ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights February 17, 2017
ICMYI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.
Our thoughts: When their competitors use AWS, Amazon wins regardless of who end users pick.
Ford spending $1 billion on self-driving artificial intelligence
Ford announced today a $1 billion investment in machine-learning startup Argo AI. Through the agreement, Argo AI will work exclusively for Ford on the software brains to enable self-driving.
Our thoughts: It appears we are on the verge of a major shift in the automotive industry.
Can a throwback phone revive Nokia?Our thoughts: Will consumers take to retro technology? Time will tell.
Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is planning to launch a modern Android version of a throwback device, the once popular Nokia 3310 that predated the smartphone era. That's according to VentureBeat writer Evan Blass, who cited an unnamed person briefed on the company’s plans. He says the new 3310 will cost 59 euros ($62.37) and be targeted at European customers. Plans to distribute the phone elsewhere are unknown.
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