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Wynn Las Vegas Adding Amazon Echo to All Rooms
Amazon Echo

Wynn Las Vegas Adding Amazon Echo to All Rooms

You'll be able to walk into your room and say 'Alexa, open the curtains,' or 'Alexa, lower the temperature.'
Reddit CEO Was Wrong to Prank Critics but Reddit Is Right to Ban Toxic Minority
Reddit

Reddit CEO Was Wrong to Prank Critics but Reddit Is Right to Ban Toxic Minority

Influential websites have a responsibility to act against online intimidation and fake news, even if Steve Huffman was wrong to change a few critical posts as a joke.
Peter Gasca
Nintendo in Risky Mobile Games Push With Paid Super Mario Launch on iPhones
Nintendo

Nintendo in Risky Mobile Games Push With Paid Super Mario Launch on iPhones

A lot is riding for the Japanese company on Super Mario Run, which is being released in 151 countries and regions on Thursday.
Instagram's User Base Crosses 600 Million
Instagram

Instagram's User Base Crosses 600 Million

The photo-sharing app added 100 million users since June.
Yahoo Says 1 Billion Accounts Exposed in Newly Discovered Security Breach
Yahoo

Yahoo Says 1 Billion Accounts Exposed in Newly Discovered Security Breach

The number of affected accounts was double the number implicated in a 2014 breach that the internet company disclosed in September.
Human Driving Autonomous Uber Car Caught Running Red Light
Uber

Human Driving Autonomous Uber Car Caught Running Red Light

The company launched its self-driving car fleet in San Francisco despite a warning from state regulators.
Trump Team Says Twitter Too Small to Be Included in Tech Meeting
Twitter

Trump Team Says Twitter Too Small to Be Included in Tech Meeting

Twitter's platform played a big role in Trump's ability to speak directly to millions of voters.
Microsoft to Offer Software for Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Legal Cannabis
Cannabis

Microsoft to Offer Software for Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Legal Cannabis

The software giant has entered in a partnership with a California company specializing in regulatory compliance for an industry that isn't entirely legal and can't use banks to do business.
dispensaries.com
5 Tips for More Affordable Travel as an Entrepreneur
Business Travel

5 Tips for More Affordable Travel as an Entrepreneur

It's perfectly possible to travel around the world even if you have no money. Here are some ways to do that.
Anna Johansson
Bill Gates: Trump's Messaging Strategy Reminds Me of John F. Kennedy
Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Trump's Messaging Strategy Reminds Me of John F. Kennedy

Gates told CNBC that 'there can be a very upbeat message' about a Trump administration.
Allan Smith
Head of Facebook's Oculus Steps Down to Lead New PC VR Unit
Oculus VR

Head of Facebook's Oculus Steps Down to Lead New PC VR Unit

Brendan Iribe will head a newly created personal computer-focused VR division within Oculus.
Google Reveals What We Were Most Curious About in 2016
Google

Google Reveals What We Were Most Curious About in 2016

The search giant released its top queries of the year.
Nina Zipkin
There's Now a Fish Restaurant in Iraq Named After Donald Trump
Donald Trump

There's Now a Fish Restaurant in Iraq Named After Donald Trump

The 31-year-old restaurant owner insists the branding is more about turning a profit than endorsing politics.
Alaska Air Completes Virgin America Acquisition
Acquisitions

Alaska Air Completes Virgin America Acquisition

Alaska Air completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America to become the fifth-largest U.S. carrier.