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How to make sure your Amazon Echo doesn't send secret recordings

It was Alexa's equivalent of a pocket dial.A woman in Portland, Oregon, ...

SoulCycle gives up on an IPO -- for now

SoulCycle, the boutique indoor cycling company, has given up on an IPO. At least for now.The company formally ...

US government proposes removal of the so-called 'startup visa'

The Department of Homeland Security has formally proposed to rescind the so-called startup visa, a program that was e...

Here's what you get when you buy Tesla's $35,000 Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is frequently called "Tesla's $35,000 car." That is, after all, the base price.But the car y...

GDPR is here: What you need to know about Europe's new data law

The big data privacy revolution is here....

How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

Alexa has many talents. Amazon's voice assistant can play music, set timers, order a pizza, and send recordings of pr...

Amazon asked to stop selling facial recognition technology to police

More than two dozen civil rights organizations are calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling its facial recogn...

Uber posts rare profit, sort of

Uber just turned a big profit -- but don't get used to it.The startup said Wednesday that it posted a $2.5 bil...

Elon Musk wants to rate journalists. He'd call his site 'Pravda'

Elon Musk, a frequent media darling, is going on the attack against the media.Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space...

Facebook's controversial 'revenge porn' pilot program is coming to the US, UK

Facebook's controversial pilot program to cut down on the spread of revenge porn is rolling out to more countries wit...

Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona

Uber is closing down its self-driving car operation in Arizona.The tech company announced on Wednesday it will...

Salesforce Tower is now San Francisco's tallest building

The tech industry has radically reshaped the city of San Francisco, from pouring investments into local public school...

Apple now lets Europeans download all the data it holds on them

European customers can now find out exactly what kind of data Apple holds on them.The company is rolling out a...

Tesla is cutting prices in China

Tesla cars are getting cheaper in China.The company is cutting the prices of its Model X and Model S cars in C...

Tesla's Model 3 isn't really for the mass market -- it's a luxury car

The Tesla Model 3, with its starting price of $35,000, was supposed to be the car that brought electric driving to th...

Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads

Facebook users in the United States who want to run certain ads on the platform will need to hand over the last four ...

Musk says Tesla will fix Model 3 problems that sparked negative review

Stung by a negative review of the Model 3 by Consumer Reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is promising to f...

Distrust in self-driving cars on the rise after crashes, AAA says

Recent crashes have shaken the public's confidence in self-driving cars.The number of people who distrust self...

Mark Zuckerberg ripped by European Parliament for dodging questions

Mark Zuckerberg's big European test did not go well.The Facebook CEO ...

Instagram will soon let you mute annoying accounts

Instagram is taking a subtle but bold step to quiet your loud friends.The Facebook-owned photo sharing app wil...

How to watch Zuckerberg testify at the European Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by European lawmakers at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday.The Facebook CEO is meeting Eur...

Former employee sues Uber for sexual harassment, discrimination

A former Uber software engineer is suing the company over claims that she experienced sexual harassment, racial discr...

Consumer Reports: We can't recommend Tesla's Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is not good enough to earn a recommendation from Consumer Reports, the magazine said. While the car...

Facebook wants to make changing your privacy settings less work

Facebook is supposed to be a fun way to waste some time, but taking a break from "liking" status updates to customize...

After CNN report, lawmakers want answers from Uber, Lyft on sexual assaults

Lawmakers are demanding answers from ridesharing companies about sexual violence on their platforms.Nine membe...

Mark Zuckerberg to testify in Europe: What to watch for

Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the European Parliament on Tuesday, and the Facebook CEO is likely to face t...

'Bad Blood' explores the culture inside disgraced startup Theranos

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was once lauded as the ...

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to have his European testimony live streamed

Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his testimony in the European Parliament Tuesday live streamed, after pressure fro...

The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

Sure, you have a fancy iPhone X or Pixel 2 that can take amazing photographs and handle even the most graphics-heavy ...

