Having driven nearly three million miles in trials, Google spin-off Waymo is ready to begin real-world tests of its autonomous vehicle tech with members of the public; the company is now offering free rides to people in Phoenix, Arizona who want to participate in its Early Rider program.
The trio of tech CEO pals hit SPiN in San Francisco, part of Susan Sarandon’s network of ping pong social clubs, last Friday.
Houston, CEO of Dropbox, was celebrating his 34th birthday among friends. Kalanick, CEO of Uber, was coming off a tough few weeks of being in the news for all the wrong reasons. And Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, was about to announce that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, were expecting a second child.
“Even after we added messaging in the summer of 2009, we kept the basic ‘text only’ status functionality in WhatsApp,” says co-founder Jan Koum in a blog post. “Every year, when Brian (Acton) and I would plan projects to work on, we always talked about improving and evolving this original ‘text only’ status feature.”