Technology

June 22, 2017 - 5:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says it hired a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him. Uber hired Anthony Levandowski last August to head Uber's project on self-driving cars, something he...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Chicago. Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups feature. From left are Lola Omolola, Erin Schatteman and Janet Sanchez, who run popular Facebook groups. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
June 22, 2017 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols...
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CORRECTS TO SAY THAT PHOTO WAS TAKEN DURING PREPARATION FOR THE SUMMIT ON WEDNESDAY, NOT THE ACTUAL SUMMIT ON THURSDAY - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, talks with Facebook group administrators Lola Omolola, left, Erin Schatteman, second from left, and Janet Sanchez in preparation for the Facebook Communities Summit, in Chicago, in advance of announcement of a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups feature. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 22, 2017 - 5:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols...
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June 22, 2017 - 12:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that Facebook is larger than any country, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks the social network is ready to shepherd people into online communities that become integral parts of their lives. To make it happen, Facebook will try to do a better job placing its nearly 2 billion users...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, file photo, Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou waves as he arrives at a hotel in Beijing. Gou says there is ‘still a chance’ the Taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy Toshiba’s chip business despite the Japanese company’s choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 22, 2017 - 8:28 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states. Terry Gou gave no new information about where...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Under Travis Kalanick's leadership, Uber's "Animal House"-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn't seem to matter. Riders embraced the app-based ride-...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Under Travis Kalanick's leadership, Uber's "Animal House"-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn't seem to matter. Riders embraced the app-based ride-...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, April 14, 2012, bikes cast long shadows in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, April 14, 2012. In a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets in Netherlands while looking at their phone, developers said Wednesday June 21, 2017, they are developing a lock system to stop the dangerous practice by blocking the phone when cycling. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)
June 21, 2017 - 12:43 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A telecom company in the Netherlands has developed a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone. An app opens the lock and simultaneously blocks the...
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Visitors looks at the flying car Pegasus 1, built by French entrepreneur Jerome Dauffy at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Paris. Aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week's Paris Air Show, coming in, in a thousands from around the world to make business deals. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 21, 2017 - 9:20 am
PARIS (AP) — There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the Moon — for a mere $1.2 million per kilogram — and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, both big and small. No doubt about it: the Paris Air Show is an aerospace geek...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 21, 2017 - 7:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — Travis Kalanick, the combative and embattled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Uber's board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his...
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