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Alphabet Takes Self-Driving Baby Step With ‘Waymo One’

The long-planned commercial robotaxi service from Alphabet’s Waymo unit is finally here, and it conforms to the lowered expectations that its leaders, and prior reports, lately set for the service. The service is not available broadly but rather to some of the “early riders” who have taken trips in the company’s prototypes. And despite one of the slick marketing videos Waymo released today about...

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The man some people call the “monk of Silicon Valley,” a “tech Buddha” and a “modern Yoda” really doesn’t want to talk about himself. 

Doing so, Naval Ravikant tells me, is a “low-value distraction” from his work, the subject of which is what prompted me to ask Ravikant for an interview in the first place. Although ostensibly an ...

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