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Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 04:00 PM EDT

Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users, Zuckerberg Says

What's cooler than one billion? Two billion. That's how many users Facebook has, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday in a post on the site. "We're making progress connecting the world, and now...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM EDT

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well. Westergren, who...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 06:39 PM EDT

EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google

EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google

The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 04:51 PM EDT

Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game

Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game

Add Nintendo to the list of companies capitalizing on ’90s nostalgia. Nintendo announced a new standalone mini-console focused on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System on Monday, according to CNBC. The...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM EDT

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Between wizards, rock climbers, and gender non-conforming people, many of the 137 new emojis coming soon to your phone's keyboard may have come from the minds of ordinary texters, NBC News reported. Like...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 01:27 AM EDT

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers targeted at least seven Ohio government websites to publish pro-ISIS messages and criticism of President Donald Trump, state officials said Sunday. As NBC News reported, the message appeared on the...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 05:27 PM EDT

Uber Hired Ex-Google Exec Despite Knowledge of Stolen Info

Uber Hired Ex-Google Exec Despite Knowledge of Stolen Info

Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 04:13 PM EDT

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:29 PM EDT

Glider Pilot Aims for the Edge of Space

Glider Pilot Aims for the Edge of Space

A research company is hoping to break several aviation world records and be the first to have an air glider reach the edge of space without a jet engine or rockets. Known as the 'Perlan Project 2,' the air...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:13 PM EDT

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people...

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