PayPal buys Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2 billion

PayPal just clinched its biggest-ever takeover.The digital payments firm is buying iZettle, a European startup...

Elon Musk promises $1 rides in LA transit tunnels

Elon Musk is pushing for public support of his tunneling endeavor as questions swirl about the merits of the project....

PACIFIC - What's Eating Elon Musk?

What's Next: Elon Musk vs. the World.The Tesla founder's frustrations with reporters and analysts are...

Kroger's automation deal sends Ocado shares up 50%

Kroger has signed an exclusive deal with UK online supermarket Ocado to use its technology in the United States....

OneSpace launches China's first private rocket

China's private space sector has achieved liftoff.OneSpace, a startup based in Beijing, on Thursday became the...

Uber says no to class action lawsuits in rider assault cases -- but it's up to court to decide

Uber said it will now allow survivors of sexual assault and harassment by its drivers to seek justice however they ch...

Mark Zuckerberg to appear before European Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet senior members of the European Parliament to discuss Facebook's use of personal da...

China's $30 billion ride-hailing market could double by 2020

In the world's largest ride-hailing market, Uber isn't even in the picture.The ride-hailing industry in China ...

Tesla SUV earns a Guinness World Record for towing massive airplane

Tesla's Model X SUV is so strong it earned a Guinness World Record for towing.Tesla released ...

Twitter takes new measures to quiet trolls, spammy content

Twitter is trying to keep conversations and search results on topic.On Tuesday, the social media platform anno...

Lyft joins Uber to end forced arbitration for sexual assault victims

Uber competitor Lyft says it will no longer force victims of sexual assault into arbitration.The news came jus...

Facebook took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity in three months

Facebook's technology is good at removing nudity and violence, but not at removing hate speech.The social netw...

Uber will no longer force victims of sexual assault into arbitration

Uber says it is taking steps to help reduce the culture of silence around sexual violence on its platform in the wake...

Amazon Go stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Amazon's cashier-free grocery store of the future is coming to San Francisco and Chicago.The company is expand...

Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal....

Apple's Tim Cook urges Duke graduates to think hard about data privacy

During a commencement address to Duke University Sunday, ...

Tesla's chief of engineering is 'taking some time off'

The top dog on Tesla's engineering team is taking a leave of absence at a crucial moment for the company and its firs...

Your next pet could be a Boston Dynamics robot

Boston Dynamics' robots keep getting smarter -- and soon they'll be available for purchase.At a TechCrunch rob...

Lawmakers write letter to Jeff Bezos with concerns about Echo Dot for kids

Two lawmakers are raising concerns about the latest version of Amazon's Echo smart speaker, which is designed especia...

Google's plans to use AI to help the blind

Google wants to turn a regular Android phone into an artificial intelligence-powered helper for the blind. ...

Elon Musk's LA tunnel is almost finished - and he's offering free rides

Elon Musk's plan to beat Los Angeles traffic is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel....

Didi suspends a carpooling service after passenger murder

Didi Chuxing is suspending one of its carpooling services in China for a week following the murder of a female passen...

Google's controversial AI voice assistant won't hide its identity

Google has moved to reassure the world that its new, remarkably-human sounding voice assistant won't try to pass itse...

These companies are getting killed by GDPR

Europe's new data protection law is coming into effect on May 25. For some companies, that means closing up shop....

Cisco has yanked all its ads from YouTube

One of America's biggest tech companies has stopped running ads on YouTube after some of them appeared on channels pr...

Critics cite 'grave concerns' over government's handling of 'startup visas'

Immigration advocates won't give up the so-called "startup visa" without a fight against the US government.The...

SpaceX calls off launch of its new rocket at the last minute

At the last minute, SpaceX called off plans on Thursday to launch the new rocket it hopes will eventually carry astro...

Net neutrality set to end on June 11

The end of net neutrality is now scheduled for next month.The Federal Communications Commissi...

