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Soylent gets a $50-million investment led by Google's venture capital arm

Google co-founder Larry Page liked the chocolate-flavored meal-in-a-bottle drink Soylent so much that he wanted to chat with its creator.<p>The ensuing meeting a month and a half ago led to a major investment from GV, the venture capital division of Google parent company Alphabet Inc.<p>Soylent unveiled …

Robots could take over 38% of U.S. jobs within about 15 years, report says

More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at "high risk" of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that's greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday.<p>The analysis, by accounting and consulting firm<p>PwC, emphasized that its estimates are based on the …

Robot cars — with no human driver — could hit California roads next year

California is back on the map as a state that's serious about welcoming driverless cars.<p>Truly driverless cars — vehicles with no human behind the wheel, and perhaps no steering wheel at all — are headed toward California streets and highways starting in 2018.<p>After months of criticism, state …

Inside the robot pizza company that delivers healthy pizzas to Google

On Super Bowl Sunday, some 48 million Americans ordered takeout or delivery, and a big slice of the pie was pizza. Engineers at Alphabet's Google …

Why Snapchat's unprecedented real estate strategy in Venice could be tech's new standard

A tech start-up based in Los Angeles rather than Silicon Valley. A mobile app that built its appeal by deleting photos and messages. Vertical video in a widescreen world.<p>Snapchat, the popular photo and video messaging app, has broken the mold in many ways. Now, with parent company Snap Inc.'s …

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Large Corporations Are Driving America’s Renewable Energy Boom. And They’re Just Getting Started

Large corporations aren’t typically thought of as environmental champions. But these companies now stand to be one of the most powerful advocates for …

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