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May 15, 2015, 12:55 PM

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Chris Urmson / The Official Google Blog:
Google's own self-driving cars will hit public roads this summer with safety drivers aboard and speed capped at 25mph  —  Green lights for our self-driving vehicle prototypes  —  When we started designing the world's first fully self-driving vehicle, our goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Carl Icahn takes $100M stake in Lyft in a $150M extension to earlier round, calls Lyft's $2.5B valuation a bargain compared to rival Uber's $41B valuation  —  Icahn Takes $100 Million Stake in Lyft  —  Investor calls Lyft's valuation a bargain to ride-sharing rival Uber
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
European mobile networks reportedly plan to block all advertising, targeting Google  —  A report from the Financial Times today claims that European mobile networks are preparing to block advertising across the Web.  —  According to the story, which cites anonymous sources …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
United Airlines offers hackers up to 1M mileage points to find vulnerabilities in its sites, apps, and online portals, but excludes testing of inflight systems  —  United Will Reward People Who Flag Security Flaws—Sort Of  —  United Airlines announced this week that it's launching …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Oculus Details Rift's Recommended PC Specs, ‘Pauses’ Mac Development  —  We're still a little while off from the Oculus Rift's official consumer launch - pre-orders are starting later this year, the company revealed recently, with shipping beginning early next year.
Nidhi Subbaraman / BetaBoston:
Harassment response study says Twitter is better at handling violent threats than doxxing or revenge porn complaints  —  Cambridge group assesses Twitter's record on confronting online harassment  —  In November, Twitter allowed the Cambridge-based Women Action & the Media group to study …
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