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Recode Daily: Google’s car spinoff is making self-driving tech a whole lot cheaper

Waymo’s in-house development is paying off.

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Moving to bring down the cost of self-driving vehicles, Waymo, the car tech company spun out of Google, said it has developed its own complete sensor suite, cutting the cost of key components by 90 percent. The technology will be used in autonomous Chrysler minivans, due to hit the road later this month. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Uber is rolling out a new tool called Movement that aggregates data from its drivers to measure travel time and traffic patterns between various parts of a city, information useful to local governments and urban planners. — [Russell Brandom / The Verge]

Twitter suspended the account of notorious former pharmaceutical exec Martin Shkreli for “targeted harassment” against freelance reporter Lauren Duca, recently in the news after writing the essay “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” — [Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge]

After months of skepticism, Donald Trump now accepts that the Russians were behind the hacking of the DNC, according to an aide, but he faces more pressure from top GOP leaders, who are planning legislation to impose additional sanctions on Russia. — [Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal]

Under orders from Russian regulators, Apple and Google have removed the LinkedIn app from their app stores. Russia had previously blocked access to LinkedIn’s website because the company stores data on Russian citizens outside the country’s borders. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman says the biggest challenge for female CEOs is countering stereotypes about the qualities of leadership, noting, “We’re not primed and taught to feel that women are as inspirational as men.” — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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