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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:34 AM EDT

Fortnight Giving Away $100M; Changes for Siri

Fortnight Giving Away $100M; Changes for Siri

The company behind a popular video game is doeling out cash just for playing. Epic Games, the makers of Fortnight, want to kick start the firt year of competitive tournaments with $100 million worth of prize...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 07:21 PM EDT

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 03:41 AM EDT

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:33 AM EDT

Whoop Launches Subscription; Pico U Launches Kickstarter

Whoop Launches Subscription; Pico U Launches Kickstarter

A Boston-based tech company is rolling out a monthly subcription service for its fitness tracker in liu of the usual hardware devices people normally buy. The Strap 2.0 reportedly compiles more fitness data than...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Don't expect the House to go along with the Senate's 52-47 passage of legislation that would revive an Obama-era rule requiring equal treatment for all web traffic by internet providers. Opponents such as Sen....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 01:47 PM EDT

Amazon Done Visiting the 20 Contenders for New HQ: Sources

Amazon Done Visiting the 20 Contenders for New HQ: Sources

Amazon is done visiting the 20 cities that are finalists in its search for a second headquarters, sources close to the process told NBC News Wednesday. Amazon's "HQ2" will bring a $5 billion investment and...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Report: Bostonians Spend $150 a Month on Uber, Lyft

Report: Bostonians Spend $150 a Month on Uber, Lyft

Bostonians are spending a lot on ride-sharing services on average each month, according to a new report.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:22 PM EDT

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 04:12 PM EDT

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to "flatten" the company's structure, he told employees in a memo obtained by CNBC Monday. "To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough...

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