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All Teslas will now be built to be fully self-driving
Elon Musk is ramping up his push for self-driving cars.
Every new Tesla, including the upcoming Model 3 sedan, will now be built with the hardware needed for full autonomous driving, he said Wednesday.
While drivers won’t be able to let go of the steering wheel yet, that’s a goal after a series of software refinements Tesla makes over time.
During a conversation with reporters on Wednesday, the famously blunt Musk said that anyone who discourages the use of autonomous technology is basically committing murder:
"If you're writing an article that's negative that essentially dissuades people from using [autonomous tech] you're killing people.”
Google signs up CBS, in talks for others for web TV
Google has reached an agreement with CBS to carry the network on its soon-to-be-launched web TV service, according to Reuters.
It's also in advanced talks with 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney and Viacom to distribute their channels, according to the report.
The service, which will be part of Google's YouTube platform, is expected to launch in the first quarter and will include all of CBS's content, including live NFL games.
Google's offering, known as a "skinny bundle" because it will have fewer channels than a typical cable subscription, is expected to cost $30 to $40 a month.
Sequoia Capital hires its first woman investing partner
For the first time in its 44-year history, Sequoia Capital, one of the most revered venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has hired a female investing partner for its U.S. operations.
She is Jess Lee, co-founder and CEO of Polyvore, a shopping site for fashion and home decor. Yahoo acquired Polyvore last year for $230 million.
When she starts next month, Lee, 33, will become the 11th partner and one of the youngest investing partners at the firm.
Women make up just 6 percent of the senior investment teams at top venture firms in 2016, according to researcher PitchBook Data, up slightly from 5 percent in 2010.
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