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TechnologyDaily Crunch: DoorDash acquires Scotty Labs

21:35  21 august  2019
21:35  21 august  2019 Source:   techcrunch.com

DoorDash eyes autonomous food delivery with latest acquisition

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1. DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

DoorDash seems to be very interested in self-driving technology — not only did it acquire Scotty Labs (a startup enabling people to remotely control self-driving cars), it also brought on the two co-founders of Lvl5, which was creating high-resolution maps for autonomous driving.

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“We’ll share more updates in the near future but for now, we’re really excited to be part of the amazing DoorDash family and looking forward to building something magical together," Scotty Labs co-founder Tobenna Arodiogbu wrote on in a blog post.

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5. Waymo releases a self-driving open data set for free use by the research community

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6. PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India

Tala looks at behavioral data gathered through an Android app to build a customer's credit profile. The new round values the company at $750 million.

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DoorDash security breach affects nearly 5 million users .
DoorDash announced today that it suffered a security breach that affected 4.9 million users. According to the company, on May 4th, 2019, an unauthorized third-party gained access to information belonging to DoorDash users including consumers, delivery drivers and merchants who joined the platfrom on or before April 5th, 2018. The information accessed included names, email addresses, physical addresses used for deliveries, order histories, phone numbers and passwords, which were encrypted using hashing and salting techniques. The company is advising users to reset their passwords, though it is not believed that any passwords have been compromised.

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