Two years ago, when Lyft announced that car parts supplier Magna International was going to work with and help fund the ride-hailing company’s development of autonomous vehicles, we wrote that the partnership wasn’t worth tracking yet. We were right—sort of. On Thursday Magna said it was pulling out of its partnership with Lyft. The move is noteworthy because it means Magna’s financial...
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Brian Brushwood’s online career illustrates how regularly social apps go up in smoke. The magician, who spent 15 years touring college campuses, started to post video clips of his life on the road online in 2006. He amassed more than one million followers on six-second video app Vine and one million followers on Google+. Then, both shut down. “I am king of the failed platforms,” Brushwood,...
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