Philip Ellis
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Weekly Tech Roundup: September 8

Microsoft and Adobe announce extended partnership

The strategic partnership between Microsoft’s Azure and Adobe’s Marketing Cloud is set to expand into a collaboration around e-signatures and team comms, with Adobe Sign becoming integrated into Microsoft Office 365.

Spotify and Hulu just launched a $5 deal for students

Streaming services Spotify and Hulu are offering college students a combined package including music and on-demand video for just $4.99 a month. It’s the first step in what is expected to be a much larger partnership, which will include offers for all consumers.

Uber staffers created a website promoting positivity

After what has felt like one public scandal after another, morale at Uber is at a low. So a small team of employees created a website called Good People + Good Things, with the aim of cultivating a more positive outlook throughout the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Lyft is bringing self-driving cars to Bay Area

By the end of 2017, Lyft users will be able to hail a ride from a “semi-autonomous” vehicle. Lyft is working with on cars which can drive themselves most of the time, with a human driver present to take over during situations where the AI is incapable of reading the terrain.

SpaceX successfully launches secretive Pentagon space drone

This week saw the launch of the X-37B, an autonomous Air Force space drone with an undisclosed 270 day mission. Watch lift-off here!

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