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Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:15:08 -0700
When car ownership fades, this parking garage will be ready for its next life
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:15:08 -0700
Some apartment developers designing new projects are planning their parking garages for a time when ride-sharing services and self-driving taxis whittle down car ownership until parking places become expendable. They’re designing their garages to eventually serve other uses.
FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:13:02 -0700
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, said Tuesday it’s adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its self-driving vehicle fleet. It will allow hundreds of people in the […]
Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:04 -0700
WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 U.S. companies, including some of the nation’s largest manufacturers, are urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program to promote efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for Energy Star, which encourages efficiency in major appliances, office equipment, lighting and home electronics. […]
Microsoft connects LinkedIn with its business software
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:31:58 -0700
The new program, which stitches together Microsoft’s Dynamics and LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator, is the biggest move yet to make use of the Redmond company’s largest-ever acquisition.
How Facebook keeps beating every rival
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700
Commentary: Do you know what happens when you control four of the biggest social networks in the world? You get to stop worrying about competitors beating you on features.
UW gets high marks for commercializing research
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:36:58 -0700
The University of Washington ranked No. 7 on a list from economic think tank Milken Institute that ranked U.S. universities’ commercialization efforts. That’s up from No. 24 in 2006, when the study was first released.
Apple faces demands from China on live-streaming apps
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:04:18 -0700
Chinese regulators are summoning Apple to ask that it subject Chinese news and live-streaming services to more stringent app reviews to ensure they conform to regulations.