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Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Pittsburgh mayor said last week that the relationship with Uber has been a “one-way street” as Uber expects carte blanche access to city amid self-driving tests   —  The honeymoon is over for Uber and Pittsburgh.  After bending over backward to accommodate the ride-sharing company's …
Feb 7, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Japanese insurance company to replace 34 claim staff with IBM Watson Explorer in January for $1.7M up front, $128K/year, saving $1.1M /year in employee salaries   —  Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce …
Jan 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B 20-year duration fund to fight climate change in energy, transport, agriculture, other industries; directors include Ma, Doerr, Khosla   —  Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.
Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Leaked slides from an invitation-only event on December 6 reveal Apple's LiDAR and AI research efforts, including more efficient neural networks   —  Apple has long been secretive about the research done within its Cupertino, California, labs.  It's easy to understand why.
Dec 7, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Domino's begins delivering pizza by drone to customers within a 1.5 km radius of one store in New Zealand, in partnership with drone company Flirtey   —  It's a brave new world—for pizza.  —  For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino's pizza is now just a short drone delivery away.
Nov 17, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Researchers fool many AI facial recognition systems with printed paper eyeglass frames   —  Your face is quickly becoming a key to the digital world.  Computers, phones, and even online stores are starting to use your face as a password.  But new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows …
Nov 11, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Alibaba's Ant Financial launches Alipay Everywhere app in Shanghai that allows users to find and order a specific service or task from strangers nearby   —  Last year Alipay, the Alibaba-affiliated payments app, released an April Fool's prank video.  It touted a fictional feature …
Oct 1, 2016, 7:05 AMIn context
Ian Kar / Quartz:
Venmo and PayPal to add in-store payments that use NFC to their mobile apps in the first half of 2017   —  Venmo, the adored millennial app that lets friends send money to each other, wants people to start using it to pay for purchases in stores.  —  Venmo and its parent company, PayPal …
Sep 8, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Quartz:
Sources: Facebook letting go of entire Trending Topics editorial staff, consisting of 15-18 workers contracted through a third party   —  Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May.
Aug 26, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, passes the expense to customers in fees that often don't match the “estimate”   —  In late June, Shawn Cook had a cold and needed some cough medicine.  The mobile game developer turned to on-demand delivery startup Postmates …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context

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