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Here’s what’s going on in tech on Tuesday…

–There’s more from Uber. Apparently, if an Uber employee sells their stock back to the company under a repurchase program, CEO Travis Kalanick gets the voting power of all those shares.

 –Apple CEO Tim Cook opens up about the company’s autonomous driving efforts. Says Apple is “focusing” on such technologies.
–Waymo, Google’s self-driving car business, has killed off its “bubble” car in favor of a minivan adapted from a Chrysler vehicle.
–“Alexa, block that caller.” Amazon is rolling out an update to Alexa that will let people using the voice-activated device to block specific callers.
–British Prime Minister Theresa May might not be PM for much longer, but in the meantime, she’s renewing efforts to sanction companies such as Facebook that don’t move quickly enough to fight back against terrorist propaganda online.
–Electric bus maker Proterra, of Burlingame, says it has raised a round of $55 million in funding. Investors include BMW’s venture arm, BMW i Ventures.
–San Francisco sleep-monitoring technology company Hello, which has raised $40 million in financing, is said to be closing up shop.
Photo: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to the media at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. A report in the New York Times says that when Uber employees sell their company stock back to Uber, Kalanick gains the voting power of those shares. (Josie Lepe/ Bay Area News Group).

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