Here are today’s Top 6 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Waymo Gets California’s First Fully Driverless Car Permit
Waymo, the Google’s driverless car company has obtained California’s first fully driverless car permit. Waymo driverless car permit paves the way for testing of this technology in the public roads under different conditions. In fact, the company can test these vehicles without safety officer behind the wheels. Currently, company’s employees will test ride the driverless car and later on the public will also be able to start test riding Waymo driverless cars.
Coinbase Now Valued at $8 Billion
Surprisingly, in a bearish market, the investors are still confident of cryptocurrencies. The result is the $300 million investment in Coinbase that now puts it close to a valuation of $8 billion. The latest round of investment is led by Tiger Global in association with Y Combinator. With this round of investment, the $1 trillion fund of Continuity Fund and Wellington Management has forayed into cryptocurrencies. Coinbase has plans to expand beyond the U.S. markets.
Apple Ditches Headphones from iPad Pro
After iPhones, Apple has now done away with the headphones for its latest release of iPad Pro. Worst, the headphones of iPhone won’t work with the latest iPad models. The latest iPad series follow the design cues of iPhone and therefore, you’ll miss the home button as well on the latest iPad.
Now Create Your Own Emoji With Google’s Gboard
Google, last summer had introduced its own set of emoji builder on its keyboard — Gboard, in response to Bitmoji. Now with the latest update, Google has added the ability for users to create emoji’s that kinda looks like them. Now use your selfie to create your own emoji.
Pentagon Keen on Using Social Media to Predict Anti-Trump Protests
Pentagon is using surveillance on social media to predict anti-Trump protests. This has come to light after a careful study of Pentagon’s latest patent filings and policy changes that indicate towards social media surveillance, according to Motherboard.
SIDBI to Start Funding VC’s After Rating
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) will now start funding Venture Capital Firms after rating them. SIDBI chairman, Mohammad Mustafa said that it’s in the interest of the investors and will add transparency in process of funding. SIDBI is looking forward to adding predictability in its funding models with this latest policy decision. Till now, SIDBI has funded $202.75 Million.
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