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Amazon buys driverless start-up Zoox with ride-hailing plans

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Amazon buys driverless start-up Zoox with ride-hailing plansAmazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox, which was founded six years ago in Foster City, Calif. Analysts pegged the purchase price at over $1 billion. The online retailing giant said Zoox will keep running as a separate business and continue to develop its own autonomous vehicle. “We’re excited to help the talented Zoox team to bring their vision to reality in the years ahead,” said Amazon’s Jeff Wilke, who runs the company’s retail business. Advertisement The deal could drive...
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News video: Amazon Looking to Get into the Self-Driving Car Business, Buying Startup for More Than $1B

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Amazon is reportedly getting in the business of self-driving cars...buying the company Zoox for more than a billion dollars. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has the details.

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Embarrassment of riches? Jeff Bezos breaks own wealth record AGAIN amid coronavirus misery

Thanks to his company’s stock market performance, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos keeps getting richer by the week. After adding another 10 billion to his fortune in..
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Walmart's Amazon Prime Rival May Launch Soon [Video]

Walmart's Amazon Prime Rival May Launch Soon

Walmart is reportedly set to launch Walmart+ ...the company’s answer to Amazon Prime. Walmart + will go live later in July, after the coronavirus pandemic delayed its initial springtime launch. A Walmart spokesperson declined to provide further comment about Walmart+ to Business Insider. This is Walmart's latest bid to dominate e-commerce and fend off its online, Seattle-based rival. The $98 monthly subscription is rumored to include several perks, including...

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Walmart to soon launch Amazon Prime rival -report [Video]

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Walmart is close to launching its membership program, in direct competition to online retail giant Amazon.com's overly popular Prime service, according to a published media report, citing sources. Conway G. Gittens has more.

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.
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Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October [Video]

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

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The Search Of 'Glee' Actresses Body Continues [Video]

The Search Of 'Glee' Actresses Body Continues

Of Friday, the search for the body of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera resumed. CNN reports that Rivera went missing from a lake in Southern California. She is presumed dead following a boat ride she took Wednesday with her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey. Rivera came to Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, north of Los Angeles, around 1 p.m. PST on Wednesday. Officials said more that 80 people were involved in the search for Rivera.

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Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is Denied

The large California hospital system wanted to postpone an agreement reached in a state antitrust case, as coronavirus cases rise.
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Naya Rivera: Is she latest victim of 'curse' of beloved TV musical series 'Glee'?

Can a TV show be cursed? The death of Naya Rivera of "Glee" in a California lake adds another to the grim toll among the beloved show's cast and crew.

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Police release video of Naya Rivera boarding boat with son as they fear her body 'may never be recovered' [Video]

Police release video of Naya Rivera boarding boat with son as they fear her body 'may never be recovered'

Video footage of Naya Rivera boarding a boat in Lake Piru, California, has been released by police, who fear the Glee star's body may "never be recovered" due to the underwater conditions.

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Seattle Seattle City in Washington, United States

Seattle authorities say 2 people found in suitcases by teens filming TikTok video died from gunshot wounds

Jessica Lewis, 35, and Austin Wenner, 27, both died from gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Intl. students pack to leave amid new U.S. rules

Unsure of future plans to study in the U.S. under new stringent federal guidelines for international students, see how one Seattle student is breaking his lease..
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Washington To Ban "CHOP ZONES" [Video]

Washington To Ban "CHOP ZONES"

Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ police free zone was a disaster. The area was meant to bring in another "summer of love." Instead, violence, drug use, rapes, murders, and shooting ran rampant. State Senator Steve O’Ban is introducing legislation that would essentially prohibit cities in Washington state from allowing another CHOP/CHAZ to occupy city streets. The ban would also prevent cities from creating places where cops and other services find it difficult to venture.

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Unhinged Seattle Protestors Over Bizarre Conspiracy Theories Over Facts [Video]

Unhinged Seattle Protestors Over Bizarre Conspiracy Theories Over Facts

Seattle's CHOP was a police free zone in the heart of the city. It was plagued with violence, lawlessness, rapes, assault, drug use, and other felonies. It was plagued with violence, lawlessness, rapes, assault, drug use, and other felonies. Several of the protestors are now spreading the irresponsible conspiracy theory that all CHOP violence was the result of white supremacists. According to the news site mynorthwest they’re quite literally always wrong.

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