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Waymo testing self-driving car ride service in Arizona4/25/2017 7:12:21 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.ABB, IBM team up on industrial artificial intelligence4/25/2017 6:27:26 AMZURICH - ABB has sealed a collaboration agreement with International Business Machines Corp, the Swiss engineering company said on Tuesday, the latest step in its efforts to ramp up its presence in digital technology and the internet of things.Thyssenkrupp sees connected elevators lifting profit4/25/2017 6:59:11 AMHANOVER, Germany - Thyssenkrupp sees the connection of elevators to the internet potentially lifting its profits by a double-digit million-euro amount, the head of its elevator business told Reuters in an interview.China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth4/25/2017 6:46:50 AMBEIJING/SHANGHAI - China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of that total, the industry ministry said on Tuesday.Toshiba to start taking bids in June for its Swiss unit Landis+Gyr: Kyodo4/25/2017 5:29:38 AMTOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp will start taking bids for Landis+Gyr, its Swiss smart meter unit, as early as June, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.Ericsson plunges to quarterly operating loss4/25/2017 7:32:07 AMSTOCKHOLM/LONDON - Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson plunged to a quarterly operating loss on Tuesday, hit by shrinking markets and restructuring costs.Exclusive: Vivendi to accelerate expansion in video games and advertising - sources4/25/2017 6:29:47 AMPARIS - French media giant Vivendi will accelerate acquisitions in video games and advertising this year to allay investor concerns about its strategy, mixed results and poor share performance, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.Continental AG steps up investments in electric car drives4/25/2017 7:38:03 AMFRANKFURT - Automotive components supplier Continental AG plans to invest an additional 300 million euros ($326 million) in electric drives by 2021 in anticipation of a shift to electric cars over the next decade, the company said on Tuesday.Apple delays release of first original series 'Carpool Karaoke'4/25/2017 1:08:00 AMLOS ANGELES - Apple Inc's Apple Music has delayed the release of its first original video series, an adaptation of comedian James Corden's popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment, the company said.SAP first-quarter core profit up 8 percent on accelerating cloud sales4/25/2017 6:33:31 AMFRANKFURT - SAP, Europe's largest software company, reported slightly lower-than-expected first-quarter core profit as it sold more of its cloud products, which are less profitable.