• In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit
  • UK CO2 and energy costs ‘set to rise’ – BBC News
  • Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development
  • Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning
  • Theres a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention

In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

In response to a series of questions posed by District Judge William Alsup, Uber claims that no one there was aware of any proprietary information taken from Waymo until that company had filed its lawsuit. To recap: Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, sued Uber over theft of trade secrets, as the companies fight to bring autonomous vehicles to market. All of this came about after Anthony…

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UK CO2 and energy costs ‘set to rise’ – BBC News

The CCC speaks the UK must shift much more hurriedly towards electric cars to increase carbon and tackle regional air pollution. It also says a strategy is urgently needed to insulate millions of homes and procreate new different forms of heating that don’t polluted the air or crank up climate change. The report’s spotting on home force statements will surprise people amidst allegations of energy companionship extortion and were afraid…

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Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development

Oxford University continues to be a hotbed of AI talent, fuelling not just academic research into AI but also the ambitions of startups and large technology companies alike. The latest Oxford-based AI startup to make headlines is Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out that is applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to software development. The young company has raised $22 million in Series A funding, one year since leaving academia. The round…

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Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question. Surely Box was of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. All he would say was they were thinking about it. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will take advantage of Redmonds…

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Theres a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention

James Riney is managing partner and head of 500 Startups Japan. More posts by this contributor: Corporate Venture Capital Is King In Japan People often use the term time machine model in Japan. It refers to the lag with Silicon Valley when it comes to startups and innovation. Whenever there is a Silicon Valley darling that raises money from top-tier venture capitalists, there tend to be copycats that emerge locally. This…

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Trumps Tech Week did not make America great because Trump’s Tech Week was a sham

Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY It was a full house last week at the White House as President Donald Trump opened his doors to a gaggle of tech CEOs to talk about modernizing the U.S. government. Among the all-star lineup: Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt. This week, they’re gone. They leave behind desks at departments key to bringing the government into the 21st century that have remained…

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to gunmen. The newGlobal Internet Forum to Counter Terrorismadds arrangement to prevailing endeavours by the companies to target and be obtained from major network pulpits recruiting textiles for horror groups. Together, the four tech chairwomen say they will collaborate on engineering solutions to the problem, sharing content grouping proficiencies and effective…

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Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

The grocery delivery wars look set to get cooking UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced the launch today of a one-hour delivery service in central London called Tesco Now echoing Amazons Prime Now delivery branding. This comes hot on the heels of the news that ecommerce giant Amazon is wading into the bricks-and-mortar grocery business, with its planned purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7BN. As well as a one hour…

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Fintonic banks $28M to grow its personal finance management app

Spanish startup Fintonic has closed a25 million (~$28M) Series B funding round to expand into new markets in Latin America and continue developing the product. Investors in the round include banking and financial services giant theING Group and insurance group PSN. The personal finance management app is aimed at consumers wanting help managing their money such as getting overviews and alerts about their expenses. Currently Fintonic is available in two…

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