Month: December 2017

EU court legally defines Uber as a transport company, not a digital service provider

Users of the global transportation technology Uber in the European Union will have to reconsider how they do business, as the EU recently imposed certain regulations on the company’s business model. Before, Uber Technologies Inc. managed to have itself considered as a digital service provider for users, but new rules decided by the EU court determine it to be a transport company, much like taxis and other public transit options. “The most important part of Uber’s business is the supply of transport — connecting passengers to drivers by their smartphones is secondary,” said Rachel Farr, senior employment lawyer at Taylor Wessing. “Without...

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Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declares net neutrality will remain in France

The net neutrality ruling in the United States caused a backlash that even prompts other countries to chip in their two cents. France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian decided to speak out on how net neutrality rules will continue to carry out for his representatives. “It (net neutrality) is a cardinal principle for the internet to be a space of openness and innovation,” Le Drian said. For multimedia entrepreneurs, the internet landscape will shift in ways hard to anticipate. Companies like TWC, Comcast, and Verizon already dominate the internet service provider market, so whatever they choose to...

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NASA’s Kepler telescope finds solar system similar to ours 2200 light years away

Just when you think you’re unique in the universe, discoveries from the innovative minds at Google prove that sentiment wrong. Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope found a planet in the Kepler-90 start system, making it the eight planet to be discovered. This is now the only other solar system we know of with the same number of planets as our solar system in the Milky Way. “For the first time we know for sure the Solar System is not the sole record holder for the number of planets,” said Andrew Vanderburg, astronomer and NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of...

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Google’s AI development team to create a new research lab in China

Although Google search engine services are nonexistent in China unless you have a VPN, the company has made great efforts to create new innovations in artificial intelligence. Knowing China is riddled with experts scientists in the field, Google is willing to cooperate with the Chinese government to advance AI technology worldwide. “I believe AI and its benefits have no borders,” Google Cloud chief scientist Fei-Fei Li said in her blog. “Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone’s life better for the entire world. As an AI first company, this...

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