Finnish game maker Supercell launches tuition-free software programming school

Finland’s Supercell, maker of the Clash of Clans mobile game, said on Wednesday it would fund a new software programming school free of tuition fees to be established in Helsinki next year, to combat a lack of skilled coders. “Supercell is funding it entirely for the first five years,” Chief Executive Ilkka Paananen told a… Read More Finnish game maker Supercell launches tuition-free software programming school

Alibaba signs agreement with Belgium to launch e-commerce trade hub

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with the Belgium government to launch an e-commerce trade hub, which will include investments in logistics infrastructure. The project is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), and Belgium is the first European country to join the project following similar agreements in… Read More Alibaba signs agreement with Belgium to launch e-commerce trade hub

Waymo launches autonomous commercial taxi service in Arizona

Alphabet’s Waymo on Wednesday launched a significant development in its costly, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that actually generate fares. With little fanfare, the company has begun charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 100-mile (160 km) zone in four Phoenix suburbs – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert – where… Read More Waymo launches autonomous commercial taxi service in Arizona