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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today . The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees. However, this project is reportedly behind schedule and taking up much of the time of Apple’s autonomous driving team. According to the NYT, Apple’s lengthy talks pertaining to partnerships with manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have ended. A Volkswagen T6 van Earlier this month, Apple’s fleet of self-driving cars registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles grew to 55 vehicles. That means Apple has the second largest fleet of self-driving cars in California, with General Motors’ Cruise coming in at number one. Apple’s standard autonomous vehicle tests rely on Lexus SUVs that have been equipped with sensors and autonomous hardware. I’ve reached out to Apple and Volkswagen, and will update this story if I hear back.

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Tinder says it is now testing Tinder Places, which will let users find potential matches based off the places they travel to, in Australia and Chile…

Ashley Carman / The Verge : Tinder says it is now testing Tinder Places, which will let users find potential matches based off the places they travel to, in Australia and Chile   —  We knew Tinder Places — the dating app's new way to connect people through location sharing — was coming, but Tinder officially announced today …

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Owkin, which uses machine learning to better analyze medical research, adds GV to its January Series A, bringing total raised to $18M (Paul…

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Owkin, which uses machine learning to better analyze medical research, adds GV to its January Series A, bringing total raised to $18M   —  Owkin, a medical research machine learning startup, has announced a new investor in the form of GV (formerly Google Ventures), which has now joined as a late entrant to Owkin's series A round.

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50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for good

Ahead of VivaTech , 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity. At the end of the day, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe invited everyone for a speech in Matignon. It wasn’t a groundbreaking speech as Macron is also speaking at VivaTech tomorrow morning. “We’re trying to pivot France,” Philippe said. With great power comes great responsibility Édouard Philippe Maurice Lévy, the former CEO of Publicis, one of the two companies behind VivaTech with Les Échos, first introduced the event, as well as Eric Hazan from McKinsey. McKinsey worked on the data that was used to start those discussions. So let’s see what they talked about. “As McKinsey showed, there’s no question that technology overall is a net creator of job and GDP. It’s a positive force,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said. “At the same time, AI and automation, while driving the economy and productivity, … will lead to large groups being disadvantaged.” He then listed a few important points to make sure that nobody is going to be left behind, such as coaching and mentorship programs. “This is not just the government’s job but it is also the job of private companies,” Khosrowshahi added. He wanted to remain hopeful and it felt a bit like a lobbying effort.

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Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair agrees to acquire FanDuel; PPB will merge US assets with FanDuel and invest $158M cash (Dan…

Dan Primack / Axios : Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair agrees to acquire FanDuel; PPB will merge US assets with FanDuel and invest $158M cash   —  Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to buy U.S. fantasy sports site FanDuel, Axios has learned from multiple sources.

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Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair agrees to acquire FanDuel; PPB will merge US assets with FanDuel and invest $158M cash (Dan…

Dan Primack / Axios : Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair agrees to acquire FanDuel; PPB will merge US assets with FanDuel and invest $158M cash   —  Ireland-based online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to buy U.S. fantasy sports site FanDuel, Axios has learned from multiple sources.

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Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit says 500K+ routers in dozens of countries have been infected by Russia-linked malware and could be used to…

Jim Finkle / Reuters : Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit says 500K+ routers in dozens of countries have been infected by Russia-linked malware and could be used to attack Ukraine   —  (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) on Wednesday warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices …

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