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Alphabet's Nest Said to Face Restructuring Months After Co-Founder's Departure
Alphabet

Alphabet's Nest Said to Face Restructuring Months After Co-Founder's Departure

Tony Fadell left Nest earlier this summer, the latest in a stream of workers to reportedly leave the company.
Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, Dies at 95
Airplanes

Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, Dies at 95

Sutter and his team became known as 'The Incredibles' at Boeing.
Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos
Twitter

Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos

Ads will soon roll before some videos on the microblogging site, with part of the revenue going to the uploader.
This Startup Aims to Make Sure Driverless Cars Don't Run You Over
Self-Driving Cars

This Startup Aims to Make Sure Driverless Cars Don't Run You Over

Drive.ai's digital signs will let pedestrians know when it's safe to cross in front of the car.
Shhh, Your Dog Actually Understands You
Dogs

Shhh, Your Dog Actually Understands You

Research finds that dogs and humans have similar neural networks for understanding speech.
Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot
Robots

Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot

The LoweBot speaks multiple languages, and will be deployed to 11 stores to help guide home improvers to find items in store.
Uber Hires Senior Target Executive to Lead Global Operations
Uber

Uber Hires Senior Target Executive to Lead Global Operations

Jeff Jones's exit is the latest in a string of executive departures from Target, which has made a series of management changes since last year.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Shipments Delayed Due to Quality Testing
Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Shipments Delayed Due to Quality Testing

Local media reports have said some users of the device have claimed that the battery for their phones exploded.
Sri Lankan Student Hacks President's Website to Delay Exam
Hacks

Sri Lankan Student Hacks President's Website to Delay Exam

That's one way to get out of a test.
Google Cloud Unit Close to Winning PayPal Business
Google

Google Cloud Unit Close to Winning PayPal Business

The company has been trying to beef up its presence in cloud computing, a market dominated by Amazon and Microsoft.
Google Expands Nascent Ride-Sharing Service
Ride Sharing

Google Expands Nascent Ride-Sharing Service

The search giant plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall.
Laptop Visionary John Ellenby Dies
Inventions

Laptop Visionary John Ellenby Dies

John Ellenby's Grid delivered what is widely viewed as one of the first laptop computers, the Compass.
How This Janitor Secretly Amassed an $8 Million Fortune
Millionaires

How This Janitor Secretly Amassed an $8 Million Fortune

You don't need to earn a massive paycheck to become a millionaire.
In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler

The Facebook CEO is eager to help people mark themselves as safe and show off his automated home.