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Waymo can now charge for robotaxi rides in LA and on San Francisco freeways

TechCrunch LA

Waymo received approval Friday afternoon from the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a commercial robotaxi service in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Peninsula and on San Francisco freeways. The approval removes the last barrier for the Alphabet company to charge for rides in these expanded areas. Importantly, it opens up new territory for Waymo […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Wow! Are your relationships important!

Berkonomics

Forming business relationships at the highest level As you follow these insights from ignition to liquidity event, you’ll detect a continuing theme, emphasizing the need for deep and wide relationships that the CEO and senior staff can call upon for advice and guidance. This is the time to elevate those insights to the level of highest value for the corporation, one that cannot be listed on a balance sheet nor included in an appraisal of corporate worth.

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Company Offering $10K for a 30 Day Phone Detox, Apply Now

Tech.Co

There are just five days left to enter the digital detox competition set up by Icelandic Yogurt company Siggi’s Dairy, which has pledged to give selected contestants $10,000 to spend an entire month “detoxing” without a smartphone or social media. To be considered for the contest, you will have to write a 100-500 word essay to enter on why you’d like to digitally detox and the positive impact it’ll have on your life – but that's all that's needed to apply.

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Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, January 19, 2024 -- ntersolar North America and Energy Storage North America is the premier US-based conference and trade show focused on solar, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure. Dedicated to accelerating the energy transition, the event delivers actionable education, invaluable networking, and an immersive exhibit hall experience.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

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Startup San Diego Quarterly Tech Report: #CES2024, SD Startups, Cutting-Edge AI & XR Breakthroughs

Startup San Diego

The Startup San Diego quarterly tech report featured a conversation between Cheryl Goodman, Vice Chair of Startup San Diego, and Vishal Shah, GM of XR & Metaverse at Lenovo. They […] The post Startup San Diego Quarterly Tech Report: #CES2024, SD Startups, Cutting-Edge AI & XR Breakthroughs appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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Interview with Brad Zions: Investor and Tech Veteran from Los Angeles

StartUp Beat

Los Angeles has long been renowned for the prowess of its entertainment industry, with Hollywood being a larger-than-life symbol known across the world. Yet the growth of its tech sector has also increasingly been receiving attention. We spoke to serial investor Brad Zions from Los Angeles to get a better perspective on tech trends in […] The post Interview with Brad Zions: Investor and Tech Veteran from Los Angeles appeared first on StartUp Beat.

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What if you see juicy competitor information?

Berkonomics

Has this happened to you? Many of us belong to industry associations and find ourselves at conferences and trade shows with time to spend with competitors. Some of these are old friends, some even former associates. It is natural to want to associate with these people for many reasons, certainly socially. Most CEOs want to obtain information about their competitors in the most subtle and non-obvious ways.

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What are the costs of taking investor money?

Berkonomics

Let’s talk about the reality of taking money from professional investors. It is not the first time we’ve covered this general subject nor the last. But this time, we concentrate upon governance changes. After friends and family… Once a company founder has tapped the funds available from his or her resources and from friends and family, if the company needs more cash for growth, the most obvious next step is to look for money from angel investors and venture capitalists, typically in the $300,00

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Do you need an advisory board?

Berkonomics

Have you ever thought of creating an advisory board? As you can guess, that would be an informal group with no legal responsibilities, but one able to be called upon to act as business, industry and scientific advisors to the company or CEO. Why? Usually, you would want to create an advisory board to fill in the critical areas of need not evidenced in the board of directors or within the company itself.

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Do you even need a business coach?

Berkonomics

Everyone, even seasoned CEO’s can use a good coach who knows how to bring out the best in a person, is knowledgeable about the business process, and who has an extended list of relationships to call upon to fill needs that become obvious in the coaching process. Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. Entrepreneurs will have a relative willing to devote time, a school friend with business experience, professionals who charge for the service, investors with a reason to prom

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Should you be optimistic about your corporate growth?

Berkonomics

Planning for future space needs after COVID. One of the most obvious observations I make with growing company CEO’s is that planning for a new office is done with an optimistic view of the future, incorporating planned space that compromises only slightly the measured needs for the next three or more years as outlined in the financial forecast. Yes, we can mitigate that with starting with a reduced size given the current remote and hybrid work environment.

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If you must lease an office, make it a short one!

Berkonomics

Avoid long-term commitments! It is statistically true that at least half of the young companies funded by angel or venture investors will not survive three years from funding to demise, and more than that percentage will die with two years if not well financed. The greatest burden of either a growing company or one needing to retract and reduce expenses is the office lease – especially in these years after COVID and remote work.

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What’s your answer? Are remote workers productive?

Berkonomics

We’ve been measuring & disagreeing since COVID. Do home-based employees work with the same dedication and productivity as those in office cubicles next to each other? That depends upon the management as much as the employee. I have a friend who was a CEO of a recruiting firm who “virtualized” her company after a decade of maintaining a fixed office location.

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Can your lawyer destroy a good business deal?

Berkonomics

Let’s talk about lawyers… Over the years in business and as a member of over forty boards, I have received good advice from corporate attorneys and on occasion bad advice as well. There is a line that should be drawn in a relationship between corporate attorney and CEO or board. Attorneys are paid to protect the corporation, not to give business advice.

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Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, January 18, 2024 -- ntersolar North America and Energy Storage North America is the premier US-based conference and trade show focused on solar, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure. Dedicated to accelerating the energy transition, the event delivers actionable education, invaluable networking, and an immersive exhibit hall experience.

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Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 -- ntersolar North America and Energy Storage North America is the premier US-based conference and trade show focused on solar, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure. Dedicated to accelerating the energy transition, the event delivers actionable education, invaluable networking, and an immersive exhibit hall experience.

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Official Announcement: 1st Mondays International Women’s Month Panelists

Startup San Diego

Our 1st Mondays – Networking and Expert Panel event is happening in a few weeks on Monday, March 4th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the heart of Downtown San […] The post Official Announcement: 1st Mondays International Women’s Month Panelists appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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The Newest Hub for Startup Events: SSD Startup Calendar In Partnership with The Social Coyote

Startup San Diego

If you’re new to San Diego or looking to get into the local startup scene, seeing which events to go to can be difficult and overwhelming. That’s why our team […] The post The Newest Hub for Startup Events: SSD Startup Calendar In Partnership with The Social Coyote appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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CES® 2024 AI Artifacts of the Future of Human-Machine Interfaces

Startup San Diego

15 Months after Consumer AI – the Largest Tech Show in the World Gets an AI Makeover CES has always been the show highlighting the best software, hardware, and connectivity. […] The post CES® 2024 AI Artifacts of the Future of Human-Machine Interfaces appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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Startup San Diego 2023 Impact Report is Here!

Startup San Diego

The 2023 Startup San Diego Impact Report is here! 2023 was a celebratory and monumental year for Startup San Diego. We welcomed Lisa Barnhouse as the 3rd Executive Director for […] The post Startup San Diego 2023 Impact Report is Here! appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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New Board Members Bring 20+ Years of Experience in Tech & Banking

Startup San Diego

The Startup San Diego team is growing! This month, we welcomed two new board members, David Loseke, Executive Director in Startup Banking at JPMorgan, and Eric Weiss, CEO and Founder […] The post New Board Members Bring 20+ Years of Experience in Tech & Banking appeared first on Startup San Diego.