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Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 03:28 PM PDT

Facebook's Libra Currency Battered by Defections, Pushback

Facebook's Libra Currency Battered by Defections, Pushback

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM PDT

Would You Give Up Google for $17K a Year? The Fed Wants to Know

Would You Give Up Google for $17K a Year? The Fed Wants to Know

The Federal Reserve wants to know what the internet is worth to you. The answer could help the central bank solve one of the most puzzling paradoxes of the modern economy: The current expansion is the...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM PDT

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 07:52 PM PDT

Researchers Concerned About Florida Collecting Data on Kids

Researchers Concerned About Florida Collecting Data on Kids

Researchers from the Aspen Institute are raising concerns about a Florida initiative meant to collect and collate huge amounts of data on schoolchildren in the state, according to a report released Thursday. F...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM PDT

Man Admits Mailing Powder, Blood in Threats to OkCupid CEO

Man Admits Mailing Powder, Blood in Threats to OkCupid CEO

A Massachusetts man has admitted to sending the CEO of a popular dating site threatening letters that he claimed contained deadly substances, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Liam MacLeod, 47, was sentenced...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 05:41 PM PDT

Cases of STDs Reach 30-Year High in California, Report Finds

Cases of STDs Reach 30-Year High in California, Report Finds

A state report finds the number of cases of three major sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a 30-year high in 2018.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 04:29 PM PDT

City Council President Proposes $30/Hour Wages for Lyft, Uber Drivers

City Council President Proposes $30/Hour Wages for Lyft, Uber Drivers

City Council President Herb Wesson proposed Tuesday that drivers working in Los Angeles for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft be paid a minimum of $30 an hour.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:53 AM PDT

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:04 AM PDT

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos. The San Jose Mercury News says the California-based social media giant denied any...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:01 AM PDT

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

Some eagle-eyed humans looking skyward this weekend saw something against the brilliant-blue backdrop that had them questioning what the heck was flying above. If this were last century, they probably would've...

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