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Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 03:36 PM PDT

Scam Ads Promoting Fake Tax Breaks Prosper on Facebook

Scam Ads Promoting Fake Tax Breaks Prosper on Facebook

Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 02:56 PM PDT

Elon Musk Releases Rap Single About Harambe the Gorilla

Elon Musk Releases Rap Single About Harambe the Gorilla

Idiosyncratic Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released a surprise rap song about Harambe, the gorilla that was killed by zookeepers after a toddler fell into his enclosure in 2016. Musk tweeted a link to a...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 05:49 PM PDT

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity,...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 05:28 PM PDT

Apple Cancels AirPower, Its Wireless Charging Pad

Apple Cancels AirPower, Its Wireless Charging Pad

Apple’s AirPower charger has been canceled, Apple confirmed on Friday. “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project. We apologize to those...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 02:24 PM PDT

Google Removes Anti-Gay App After Backlash

Google Removes Anti-Gay App After Backlash

Google removed an app that promoted so-called “conversion therapy” from its Play Store, following pressure from an LGBT rights lobby. The app was made by Texas-based Christian group Living Hope Ministries,...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 03:58 PM PDT

Investors Hail Lyft Shares in IPO, See Profits Down the Road

Investors Hail Lyft Shares in IPO, See Profits Down the Road

Lyft's shares soared as the company went public Friday, giving investors their first chance to bet on the future of the ride-hailing industry. The stock opened at $87.24, up 21 percent from its offering...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 09:29 AM PDT

Ride-Hailing Giants Face Bumpy Road to Profitability

Ride-Hailing Giants Face Bumpy Road to Profitability

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation, hooking customers on the immediacy of on-demand rides with a few clicks on a smartphone.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Trump Administration Charges Facebook With ‘Discriminatory’ Housing Advertising Practices

Trump Administration Charges Facebook With ‘Discriminatory’ Housing Advertising Practices

The Trump administration charged Facebook on Thursday with “discrimination” in its advertising practices for housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking damages for any person who...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 03:40 PM PDT

Lyft Hikes IPO Target to $70-$72 a Share As Excitement Rises

Lyft Hikes IPO Target to $70-$72 a Share As Excitement Rises

Lyft is lifting the price target for its initial public offering in a sign of the excitement surrounding the stock market debut of a ride-hailing service that's gaining ground on its rival Uber.

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:44 AM PDT

Facebook Extends Ban on Hate Speech to 'White Nationalists'

Facebook Extends Ban on Hate Speech to 'White Nationalists'

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white...

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