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EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile…

The European Union's antitrust chief has slapped a record $5 billion fine on Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system

Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave rescue…

Elon Musk apologizes for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile

Roll-Royce Is Coming Out With A Flying Car

Rolls-Royce just unveiled its plans for a flying personal vehicle, pitting the car and plane engineer against companies like Uber who are developing their own flying cars.

UK investigators probe Russian access to Facebook data

British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states

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Why the EU Just Ordered Google to Pay a $5B Fine

"We want Google to end its illegal behavior," says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, per the Guardian , and the regulator hopes a record $5.06 billion fine will compel it to do so. Described by the Wall Street Journal as the EU's "sharpest rebuke yet" to the power wielded by...

Elon Musk Sorry for 'Pedo' Insult

Elon Musk has apparently decided to cut his losses and withdraw from the Thailand cave dispute with whatever dignity he has left. In a tweet , the Tesla CEO apologized for describing British cave diver Vern Unsworth, who played a key role in rescuing 12 trapped boys and their coach, as...

Here Are Some Helpful Tips To Make Your Selfie…

If you want your selfie to look even better, here are a few tips to help you out. Keri Lumm reports.

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million…

APNewsBreak: Twitter has suspended more than 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press

Texas Instruments' new CEO loses job for personal…

Texas Instruments dumps recently appointed CEO for bad behavior, brings back his predecessor to fill void

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets…

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, while retail experts wish for more discounts on national brands

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the…

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, including top roboticists. Why does Facebook care about robots?

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Netflix Stock Bombs After Critical Miscalculation

Netflix's share price, which had more than doubled since the start of the year, tumbled Monday after the company admitted that subscriber growth is beginning to slow down. In a letter to shareholders, the company said subscriber growth between April and June had been 5.2 million—1 million below...

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to…

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender…

Source says government regulators are investigating whether Uber's pay structure discriminated against the ride-hailing service's women workers

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

Amazon runs into early snags on its much-hyped Prime Day

Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber…

Netflix's second-quarter subscriber growth disappoints investors, causing stock to fall 14 percent.

FCC head has 'serious concerns' with…

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

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Amazon Goes Down at Start of Prime Day

According to Business Insider , CNET , TechCrunch , and a bunch of irritated would-be customers posting about it on Twitter , Amazon was having serious technical difficulties as its much-anticipated Prime Day started Monday. Outage reports spiked around 3pm Eastern, just as the 36-hour sale was starting, but the site appeared to go...

Why a 2009 Romance Novel Costs $2,812.48 on Amazon

With most Amazon articles focused on Prime-Day deals , the New York Times is out with a story focusing on the opposite end of the spectrum: the astronomical prices some third-party sellers are attaching to books sold on the site. It zeroes in on romance author Deborah Macgillivray, who in June...