Tesla will release Autopilot update ‘in weeks’: Musk

(Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system “in a few weeks,” Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. Improvements to Tesla's Autopilot system, including advanced processing of radar signals, would be detailed in a blog post on the company's website later on Wednesday, the tweet said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a May 7 fatality in Florida in which a driver using Tesla's Autopilot system crashed into a truck.

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Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland's cabinet could not agree on Wednesday whether to fight a European Commission ruling against Dublin's tax dealings with Apple , raising questions over any appeal and the government's stability. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has insisted Dublin would appeal any adverse ruling ever since the EU investigation began in 2014. Dublin has just over two months at the latest to make an appeal against the Commission's ruling that the U.S. tech giant should hand over to Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) ruled to be illegal state aid.

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Livestream of Kim Dotcom extradition hearing a first for New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A New Zealand judge gave permission on Tuesday for the hearing of German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's appeal against his extradition to be streamed on YouTube, making it the country's first court case to be broadcast on the Internet. The six-week hearing opened in Auckland this week, nine months after a lower court ruled Kim Dotcom could be sent to the United States to face copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over the filesharing website Megaupload. The case has been closely watched by the media industry and developers in the file-sharing business for signs of how far the United States is willing to go to protect U.S. copyright holders.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet executive David Drummond, who has been a director on the Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] board for close to three years, has stepped down, the ride-hailing firm confirmed on Monday. Drummond joined the board after Alphabet's venture capital arm GV in 2013 invested about $250 million in Uber, among the firm's largest investments and a deal in which Drummond was involved. “I recently stepped down from Uber's board given the overlap between the two companies,” Drummond said in a written statement sent to Reuters.

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First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

By Christophe Van Der Perre SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its “robo-taxi” in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned dull launch of the service in 2018. “This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings,” nuTonomy executive Doug Parker told Reuters. Parker, whose company has partnered with the Singapore government on the project, said he hoped to have 100 taxis working commercially in the Southeast Asian citystate by 2018.

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HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast

By Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) – HP Inc , the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, reflecting weak sales of its printers as companies cut costs across industries. HP's shares fell nearly 6 percent in extended trading on Wednesday. Third-quarter revenue from the company's computer business rose 7.5 percent from the second quarter as sales of notebooks improved. …

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