Uber’s search for engineering chief yields former Google veteran Amit Singhal

Amit Singhal, senior vice president of engineering, UberSan Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired former Google search chief Amit Singhal as senior vice president of engineering. Singhal, who hails from Uttar Pradesh in India, wrote in his personal blog post on Friday, “I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Uber as SVP of Engineering…having spent hours with Travis and many […]

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Apple-backed Didi plans self-driven cars

TAXI_Thinkstock2The Chinese ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing is reportedly working on self-driving cars. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Didi Chuxing, which recently took over world’s largest cab-hailing app Uber’s China business, is looking to hire data scientists and engineers from the Silicon Valley in US to boost its efforts. In May this year, iPhone maker Apple […]

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Flipkart will sell Google Pixel in India; device is priced at Rs 57,000

Google-PixelUS tech giant Alphabet Inc has unveiled its much-anticipated Google-branded Pixel smartphones. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL—will now be available in India at a starting price of Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October, according to the official Google Blog. Google has tied up with India’s biggest e-commerce firm Flipkart for the […]

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