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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets

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

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...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 07:02 AM EDT

Google and Levi's 'Connected' Jacket to Hit Stores

Google and Levi's 'Connected' Jacket to Hit Stores

Google and Levi's will unveil the "connected" jean jacket on Wednesday. The $350 jacket, designed for bike commuters, allows users to touch their jacket's cuff and use gestures to control various...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT

Uber Fights With London Regulators, But Also Tries Diplomacy

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

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...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT

Uber to Lose Its License to Operate in London

Uber to Lose Its License to Operate in London

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

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 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...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 01:59 AM EDT

SEC Says Hackers Breached System, Accessed Data

SEC Says Hackers Breached System, Accessed Data

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

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. Call...

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