Amazon’s self-driving delivery robots are coming to California

NEW YORK – Amazon’s self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood.

The online shopping giant said Tuesday that the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a smaller cooler, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, California. It comes after Amazon began testing them in a suburb of Seattle at the beginning of the year.

Amazon said the robots, which are light blue and have the Amazon smile logo stamped on its sides, are able to avoid crashing into trash cans or pedestrians. Still, a worker will accompany the robots at first.

Other companies have been testing similar delivery robots on college campuses, delivering burgers or soda to students. Amazon said its robots, which it calls Scout, will be delivering orders to doorsteps Monday to Friday and only during the day…

Gogoro announces Yamaha, Aeon and PGO are the first manufacturers that will use its swappable batteries in their own scooters

Gogoro, the Taiwanese electric vehicle company, has announced its first manufacturing partners. Yamaha, Aeon Motor and PGO will all launch new scooters this summer that run on Gogoro’s swappable batteries and charging infrastructure.

This means consumers who like Gogoro’s battery system will have a choice between buying Gogoro’s own scooters or scooters from its three partners. All scooters that use Gogoro’s energy network can exchange batteries at the 1,300 GoStations currently in Taiwan.

Beyond its own electric scooters, Gogoro sees its technology, most of which is developed in-house, as an open platform for electric vehicles, with the goal of reducing pollution in cities with heavy traffic. It recently launched a ridesharing platform that can be used as a white-label solution by companies that want to launch their own electric scooter-sharing program …

AWS introduces PartiQL to tear down walls between SQL and NoSQL

AWS open-sourced its PartiQL query language to provide a way to query data across formats and services.

The project was started as a reaction to the spreading of data across “relational databases, non-relational data stores, and data lakes” companies see today. Since most data stores come with their own query language, transforming data and moving it to another platform can get quite complicated and may require changes in applications and queries.

With the amount of tabular, nested, and semi-structured data that can be found across Amazon’s retail business and AWS services, the company needed a way to solve those issues and started work on PartiQL. The language’s design goals included SQL compatibility to keep SQL queries intact, first-class support for nested data, optional schema and query stability, minimal extensions over SQL, format independence, and data store independence as key development goals.

The now released outcome separates a query’s syntax and semantics from the data source and format, so that users can query data no matter how or where they are stored. A first reference implementation written in Kotlin, JetBrains’ language for the JVM, a specification document, and a PartiQL tutorial are available now under the Apache 2 license.

Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M

Unity’s private valuation is climbing, but it’s growing unclear whether the company’s leadership is planning to take the 15-year-old gaming powerhouse public anytime soon.

The company announced today that is has received signed agreements from D1 Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Light Street Capital, Sequoia Capital and Silver Lake Partners to fund a $525 million tender offer that will allow Unity’s common shareholders — the majority of which are early or current employees — to sell their shares in the company.

The tender offer gives employees “the opportunity for some liquidity,” Unity CFO Kim Jabal says. The total amount raised will depend on the enthusiasm of common shareholders to sell their stakes in Unity…

Displays & Setting Stories of Liquid Galaxy

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