Tesla to suspend production at California & NY factory to curb spread of Wuhan coronavirus

In a statement Tesla Inc said, starting from March 24 it will suspend production at its California vehicle factory so as to comply with local orders aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. Tesla’s New York factory will also temporarily suspend production, while operations at its Nevada plant will continue. “Despite taking all known health…

Apple, Netflix pull out of South by Southwest music and tech festival

Apple Inc and Netflix Inc stated, they are pulling out of the South by Southwest music and tech festival which is scheduled to be held later this month midst China’s coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections stands at 11 with California Governor Gavin Newsom declaring a state emergency. Earlier…

TikTok facing class-action lawsuit for sending personal, user data to servers in China

In a development that underscores deepening legal troubles for Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, a California college student has filed a class-action lawsuit against it alleging that it has transferred private user data to servers in China. The allegations deepen legal troubles for TikTok, owned by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, in the United States, and comes…

Intel files antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group over patent practises

Fortress’ efforts to gather patents essentially amounts to anti-competitive behavior since these acquisitions were driven by the notion that they will be cheaper than what technology companies would be willing to pay to avoid lawsuits. U.S. semiconductor giant, Intel Corp, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging that the…

Nvidia expands further into self-driving market with AB Volvo truck deal

Nvidia’s graphic chip will be powering the machine learning algorithms that will enable Volvo’s self-driving trucks to navigate from production facility to warehouse. In a significant development, Sweden’s AB Volvo stated, it will collaborate with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks. The agreement marks a long-term strategic partnership which spans several years.…

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FCA partners with silicon valley startup Aurora for creating autonomous platforms

Tech companies are increasing going up the value chain for automakers. This partnership is the latest example of this strategic tie-up. In a development that marks the latest collaboration between Silicon Valley and automakers, Aurora, a self-driving car software startup stated it will be partnering with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles.…