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Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 06:56 PM EDT

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3B

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3B

Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. What Facebook's new report Thursday doesn't say, though, is how many it also...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:04 PM EDT

Amazon Rejects Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals

Amazon Rejects Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

Ride-Share Vehicles Dirtier Than Toilet Seats: Study

Ride-Share Vehicles Dirtier Than Toilet Seats: Study

More than one in six vehicles operated by Uber and Lyft drivers has unrepaired defects covered by outstanding safety recalls, according to a new study cited by NBC News. And that's not the only disturbing...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 01:48 PM EDT

USPS Tests Mail Shipments on Self-Driving Trucks

USPS Tests Mail Shipments on Self-Driving Trucks

A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas. San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 05:44 PM EDT

Apple Bid to Buy Tesla in 2013 for $240 a Share: Analyst

Apple Bid to Buy Tesla in 2013 for $240 a Share: Analyst

With Tesla’s stock sinking to around $200 this week, Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, told CNBC on Tuesday that the electric car company could have sold to Apple six years ago for a significant...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 03:27 PM EDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

Slack Changes Ticker Symbol to WORK Ahead of New York Stock Exchange Debut

Slack Changes Ticker Symbol to WORK Ahead of New York Stock Exchange Debut

Slack is gearing up for its stock market debut and has landed on a new ticker symbol: WORK. In an updated prospectus on Monday, the company said it’s received approval from the New York Stock Exchange to list...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 03:31 AM EDT

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 08:51 PM EDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook to the Class of 2019: 'My Generation Has Failed You'

Apple CEO Tim Cook to the Class of 2019: 'My Generation Has Failed You'

Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged Gen Z to clean up the messes Baby Boomers have left behind. "In some important ways, my generation has failed you," Cook said Saturday in his commencement speech at Tulane...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:48 PM EDT

Duolingo’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Lessons See Spike in Popularity

Duolingo’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Lessons See Spike in Popularity

If you want to learn to talk like the characters in the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” there’s an app for that. Duolingo, No. 28 on the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, offers online instruction of High...

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