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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to Fighting Disease

Photo Mark Zuckerberg, chief of Facebook, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, whose private organization said on Wednesday that it would donate at least $ 3 billion over the next decade toward preventing, curing or managing diseases. Credit Jeff Chiu/Associated ...

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Entrepreneurship: Think a 401(k) Is Not a Sexy Benefit? Competition May Change That

Although such costs can be prohibitive for some companies in their early stages, Printfly reported $ 23 million in sales last year and is projecting growth of 40 to 60 percent this year. Yet for most start-ups, seeding a retirement ...

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Apple Is Said to Hold Talks With McLaren and Lit Motors

Apple, which laid off dozens of employees from its secretive car project this month, is increasingly seeking help from outside companies with expertise in vehicles. Apple has been talking with McLaren, the automaker known for its Formula One racecars, about ...

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State of the Art: For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?

Though less than a year old, Otto has a fleet of six trucks now constantly driving across California to test its technology, which the company aims to sell as an aftermarket add-on to trucking companies sometime in the next few ...

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Breakingviews: How Tesla and Apple Could Be Good for Each Other

That would take the question of capital off the table at Tesla for years to come. It would more than cover the negative free-cash flow estimated at $ 4 billion through 2020 by researchers at Auburn University, in a report ...

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Tech Fix: Allo’s Tryout: 5 Days With Google’s Annoying Office Intern

To understand how Allo works, it’s easiest to think of the app’s A.I. assistant as an office intern who is lurking in the background, eager to chime in. The assistant analyzes messages you have typed or dictated and, when appropriate, ...

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The 15-Point Federal Checklist for Self-Driving Cars

Photo A G.M. driverless car. Automakers’ decisions, such as whether a car should be programmed to better protect its occupants or others in a crash, must be disclosed, according to federal guidelines. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times ...

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In Backing Autonomous Cars, U.S. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

Photo Uber Ford Fusions mapped Pittsburgh before the launch of the company’s driverless vehicles. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times The Obama administration’s approach to hands-free driving is remarkably hands-off. In one of the country’s most heavily regulated ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Regulators Catching Up With Driverless Cars

Photo Uber has begun testing driverless vehicles in Pittsburgh. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times Technology is changing so quickly that it is regularly outstripping regulations, often forcing federal regulators to play catch-up. Photo Consider drones, the flying ...

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U.S. Signals Backing for Self-Driving Cars

Photo Uber, the ride-hailing giant, began trials in Pittsburgh last week using driverless technology. The government’s new guidelines for autonomous driving will speed up the rollout of self-driving cars, experts said. Credit Angelo Merendino/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — ...

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