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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.
Tim Cook Attacks EU's Tax Bill in a Scathing Letter
Tim Cook

Tim Cook Attacks EU's Tax Bill in a Scathing Letter

The head of tech giant Apple has hit back at the European Commission's ruling about its tax operations in Ireland.
Facebook CEO Says It Will Not Become a Media Company
Facebook

Facebook CEO Says It Will Not Become a Media Company

'No, we are a tech company, not a media company,' said Mark Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor.
Amazon Is Cracking Down on Counterfeit Goods
Amazon

Amazon Is Cracking Down on Counterfeit Goods

Apparently by levying a sizeable fee to merchants and requiring loads of proof that the products are legit.
Livestream of Kim Dotcom Extradition Hearing Will Be a First for New Zealand
Livestream

Livestream of Kim Dotcom Extradition Hearing Will Be a First for New Zealand

'It's very important that the entire world gets to see the courtroom,' said Dotcom's lawyer, Ira Rothken. 'The internet isn't run by any one nation, so we thought the solution itself would come from the internet.'
Fake News Story Invades Facebook Trending Topics
Facebook

Fake News Story Invades Facebook Trending Topics

The story popped up days after Facebook announced it would no longer use editors to curate trending news.
Megaupload's Dotcom Argues Extradition Appeal Should Be Live Streamed
live streaming

Megaupload's Dotcom Argues Extradition Appeal Should Be Live Streamed

An appeal by flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom over a decision to extradite him to the United States began in New Zealand on Monday.
Robot Babies Do Not Curb Teen Pregnancy
Robots

Robot Babies Do Not Curb Teen Pregnancy

It turns out giving a teen a robot baby for two days does not deter them from getting pregnant.
Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.
Dropbox

Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.

Dropbox is ensuring that a batch of leaked login credentials don't affect your account security.
Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms
Siri

Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms

At two Aloft Hotels, you can change your room's temperature, lighting and music by yelling at Siri.
Truck Carrying Takata Air Bag Inflators Explodes in U.S., Killing One
Trucks

Truck Carrying Takata Air Bag Inflators Explodes in U.S., Killing One

Local media reports said the driver of the truck was a 20-year-old man who, along with a passenger, were able to escape from the truck before it exploded.
Facebook Trending Topics Loses Human Editors
Facebook

Facebook Trending Topics Loses Human Editors

The trending news section of the world's largest social network is now completely automated.
Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool
Twitter

Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool

We don't know when it might come out, but Twitter has allegedly been working on a tool that will allow users to block any keywords (or hashtags) they want.