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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 01:58 PM PDT

Twitter CEO Says Company Isn't Biased, Wants Healthy Debate

Twitter CEO Says Company Isn't Biased, Wants Healthy Debate

Twitter's CEO says the company is not biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 01:43 PM PDT

Amazon Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation, a Month After Apple

Amazon Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation, a Month After Apple

Amazon stock briefly hit a $1 trillion market cap Tuesday before falling off and leaving Apple as the only publicly traded U.S. company above the benchmark. Shares of the e-commerce giant rose 1.9 percent to a...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 08:39 AM PDT

Samsung Set to Unveil a Foldable Smartphone This Year

Samsung Set to Unveil a Foldable Smartphone This Year

Samsung will unveil details of a foldable smartphone later this year, the CEO of its mobile division told CNBC, amid rumors that such a device was in the works. DJ Koh said that "it's time to deliver" on a...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook plans to build a physical "war room" to coordinate response in real time to foreign interference in November's midterm elections, the company's head of civic engagement told NBC News. Samidh Chakrabar...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:12 PM PDT

Strong California Net Neutrality Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Strong California Net Neutrality Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether California should have the nation's strongest protections for net neutrality rules intended to ensure a level playing field on the internet.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:43 AM PDT

Apple Will Unveil Its New iPhones on Sept. 12

Apple Will Unveil Its New iPhones on Sept. 12

Apple is set to reveal its latest line-up of products on Sept. 12, the company announced in an invitation to media. The company's annual September event serves as the introduction to new iPhone models and...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:55 AM PDT

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Users of popular apps including Snapchat and StreetEasy were stunned Thursday morning to see New York City replaced on some maps with a new label — "Jewtropolis." Screenshots posted to social media showed a...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 03:51 PM PDT

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

While lawmakers debated a proposal to rename a building after the late Sen. John McCain, Google Maps displayed "McCain Senate Office Building" on its website for several hours Wednesday. The mix-up comes as...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 01:37 PM PDT

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

Political leanings don't factor into Google's search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do. In a tweet early Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 05:49 PM PDT

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser...

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