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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 06:42 PM PDT

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives With New Actions

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives With New Actions

The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to find and save her — a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 06:59 AM PDT

Silicon Valley Companies Hiring, But Not From Ivy League Schools: Report

Silicon Valley Companies Hiring, But Not From Ivy League Schools: Report

Considering shelling out big bucks on an Ivy League education? You may want to reconsider that – at least if you're eyeing a job in Silicon Valley. The list of top 10 universities big-name California tech...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:12 AM PDT

Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream

Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream

Cheating, or hacking, is an issue as competitive video gaming breaks into mainstream entertainment. Prizes ranging from sponsorships to social media fame to cash rewards are prompting some to seek an edge...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM PDT

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

The Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city efforts to make sure the ride-hailing company follows local regulations. The city of Portland, Oregon, says in an April...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM PDT

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group — people with a landline phone at home. According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 04:28 PM PDT

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple plans to start a $1 billion fund to create more advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States, company CEO Tim Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. As CNBC reports, the fund fits into...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 05:54 PM PDT

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 08:57 PM PDT

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets. The...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 01:57 PM PDT

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard....

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime. NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

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