Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in…

An obscure Seattle-area election will be the first in the country where all voters will be allowed to vote online

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button The platform has over a billion monthly active users, but people are staying away from the IGTV icon in the top right corner. An Instagram spokesperson says that is why the feature is being taken away. Instagram spokesperson, via TechCrunch The change means that you will have to spend a little more time finding the service's long-form content. Instagram debuted IGTV back in 2018 as an alternative to YouTube. According to The Verge, it has struggled, with only a small amount of downloads of the standalone app.

UN Experts Want Immediate Probe of Alleged Bezos…

The world's richest man had his phone hacked during what he thought was a friendly chat with Saudi Arabia's crown prince, insiders say, and now UN experts are calling for an "immediate investigation" of the allegations by "the US and other relevant authorities." Sources tell the Guardian that investigators have...

Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex…

The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019…

Two things helped drive Netflix's 2019 growth: new international members and strong original content.

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Facebook Translation Gives Chinese Leader…

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently visited Myanmar , and on the second day of his visit, some awkwardness ensued online. A statement about the visit published on the Facebook page of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi referred to Xi—but when the page was translated to English, his name came...

Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify

Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify Based on what type of pet you own, 'Spotify for Pets' will make a list of tunes. @SpotifyNews, via Twitter As of now, the feature is available for cats, dogs and birds. You can also use it if you own a hamster or iguana. Spotify says it conducted an online survey with pet owners across the globe. The streamer found that most believe music helps pets with stress and makes them happier. It also recorded that over 70 percent of owners play tunes just for their pet. Nearly 20 percent even named their pet after a musician or band.

Fisker's SUV Stakes New Claim in Competitive…

The Fisker Ocean debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month represented a new opportunity for CEO Henrick Fisker to stake his claim in the electric vehicle industry.

Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec…

A Canadian justice department lawyer says fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the U.S. This week's hearings deal with the question of whether the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou are crimes in Canada as well

SpaceX Destroys a Rocket to Test Escape System

In a counterintuitive safety test, SpaceX launched, then—less than 90 seconds later—destroyed a rocket Sunday at Cape Canaveral. The idea was to assess the survivability of the Crew Dragon capsule in a catastrophic rocket failure, NBC reports. The capsule is to take NASA astronauts to the International Space...

Tesla passes $100 billion, teeing up big payout…

The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk

Extradition Trial For Huawei Chief Financial…

To extradite Meng Wanzhou, a judge has to rule that the crimes the U.S. has accused her of are also crimes in Canada.

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GM-Backed Cruise Debuts ‘Origin’ Driverless…

Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle company backed by General Motors and Honda, unveiled the Origin on Tuesday which it says is the first self-driving vehicle designed from the ground-up to get from here to there without a driver.

Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming…

Boeing's new CEO is suggesting that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, even before regulators approve the plane to fly again

Wednesday is deadline for claims in 2017 Equifax…

Wednesday is the deadline to seek cash payments and claim free services as part of Equifax's $700 million settlement over a massive data breach

Producers Guild Of America Honors Netflix Chief…

"He has provided a platform for producers to create new content that may not otherwise be seen."

Dollars & Sense: Where Personal Finance and Pop…

Cheddar anchors Tim Stenovec, Nora Ali and Baker Machado got a chance to show off their knowledge of personal finance and pop culture in our "Dollars & Sense" game. Watch to see who took home bragging rights!

Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in…

A federal judge says it's likely Microsoft was trying to avoid paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents

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WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site…

Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory