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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:35 AM PDT

Lyft Beefing Up Background Checks After Latest Driver Arrest

Lyft Beefing Up Background Checks After Latest Driver Arrest

Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

Zuckerberg Clarifies Stance on Policy for Holocaust Deniers

Zuckerberg Clarifies Stance on Policy for Holocaust Deniers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 08:24 PM PDT

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 08:22 PM PDT

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a podcast interview released Wednesday that his social network does not remove posts that deny the Holocaust because the company wants to allow its users to make unintention...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:53 PM PDT

eBay to Lay Off Nearly 300 Employees in the Bay Area: Report

eBay to Lay Off Nearly 300 Employees in the Bay Area: Report

Online marketplace eBay is planning to lay off nearly 300 jobs, about 200 of them in San Jose, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 08:33 AM PDT

This Small Forensics Company Is Suddenly Cracking Cold Cases

This Small Forensics Company Is Suddenly Cracking Cold Cases

A small DNA technology company called Parabon NanoLabs has helped solve five cold cases since early May with a new approach to genetic analysis that could spur a massive clearance of unsolved crimes, NBC News...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 01:44 PM PDT

EU Fines Google a Record $5B Over Mobile Practices

EU Fines Google a Record $5B Over Mobile Practices

The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers....

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 08:16 PM PDT

Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 01:09 PM PDT

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

Here Are the Emojis That Get Used Most and Least

Here Are the Emojis That Get Used Most and Least

If you find yourself frequently sending the heart or face with tears of joy emojis, you’re in good company. Those two are among the most commonly sent emojis on Facebook and Twitter. The social media networks...

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