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Nimble tech firms must adapt as promised self-driving revolution hits speed bumps

23 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO When Silicon Valley startup Phantom Auto was formed in 2017, it was one of many software suppliers hitching their fortunes to self-driving cars, confident that fleets of robotaxis would be using their technology within a few years.

FOCUS-Nimble tech firms must adapt as promised self-driving revolution hits speed bumps

23 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 When Silicon Valley startup Phantom Auto was formed in 2017, it was one of many software suppliers hitching their fortunes to self-driving cars, confident that fleets of robotaxis would be using their technology within a few years.

Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

13 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A former Peruvian first lady was dragged out of a courtroom in San Francisco on Thursday as she cursed a judge's decision to keep her husband, ex-president Alejandro Toledo, in jail pending extradition proceedings.

California Senate passes bill to tighten 'gig' worker rule

12 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. | Video

RPT-FOCUS-With racing and music events, Tesla gets over marketing allergy in China

30 Aug 2019

* Has held showroom parties with DJs, developed chat app stickers

With racing and music events, Tesla gets over marketing allergy in China

30 Aug 2019

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc has always shown disdain for marketing, with CEO Elon Musk boasting his company does not advertise, instead using the money it would have spent to develop products.

Ex-Google engineer indicted for stealing self-driving car secrets, pleads not guilty

28 Aug 2019

Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, was criminally charged on Tuesday with stealing trade secrets from his former employer Google before joining rival Uber Technologies Inc . | Video

UPDATE 2-U.S. charges ex-Alphabet engineer with stealing self-driving car secrets

27 Aug 2019

Aug 27 The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a former high-ranking engineer at Alphabet Inc, of stealing the company's self-driving car technology before joining rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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