3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilient industries in the face of this cataclysm, the extreme mobility of the industry’s workforce begs large questions about what…

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days…

Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150 pound, battery powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. On appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in…

Polestar to open first U.S. stores in the second half of 2020 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of…

Watch Spike Lee’s 3-minute short film tribute to New York, New Yorkers, and healthcare workers

[ad_1] Acclaimed director Spike Lee has released a video tribute to the New York City on Instagram, capturing how strange the usually bustling city feels amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Set to the dissonant melody of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” the three-minute montage released Thursday shows off New York’s empty streets and locked up…

Sky-high gifts, extra help, and chips – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Roger Lee, the co-founder of Human Interest, heard that San Francisco imposed shelter-in-place orders, he started blogging about layoff news and posting crowdsourced lists of employees who were laid off. His goal was to increase awareness about layoffs and give recruiters a place to search for candidates. However, one week and 40 startup…