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Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 08:49 PM EDT

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity,...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 08:28 PM EDT

Apple Cancels AirPower, Its Wireless Charging Pad

Apple Cancels AirPower, Its Wireless Charging Pad

Apple’s AirPower charger has been canceled, Apple confirmed on Friday. “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project. We apologize to those...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

Google Removes Anti-Gay App After Backlash

Google Removes Anti-Gay App After Backlash

Google removed an app that promoted so-called “conversion therapy” from its Play Store, following pressure from an LGBT rights lobby. The app was made by Texas-based Christian group Living Hope Ministries,...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 06:58 PM EDT

Investors Hail Lyft Shares in IPO, See Profits Down the Road

Investors Hail Lyft Shares in IPO, See Profits Down the Road

Lyft's shares soared as the company went public Friday, giving investors their first chance to bet on the future of the ride-hailing industry. The stock opened at $87.24, up 21 percent from its offering...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 02:44 PM EDT

Trump Administration Charges Facebook With ‘Discriminatory’ Housing Advertising Practices

Trump Administration Charges Facebook With ‘Discriminatory’ Housing Advertising Practices

The Trump administration charged Facebook on Thursday with “discrimination” in its advertising practices for housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking damages for any person who...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 02:44 PM EDT

Facebook Extends Ban on Hate Speech to 'White Nationalists'

Facebook Extends Ban on Hate Speech to 'White Nationalists'

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white...

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

Apple Tries to Take a Bite Out of Credit Card Industry

Apple Tries to Take a Bite Out of Credit Card Industry

Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there's no number on the...

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 06:23 AM EDT

The Good, Bad and the Unknown of Apple's New Services

The Good, Bad and the Unknown of Apple's New Services

It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscripti...

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 04:20 AM EDT

Uber Acquires Mideast Competitor Careem for $3.1 Billion

Uber Acquires Mideast Competitor Careem for $3.1 Billion

Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired its Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, making it the largest-ever technology purchase in the region. Uber said in a prepared statement...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 11:13 PM EDT

Apple Announces Its Long-Awaited Streaming TV Service

Apple Announces Its Long-Awaited Streaming TV Service

Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.

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