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Crunch Report | Uber Ordered to Stop Self-Driving Pilot in SF

Uber stops self-driving pilot in SF, sweet Tesla Gigafactory drone footage, VW dreams of a self-driving future and Tesla won’t let autopiloters speed. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Related posts:Google’s Latest Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Now On Mountain View Streets How Many American Cities Are Preparing For The Arrival of Self-Driving Cars? Not Many. Uber Drivers Deemed Employees By California Labor Commission Uber Considers Steering Drivers To “Vocational Training” As Cars Go Autonomous Google’s Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Public Roads In Mountain View This Summer Google Names John Krafcik Its Self-Driving Car Project CEO I’ll Take The Google Self-Driving Car With Florence Swanson’s Artwork On It Google Self-Driving Car Update From October: No Crashes, Halloween Helpful Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program Driverless Car Accident…
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Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

Uber responded today to reports that its app continues to check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the ride-hailing service for days or weeks. The company explained that the issue is being caused by the iOS operating system itself, not direct tracking by its app. Many users had realized that Uber’s app appeared to have recently checked their location, according… Read More Related posts:Uber Drivers Deemed Employees By California Labor Commission When An UberPOP Driver Gets Fined In Paris, Uber Pays For The Fine Uber Stages Protest At NYC City Hall Against Bill Throttling New Driver Signups Hong Kong Police Raid Uber Offices, Arrest Drivers Uber Brings Its Carpooling Service To India, As Rival Ola Prepares Its Own Version Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They…
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Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”

Nearby Friends didn’t turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person… with a few changes. Facebook has removed the precise location-sharing feature from Nearby Friends, which now only lets you opt-in to broadcasting your approximate distance from friends and current neighborhood. Unmapped Previously, you could select… Read More Related posts:Facebook Empowers Pages To Provide Customer Support Over Private Messages Kindle’s Sharing Features Now Support Messaging Apps, Plus Web-Based Book Previews Facebook’s Messenger Platform Gets Its First Game Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages Protecting Users’ Location Data From An Unconstitutional Search Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform Facebook Messenger bug allowed researchers to change conversation history How Facebook Moments Is Solving The “Other People’s Photos”…
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Autonomous cars seen as smarter than human drivers

PwC released the results of its latest survey on the future of automotive technology, and it seems Americans are coming around to the idea of autonomous cars, ride hailing and car sharing. So much so that 66 percent of respondents said they think autonomous cars are probably smarter than the average human driver. PwC, a global provider of professional services, directly surveyed 1,584 people… Read More Related posts:U.S. District Judge Grants Uber Drivers In California Class Action Status, Uber Will “Likely Appeal” Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From California Roads Uber Considers Steering Drivers To “Vocational Training” As Cars Go Autonomous How Many American Cities Are Preparing For The Arrival of Self-Driving Cars? Not Many. Duolingo Launches Free Quick Test Assesments, Partners With Uber To Certify Colombian Drivers’ English Skills Driverless…
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Singapore’s CXA raises $25 million to develop its health-focused insurance brokerage

CXA, a Singapore-based startup insurance brokerage — if such a thing can exist — has scooped up $25 million to expand its service that provide policies with a focus on wellness across Asia. This is a Series B investment and it was led by B Capital, the BCG-backed fund from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, and EDBI, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board. Read More Related posts:PolicyGenius Raises $15 Million For Its Online Price Comparison Insurance Brokerage Singapore’s DocDoc Lands $8.6M Series A To Help People Find Medical Specialists Snobswap Raises A Million To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Consignment Shops Online Singapore Home Furnishing E-Tailer HipVan Unboxes A $3.3M Series A Round ZappRx Raises $5.6 Million In Series A Funding To Expand The Company Varsity Tutors Raises $50 Million In…
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Tinder rival Paktor launches ‘Labs’ division to experiment with the future of social apps

It turns out that Asian dating app Paktor’s quiet acquisition of Down was more than just a one night stand. The deal, which TechCrunch broke news of last week, was part of a number of acquisitions that has led to the creation of Paktor Labs, an experimental division that is led by Down founder Colin Hodge. Paktor, best known as a Tinder rival in Asia, has been pushing to diversify… Read More Related posts:Google’s New Cloud Test Lab Lets Android Developers Quickly Test Their Apps On Top Android Devices For Free Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10 Android Pay, Google’s Apple Pay Rival, Arrives Today PIF Is Tinder For…
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LeEco says its acquisition of Vizio remains on track despite FTC charge

Earlier this week smart TV maker Vizio settled an FTC charge for nefariously collecting of data from its customers, but that isn’t deterring China’s LeEco from completing a $2 billion acquisition of the company. Back in July 2016, LeEco announced a surprise $2 billion deal to buy Vizio and thus further expand its business empire, which already covers video streaming, mobile phones… Read More Related posts:As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK Fiksu’s New Service Lets Developers Track Apple Watch Apps Google Makes It Easier For Developers To Promote Apps And Track Listing Page Performance If Apple Designed An iOS User Interface For Kids Google Updates Play Games Player Analytics With Improved iOS Support, New Ways To Track Players Instacart Makes Its First Acquisition…
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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub invests $50 million in its first 47 research initiatives

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a non-profit medical research organization started by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg (and not to be confused with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporation to advance human potential) today announced it would be doling out a total of $50 million to its first cohort of disease investigators. The Biohub brings together Bay Area… Read More Related posts:Panorama Raises $12 Million To Help Schools Understand Their Students MasteryConnect Raises $5M From Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan For Personalized Education The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Chief Of Staff Reveals Plan For Big-Bet Philanthropy Facebook To Support Spherical Video In News Feed And Oculus With 450M Users, Facebook Events Is Primed For A Standalone App Be The Nerd — Quit Facebook Facebook Activates Safety Check In Nigeria Bombings Microsoft Invests In…
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Crunch Report | Waze Carpool Grows in Bay Area

Twitter rolls out updates to combat abuse on its platform, YouTube launches mobile live stream and Super Chat exits beta, Waze Carpool grows in the Bay Area, Apple Beats are expected to drop February 10th and a recap from the 10th Annual Crunchies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Related posts:Facebook Hits 8 Billion Daily Video Views, Doubling From 4 Billion In April Crunch Report | Pokémon GO Mania Crunch Report | Facebook Snapchat Clone in Poland Crunch Report | Uber Ordered to Stop Self-Driving Pilot in SF Crunch Report | Google Spins Out Waymo, A Self-Driving Car Company Facebook Testing Called Id App “Hello” | Crunch Report Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier Report: Google Invests In Wall Street Messaging Tool Symphony Report: Recent App Store…
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Countdown to PyeongChang: 2018 Winter Olympics a Year Away

A year from now, figure skaters will be striving to land their quadruple jumps in PyeongChang, South Korea. Snowboard big air, mass start in speed skating and other new events will make their debuts. And we will Photo Credit: Jason Hanna/Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser. Related posts:Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4 Apple Revenues In China Skyrocket 112% in Q3 Here Are The Companies That Presented At Y Combinator Demo Day 1 Apple Pay Could Finally Launch In China Early Next Year China To Green-Light IPOs Again By Year End Square Files For IPO On $560.6M In Half Year Revenue, Slim $77.6M Loss Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator…
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