Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020

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Uber has inked a partnership with Nasa over its flying taxi plans and says now it’s aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020.

Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020

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Uber has inked a partnership with Nasa over its flying taxi plans and says now it's aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020. .

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

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Cancer MoonShot 2020, NantHealth Target Breast Cancer

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Culver City-based CancerMoonShot 2020 , and NantHealth said this morning that the two are taking aim at Inflammatory Breast Cancer, with a new working group focused on the disease. According to Cancer MoonShot 2020, the team includes physicians, researchers and oncology professors from across the nation, to investigate personalized, immunotherapeutic treament options for the rare disease, which is the deadliest form of breast cancer.

Uber Plans Flying Taxis In Los Angeles By 2020

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On-demand ridesharing service Uber hopes to bring flying taxis to Los Angeles by 2020, the company said this morning, and has just signed a contract with the U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) on software that would help support those flying taxi efforts.

Cancer MoonShot 2020 Targets Head, Neck Cancers

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Cancer MoonShot 2020 , the cancer treatment and collaboration group being led by Culver City-based NantHealth, said this morning that it has created a new group specifically focused on head and neck cancer. The new Head and Neck Working Group will specifically focus on cancer-directed immunotherapy treatments for head and neck cancer, and includes scientists, physicians, and oncology professors.

Got 2020 Clear Vision?

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As I reflect upon the past decade and get clear about my vision for my life by 2020 there are a few stories that I would like to share with you: Petunia Pickle Bottom. What effects do you want to create by 2020? Got 2020 Clear Vision? Folks over estimate what they can do in a year and under estimate what they can do in ten. No doubt you’d agree how quickly this past decade has flown by.

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Tesla Model Y orders are now open

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Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. ” Under that timeline, deliveries wouldn’t begin until late 2020 or possibly early 2021.

Bio Roundup: Trump Health, Cholesterol Wars, 23andMe OK & More

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Trump administration health officials were out on the stump this week, talking tough about drug prices and healthcare value, encouraging the private sector to take the lead but letting everyone know the federal government is willing to push. In the debate over high drug prices, arguably no class of drug has been punished more by insurers than the new cholesterol fighters called PCSK9 inhibitors. Two came to market in 2015, chalking up relatively meager sales for their owners.

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

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Musk has been teasing the car’s release since 2015, and in a January letter to shareholders said that high volume production would begin by the end of 2020.

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Silicon Beach Report May 10: Snap Inc. Reports Slow User Growth, Shares Drop More Than 25 Percent

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reports slow user growth, SpaceX considering sending two Dragon capsules to Mars in 2020, and Jordan Levin named CEO of AwesomenessTV Snap Inc.

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Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019

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The electric VNR, which will be based on powertrain technology used in the Volvo FE Electric, will be produced for the North American commercial vehicle market starting in 2020, the company said. The all-electric Volvo VNR will be introduced to demonstrators next year and commercialized in 2020.

How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

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More importantly, Musk is counting on the Model Y to hit the company’s goal of delivering 1 million cars by 2020.

Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

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billion by 2020, the Newzoo data suggests. A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out.

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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Secondly, even if everyone loved this vehicle and Tesla was poised to take advantage of these perceived efficiencies gained from sharing at least 75 percent of the parts with the Model 3, the Y isn’t coming until fall 2020.

Rivian, With Operations In Irvine, Raises $700M From Amazon For Electric Pickups

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According to Rivian, its first two vehicles--the R1T and R1S--provide over 400 miles of range, and are expected to be delivered in late 2020. Rivian , a developer of electric powered pickups and SUVs--which has significant operations in Irvine--has raised $700M in a funding round, the company announced Friday morning. The funding was led by Amazon. The company is led by founder and CEO RJ Scaringe.

Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth

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Like the other launch sites at Cape Canaveral, Launch Complex 16, where Relativity expects to be launching its first rockets by 2020, has a storied history in the U.S. 3D-printing the first rocket on Mars.

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LA's Tech Savvy Mayor, Eric Garcetti, Likely To Skip Presidential Run

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Mayor Eric Garcetti , the Mayor of Los Angeles and a big supporter of the Greater Los Angeles area's rise to prominence in the technology startup world, is reportedly set to announced that he will not be running for President in 2020. Garcetti has been a regularly seen at local technology conferences promoting the growth of "Silicon Beach" and the rest of the LA technology ecosystem.

LA's Tech Savvy Mayor, Eric Garcetti, Will Not Run For President

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Mayor Eric Garcetti , the Mayor of Los Angeles and a big supporter of the Greater Los Angeles area's rise to prominence in the technology startup world, announced on Tuesday evening that he will not be running for President in 2020. Garcetti has been a regularly seen at local technology conferences promoting the growth of "Silicon Beach" and the rest of the LA technology ecosystem.

