Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars

May 15, 2017

Image: Kelly Sullivan/ Getty Images for Lyft The ride-hailing app struggles time took another striking curve with the bulletin that Google’s Waymo self-driving auto squad will be teaming up with Lyft, Uber’s principal rival. This could change everything. SEE ALSO: Google exits after Uber in court over self-driving auto mysteries In a spate that was confirmed by both Waymo and Lyft in a report from The New York Times ,…

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Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs

May 3, 2017

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a laissez-faire approach to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up ofpoliticalrhetoric against social platforms in recent months in the UK, following a terror attack in London in tech firms to do more to help block the spread of terrorist content online. In ahighly critical Last month, theGerman government backed a…

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Soaring tech stocks send Nasdaq to record high

April 28, 2017

Bumper revenues from Google parent Alphabet and Amazon improve tech-heavy index as Jeff Bezos closes in on title of worlds richest person A slew of large-scale tech business including Google parent Alphabet and Amazon have reported better than originally anticipated bumper revenues, promising to boost the Nasdaq index to fresh highs. The tech-heavy index once propagandized to a new account on Thursday of 6,048.94, a rise of 0.39%, thanks to…

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Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services

April 28, 2017

Google is today launching an update foriOS users that will make it easier to find media content like TV shows, movies and songs on variousstreaming services and content marketplaces, includingiTunes, Hulu, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify and others. The feature, which is still rolling out, will show youthe icons for the serviceswhere the content isavailable when you perform a Google search. Youll also be able to click those icons…

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The Internet of Cows herds hackers to support the global cattle industry

April 27, 2017

Cows are generally not top of mind amongthosewho call the animal pen,South of Market, San Francisco, home. But Internet of Cows hackathon, in partnership with The Silicon Valley Forum, the startup put groupsto work brainstorming solutionsfor monitoring herds, exporting goods and securing loans. This is the fourth time that the 17 person BovControl team has hosted thishackathon. The companys mission is to enhance food production. Its core product, a mobile…

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Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

April 26, 2017

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the centre of the broadly cited his Fifth Amendment freedoms against self-incrimination in the case provided for, refusing to answer questions about whether or not he downloaded confidential enters from Google before discontinuing his errand at the company to join Ubers self-driving automobile crew. Nonetheless, an appeals court has revoked his request to extend his Fifth Amendment freedoms so broadly that Uber could redact reports…

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Googles and Intertrusts new PatentShield helps startups fight patent litigation in return for equity

April 26, 2017

Google and PatentShield, a new program that aims to help defend startups from patent litigation in return for a stake in those companies. The basic idea here is to give startupsthat join the program ownership ofa selection of patents from Googles and Intertrusts portfolio that they can then use as a deterrent against potential patent litigation from established players in theirfields. Google is seeding the programwith a selection of its…

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Google Doodle offers Earth Days tips via trio of furry environmental activists

April 23, 2017

Image: google Google Doodles are a regular source of unexpected joy, and Earth Day is no exception, with the search giant crafting a special, children’s book style message of love for our planet. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories The new doodle tells the story of a fox that has a nightmare about fish dying in the sea and penguins losing their homes to arctic melting. The…

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