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Waymo inks deal with Volvo to develop self-driving electric cars

U.S. exempts automated vehicles from some crash standards

(Reuters) — The outgoing Trump administration said on Thursday it was issuing new rules that would allow manufacturers of automated vehicles to bypass some crash standards required of conventional vehicles, which would cut production costs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the rules would exempt from certain crash standards automated vehicles that are designed …

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Oqton raises $40 million to apply AI to additive manufacturing

Oqton, a startup developing a factory operating system that integrates engineering software with manufacturing hardware, today raised $40 million. The company says the funds will be used to further develop Oqton’s platform while expanding its commercial partnerships in markets including additive manufacturing, robotic welding, and CNC machining. The additive manufacturing market is exploding, with Reports …

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GitLab partners with IBM Cloud to improve collaboration for DevOps

GitLab partners with IBM Cloud to improve collaboration for DevOps

GitLab announced a new partnership with IBM Cloud designed to help DevOps teams work more efficiently by collaborating and deploying through a shared platform. Dubbed GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak, the service will leverage IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence to speed the development of cloud-based applications. “The collaboration between IBM and GitLab brings together the best …

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Rally launches fan community cryptocurrency with Grammy winner Portugal.The Man

Rally recently launched a cryptocurrency dubbed Creator Coin that will help influencers, content creators, and streamers run their own virtual economies. And today, it is announcing that Grammy-winning artist Portugal.The Man has joined as a coin partner. All these entities have big followings and they’re adopting what Rally calls its Brand Coin, a cryptocurrency (dubbed …

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Microsoft: Open source is now the accepted model for cross-company collaboration

Microsoft: Open source is now the accepted model for cross-company collaboration

Microsoft said that it has learned a lot from its increased engagement with the open source world, adding that open source is also now the “accepted model” for collaboration between companies. Microsoft was once one of the purest purveyors of proprietary software, but it has gone some way toward shedding that image over the past …

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