EDF Renewables Puts Wind Project Online In Minnesota

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According to EDF Renewables, the Stoneray Wind Project, based in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, will be delivering power to the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) beginning in 2020 under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewables North America says it has put new, 100 megawatt (MW) wind project online in Minnesota.

Garcetti Eyes White House Run

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Eric Garcetti , the mayor of Los Angeles--and major booster of the region's growing high tech ecosystem-- is considering a possible run for President in 2020 , according to an in-depth interview with Garcetti by the New York Times, published Monday.

CoreLogic Seeks To Sell Non-Core Software Units

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CoreLogic apparently is looking to trim businesses with low gross margins, saying it believes selling those legacy businesses will help it achieve 30% adjusted EBITDA by 2020. Irvine-based property information provider CoreLogic said late Thursday that it has launched an effort to exit "certain legacy non-core software units" at the company.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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“ In 2019 and 2020 we’re going to see a lot of these… we’re going to see a lot of people putting out a lot of stuff.”

Veritone Deploys At College Football Playoffs

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Veritone said that, as a result of the successful deployment, the CFP has already signed the company to provide its software for the 2020 season. Costa Mesa-based Veritone says its artificial intelligence software was deployed for the 2019 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, and was used to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks for the CFP's Media Day.

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AECOM Wins Big Nuclear Project Deal In UK

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The company said the initial contract with AWE's Nuclear Capability project is worth $3M until 2020. Los Angeles-based AECOM , a big professional and technical services and infrastructure developer, reported a big win in the UK this morning, as part of a big nuclear power project.

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Volvo Planning Major Electric Truck Rollout In LA

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According to Volvo, it will roll out 23, heavy-duty battery-electric trucks in 2019 and 2020, in Ontario, Chino, Fontana and Placentia, as part of a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Volvo Trucks North America , the truck manufacturing arm of Volvo, says it plans on a major rollout of electric cars in the Los Angeles area, starting next year.

EDF Renewables North America Buys Wind Project In Nebraska

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According to EDF Renewables, it purchased 100 percent of the interest in the 300 megawatt (MW) Milligan 1 Wind Project, which is expected to go into operation in 2020. San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewables North America said Thursday that it has acquired another wind project, this time in the state of Nebraska.

Qualcomm Gets Infotainment Systems Design Win With Peugeot

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The two said that Qualcomm's processor will start appearing in PSA's vehicles beginning in 2020. San Diego-based Qualcomm Technologies announced this morning, along with European automotive giant PSA Group , that PSA will integrate Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Automotive (820A) processor in a new line of vehicles. Financial impact of the win was not announced. PSA Group owns the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands. READ MORE>>.

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esVolta Wins Large Energy Storage Project With PG&E

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The 75 MW / 300 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system is called the Hummingbird Energy Storage project, and is aimed to be put into service by December of 2020. Aliso Viejo-based esVolta , which develops utility-scale energy storage projects, said it has beens elected for a large battery energy storage project in Northern California.

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Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France

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The new so-called “Dunant” cable (named after the first Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Red Cross) will likely go online in 2020.

YouTube Pulling Back On Original Content

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In a move that is expected to hit local content production in Los Angeles, YouTube is reportedly scaling back its plans on original content in a dramatic way, starting in 2020, according to a report. The report--which cites "a source with direct knowledge"--says that Google is dramatically cutting its budget for YouTube Originals, its original content effort. The report came from The Hollywood Reporter.

Stratolaunch Sees Successful Testing

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Stratolaunch is targeting its first official launch flight in 2020. Mojave- and Seattle-based Stratolaunch , which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, has seen some successful testing of its launch vehicles, the company said this week. According to Stratolaunch, it has successfully been flying its vehicles out in the Mojave desert this week, reaching a top speed of 80 mph for its launch vehicle.

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs 100 Megawatt Wind Deal In Minnesota

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EDF Renewable Energy said it has signed an agreement to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) with wind energy starting in 2020, with construction expected in early 2018 of 50 wind turbine generators in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota. San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy says it has signed a 100 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Minnesota, the company announced on Wednesday.

NantWorks Details "Cancer Moonshot"

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have detailed efforts on the company's Cancer MoonShot 2020 Program , to help make a huge step in the treatment of cancer. NantWorks says it hopes to have solutions in Phase 3 trails by the year 2020. Culver City-based NantWorks , and founder Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.,

Aerie Pharmaceuticals To Open Plant In Ireland

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The company said it expects to spend a total of $25 million on constructing the new plant, with commercial supply of its products from the plant expected in 2020. Irvine-based pharmaceuticals developer Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it is planning to open up its first manufacturing plant, in Ireland.