News highlights – 19 July 2017

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News highlights for 19 July 2017

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US House panel approves 100,000 self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Read more…

With Spark, Amazon makes a move on social media

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has launched a social feature called Spark that allows members to showcase and purchase products on its platforms, the retail giant’s first clear move into the world of social media. Read more…

After 17 years, S&P index gets back to pre dot com levels

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – It took 17 years, but the S&P 500 information technology index has finally recovered from the implosion of the dot-com bubble. Read more…

AI will be everywhere and in everything, get ready to be confused

Artificial intelligence technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service by 2020, but market hype is pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner. Read more…

There you are on your Segway, when someone hacks it. OMG

WHEN YOU IMAGINE riding a Segway MiniPro electric scooter, your biggest concern is probably falling on your face. Much lower on that list? The notion that attackers could remotely hack your ride, make it stop short, or even drive you into traffic. Unfortunately, as one reacher found, they could have done just that. Read more…

T-Mobile tops estimate

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc’s quarterly results topped analysts’ estimates as the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier on Wednesday reported record low customer attrition and said it was considering a quarterly dividend. Read more…

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