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

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...

Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class

41 startups graced the stage at 500 Startups’ 20th demo day at the Parc55 hotel in downtown San Francisco. The event came complete with mascots, a summer of love theme and...

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

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...

California orders Rydengo to shut down its website

On April 13, the state of California issued a cease and desist letter to RydenGo, saying that the company had to take its website down....

How California is trying to keep autonomous vehicle development on track

Nidhi Kalra is a senior information scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan <a href="http://www.rand.org/">RAND Corporation, director of RAND’s San Francisco Bay Area office, and...

IMDb is challenging a law that stops it from posting actors’ ages

Being an actor seems synonymous with giving up any semblance of privacy, but now, some people in Hollywood are fighting back against having the personal become public. A California state...

Uber continues self-driving vehicle testing in SF in defiance of DMV

Uber won’t stop operating self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, despite an order from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to do just that. The DMV says...

Watch how Parrot drones are helping California’s sequoia trees maintain good health

Drones are continuing to show their worth in a range of ways that few could’ve imagined when the remotely controlled flying machines started to become more affordable a few years...

Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test

Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group. The San Diego-based...

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Oppo leads smartphone shipment in China; Apple beats Xiaomi

Shipping 44.9 million iPhones to China, Apple has beaten Xiaomi, touted as the 'Apple' of China that shipped 41.5 million smartphones and slipped...