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Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab – The New York Times

With the Geometric Intelligence deal, Uber wants to make major advances in how the computers behind self-driving vehicles think and make decisions on the road. Source: Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab – The New York Times

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Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience | TechCrunch

The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year.. Source: Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience | TechCrunch

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Startup Din Struggled to Stay Afloat – WSJ

Meal-kit maker Din made $1.5 million in 2015 selling meal subscriptions to its service, which provided ingredients and recipes inspired by popular San Francisco restaurants. Din closed Oct. 21, unable to break even while working to win back customers. Source: Startup Din Struggled to Stay Afloat – WSJ

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Driver’s Ed: Startup Uses Videogames to Teach Cars to Drive Themselves – WSJ

Autonomous-driving software startup AImotive, backed by Bosch and Nvidia, has found it can more quickly improve its algorithms by using scenarios fed by videogame console. Source: Driver’s Ed: Startup Uses Videogames to Teach Cars to Drive Themselves – WSJ

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Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup

Uber is creating a new division to develop artificial intelligence technology, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based artificial intelligence startup founded by academics. Source: Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup

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Uber and Lyft Hail Trump’s Transportation Pick – Bloomberg

“We have the utmost respect for Elaine Chao, an accomplished public servant and highly capable leader,” Adrian Durbin, a spokesman for Lyft, wrote in an e-mail. “We congratulate her on the nomination and look forward to working with her on an array of transportation issues.” Source: Uber and Lyft Hail Trump’s Transportation Pick – Bloomberg

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Europe’s five key sharing economy sectors could deliver €570 billion by 2025 – Satellite Press Releases

Source: Europe’s five key sharing economy sectors could deliver €570 billion by 2025 – Satellite Press Releases

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Programmatic Ad-Buying Is Now Available for Social Influencers

Note that these are national influencers. Local influencers will provide more enduring engagement than faraway “stars.” As local markets evolve their own influencers, brands will build to engage through the most targeted influencers they can. The trends, they are a-changin’. No longer will advertisers, brands or social influencers have to struggle for the greater good […]