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Here’s a look at the 17 AI startups in Y Combinator’s current batch

There are 17 AI companies among the 126 whose founders will pitch investors on Monday and Tuesday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. [Read entire story]

Nation’s largest nonprofit health system partners with Bay Area accelerator

Ascension, a $21.9 billion organization, will coach, mentor and test ideas of Plug and Play Tech Center’s Health and Wellness Technology Accelerator. [Read entire story]

Stride Health raises $23 million to expand gig economy benefits, double workforce

San Francisco-based Stride Health raised $23.5 million on Tuesday in Series B funding to double its team and grow its benefits services. Launched in 2014, Stride provides a mobile application that packages health [Read entire story]

Facebook, Apple, YouTube push TV

Apple has more than $1 billion budgeted for original programming, Facebook wants its own version of “Scandal,” and Google is ready to spend up to $3 million per episode on a drama. The three digital [Read entire story]

California power grid survives solar eclipse unscathed

FOLSOM, Sacramento County — Monday’s partial eclipse statewide took a sharp, sudden bite out of solar power production in California. And the electricity grid survived just fine. [Read entire story]

Sally, billed as the world’s 1st salad robot, mixes it up in Palo Alto

A new prep worker is on the job at Palo Alto’s Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go. Made by food startup Chowbotics, Sally (pictured Monday with CEO Deepak Sekar) is a robot that takes less than a minute to [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Aug. 22

Computers Intel pumps up new processors Intel says its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in [Read entire story]

Martin Shkreli was ‘his own worst enemy,’ juror says

NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli, a juror at his fraud trial said Monday, was “his own worst enemy.” On Aug. 4, after a five-week trial and five days of deliberations, the jury found Shkreli guilty on [Read entire story]

Oreo meets Android; J&J loses big lawsuit; a snack smackdown

Hello, Oreo The next update to Android software finally has a delectable name: Oreo, extending Google’s tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat. Google anointed the software Monday after [Read entire story]

Search begins for a developer to revamp Marin County waterfront "eyesore"

Department of Veterans Affairs seeks a developer for a rare, 1.7-acre waterfront property in Sausalito where ships were built for World War II. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Poshmark plans ‘aggressive’ hiring spree, expansion at HQ

Amid reports that it seeks to raise new funding at a $600 million valuation, the fashion marketplace plans to lease additional space and double the workforce at its Redwood Shores offices. [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo creates event spaces for Bay Area nonprofits

Wells Fargo opened a 9,000-square-foot shared workspace in downtown San Francisco that’s used by bank employees during the day and available to nonprofits in the evening at no cost. [Read entire story]

Covered California stalls 12% rate hike as health care uncertainty continues

Covered California delays its plan to increase premium rates in hopes that Congress will pull together a funding decision soon. [Read entire story]

Investors flip Oakland office towers three times in four years

KBS Capital Advisors is the latest institutional investor to grab Oakland office towers in City Center. [Read entire story]

9 San Francisco eateries our readers recommend for great service

San Francisco may have some of the nation's most expensive dining options, but it also ranks high in another category — the quality of service diners can expect when they show up for a meal. Our first annual survey [Read entire story]

The new ‘golden ticket’: liquor licenses up for grabs in S.F. for first time in nearly 80 years

The number of liquor licenses available in the city is tied to the city's population, with one available for every 2,000 residents. [Read entire story]

Berkeley: A Nexus between Art and Technology

As long as there’s been art, there have been technological innovations that shaped and influenced it. Michelangelo’s painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, for instance, at least partially owes its profound [Read entire story]

Berkeley Public Schools: The Future of STEM Education

If it takes a village to raise a child, Berkeley is showing that it takes a community of dedicated organizations, businesses and institutions to educate children for the 21st century. Through hands-on STEM education [Read entire story]

Follow the Cyclotron Road

When Amazon released the Kindle Fire HDX in 2013, reviewers universally praised the clarity and colors of the e-reader’s display. Lost in all the hype was that the “quantum dots” that make the Fire HDX’s [Read entire story]

UC Berkeley Innovation Infrastructure Drives Local Entrepreneurship

The University of California, Berkeley is well-known as one of the top universities on the planet. Academically, UC Berkeley is consistently named the top public university in the country. Of Cal’s 52 graduate [Read entire story]