Apple scraps plans for $1 billion Irish data center

Apple has abandoned plans to build a massive new data center in Ireland after the project encountered delays.T...

Amazon shows off Alexa-filled homes of the future

The next house you buy may already have someone living in it: Alexa.Amazon and home-builder Lennar are opening...

Trump administration selects 10 cities to test drones

Drones will soon receive a warm welcome in select cities.The US Department of Transportation announced Wednesd...

Ahead of US midterms, tech companies stumble in Irish abortion vote

How Google and Facebook are handling ads around Ireland's abortion referendum is raising new questions about the comp...

Match Group CEO doubts people will 'feel comfortable' using Facebook dating service

Facebook's newly announced dating feature may not be a dating app killer after all.Match Group, the parent com...

Porsche offers computerized cruise control for twisty roads

I was going almost 50 miles an hour on a mountain road just north of New York City. Ahead of me, the road curved shar...

Silicon Valley's new motto: be responsible

Before Google made a series of product announcements at its annual developer event, its CEO took a moment to deliver ...

Google unveils Android P features, Google Assistant updates and more

Google showed off on Tuesday a first look at its next mobile software.Users of Android P, which will debut lat...

Facebook shuffles execs, bets on tech behind bitcoin

Facebook is shaking up its executive ranks -- and betting on the technology behind bitcoin.Facebook confirmed ...

Google wants artificial intelligence to choose your news

Google says it will use artificial intelligence to power Google News.The newly relaunched news curation servic...

Can this technology modernize how we vote?

You can do a lot on a smartphone, from depositing a check to ordering groceries.But here's one thing you can't...

Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality

Your dream of riding in a flying car may be one step closer to reality.Uber and NASA announced on Tuesday they...

Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland's abortion vote

Facebook is banning foreign groups from buying advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum, the company a...

Amazon's smart doorbell company wants to help stop neighborhood crime

Amazon's newest business is trying to prevent neighborhood crime.Ring, the Amazon-owned doorbell-with-a-camera...

More Americans say they'll buy an electric car

One in five Americans say they are likely to buy an electric car for their next new vehicle, according to a survey fr...

NBC's Bob Greenblatt wants to get rid of the 5 minute ad break

Less is more for the future of broadcast advertising according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt."S...

Electric Winnebagos are coming soon

You can get electric cars, SUVs and trucks. Soon, you could be seeing electric Winnebagos.There's no word, yet...

China's ZTE to US: Let us buy American technology again

ZTE, one of China's biggest tech companies, is asking the United States to suspend a ban that threatens to cripple it...

Apple's game-changing iMac turns 20 years old

Apple's meteoric rise to the most valuable company in America can practically be traced back to one day.For mu...

Paramount CEO: It's a 'great time' to be a content creator

"The Godfather" won't be rebooted.That's the assurance from Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos, who acknowl...

The $2 billion food startup you've never heard of

Food delivery company Deliveroo sees its future back in the kitchen.Launched in 2013, the online food delivery...

The wave of massive Chinese tech IPOs has begun

Investors are preparing for a blockbuster year of Chinese tech IPOs.Smartphone maker Xiaomi filed this week to...

How to change your Twitter password

Twitter wasn't hacked, but it still really wants you to change your password.On Thursday, the company announce...

Ford showcases smart window that allows blind to 'feel' the view

Ford thinks it has its hands on an idea to help the visually impaired see the view outside.Ford revealed a pro...

Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

Twitter has recommended its 336 million users change their passwords.The com...

The self-driving car startup that the auto industry actually trusts

Aurora, a startup developing software for self-driving cars, had barely launched when it found its place among the bi...

Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor

Car and tech companies are scrambling for supplies of cobalt, a mineral they need to power electric vehicles and smar...

Anheuser-Busch orders 800 hydrogen-powered semi trucks from Tesla rival Nikola

Anheuser-Busch has a long history of finding creative ways to move beer. It was the first company to use refrigerated...

