Tech News Today

Aug 1st 2016

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Uber gives up on China
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Guests: Ian Kar, Kurt Wagner
Category: News

The Chinese ride-hailing market is a tough nut to crack and Uber admitted defeat today by selling its China business to its rival Didi Chuxing. Tesla announced that it has agreed to buy SolarCity, the solar company that up until recently Elon Musk had a stake in, though is currently led by his cousin Lyndon Rive. The Xbox Summer Update is rolling out today to users of the Xbox One and it's packing a feature that’s been in the Preview version since early June: Cortana. The Olympics start Friday and for the first time ever NBC, who owns the rights, is loosening their death grip on distributing content. Plus, Ian Kar from Quartz.com comes on to talk about the chip card transition disaster.

 

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