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Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable. […]
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Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Ancestry.com is apologizing for its ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era. The DNA testing company removed the ad from TV and its YouTube channel after it drew widespread criticism for whitewashing slavery. The ad is part of a campaign by Ancestry […]
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How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — “When does the next caravan leave?” ”Can I go? I’m from Guatemala.” ”What papers do I need for my kids?” The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their country. Costly phone […]
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Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit. The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank Corp.’s Vision Fund will contribute $333 million in Uber Technologies […]
Tags: Business, Japan, Technology, News, Softbank, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp, Uber Technologies, Softbank Corp, DENSO, Denso Corp, Toyota SoftBank


Arizona lawmakers OK ban on cellphone use while driving

PHOENIX (AP) — The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had been the only three states that […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Montana, Ap, Nation, Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona House, Doug Ducey, Arizona Missouri


Musk, SEC get another week to reach deal in contempt case

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators are getting another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court. Both sides say in a letter filed Thursday with a federal court in New York that they talked for over an hour this […]
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Musk, SEC seek another week to reach deal in contempt case

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Telsa CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. government are asking for another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court. Both sides say in a letter filed Thursday with a federal court in New York that they talked for over an hour […]
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Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in plain text, making it possible for its thousands of employees to search them. It said the […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation


Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. SpaceIL, the non-profit that undertook the botched lunar mission, said Thursday that its engineers collectively decided to restart the inertial measurement unit, a critical part of the spacecraft’s guidance system, […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Jerusalem, Nation


Two Zooms are soaring after IPO: Did you buy the wrong one?

NEW YORK (AP) — One IPO, two stocks Zooming higher. Investors on Thursday pounced on their first chance to buy shares of Zoom Video Communications, the video-conferencing company that had its initial public offering of stock. Shares opened higher by 81%. But others may have mistakenly bought Zoom Technologies, a company whose stock was trading […]
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Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A jailed Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he’s confident the case against him in Ecuador lacks substance and “will collapse.” Privacy activist Ola Bini also says in a statement provided by his attorney that he’s being held under “the best of circumstances” but that prison conditions are […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Quito Ecuador, Ola Bini


New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction. The Albuquerque Journal reports the Public Regulation Commission’s on Tuesday ordered Public Service Company of New Mexico to charge Facebook for nearly half the cost of the $85 […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Albuquerque Journal, Public Regulation Commission, Public Service Company of New Mexico


Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar out […]
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Pinterest prices public offering at $19 per share

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest is pricing its shares at $19 for its initial public offering Thursday, putting it on track to raise more than $1.4 billion. The digital scrapbooking and image search site said last week it expected to sell 75 million shares at a price between $15 and $17 each. The company will […]
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Some of Samsung’s folding phones are already breaking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Samsung’s new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. A couple of journalists say they removed a thin, […]
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Solar car startup Sono to build in Sweden, starting in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Munich-based startup Sono Motors plans to build the first mass produced solar electric vehicle in Sweden, starting next year. Sono Motors and National Electric Vehicle Sweden announced Wednesday they’ve signed a deal to manufacture the self-charging Sion at a former Saab plant in Trollhattan. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, or NEVS, acquired Saab […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Sweden, Berlin, Ap, Munich, Nation, Saab, Sion, Sono, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, Nevs, Sono Motors, Trollhattan National Electric Vehicle Sweden


Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world’s most popular brands. The ground-breaking video service added 9.6 million subscribers worldwide during the opening three months of the […]
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Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger . The Journal says Justice Department antitrust staff, which is reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies’ reasoning for it in a meeting this month. The report […]
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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Banks led stocks slightly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing the market’s modest losses from a day earlier, as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings reports. Qualcomm powered technology sector stocks higher, notching its best day in 20 years, on news the chipmaker and Apple settled a bitter legal dispute. Health care stocks […]
Tags: Apple, Business, News, US, Nation, Qualcomm


Boeing should strip CEO of chairman’s role, advisory firms say

Boeing should strip Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg of his chairman’s role and appoint an independent director to lead its board in the aftermath of two fatal plane crashes, two leading shareholder-advisory firms said. Investors would benefit from stepped-up board oversight as Boeing faces criminal and Congressional investigations and searches for answers as to how […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Markets, World, Nation, Boeing, Congressional, Dennis Muilenburg, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace


New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market or a true breakthrough that will change how we […]
Tags: Business, Technology, London, News, Samsung, Ap, Nation


Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

SHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have imposed sales targets. That requires […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Shanghai


Disney, Comcast now Hulu’s only owners as AT&T exits

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion. The Walt Disney Co. wound up with a 60% share after its […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, Television, News, Disney, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Hulu, Walt Disney Co, AT T, Disney Comcast


Vermont’s largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. Green Mountain Power announced over the weekend that it had set a goal of getting 100% of its power from carbon-free sources by 2025 and […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Vermont, MONTPELIER, Vt AP, Green Mountain Power


YouTube flags Notre Dame fire as 9/11 conspiracy, says system made ‘wrong call’

Soon after a fire engulfed Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, news outlets began streaming live broadcasts on YouTube. Below several of the clips was an odd box of text: A snippet from Encyclopaedia Britannica about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. YouTube, a division of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, introduced this text-box feature last year to […]
Tags: Google, Technology, News, World, Nation, Paris, Notre Dame, Alphabet Inc, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Nation & World, YouTube Below


Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her brother’s […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, West Virginia, Nation, Kelly Povroznik


UK proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday , tech companies would not be allowed to […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, London, News, Ap, Britain, Nation


Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near untrammeled Native American cultural sites in the Southwest are urging Congress to establish better safeguards. A research trip by a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources culminates Monday in a public hearing at the New Mexico Capitol. […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Congress, Nation, Southwest, New Mexico Capitol, U S House Subcommittee on Energy


Volkswagen unveils fully-electric SUV for China market

Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla’s Model X. The German automaker said Sunday the ID. ROOMZZ will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show and will be available in 2021. Volkswagen says the zero-emission vehicle can go approximately 450 kilometers (280 miles) before the battery […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, Tesla, Nation, Volkswagen, Shanghai Auto Show


Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lifts off from California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan took off from California on its first flight Saturday. The behemoth, twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port and climbed into the desert sky 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. Founded by the late billionaire Paul […]
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