Alibaba invests in WayRay, a maker of augmented-reality dashboards for smart cars

Alibaba invests in WayRay, a maker of augmented-reality dashboards for smart cars
 After launching its first car last year, Alibaba is digging deeper into the automobile industry. The Chinese Internet and e-commerce behemoth is the lead investor in smart car tech developer WayRay’s $18 million Series B round, the startup announced. Read More


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World Bank’s IFC investment firm invests $2M in Southeast Asian fund SeedPlus

World Bank’s IFC investment firm invests M in Southeast Asian fund SeedPlus
 SeedPlus, the early stage investment firm launched by Singapore-based VC firm Jungle Ventures last year, has snagged a strategic investment from IFC, the investment and asset management firm within the World Bank Group. IFC confirmed today that it has invested $2 million in the SeedPlus fund, the size of which has not been disclosed. The firm is also an LP with Jungle Ventures, which… Read More


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NVIDIA and Bosch team up for AI-powered autonomous cars

NVIDIA and Bosch team up for AI-powered autonomous cars
NVIDIA lined up quite a few partners at CES this year, including Audi and Mercedes, to use its powerful upcoming Xavier chip in autonomous vehicles. But days ago, Intel bought MobilEye for $15 billion to develop self-driving software and hardware to…
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Lucid's luxury electric car will start at $52,500

Lucid's luxury electric car will start at ,500
When the Lucid Air made its debut late last year, all the hype over the electric car's trick features was countered by one overriding question: would the price be anywhere near competitive with that of the Tesla Model S? Apparently, the answer is a s…
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Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack

Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack
DOJ accuses four people of a 2014 Yahoo hack, Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft’s board of directors, a new process for visualizing chips and solving Uber’s navigation problem. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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The Great Barrier Reef's fate rests on slowing global warming

The Great Barrier Reef's fate rests on slowing global warming
There's no question that the Great Barrier Reef and other coral fields are hurting as a result of rising water temperatures. But is there a relatively straightforward way to save them, or do they require more drastic action? Unfortunately, it's not…
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Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View

Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View
Standing next to a boiling lake of molten rock the size of two football fields has got to be awe-inspiring, but it's also pretty damn dangerous. Google partnered with two explorers to capture images of one such volcano as they rappelled down the wall…
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Blocked Immigration Ban Proves Trump’s Tweets Will Haunt His Presidency

Blocked Immigration Ban Proves Trump’s Tweets Will Haunt His Presidency

Blocked Immigration Ban Proves Trump’s Tweets Will Haunt His Presidency

The ban would have gone into effect Thursday at midnight. But Trump’s words got in the way. The post Blocked Immigration Ban Proves Trump’s Tweets Will Haunt His Presidency appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials

Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials
In part of his 5,700-word manifesto last month, Mark Zuckerberg hinted at plans to make Facebook a more informed and civically engaged social network. Now, some of those ideas are getting a concrete solution with a new feature called Town Hall, which…
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Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android

Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android
 Google has just one-upped Apple on mobile in a significant way: today the company today announced the launch of Family Link, an application for parents that lets them establish a child’s first Google account, as well as utilize a series of  parental controls to manage and track screen time, daily limits, device “bedtimes,” and which apps kids can use. While all the… Read More


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