Technology News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/tec Technology News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:19:25 EDT Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:47:16 EDT 5 Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170328/1dfcd5bd-2d0a-49ec-aadf-68139188b6d5 PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:19:25 EDT 20170328/1dfcd5bd-2d0a-49ec-aadf-68139188b6d5 By BOB CHRISTIE and JOSH HOFFNER Associated Press Amazon buys Mideast's Souq.com after $800M counteroffer http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170328/1e29eb17-6bd6-4eab-80b6-318a882e8bbb DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amazon purchased the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:13:29 EDT 20170328/1e29eb17-6bd6-4eab-80b6-318a882e8bbb By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170328/55bb343c-6043-4f3b-be52-94c26317a6a5 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:39:44 EDT 20170328/55bb343c-6043-4f3b-be52-94c26317a6a5 By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press AP Exclusive: Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170327/e4ed3d8f-339e-4d90-a3a3-eb367fc3f96e It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:30:12 EDT 20170327/e4ed3d8f-339e-4d90-a3a3-eb367fc3f96e By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170327/2c39c3d8-552e-4147-8498-bedfde4d5508 NEW YORK (AP) — Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:48:00 EDT 20170327/2c39c3d8-552e-4147-8498-bedfde4d5508 Associated Press