Uber Self-Driving Cars Back On Public Roads, But In Manual Mode

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Uber is putting its autonomous vehicles back on Pittsburgh’s city streets, four months after a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving cars prompted the ride-hailing company to halt testing on public roads. But for now, Uber’s modified self-driving Volvo XC90 vehicles will only be driven manually by humans and under a new set of safety standards that includes real-time monitoring of…

July 24, 2018
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AT&T reports Q2 revenues of $39B, down from $39.8B YoY, vs. $39.39B expected, in its first quarter since completing its acquisition of Time Warner (Chloe Aiello/CNBC)

July 24, 2018

Chloe Aiello / CNBC: AT&T reports Q2 revenues of $39B, down from $39.8B YoY, vs. $39.39B expected, in its first quarter since completing its acquisition of Time Warner  —  – Investors will be watching closely to see how CEO Randall Stephenson lays out his strategic vision, especially concerning investment … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Head of Snap’s Spectacles division, Mark Randall, tells staff he’s leaving to start his own company, marking the second leadership change for the product (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

July 24, 2018

Alex Heath / Cheddar: Head of Snap’s Spectacles division, Mark Randall, tells staff he’s leaving to start his own company, marking the second leadership change for the product  —  The head of Snapchat’s Spectacles division, Mark Randall, has left the company.  —  Randall, who was Snap Inc.’s vice president of hardware … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Pinterest’s head of engineering Li Fan leaves for scooter startup Lime (Michelle Castillo/CNBC)

July 24, 2018

Michelle Castillo / CNBC: Pinterest’s head of engineering Li Fan leaves for scooter startup Lime  —  Pinterest’s head of engineering Li Fan is leaving the company to become head of engineering of scooter company Lime.  —  “I joined Pinterest because I saw a rare opportunity to bring together my passions for engineering … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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BitTorrent confirms it has been acquired by blockchain startup Tron; filings suggest about $126M in cash was paid for the company (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

July 24, 2018

Janko Roettgers / Variety: BitTorrent confirms it has been acquired by blockchain startup Tron; filings suggest about $126M in cash was paid for the company  —  File sharing veteran BitTorrent has finally confirmed that it has a new owner: “We are excited to announce that Tron has officially closed its acquisition of BitTorrent … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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