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Google’s self-driving firm sues Uber

Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google. Waymo, set up by Google owner Alphabet, is taking legal action against Otto, Uber’s self-driving vehicle unit that it bought last year for $700m. The lawsuit argues that former Waymo manager Anthony Levandowski took information when he left …

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Facebook videos to autoplay with sound

Much of Facebook’s recent growth can be attributed to the spread of video on its network – and the company told investors recently it planned to aggressively monetise that success. Today, it announced some ideas to get things moving – starting with a change many users may not appreciate. Videos have autoplayed …

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8.2 percent of the world’s Facebook users are in African countries

Facebook beat Wall Street expectations for sales and user growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, and it credits, its free basic version of the internet in developing countries, for helping make that happen. The three most popular internet-based services or apps in Nigeria alone are Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp — all owned by Facebook. …

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