Sources: Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

July 5, 2018

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios: Sources: Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction  —  Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction, Axios has learned. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Scott Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

Scott Pruitt’s polarizing tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end. From a report: President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation. Trump said that the agency’s deputy administrator, Andrew Wheeler, will become the acting head of EPA. The departure follows months of scrutiny that gathered momentum following reports that Pruitt had rented a Capitol Hill condominium linked to an energy…

July 5, 2018
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Elon Musk’s Team Is Talking With Thai Officials for Cave Rescue

Representatives for Elon Musk are in talks with Thai authorities about aiding in the rescue of a boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave, said a spokesman for the billionaire. From a report: Musk’s companies could help by trying to locate the boys’ precise location using Space Exploration Technologies or Boring Co. technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Powerwalls, the spokesman said. It’s unclear whether…

July 5, 2018
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Announcing New CA Veracode Dynamic Analysis

Effective application security assesses applications across the entire software lifecycle – beyond the development phase and into production. Why is this necessary? If you’ve shifted security left, into the development process, why do you need to shift it right into production? To put it bluntly: Because people aren’t perfect, and bad guys never sleep. With the speed of today’s development processes, it would be foolish to assume that every defect…

July 5, 2018
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Zebra Technologies is buying Xplore, which makes rugged tablets and other hard-wearing hardware, for around $90M in cash (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

July 5, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Zebra Technologies is buying Xplore, which makes rugged tablets and other hard-wearing hardware, for around $90M in cash  —  Some more consolidation is afoot in the world of enterprise mobility.  Today, Zebra Technologies — a company that makes handheld scanners, printers and other portable hardware … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google’s Controversial Voice Assistant Could Talk Its Way Into Call Centers

More details have emerged about where Google intends — or at least intended until a few weeks ago — to take its controversial AI Duplex, which it first demonstrated to the public at its developer conference in May. The AI system is capable of making calls to local businesses to place reservations on behalf of Google Assistant users. And it does so in a voice that most people can’t distinguish…

July 5, 2018
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