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Amazon to let customers install tires at Sears stores

(Reuters) - Amazon.com struck a deal with Sears Holdings Corp to provide tire services, boosting traffic at the ailing department store and extending the online retailer’s growing stable of alliances with brick-and-mortar companies. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. Picture taken April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File PhotoSears s...

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Uber announces contest to select third city to launch flying taxis

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] announced on Tuesday an open call for the selection of a third launch city for its flying taxi project UberAIR, which it plans to build in 2020. An illustrative view of Uber's concept electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL). Courtesy Uber/REUTERS Dallas and Los Angeles are the first two launch cities and Uber is now looking for a city outside the United ...

09 May 5:35 PM 0 Read More...

Ohio allows testing self-driving vehicles on state roads

(Reuters) - Ohio on Wednesday became the latest U.S. state to open its roads for testing self-driving vehicles, in a boost to a nascent industry that is facing heightened scrutiny over safety concerns. The self-driving vehicles should meet safety requirements and comply with Ohio’s traffic laws, Republican Governor John Kasich said in an executive order. Autonomous vehicle testing is also under way in Michigan, Pi...

09 May 5:29 PM 0 Read More...

U.S. sends rules on drone regulation to White House for review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department has sent two proposed rules to the White House to regulate the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the agency said on Tuesday as it prepared to unveil the winners of new drone pilot projects. One of the new rules would allow drones to fly over people while the other would allow for remote identification and tracking of unmanned aircraft in flight. After...

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic plans to build AR maps with users' help

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Niantic Inc, which developed hit mobile game Pokemon Go, plans to map the world in 3D with its players’ help, its chief executive told Reuters, establishing the startup as a frontrunner in a new facet of digital mapping. Gianni Vitora, 11, plays Pokemon Go as he and his family enjoy the mild weather at the start of the Labor Day weekend ahead of potential storms on the east coast of the Un...

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China's ZTE Corp says main business operations cease due to U.S. ban

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp’s (0763.HK)(000063.SZ) main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government, but the Chinese firm is trying to have the ban modified or reversed, it said in exchange filings late on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: People stand at ZTE's booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File PhotoZTE, China’s second bigg...

09 May 1:33 PM 0 Read More...

Amazon rolls out model 'smart' homes for U.S. shoppers to try out Alexa

VALLEJO, Ca (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it has set up model “smart” homes across the United States for shoppers to experience what it’s like for voice aide Alexa to dim the lights, turn on the TV or order more laundry detergent. A sign touting Amazon's collaboration with Lennar home builders is seen at an Amazon ‘experience center’ in Vallejo, California, U.S., May 8, 2018. Picture taken on...

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After Facebook, Sweden set for more data center deals: Vattenfall

OSLO (Reuters) - Sweden’s low electricity prices are likely to attract new data centers to the country this year, according to Swedish utility Vattenfall [VATN.UL], which said it is discussing deals with Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms. FILE PHOTO: Vattenfall logo is seen on its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/File Photo The Nordic countries, whi...

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Vodafone challenges Deutsche Telekom with $21.8 billion Liberty deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone (VOD.L) has agreed to pay $21.8 billion to buy Liberty Global’s (LBTYA.O) assets in Germany and eastern Europe to take the fight to rivals with a broader range of superfast cable TV, broadband and mobile services. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Branding hangs outside a Vodafone shop in Oxford, Britain, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleThe world’s second-largest mobile operator struck a deal...

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Walmart to buy controlling stake in India's Flipkart for $16 billion

MUMBAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer’s largest deal as it opens up another front to battle rival Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in one of the world’s fledgling e-commerce markets. FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen on the company's office in Bengaluru, India April 12...

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