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Apple, Google Bring Smartphone Functions to Car Dashboards

Coming soon: cars that interact with your smartphone like never before.<p>Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.<p>With the 2016 model year, Apple's CarPlay and …

To regulate or not to regulate? EU to launch study on Uber

, Brussels (Reuters) - - The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>The logo of …

European Parliament

Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.<p>The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union …

Foxconn hasn't canceled investment plan in Indonesia: ministry official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest electronic components maker, has not withdrawn its plans to invest in a factory in Indonesia, an Indonesian industry ministry official said on Tuesday.<p>The official’s comment came after Kontan business daily quoted Indonesian …

South-east Asia

Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

Daniel Pianko Contributor<p>Daniel Pianko is co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Rethinking return on education investment<p>Despite Silicon Valley billionaires’ remarkable track record of …

Silicon Valley

How a new breed of startups is cracking rural ecommerce in Asia

Kudo co-founder Albert Lucius at the Kudo office“Think about it: people in Indonesia’s second- or third-tier cities actually have to pay more for …

eCommerce

Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round: sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, with investors still hopeful for the U.S.-based ride service despite strong domestic competition in the car-hailing …

China

How The Content Giants Are Tackling Global Markets

It’s no surprise that the major content players – Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Yahoo, etc. – continue to capture front page news and headlines every day for their strategic moves and announcements in the United States and other major markets across the world. However, when it comes to emerging …

IDC expects steeper 8.7 percent PC shipment decline this year

(Reuters) - Research firm International Data Corp said it expected 2015 PC shipments to fall steeper than its earlier forecast due to a large inventory of notebooks and the impact of a strong dollar.<p>IDC on Wednesday forecast PC shipments to fall 8.7 percent this year, higher than its earlier …

IT

Self-Driving Trucks Coming Soon To Florida Roads: Video

Self-Driving trucks from Pennsylvania firm Royal Truck and Equipment will be on Florida roads by the end of the year.<p>The rigs, which are part of a …

Shop, but don’t enter: The strange world of dark stores

‘Dark stores’ are the massive facilities behind online commerce – but members of the public aren’t allowed in. How do they work? Chris Baraniuk finds out on a behind-the-scenes tour.<p>Occasionally, people turn up at the 120,000sqft, warehouse-like ‘store’ in a business park on the outskirts of …

How algorithms run Amazon’s warehouses

When you click “buy’ on Amazon, a flurry of activity begins inside a nearby warehouse – all managed by smart computer code. What’s it like to work there?<p>“Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.” So reads a sign above the entrance to Amazon’s newest UK “fulfilment centre” (or warehouse) in Hemel …