Softbank selling robot vacuum that uses same tech used in self-driving cars

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Softbank is selling a robot vacuum cleaner that uses the same laser-based navigation technology used in self-driving cars. The Whiz vacuum will cost $499 a month.

Gatehouse has closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher, Gannett. The merge will unite 260 daily papers and result in the country's largest newspaper. The company says the move will cut costs, but will include some layoffs. Print publications are facing a precipitous decline.

There are more tensions at Google as employees walked off the job in protest of what they see as retaliation against two employees. Organizers say the employees spoke out about Google’s contracts with USCBP. Google canceled a long-standing open-forum meeting after others protested the actions against the employees.

 

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