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Submission + - Is Google CEO's "Tiny Bubble Car" Yahoo CEO's "Little Bubble Car"?

theodp writes: Back in 2011, then-Google VP and now-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer brainstormed with BMW to sketch out an idea she had for self-driving 'little bubbles' that could ease office commutes. Here's Mayer's pitch from a BMW film short: "All I really need is a little bubble that drives itself and when it runs into something, it doesn't hurt that know, like it doesn't actually take up that much fuel because it's so lightweight and it's good for the environment for that reason." So, with Google's newly-built, steering wheel-less self-driving car being described as a "tiny bubble-car", one wonders if Google CEO Larry Page's "Tiny Bubble Car" has its roots in Mayer's "Little Bubble Car", especially considering the striking similarity of Mayer's concept car sketch and Google's built vehicle
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Is Google CEO's "Tiny Bubble Car" Yahoo CEO's "Little Bubble Car"?

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