Here's how auto startups are getting the cash to challenge Big Three carmakers
Not since the early 20th century have there been so many startups in the U.S. auto industry.Add Phoenix, Ariz.-based Atlis Motor Vehicles to a growing list of electric-vehicle startups across the United States — Rivian Automotive, Nikola Corp., Lordstown Motors Corp. and Bollinger Motors among them — seeking to make their marks. The surge in 21st-century startups is inspired by the meteoric success of Silicon Valley EV-maker Tesla Inc. as well as government regulations that for the first time mandate the powertrains automakers must use.Upstart automaker Atlis Motor Vehicles is betting its Atli...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' scattershot bid to nix charges goes down hard
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes threw her criminal indictments and charges against the wall to see if she could get any to fall away, but they all stuck.The Stanford University dropout, charged with a dozen felony counts of fraud over her defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup, filed six motions in U.S. District Court in San Jose in late August, seeking to have indictments and charges thrown out.On Tuesday, Judge Edward Davila denied all of them, paving the way for a trial scheduled to begin in March.To Holmes’ claim that her right to a speedy trial had been violated beca...
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More than 1,000 reports of anti-Asian racism in California since March, data show
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center received 1,116 reports of anti-Asian discrimination in California between March and July this year, according to a Thursday report.As of Aug. 5, 2,583 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination nationwide have been self-reported to the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center since March. More than 40% of those reports are from California, the report found, with 174 of those reports coming from California youths between the ages of 12 and 20.The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center was formed in March by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chin...
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Theranos founder Holmes to claim mental condition affecting 'issue of guilt'
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, charged with a dozen felony fraud counts over her defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup, plans to introduce evidence of a mental condition that affects the issue of guilt, a blockbuster judge’s order has revealed.Federal prosecutors will be allowed to subject the Stanford University dropout to 14 hours of psychiatric testing and examination over two days, Judge Edward Davila said in a ruling this week.Holmes in December notified prosecutors of her intent “to introduce expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect or any other men...
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Why you can't get a quick, simple, at-home COVID-19 test
SAN JOSE, Calif. — There’s a COVID-19 test that is as routine, simple and quick as brushing your teeth.But it’s not legal for widespread use. Yet.Frustrated by restrictions on an approach that could ease the pandemic, the Bay Area tech community is helping lead a growing national effort to spur legislative and regulatory reforms that would allow at-home testing.“What is important is to catch COVID-19 early on, before you develop symptoms. And to be able to act quickly,” said Jon Frankle of Los Gatos, a retired Google software engineer who contributes to the movement’s new RapidTests.org webpag...
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