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Mobile Minutes: NYT Now app shelved; Tencent overtakes Alibaba; Volvo, Uber team up; Hyundai on Alexa

August 19, 2016

29440New York Times to shelve NYT Now app
In early 2014, The New York Times introduced an app called NYT Now that would provide a curated list of stories — for a lower price than a full digital subscription — to what it hoped would be a younger, mobile-savvy audience.
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Tencent overtakes Alibaba as China’s most valuable tech company
Tencent, the owner of popular social messaging app WeChat, overtook e-commerce giant Alibaba to become China’s most valuable technology company on Thursday.
Read more on CNBC

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self-driving cars
Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms seen as threats to their industry.
Read more on Reuters

Amazon’s Alexa can now boss around Hyundai Genesis cars
Hyundai announced Thursday that it has partnered with Amazon to let motorists use their home digital assistant Alexa to boss around their new Genesis luxury car.
Read more on USA Today



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