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  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you. This week at CES, the international consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, a host of startup companies will demonstrate to global automakers how the sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and...

  • Jan 7- Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year. The chips are Intel's gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from similar chips from...

  • Jan 7- Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to put the final touches on a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Toyota Motor Corp's automated safety technology "Guardian" will be available "in the 2020 s," Gill Pratt, chief executive officer of the Toyota Research Institute, said on Monday in Las Vegas. The model is more limited than Toyota's full self-driving system, which it labels its "Chauffeur" technology, but "the car if it needed to could drive itself, Pratt...

  • Concept version of Byton M-Byte, set to be 1st vehicle to go into production in China this year.

    Designed to be "future proof," Byton's M-byte starts at $45,000 and targets a variety of established automakers moving into the battery-car space, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla.

  • New York, Dec 11- The S&P 500 and the Dow closed marginally lower after volatile trading on Tuesday as investors swiveled their focus between China-U.S. trade talks, President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government and political uncertainty in Britain. Late in the session, the BBC reported that enough letters were submitted by Conservative...

  • Dec 6- Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc in filing for an initial public offering on Thursday, defying the recent market jitters and taking the lead on a string of billion-dollar-plus tech companies expected to join Wall Street next year. San Francisco- based Lyft, last valued at about $15 billion in a private fundraising...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5- Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, launched on Wednesday the first commercial automated ride-hailing service of its size among the main U.S. companies vying to dominate the still nascent market. Waymo is testing mainly in Chandler, Arizona and three other Phoenix suburbs, but also 21 other cities including San Francisco and Silicon...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 27- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites, in a bid to lure space industry and other customers to the cloud. Amazon said the capability would be available to AWS customers in the government or regulated industries, a key area for the company as it bids for a $10 billion...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 27- Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday said it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites, in a bid to lure more space industry customers to the cloud. The world's No. 1 cloud computing company said it was aiming to make data transfers to and from satellites cheaper and easier through ground stations associated with...

  • Police guard the site of a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, November 8, 2018. 

    A law enforcement official said that — based on time stamps — the Southern California gunman apparently stopped shooting inside the bar and posted to Instagram.

  • Nov 7- Nevada voters have blocked efforts supported by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to open up the state's electricity market, delivering welcome news to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. A state constitutional amendment supported by Republican donor Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp, would have forced legislators to break up control...

  • Oct 29- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and investor Warren Buffett are set for a desert showdown over electricity next week as the two billionaires' interests collide on election ballots in Nevada. Unlike previous western duels, both sides in Nevada are showing up with cash. So far, the dueling Nevada interests have poured in more than $96 million to the...

  • How large a threat a slowdown in China's economic expansion poses could come into sharp relief as Wynn Resorts Ltd, chip makers and other companies that rely on China for growth post quarterly score cards. General Motors Co has suffered from shrinking Chinese auto sales and Volvo on Friday warned it expects truck demand in China to fall about 13 percent as the...

  • How large a threat a slowdown in China's economic expansion poses could come into sharp relief as Wynn Resorts Ltd, chip makers and other companies that rely on China for growth post quarterly score cards. General Motors Co has suffered from shrinking Chinese auto sales and Volvo on Friday warned it expects truck demand in China to fall about 13 percent as the...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a 'Make America Great' rally in Missoula, Montana, on October 18, 2018.

    President Trump launches another salvo in the immigration debate as Mexico tried to prevent a thousands-strong migrant caravan from flooding its border.

  • LAS VEGAS, Oct 19- With Ford Motor Co's stock at nearly a nine-year low and the company squeezed by tariffs and trade tensions, Chief Executive Jim Hackett sought to restore confidence among dealers gathered in Las Vegas this week, days ahead of announcing the automaker's third-quarter results. After Morgan Stanley on Friday cut its price targets for Ford and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19- The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence in those market leaders looks increasingly fragile and in danger of derailing Wall Street's rally. "The equity market is at a critical point here," said Kurt Brunner, portfolio manager, Swarthmore Group in Philadelphia,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Oct 19- With Ford Motor Co's stock at nearly a nine-year low and the company squeezed by tariffs and trade tensions, Chief Executive Jim Hackett sought to restore confidence among dealers gathered in Las Vegas this week, days ahead of third-quarter results. "I feel better after seeing the product," said Jim Seavitt, owner of Village Ford in Dearborn,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Months after he lost millions when an esoteric corner of financial markets cratered in February, former Target Corp store manager Seth Golden is betting against volatility again. Golden, who says wagers on market calm earned him millions in the past six years, is among the investors who have kept trading complex financial products linked to the...