Testing of software adds to urgency in race for driverless cars

In the race to build a self-driving car, German automakers are hitting a road block in their efforts to test vehicles so complex they need more than 10 times the amount of software found in a fighter jet. German laws currently place limits on testing on public roads. Automakers fear this is allowing U.S. competitor Google to pull ahead in developing software, specifically progammes that will ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option for App Store Customers in China

BEIJING—November 17, 2014—Apple® today announced that the App Store℠ has added UnionPay as a payment option for customers in China. China UnionPay is the most popular payment card in China and will provide App Store customers with a simple and more convenient way to purchase their favorite apps. Customers can easily link their Apple ID with a UnionPay debit or credit card for one-tap purchases. “The ability to buy apps and make purchases using UnionPay cards has been Read more [...]

ExxonMobil Adds New Production; Continues Long-Term Capital Focus and Investment Discipline

Dateline City: NEW YORK Integrated business model resilient through the commodity price cycle Company on track to grow daily production to 4.3 million oil-equivalent barrels by 2017 Seven major Upstream project startups expected in 2015 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start Read more [...]

Microsoft adds new board member

REDMOND, Wash. — July 30 , 201 4 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that John W. Stanton, a pioneer and innovator in the U.S. and global wireless industry, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, increasing the board’s size to 11 members. “John brings extraordinary experience in the mobile communications industry and deep business acumen, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft’s board of directors,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Media Services adds new cloud-first live streaming, content protection and indexing services

REDMOND , Wash. — Sept . 10, 2014 — Wednesday, before the opening day of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Microsoft Corp. announced new cloud-first media services, including HD-quality live streaming that supports today’s most popular devices and platforms, end-to-end content protection capabilities, and a new service that simplifies the indexing of audio and video content and makes it easier to search. These new capabilities are part of Microsoft Azure Read more [...]

Meritor® Adds Two New Axle Ratios to Improve Fuel Efficiency

TROY, Mich., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is meeting the commercial vehicle industry's demands for increased fuel efficiency by adding optimized axle ratios to its proven 14X rear-drive axle portfolio. Meritor's 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for production in June, and a 2.85 ratio will be ready later this summer. When used in combination with the Cummins and Eaton SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain, the new axle ratios will improve fuel efficiency Read more [...]

Facebook adds naggy “ask” button to profile pages

Thanks to Facebook's new "ask" function, friends can ask "what the dilly?" about relationship statuses, careers, high schools, and much more. Up until recently, Facebook's mission to accumulate personal information for the sake of targeted advertising has operated in a mostly robotic manner. When users load their own personal pages, the social network has directly, politely asked them to add interests and likes in certain categories, and if any personal history portions are Read more [...]