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Self-Driving Car Testing Rules Adopted by California

California has new rules that govern the testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The rules, approved Monday by state attorneys, require a human to be in the driver’s seat when a computer takes control during testing. They’re a response …

Now Mastering City Streets: Google’s Driverless Cars

Google says its self-driving cars are motoring along: they can navigate freeways comfortably, albeit with a driver ready to take control. But city driving – with its obstacle course of stray walkers, bicyclists and blind corners – has been a …

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Regulations for California Coming Soon

If you think Google when you think about autonomous vehicles driving the streets, you’re leaving out the rest of the players in what some see as the future of the auto industry. If fact, there are enough players in the autonomous …

Iowa-Based Insurance Company Sues Google over Copyrighted Photo

A Des Moines, Iowa, insurance company is suing Google, demanding it remove a copyrighted photo from a private blog that mocks corporate headshots. ARAG North America and Ann Dieleman, a senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the insurance …

FDA Halts Google-Backed 23andMe’s Sales of DNA Test Kit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned 23andMe, a company backed by Google Inc., to halt sales of its genetic tests because they have not received regulatory clearance. 23andMe, which was founded in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, sells a …

Google’s Schmidt: Insurance About to ‘Explode’ With Uses for Big Data

Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said new technologies that help companies analyze vast amounts of digital information have the power to bring change to the insurance, health-care and energy industries. “Insurance is the most obvious” industry “about to explode” …

Silicon Valley At Front Line Of Global Cyber War

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas …

Catlin Sponsored ‘Seaview Survey’ Launched to Study Coral Reefs

The Catlin group has invited “people around the world” to participate in its newest project, the “Catlin Seaview Survey,” which it, described as “a series of scientific expeditions to explore and survey the world’s coral reefs,” which the group is …

Oracle Suffers Setback in Java Copyright Battle Against Google

A U.S. judge dismissed Oracle Corp.’s copyright claims against Google Inc. for parts of the Java programming language, knocking out Oracle’s prime vehicle for damages in a high stakes legal battle over smartphones. The ruling on Thursday from a San …

Google Wins Copyright Ruling in France

A French court ruled that Google is not responsible for filtering content on YouTube, dealing a blow to French broadcaster TF1 which sought damages for copyrighted sports and movies which ended up on the video-sharing website. TF1 claimed 141 million …