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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 08:08 PM PDT

Shannen Doherty Speaks at Med Tech Conference On How Technology Helped her Fight Cancer

Shannen Doherty Speaks at Med Tech Conference On How Technology Helped her Fight Cancer

Shannen Doherty may have first caught worldwide attention for TV shows like 90210, but during her appearance at the Med Tech Conference, she shared how technology helped her fight her battle with cancer. ...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 02:24 PM PDT

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 08:48 AM PDT

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...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 07:07 PM PDT

Bay Area Tech Companies Aim to Help Solve Healthcare Issues

Bay Area Tech Companies Aim to Help Solve Healthcare Issues

Experts say California will be hit very hard under the newest healthcare proposal from Washington. The news is causing tech companies and healthcare experts to come up with new solutions at a conference kicking...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:24 PM PDT

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 04:00 PM PDT

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 02:19 PM PDT

Lackluster Response to Launch of iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3

Lackluster Response to Launch of iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3

The new iPhone and Apple Watch Series 3 were rolled out Friday, however, the massive crowd typically associated with the company’s product launches was missing in the Bay Area, as well as most cmajor cities.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 07:08 AM PDT

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 11:18 AM PDT

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 05:54 AM PDT

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...

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