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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:21:50 -0500

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Google's former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company (Kara Swisher/Recode)

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:20:14 -0500

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(image) Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google's former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company  —  The most high-profile autonomous vehicle engineer seems ready to return to the stage.  —  When Chris Urmson announced he was leaving Google X's self-driving car project, he wrote: “If I can find another project …




Delivery Hero buys Foodpanda in sought after food delivery market (Reuters)

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:15:07 -0500

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(image) Reuters:
Delivery Hero buys Foodpanda in sought after food delivery market  —  Berlin-based online food takeaway service Delivery Hero, one of Europe's biggest start-ups, will acquire competitor Foodpanda, a sign of further consolidation to fend off new competition in Europe's sought after food-delivery business.




Molotov, a free app that allows users to watch 70 free channels in France and bookmark shows in the cloud for alerts and later viewing, raises $23M (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:00:18 -0500

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(image) Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Molotov, a free app that allows users to watch 70 free channels in France and bookmark shows in the cloud for alerts and later viewing, raises $23M  —  Paris-based startup Molotov has raised $23 million and launched a service that is poised to revolutionize the way we watch live TV, doing what Apple has tried but thus far failed to do.




How and why devices like Echo and Home record your voice, what they do with the data, and how to scrub those recordings (Tim Moynihan/Wired)

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:55:07 -0500

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(image) Tim Moynihan / Wired:
How and why devices like Echo and Home record your voice, what they do with the data, and how to scrub those recordings  —  If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience.  You'll be asking for the weather, the news …







Procore raises $50M at $1B+ valuation, bringing the total amount raised to $179M for its cloud software for the construction industry (Amy Feldman/Forbes)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:00:18 -0500

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(image) Amy Feldman / Forbes:
Procore raises $50M at $1B+ valuation, bringing the total amount raised to $179M for its cloud software for the construction industry  —  Procore Technologies, which FORBES named to its 2016 list of next billion-dollar startups, has reached unicorn status after raising another $50 million.







A Facebook glitch is causing old posts and photos to be posted as new on some users' timelines; Facebook says it's investigating (Stephanie Mlot/PC Magazine)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:10:07 -0500

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(image) Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
A Facebook glitch is causing old posts and photos to be posted as new on some users' timelines; Facebook says it's investigating  —  Did you notice old photos appearing on your Facebook timeline and News Feed this morning?  Rest assured, you're not going nuts; a Facebook glitch appears to have resurfaced images that are months old.










WSJ: AirPods may be delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously (Jeff Dunn/Business Insider)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:50:05 -0500

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(image) Jeff Dunn / Business Insider:
WSJ: AirPods may be delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously  —  When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 in September, it also launched the AirPods, a completely wireless set of earbuds similar to smaller-scale offerings like the Bragi Dash and Samsung Gear IconX.













Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity (Erin Griffith/Fortune)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:05:04 -0500

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(image) Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity  —  The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they've always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee.  In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees …