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What the New NHTSA Guidelines Mean for Self-Driving Cars

(TECH CRUNCH) – In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that

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Uber to Combine China Business with Didi Chuxing in $35 Billion Merger

(Reuters) – Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc would merge its China business with rival Didi Chuxing, valuing the combined company at $35 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the

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Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Venture capital investments in startups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new

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Apple Enhances Siri but Still Trails in Artificial Intelligence Race

By Julia Love (Reuters) – Apple unveiled a series of improvements to its Siri digital assistant on Thursday, but the tech giant still trails rivals such as Google and Amazon

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Uber Offers Helicopters to Escape Sao Paulo Gridlock

By Brad Haynes and Alberto Alerigi Jr. SAO PAULO (Reuters) – For commuters who imagine soaring above Sao Paulo’s notorious traffic jams, ride-hailing app Uber is offering to make that

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Uber Takes $3.5 Billion from Country Where Driving While Female Is Illegal

(GAWKER) – Uber, Silicon Valley’s moral compass, just accomplished perhaps the greatest-ever feat of brand synergy: The New York Times reports that the transit company just banked a $3.5 billion

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VW Looks for More Revenue From Ride-Hailing Apps, Mobility Services

By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> is looking at on-demand mobility services such as smartphone ride hailing to earn a “notable share” of future revenues as the carmaker

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Automakers, Tech Companies Decide to Make Deals, Not War

By Joseph White and Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) – A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to

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Uber Deal Shows Divide in Labor’s Drive for Role in ‘Gig Economy’

By Daniel Wiessner and Dan Levine (Reuters) – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers trumpeted an agreement reached earlier this month to represent New York Uber drivers, saying

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Let’s Use Self-Driving Cars to Fix America’s Busted Infrastructure

(WIRED) – AN ENTIRE SECTOR of the federal government is held hostage by the last century. The death spiral of the gas tax, and the other broken user-fees, demand we

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