Google has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots.
But critics say the proposal still...
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:47 PM EDT
No Assembly Required? Ikea to Buy Services Site TaskRabbit
kea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself.
The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to...
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 06:35 PM EDT
FCC Chief to Apple: Enable Radio on iPhones, Save Lives
The iPhone is an incredibly advanced device, but it also has a very old piece of technology embedded in it lying dormant: a radio receiver.
Now, the chairman of the U.S. agency that regulates radio, phones and...
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 07:27 PM EDT
Senator: Twitter's Actions on Russia-Linked Accounts Lacking
Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee was...
Twitter is experimenting with raising the limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters.
The company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday it was rolling out 280-character limit tweets to "a small group"...
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT
Russia Threatens to Block Facebook Over Data Storage
n its latest attempt to wrest control of the Internet, Russia's communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally.
Alexander Zharov, chief...
Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT
Uber Fights With London Regulators, But Also Tries Diplomacy
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...