News highlights – 8 January

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News highlights for 8 January

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Partnerships form to shoulder financial burden for automotive future

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens. Read more…

Google to show off more reliable and affordable self-driving tech

DETROIT (Reuters) – Google unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable. Read more…

CNN’s Campbell Brown heads to Facebook to shore up media relations

Jan 6 (Reuters) – Former CNN reporter, anchor and host Campbell Brown is joining Facebook Inc to lead its news partnerships team, an appointment aimed at repairing the online social media company’s troubled relationship with the traditional media. Read more…

What goes up – Bitcoin slides even further

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin plunged by as much as 12 percent on Friday after China’s central bank urged investors to take a rational and cautious approach to investing in the digital currency, which is on track for its heaviest two-day drop in two years. Read more…

Canada closes two year Apple probe

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple Inc had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, closing a two-year investigation into the iPhone maker. Read more…

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