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Just who are Google's driverless car 'drivers'?

The people behind the wheel of Google's robot cars are riding a career less traveled. They are 'safety' drivers who are legally required to ride in Google's fleet of 48 robot cars. They only take control in emergencies. 
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Michelle Quinn writes: I like Amazon. But must I be reminded of Amazon s bullying side — such as its decision to discontinue sales of streaming-media players by Google and Apple?  
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Wolverton: Android Pay works well, when you can use it

Google's alternative to Apple Pay for mobile payments is quick, easy and secure, but lacks support from some banks and few retailers yet accept it.
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Uber expanding HQ to Oakland

OAKLAND -- Uber Technologies, a fast-growing tech company that has revolutionized ride booking, will make Oakland its co-headquarters, along with San Francisco, as part of Uber's purchase of a historic office building in the East Bay city's bustling downtown, the company announced Wednesday. The deal will bring 2,000 to 3,000 Uber workers to Oakland. 
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Tesla finally rolls out the Model X

The first customers buying the $132,000 Signature version, are expected to receive their crossover SUVs at an event in Fremont. 
In an effort to stop human trafficking and prostitution at San Jose massage parlors ahead of coming Super Bowl activities, city officials and police have handed out five citations and warning letters since June, according to a report issued Friday.  
The elctric-car maker now must accelerate deliveries to meet the low end of its full-year target of at least 50,000 vehicles.