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HyperLoop One Receives Support from a Mysterious Russian Billionaire Benefactor

Last month, we brought you an update on tech luminary Elon Musk's impressive tube transportation system - Hyperloop One - and how this technology could alter the way Californians commute from Los Angeles to San Francisco. (Take a peek at the full story here if you're interested.)

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A Team of Ex-Apple Engineers Want to Make Your Old Car Autonomous

Generally, we like to think of self-driving technology as something that is reserved for only the latest models from the big automotive manufacturers that will be hitting the showroom floors in the years to come. But what about the over one billion cars that are already on the road?

In an...

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Uber and Hyundai Team up to Bring the Self-Driving Car Revolution to South Korea

It seems like whenever we talk about the imminent arrival of self-driving cars to roads around the world, Uber always finds its way to the forefront of this discussion. Thanks to the recent announcement of a partnership with Hyundai and an expansion of its research and development capabilities wi...

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Is the Future of Big Data and Mobile Advertising Found on the Highway?

The center stack in your car isn't just for cranking up the air conditioning or flipping over to a new radio station anymore. In fact, thanks to the likes of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the rest of the growing in-car app marketplace, the whole concept of the average commuter's "daily drive"...

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Google's Project Loon: Groundbreaking Innovation or Stolen Intellectual Property?

Google's balloon-based WiFi system (known as Project Loon) is causing quite a stir in the tech world - and for good reason. After all, this innovative technology attacks the problem of bringing the Internet to the most remote locations around the globe from a creative and original perspective. Read Article

Microsoft Unloads $26.2 Billion for the Rights to LinkedIn

In today's digital world, there's one truth that stands above all others: Social media most definitely rules the roost. After handing over a cool $26.2 billion in a somewhat unexpected acquisition of LinkedIn, it appears that tech giant Microsoft clearly understands the truth behind this statemen...

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Could Silicon Valley Usurp Wall Street's Position at the Center of the Financial World?

When we think of stock exchanges and "wheeling and dealing" on the open market, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Wall Street's inimitable culture often are the first things that come to mind. However, if Eric Ries, author of "The Lean Startup," has his way, the financial world will soon tur...

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The iPhone's 10th Anniversary Could Be Headlined by an "Edgeless" All-Glass iPhone 8

With the iPhone 6S (as well as it its upcoming successor, the iPhone 7) failing to drum up much interest from the normally rabid Apple following, it's safe to say that 2017 - and the subsequent 10th anniversary of the iPhone line of mobile devices - is shaping up to be a "make or break" year for...

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Microsoft's Purchase of LinkedIn Is All about the Data

If you're reading this, then there's a great chance that you've already heard the big news regarding the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft. However, there's a lot more to this story than simply serving as the largest such deal in the history of Bill Gates' brainchild.

Specifically, we'...

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Remora President Christian Jorn Takes the Airwaves By Storm on the Duval Ford Heavy Metal Hour

Ever wonder what it's like to run a cutting edge automotive website platform? If so, then you can't afford to miss Remora's very own Christian Jorn and his recent appearance on the Duval Ford Heavy Metal Hour radio show.

From covering the company's unlikely origin story and unique culture...

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Uber's New Schedule Rides Service Rethinks the On-Demand Transportation Paradigm

What's the one thing you'd change about Uber if you were in charge for the day? If your answer revolved around the ability to schedule rides in advance, then we have some good news for you.

The new feature, aptly named "Schedule Rides," went live around the globe on June 9th and allows fo...

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Did Alphabet's CEO Larry Page Secretly Build a Flying Car?

Being the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google's parent company Alphabet naturally comes with an affinity for all things on the cutting edge side of the tech world. However, Larry Page might have secretly taken this love affair to the next level by following in the footsteps of the "Back to th...

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The UberRUSH API Is Officially Open to Everyone

We all know that Uber is a great way to get home from the airport or to make your way to an event in an unfamiliar city. What you might not have realized, though, is that this transportation magnate is also interested in eradicating logistics headaches for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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Android's Nearby Feature Aims to Take Beacon and Location Services to the Next Level

With over one million apps available on the Google Play Store, it's safe to say that there's an app that fits into literally every facet of your daily life. The only problem? There aren't enough hours in the day to sift through all of these apps each time you're looking for a little extra interac...

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France Slams Uber with a $900,000 Fine for Its "Illegal" UberPop Service

Across the globe, virtually everyone is hailing the rise of Uber and other on-demand transportation services as one of the greatest - and most convenient - innovations in our recent history.

Well, everyone except taxi drivers and the legislators who advocate for these traditional transpor...

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Personal Rivalries, Social Media "Mega Breaches," and Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Transactions: A Look at the Underground Marketplace for Stolen Data

The past four weeks have hardly been a high point for various social networks and the proponents of greater digital security. In fact, with MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr all falling prey to unwanted intrusions and a total of one billion accounts being traded within various Deep Web hacker social...

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Heading to Auction: Yahoo Unveils Plans to Sell about 3,000 Core Technology Patents

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you know that the massive restructuring happening over at Yahoo (as well as its inevitable sale) is causing all kinds of waves in the digital world. However, thanks to the decision by this tech giant's brain trust to sell off th...

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Cadillac Brings Virtual Reality Integration to the Showroom Floor

Imagine walking into a local dealership and facing down a showroom floor that has exactly zero new cars on display. Sounds like a nightmare scenario to anyone who has even a fleeting understanding of the automotive marketplace, right?

Surprisingly enough, some of the more daring Cadillac...

