Monthly Archives February 2019

JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan.

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned delivery service efforts.

JD has been operating drones in its native China for a number of years, and it has wider expansion plans having recently gained a regional-level operating license. Its other human-less tech includes self-operating trucks, automated warehouses and unmanned stores, and it recently picked Indonesia for its first overseas drone pilot.

Rakuten has been offering drone delivery in Japan since 2016 and unmanned vehicle trials since 2018...

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Hole opens up in Castro Valley road, sinking SUV

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

Photo: Alameda County Fire

A hole opened up in a Castro Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning, taking a car in with it.

It happened on Somerset Avenue, between Santa Maria and Redwood roads, according to the Alameda County Fire Department. The driver of the SUV was able to get out of the vehicle safely with the help of firefighters, the agency reports.

Even though it’s been raining all night and all morning in the area, the hole was caused by something else: a water main break. Video shared from by the fire department shows water gushing up out of the asphalt.

ATMOSPHERIC RIVER: Over 3 inches of rain in some areas, 70 mph winds

After the vehicle w...

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‘I’m honored’: Ken Holland passes Jack Adams as Red Wings trip Senators

Ken Holland on his milestone victory becoming the Wings’ winningest GM The Detroit News

Detroit Red Wings’ Danny DeKeyser (65) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Anthony Mantha (39) and Nick Jensen (3) during the first period Saturday. The Red Wings won 2-0.

(Photo: Fred Chartrand, Associated Press)

Ottawa, Ontario — General manager Ken Holland was alerted of it by a friend after the Red Wings defeated Edmonton almost two weeks ago, the last game before the All-Star break.

Holland was within reach of passing Jack Adams as the winningest GM in Red Wings’ history.

Saturday, the Wings made sure Holland became No. 1 on that list.

The workmanlike 2-0 victory in Ottawa was victory No. 914 for Holland, moving him past the legendary Adams.

More: Red Wings’ Larkin out 1...

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