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"Who wants to have eight hours a day peeling potatoes when actually there is a robot that can do that?"

Miso Robotics' "Flippy" can now be programmed to do a growing number of kitchen tasks in addition to burger-flipping. That's drawn the attention of quick-serve restaurants across the country that are struggling amid a labor shortage.

Bird announces its third-generation electric scooter with automatic emergency braking.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar will stay at the company at least through the merger.

Longtime Amazon HR leader Darcie Henry joins Snap.

UC Berkeley auctions off NFTs linked to Nobel Prizes.

SAG-AFTRA names Duncan Crabtree-Ireland its national executive director and chief negotiator.

Amazon, Microsoft and Google pursue $1billion cloud deal with Boeing.

Adam Neumann's WeWork exit package expands with $245 million in potential stock.

It's 'Order Up' for Miso Robotics and Its Burger-Flipping Robot

The Pasadena-based company that created a $60,000 robot to make hamburgers is preparing to launch a Series D through its own crowdfunding platform.

FIGS Tops Off Banner Week for SoCal IPOs

In what is partly a reflection of the area's red hot tech scene and also this year's sizzling IPO market, FIGS, seller of fashionable scrubs, became the latest Southern California company to do what is very much in fashion these days — go public. FIGS' IPO came just a day after Santa Monica-based ZipRecruiter debuted via direct listing on the NYSE.

Could a New FCC Challenge Stop SpaceX's Starlink Launches?

A small California satellite launch company is trying to halt SpaceX's ambitious Starlink internet project, arguing that the rocket company is launching the satellites without a clear understanding of their environmental impact and without a plan to prevent more trash from cluttering Earth's orbit.

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