China’s Pony.ai nabs $102M at nearly $1B valuation to take its self driving platform up another gear

China’s Pony.ai nabs $102M at nearly $1B valuation to take its self driving platform up another gear

Autonomous cars are fast-approaching, and so are those building the platforms that will help operate them. Today, Pony.ai  — the startup whose autonomous driving platform powers the first fully self-driving fleet in China — announced that it has raised $102 million in funding — a follow-on round that comes about seven months after its previous…

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Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops

Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops

The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. But that’s just the tip of the regulatory missiles now being directed at the platform and its ad-targeting methods — and indeed, at…

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