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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
GM, Cruise announce plans for mass-produced auto with self-driving hardware based on updated Bolt EV platform; no date for car's launch or self-driving feature   —  Cruise, the self-driving car startup that sold to General Motors last year, has reached a new milestone: it has a self-driving car model …
Sep 11, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
David McCabe / Axios:
Tech firms are concerned about bill with bipartisan support in Senate, which aims to hold online platforms liable for illegal ads that led to sex-trafficking   —  Of all the policy fights big internet companies are facing this fall, a sex-trafficking bill with bi-partisan support on the Senate has them rattled the most.
Sep 7, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Overview of where regulators stand on ICOs in US, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, and Canada   —  Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, have quickly become a popular alternative to traditional venture capital and project financing, but a growing number of regulators are pumping the brakes.
Sep 7, 2017, 12:00 AMIn context
Alison Snyder / Axios:
Survey of 3,000+ American business executives finds 85% say AI presents a competitive advantage, but just 20% use AI in some way, and 5% use it extensively   —  American business executives expect artificial intelligence to have a large impact on their companies, but few are actually doing anything with AI …
Sep 6, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
LinkedIn launches Audience Network to let marketers promote native ads on sites and apps other than LinkedIn   —  Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is launching LinkedIn Audience Network, an advertising feature that will let marketers promote native ads to certain audiences on sites and apps other than LinkedIn.
Sep 6, 2017, 6:45 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover has his own VC fund that's secured $3M+, according to SEC filing, and is part of AngelList's Angel Funds initiative   —  Ryan Hoover, founder of popular tech leaderboard and forum Product Hunt, is raising a small venture capital fund called “Weekend Fund.”
Aug 29, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
David McCabe / Axios:
US lawmakers and advocates on both the left and right are increasingly calling for regulating Google, Facebook, and Amazon   —  Tech behemoths Google, Facebook and Amazon are feeling the heat from the far-left and the far-right, and even the center is starting to fold.
Aug 18, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
In less than a month, over 29M unique viewers have watched Stay Tuned, NBC News' daily Snapchat Discover show   —  In less than a month, over 29 million unique viewers have already watched “Stay Tuned,” NBC News' daily Snapchat Discover show, Axios has learned.  —  Why it matters:
Aug 18, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Shervin Pishevar and two other Uber investors demand that Benchmark, which sued Travis Kalanick for fraud, give up its Uber board seat and sell its Uber shares   —  A group of Uber investors has asked that venture capital firm Benchmark step down from the company's board of directors, Axios has learned.
Aug 11, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Benchmark sues Kalanick for fraud, wants to invalidate 2016 stockholder vote, which would eliminate 3 board seats for Kalanick appointees, including Kalanick's   —  The battle between Benchmark Capital and Travis Kalanick just went nuclear, with the venture capital firm suing the former Uber CEO for fraud …
Aug 10, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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