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Mobile Minutes: Smartphone-summoned public transportation; Stripe launches Relay; Salesforce and IoT; Tweet to donate

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September 16, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 1.24.14 PMDriverless ‘pod’ paves way for smartphone-summoned transport
It’s more golf cart than VW Golf, but this self-driving two-seater “pod”  represents the cutting edge of the emerging British autonomous vehicle industry. The first electric Lutz Pathfinder, which is smaller than a Smart car, launched in Milton Keynes today before tests in pedestrianized areas at a top speed of 15 miles per hour.
Read more on Bloomberg

Stripe unveils Relay to make it easier to shop on mobile
Stripe wants to make it simpler to shop on mobile devices. The San Francisco start-up unveiled a new set of tools on Monday that allow businesses to sell products inside mobile apps such as Twitter.
Read more on USA Today

Salesforce seeks to organize ‘Internet of Things’
Silicon Valley is pushing sensors and computing power into everything from wearable devices to windmills. Now comes the harder part: making good use of the data from all those gadgets.
Read more on the Wall Street Journal

Want to donate to a political candidate? Now there’s a tweet for that
Twitter Inc., which helped rewrite political discourse, is now venturing into the world of campaign finance, introducing a way for candidates to solicit donations through social media posts.
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