Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin

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by 2023. Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles as it bids to increase its workforce in the U.S.

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

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Called UberAIR, Uber will offer short-term shareable flights to commuters as soon as 2023. One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.

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8minute Solar Energy Wins City of Los Angeles


8minute Solar Energy said the first phase of the project will start operations in 2022, with full operational capabilities in 2023. Los Angeles-based utility-scale solar power project developer 8minute Solar Energy says it is in a partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), to build a new, 4000MW solar energy plant near California City.

Uber Kicks Off Major Conference At Skirball


Uber is also showing off its flying tax prototype at the summit -- which it hopes to launch as a real service, UberAIR, in Los Angeles and Dallas, in 2023. On-demand ride service Uber is kicking off its annual conference, UBER Elevate this morning at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, where it will feature presentations from the company, regulators, vehicle manufacturers, investors, and many others.

AeroVironment Wins $13M USAF Award


AeroVironment said the contract is expected to run until September 28, 2023. Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment , which develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military market, reports that it has received a $13M contract from the United States Air Force. According to AeroVironment, the new contract award covers support of Latin America and Caribbean nations with its RQ-11B Raven drone. AeroVironment says its Raven UAS wlil be deployed by the U.S.

Los Angeles Approves Deal For Massive Solar, Battery Plant In Mojave


The developer of the project, 8minute Energy, says the new Eland project will start operations in 2022, and be fully operational in 2023; the project is on 2,000 acres of desert, which 8minute says was "previously disturbed". The City of Los Angeles has approved a massive, solar-and-battery in the Mojave Desert, which is expected to meet 6 to 7 percent of the city's electricity needs--including being able to supply power for four hours each night from a massive bank of batteries.

Hyperloop TT: Study Shows Great Lakes Hyperloop Will Be Profitable


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies says that it, along with NOACA, the Ohio Department of Transportation, are now moving onto the next phase of the project, an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) of the system, which could be complete by 2023.

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Domio raises $100M in equity and debt to take on Airbnb and hotels with its curated apartments

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Although Airbnb has grown to be nearly as ubiquitous as hotels (and perhaps even more prominent, depending on who you are talking to), the wider travel and accommodation market is still ripe for the taking, estimated to reach $171 billion by 2023 and the highest growth sector in the travel industry.

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Amgen And AbbVie In Legal Settlement


As a result of the settlement, Amgen said it expects to launch its product in Europe in October of 2018, and its product for the United States in 2023. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and AbbVie have settled a series of lawsuits against each other, saying this morning that they have agreed to resolve all pending litigation regarding AMGEVITA/AMJEVITA, a biosimilar which is based on AbbVie's Humira (adalimumab).

Sabrewing Aircraft Lands $2M For Massive Cargo Drones


Sabrewing says it hopes to have FAA certification for its first aircraft in 2023. Camarillo-based aircraft startup Sabrewing Aircraft Company , which says it is developing large, un-manned vertical take off and landing (VTOL) cargo carrying drones, said on Tuesday that it has received over $2M in a funding round. The funding came from the Drone Fund, Idaten Ventures, and others. According to the company, the lead investor on the funding was The Drone Fund, which invested $1.8M

SpaceX Plants Long Term Roots In LA


As part of that transaction, Chambers Street said that the property is fully leased on a a net lease basis through January 2023. It looks like Hawthorne-based SpaceX is confident it will keep its headquarters in Hawthorne for quite a long time--despite setting up a commercial launch facility in Texas this week--based on details on the recent sale of the company''s leased headquarters at 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne--to a commercial real estate investment trust.

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Clinton Global Initiative | Announcing Commitments of World Leaders

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By 2017, this initiative aims to create 30,000 new Service Year opportunities, with the goal of creating one million service opportunities annually by 2023. · Entrepreneurship and Workforce Resilience Program.

Game of Drones: Behind the Effort to Forge a New E-Commerce Frontier

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With UAS investments exceeding $89 billion by 2023, their numbers and use will keep rising. After conducting indoor tests for several months, Walmart recently asked U.S. regulators if it could test drones (a.k.a.