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

    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 startup leverages lab-on-a-chip technology it says can run through up to 128 different tests on a single finger prick of blood in under 15 minutes using what it calls its Maverick Detection Platform. Genalyte’s proprietary… Read More

  • Inspiration can strike with DJI's Inspire 2

    DJI’s Inspire 2 is inspirational

    On Tuesday at an exclusive invite-only event on a lot at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank , Calif. DJI announced its two newest drones: the Phantom 2 Pro and the Inspire 2, we were there to see the show. Read More

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    Walgreens is suing Theranos for $140 million in Delaware

    Walgreens is suing Theranos for $140 million in Delaware

    Walgreens has filed a lawsuit against blood analysis company Theranos. Walgreens was once Theranos’ biggest partner and the startup used several of the drugstore chain’s Arizona store locations as testing sites. However, Walgreens formally severed ties with the startup in June, citing the myriad bad test results and a federal investigation as the reason for ending the… Read More

  • Toyota official highlights issues with NHTSA guidelines and California self-driving rules

    Toyota official highlights issues with NHTSA guidelines and California self-driving rules

    At a forum on Capital Hill designed to gather input from industry stakeholders on NHTSA guidelines, Toyota Motor North America director of technology and innovation policy Hilary Cain pointed out that proposed changes to California’s self-driving test guidelines would make a voluntary process requested by the new NHTSA autonomous driving guidelines essentially mandatory. This could… Read More

  • SolarCity accused of misappropriating solar company Cogenra’s trade secrets

    SolarCity accused of misappropriating solar company Cogenra’s trade secrets

    Solar company Cogenra is suing Elon Musk’s SolarCity over the use of shingling technology the company alleges SolarCity took from Cogenra and used to create a world-record breaking solar panel. Cogenra says it shared its “most precious and confidential trade secrets, manufacturing processes, and other intellectual property with Silevo and SolarCity” between 2010 and… Read More

  • Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in California

    Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in California

    Baidu received an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the California DMV, the company revealed today. This paves the way for Baidu USA to begin testing its self-driving car technologies on public roads in California, which it says it will do soon. The Baidu autonomous driving research team in the U.S. was announced earlier this year, saying it was targeting reaching a 100-person research… Read More

  • A first look at the Alta Motors all-electric-motorcycle factory

    Motorcycle makers Alta Motors have opened the doors to their new factory in Brisbane, California, and TechCrunch was on the scene for a first look. A quick trip from downtown San Francisco, the factory is in a low and unassuming concrete structure. Inside, it’s surprisingly quiet, thanks in part to the fact that the motorcycles Alta makes are all-electrics, and final assembly of these… Read More

  • Walgreens formally cuts ties with Theranos

    Walgreens formally cuts ties with Theranos

    Walgreens has terminated its three-year partnership with blood analysis startup Theranos, citing the myriad bad test results and an ongoing federal investigation as the reason for ending the relationship “effective immediately.” Theranos promised the drugstore chain it could detect hundreds of diseases using just one drop of blood – a promise which turned out to be too good to… Read More

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