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San Francisco tech company raises $25 million to add more AI to its software

This San Francisco tech company wants to grow slowly with the new funding to keep its culture intact, the CEO said. [Read entire story]

Apartment List raises $50 million to double headcount and expand geographic coverage in rental listings

The Craigslist competitor plans to add geographic markets across the U.S. and go after more rental listings in small buildings and single family homes. [Read entire story]

GM’s Cruise plans for self-driving car without steering wheel by 2019

San Francisco-based Cruise says it is on track to have the next level of self-driving cars on the road in 2019. Its fourth generation vehicle that’s ready for production, the Cruise AV, would not have a steering [Read entire story]

This San Francisco startup wants to bring virtual reality to a location near you

More than 30,000 people experienced virtual reality in 2017 through Exit Reality's quick-setup "cubes." [Read entire story]

S.F. self-driving tech company aims to double in size by summer

Ouster is growing quickly as it competes in the crowded market for developing LiDAR, the technology that helps autonomous vehicles see what's around them. [Read entire story]

SoftBank set to own 15 percent of Uber and infuse another $1 billion in the ride-hailing giant

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group is now set to buy a multi-billion dollar stake in San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. SoftBank is taking a 15 percent stake in Uber given the number of shares tendered in an [Read entire story]

The biggest Bay Area tech stories of 2017

It was a year with plenty of major wins and losses for the Bay Area’s tech sector. While some companies captured the spotlight more often than others, like Uber with its wild ride of a year, we also tracked the bigger [Read entire story]

The key to success for Bay Area smart-lock companies depends on customers trusting strangers

Demand for services like in-home delivery from Amazon Key could fuel the rise of smart-lock makers, including Bay Area players like August Home and Otto. But they'll have to prove to consumers they're trustworthy enough. [Read entire story]

This fast-growing company helps you track your packages and tackle any issues after a purchase

Fast-growing software company Narvar helps retailers tackle any problems and build brand loyalty by staying in touch with consumers after a purchase. Narvar serves more than 400 retailers, including big brand names like [Read entire story]

S.F. software maker doubles revenue as it moves into new headquarters

Every big business buys things, and making software aimed at easing that purchasing process is leading to doubled revenue and fast headcount growth for San Francisco-based Scout RFP. The company moved into a new [Read entire story]

AltSchool hits bumps on the road to disrupting education

AltSchool scaled back its own schools as it tries to disrupt education with software that connects students, teachers and parents. It is working with its first group of four partner schools but still grappling with how [Read entire story]

Security robot that deterred homeless encampments in the Mission gets rebuke from the city

San Francisco residents continue to rage against the machines. While the city's board of supervisors moves toward finalizing limits on robots that roam the sidewalks to deliver food and goods, it must also find a way to [Read entire story]

The robots are coming to San Francisco, but they now have rules

The Department of Public Works would be in charge of granting permits for an initial 180-day period, with options to renew permits for up to another 180 days. It could be just the beginning of a more proactive approach [Read entire story]

Business planning software company Anaplan raises $60 million with an eye on adding more international offices

Anaplan is still looking to go public eventually, but the CEO said there's no timeline for taking that step. [Read entire story]

Alphabet leads the pack in bumped up $1.5 billion investment in Lyft

Alphabet Inc.’s investment fund CapitalG is now leading a $1.5 billion infusion in ride-hailing company Lyft, a number that is up from the original $1 billion the companies disclosed in October. The investment brings [Read entire story]

Manufacturing and design companies with Arizona ties set up shop in San Francisco

The new parent company and a design offshoot of automaker Local Motors are setting up shop in San Francisco to be closer to tech talent and big-name companies that want to bring their products to market faster. While the [Read entire story]

San Rafael-based software company Autodesk to slash nearly 1,200 jobs in restructuring

San Rafael-based software company Autodesk said in an earnings statement Tuesday that it will cut 13 percent, or nearly 1,200 jobs, in a restructuring. An Autodesk spokesperson declined to give details on where those [Read entire story]

Here’s why Uber has partnerships with Volvo and Daimler for self-driving vehicles

Looking to control its destiny, Uber Technologies Inc. is hedging its bets on the best way to make self-driving vehicles available on a mass scale. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Why this Hong Kong firm opened a lab in the Mission to work with big name tech companies

As tech companies aim to bring their products to market faster than ever, one Hong Kong-based industrial design firm is setting up shop in the Bay Area to help meet that demand. Cosmo Labs is launching its North American [Read entire story]

Exclusive: San Francisco tech company doubles revenue helping large businesses track and develop their talent

In a crowded market for human resources and talent software, San Francisco company Ascendify counts GE, Cisco, Disney, Deloitte and Panasonic among its customers — and it’s done it all on some $11 million in funding. [Read entire story]