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SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive is leaving Tesla in June

 Lyndon Rive, the CEO and co-founder of SolarCity prior to its acquisition by Tesla, will leave the automaker/energy company in June. Rive announced his departure on Monday in an interview with Reuters, saying he’s departing in order to spend more time with family and will also be spinning up a new company sometime next year. Since the two companies combined, Rive has been working as… Read More

CityConnect shows you how climate change will impact your own home

 We’ve all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can’t actually visualize its effects on the places we care about. In just a few hours at the TechCrunch NY2017 Hackathon, James Butler, Caitlin Squyres and Florian Carls put together CityConnect,  a tool that lets people… Read More

Val.ai lets self-driving cars bid for parking spots

 Where will self-driving cars go once they drop you off? In big cities, parking can be expensive and take forever to find. But TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon team Val.ai built a way for autonomous vehicles to participate in auctions for nearby pa...

Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers

 Oakland, Calif.-based Ceres Imaging has raised $5 million in a Series A investment led by Romulus Capital. The startup uses cameras, sensors and software to pinpoint crop stress in the field for farmers, so that they can apply herbicides, pesticides and irrigation just where it’s needed. Ceres, like several other startups, started out with the notion to build a drone just for… Read More

Tesla’s solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today

 Tesla is opening up pre-orders for its solar roof tiles today — a little later than previously slated. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will be accepting orders for the tiles from later this afternoon. Read More

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California. Now, a startup calle...

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California. Now, a startup calle...

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California. Now, a startup calle...

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California. Now, a startup calle...

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

 Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California. Now, a startup calle...

Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

 GV (formerly Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million investment in Abundant Robotics, a company building apple-picking robots that could eventually be adapted to harvest other fruits. Joining GV in the round were BayWa AG and Tellus Partners, along with the company’s earlier backers Yamaha Motor Company, KPCB Edge and Comet Labs. Read More

Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations

 Elon Musk was on stage at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver on Friday, and he revealed some of his tunnel work and aspirations, but he also talked about a few ongoing Tesla projects he’s referenced before. The multi-CEO showed a shadowy image that gives us our first look at what his forthcoming electric Semi Truck will look like, and also let drop the suggestion that Tesla will… Read More

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