Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

End of the road for Volkswagen’s self-driving Aurora deal

BERLIN: Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler. “The activities under our partnership have been concluded,” a VW spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday following an ...

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Data watchdog opens first investigation into Google

PARIS: The State’s data watchdog has opened its first investigation into Google to examine a suspected infringement of EU privacy rules covering the sharing of personal data of internet users. The Data Protection Commission has begun a statutory inquiry – the regulator’s 19th investigation into a big tech company – ...

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French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

LONDON: Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn’t care much for fashion. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has followed in his footsteps, sporting a plain grey T-shirt every day for years only to swap it for a simple black suit to testify before Congress and the ...

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Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock iPhones at Government Request

WASHINGTON: Bill Gates thinks Silicon Valley isn’t worried enough about government regulation. In a new interview, he warned that big tech companies are being reckless in their support for end-to-end encryption, and he made some cryptic comments about Apple. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its annual letter, and ...

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Hype over bitcoin borders on weird

LONDON: In the long history of money, there have been essentially two kinds. The first is a tangible commodity – usually, gold. The second is a “fiat currency,” created by a ruler with the power to compel use. The proposition underlying this year’s extraordinary bitcoin surge is that we are ...

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Tech giants Intel plans to launch 100 self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. A day after closing the $15 billion deal to buy Mobileye, which specializes in driver-assistance systems, Intel said it will begin rolling ...

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Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

NEW YORK: Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed ...

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Pakistani CEO in Silicon Valley

PARIS: A Pakistani female entrepreneur has been selected to represent her startup at Blackbox Connect this year, a two-week residential programme for startup founders across the globe being held at the accelerator in Silicon Valley. Sana Farooq, founder and CEO of The e-Learning Network (ELN), is the first female entrepreneur ...

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