TechSummit Lead #014

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap of the top technology headlines.

  • Google’s AlphaGo computer system has defeated Korean grandmaster Lee Se-dol, completing their five game series with a 4-1 record.
  • Google has expanded the Chrome Reward Program to increae the top Chromebook reward to $100,000, and add a new bounty.
  • Lyft and GM have launched Express Drive, a short-term rental program that provides all-in rental cars to Lyft drivers, who pay up to $99/week depending on how many Lyft rides they provide with the vehicles.
  • Premade meal delivery service SpoonRocket is shutting down after failing to raise the necessary capital to continue operations.
  • Here Maps will shut down its Windows 10 app on March 29, and limit the development for its Windows Phone 8 apps to critical bug fixes.
  • Google has rolled out new Google Search features that will allow you to better track the primaries and learn more abouth the presidential primaries.
  • AMD announced a comprehensive VR platform at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
  • Western Digital has announced a specialized low-profile PiDrive for the Raspberry Pi 3, featuring 314GB of storage at a $45.81 price tag.
  • Verizon has announced an “Annual Upgrade Program” for the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones starting with the Galaxy S7 line.
  • Acc0rding to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, voice assistants like Siri and Cortana were found to fall significantly short.
  • VR live streaming sports and music company Voke has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding.

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