Tim Cook says Apple is making a bet on self-driving technology
In an unusual step for Apple, which keeps product plans close to the vest, CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out the company’s plans for self-driving technology.
“We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “It’s a core technology that we view as very important.”
“We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects,” Cook said in his most detailed comments to date on Apple’s plans in the car space. “It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects actually to work on.”
Apple had initially been seeking to build its own car, before shifting gears last year to prioritize the underlying technology for autonomous driving.
It’s a big day for Uber, which will release corporate culture report
It's been one crisis after the other for Uber, calling into question the future of the $69 billion startup.
Today, Uber is expected to release the results of an extensive months-long report on its corporate culture. The report is expected to include recommendations for how the company should move forward.
One of the biggest questions to be answered is what will happen to CEO Travis Kalanick; he's reportedly considering a leave of absence.
Russian cyber hacks on U.S. system far wider than previously reported
Russia's cyber attack on the U.S. electoral system before President Donald Trump took his seat at the White House was far more widespread than has been publicly acknowledged.
Since the election, investigations have revealed the invasion of both voter databases and software systems in about two times as many states as was previously reported. It amounts to 39 states targeted, three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation have claimed.
In Illinois, for example, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database.
Say goodbye to sleep monitor maker Hello, which raised millions
Hello, a sleep monitor maker that raised over $40 million in venture capital, has laid off most of its employees and is seeking a buyer for its remaining assets, according to Axios.
The San Francisco-based company recently held what one investor referred to as "fire sale" talks with Fitbit, but no deal was reached.
On Monday, Axios found a moving truck outside of the startup's Shotwell Street headquarters, while rows of empty workstations were visible via the storefront-style office windows. One of the few men on site works for Sherwood Partners, a firm known for winding down tech startups, who said that Hello was moving elsewhere in the Bay Area.
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