In 1986, Honda Motor Co. built a pair of robotic legs that could walk in a line. A decade later, it added an upper body. Yesterday in Tokyo, Honda’s latest robot, Asimo, met its first world leader: It chatted in English with U.S. President Barack Obama, then ran, jumped and kicked a soccer ball.
Internet-service providers will be able to negotiate agreements with companies such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. for priority Web service under new rules proposed by the top U.S. communications regulator.
At least 10 large technology companies, including Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., have pledged to invest at least $300,000 each in the next three years to maintain open-source software after the Heartbleed security bug exposed the lack of funding for such projects.