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Lyft to Develop Its Own Self-driving Car Technology

Lyft Inc has formed a self-driving car division, company executives said, a bold investment for the second-largest U.S. ride-services firm as it jockeys for position in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle race. (more…)

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Google Is Facing Its Second Massive Antitrust Fine

EU antitrust regulators are weighing another record fine against Google over its Android mobile operating system and have set up a panel of experts to give a second opinion on the case, two people familiar with the matter said. (more…)

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CEOs of 18 Tech Companies Meet With Trump on Government’s Computing Systems

President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, seeking their help to make the government's computing systems more efficient. (more…)

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Google Announces New Plans to Remove Terrorist, Extremist Content on YouTube

Alphabet's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. (more…)

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Tim Cook Says Apple is Working on Autonomous Car Systems

After years toiling away in secret on a car project, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for the first time elaborated on the company’s plans in the automotive market. (more…)

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Apple is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Rival Google Home and Amazon Echo

Apple Inc. is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter as well. (more…)

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Uber Fires Former Google Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Uber said Tuesday that it had fired Anthony Levandowski, a star engineer brought in to lead the company’s self-driving automobile efforts who was accused of stealing trade secrets when he left a job at Google. (more…)

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EU to Conclude Google Antitrust Cases in the ‘Next Few Months’

EU antitrust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine. (more…)

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Uber Threatens to Fire Top Engineer at Center of Waymo Lawsuit

Uber Technologies Inc. threatened to fire the man at the center of its legal battle with Alphabet Inc., telling its top driverless technology engineer to either deny taking files from his former employer or turn them over. (more…)

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Apple Reportedly Secretly Working on Diabetes Treatment

Apple (AAPL) has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter. (more…)

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Uber’s Policy and Communications Chief Leaves

Uber's global policy and communications chief Rachel Whetstone is the latest executive to leave amid a series of controversies including an investigation into sexism and sexual harassment that have bashed the public image of the ride-hailing company. (more…)

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Waymo Targets Second Senior Executive in Uber Self-driving Technology Dispute

Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo initiated private legal proceedings against two former executives who launched a rival company acquired by Uber (UBER), court records show, accusing them of trying to recruit Waymo employees to the new startup that aims to revolutionize the auto industry. (more…)

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Uber Executive Accused of Stealing Driverless Car Technology from Google Invokes Fifth Amendment, Seeks to Avoid Charges

An Uber executive accused of stealing driverless car technology from his former employers at Google is exercising his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination, according to his lawyers. (more…)

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