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Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple 12 Jun 11:21pm Updated Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple
Ford‘s unusual $1 billion bet on the tiny Argo AI was aimed at recruiting top talent for its driverless-car program with a potentially lucrative perk it couldn’t otherwise provide: an equity stake in a fast-growing startup.
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Facebook Will Ban Sellers of Shoddy Products 12 Jun 9:45pm Updated Facebook Will Ban Sellers of Shoddy Products
Facebook said it will crack down on e-commerce businesses that flood users’ feeds with ads for products that are unsatisfactory or don’t arrive on time.
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E3: Battlefield V creator resists gender attacks 12 Jun 9:29pm E3: Battlefield V creator resists gender attacks
The developer of the WWII game dismisses criticism of it placing a woman on the war's front line.
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ZTE Shares Set to Resume Trading Following Deal 12 Jun 8:38pm Updated ZTE Shares Set to Resume Trading Following Deal
Shares of ZTE are set to resume trading on Wednesday following a nearly two-month suspension, after a fresh deal with U.S. authorities to keep the Chinese telecom giant in business.
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Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon 12 Jun 7:58pm Updated Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon
The Seattle City Council repealed the tax in a 7-to-2 vote that was accompanied by acrimony and accusations. Less than a month ago, it had passed unanimously.
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Tesla Cutting About 9% of Global Workforce 12 Jun 7:49pm Updated Tesla Cutting About 9% of Global Workforce
Car maker Tesla is cutting about 9% of its global workforce, or 3,500 workers, according to a memo to employees that says the move is aimed at reducing costs and becoming profitable.
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Which Stephen King Novels Are You Most Likely to Like? A New App Will Tell You 12 Jun 7:37pm Updated Which Stephen King Novels Are You Most Likely to Like? A New App Will Tell You
Stephen King’s publisher is launching a voice-activated app that asks users random questions to produce a reading list of the author’s books that will best suit their tastes.
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Elon Musk, in Search of Profit, Cuts Tesla’s Work Force 12 Jun 7:15pm Updated Elon Musk, in Search of Profit, Cuts Tesla’s Work Force
The automaker said the 9 percent reduction, mostly limited to salaried employees, was part of a broad reorganization and would not affect production.
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Why the AT&T-Time Warner Case Was So Closely Watched 12 Jun 7:10pm Updated Why the AT&T-Time Warner Case Was So Closely Watched
The win for AT&T could encourage corporate America’s takeover ambitions, and is a setback for the Justice Department.
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Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube 12 Jun 7:02pm Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube
Parents complained after ads for the 15-rated film were shown before Frozen, Lego and Minecraft videos.
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How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says 12 Jun 6:37pm Updated How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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AT&T Has Had Many Run-Ins With the Government 12 Jun 6:14pm Updated AT&T Has Had Many Run-Ins With the Government
The ruling expected Tuesday in the AT&T-Time Warner case is just the latest chapter in AT&T’s tangles with United States antitrust law over the years.
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Bird, the Electric Scooter Start-Up, Is Said to Draw an Investment Frenzy 12 Jun 5:20pm Updated Bird, the Electric Scooter Start-Up, Is Said to Draw an Investment Frenzy
Bird is raising $300 million in new funding that would value it at $2 billion, weeks after reaching a $1 billion valuation, people with knowledge of the financing said.
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Big Day for AT&T and Time Warner as Court Rules Takeover Can Proceed 12 Jun 4:43pm Big Day for AT&T and Time Warner as Court Rules Takeover Can Proceed
The AT&T-Time Warner antitrust ruling will be watched by corporate bosses and investment bankers for signs of how mergers will be able to proceed in years to come.
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Tesla to cut 9% of workforce: 4,000 jobs at risk 12 Jun 4:43pm Tesla to cut 9% of workforce: 4,000 jobs at risk
Tesla has announced it is cutting 9% of staff, risking 4,000 jobs worldwide, in a move designed to improve profitability.
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Tesla to Cut 9% of Its Work Force, Elon Musk Says 12 Jun 3:43pm Tesla to Cut 9% of Its Work Force, Elon Musk Says
The company said the move, almost entirely limited to salaried employees, was part of a broader reorganization meant to make the automaker profitable.
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Big Day for AT&T, Time Warner and U.S. as Court Rules in Antitrust Case 12 Jun 3:28pm Updated Big Day for AT&T, Time Warner and U.S. as Court Rules in Antitrust Case
The AT&T-Time Warner antitrust ruling will be watched by corporate bosses and investment bankers for signs of how mergers will be able to proceed in years to come.
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Tesla to slash thousands of jobs in profitability drive 12 Jun 2:39pm Tesla to slash thousands of jobs in profitability drive
Elon Musk says laying off almost one in ten workers is needed to cut costs and boost profitability.
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Matter: A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing 12 Jun 2:11pm Matter: A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing
Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.
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E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate 12 Jun 1:08pm E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The blockbuster battle game comes to Nintendo's handheld to coincide with the Los Angeles expo.
