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My Tesla Model X test drive made me an Autopilot superfan

This past week, I’ve had the chance to try out a brand new Tesla Model X P100D, on loan from Tesla for my use during a trip in and around San Francisco. Needless to say, the car got a lot of att

Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband-and-wife duo has built a m

Element Raises $102 Million | Crunch Report

Element AI raises $102 Millon, Another board member resigns from Uber and Chan Zukerberg Initiative invests $5 million into Landed to help teachers afford housing in Palo Alto. All this on Crunch Repo

Joe Lonsdale pours $4.55M for alcohol IoT startup Nectar

Nationally, bars today lose billions of dollars from improperly managed alcohol inventory. These losses add up quickly as a result of oversized pours, spills and even theft. Nectar, a stealth connect

No, Palo Alto isn’t going to ban coding

A report in The New York Times on a culture clash taking place in Palo Alto set off a bit of speculation as to the possibility of "a ban on coding," as the article put it. Well, don't worry. That's no

Ford to ship self-driving cars without steering wheels, brake or gas pedals by 2021

Ford says it’s going to deliver self-driving cars by 2021 – and these will ship in volume, and will also lack steering wheels, brake or gas pedals, offering full Level 4 self-driving features

Piazza Rolls Out Recruiting Tool to Identify “Superstar” Programming Students

Piazza, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based class discussion platform, has more than 30,000 educators, 1 million students and 1,200 universities in 70 countries using its platform. That’s not too shabby for a si

The Shifting Sands Of Sand Hill

For as long as I’ve paid attention, Sand Hill Road has been synonymous with venture capital. But that is changing. As the epicenter of the technology renaissance age has shifted, or expanded, from P

The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

Four years ago, Facebook announced that they were decamping to Menlo Park from their longstanding home of Palo Alto. Just last month, the company finally cut the ribbons on a beautiful 430,000-squ

TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

It’s Apple Watch pre-order day! The new device went on sale this morning at just after midnight Pacific time, and now shipping times are extending to at least June across the product lineup. Our

Tesla Model X Spied On California Highway

Tesla's pure electric SUV is nearing launch and there is apparently at least one cruising around California. <a target="_blank" href="

TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking business, today announced the acquisition of a startup that it hopes will help build out its relationship with customers during and after their travels

MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

At the end of August, mobile TV and video platform MobiTV filed its <a target="_blank" href="">S-1</a> and <a href="https://bet

San Francisco Vs. Silicon Valley: Where Should You Build Your Business?

When Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard in the summer of 2004, he didn't move his fledgling company to the mountains, or the Gulf of Mexico, or San Francisco, he moved to Silicon Valley. Well, Palo Alto to

Palo Alto Power Outage Affects Up To 240 Startups

<img src="" alt="" title="PaloAlto startups" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-159724" /> The tragic <a href="https://be