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Mapbox partners Microsoft, Intel to provide self-driving car maps
May 30, 2018 6:02 pm|Comments (0)

(Reuters) – Mapping startup Mapbox Inc said on Wednesday it is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and Softbank Group Corp’s ARM Holdings chip unit to deepen its push into providing maps for self-driving cars.

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Mapbox does not make a mapping app itself. It instead competes against Alphabet Inc’s Google Maps and HERE Technologies, the map firm owned by a group of companies, to provide the underlying maps inside of other apps. Mapbox maps are found in Snap Inc’s messaging app and the Instacart grocery delivery app.

But the Washington, D.C.-founded startup, which has raised about $ 228 million from Softbank’s Vision Fund, DFJ Growth and others, has been pushing into providing tools for software developers who are making the software for self-driving cars.

“Our main focus has been in making maps for humans,” Chief Executive Officer Eric Gundersen told Reuters in an interview. But maps for self-driving cars are read by the cars’ computers and need more detailed data, he said.

At an event it held for software developers in San Francisco on Wednesday, Mapbox announced a handful of partnerships designed to make its technology more useful for self-driving cars.

FILE PHOTO: Intel logo is seen behind LED lights in this illustration taken January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

One of Mapbox’s products is software that lets either a mobile phone or a car’s computer see the road as the car drives, picking out things like lanes or speed-limit signs. The company said it will weave that software together with an offering from Microsoft.

The combination will let drivers in the car see real-time events like speed limit changes but then split off some of the camera data and send it to Microsoft’s cloud computer service, Azure. Once there, the data can be processed later by powerful servers to help improve the algorithms that help self-driving cars navigate.

Separately, Mapbox is also working with chipmaker ARM to optimize its self-driving vision software so features detected by ARM’s chips can be recognized as lanes, pedestrians and road signs even faster. In one form or another, ARM’s chips power the majority of mobile phones, tablets and other mobile computers that are making their way into cars.

Mapbox is also pairing with Intel’s Mobileye self-driving unit, which the chipmaker purchased last year for $ 15.3 billion.

Mobileye is building its own detailed database of road features that is stored in the cloud. Mapbox has built software that will live in cars to beam down Mobileye’s data without hogging up mobile data bandwidth. Cars that use the system will get a constant map ahead of about 200 meters (660 ft), providing a key backup to the car’s onboard sensors, the companies said.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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Outrage breaks out after Whole Foods partners with Yellow Fever eatery
April 29, 2018 6:00 am|Comments (0)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amazon.com’s Whole Foods Market sparked social media outrage after its newest store in its 365 grocery chain partnered with an Asian restaurant with the racially charged name of Yellow Fever.

A Whole Foods Market store is seen in Santa Monica, California, U.S. March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The independently owned and operated eatery – whose name is taken from the slang term for a white man’s sexual attraction to Asian women – is located in the 365 store that opened in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday.

“An Asian ‘bowl’ resto called YELLOW FEVER in the middle of whitest Whole Foods — is this taking back of a racist image or colonized mind?” Columbia University professor and author Marie Myung-Ok Lee, wrote on Twitter.

Whole Foods, which has eight stores in its 365 chain that was launched with a no-frills concept to win over millennials, declined comment.

“Yellow Fever celebrates all things Asian: the food, the culture and the people and our menu reflects that featuring cuisine from Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Hawaii,” said Kelly Kim, executive chef and co-founder of Yellow Fever, which also operates two Los Angeles-area restaurants.

“We have been a proud Asian, female-owned business since our founding over four and a half years ago in Torrance, California.”

Kim, who is Korean-American, in previous interviews said she was aware that the name choice would be attention-getting and controversial.

“One night, we just said ‘Yellow Fever!’ and it worked. It’s tongue-in-cheek, kind of shocking, and it’s not exclusive — you can fit all Asian cultures under one roof with a name like this. We just decided to go for it,” Kim told Asian American news site NextShark six months ago.

A year ago she told the Argonaut, a local Los Angeles news outlet, that Yellow Fever means “love of all things Asian” and that public push back over the name had not been as drastic as expected.

Some people on social media defended the news of the partnership with Whole Foods as part of a broader cultural trend.

“This is no more offensive than @abc naming an Asian sitcom Fresh of the Boat or FOB- which is considered racists [sic],” wrote Lorin Hart, who uses the Twitter handle @CubeProMH.

Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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Vibal partners with Microsoft for GovCloud
May 8, 2017 2:30 am|Comments (0)

Advances in cloud computing has already been part of our signed 2016 manifesto with the DICT entitled, ‘Shared Prosperity: An ICT Manifesto for the …

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Vibal partners with Microsoft for GovCloud
May 7, 2017 1:15 pm|Comments (0)

Advances in cloud computing has already been part of our signed 2016 manifesto with the DICT entitled, ‘Shared Prosperity: An ICT Manifesto for the …


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MKM Partners Reaffirms Buy Rating for Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)
January 14, 2017 11:55 am|Comments (0)

They currently have a $ 100.00 price target on the cloud computing company’s stock. Several other equities research analysts also recently issued …


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eCreations Partners With Mountain Mojo Group, Expands Arizona…
November 29, 2016 5:21 pm|Comments (0)

eCreations, Phoenix-based full service web design and development company, is proud to announce its expansion into northern Arizona.

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Box Partners With Amazon And IBM In Cloud Storage In A Bid For Big Businesses That Distrust The U.S.
April 12, 2016 3:30 pm|Comments (0)

Box’s new partnership with Amazon and IBM to store customer data internationally. is all about wooing big customers who don’t trust their data with the U.S. But can it make a difference for Box’s bottom line?


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Zentera Systems Partners with Alliance Technology, SentryWire and BlackRidge Technology to …
April 4, 2016 10:10 pm|Comments (0)

Here, the companies will describe how their products work in concert to address the critical security challenges of cloud computing for enterprises.


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Stratosphere Networks Honored with 2016 Channel Partners 360⁰ Award
March 17, 2016 4:10 am|Comments (0)

Stratosphere Networks has been selected as a winner of the 2016 Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Awards by Channel Partners Magazine.

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InterActive-BB, LLC Partners with IBM Watson to Answer Senior Citizen…
February 3, 2016 2:30 pm|Comments (0)

New website, InterActivePlanning.com educates consumers about paying for long term care, estate planning, and a variety of other senior legal issues

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