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No more Uber, Hertz, or even car owners: How Amazon and Apple will take us all for a ride


Driven to distraction: Why IBM's Watson is getting onboard with self-driving vehicles and impatient passengers IBM has teamed up with Local Motors for a new autonomous vehicle. Here's how it will handle difficult passengers - and why you won't be able to buy one. I am, as a product of Generation X, perhaps one of the final generations to be obsessed with the notion of car ownership. I love the different body designs. I love how each one drives differently.

Apple faces lawsuit over its iTunes 'buy' button


A potential lawsuit is brewing in California that once again highlights the thorny issue of ownership in the digital era. The legal case in Sacramento involves Apple, which could be facing a putative class action over the way it labels movie and TV show purchases on the iTunes Store, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lead plaintiff in the case claims Apple's use of a'Buy' button for media is "deceptive" as the company can "terminate access" to purchased content at will, and "has done so on numerous occasions." He adds he wouldn't have gone through with the purchase, or paid as much, if he'd known the content could one day become unavailable. This week, Apple's attempts at getting the suit dismissed were largely rejected by the judge presiding over the case.

Partnering With Students: Building Ownership of Learning: Mary J. (Jane) O'Connell, Kara L. Vandas: 9781483371382: Books


Anyone working on developing a growth mindset or even understanding it would benefit from this book. The strategies offered can be implemented immediately. As an administrator, I can use this material to help guide teachers who need support in guiding students to own their learning. This would be a great book study or a springboard for Professional Learning Group work.

Lyft president: Car ownership will ‚all-but end' in cities by 2025


The driverless car revolution is coming, and Lyft's president now predicts it will „all-but end" car ownership in cities by 2025.

Amazon ditches policy claiming ownership of employees' personal games


Amazon has reportedly scrapped a policy that claimed ownership rights to any games that employees created outside of work. Under the previous rules, the company required employees to using Amazon products while working on personal projects and to distribute those games on its storefronts. Those policies are longer in place, according to Bloomberg. In an email to staff seen by the publication, Amazon Game Studios head Mike Frazzini said the company was dropping the rules immediately. "These policies were originally put in place over a decade ago when we had a lot less information and experience than we do today, and as a result, the policies were written quite broadly," Frazzini wrote.