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May Mobility raises $11.5 million to deploy self-driving shuttle fleets

Michigan -based startup May Mobility, which is trying to swap out current transportation options for corporate and other clients with self-driving small shuttles, has raised $11.5 million in sed fundi

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the

Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility – 20 times per day

Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received over 1,600 false alarm 911 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It&#821

Proven wants to sell AI distilled custom skincare

YC-backed startup Proven wants to make it suck less for women to find skincare that works for them. The co-founders are taking what they describe as a "rational, logic-based" approach to figuring out

Bosch acquires B2B rideshare startup SPLT and establishes mobility service arm

Bosch has acquired a ridesharing startup called SPLT that offered employers, universities and municipal authorities workforce-focused ridesharing services to help them offer shared commute as a means

Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those who want great sound and smarts

The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here, now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the opti

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Chances are you've heard of Google. You're likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a sli

Barnes & Noble is killing itself

I’ve been chronicling the slow demise of B&N for years now, watching the company bleed out, drop by drop, until it has become a shell of its former value. B&N was a cultural center in pl

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the laun

Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That's the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner In

Apple and Android are destroying the Swiss Watch industry

In Q4 2017 – essentially during the last holiday season – market research firm Canalys found that more people bought Apple watches than Swiss watches. Two million more, to be exact. Brian

YouTube is expanding Red to more countries

YouTube Red will expand its subscription service to as many as 100 countries, according to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki . Speaking at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach

The Trump administration is reportedly moving to privatize the International Space Station

The Trump administration is planning to privatize the international space station instead of simply decommissioning the orbiting international experiment in 2024, according to a report in The Washing

Startups are (still) making weird name choices

First names, foods and animals have been quite popular lately with founders choosing startup names. Meanwhile, other naming styles are getting more fashionable. We take a look at what’s hot now and

The special data device SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy sent to orbit is just the start

A so-called ‘Starman,’ which is a life-size mannequin wearing a production version of the SpaceX crew spacesuit; a miniature car created by Hot Wheels to commemorate the Roadster and its p

WeTravel builds a payment platform for small travel businesses

WeTravel wants to be the payment platform for small travel companies and group trips. Founded by three immigrant entrepreneurs who met at University of California, Berkeley, the company has just close

Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The so-called “Shipping with Amazon” program will be an end-to-end shipping solu

Waymo gets to the heart of its case

Attorneys for Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle spinout, are nearing the end of their plaintiffs presentation against Uber in a trial that is likely to have broad ramifications for the common Val

Lyft hires Tesla’s president of Sales & Service as COO

Lyft has hired a new C-level executive: Jon McNeill, who joins as Chief Operating Officer. McNeill previously held a top role at Tesla, where he was president of Global Sales & Service, overseeing

Elon Musk’s self-driving strategy still doesn’t include LiDAR

Elon Musk's vision of autonomous driving differs from a lot of Tesla's competitors in that he's been adamant that LiDAR isn't a core component of his approach. It's a stance that provokes a lot of deb
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