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Self-driving cars coming sooner than you think

Washington, United States | AFP |  The move to self-driving cars is coming faster than most people think, says the head of ridesharing giant Lyft. Within five years, autonomous vehicles will account for the majority of Lyft rides, says co-founder and chief executive John Zimmer. Lyft, which has a partnership …

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Twitter kicks off US football game streams

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  More than two million people tuned into Twitter’s first broadcast of a US football game, as the messaging platform strives to ramp up use with live video streaming of events. Overall, Twitter’s stream of The New York Jets facing The Buffalo Bills on …

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Gabon under internet blackout as it awaits key poll ruling

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | An internet curfew and social media blackout has sparked outrage and wreaked havoc on businesses in oil-rich Gabon, as citizens keenly await a pivotal ruling challenging President Ali Bongo’s contested re-election. “We are losing a lot of money,” fumed Steeve Ndong, who oversees the website …

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Twitter expands video role with streaming TV apps

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday moved deeper into video, announcing a new application that will offer free content on major streaming TV services. The new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft’s Xbox One will allow anyone with these devices to get content …

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Samsung struggles with critical Note 7 recall

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung said Wednesday it was doing its best to push through a challenging recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, as it offered a software fix to jolt users into returning defective devices. The success of the recall is seen as crucial to Samsung …

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