On Wednesday, California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) told Uber ride-hailing company to stop its self-driving car service for its passengers in San Francisco because it was illegal.
The order by the California DMV came close on the heels of Uber's earlier in the day announcement of the launch of its self-driving car service in San Francisco, making it the second US city - after Pittsburg - where Uber's self- driving car service could be availed by passengers.
In a Tuesday blog post, Google's John Krafcik - CEO of the company's Self-Driving Car Project - has revealed that the company's effort to develop and test a self-driving car has undergone an official change of lane --- from a research project to a business enterprise.
According to the blog post, Google's Self-Driving Car Project which was previously a research project has now become a business enterprise which will, at some point of time in the future, have to be a profit-spinning venture.
Software giant Microsoft has announced a new try-and-buy program for its gigantic Surface Hub PC, to give customers the ability to try out the Hub before actually purchasing it.
The super-sized Surface Hub PC has largely been designed as an attention-grabbing device for conference rooms, for use while video conferencing, collaboration, and digital whiteboarding. The Hub is available in two screen sizes, 55 inches and 84 inches, which are respectively priced at $8,999 and $21,999.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has granted NVIDIA Corporation the permit for testing its autonomous automobile technology on the public roads in the state.
The development is noteworthy because though NVIDIA is mostly known for manufacturing graphics cards, the company has steadily been pushing into the artificial intelligence (AI) arena in the last few years, with one of its key focus areas being autonomous driving technology.
In a Thursday announcement, software giant Microsoft and business social network LinkedIn have revealed that they have closed their acquisition deal; with Microsoft having paid $26 billion to take over LinkedIn.
The finalization of Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition deal - the largest-ever acquisition by Microsoft - comes nearly six months after reports first started making rounds about Microsoft's plans to purchase the business social network.
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