Oath CEO Tim Armstrong talks 'massive shift' to mobile

Tim Armstrong, CEO of Verizon's Oath, says the consolidation of tech, media and telecom will likely grow more intense...

Spotify hits 75 million paid subscribers, but Wall Street is unimpressed

Spotify's first earnings report as a public company hit the wrong note for investors.The streaming music servi...

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files for huge Hong Kong IPO

Xiaomi, one of the world's leading smartphone makers, has filed to go public in Hong Kong in what could be the bigges...

The 5 weirdest things that happened on Elon Musk's earnings call

Earnings calls are typically a pretty dull affair in which analysts get to ask questions about the company's business...

Analysis: Tariffs won't slow China's tech rise

China's aggressive efforts to become a tech superpower have long worried many American business leaders, and now are ...

Dating service will test trust in Facebook

Facebook announced this week it's getting into online dating -- a surprising move that comes just six weeks after the...

Your Instagram posts help Facebook crack down on terrorists

Artificial intelligence that detects posts from terrorists. A virtual reality version of yourself that looks and move...

Senator pressures Uber after CNN investigation into driver assaults

A US senator is calling on Uber to make it easier for women who've been sexually assaulted by drivers to have their d...

Pentagon: Stores on US bases should stop selling Huawei and ZTE phones

The Pentagon has a message for stores on US military bases: Stop selling phones made by Chinese tech giants Huawei an...

U2's new stage show is a technical wonder

U2 has a special duet planned for its latest tour: Bono and AR Bono.The band's "Experience + Innocence" tour w...

PACIFIC: How scandal changed tech

What's Next: Marketing morals. A year of scandal in tech, from #DeleteUber to #DeleteFacebo...

Watch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating

Facebook wants to help people find love on its platform.At its annual developers conference, F8, on Tuesday, t...

Apple sold only 3% more iPhones last quarter, but profit soared

The iPhone X hasn't led to a boom in the number of phones Apple is selling, but it has kept the company's money-makin...

Snapchat user growth stagnant amid redesign backlash

Snapchat's redesign hasn't done much to help the company.Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, said Tuesday th...

Facebook tries to move past scandals with new features

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to deliver a keynote at F8, Facebook's annual developer's conference, on Tuesday....

Why own a car when you can subscribe to one instead

You can subscribe to music, books, food, whiskey, even clothes. Now a number of major automakers allow customers to s...

Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

Facebook wants to take virtual reality mainstream, and it hopes its new headset, Oculus Go, could be the product that...

Facebook adds 'Clear History' option amid privacy scandal

Facebook users will soon be able to clear their browsing history on the social network.On Tuesday, CEO and fou...

Why Mark Zuckerberg may want to avoid the UK

Mark Zuckerberg may want to avoid visiting the United Kingdom for a while.Damian Collins, a lawmaker who chair...

Robots invade the Smithsonian museums

Ashley Meadows has a tough job. As the gallery guide coordinator at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, she tries ...

Your inbox is being flooded with emails about privacy. Here's why

"We value privacy and transparency, so we wanted to let you know about some changes we're making to our privacy polic...

PACIFIC: Who wants Twitter?

What's Next: M&A Heyday: Tim Armstrong, CEO of Verizon's Oath, tells me the consolidation of tech, media and...

WhatsApp CEO to leave Facebook

Jan Koum, the CEO and cofounder of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, confirmed Monday that he is leaving the company.Th...

How China's Xiaomi took India's smartphone market by storm

When Xiaomi first launched in India in 2014, its goal was to sell at least 10,000 smartphones in the country....

CNN investigation: 103 Uber drivers accused of sexual assault or abuse

After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride home. She was so intoxica...

Apple faces Wall Street 'panic' over iPhone

Even a $100 billion giveaway to shareholders may not be enough for Apple to calm Wall Street.Apple is expected...

How worker pay compares at Facebook, Google, Amazon

The pay at big tech can be ... pretty big.In a recent filing, Google parent Alphabet revealed that the median ...

