Saturday Highlights: Retail - HHGregg going, Amazon coming; Comcast has Google envy/

Why HHGregg is shrinking and closing all its Philly-area stores (

Meanwhile, in Seattle:

Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More (NY Times)

Comcast has Google envy (Fortune Date Sheet)
Good piece.

Salesforce looks for a future beyond its walls with rising VC investments and acquisitions (VentureBeat)

Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona; Uber suspends testing of self-driving cars

Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona (TechCrunch)

I think its still not determined what caused it, so wouldn't jump to conclusions.

Arizona Republic: "Another vehicle failed to yield while making a left turn onto Don Carlos Drive, colliding with the self-driving car, operated by Uber, DeSpain (an officer) said. A third vehicle was hit by one of the first two, but no serious injuries were reported, according to police".

Update - Uber to suspend self-driving tests in Arizona and Pittsburgh, though initial indications are that Uber wasn't at fault.

One thing to look at, even if Uber wasn't the cause of the accident, is how its collision avoidance system functioned, if engaged.

Uber has since said its vehicle, a Volvo, was using its self-driving controls at the time of the incident.

But Recode's article on Uber's self-driving program is interesting reading.

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash (Reuters)
But not in Pittsburgh, Arizona. Now
Uber says its resuming self-driving operations
with passenger pickups in Tempe and Pittsburgh.

But some questions raised about how the Uber was being operated.