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Admin August 2, 2018

One of the most technically advanced cars on the market is adding some really old school video games. Elon Musk, in a Tweet on Monday, announced that several classic Atari games will be added as Easter eggs in the Tesla version 9.0 release and playable in the car’s infotainment panel. Among the titles on the […]

Admin August 2, 2018

A project headed up by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and aimed at creating a “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront, is facing stiff resistance from local officials whose chief concern is how residents’ personal data will be handled. Behind the project are Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet subsidiary, and Waterfront Toronto, a Canadian government body […]

Admin August 2, 2018

By Aaron Pressman and Adam Lashinsky 8:58 AM EDT This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Apple ended trading Wednesday tantalizingly close to the magical trillion-dollar valuation mark. The company was the story of the […]

Admin August 2, 2018

Spain’s big taxi strike is over, for now, after the government said it would let local authorities make their own rules on licensing for ride-hailing firms. The country’s national taxi association, Antaxi, also said the government had agreed to its demand that drivers on platforms such as Uber and local rival Cabify should get only […]

Admin August 2, 2018

Singapore’s Grab (grabtaxi) has nabbed another $1 billion in funding despite ongoing uncertainties about its acquisition of Uber’s business in Southeast Asia. The new investment, from firms including Vulcan Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Macquarie Capital, joins Toyota’s $1 billion commitment announced in June to bring Grab’s total funding to $6 billion. The Financial Times […]

Admin August 2, 2018

BMW is expanding its test of a program to let customers subscribe to cars instead of buying them. And the minimum monthly fee to join the program just dropped from $2,000 to $1,100. Much like subscription programs introduced by Volvo, GM’s Cadillac, and others, the BMW program lets a subscriber choose from among a variety […]

Admin August 2, 2018

This much is certain about Tesla Inc.’s earnings report on Wednesday: It won’t be boring. The electric-car maker will release its first set of results since Elon Musk grew exasperated with questions, including whether the company needed more capital, back in May. The chief executive officer cut off several analysts’ questions, invited a YouTube host […]

Admin August 2, 2018

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency giant Coinbase said Wednesday that customers in the United Kingdom can now buy digital assets with the British Pound. The news is significant because, until now, the company’s UK customers had to maintain their fiat funds in euros rather than pound sterling. This meant the process for buying Bitcoin and other […]