Darrell Etherington

Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

 Not every self-driving car has to be able to move passengers from point A to point B. Take, for example, Nuro: The startup just revealed their unique autonomous vehicle platform, which is more of a mobile small logistics platform than a self-driving car. The company, which has been working away in stealth mode in Mountain […]

 Darrell Etherington

Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

 Boeing’s HorizonX is the aerospace company’s vehicle for making investments in promising next-generation startups and technology, and it just placed its latest bet: funding in Cuberg, a Berkeley-based battery tech startup that has a founding team including Stanford University researchers. Battery tech is still one of the most frustrating roadblocks any company encounters when trying… […]

 Darrell Etherington

Here’s what it’s like to ride in Byton’s new Concept SUV

Here’s what it’s like to ride in Byton’s new Concept SUV

 Byton’s electric concept car wowed at CES, and for good reason. The SUV has a lot of strong features, including a max range of 323 miles for the upgraded version, and a starting price of just $45,000. But the real jaw-dropping feature is a 49-inch display that covers the entire dash, providing a multifunctional information […]

 Darrell Etherington

Ring acquires smart LED light company Mr. Beams

Ring acquires smart LED light company Mr. Beams

 Ring, the connected home security gadget startup, has acquired Mr. Beams, a maker of LED lighting with wireless connectivity and motion-sensing capabilities. The Mr. Beams acquisition is intended to help Ring bolster its existing portfolio of connected doorbells, video cameras and combination floodlight/cameras with affordable, modular lighting that can integrated with Ring’s software… Read More […]

 Darrell Etherington

Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving

Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving

 Relative autonomous driving industry newcomer Aurora has been revealing a lot of early traction lately, and now we know that it’s also working with GPU-maker Nvidia. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed that his company will be supplying Aurora with the tech underlying their compute platform. Aurora is building self-driving systems for both Volkswagen and Hyundai, […]

 Darrell Etherington

French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

 A peer-to-peer payment app that works similar to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance from the app wherever MasterCard and Apple Pay are accepted. It’s a neat use of Apple Pay to make it possible to do […]

 Darrell Etherington

Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

 Wandelbots has accomplished a lot for a startup that was founded officially only two weeks ago – the German company focuses on solving a key problem in robotics, using wearable technology and over two years of experience researching and designing adaptive software systems. So what does Wandelbots actually do? Its first product is a sensor-laden […]

 Darrell Etherington

Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores

Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores

 Digital art technology company Meural has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by Corigin Ventures and with participation from Netgear, Resolute Venture Partners and assorted angels. The $5 million in fresh funds accompanies the news that Meural will now be distributing its Canvas in retail stores across the U.S., Canada, the […]

 Darrell Etherington

Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech

Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech

 Aeronautics industry giant Airbus is teaming up with hardware early-stage investment firm HAX to create a four-month accelerator program based in Shenzhen focused on a high-flying goal – “urban air mobility.” The program will seek to guide startups working on various aspects of flying cars and aerial city transportation, including air traffic management, perception systems… […]

 Darrell Etherington

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car sharing business

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car sharing business

 Turo has a new strategic partner in automaker Daimler, with ties solidified through both an investment by Daimler in the car sharing startup, and through the acquisition by Turo of Croove, Daimler’s own Turo-like subsidiary. The funding is part of a new $92 million Series D round raised by Turo, which was also led by […]

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