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Google Fiber Team Looks to Cut Costs, Staff
Google

Google Fiber Team Looks to Cut Costs, Staff

Still, despite potential cutbacks, Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City.
Theranos to Appeal Regulatory Sanctions on its Lab
Theranos

Theranos to Appeal Regulatory Sanctions on its Lab

The California-based company ran into trouble after the Wall Street Journal published a series of articles that suggested its devices were flawed.
Belgians Are Hunting Books Instead of Pokémon
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Belgians Are Hunting Books Instead of Pokémon

Inspired by the success of Pokémon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.
MIT Researchers Take on Slow Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi

MIT Researchers Take on Slow Wi-Fi

Their findings might not help your struggling home wireless router, but they could revolutionize data centers.
Economists See Ride-Hailing Industry as Ripe for Competition
Uber

Economists See Ride-Hailing Industry as Ripe for Competition

There's room for other players even if Uber is dominant.
Worried About 'Free Trade'? Let's Strive For 'Ethical Trade' Instead.
Free Trade

Worried About 'Free Trade'? Let's Strive For 'Ethical Trade' Instead.

Trade can bring many benefits. But it becomes problematic when 'more' trade is always considered better,
Christian Felber
5 Facts About Communication in the Workplace You Need to Know
Communication

5 Facts About Communication in the Workplace You Need to Know

Snail mail, email, text and messaging apps are all useful in business. Know who likes what method to be a successful communicator.
Erik Kostelnik
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson's 4 Tips for Succeeding in Business and Life
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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson's 4 Tips for Succeeding in Business and Life

Keep your word. Tell the truth. Be on time. Admit your mistakes. The rest falls into place.
Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D.
People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings
Robots

People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings

The side effects of making machines more human.
Drone Accidents: Not Your Fault?
Drones

Drone Accidents: Not Your Fault?

Researchers find that many drone accidents are due to the gadgets themselves rather than human error.
First Driverless Taxi Hits the Streets of Singapore
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First Driverless Taxi Hits the Streets of Singapore

Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its 'robo-taxi.'
Uber to Let Londoners Book Journeys Weeks in Advance
Uber

Uber to Let Londoners Book Journeys Weeks in Advance

Uber users in London will be able to book journeys from 15 minutes to 30 days before they travel.
Facebook to Start Using WhatsApp Data for Targeted Advertising
WhatsApp

Facebook to Start Using WhatsApp Data for Targeted Advertising

The move is WhatsApp's first update to its privacy policy since it was acquired by Facebook in 2014.
Pizza by Drone: Unmanned Air Delivery Set to Take Off in New Zealand
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Pizza by Drone: Unmanned Air Delivery Set to Take Off in New Zealand

With clear skies and small population of 4.4 million, New Zealand last year became one of the world's first countries to clear commercial drone deliveries.