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E3 2018: Fortnite is now out on Nintendo Switch, new games announced 12 Jun 12:47pm E3 2018: Fortnite is now out on Nintendo Switch, new games announced
One of the most popular games in the world arrives on Nintendo’s Switch console on Tuesday, and Nintendo has revealed new games arriving in the next year Nintendo announced via livestream at E3 in California that Fortnite – which has more than 40 million players on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and mobile phones – arrives on Nintendo Switch today. For European players, it will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop at around 11pm BST, and is out now in the US.
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Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack 12 Jun 12:45pm Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack
The fine relates to a data breach in 2014 which affected more than 500,000 Yahoo customers.
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E-Commerce Might Help Solve the Mystery of Low Inflation 12 Jun 11:16am Updated E-Commerce Might Help Solve the Mystery of Low Inflation
When it’s easier to comparison shop online, businesses are less likely to raise prices — but you wouldn’t know that by looking at official inflation data.
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Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts 12 Jun 10:53am Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts
ICO says firm ‘failed to prevent’ 2014 Russia-sponsored hack after 500m accounts compromised Yahoo has been fined £250,000 over a hack from 2014 that affected more than 515,000 UK email accounts co-branded with Sky, the Information Commissioner’s Office has announced. The personal data of 500m user accounts worldwide was compromised during a state-sponsored cyber attack in 2014, which was
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E3: Nolan North wants to turn movies into video games 12 Jun 10:12am E3: Nolan North wants to turn movies into video games
The Tom Cruise of gaming, Nolan North, reflects on his career at E3 2018.
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How scientists are predicting the World Cup winner 12 Jun 10:06am How scientists are predicting the World Cup winner
Ahead of the World Cup kicking off on Thursday, scientists have offered up their predictions for the eventual winner.
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If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do? 12 Jun 10:00am If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?
Some big ideas are starting to percolate. But less dramatic ones might work, too.
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AT&T’s Many Run-Ins With the Government 12 Jun 9:55am AT&T’s Many Run-Ins With the Government
The ruling expected Tuesday in the AT&T-Time Warner case is just the latest chapter in AT&T’s tangles with United States antitrust law over the years.
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Senators Move to Sink ZTE Deal 12 Jun 9:44am Updated Senators Move to Sink ZTE Deal
In a rare rebuke of the president, Republican Senate leaders set up a vote that would undo the White House deal to revive Chinese telecom company ZTE.
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12 Jun 9:00am Tech Tip: Why That Digital Photo Print Is Fuzzy
If your pictures look blotchy and out of focus, you likely need to print them at a smaller size or find a version of the photo at a higher resolution.
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Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog 12 Jun 8:58am Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog
The Children's Commissioner for England also pinpointed videos and algorithms that pump out more content.
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Yahoo fined £250,000 over 2014 data breach 12 Jun 7:49am Yahoo fined £250,000 over 2014 data breach
Yahoo's British subsidiary has been fined £250,000 by the UK's data watchdog after losing the data of more than half a million people.
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Big Day for AT&T, and for Justice Dept., as Court Rules on Time Warner Case 12 Jun 7:15am Updated Big Day for AT&T, and for Justice Dept., as Court Rules on Time Warner Case
The AT&T-Time Warner antitrust ruling will be watched by corporate bosses and investment bankers for signs of how mergers will be able to proceed in years to come.
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Xiaomi IPO Gets a Vital Helping Hand From Home 12 Jun 6:36am Xiaomi IPO Gets a Vital Helping Hand From Home
Forget Chinese stocks joining MSCI’s indexes: A bigger opening-up is taking place in Chinese markets—for the country’s own technology giants.
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Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers 12 Jun 6:01am Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers
The taxi app is considering using artificial intelligence to determine "uncharacteristic user activity".
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Trump and Kim USB fan raises cyber-security alert 12 Jun 5:24am Trump and Kim USB fan raises cyber-security alert
Cyber-security experts warn about a laptop-powered fan given to reporters at the summit.
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Facebook Delivers 450-Page Homework Assignment to Congress 12 Jun 4:21am Updated Facebook Delivers 450-Page Homework Assignment to Congress
Facebook turned in more than 450 pages of homework to U.S. lawmakers, defending itself against claims that it is a monopoly and sidestepping questions about the effectiveness of an app that can effectively spy on competitors.
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Nanodiamonds behind mystery space microwaves 12 Jun 4:07am Nanodiamonds behind mystery space microwaves
Scientists have discovered the source of a mysterious microwave light emanating from a number of regions across the Milky Way galaxy.
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Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrest 12 Jun 3:01am Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrest
Sites are collecting people’s mugshots, then charging huge sums to remove them. Should Google be doing more to stop it? Gregory Rakoczy was asleep in his van at a Maryland campsite when six police officers knocked on his door. A fellow camper had Googled his name and found a mugshot indicating he was a felon on the run. He was not. Rakoczy was arrested and held for 20 hours. Afterward he immediately Googled his own name and found that his picture had recently gone up on Mugshots.com for criminal charges he had faced 15 years ago.
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Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility? 12 Jun 1:00am Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility?
Instant travel seems further away than when Captain Kirk first reanimated, but scientists are fighting to make it happen Star Trek has a lot to answer for. Not content to tease us with unreasonable expectations of phasers and warp drive, it also thrust into the popular imagination the idea of teleportation, in which we step into a giant scanner of some sort and instantaneously find ourselves somewhere else, mind, body and soul intact (and hopefully, unlike Jeff Goldblum,
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