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Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 01:04 PM EDT

Google CEO Goes to Washington, Will Return to Meet Trump

Google CEO Goes to Washington, Will Return to Meet Trump

Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to Washington Friday to discuss concerns about the company's business practices with members of Congress and emerged with an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump during an...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 07:55 AM EDT

Facebook Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest. The headset from...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 04:08 PM EDT

Apple Computer Built in 1970s Sold for $375,000 at Auction

Apple Computer Built in 1970s Sold for $375,000 at Auction

A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000. The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 02:21 AM EDT

Uber Agrees to $148M Settlement With States Over Data Breach

Uber Agrees to $148M Settlement With States Over Data Breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security, after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. Illinois...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 03:01 AM EDT

Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:57 PM EDT

Instagram Co-Founders Resign From Social Media Company

Instagram Co-Founders Resign From Social Media Company

The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 05:04 PM EDT

Feds’ New Tool to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data

Feds’ New Tool to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data

Federal officials have a new tool to battle the opioid crisis: data. The Office of National Drug Control Policy's “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” program is using a web portal called the...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 02:37 AM EDT

'Fortnite' Craze: Parents Hire Tutors for Kids, Themselves

'Fortnite' Craze: Parents Hire Tutors for Kids, Themselves

The soaring popularity of the video game "Fortnite" has led some parents to hire tutors to learn more about playing the game, NBC News reported. Chuck Cohn, the founder of Varsity Tutors, which offers...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:20 PM EDT

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported. Facebook said in a...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 03:43 PM EDT

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Amazon announced 15 new Alexa-enabled products in less than 90 minutes at an event in Seattle on Thursday, further cementing the company's commitment to the voice assistant space. The new suite of items...

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