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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Inside the competition over mapping for self-driving vehicles among companies like Google, GM, and Uber, with many keen to stop Google from dominating   —  Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street.  Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps?
Feb 21, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Android P to have deeper Google Assistant integration, better battery life, support for iPhone X-like notches, multiple screens, and foldable displays   —  Search giant tries again to win over valuable iPhone users  —  Android P to integrate more tightly with Google's Assistant
Feb 12, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Waymo asked for $500M and outside monitor review of Uber's self-driving software to settle, Uber initially rejected the deal, agreed to reduced amount   —  Waymo won main goal to get outside review of Uber's software  —  New Uber leaders decided not to fight someone else's battle
Feb 9, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google to vet videos in the Google Preferred ad program with human moderators and AI, after concerns from marketers over videos including Logan Paul's   —  Google is planning a new push to vet top-tier YouTube videos that it bundles for major advertisers, people familiar with the plan said.
Jan 11, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Leaked Lyft investor document projects the service will command about a third of US ride hailing market by the end of the year, see losses of about $600M   —  Projections see Lyft sales rise, losses of $600 million  —  Fidelity, another Uber backer, may join Alphabet in new round
Nov 10, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources say Google is actively promoting TensorFlow in China to forge business ties and hiring staff to scour Chinese companies for potential AI investments   —  Artificial intelligence is its prized asset there now  —  Alphabet puts scouts on ground from Google and CapitalG units
Oct 31, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Waymo Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Snowy Detroit   —  Autonomous Chrysler minivans will learn to navigate snow, ice  —  Tech company's rollout comes in the backyard of big automakers  —  The self-driving cars Google designed are going to the snow — and the seat of the car industry.
Oct 28, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at Sundar Pichai's challenges as Google struggles with criticism over fake news, sexism in its own ranks, fears of AI, and anti-trust cases in Europe   —  The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
How Google's meandering, secretive, non-committal robotics efforts since 2013 slowed progress in the field   —  Its scattered, ambiguous, frequently abandoned objectives for its string of big acquisitions have hurt the whole field.  —  In 1982, Blade Runner introduced the world to replicants …
Oct 15, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google ends controversial “first click free” policy, won't demote paywalled news sites in search results, and will offer new tools to help sell subscriptions   —  Search engine drops controversial ‘first-click free’ program  —  Company won't demote paywalled news sites in search results
Oct 2, 2017, 12:40 AMIn context

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