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Vishal Makhijani steps down as chief executive of Udacity – TechCrunch

Vishal Makhijani steps down as chief executive of Udacity – TechCrunch Vishal Makhijani, the long time chief executive of online education company Udacity, is stepping down as its chief executive officer, TechCrunch has learned. Makhijani first joined the company in 2013 as chief operating officer under Sebastian Thrun, the company’s …

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Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the …

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One Medical may be in talks to raise more than $200 million – TechCrunch

One Medical may be in talks to raise more than $200 million – TechCrunch One Medical, the company hoping to disrupt the doctor’s office with concierge services, virtual visits and same-day appointments, is rumored to be in late-stage talks with the Carlyle Group for $200 million in funding, according to …

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Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber – TechCrunch

Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber – TechCrunch Lior Ron, the co-founder of the controversial self-driving technology company Otto, is returning to Uber to head up it’s trucking logistics company Uber Freight, TechCrunch has confirmed. Both Ron and his co-founder and ex-Googler Anthony Levandowski came into Uber after …

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Two Facebook and Google geniuses are combining search and AI to transform HR – TechCrunch

Two Facebook and Google geniuses are combining search and AI to transform HR – TechCrunch Two former product wizards from Facebook and Google are combining Silicon Valley’s buzziest buzz words –search, artificial intelligence, and big data — into a new technology service aimed at solving nothing less than the problem …

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Aurora will power Byton EV’s autonomous driving features

Aurora, the self-driving startup founded by Google self-driving car project alum Chris Urmson, along with Tesla Autopilot developer Sterling Anderson, CMU robotics expert and Uber vet Drew Bagnell, and a team of industry experts, will be making the autonomous smarts for Byton’s forthcoming electric vehicle. Byton, a startup that had …

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Waymo heads to Atlanta to test its self-driving cars

Waymo continues to expand the pool of locations where it’s testing its autonomous vehicle tech, and the latest destination is metro Atlanta. The former Google self-driving car company revealed the news on Twitter, noting that it’s expanding considerably its geographic testing footprint now that it’s got fully driverless test vehicles …

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Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles one roads driven, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technology. The Alphabet-owned company that began life as Google’s self-driving car project around a decade ago now has 4 …

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Waymo’s first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service

Waymo is firming up some of its plans around its initial go-to-market strategy for its autonomous driving technology. The company has talked about a number of potential applications of self-driving that it might explore in terms of future products, including last mile transit in partnership with cities, consumer vehicle autonomy …

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