News highlights – 29 September

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News highlights for 29 September

REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

European Commission wants to reduce restrictions on data location

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – The European Commission wants to reduce national restrictions on where some types of commercial and health data can be stored, Vice-President Andrus Ansip said on Thursday. Read more…

Salesforce wants EU to investigate Microsoft LinkedIn deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft’s $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn. Read more…

California allows test of autonomous, driverless shuttle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A bill signed into law on Thursday by California Governor Jerry Brown allows a self-driving vehicle with no operator inside to test on a public road, a key step enabling a private business park outside San Francisco to test driverless shuttles. Read more…

Indian bitcoin company raises $1.5 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Unocoin, a Bangalore-based bitcoin startup, has raised $1.5 million in funding from a mix of Indian and U.S. investors, the company announced on Thursday. Read more…

Microsoft opens new research group for AI

Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence (AI)and machine learning research, an industry estimated to zoom to $70 billion by 2020 from just $8.2 billion in 2013, according to a Bank of America report that cited IDC research. Read more…

Another crash for Tesla, autopilot not to blame

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle’s lane. Read more…

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