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Mobileye collects 3.7M miles of sensor data daily from vehicles, using it to produce HD maps that will let its partners offer Level 2+ driver assistance systems (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: Mobileye collects 3.7M miles of sensor data daily from vehicles, using it to produce HD maps that will let its partners offer Level 2+ driver assistance systems  —  Mobileye made a self-driving car that only uses cameras—no lidar or radar.  —  A lot of media coverage of self-driving technology …

Tencent says users spent ~$115B in 2019, up 160% YoY, through WeChat mini programs, which are miniature apps that work within the chat app (South China Morning Post)

South China Morning Post: Tencent says users spent ~$115B in 2019, up 160% YoY, through WeChat mini programs, which are miniature apps that work within the chat app  —  WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019This article originally appeared …

CES roundup: flexible screens are coming, battle between Intel and AMD will intensify, tech fetishization with AI, 8K, 5G lessened, sex tech on the rise, more (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: CES roundup: flexible screens are coming, battle between Intel and AMD will intensify, tech fetishization with AI, 8K, 5G lessened, sex tech on the rise, more  —  iCES is over, and I am quite sure you´ll be happy to be done with it.  We still have more to come today and perhaps a little next week.

Instagram is removing posts and suspending accounts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, says it is complying with US sanctions (Isobel Cockerell/Coda Story)

Isobel Cockerell / Coda Story: Instagram is removing posts and suspending accounts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, says it is complying with US sanctions  —  News agencies, human rights activists and influencers have had their accounts deactivated.  —  After a U.S. drone strike killed …

Facebook updates its hate speech policy to ban statements denying the existence of marginalized groups and an additional eight specific dehumanizing comparisons (Shoshana Wodinsky/Gizmodo)

Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo: Facebook updates its hate speech policy to ban statements denying the existence of marginalized groups and an additional eight specific dehumanizing comparisons  —  There are a few things Facebook´s proven, time and again, that it can´t get quite right—like keeping its user data under wraps …

Tiger Global invests $200M in Bangalore-based Byju at $8B valuation, sources say secondary transactions at ~$100-200M may soon provide exits to early backers (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic Times)

Biswarup Gooptu / The Economic Times: Tiger Global invests $200M in Bangalore-based Byju at $8B valuation, sources say secondary transactions at ~$100-200M may soon provide exits to early backers  —  New York-based Tiger Global Management has invested $200 million in education app Byju´s, valuing the Bengaluru-headquartered company at about $8 billion.
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