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Ride-hailing giant Uber is buying the electric-bike startup Jump Bikes, adding bike sharing to its transportation options.Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi announced Monday that his company had reached a deal to acquire Jump, which operates dockless bike-sharing services in San Francisco and the District of Columbia.The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. TechCrunch … [Read more...] about Uber buys Jump Bikes and enters the electric bike sharing business
Facial Recognition In China Is Big Business As Local Governments Boost Surveillance Listen · 4:21 4:21 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/598012923/599131583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email … [Read more...] about Facial Recognition In China Is Big Business As Local Governments Boost Surveillance
In the past week alone, four major brands have reported data breaches jeopardizing private information for millions of consumers. Only days ago, Under Armour Inc. announced its MyFitnessPal app had been breached, and that information on its 150 million users had been accessed by an unknown entity. Saks and Lord and Taylor announced hackers had used cash register software to … [Read more...] about Better Business Bureau: How to keep your smartphone, data safe
Last week, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Then on Friday, The New York Timesly reported that the self-driving car program "was not living up to expectations" even before last week's crash. The cars "were having trouble driving through construction zones and next to tall vehicles," the Times said. Uber halted testing … [Read more...] about Why it’s time for Uber to get out of the self-driving car business