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California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula

Mar. 01, 2024 21:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators on Friday authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Waymo's application for the expansion of...

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, claiming betrayal of its goal to benefit humanity

Mar. 01, 2024 17:30 PM EST

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits. In a lawsuit filed at San Francisco Superior Court, billionaire Musk said that when he bankrolled OpenAI's...

Santa Clara hosts San Francisco after Thomas' 23-point showing

Mar. 01, 2024 04:08 AM EST

San Francisco Dons (22-8, 11-4 WCC) at Santa Clara Broncos (18-12, 9-6 WCC) Santa Clara, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco visits the Santa Clara Broncos after Malik Thomas scored 23 points in San Francisco's 86-68 loss to the Gonzaga...

The RealReal: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 18:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The RealReal Inc. (REAL) on Thursday reported a loss of $21.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the San Francisco-based company said it had a loss of 21 cents. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and restructuring...

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos and tech giants

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure. Sunnyvale, California-based Figure announced the partnership Thursday along with $675 million in venture capital funding...

Musk's X asks judge to penalize nonprofit researchers tracking rise of hate speech on platform

Feb. 29, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech traded arguments in court Thursday after the social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk. ...

Autodesk: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 17:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $282 million. The San Francisco-based company said it had net income of $1.31 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.09 per...

What is Super Tuesday? Why it matters and what to watch

Feb. 29, 2024 14:52 PM EST

The biggest day of this year's primary campaign is approaching as 16 states vote in contests known as Super Tuesday. The elections are a crucial moment for President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are the overwhelming front-runners for the Democratic and Republican presidential...

San Francisco hosts Ike and No. 23 Gonzaga

Feb. 29, 2024 04:07 AM EST

Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-6, 12-2 WCC) at San Francisco Dons (22-7, 11-3 WCC) San Francisco; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bulldogs -3.5; over/under is 154.5 BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Gonzaga faces the San Francisco Dons after Graham Ike scored 26...

Visitors line up to see and smell a corpse flower's stinking bloom in San Francisco

Feb. 28, 2024 19:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crowds lined up in San Francisco on Wednesday to see — and smell — the blooming of an endangered tropical flower that releases a pungent odor when it opens once every several years. An Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a corpse flower, began blooming...