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Amazon Exploring Autonomous Car Deliveries
Amazon

Amazon Exploring Autonomous Car Deliveries

The online retail giant has reportedly formed a team that's exploring how the company might be able to take advantage of driverless-vehicle technology.
Elon Musk Expects to Have a Brain-Machine Interface in 4 Years
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Expects to Have a Brain-Machine Interface in 4 Years

Neuralink could have its first product by then, but that's just the start of the 'Wizard Era.'
Why Apple's Tim Cook Once Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store
Uber

Why Apple's Tim Cook Once Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store

The ride hailing company also collected data from Unroll.me.
Will Trump Visa Order Fix a Broken System or Smash it?
H-1B Visas

Will Trump Visa Order Fix a Broken System or Smash it?

The H-1B visa controversy pits tech companies that want reliable access to highly skilled workers against populists pushing a tough "hire American'' policy.
Peter Page
Payment Card Startup Plastc Took $12.7 Million From Investors and Customers ... and Then Just Disappeared
Tech Startups

Payment Card Startup Plastc Took $12.7 Million From Investors and Customers ... and Then Just Disappeared

Plastc promised its card device could store information from up to 20 other payment cards, saving customers the bother of carrying wallets filled with different cards.
Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest
Venture Capital

Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest

After raising $120 million, the $400 internet-connected juicer is as farcical as an entire season of 'Silicon Valley.'
Gene Marks
How to Recycle Your Technology
Recycling

How to Recycle Your Technology

Do your part by donating your old tech or getting rid of it in an environmentally safe way.
Amazon Offers 'Lex' Chatbot Platform to Devs
Amazon

Amazon Offers 'Lex' Chatbot Platform to Devs

Developers will be able to create their own chatbots using the same language processing that powers Amazon's own Alexa voice assistant.
Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 53,000 Cars
Automakers

Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 53,000 Cars

A small gear in the electric parking brakes can fail, meaning cars get stuck in park.
PetSmart Just Made One of the Biggest Ecommerce Acquisitions Ever
News and Trends

PetSmart Just Made One of the Biggest Ecommerce Acquisitions Ever

This week's episode also features Purple, a disruptive mattress company, and a new Spotify analytics dashboard for artists.
Venturer
Survey Finds Cannabis Users Are Educated, Fit, Sociable and Surprisingly Republican
Cannabis

Survey Finds Cannabis Users Are Educated, Fit, Sociable and Surprisingly Republican

The most remarkable thing about people who imbibe marijuana is how little different they are from people who don't.
dispensaries.com
15 Things to Know About the 'Apple Park' Spaceship Campus
Apple

15 Things to Know About the 'Apple Park' Spaceship Campus

What has Apple come up with after investing billions of dollars and a decade-and-a-half of preparation? Before the company moves in, here's what you need to know.
Mark Zuckerberg's Quest to Kill the Smartphone Could Have Some Scary Side Effects
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's Quest to Kill the Smartphone Could Have Some Scary Side Effects

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg revealed his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, calling his shot for a future where artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and ubiquitous connectivity are all core to the social network's strategy.
Matt Weinberger
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