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Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything

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Another day, another story of stupid protectionist regulations getting in the way of anyone trying to be innovative. This time, it's about Tesla, the well known electric car company based out here in California. Apparently, various states have set up ridiculous protectionist laws that say it's illegal for automakers to...
Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything
Facebook Lets Advertisers Tap Purchase Data Partners To Target Customers, Categories Like Car-Buyers
592-hp McLaren MP4-12C supercar hits 200 mph, proves Moore’s law is alive and well

Should publishers invest in audience data? Depends on the publisher

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Many publishers feel buffeted by data tools that let advertisers bid for online ads in real time. The tools have led to a decline in ad prices but, now, publishers have more opportunities to level the playing field by tapping into data sets of their own. This, anyways, is the promise of BlueKai,...
Should publishers invest in audience data? Depends on the publisher

Meet the 7 startups presenting today at the Wayra demoDay Barcelona [Videos]

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Wayra, the international startup seed fund and accelerator started within Spanish telco giant Telefónica, held its demoDay today in Barcelona – where, perhaps not so coincidentally, the Mobile World Congress is taking place this week. Telefónica staff, a good number of investors and fellow entrepreneurs showed up at the Wayra...
Meet the 7 startups presenting today at the Wayra demoDay Barcelona [Videos]
GM opens up OnStar with peer-to-peer car sharing service

Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

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Drivers increasingly prefer using applications on their smartphones to the navigation systems that come installed in their cars. In a survey by J.D. Power and Associates, 46 percent of respondents said they "definitely would not" or "probably would not" repurchase a navigation system from the manufacturer, if they had the...
Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems

Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday that it will offer a leasing option to future Model S customers. Tesla is working with Wells Fargo and US Bank to provide financing for 10 percent of the cost of a Model S, and after 3 years customers who choose this...
Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S
Rising from the dotcom ashes, Autotrader files for $300M IPO
Electric cars equal $1 a gallon gas for life + $1,200 cash a year
NY Auto Show launches flying car and maritime Mini
Mojo Motors Fuels Up With $3M From Atlas, RPM For Better Used Car Shopping

The Latest and Best in Car Tech

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Automakers are appealing to car buyers with new in-vehicle technology like LTE, digital rearview mirrors, useful apps, and advanced telematics systems....
The Latest and Best in Car Tech

Facebook Now Helps Advertisers Target Soda-Drinkers, Car-Buyers

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The social giant is partnering with companies that collect purchase data to help advertisers hyper-target their ads to specific audiences. Facebook has partnered with purchase-data providers Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai to provide its advertisers with better custom data about specific demographics, such as "car buyers" or "soda drinkers."...
Facebook Now Helps Advertisers Target Soda-Drinkers, Car-Buyers

How My Smartphone Saved Me $2,500 On My New Car

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In many states, you could end up paying a stiff fine if you get caught driving while talking or texting on your mobile phone. But savvy consumers are learning that going car shopping without your mobile phone could cost you much, much more. For me, it saved my family $2,500...
How My Smartphone Saved Me $2,500 On My New Car

Many car buyers show interest in autonomous car tech

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A JD Powers study found that approximately a third of car buyers are interested in autonomous vehicles, but fewer are willing to pay for it. [Read more]...
Many car buyers show interest in autonomous car tech

MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

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Major League Baseball will start collecting more data about customers who visit its websites as part of a plan to create new premium categories for online advertisers and increase revenue from MLB’s media properties. MLB is also planning online ad exchanges in which brands can bid in real time to...
MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

Nissan drops Leaf price by 2,500 pounds in the UK

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Just a few weeks after Nissan dropped the price of the Leaf in the US, eco-minded car buyers across the pond will be able to snag theirs for a little less as well. Indeed, the popular Japanese EV is now £23,490 ($37,115), which is £2,500 less than the initial...
Nissan drops Leaf price by 2,500 pounds in the UK

YC-Backed Car Buying Site CarWoo Teams Up With Comparison Shopping Service FindTheBest

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YC-backed new car-buying service CarWoo is partnering up with car comparison site FindTheBest, which operates something like a Kayak.com for hundreds of products and services from smartphones to snow blowers. The partnership means FindTheBest’s Car Comparison tool will now point users over to CarWoo’s service when shoppers are ready to look for...
YC-Backed Car Buying Site CarWoo Teams Up With Comparison Shopping Service FindTheBest

Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

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Chevrolet is making a radical departure from its approach to turn-by-turn navigation services. After using parent company’s General Motors’ OnStar service since its inception, Chevy is offering a competing alternative in its Sonic and Spark automobile lines. Called BringGo, it’s an integrated smartphone-dashboard system – Chevy’s first attempt at a...
Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

Flash storage never sleeps

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The flash-storage market got another jolt of momentum last week with speculation that EMC is considering an acquisition of Israeli flash startup XtremIO, but that might have been just a sign of things to come. Although a flash M&A spree is likely to ensue if EMC closes that deal, the...
Flash storage never sleeps

Why The Self-Driving Car Is An Awful Idea

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The self-driving car is a reality.  Google's efforts to put an autonomous car on the roads look like they are going to be successful. While it will be a major achievement, it scares us to death. What's even more amazing is that people are very much interested in getting them...
Why The Self-Driving Car Is An Awful Idea

CarRush Bills Itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. Is This A Good Idea?

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If you thought the application of the Groupon sales business model could not extend any further you may be wrong. CarRush.co.uk launches today billing itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. It’s essentially a consumer front-end for FinanceAcar.co.uk. The idea is to provide exclusive weekly deals with discounts of up to...
CarRush Bills Itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. Is This A Good Idea?

Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

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When Microsoft expanded its Kinect sensor to Windows and made a software development kit available for commercial applications, we wondered when we’d see the technology start trickle out into the business world. Well, here we go. Sixteen Nissan dealerships will pilot a Kinect application that lets car buyers experience...
Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

Cisco's Crazy Android Tablet To Be Used By Car Shoppers (CSCO)

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Cisco and ADP Dealer Services have come up with a way for car shoppers to have access to a computer while at a dealership. They'll use Cisco's Android tablet. The Cius tablet is an unusual product for Cisco. It's not a consumer product. It is sold only to businesses...
Cisco's Crazy Android Tablet To Be Used By Car Shoppers (CSCO)

New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps

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Tech entrepreneur Jim Disanto sees the automobile as the next great platform for connectivity. "There are a more than a billion cars in the world," he said. "Every automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier will tell you that within three years, every car will need connected systems, or you're not...
New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps

Green motoring: the low cost, low carbon alternatives to petrol cars

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Car buyers balancing price, fuel economy and carbon emissions face a confusing range of choices - so which one's right for you?Drivers looking for an environmentally friendly car that is cheap to run now enjoy a bewildering choice of vehicles, engines and sources of power.There are electric-only cars, plug-in and...
Green motoring: the low cost, low carbon alternatives to petrol cars

Motorists misled by fuel consumption claims

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Research shows official fuel consumption claims are off by miles, with many drivers getting 25% less than promisedCar buyers are being misled by fuel consumption claims, according to research revealing some vehicles, including top makes such as Mercedes, Range Rover and Lexus, get as little as 71% of the advertised...
Motorists misled by fuel consumption claims
Connected Cars: The Future Of Communication Or A Plague Of Distraction?

BMW designer says Apple made white the most popular color for car buyers

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Apple's design influence is felt well beyond consumer electronics, as the iconic white iPod and earbuds sparked demand for white automobiles, according to a designer with carmaker BMW....
BMW designer says Apple made white the most popular color for car buyers
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