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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:43 AM PDT

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Facebook and Instagram went down for many users on Wednesday, with problems on the social media giant spiking, according to the website status-tracking page Downdetector. Facebook acknowledged that people...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 08:53 AM PDT

The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X

The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X

When the iPhone first launched, the only way to get Apple's latest smartphone was through a two-year contract through AT&T. Things have changed, NBC News reported. Consumers now have the option to finance the...

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 05:14 PM PDT

Google Uncovers Ads by Russian Operatives: Reports

Google Uncovers Ads by Russian Operatives: Reports

Russian operatives likely spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. Accounts connected with the Russian government spent $4,700...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 08:23 PM PDT

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team"...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 09:50 AM PDT

California Bullet Train Staff Recommends German Operator

California Bullet Train Staff Recommends German Operator

The agency overseeing California's bullet train project recommended Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company design and operate a train segment from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley in its...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:43 AM PDT

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

Internet service provider AOL will shut down its once-ubiquitous instant messaging service AIM in December, the company announced on Twitter Friday. "All good things come to an end. On Dec. 15, we'll bid...

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 01:02 PM PDT

Startup Aims to Produce Hybrid-Electric Planes by 2022

Startup Aims to Produce Hybrid-Electric Planes by 2022

Zunum Aero, a Seattle-based startup, has announced plans for a hybrid-electric plane.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:13 PM PDT

Google Unveils New Phones, Speakers to Counter Amazon, Apple

Google Unveils New Phones, Speakers to Counter Amazon, Apple

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. The second generation of...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 08:03 AM PDT

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality's land and rename it Amazon, Georgia. Their hope is that the change will spur the e-commerce giant to...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 07:18 AM PDT

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says<br /><br />

Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals...

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