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US gives China's ZTE some breathing room
The Trump administration is allowing Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE to restart some business activities. The Commerce Department says it has agreed to temporarily let ZTE (ZTCOF) carry out transactions it needs to provide network maintenance on contracts it signed on or before April 15. That's when the US government barred American companies from selling parts and services to ZTE, China's second largest manufacturer of telecom equipment. The ban threatened to put ZTE, which also makes smartphones, out of business. The company became a bargaining chip in trade talks be... (Click Here To Read More)
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WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors led to killings
Here's why quitting Facebook is so hard WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors led to killings WhatsApp is working on a new feature to help prevent the spread of hoax messages in India after a spate of lynchings were triggered by rumors shared on the messaging service. The Facebook (FB)-owned service is testing a tool in India that will show users when a message has been forwarded rather than composed by the sender, it said in a letter to the Indian government on Wednesday. WhatsApp shared the letter with CNNMoney. India is WhatsApp's biggest market, with over 200 mill... (Click Here To Read More)
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Micron barred from selling chips in China, rival says
US chipmaker Micron has run into trouble in a court battle in China, according to one of its rivals. A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron (MICR) from selling 26 products in the country including memory chips, memory sticks and hard drives, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) said in a statement late Tuesday. UMC filed patent infringement lawsuits against Micron in China in January. A spokesman for Micron, which is based in Idaho, said Wednesday that the company hasn't yet received the court order and won't comment until it does. The court, in the southea... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal draws growing federal scrutiny
Facebook is facing a widening inquiry from the federal government, with three federal agencies and the Department of Justice looking into how the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data of up to 71 million Americans. Facebook has fielded questions from the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. The Washington Post first reported details of the widening inquiry. Facebook said in March that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, obtained data im... (Click Here To Read More)
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HTC to lay off 1,500 employees
HTC is laying off 1,500 people after years of losing money and market share. The struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer confirmed Monday that it is downsizing as part of a broader "realignment of resources across the organization." It expects to complete the layoffs by September. "HTC continues to review its operations to ensure production resources align with key strategic initiatives, so that the company can more effectively compete in its target markets while maintaining its innovative edge," an HTC spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNNMoney. Despite ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook apologizes for bug that temporarily unblocked people
Facebook announced on Monday it will notify 800,000 people about a bug that unblocked accounts those users had previously blocked. The bug was active between May 29 and June 5. In a blog post, Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, said some blocked users couldn't view posts that the person who blocked them shared with friends, but they could have seen things that person shared. "We know that the ability to block someone is important — and we'd like to apologize and explain what happened," Egan said in the post. When someone is typically blocked on Facebook, t... (Click Here To Read More)
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Lyft acquires Citi Bike parent company, Motivate
Lyft, like Uber, is moving beyond cars. The ride-hailing startup on Monday announced it will acquire Motivate, the largest bikeshare operator in North America. Motivate operates Citi Bike in New York and Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC, among other brands. The move comes as Lyft has been expanding its reach in the transportation space. It has integrated public transit in its app and introduced Lyft Line, which lets users share a ride with strangers who are going to destinations close together. "Lyft and Motivate have both been committed for years to the same goal of reducing the nee... (Click Here To Read More)
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Tesla finally hits Elon Musk's target for the Model 3
Tesla finally hit Elon Musk's production goal for the Model 3. The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that it produced 5,031 Model 3s in the last week of the second quarter. Tesla also raised its production target for the Model 3, its most accessibly priced electric car. The company said it expects to make 6,000 per week by late next month. The Model 3 had missed two ambitious production targets, but Musk had promised investors that the company would make 5,000 Model 3s per week by about this time of year. "The last 12 months were some of the most difficult in Tesla's ... (Click Here To Read More)
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California passes strictest online privacy law in the country
Apple CEO: Privacy is fundamental human right California passes strictest online privacy law in the country By Heather Kelly June 29, 2018: 12:03 PM ET California just passed the nation's toughest data privacy law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 on Thursday, hours after its unanimous approval by the State Assembly and Senate. The law, which takes effect in 2020, gives consumers sweeping control over their personal data. It grants them the right to know what information companies like Facebook and Google are collecting, why they are collecting it, and ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Apple and Samsung settle their epic patent infringement battle
Apple and Samsung just ended their epic seven-year legal patent infringement fight. The two companies agreed to a settlement in the case, according to court documents filed Wednesday, but did not disclose the terms. The settlement closes a dispute that started in 2011 when Apple accused Samsung (SSNLF) of "slavishly" copying the iPhone's design and software features. A jury awarded Apple (AAPL) $539 million in May, leaving Samsung with an outstanding balance of $140 million it owed Apple. It was not clear Wednesday how much more, if anything, Apple will receive. Litigating the... (Click Here To Read More)
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Lyft is now worth twice what it was last year
Lyft is now worth $15.1 billion -- twice what it was worth just last year. On Wednesday, the ride-sharing company said it raised another $600 million, capping its remarkable run since April 2017, when it was valued at $7.5 billion. Fidelity Investments -- one of the startup's biggest backers -- led the latest funding round, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The asset manager has poured more than $800 million into Lyft. Previous investors include the CapitalG unit of Google's parent company Alphabet (GOOGL), private equity firm KKR and Japanese e-commerce giant Raku... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook gives up on building internet drones
Facebook has abandoned an ambitious plan to design and produce its own drones. The Aquila program was part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's goal to "connect the whole world." The plan was to build drones that would fly above remote areas and beam internet down to people below. Facebook (FB) successfully built a drone in 2015, and conducted full-scale test flights -- with mixed results. But in a blog post late Tuesday, the company said it is now leaving the design and construction of such aircraft to the experts in the aerospace industry, which has started investing in the technology. ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards
Apple is promising free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards after waves of complaints about malfunctions. The company said it has "determined that a small percentage" of MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards may have misfiring keys that unexpectedly repeat or do not produce characters or have keys that feel "sticky." The company's own technicians or authorized service providers can provide the remedy. It may include replacing one or more keys or the entire keyboard, Apple says. Laptops eligible for free service include certain 12" to 15" laptops made between e... (Click Here To Read More)
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World's Most Advanced Camera named "The Darkness".
An international team led by UC Santa Barbara physicist Benjamin Mazin has developed a new instrument to detect planets around the nearest stars. It is the world’s largest and most advanced superconducting camera named the "Darkness". Funded by the National Science Foundation, DARKNESS is an attempt to overcome some of the technical barriers to detecting planets. It can take the equivalent of thousands of frames per second without any read noise or dark current, which are among the primary sources of error in other instruments. It also has the ability to determine the wav... (Click Here To Read More)
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When you learn a new word and it starts haunting you - The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.
The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is a term for 'frequency illusion', a type of cognitive bias your mind creates. Have you ever learned a new word, one that you swear you've never heard before, only to find it popping up throughout your daily life for a few days after? It’s like the word is haunting you, or that the word didn’t exist at all before you learned it. Well, turns out that’s called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, and it all comes down to your brain playing tricks on you. Source: ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Did You Know?🤔
Electricity was first installed in the White House in 1891. It was such a new concept that President Benjamin Harrison and his wife both refused to touch light switches due to their fear of electrocution- so the White House staff had to follow them around and turn the lights off and on for them. Source: ... (Click Here To Read More)
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