San Francisco Investing $100M For Pre-Fab Homes To Address Housing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced plans to invest $100 million in funds toward purchasing modular homes that would be constructed at a proposed factory within the city and help address its housing crisis. According to the mayor, the construction of modular homes, also known as pre-fabricated homes, would help…

via San Francisco Investing $100M For Pre-Fab Homes To Address Housing Crisis — CBS San Francisco

History and Birthplace of “Silicon Valley”

We didn’t know before they started construction. Nobody used to pay attention to San Antonio shopping mall. It was just a residential place more than the shopping mall.
We used to go for the pumpkin patch or Christmas tree lot.
It was the huge empty parking lot with the side street had a sign “Silicon Valley”.
When construction people started building something. Everybody was guessing what it will be.
We knew what it will be but, exactly what kind of office, hotel, cinema.
The scientists and engineers who worked at 391 San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California, laid the technological and cultural foundations for today’s Silicon Valley.

 

http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#celebrating-birthplace-silicon-valley

 

 

 

Silicone Valley Bay Area company Apple Becomes the World’s First U.S. Trilion-Dollar Company

According to the Wiki, ” Apple is a Silicone Valley Bay Area company Apple Becomes the World’s First U.S. Trillion-Dollar Company. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services”.

https://www.apple.com/

Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones

By JACK NICAS The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses. Published: July 10, 2018 at 07:00PM from NYT Technology https://ift.tt/2ujnyFg via IFTTT

via Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones

by JACK NICAS — Pacosite’s Blog

Bill Would Create Statewide Plan For Checking If Buildings Are Earthquake-Safe

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California lawmakers are considering a bill that would develop a new tool to keep us earthquake-safe. Supporters say it’ll help Californians know whether their buildings may still be standing when a major earthquake strikes, but critics say the legislation is structurally flawed. If the big one hits tomorrow, Kit Miyamoto says thousands…

via Bill Would Create Statewide Plan For Checking If Buildings Are Earthquake-Safe — CBS Sacramento

5D robotics

According to the 5Drobotics, “Intelligent vehicles use 5DTM technology to autonomously transport people and goods. This game-changing solution drastically improves the safety, efficiency, and cost of transportation for any ecosystem”.

 

https://5drobotics.com/

Google launches college stats

Google launched a new feature today that’ll let users view all the information they might want about a college directly in Search. Prospective students typically have to scour a college’s website to figure out student body demographics, tuition costs, and aid possibilities. Now, Google pulls all that data to provide stats on the average cost…

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