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first_imgOkpalaugo visited with the Seattle Seahawks and also had interest coming from the New York Jets before inking a contract with the Cardinals.The Fresno State Bulldog product entered the 2013 NFL Draft and went undrafted. He joined the Miami Dolphins in camp but did not make the final roster. Okpalaugo also spent time on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in 2013 and briefly was with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.The Cardinals were in the bottom third of the NFL in total sacks last season and recorded 36 over the course of the regular season. Eight came from midseason signee Dwight Freeney, who is a free agent this offseason.As of now, there are lingering questions at outside linebacker. Markus Golden enters his second season following an impressive rookie campaign, but Okpalaugo joins a group of question marks that include the Cardinals’ 2015 fifth-round pick, Shaq Riddick, and undrafted 2015 rookie Zack Wagenmann. Miami Dolphins defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo (66) pursues Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Matt Scott (5) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Making a quick effort to add another option to improve their pass rush, the Arizona Cardinals signed former Canadian Football League linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo to a one-year deal Friday.Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-5, 258 linebacker played in 31 games for the Toronto Argonauts and recorded 65 tackles and 23 sacks. He was the CFL East Division’s most outstanding rookie after collecting 12 sacks in 17 games during the 2014 season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Bastian Lehmann discussed his plans for Postmatess future at the Brainstorm Tech

first_img HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 Sponsored Content by Qingdao Haier ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time –:- Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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At the time of filing, the company operated in 2,940 U.S. cities and Mexico.If Postmates does follow through with its plans for an IPO, it would join companies including Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest, all of which went public earlier this year. Since it confidentially filed, Postmates has grown its footprint to cover 3,500 cities and debuted a new free delivery service called Postmates Party, which now accounts for 15% of the company’s orders. It also has been working to improve its new delivery rover that it’s piloting in Los Angeles.The delivery robot, called Serve, currently functions as semi-autonomous vehicle, using sensors to navigate sidewalks with remote operators standing by in case they need to step in. Postmates built Serve in house, giving it a cartoon-like appearance with two round illuminated cameras that look like eyes. When asked about what Postmates does with the data its Serve rover collects, Lehmann joked that Serve would stay true to Silicon Valley’s reputation.“We’ll do like everyone else and just sell to highest bidder,” he said, spurring laughter from the audience. “Given that I was born in Germany, maybe its part of my evil plan.”The reality is Serve presently only roams on public sidewalks, delivering small loads within short distances. The current version is the first iteration of the bot, which Postmates has also tested in a senior living community. The bot has spatial awareness and opens up after it reaches its destination and senses the customer approaching it. Future versions of the bot could feature more interaction between Serve and the customer, Lehmann said. But Lehmann doesn’t expect it to ever replace any of its 400,000 contract delivery workers, he said. “It will help, it will augment, it will make things possible that weren’t possible before,” he said. “They are here to help us fulfill the dream of having an infrastructure that can deliver goods locally at close to zero cost.”More must-read stories from Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2019:—A.I.’s hidden biases continue to bedevil businesses. Can they be stopped?—Land O’Lakes CEO: Big data is helping farmers deal with climate swings—How Spotify “playlisting” turned an unknown artist into a star—U.S. risks falling behind in crypto, warns ‘Crypto Mom’ SEC commissioner—Verizon executive calls for federal privacy rules on 5GGet Fortune’s Eye on A.I. newsletter, where artificial intelligence meets industryYou May Like Haier Smart Home Has the Solutionslast_img read more