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China’s Didi Chuxing is raising up to $6 billion at a valuation of over $50 billion

 Didi Chuxing, the on-demand giant that drove Uber out of China, is set to become the world’s second-highest valued tech startup. Beijing-based Didi is in the process of raising a round that could reach as high as $6 billion at a valuation that would exceed $50 billion, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. That’s not far from Uber itself, which is said to… Read More

This May Just Become China’s Most Valuable Startup

Didi Chuxing is said to be entering a funding round of up to $6 billion.

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

 Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More

ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

 Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying tha...

A Waymo filing leaks lidar tech details in Uber lawsuit

 Anthony Levandowski took his seat in a conference room one sunny Friday morning in April and proceeded to read the same phrase from a sheet of paper for the next five hours. “On the advice and direction of my counsel, I respectfully decline to answer. And I assert the rights guaranteed to me under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” Read More

Uber Picks Dallas and Dubai for Its Planned 2020 Flying Taxi Launch

Uber's flying taxis will be small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.

Uber must turn over information about its acquisition of Otto to Waymo, court rules

 Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless car technology, has suffered a setback. Levandowski has broadly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in the case, refusing to answer questions about whether or not he downloaded confidential files from Google before quitting his job at the company to join… Read More

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