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Zuckerberg Rebuffs Calls for Tighter Controls


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:01:00 -0400

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In a rare policy speech that could have ramifications for the U.S. presidential campaign and social movements world-wide, the Facebook CEO asserted his commitment to free speech over more aggressive policing of social-media platforms.

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Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd Dies


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:25:00 -0400

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Oracle says Co-CEO Mark Hurd, who had taken a medical leave of absence in September, has died. The death leaves Safra Catz as Oracle’s sole CEO.

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Inside Facebook's Botched Attempt to Start a New Cryptocurrency


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:19:00 -0400

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With libra, the social-media giant promised to change payments world-wide. Instead, major partners bolted after lawmakers and regulators challenged its plans, an early sign of how Washington is putting Facebook on a tight leash.

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A Smarter Way to Look at the Stars


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:43:00 -0400

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The first app-connected telescope captures wonders of our galaxy. But does the experience count if you’re staring at the cosmos on an iPhone screen?

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AT&T in Talks to Resolve Elliott Management's Activist Campaign


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:34:00 -0400

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AT&T is in talks with Elliott Management to resolve the activist investor’s campaign for change at the phone and media giant, people familiar with the matter said.

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WeWork Founder Mixed Spiritual Group With Business


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:26:00 -0400

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WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s relationship with the Kabbalah Centre, a spiritual organization that promotes a brand of Jewish mysticism, helped build the company from its early days.

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HBO Max to Stream Studio Ghibli Films


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:09:00 -0400

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Films from Japanese animation producer Studio Ghibli will be available on WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max, in the spring.

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Netflix Subscribers Fall Slightly Short of Expectations


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:08:00 -0400

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Netflix missed its subscriber target for the second consecutive quarter, raising questions about the company’s ability to fend off competition from traditional media giants who are entering the market with rival services.

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SharkNinja and iRobot's Vacuum Dispute Lands in Federal Court


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:04:00 -0400

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SharkNinja and iRobot are suing each other over the technology that powers their vacuum-cleaning robots that can map and adapt to a home’s floor plan—and empty their own dust bins.

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Fashion Sourcing Platform Zilingo Designs $100 Million Push Into U.S.


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:00:00 -0400

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Singapore-based fashion technology startup Zilingo is investing $100 million to launch operations in the U.S. as it builds out its supply-chain business connecting apparel brands with factories and suppliers.

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Walmart and Mattel Lease 'Floors' in a Virtual Toy Store


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:02:00 -0400

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Mattel and Walmart are trying out interactive video to market and sell toys through a new virtual store called KidHQ.

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IBM Earnings Fall in Prolonged Sales Slump


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:55:00 -0400

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IBM’s profit fell 38% as it suffered its fifth consecutive quarter of lower sales.

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One Big Step for Women


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:26:00 -0400

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NASA launched the first all-female spacewalk Friday, with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venturing outside the International Space Station to replace a broken battery.

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The Chip Industry Gets a Strong 5G Signal


Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:51:00 -0400

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Industry bellwether TSMC thinks consumer adoption of 5G smartphones warrants a dramatic expansion of its investment plans.

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IBM's New Hat Doesn't Cover Old Problems


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:26:00 -0400

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The folks at Red Hat will probably never feel unloved by their new adoptive parent.

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NASA Tries Again for the First All-Female Spacewalk


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:51:00 -0400

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NASA is set to launch the first all-female spacewalk Friday, after canceling it earlier this year because it didn’t have two spacesuits in the right size.

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The Most Precious Commodity of the Next Space Age


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:56:00 -0400

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If extra-planetary travel ever becomes routine, power may revolve around who controls access to gravity, argues space archeologist Alice Gorman.

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Goldman's Chief Recruiter Gets Recruited to Silicon Valley


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:00:00 -0400

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As he heads out West, Dane Holmes dishes on millennials, the techlash, and what people get wrong about Goldman

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How Campaigns Are Tracking Your Location


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:33:00 -0400

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Political campaigns have long collected personal information to try to reach voters.The Wall Street Journal’s Emily Glazer explains what it could mean for the 2020 races.

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Amazon Joins Trend of Sending Workers Away for Health Care


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:06:00 -0400

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Employers are increasingly going the distance to control health spending, paying to send workers across the country to get medical care and bypassing local health-care providers.

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AI Has Learned to Create Fake News Stories


Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:59:00 -0400

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Researchers warn about the risks of computer-generated articles—and release tools that ferret out fakes.

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The Making of Thomas Edison's Miraculous Machine


Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:09:00 -0400

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In 1877, all of the inventor’s past work on the sending and reception of sound coalesced into his greatest invention, the phonograph.

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Amazon Surges and Facebook Falls Again in Report on Brand Value


Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:00:00 -0400

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Facebook slid again in a new report on the world’s most valuable brands, while the famous names of Amazon.com and Walt Disney gained.

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Sleepovers Have Parents Worried About Gadget Use


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 05:30:00 -0400

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Some parents worry about what their children could be exposed to online late at night when over at a friend’s house, where the rules on internet access could be different from their own home.

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This App Helps You Learn About China, While China Learns All About You


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:28:00 -0400

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China is using a seemingly benign mobile app and translation service to hoover up billions of pieces of data inside its borders and around the world, according to reports published in recent days.

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Teen Hackers Try to Convince Parents They Are Up to Good


Created: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 05:30:00 -0400

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Teenagers across the country are forming hacking clubs and trying to spread the word that hacking doesn’t always mean breaking into government servers or stealing bank data. Convincing teachers and parents of that isn’t always easy.

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