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Berkeley SkyDeck Showcases 24 Tech Startups at Demo Day

Berkeley SkyDeck Showcases 24 Tech Startups at Demo Day

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Berkeley SkyDeck, a renowned global entrepreneurship hub and tech accelerator, is gearing up for its most extensive Demo Day to date, featuring 24 innovative startups. The event is scheduled for September 20 at Zellerbach Hall, situated on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The lineup of Batch 16 companies set to participate in Demo Day spans a diverse array of industries, including climate tech, robotics, deep tech, AI, chips, hardware, gaming, and fintech. This year's Demo Day marks a new milestone for Berkeley SkyDeck, highlighting its ongoing growth and influence within the startup ecosystem. It provides investors from major Silicon Valley firms with the opportunity to hear from each of the participating startups. Batch 16 represents the largest cohort to date, fe...
Ford’s Ambition: Doubling Hybrid F-150 Pickup Truck Sales with Price Reduction

Ford’s Ambition: Doubling Hybrid F-150 Pickup Truck Sales with Price Reduction

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Ford Unveils Refreshed F-150 Lineup with Hybrid Pricing Surprise Ford has taken the wraps off its mid-life refresh for the ever-popular F-150 pickup truck, introducing several noteworthy changes. The updated F-150 range boasts standard LED lighting, a redesigned grille, fresh wheel designs, and the inclusion of standard Sync 4 infotainment across all models. One of the standout alterations is the replacement of the naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 engine as the base option. In its place, Ford has introduced a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. However, the most intriguing development is the pricing strategy for the hybrid 3.5-liter V6 PowerBoost engine, which now comes at no additional cost compared to the best-selling turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Andrew Fri...