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Tesla Executive Schwall Joins Alphabet's Waymo

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc’s self-driving unit, Waymo, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla Inc where he was the electric carmaker’s main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators.

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German Online Bank Uses Bitcoins To Transfer Loans

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: German Radoslav Albrecht has founded an online bank that allows clients to transfer loans anywhere in the world using Bitcoin.

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US Commercial Drones Given Green Light

Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace.

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Google Bans Abortion Poll Ads In Ireland

Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland's forthcoming referendum on abortion, which takes place on 25 May.

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BMW Advert 'Promoted Dangerous Driving'

BMW has been reprimanded after one of its TV adverts was judged to have promoted "faster, dangerous and irresponsible driving".

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Uber To Provide Data Support For NASA's Urban Air Mobility Program

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with U.S. space agency NASA to explore concepts and technologies needed for passenger and cargo air transportation within an urban area.

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China's Leshi Questioned By Bourse Over Trading Suspension Risk

HONG KONG - Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing, the debt-laden Chinese tech firm founded by Jia Yueting, has been formally asked whether trading in its shares was at risk of suspension, showed a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

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Facebook Shakes Up Management, Launches Blockchain Division

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday ordered one of the biggest management shakeups in the history of the social network, giving more responsibility to his chief product officer and launching a blockchain division.

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Google Assistant To Make Phone Calls For Owners

Google has unveiled artificial intelligence software that books appointments over the phone on behalf of users by conducting voice-based conversations on their behalf.

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Google Gives Publishers Controls To Comply With EU Privacy Law: Axios

Alphabet Inc’s Google has sent online publishers an update to its ad-serving platform, which allows them to select advertising tech vendors that comply with new European data privacy laws, news website Axios reported on Tuesday.

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