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Have you ever walked out of your office and just started wandering around? Maybe not to the point of what Tom Hanks did in “Forrest Gump,” where he headed out …
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Apple announced it will have an event on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco. The invitation, which includes an image of swirling, out-of-focus, multi-colored lights, …
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Tesla raised the price of its driver-assist system, aka Autopilot, by $500. It may also be adding new features soon in the wake of a fatal crash and ensuing federal …
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As Apple's sales and profit have slowed, Chinese workers making its iPhones are feeling the pain, a new report says.
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Twitter, under more pressure to combat online abuse, is working on a tool that would allow users to filter out tweets that contain racial slurs and other offensive keywords. Bloomberg, …
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Larry Page, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, has ordered Google Fiber to cut its staff in half and reduce delivery cost to customers by 90 per cent.
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Facebook’s Trending section is trending again. Friday, Facebook said it would rely less on human editors for its Trending news section — which made headlines earlier this year after being accused …
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Surprise, surprise. Young people can’t afford to buy homes in Silicon Valley. The folks at Earnest – the San Francisco-based lender – report that millennials in the San Francisco and San Jose …
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday — and the couple didn’t come empty-handed. Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook …
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It is the issue that won’t go away for Google, Facebook and other internet companies: Should they have to pay news organizations for using a snippet of their content? The …
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Showing it still has some fight left, battered blood-testing startup Theranos is appealing the crippling sanctions leveled against it earlier this summer. Federal regulators in early July announced a punishment …
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This shouldn’t come as a big surprise: There is a gap between teenagers and parents over their understanding of family rules about being online, according to a new study by …
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