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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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Taking Viv (The "Interface for Everything") for a Test Drive

Not too long ago, we checked in with The Guardian's Zoe Corbyn to learn a little more about how Viv - one of the latest entrants into the voice-controlled assistance industry - is reshaping the bond between artificial intelligence (A.I.) and device management. However, all of the speculation surr...

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Would You Babysit One of Google's Self-Driving Cars for $20 an Hour?

In the words of team from The Drive, Google's latest job opening is the perfect opportunity to sit on your butt and make $20 an hour. The only catch? You'll have to put your faith in one of Google's self-driving cars and babysit it as it motors its way around Chandler - a suburb located on the ou...

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Nissan Snaps up Controlling Interest in Mitsubishi for a Cool $2.1 Billion

The relationship between two of Japan's most esteemed car manufacturers just got a little closer - and a lot more complicated. Mere days after Mitsubishi admitted that it had falsified fuel economy tests (something that also affects Nissan via a shared technology agreement), the company now finds...

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Are Virtual Personal Assistants Getting a Little Too Close for Comfort with Your Personal Information?

The continued enhancement of the personal assistant technology that we've all come to love within our smartphones and other devices is obviously an exciting part of the "always on" modern lifestyle. However, where does the line stand between enhanced convenience and outright intrusions of consume...

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Hyperloop One Wants to Take You from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about Half an Hour

Elon Musk is at it again. While most members of the tech and automotive communities know this billionaire as the vibrant and effusive face of Tesla Motors, Musk is in the headlines this time on behalf of another forward-thinking venture - Hyperloop One. Specifically, this transportation firm rece...

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Is Google Stealing Millions from Publishers via AdSense Bannings?

Normally, we think of Google as a digital "sheriff" of sorts, keeping the Internet safe from spammers and other unsavory types. But what if this tech giant is the one who is breaking all of the rules and stealing boatloads of cash from unsuspecting publishers? According to Pubshare - a company th...

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Making Progress (Finally) with the Sale of Yahoo

It looks like Jeff Smith and Starboard Value's bold move to shape up the Yahoo boardroom and push through a sale of the company is finally paying off some tangible dividends. In particular, all reports point to Yahoo's incumbent chief executive officer (CEO), Marissa Mayer, as being less confront...

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Is Viv Ready to Take the Personal Assistant Crown from Siri?

While Cortana and Google Now are viable competitors, the truth of the matter is that Apple's Siri is still the queen of the personal assistant world. Even so, a new challenger - San Jose, California's Viv artificial intelligence (A.I.) company - is rising up through the ranks and making it a poin...

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Apple: Tech Giant or Music Thief?

James Pinkstone, director of studio and operations at Atlanta-based design firm Vellum, had 122 gigabytes worth of music stolen from his computer by Apple and replaced with inferior "streaming only" editions of the very same songs. As strange as this event sounds initially, it's actually just the...

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Do You Know Why Google's Artificial Intelligence System Can't Get Enough Steamy Romance Novels?

Google's artificial intelligence (A.I.) engine simply can't keep its virtual hands off of the latest sexy and sordid romance novels. In fact, this program has consumed around 2,865 such page-turners; all in an effort to learn more about writing conversationally. To get a better idea of how works...

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Keyword Stuffing: How Much Is Too Much?

"How many keywords do I need in my content to rank with Google?"

On the surface, this is a seemingly innocuous question that many dealerships ask as they prepare to launch a new site. Even so, delving into arbitrary thresholds regarding keyword numbers - and in terms of density compared t...

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Breaking New Ground with Google and Fiat's Self-Driving Minivan Partnership

Google and Fiat are officially coming together to revolutionize the way soccer mom's handle their daily drive via a partnership aimed at developing autonomous minivans. Outside of the substantial name recognition these two industry leaders bring to the forefront of driverless technology, this agr...