SoftBank CEO gives up control to make Sprint's merger with T-Mobile happen

A massive bet on Sprint has cost Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son a lot.His company, SoftBank, spent tens of...

Senator Warner: US tech companies 'prostituted themselves' to access China

Senator Mark Warner says China's technological rise has been fueled by US tech companies that "prostituted themselves...

Everything Amazon has added to Prime over the years

Prime has been a big hit for Amazon.The membership service -- which gives users access to free two-day shippin...

Amazon made Prime indispensable - here's how

Just weeks before Amazon was set to report earnings results in February 2005, Jeff Bezos asked a group of employees t...

PACIFIC Exclusive: Warner talks tough on big tech

What's Next: Sen. Mark Warner tells PACIFIC that China's technological rise has been fueled by US tech compa...

Documentary puts revenge porn in spotlight at Tribeca Film Festival

A film centering on the devastating effect of online harassment against women premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival ...

Grab beat Uber in Southeast Asia. It's just getting started

Grab made headlines last month when it announced it was ...

Amazon profit more than doubles

Amazon is unstoppable.Amazon said Thursday it made $1.6 billion in profit during the first three months of 201...

China's biggest tech companies have reason to be worried

The United States has effectively closed its doors on Huawei and ZTE, two of China's biggest tech companies.Th...

6 new Gmail features worth trying -- and how to get them now

On the surface, you could easily mistake the new Gmail for the same web-based email you've been using for years....

Snapchat takes another swing at Spectacles

Snap is taking another shot at Spectacles.The Snapchat parent company announced Thursday a new version of its ...

Chinese smartphone sales suffer biggest decline ever

China's red hot smartphone market has gone cold.Smartphone shipments in China have suffered their biggest decl...

What data scandal? Facebook is growing

So much for the campaign to Delete Facebook.Facebook reported Wednesday that it ...

YouTube Kids adds new controls for parents

YouTube Kids has struggled with disturbing videos, like beloved Disney characters in violent or sexual situations, sn...

Snapchat redesigns its app again. Stock plunges

Snapchat can't catch a break.Shares of the social media company plunged Wednesday after it changed its app aga...

Amazon unveils colorful Echo Dot for kids

Alexa is headed to the kids' room.On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a kid-friendly version of its popular smart sp...

Nissan Leaf is the mainstream electric car we've been waiting for

The Nissan Leaf is is the best-selling electric car in the world. If you're talking about mainstream electric vehicle...

Under 16? Sorry, you're now banned from WhatsApp in Europe

Some European teenagers are getting kicked off WhatsApp.The messaging platform, which is owned by Facebook, is...

India's hotly contested mobile market gets new mega merger

Two of India's biggest telecoms companies are joining forces to create the world's biggest network of mobile towers o...

Twitter is profitable again and adding users

Twitter is officially on a profit streak.Twitter posted its second consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday...

SEC hands down $35 million fine in Yahoo hack

Yahoo may have changed its name, but it's still paying for a massive 2014 data breach.Altaba, what's left of Y...

Naked butts, crime confessions and bullying: What Facebook won't let you post

Facebook clarified exactly what you're not allowed to post on the platform, and the list is super-long and specific....

Google's spending spree rattles Wall Street

Google may have a spending problem.Alphabet, the parent company of Google, racked up $7.7 billion in capital e...

Spotify revamps app for non-paying users

Spotify is adding some bells and whistles to its free app.On Tuesday, the music streaming platform announced i...

Uber CEO on diversity report: We need to improve 'across the board'

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is "just getting started" when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion.O...

Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car

Amazon turned the trunk of my car into a mailbox.The tech giant has launched a new service in...

Facebook reveals its internal rules for removing controversial posts

Facebook is trying to be more transparent about how it decides what content to take down or leave up.On Tuesda...

Uber faces a new threat in Mexico

"Viaja con Didi" -- "Ride with Didi."That's the message that Didi Chuxing, China's dominant ride-hail...

YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

YouTube is once again trying to clean up its platform.On Monday, the Google-owned company said it took down mo...

Google: Profit and sales surge as tax rate falls

Google's business is humming along despite mounting concerns over data privacy.Alphabet, the parent company of...

EU hits pause on Apple's deal to buy Shazam

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple's acquisition of music recognition app Shaz...

PACIFIC for April 23: Google's Facebook turn

What's Next: Robots: Amazon is ramping up development on Vesta, an in-home robot that moves around the house...

India's top tech company is worth $100 billion

India's biggest tech firm has broken the $100 billion barrier.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) saw its market c...

Google caught up in Russia's battle with Telegram

Google is getting caught up in Moscow's battle to shut down Telegram.Russia has started blocking some Google s...

'Beautiful girls are needed.' Chinese tech firms under fire for sexist job ads

China's biggest tech companies are promising to make changes after being named in a report detailing...

Universal SIM card rollout faces another hurdle

The rollout of universal SIM cards, called eSIM, could be delayed because of an investigation into whether wireless c...

How to make Alexa do your bidding with new custom apps

Amazon has given me a precious gift: infinite new ways to troll my family and house guests with Alexa.On Thurs...

Justice Department opens investigation into wireless carriers

The U.S. Justice Department is probing some of the leading wireless carriers and an industry group over possible coor...

Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels

Ads from over 300 companies and organizations -- including tech giants, major retailers, newspapers and government ag...

Self-driving cars. Scooters. The future of commuting to work is here

Innovation is underway to rethink one of the biggest headaches we face on a daily basis: getting to work.From ...

China's ZTE fires back over US ban: 'We cannot accept it'

One of China's top tech companies has lashed out at the US government's move to prevent it from buyi...

Qualcomm is laying off more than 1,500 people

Qualcomm is axing more than 1,500 jobs across California and an undisclosed number in other parts of the United State...

Amazon, Microsoft among top companies hiring foreign workers

Big tech companies such as Amazon and Microsoft are getting more H-1B visas for foreign workers, and outsourcing firm...

The typical Amazon employee makes less than you think

Just because you work at Amazon doesn't mean you're guaranteed a six-figure paycheck.Amazon disclosed in a ...

This robot can build an Ikea chair with a little help

A delivery of flat pack furniture can send people into a panic or reaching for the phone to call the nearest assembly...

China is holding up a $44 billion US tech deal

China is standing in the way of an American computer chip maker completing the second-biggest technology deal in hist...

Lyft makes its trips carbon neutral in bid to fight climate change

Lyft says it will spend millions of dollars to make all of its rides carbon neutral.The San Francisco-based ri...

Inspection opened into Tesla for workplace safety

A California safety agency has launched an inspection of Tesla's Fremont car factory.California's Occupational...

Amazon reveals it has more than 100 million Prime members

Amazon has more than 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers around the world, Jeff Bezos revealed in a letter to shareh...

Has Facebook changed? Ireland's abortion vote provides big test

Facebook says it has learned the lessons of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Next month's historic vote on lega...

Facebook is offering facial recognition again in Europe

Facebook is bringing facial recognition back to Europe after withdrawing the feature in 2012 because of objections fr...

New York attorney general wants 'transparency' from crypto exchanges

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is demanding transparency from bitcoin and other crypto...

Microsoft, Facebook and 32 other tech firms join CyberSecurity Tech Accord

Some of the biggest tech companies pledged to stand up to governments that launch cyberattacks.On Tuesday, Mic...

Facebook under fire for storing facial recognition data without consent

Facebook is once again under fire, but this week the company is taking flack for its facial recognition software and ...

Supreme Court dismisses major privacy rights case

The Supreme Court dismissed one of the most eagerly anticipated privacy cases in recent memory.Microsoft had b...

US hits major Chinese tech firm with export ban

The United States has cracked down on one of China's biggest tech companies, banning it from buying components from A...

