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Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 02:40 PM PDT

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. "General Motors believes in an all-electric future," said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. "Although that future won't...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 07:20 PM PDT

Examining Social Media Impact on Las Vegas Shooting

Examining Social Media Impact on Las Vegas Shooting

Social media, as always in modern times, played a big role both in how we found out about the shooting and how many of us were able to reach out to those who were in the line of fire. But it also gave scammers...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 08:12 AM PDT

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

The former chairman and CEO of Equifax is apologizing for a data breach in which the sensitive information of 140 million Americans was stolen. In prepared congressional testimony, Richard F. Smith says the...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 04:24 PM PDT

Facebook Says Estimated 10 Million Saw Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook Says Estimated 10 Million Saw Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook says ads that ran on the company's social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. The company...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 12:55 PM PDT

EU to Seek Higher Digital Taxes on US Giants

EU to Seek Higher Digital Taxes on US Giants

There's a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. He said he...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 07:48 AM PDT

Musk's New Plan: Travel Anywhere on Earth in 60 Minutes

Musk's New Plan: Travel Anywhere on Earth in 60 Minutes

Elon Musk already has a plan to get you from New York to Washington, D.C. in 29 minutes. But the billionaire's latest proposal blows that one out of the atmosphere. Musk unveiled plans Friday for a rocket that...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 07:41 PM PDT

Hyperloop the Answer to Solving Bay Area Traffic?

Hyperloop the Answer to Solving Bay Area Traffic?

A tech company has a high-speed solution for the Bay Area's traffic problem. Scott Budman reports.

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

Google Offers to Tweak Shopping Over EU Antitrust Concerns

Google Offers to Tweak Shopping Over EU Antitrust Concerns

Google has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:47 AM PDT

No Assembly Required? Ikea to Buy Services Site TaskRabbit

No Assembly Required? Ikea to Buy Services Site TaskRabbit

kea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself. The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 03:35 PM PDT

FCC Chief to Apple: Enable Radio on iPhones, Save Lives

FCC Chief to Apple: Enable Radio on iPhones, Save Lives

The iPhone is an incredibly advanced device, but it also has a very old piece of technology embedded in it lying dormant: a radio receiver. Now, the chairman of the U.S. agency that regulates radio, phones and...

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