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Uber to use autonomous cars to haul people in next few weeks

SAN FRANCISCO — Ride-hailing service Uber says it will start hauling passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in next several weeks. The company says its autonomous Ford Fusions will have human backup drivers but will transport passengers just like normal Uber vehicles. Uber has a self-driving research lab in Pittsburgh and is [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:08:30+00:00 Monday, August 22, 2016|

Fate of crumbling DC subway rests with ‘nuts-and-bolts guy’

WASHINGTON — Paul Wiedefeld stood on an overcrowded platform at Union Station, watching as trains came and went, too full to pick up more commuters. Metro was making him — the general manager of Washington’s subway system — late for a meeting about customer service. Wiedefeld was just another rider that day, angered by Metro’s [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:08:31+00:00 Monday, August 22, 2016|

Federal court of appeals rules company can be held liable for intercepting online messages

A divided federal court of appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that a company that manufactures computer spying software can be held liable under state and federal wiretap acts. According to an opinion written on behalf of the three-judge appellate panel’s majority by Judge Ronald Lee Gilman, Awareness Technologies Inc. possibly intruded on a Florida [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:08:32+00:00 Monday, August 22, 2016|

Farming association seeks new generation to maintain state’s agricultural heritage

Wanted: A few good men and women to farm Ohio’s arable countryside, strengthening the region’s agrarian roots while, at the same time, promoting sustainable and secure food production practices. This is how a recruitment ad for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association might read — just add an image reminiscent of Grant Wood’s iconic [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:08:33+00:00 Monday, August 22, 2016|

More small businesses put focus on a mobile-first strategy

NEW YORK — GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company’s $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn’t equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, and 85 percent of visitors using those devices left without a transaction. “We knew we [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:08:34+00:00 Monday, August 22, 2016|