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Formula 1: 'Grid girls' will not be used at races this season

‘Grid girls’ will no longer be used by Formula 1 from the start of the 2018 World Championship season. Source: BBC F1

Trifacta nabs $48M from Google and others for its AI-based approach to ordering data

 Trifacta, a big-data business intelligence startup that is building tools to help businesses structure and analyse data that gets generated in their networks through customer interactions and other actions, is today announcing that it has closed out its Series D round at $48 million, with a notable list of strategic and financial investors that includes ...

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

 Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming. The Japanese tech giant shifted a little over 13.5 million Wii U consoles across its entire lifecycle, and today Nintendo revealed that the Switch has reached 14.86 ...

Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

 Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency enables it to launch 250 of its dockless, electric bikes in San Francisco. After the first nine months ...

F1 announces it will no longer use grid girls | 2018 F1 season

Formula One Management has announced it will no longer use grid girls at races, saying it believes the practice is not “appropriate or relevant”. Source: F1 Fanatic

Google tweaks search snippets to try to stop serving wrong, stupid and biased answers

 Google has announced some tweaks to search snippets to try to avoid creating problematic information hierarchies. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Inside Joymode: a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

 What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche’s got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture.  Well, the Los Angeles-based startup Joymode has just raised $14 million to be the subscription service for nearly everything else.  Read More Source: TechCrunch

Formula 1 to drop grid girls for 2018

The move, which will be both for motor racing’s top category as well as all support events at each grand prix – including Formula 2 and GP3 – comes as part of Liberty Media’s revamp.F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches said that it was felt using grid girls no longer fitted in with the new brand ...

Amazon McLaren documentary reveals Alonso quit fears

The series “Grand Prix Driver”, which is narrated by Michael Douglas and produced by Manish Pandey, a BAFTA winner for his involvement in Senna, is being released on Amazon Prime from February 9.The four-part series follows the progress of McLaren during a particularly difficult build-up to the 2017 campaign, and climaxes with the disastrous pre-season ...