TC Roundup: Facebook's Zuckerberg brings free Internet to Colombia, mute on China

15 Jan, 2015

Facebook's Zuckerberg brings free Internet to Colombia, mute on China: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China.

Colombia is the first nation in Latin America and the fourth in the world to receive the new Internet.org service, in partnership with local mobile phone provider Tigo, but the aim is to push the app globally, Zuckerberg told Reuters. (Reuters)

Google looks to partner with automakers like Ford & Toyota for its self-driving car: Google's been talking about its self-driving car for quite some time, and now it wants to bring some pretty big partners in on this endeavor.

The company has been talking to major car manufacturers about partnering in order to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market, targeted for 2020, according to a Reuters report. These manufacturers include General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Daimler, and Volkswagen. (Venture Beat)

Upcoming LinkedIn products connect co-workers: LinkedIn, long the place to hunt for a new job, plans to make it easier to connect with the colleagues you already have.

The professional network is building some tools — including a new app — for employers and employees to use the service together, a LinkedIn representative told Re/code. That includes a new product for sharing employee contact information, as well as something intended to help companies share its content with specific groups of employees. (Recode)