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Lyft hires former Tesla Autopilot manager for self-driving car efforts

Sameer Qureshi has left his role as a senior manager of Tesla Autopilot Programs and has joined Lyft, according to his LinkedIn . We first saw the news over on Electrek . Tesla declined to comment, but Lyft confirmed Qureshi joined the team this week. At Lyft, Qureshi is now director of product for autonomous driving, specifically focused on Lyft’s Level 5 self-driving car efforts. To be clear, Level 5 is when a car requires no human to be at the wheel. In fact, Level 5 prohibits humans from intervening, even if they want to. At Tesla, Qureshi was “responsible for the entire Autopilot software stack across all of Tesla’s cars and platforms” for more than one year, he wrote on his LinkedIn. To be clear, Qureshi was not an executive, VP or director, but one of 4,000 managers at Tesla. Prior to his most recent role at Tesla, Qureshi served as senior manager for software and firmware programs at Tesla for more than two years. Lyft first launched its self-driving car division in July 2017 . At the time, the project was led by Lyft VP of Engineering Luc Vincent. Since then, Lyft has partnered with tier-one automotive industry supplier Magna on autonomous vehicle technology .

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EAT Club acquires healthy food startup Farm Hill

EAT Club, the corporate lunch service with a customer base that includes Flipboard, Mastercard and TaskRabbit, has acquired Farm Hill, a lunch box delivery service , to solidify and expand its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Farm Hill had previously raised $4 million in capital. EAT Club also brought on Doug Leeds, the former CEO at IAC Publishing and former executive in residence at August Capital, as its new CEO. Leeds is EAT Club’s third CEO since 2016, when its first CEO Frank Han moved into the COO role. Han left the company entirely in November 2017, according to his LinkedIn. Following Han’s departure as CEO, EAT Club brought on Mike Griffith, who served as president and CEO for less than two years. Griffith left in March because of a cultural mismatch of sorts, EAT Club co-founder Rodrigo Santibáñez told me. With Leeds on board, the plan is to “build a big company,” Santibáñez said. “We understand that the stronger the team we have, the better chance we have of building a long-lasting company,” Santibáñez said. “We’re at a stage right now where we’re looking for someone who can set the strategic direction of company based on expertise.” Leeds has the expertise EAT Club seems to be looking for, as the former CEO of IAC Publishing and Ask.com. While running IAC, Leeds’ role evolved through acquiring other companies, he told me. Those acquisitions meant his job was essentially to manage other CEOs, rather than the day-to-day operations of the business. “I wanted to get back to a world where I was operating a company,” Leeds said. “When I thought about my life and what I’d want to operate, I wanted to bring joy to people’s lives where if what I did went away, customers would be upset.” EAT Club, he said, came to the top of the list for him, due in part to the fact that he was a customer while at IAC

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‘Black dot of death’ bug hits iPhones – here’s how to fix it – wtkr.com

wtkr.com 'Black dot of death' bug hits iPhones – here's how to fix it wtkr.com There's a new iPhone bug floating around out there, one that will completely freeze a user's Messages app — and not even a reboot can fix it. It's called by at least one tech website the “black dot of death,” Mashable reports. And it's similar to a ... The Black Dot of Death Crashes iPhones! Beware YouTube 'Black dot' bug is the latest Unicode text handling flaw to crash iPhone and iPads, works on iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4 9to5Mac WhatsApp is working on a chat filter feature | WABetaInfo WABetaInfo PocketNow  - Macworld all 130 news articles »

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Android P will give users what iPhone X already has: You will now be able to switch between apps – Economic Times

Economic Times Android P will give users what iPhone X already has: You will now be able to switch between apps Economic Times The same method will be incorporated in the upcoming Android version, Mashable reports. As more manufacturers are going bezel-less and introducing notch on their smartphones, it is imperative for the software to adapt to the change in order to deliver ... and more »

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