch a new line of socks. They’re using a “brand new material” called Trino that uses a […] → Read More

PopBase launches its platform for social media stars to share and monetize their work –

It’s been almost a year since PopBase first launched on the Battlefield Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. In the ensuing months the company has been working hard to sign up influencers and get its platform for social media stars ready for prime time. The company is launching its early access release today… enabling social […] → Read More

Competition among alternative protein players gets hot as companies beef up with new deals –

The competition for control of the burgeoning market for burger replacements (and other alternatives to animal proteins) continues to heat up. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods the two leading contenders for top purveyor of plant-based patties (and other formulations) have spent most of the typically sleepy summer months jockeying for the position as top supplier […] → Read More

3D-printing organs moves a few more steps closer to commercialization –

New successes in printing vascular tissue from living cells point to the accelerating pace of development of 3D printing tissue — and eventually the ability to manufacture organs from small samples of cells. Late last month Prellis Biologics announced a $8.7 million round of funding and some significant advancements that point the way forward for […] → Read More

Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypt’s trucking and shipping industry –

Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch of companies has benefitted more from Y Combinator’s attention than startups from emerging markets tackling the the logistics market. On the heels of the success the accelerator had seen with Flexport, […] → Read More

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media –

The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies. The White House has prepared an executive order called “Protecting Americans From Online Censorship” that would give the Federal Communications Commission oversight of how Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies monitor and manage their […] → Read More

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proce –

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of millions of users. The class action lawsuit has been working its way through the courts since 2015, when […] → Read More

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other –

Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to the […] → Read More

PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters –

PodcastOne, the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. The Los Angeles-based syndicated podcasting platform, which counts athletes, politicians, talk radio, and reality television stars like Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Dan Patrick, Spencer and Heidi Pratt, Jim… → Read More

Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech –

For nearly fifteen years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 billion valuation and a newly inked partnership with biotechnology giant, Novo Holdings, the company is looking to […] → Read More

Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform –

Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates. It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank has in the technology, since the Japanese investment firm is basically doubling […] → Read More