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Judge Is Asked to Disallow Trump Bias Claims in AT&T Merger Trial - 17/02 8:18 am

The Justice Department asked a federal judge not to allow AT Inc.s defense of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. to include a claim that the Trump administration improperly challenged the deal for political reasons.





Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election - 17/02 6:57 am

Three Russian companies and 13 Russian nationals were indicted on charges of engaging in a widespread effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, providing the most comprehensive official account to date of an effort by Moscow to upend U.S. politics and set Americans against each other.





Are You a Bad Parent If You Rely On Parenting Tech? - 17/02 6:28 am

Anxious to raise their kids the natural way, many parents shun innovative gadgets that might make life easier. But some tech can be your ally, argues one new mom.





How 'Fortnite' Defied Convention and Became a Hit - 17/02 5:04 am

Fortnite wasnt a big hit when it first came out as a $40 game. To attract players, Epic Games made an unusual decision: create a free version.





Florida Shooter: When Social Media Foretells a Mass Shooting - 17/02 4:30 am

Disturbing social-media posts apparently made by Nikolas Cruz before a deadly shooting spree have rekindled questions about what responsibilities and capabilities technology companies and law-enforcement authorities have for detecting threats among the billions of words, images and videos online.





Publishers Warm to Google's Ad Blocker, but Chafe at Company's Power - 16/02 1:26 pm

Publishers are greeting the launch of Googles ad blocker with a mixture of relief and unease, pleased that it is purging intrusive ads but worried over the internet giants power to quickly overhaul the industry.





White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack - 16/02 7:41 am

The White House blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack last year that crippled computer networks at multinational firms worldwide, vowing the hack would be met with international consequences.





Roche to Acquire Healthcare-Software Company Flatiron for $1.9 Billion - 16/02 6:14 am

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche Holding S.A. agreed to buy the shares of oncology software company Flatiron Health Inc. that it doesnt already own for $1.9 billion, increasing its capabilities in cancer medicines.





Trump's Budget Cuts Funding for Manufacturing Program - 16/02 5:11 am

President Trumps proposed budget calls for eliminating federal funding to a program that supports small manufacturers that the government has said created or protected more than 100,000 jobs in the last fiscal year alone.





Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley - 16/02 4:37 am

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is relocating his home and personal investment firms to Los Angeles from San Francisco and scaling back his involvement in the tech industry, people familiar with his thinking said, marking a rupture between Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative.





Google Tests System to Help Locate 911 Callers - 16/02 1:34 am

Alphabet Inc.s Google tested of new technology in 50 U.S. 911 call centers aimed at making it easier for dispatchers to determine cellphone callers locations, and participants said the results were promising.





Why That Blockbuster Isn't Coming to Your Home Theater Anytime Soon - 15/02 12:59 am

Hollywood studios push to make movies available for home viewing sooner after theatrical release at a premium price is a casualty of Disneys deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox.





U.K. Says Russia Behind Cyberattack That Crippled Global Firms - 15/02 10:54 am

British officials blamed Russia for last Junes massive Petya cyberattack, which crippled computer networks at multinational firms including FedEx, container-ship giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk and pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co.





Cisco to Bring $67 Billion to U.S. After New Tax Law - 15/02 7:37 am

Cisco Systems Inc. plans to bring $67 billion of its foreign cash holdings to the U.S. this quarter following recent changes to U.S. tax law, in one of the largest repatriation plans yet revealed.





Why You Should Cut Cable---and What You'll Miss - 15/02 7:34 am

YouTube TVs new lineup makes it the best internet-TV competitor to cable and satellitebut can a $40 plan ever stack up to your cable bundle?





Google Will Block Spammy Ads - 15/02 7:24 am

Starting on Thursday, Googles Chrome browser will block certain types of online advertisements, a change Google is describing as user friendly. But some in the industry say the ad giants move is self-serving, and they contend Google overly influenced the process that selected which ad types to block.





Not Just Rockets? SpaceX gets Boost for Internet SatelliteVenture - 15/02 7:10 am

A top U.S. regulator recommended approving SpaceXs plan to provide internet service through satellites, a move that could expand broadband availability across the U.S. and beyond.





House Backs Bill That Would Benefit Fintech Partnerships With Banks - 15/02 6:23 am

The House approved a bill that would make the resale of high-interest loans more attractive to third-party buyers such as debt collectorsand bolster fintech firms partnerships with banks.





AT&T Targets DOJ Antitrust Chief in Time Warner Fight - 15/02 5:20 am

AT is considering an unusual bid to seek testimony from the Justice Departments antitrust chief in the coming trial over its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, part of the companies effort to challenge the legitimacy of the governments lawsuit.





To Fill Jobs in a Tight Labor Market, Employers May Need to Get Creative - 15/02 12:29 am

Employers, educators and policy makers are wrestling with how best to transfer workers current skills into digital-ready skills and then prepare them for new opportunities. Answers are needed as jobs need to be filled.





Google Must Shine More Light on its Cloud - 14/02 3:17 pm

Google is the worlds second-largest company by market value. But even for huge businesses, little things can count for a lotlike, Googles cloud platform.





Here's How You Can Profit From Major Cyberattacks - 14/02 11:57 am

Cyberattacks are a growing risk for companies, but some investors are trying to turn them into a money making opportunity.





Uber Posts Fourth-Quarter Loss of $1.1 Billion on Higher Sales - 14/02 11:21 am

Uber continued to boost ridership and revenue throughout last year, despite a punishing stretch that included a sexual harassment scandal, the resignation of its longtime chief and a blockbuster lawsuit from its primary rival in self-driving vehicles.





