At the I/O developer conference yesterday, Google said that Android apps will be able to run on Chromebooks (which is a very big deal). The company also made its pitch to mobile app developers about the advantages of Android over iOS, briefly showed off a once-secret AI chip and described a plan for virtual reality headsets that sounds a lot like its Nexus smartphone strategy. Check out our full coverage at the link below.
Yahoo bidders who previously thought Yahoo was worth $4 billion to $8 billion now think Yahoo is worth $2 billion to $3 billion, bidders tell the Wall Street Journal. The Journal notes that it is "generally in the interest of bidders to play down their enthusiasm in an auction."
[Douglas MacMillan | The Wall Street Journal]
Uber has been testing self-driving Ford Fusions on Pittsburgh streets for the last year, and the company yesterday officially confirmed that it has been doing so. Meanwhile, Singaporean ride-hailing startup Grab says it isn't developing its own self-driving cars, but is open to joining a global partnership for the tech. Kind of like its partnership with Lyft and Didi.
[Aaron Aupperlee | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Wouldn't it be nice to keep your phone in airplane mode all the time, only using Wi-Fi to access the internet? On the new Too Embarrassed to Ask podcast, Lauren Goode and Kara Swisher talk with Karma CEO Steven van Wel about the Wi-Fi hotspot device his company makes, which aims to let you do just that.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]
Walmart yesterday reported a small increase in revenue, bucking the bad earnings trend for major retailers from this past quarter. A big reason for this is because Walmart serves people who either cannot afford or do not know how to buy stuff from online stores like Amazon.
[Rachel Abrams | The New York Times]
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