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Contractor faces hefty fine for Liberty Bridge fire
The contractor for the Liberty Bridge reconstruction could face fines of $213,000 day as a result of the fire that has closed the bridge.
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High-tech investments keep coming for Pittsburgh area
Ford’s announcement Friday that it will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to develop technology for its own self-driving vehicle continues a string of high-tech investments in the regional economy.
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Ex-CMU student gets federal probation for making malware
Morgan Culbertson, a bright, young computer programmer who designed malware to allow users to control other people's Android phones, received probation today instead of prison for his crime.
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Facebook buys facial analysis software firm
Facebook has purchased a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University        
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Study shows India has suffered majority of selfie deaths
India has lost 25 more people to deaths caused by selfies than every other country, according to a new study.
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Facebook buys emotion detection startup FacioMetrics
Facebook has acquired emotion detection start-up FacioMetrics to push its artificial intelligence (AI) research into building facial gesture controls.
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No driver? Bring It on: How Pittsburgh became Uber's testing ground
 Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this old steel town the world’s first city to let passengers hail autonomous vehicles.
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No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground
Uber’s experiment with autonomous vehicles is proceeding with the blessing of city officials, who have pretty much just stayed out of the way.
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