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Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:12 AM PDT

Outages Hit YouTube Friday Morning

Outages Hit YouTube Friday Morning

Some YouTube users were seeing error messages on the site Friday morning. An "internal service error" message that appeared around 9 a.m. ET showed a monkey with a hammer and code. The website DownDetector,...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM PDT

Rape Victim Sues Uber, Says Execs Portrayed Her as a Liar

Rape Victim Sues Uber, Says Execs Portrayed Her as a Liar

A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company for a second time, alleging that Uber executives got her private medical records and made false statements claiming she fabricated the...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM PDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:03 PM PDT

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:40 AM PDT

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Yahoo was officially acquired by Verizon Tuesday, ending an era for the one-time dot com wunderkind, NBC News reported. And its CEO, Marissa Mayer, who has been one of the most high-profile female executives in...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 05:16 AM PDT

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:41 AM PDT

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

A charter school principal in Washington might be out $16,000 after she issued a challenge to students: no screens for 11 days of summer. Washington Latin Public Charter School Principal Diana Smith told...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 07:46 PM PDT

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

The new security guard doesn't need sleep. It doesn't need a bathroom break. It won't be distracted by cellphones. It doesn't get tired. It's like RoboCop without the gun. It's autonomous robotic security...

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 02:55 PM PDT

Uber Discussing Leave for CEO: Reports

Uber Discussing Leave for CEO: Reports

The New York Times and other media are reporting that Uber's board is considering placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:46 AM PDT

Uber's Number Two, Emil Michael, Leaves Company

Uber's Number Two, Emil Michael, Leaves Company

Uber Chief Business Officer Emil Michael has left the company, according to an email obtained by the New York Times and confirmed by NBC News.

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