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The Supreme Court Weighs in on Google's Class Action Legal Woes

Did Google commit an advertising faux pas by placing Adwords content on error pages, parked domains, and other undesirable destinations? Were the advertisers who paid for these spots knowingly misled, or is this really just one big misunderstanding? Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has jumped into...

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Bitauto Raises the Stakes with $300 Million in New Investments

What do you get when you roll Cars.com, Consumer Reports, and Autotrader all together? In China, the answer is Bitauto - a massive online marketplace for all things related to transportation and the automotive sector.

While some companies might be satisfied with ruling such a large roost,...

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Google Comes out on Top in Its Fight with Oracle

Remember a few weeks back when we pointed out that the Google-Oracle legal grudge match was winding down and a decision from the jury was imminent? Well the word is out and the ruling is in: Google doesn't have to fork over $9 billion in damages to the owner of the Java programming language.

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Accelerating into the Future of Autonomous Vehicles with George Hotz's $1,000 Self-Driving Car Kit

Who says having owning a self-driving car has to be expensive? In fact, if George Hotz - chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of tech firm Comma.ai - has his way, you won't even need to front the money for a brand new car to enjoy this cutting edge automotive technology.

Born of a lo...

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Could the Deep Text Artificial Intelligence System Transform Facebook into the Perfect Search Engine?

Cataloging and serving search results for the trillions of status updates, events, shared links, and other posts generated by Facebook users in an intuitive and engaging way is a seemingly Herculean task that has baffled the team over at 1 Hacker Way for years now. That is, until the Deep Text ar...

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Figuring out the Automotive World's Place in the Internet of Things

For plenty of veterans of the automotive world, the bond between technology and this industry is one that doesn't seem like it makes a ton of sense at first glance. After all, cars and trucks have stood as works of mechanical ingenuity for over a century now, while computers, WiFi, and the rest o...

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Uber's Burgeoning Global Empire Expands Thanks to a $3.5 Billion Investment from Saudi Arabia

Yesterday, we spent some time talking about how Goldman Sachs' approval of a $1 billion dollar credit line to transportation magnate Uber heralded a new bond between one of Silicon Valley's biggest players and the old guard of Wall Street. As impressive as this story is, it pales in comparison to...

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Wall Street Bets Big on Uber's New Leasing Business

Uber is clearly willing to do whatever it takes to keep a steady stream of new members flowing into its already massive bank of drivers. Don't believe it? A quick look at this transportation magnate's recent acquisition of a $1 billion credit line from Goldman Sachs to fund Xchange (a program des...

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Toyota and Uber's Newly-Formed Partnership Is a Call to Arms

If you're a fan of the political intrigue and grand confrontations offered up by the hit show "Game of Thrones," then taking a peek into the shared space between ride-hailing apps and automotive manufacturers should be right up your alley. As the team over at Bloomberg notes, adding the recent pa...

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Volkswagen Arms Uber Rival Gett with a $300 Million Investment

Europe's largest automotive manufacturer just joined the transportation service arms race with a $300 million investment in Gett - a New York-based startup that operates primarily in European cities. In return for showing Gett the money, Volkswagen now has access to a stable foundation on which t...

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The Rich Get Richer: Apple, Microsoft, and Google Now Hold 23 Percent of All U.S. Corporate Cash

The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Morgans of America's past have nothing on today's tech leaders in terms of wealth and influence. In particular, Apple, Microsoft, and Google now lay claim to 23 percent of all corporate cash in the United States, with a shared cash holding of $391 billion. If yo...

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Are Passwords Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

There's no denying that Google's I/O developer conference is an event that's always filled to the brim with amazing announcements and impressive feats of technological advancement. Even so, the most remarkable reveal of the entire event - a plan to eradicate conventional passwords by the end of t...

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The Google-Oracle Grudge Match Is Moving Closer to a Conclusion

When Google and Oracle stepped into the courtroom six years ago to hash out the details of software rights and inappropriate usage, everyone in the tech community knew that this legal grudge match would be one for the ages. However, now that closing arguments are wrapping up, it's become readily...

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Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Paint the Next Mona Lisa

Throughout the ages, the fine arts are the one constant that has always separated man from both animal and machine. Well, the latter part of that statement was true right up until Google announced the launch of the Magenta research project.

Designed as a way to promote creativity within i...

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Marketing Beacons: What They Are and Why Your Dealership Can't Afford to Overlook Them

Want in on a little secret that could make or break your standing with the growing segment of tech-savvy shoppers in your area? It goes like this:

If your dealership doesn't take marketing beacon technology seriously, you might as well send interested shoppers right back out the front doo...

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Testing the Mettle of Self-Driving Cars on the Streets of the Steel City

While Pittsburgh is usually known for its steel-related heritage, the opening of Uber's Advanced Technology Center in the Strip District - and Carnegie Mellon University's ongoing autonomous vehicle research program - is helping the "Steel City" rebrand itself as a mecca for forward-thinking tran...

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Google Makes Plans to Join in on the Chat Bot Craze

Still think chat bots are some passing fad? Now that Google is adding its name to the growing number of major digital players who are getting in line behind this technology, it is officially time to start rethinking your stance on what is quickly becoming the hottest tech trend of 2016.

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Getting More out of Your Tweets via Twitter's New Character Limit Policy

Ever feel like 140 characters just isn't quite enough space to tell the world about all of your great ideas and insight? If so, then the team from Twitter has some good news for you - in the near future. While there's no official announcement just yet, Bloomberg's Sarah Frier does note that the r...

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