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Facebook Partners With Top Universities to Speed Up Tech Research
Facebook

Facebook Partners With Top Universities to Speed Up Tech Research

The agreement between Facebook's Building 8 and the universities comes as the social media company seeks to find new revenue streams in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Why Yahoo's Secret Scanning of Emails May Be a Terrifying Sign of What's to Come
Privacy Concerns

Why Yahoo's Secret Scanning of Emails May Be a Terrifying Sign of What's to Come

The order on Yahoo from a secret court last year resulted from the government's drive to change decades of interpretation of the Fourth Amendment right of people to be secure against 'unreasonable searches and seizures.'
Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents
Apple

Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents

The legal action by Nokia and Apple appear to mark a revival of the "smartphone patent wars" that began five years ago.
Uber Slams Brakes on Its Self-Driving Test Program in San Francisco
Uber

Uber Slams Brakes on Its Self-Driving Test Program in San Francisco

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said on Wednesday it revoked the registration of 16 Uber self-driving cars because they had not been properly permitted.
Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook
Lawsuits

Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook

Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.
Employee Sues Google for 'Illegal' Confidentiality Policies
Google

Employee Sues Google for 'Illegal' Confidentiality Policies

The company allegedly runs an internal spying program and even prohibits employees from writing a novel about working in Silicon Valley.
Lawsuit Alleges That McDonald's Overcharges For Cheeseburger Value Meal
McDonald's

Lawsuit Alleges That McDonald's Overcharges For Cheeseburger Value Meal

According to the plaintiff, the fast-food chain's 'Extra Value Meal' costs 41 cents more than it would if you just ordered each item individually.
Kate Taylor
Hacker Group Takes Over Netflix's Twitter Account
Hacks

Hacker Group Takes Over Netflix's Twitter Account

Several mocking tweets were sent from the Netflix U.S. Twitter account.
Nintendo's iPhone Mario Game Sets Download Record, But People Are Bashing Its $9.99 Price
Nintendo

Nintendo's iPhone Mario Game Sets Download Record, But People Are Bashing Its $9.99 Price

Super Mario Run is free to download on the App Store where, in Japan, it is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 based on 1,095 reviews.
Facebook Introduces Live Audio
Facebook

Facebook Introduces Live Audio

This new option is perfect for those times you have something to say but don't want to show your mug.
Survey Finds Oregon Residents Support Banks Working With Marijuana Industry
Cannabis

Survey Finds Oregon Residents Support Banks Working With Marijuana Industry

Banks and credit unions often cite "reputational risk'' as a reason for not working with cannabis businesses but research shows there is little risk they would be stigmatized.
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Apple's New AirPods Are Tough to Recycle
Apple

Apple's New AirPods Are Tough to Recycle

The company has said that the $159 headphones can be returned to it for recycling.
Uber Lost More Than $800 Million in the Third Quarter of 2016
Uber

Uber Lost More Than $800 Million in the Third Quarter of 2016

In the previous quarter the company's loss significantly exceeded $800 million, including its Chinese operations.