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Tesla delivered a record-setting number of vehicles during its second quarter of 2015 that ended in June, the company disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing. Palo Alto-based Tesla said it delivered 11507 vehicles during the April-through-June period, according to an official company filing ...
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In what has become an increasingly familiar ritual, Google said this week that it was “appalled and genuinely sorry” after its new Google Photos image-recognition software labeled a Brooklyn computer programmer and his friend — both of them black — as “gorillas.” ...
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Apple is now unambiguously and enthusiastically in the subscription music business. The company on Tuesday launched Apple Music, the streaming music service it announced earlier this month. Like Spotify and other rivals, Apple Music allows users to stream any song in the library an unlimited ...
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Here's some tech-industry reaction to today's Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, an issue Silicon Valley has long been vocal about. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who himself made history when he came out last year — becoming the first openly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company ...
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Google's self-driving bubble cars are here, chugging slowly and steadily down Mountain View streets. The company revealed Thursday morning that the cars are now test-driving themselves around the city of Mountain View. Their debut on public roads happened Wednesday, after more than a year of ...
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Should Apple kill the Mac? Wall Street Journal columnist Christopher Mims thinks the answer to that question is yes, although he doesn't think Apple should get out of the business of making computers. Many Mac lovers, users and pundits, meanwhile, think Mims is nuts and the answer to the ...
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Facebook wants to expand Internet access throughout the world, including in developing countries, and the company plans to use lasers to do so. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that employees have been working on a laser communications system to beam data from the sky.
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A new trailer released today for the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs is — surprise — focused on the drama. Lots of it. The trailer shows the Apple co-founder, played by Michael Fassbender, being demanding of his employees, being forced out during his first tenure as CEO, and initially denying ...
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A new study claims that the way Google presents search results is harming consumers and competitors. It could bolster Europe's antitrust case against the search giant. The study was sponsored by Yelp, which is one of the complainants in the European antitrust case. It was co-written by former ...
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Add Apple to the list of retailers who have purged their inventory of products that include the image of the Confederate flag, reports TouchArcade. Apple pulled “Ultimate General: Gettysburg” and “Hunted Cow, Civil War,” according to the site, which then noted later that everything related to ...
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Intel has begun putting numbers to the layoffs it confirmed last week, and in Santa Clara 165 jobs are going to be trimmed. The giant semiconductor company, which has plants across the U.S. and globally, filed notices with the State Employment Development Department under the WARN Act, ...
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has confirmed that layoffs are underway at the chip giant's sprawling global operations, although he didn't say where. In a memo, first reported by the Oregonian, Krzanich confirmed rumors that have been circulating for weeks in Oregon, where Intel has major facilities.
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