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Would you ride in a self-driving car powered by Intel? (The 3:59, Ep. 193)

Intel makes a $15 billion bet on autonomous cars, and Venmo thrives as a "secret" social network.

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Intel thinks your next car (or at least your next, next car) will be autonomous.

The world's largest chipmaker on Monday said it agreed to buy Mobileye, which makes chips to power self-driving vehicles, for about $15 billion. The purchase could speed up development and adoption of autonomous-car technology, thanks to Intel's huge reach.

We also talk about the many ways people jury-rig the payments app Venmo to make it an even more social experience.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Would you ride in a self-driving car powered by Intel? (The 3:59, Ep. 193)

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