Kirsten Korosec

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In latest Cruise incident, video shows pedestrian struck by human-driven car, then run over by robotaxi

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating an October 2 incident that left a woman stuck underneath a Cruise robotaxi after being hit by a human-driven vehicle. Video captured by Cruise and

The new Ford F-150 Lightning Flash puts tech and battery range on center stage

Ford is launching another version of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup that prioritizes tech and battery range over other premium features as the automaker tries to respond more quickly to consu

Ousted Flexport CEO Dave Clark strikes back

Dave Clark, the former Amazon executive who was ousted as CEO of Flexport just a year into the job, fired back at its founder and board, calling recent reporting on the logistics company “deeply

Rivian Q3 deliveries beat expectations, jump 23% from previous quarter

Rivian reported Monday it produced 16,304 vehicles at its Normal, Illinois factory and delivered 15,564 to customers, a higher-than-expected result that puts the company on track to beat its estimates

Tesla misses on Q3 delivery expectations

Tesla delivered 435,059 vehicles in the third quarter, a result that missed Wall Street expectations and was nearly 7% lower than the previous quarter. Tesla said planned downtimes at its factories le

Bird loses its NYSE wings, Uber gets tight with taxis and Tesla gets sued again for racial discrimination

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YC, OpenAI and the trough of disillusionment

Welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday show, where we recap the week’s biggest news.

EV boat startup Arc wades into watersports with $70M in fresh funding

Arc is making a splash with investors as it wraps up deliveries of its limited edition $300,000 electric boat and eyes its next target: watersports. And, specifically the kind that require a wake. The

US lawmakers push Ford to hand over documents on battery deal with China’s CATL

Ford may have paused its plans to build a $3.5 billion EV battery factory with CATL, but it hasn’t relieved pressure from Republican U.S. lawmakers who are investigating the automaker’s ag

Lucid opens EV factory in Saudi Arabia, home of its largest shareholder

Luxury EV maker Lucid Group has opened its first international factory in Saudi Arabia, the home of its largest shareholder. The factory, located in Jeddah, will have initial capacity to assemble 5,00

Uber is getting tighter with taxi companies

When Uber launched its ride-hailing service, the company was more pariah than partner to the taxi industry. Some 12 years later, it seems to be the latter. Uber announced Tuesday a multiyear partnersh

Amazon’s outgoing Echo head is Blue Origin’s new CEO

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith is retiring at the end of the year and his replacement is coming from Jeff Bezos’ other company. Dave Limp, an Amazon veteran who had planned to step down from his role

Ford halts work on $3.5B EV battery factory with China’s CATL

Ford confirmed Monday it has immediately stopped work at a $3.5 billion factory in Michigan that was supposed to make cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries using tech from China’s CATL. &#822

A conversation with Cruise’s Kyle Vogt, Bird scoops up Spin and self-driving trucks live to see another day in Cali

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Equity Live: Self-flying helicopters, AI and the battle of the features

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups. We were live at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023!

Why Shaquille O’Neal led edtech startup Edsoma’s $2.5M seed round

Edsoma, which offers an AI-powered reading, education and communication platform for children, raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by Shaquille O'Neal.

Redwood Materials acquires European battery recycler in expansion push

Redwood Materials said Tuesday it acquired lithium-ion battery recycler Redux Recycling, a purchase meant to accelerate U.S. company’s expansion into Europe. This is Redwood’s second acqui

The EV SPACs are running out of juice

News from Canoo and Arrival illustrates just how far off the rails the EV-SPAC boom has gone.

Lyft to pay $10M fine to SEC for failure to disclose board member’s role in pre-IPO share sale

Lyft has agreed to pay a $10 million fine over a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charge that the ride-hailing company failed to disclose a board director’s role in the sale of $424 milli

An autoworkers strike trifecta and another speed bump for Cruise and Waymo

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