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Equity gap? Women at startups get far less than male counterparts

Female employees at startups are getting 47 cents to the dollar of equity that male employees get, and it's even worse when you compare between founders of different genders. That's the conclusion o…
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Netflix adds European digital publisher to board

Netflix Inc. has added some international flavor to its board of directors. The streaming giant has named Mathias Döpfner, chairman and CEO of Axel Springer, to the board. Based in Berlin, Axel Spr…
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The big cost of small dwellings: Secondary units face many hurdles, but new companies are trying to change that

While interest in accessory dwelling units, better known as granny flats, has skyrocketed amid California's housing crisis, progress in actually getting the small homes built remains incredibly low. …
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Report: Tesla under criminal investigation by DoJ over Musk's going-private tweets

Tesla Inc. is now under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over CEO Elon Musk's public statements around his plans to take the company private, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. A Ju…
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Netflix, Amazon make history at the Emmys

For the first time ever, a streaming service has won the most Emmy Awards — well, tied. Netflix Inc. and HBO each took home 23 statuettes between Monday night’s Primetime Emmys and the Creative Arts…
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Japanese billionaire to pay Musk's SpaceX for a week-long trip in outer space

Elon Musk was pretty candid about the safety and timeline of the moon mission his company SpaceX is planning for its largest rocket that's currently in development in California. However, those detai…
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Lucid plays catch-up in electric vehicles race

Silicon Valley’s EV start-ups risk being left behind as sub-scale manufacturers in a market targeted both by the world’s biggest carmakers and a group of ambitious Chinese start-ups, which can count …
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Lawsuit says Facebook lets employers exclude women in recruiting campaigns

A group of job seekers is alleging that Facebook Inc. helps employers exclude female candidates from recruiting campaigns. Per The New York Times, charges were filed against the social media giant a…
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Advanced wheelchair startup Whill raises $45M, moves HQ to Japan

Whill Inc. has raised a $45 million Series C funding round after quietly moving its headquarters this summer from San Carlos to Yokohama, Japan, where it began eight years ago. The 500 Startups alum…
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MacBook, iPhone and other Apple products dodge this round of Trump tariffs

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. is being spared from this round of Trump administration-ordered tariffs, which will increase duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, effective later this month. I…
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5 workplace privacy rules California employers must follow

Many employers have policies stating that workers don't have an expectation of privacy when using company resources, such as computers, phones and email programs. This type of policy is usually permi…
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State commission investigating $9M in potential San Jose Water overcharges

San Jose Water is being investigated by the California Public Utilities Commission for alleged overcharges totaling as much as $9 million.
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British cave diver sues Elon Musk for calling him a ‘pedo guy’

Elon Musk challenged Vernon Unsworth to sue him for calling the British cave diver a pedophile and child rapist. Well, now Unsworth has. In the suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angel…
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Editor's note: Issues with today's TechFlash newsletter? Read those stories here

Dear readers: The Business Journal experienced technical issues with today's edition of our regular TechFlash newsletter. We hope to have those issues resolved by the next installment of TechFlash …
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The Funded: Two big shutdowns, 3 IPO filings and a Walmart acquisition

A pair of high-profile, venture-backed companies from San Francisco have shut down in recent days. Path Inc., a mobile social networking company founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin…
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