Baidu Considers IPO of Streaming Video Unit iQiyi - 14/02 7:57 am

Baidu Inc. is considering listing online-video unit iQiyi in the U.S. as a separate public company while increasing investment in its mobile and artificial intelligence.





NXP Deal Is Likely Qualcomm's Best Defense Against Broadcom - 13/02 10:53 pm

In Qualcomms quest to avoid being swallowed by Broadcom, its best bet to remain independent may be completing its own giant acquisition. But it is running out of time.





Amazon's Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier - 13/02 7:55 pm

Amazon is pushing to turn its nascent medical-supplies business into a major supplier to U.S. hospitals and outpatient clinics that could compete with incumbent distributors of items from gauze to hip implants.





Google's New AMP Stories Bring Snapchat-like Content to the Mobile Web - 13/02 1:59 pm

Alphabet Inc.s Google unveiled new technology that lets publishers create visual-oriented stories in a mobile-friendly format similar to the style popularized by Snapchat and Instagram





Equifax Hires New Chief Information Security Officer - 13/02 6:29 am

Equifax said it has hired a new chief information security officer to help with the companys overhaul of its security in the wake of its massive breach last year.





Big Batteries Are Taking a Bite Out of the Power Market - 13/02 5:17 am

Giant batteries charged by renewable energy are beginning to nibble away at a large market: The power plantsthat generate extra surges of electricity during peak hours.





Snap's Head of Sales Leaving After Less Than Two Years - 13/02 5:03 am

Snapchat parent said its head of sales, Jeff Lucas, is leaving the social-media company less than two years after joining from Viacom Inc.





Oracle Leaps Into the Costly Cloud Arms Race - 13/02 1:16 am

Oracle plans to quadruple the number of its giant data-center complexes over the next two years, a move that could boost capital spending.





Unilever Threatens to Reduce Ad Spending on Tech Platforms That Don't .. - 12/02 12:42 am

Unilever says it will pull back advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook, if they dont do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content.





Nvidia's Cryptic Road Ahead - 12/02 12:02 am

Nvidia seems to be selling all the chips it can make, and it has benefited from demand from videogamers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.





China Leads Global Battery Race - 12/02 11:47 am

Chinese companies dominate the cobalt supply chain that begins in Congo, giving them a huge advantage as electric-car production rises.





Broadcom Secures as Much as $100 Billion of Debt Funding for Qualcomm Bid - 12/02 11:00 am

Broadcom sought the debt financing for its hostile bid for Qualcomm and enlisted two more big private-equity firms, strengthening the chip giants hand in the takeover battle.





Bitcoin Mania Triggers Miner Influx to Rural Washington - 12/02 7:13 am

Washington state has some of the cheapest power in the U.S. making it a magnet for bitcoin miners, who generate new units of cryptocurrenciesa process that requires vast amounts of electricity.





What It Would Take for Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx - 11/02 1:59 am

Amazon.com is a long way from reaching the scale of Americas freight titans.





SoFi Reports Disappointing Earnings as Loan Performance Suffers - 10/02 8:00 am

Customers of online lender Social Finance Inc. are missing their loan payments at an unexpectedly high rate, a misstep for a company that has boasted that its focus on high-earning individuals would yield better borrowers.





Uber Agrees Not to Use Waymo Technology in Self-Driving Cars - 10/02 6:58 am

Uber Technologies and Alphabets Waymo have settled their legal clash with Uber agreeing not to use Waymos technology in self-driving cars.





The Computer Part People Are Hoarding: 'I Felt Like I Was Buying Drugs' - 10/02 6:30 am

Theres also lying and price gouging, prompted by the race to create cryptocurrencies, which is driving up cost of one specific type of hardware thats also prized by PC gamers.




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Fierce but Frail, Malaysia's Mahathir, 92, Aims to .. - Nytimes
New York Times Fierce but Frail, Malaysia's Mahathir , 92, Aims to Topple Protg New York Times PERAI, Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, who led Malaysia for decades with dagger-sharp rhetoric and increasingly autocratic ways, is 92 and in frail health. But he wants his old job back. To do it, ..
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Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun .. - BBC
BBC News Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls BBC News Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted "shame on you", referring to US ..
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Report: Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy, up .. - Wsbtv
WSB Atlanta Report: Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy, up to 200 stores could close WSB Atlanta Up to 200 stores could close as part of a bankruptcy filing, Bloomberg reported. According to Winn-Dixie's website, the retailer has locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and ..
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The $800 Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a solid Android .. - Techrepublic
TechRepublic The $800 Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a solid Android smartphone that's also sleek and stylish TechRepublic The new flagship phone from Huawei is the Mate 10 Pro, and it's a gorgeous device with an excellent Leica dual camera and a fast fingerprint scanner. By Teena Maddox February 17, 2018, ..
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2018 Data Breach Count Remains Below Year-Ago Levels - .. - 247wallst
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Tinder update - This could change the way you use the .. - Express
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Science Magazine Martians welcome: Studies find people cheernot fearthe possibility of alien life Science Magazine AUSTIN--Despite the depiction of evil aliens bent on world domination often portrayed in movies, most people don't fear extraterrestrialsat least if they're ..
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Genesis bringing new concept car to New York Auto Show .. - Cnet
CNET Genesis bringing new concept car to New York Auto Show ... - CNET CNET For the past two years, Genesis has used the New York Auto show as a place to debut concept cars that point the way forward for the Korean luxury brand. And following a conversation with Genesis boss Manfred ..
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