• Comma.ai shelves self-driving device after regulatory warning

    The intervention, by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, came before Comma.ai began marketing its device. The NHTSA on Friday disclosed an Oct. 27 letter to Comma.ai stating that the agency is investigating whether the company's device, called Comma One, complies with federal

  • Big Tech Getting Bigger and More Powerful: Ovide

    Oct. 28 -- Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Twitter all reported results this week, showing differing paths to growth, while Snapchat announced its intention to raise as much as $4 billion in an IPO. Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Shira Ovide examines the big week for big tech on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas

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  • UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wage

    LONDON (AP) — Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors — and not employees entitled to vacations — was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers.

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  • Spacecraft sends back last bit of data from 2015 Pluto flyby

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the last bit of data from its 2015 flyby of Pluto.

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  • Vinod Khosla on Investing in Clean Tech

    Oct. 28 -- Khosla Ventures Founder Vinod Khosla joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg Studio 1.0 to discuss his investments in clean tech.

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  • EU data protection watchdogs warn WhatsApp, Yahoo on privacy

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service's recent

  • UK tribunal rules Uber drivers deserve workers' rights

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber should treat its drivers as employees and pay them the minimum wage and holiday pay, a British tribunal ruled on Friday, in a verdict that could hit thousands of firms and deliver a blow to the 'gig economy'. Two drivers brought their case to

  • Twitter pulls the plug on short-form video sharing site Vine

    The end is nigh for the Vine social network and its quirky six-second video clips. The site's owner, Twitter, has announced that the service will close for good in the coming months. Launched in early 2013, Vine is a Twitter-owned application that hosts short, six-second looping video clips accompanied

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  • Munster: Amazon Investing in Right Areas for Growth

    Oct. 28 -- Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses third-quarter results from Amazon and looks at the company's targeted spending on content and distribution centers to expand its business. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." Munster, his family, and firm

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  • Tribunal británico aprueba beneficios para choferes de Uber

    LONDRES (AP) — Los conductores de Uber en Gran Bretaña merecen vacaciones pagadas y un salario mínimo, determinó el viernes un tribunal, en un fallo que la empresa planea apelar.

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  • Uber loses tribunal case in Britain in ruling that will boost worker rights for thousands of drivers

    Uber loses tribunal case in Britain in ruling that will boost worker rights for thousands of drivers .

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  • Swiss rail operator to sell bitcoins at its ticket machines

    Switzerland's national railways firm SBB is branching out next month with the launch of a new service on its ticket machines to sell bitcoins, the web-based digital currency. Beginning Nov. 11, customers will be able to trade Swiss francs for bitcoins using the ticket machines in a two-year experiment

  • Amazon Spends Big, Putting Investments Before Investors

    Oct. 28 -- Neil Doshi, managing director at Mizuho Securities, examines third-quarter results from Amazon and the investments the company is making to expand growth. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." Doshi, his family, and firm, do not own shares of Amazon.

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  • Can smartphone apps help self-management of diabetes?

    London, Oct 28 (IANS) Smartphone applications could offer patients with Type 2 diabetes a highly effective method of self-managing their condition, researchers have found in a study. The study reported a reduction in average blood glucose levels in patients who used an app, compared to those who did

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  • Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years

    By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up. Uber Technologies Inc released a white

  • Smartphone app may help you avoid a visit to dentist

    New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Your smartphone may soon be able to help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the hospital in case of a dental emergency, thanks to a new app developed by researchers in the US. The novel mobile application enables smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth,

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  • French lawmakers want higher taxes on Airbnb renters

    PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers backed on Friday a proposal to increase taxes on people renting their homes, cars and other goods on the internet when their earnings exceed a certain amount.

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  • BRIEF-Baosheng Science and Technology to invest 379.65 mln yuan in production projects

    Oct 28 (Reuters) - Baosheng Science And TechnologyInnovation Co Ltd * Says it plans to invest 379.65 million yuan ($56.00million) in production projects Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2eM9tYh Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.7793 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • Amazon targets Chinese demand for overseas shopping with Prime launch

    Amazon.com Inc has launched a tailored version of its Prime service in China to tap consumer demand for overseas goods, putting the U.S. online retail firm in closer competition with local rivals Alibaba Group and JD.com. Chinese shoppers have been driving a boom in "cross border" shopping

  • Flurry Analytics announces advancements to Yahoo's mobile developer suite

    New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Yahoo-owned Flurry Analytics on Friday announced the availability of two advancements to the Yahoo mobile developer suite "Crash Analytics 2.0" and "Revenue Analytics". Crash Analytics provides developers information about application crashes, caught exceptions

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  • European space lander left crater on surface of Mars in crash-landing

    Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that Europe's ill-fated Mars lander left a small crater on the Red Planet's surface, backing up scientists' theory that the craft hit the ground at high speed. The disc-shaped, 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe, part of the Russian-European

  • Apple unveils new 'slim and trim' MacBook Pro laptop

    "A touch of genius" is what Apple have labelled their new MacBook Pro laptop. What do you think?

  • BRIEF-Shenzhen Clou Electronics to sell stake in battery technology firm

    Oct 28 (Reuters) - Shenzhen Clou Electronics Co Ltd * Says it plans to sell 3 percent stake in batterytechnology firm for 122.5 million yuan ($18.07 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2eLTOID Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.7793 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • Twitter is closing down Vine

    Just three years after appearing on the scene, Vine is finished. Twitter announced that the short looping video service which first surfaced in 2013 will be shutting down in the coming months. In a blog post, Twitter says it will be discontinuing the mobile app in the coming months.

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  • Samsung keeps smartphone lead despite Note 7 debacle

    Samsung maintained its lead in the global smartphone market in the third quarter despite a massive recall that has tarnished the South Korean giant's image. Samsung had a 20 percent market share in the quarter, well ahead of number two vendor Apple, according to reports late Wednesday from IDC and

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