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Salesforce Wants to Make You a Developer

Are you a business analyst or digital marketing expert that doesn't know the first thing about coding or app development? If so, then Steve Nellis thinks you're exactly who Salesforces is looking for as it begins to lay the foundation for Lightning - the latest addition to its customer relationsh...

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Making Sense of Bitcoin's Complicated Future

A blossoming rivalry with financial magnate Visa, heated arguments concerning the way transactions are recorded by various powerful "coin mining" factions, and a mysterious creator now emerging from behind a once impenetrable veil of secrecy; these are just a few of the hottest topics up for disc...

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Pulling the Plug on Brazil's 100 Million Strong WhatsApp Community

Marcel Maia Montalvão is a name Brazil's burgeoning digital community has learned to fear in recent weeks. After detaining Facebook's vice president of Latin America a few months ago for failing to comply with judicial orders, Montalvão is at it again - and this time the judge from a small town i...

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Beefing up Device Security via Machine Learning

It might sound like an oxymoron initially, but the reality of our increasingly tech-oriented world is that most "smart" devices are actually pretty dumb; especially when it comes to keeping hackers and other malicious entities on the outside looking in. Thankfully, with the advent of machine lear...

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Jaguar and Tile: A Tech Partnership for the Forgetful

Few things are as frustrating as not being able to find the keys to your car - especially when you're in a hurry. Fortunately, Tile (the creators of low-energy locators that help consumers find misplaced objects) and Jaguar Land Rover are setting the wheels in motion to eliminate this nuisance fo...

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Google Gets Political with the Future of Self-Driving Cars

While there's no denying that Google is the biggest name on the web, one thing these tech gurus aren't known for is their penchant to dabble in the political landscape. However, with federal, state, and local laws standing in the way of Google's dream of a future full of driverless cars, the crew...

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Reshaping the Transportation Industry with Driverless Trucks

Driverless cars aren't the only automated vehicles generating some serious buzz in the automotive world these days. Between a test convoy of self-driving trucks that traversed across Europe to the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the realization that these vehicles can double the output o...

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The Social Media Video Revolution Will Be Televised

The future of social media is found in video-based content. In fact, with a group of famous "Viners" knocking down the doors at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters and demanding payment for the creation of their content, as well as Facebook's chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg declari...

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Activist Investor Starboard Takes the Reins as Yahoo Seeks to Restructure

Jeff Smith is apparently a firm believer in the old saying, "if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." After writing one of his company's famous letters to the current leadership of Yahoo and its other shareholders, Starboard Value's managing partner now finds himself - and f...

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Uber (Formally) Enlists the Aid of Arianna Huffington

While Uber and The Huffington Post have long been joined at the hip via Arianna Huffington's investment within the transportation company, these two businesses made their marriage official recently with the announcement that Huffington has accepted a position on the former organization's board of...

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Hover Camera: The World's Most Consumer-Friendly Drone?

Most of the time, the words "drone" and "consumer-friendly" don't find themselves sharing real estate in the same sentence. However, with Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera drone set to release this summer at a price point below $600, it's safe to say that the market will have to rethink how it vie...

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Bumping up Audience Response with the New YouTube Bumper Ad Format

Don't you hate it when you sit through a ponderously long ad on YouTube, only to watch a video that isn't all that much longer than the commercial itself? The team behind YouTube's ad program hear you and the rest of the digital world loud and clear, which is why they're happy to announce the rel...

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Bringing the Automotive and Tech Worlds Together via a New Self-Driving Car Coalition

What do you get when you mix Google, the Ford Motor Company, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo all together? According to David Shepardson of Reuters, the end result of this potent concoction is a brand new coalition of industry leaders who all have a stake in the development of self-driving vehicles. If you...

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Giving Car Sales on eBay a Boost via Cargigi's Advertising Tech

Integrating your dealership inventory to eBay might have just become a whole lot easier. As Sarah Perez of TechCrunch notes, one of the Internet's leading eCommerce sites recently acquired Cargigi; a growing provider of advertising and marketing services to the automotive industry. All of the det...

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