Amazon Prime’s dominance is spurring new startup alternatives

John (Jiang) Lin Contributor John Lin is an associate partner at Trinity Ventures supporting investments in developer tools, artificial intelligence and real estate. More posts by this contributor E-commerce is one of the economy’s bright spots; U.S. e-commerce sales have nearly doubled in five years, and now exceed $500 billion. Unsurprisingly, Amazon has swooped in…

 

Audi’s self-driving EV idea filters out rush-hour stress

EV-wise, the AI:ME is fairly conventional with a 65 kWh battery that should be more than sufficient for city and stop-and-go driving. It’s designed for both regular and self-driving chores, so it has a steering wheel, pedals and instruments. However, the futuristic-looking controls are all retractable when you’re ready to let the robot take the…