Facebook tries to clarify how it collects data when you're not on Facebook

Facebook is trying to demystify the ways in which it tracks people when they aren't directly using the website or app...

Elon Musk pumps more than $100 million into his Boring Company

Elon Musk's Boring Company has raised nearly $113 million.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commiss...

TaskRabbit shuts itself down while it investigates cybersecurity incident

TaskRabbit has taken its app and website down while it investigates a cybersecurity incident.Customers of the ...

Netflix hits 125 million subscribers

Even a price hike can't slow Netflix down.Netflix added 7.4 million subscribers in the first three months of 2...

China is beating the United States in the race for 5G

The global race to own 5G technology is on - and China is winning.That's according to a ...

T-Mobile fined $40 million for "false rings"

T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $40 million fine over accusations that the company tried to cover up poor rural cell ser...

PACIFIC for April 16: SoftBank goes hard

What's New: The Top 100 Venture Capitalists ...

India's Ola wants to put a million electric vehicles on the road

India's biggest ride-hailing company has ambitious plans to put a million electric vehicles on the country's polluted...

Battle over sales taxes on online purchases heads to Supreme Court

Should you pay sales tax on your online purchases?Chances are good you already do, even though the law require...

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' legal battle

A UK judge has ordered Google to remove old articles about a businessman's past crime from its search results, dealin...

Apple memo warning employees about leaking gets leaked

Apple has a long history of trying to tightly control information about its products and culture. According to a new ...

Elon Musk's brash promise: Tesla will soon make money

Elon Musk says he's finally ready to start making money.In a bold early-morning tweet Friday, he pledged that ...

Telegram founder vows to defy Russian ban

The Russian founder of Telegram has vowed to fight Moscow's attempts to ban his encrypted messaging app in a dispute ...

Facebook is facing another international investigation

Facebook is facing another investigation over revelations that information from tens of millions of its users were ac...

FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the ride-hailing company...

Tesla clashes with Feds over autopilot crash investigation

The clash between Tesla and the National Transportation Safety Board is getting pretty intense.At issue is the...

H-1B visa applications are down again

Applications for a popular American work visa are down once again.On Thursday, US Citizenship and Immigration ...

Congress grilled Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for nearly 10 hours. What's next?

Three hours into Mark Zuckerberg's second day of hearings on Capitol Hill, a Republican lawmaker offered "a little bi...

'Alexa, play my kid a podcast.' Parents look for screen-time alternatives

To get through a grueling seven hour car trip with her toddler, Haley Jude decided to try something different....

Space company Vector wants to churn out rockets like Ford made Model Ts

Automakers around the globe produce millions of vehicles every year. The global rocket industry? It makes fewer than ...

Bitcoin surges 10% in an hour ahead of tax day

Bitcoin and four other cryptocurrencies surgerd on Thursday, with the approach of tax day in the United States....

Experts warn Europe: Don't grant robots rights

Europe is thinking about giving advanced robots rights and responsibilities. Many experts say that's a terrible idea....

Uber tightens driver background checks

Uber is tightening background checks for its drivers.In a ...

Here's how China deals with big social media companies

In China, when officials are unhappy with a social media network, they don't spend time ...

Will the US regulate Facebook? Europe is about to do just that

A global tech earthquake is coming, and the epicenter is thousands of miles from Silicon Valley.The European U...

WeWork is buying Naked Hub to grow in China

US coworking space startup WeWork is buying one of its major rivals in China.WeWork, which is valued at around...

Why Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to talk about your data

Mark Zuckerberg spent more than 10 hours testifying before Congress this week and still didn't answer the most import...

Mark Zuckerberg takes heat over illegal opioid sales on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg took heat from members of Congress Wednesday over illegal opioid sales on Facebook.Rep. David ...

Netflix is ditching Cannes film festival

Netflix is ditching the prestigious Cannes film festival, an executive told Variety.The decision was prompted ...

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