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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM CDT

Google Tech Campus Plan Gets OK from San Jose City Council

Google Tech Campus Plan Gets OK from San Jose City Council

The San Jose City Council has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Google for the sale of city property in the heart of the city to be used for the technology company's proposed transit village...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 06:20 AM CDT

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from his position at the ride-hailing app company he co-founded, Kalanick said in a statement Tuesday. Kalanick's exit came under pressure from investors amid accusations of a...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:26 PM CDT

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM CDT

Instagram Stories Pass Snapchat in Daily Users

Instagram Stories Pass Snapchat in Daily Users

Snapchat changed the social media world in 2013 with its creation of a "stories" feature, but the platform no longer leads the pack. Instagram Stories has surpassed Snapchat Stories in number of daily active...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:52 PM CDT

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 01:26 PM CDT

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Snap, the company behind the social media app Snapchat, saw a spike in its shares on Monday after the announcement of a new deal with Time Warner. The deal is valued at $100 million, people familiar with the...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online Extremism

Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online Extremism

Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. The renewed efforts arrive in the...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 05:59 AM CDT

Experts Offer Social Media Tips for College Applicants

Experts Offer Social Media Tips for College Applicants

Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 01:33 PM CDT

Rape Victim Sues Uber, Says Execs Portrayed Her as a Liar

Rape Victim Sues Uber, Says Execs Portrayed Her as a Liar

A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company for a second time, alleging that Uber executives got her private medical records and made false statements claiming she fabricated the...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 AM CDT

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

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