In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber's playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.
Now, as brand-new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi deals with a stunning rebuke from London...
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT
Senate Bill Would Make Online Political Ads More Transparent
Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communica...
Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its...
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:18 PM EDT
The ATM at 50: How It Changed Banking, and Consumers Too
An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and...
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:54 AM EDT
The Man Who Created Emoji Says He Saw Nuance in Pictures
The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood...
Hackers breached the filing system of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may have accessed "nonpublic information" for profit, the agency said in a statement late Wednesday.
The SEC, which...
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 09:16 AM EDT
Companies Help Schools Teach Students How to Work for Them
Some companies are so set on having workers who know just how their computer systems work that they're partnering with schools to start or invest in job training programs of their own, NBC News reported.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:39 AM EDT
Avril Lavigne Named Most Likely Celebrity to Expose People to Malware Online
One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.
The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.
The world's biggest social network...
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 04:36 PM EDT
Saudi Authorities Pressure Snapchat to Block Al-Jazeera
Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered.
Al-Jazeera said Snapchat's decision to...