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Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addict...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:52

Last year, with much fanfare, the tech giant unveiled a screen-time tracker of its own. Then it quietly began purging competitors from its store.

The Raisin Situation

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:52

One man wanted to change the raisin industry for the better. He got more than he bargained for.

Chernobyl comes back to life in Ukrainian computer...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:52

A Ukrainian computer game that brings to life a town abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may not sound like everyone's idea of fun but has attracted 60,000 people globally since its launch in October.

Tesla's Musk agrees to new vetting rules for tweet...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:57

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has reached a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a dispute over his use of Twitter, agreeing to submit his public statements about the company's finances and other topics to vetting by...

Elon Musk and S.E.C. Reach New Accord, Lifting Clo...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:57

Securities regulators and the chief executive of Tesla came up with a new agreement about when Mr. Musk’s social media posts must be reviewed by a lawyer.

Toyota abandons plan to install U.S. connected veh...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:57

Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it was halting plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on U.S. vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to avoid collisions.

Elon Musk and the S.E.C. Reach a Settlement, Again

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:56

Securities regulators and the chief executive of Tesla came up with a new agreement about when Mr. Musk’s social media posts must be reviewed by a lawyer.

Slack is loss-making but revenue continues to grow...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:49

The owner of popular workplace instant messaging app Slack made public strong year-on-year growth numbers on Friday, and an annual loss of $140.7 million, as it filed formally for its long-awaited market debut.

Ending tough week, Tesla shares sink to lowest in...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:49

Tesla Inc's stock price slumped 5% on Friday to its lowest in two years, rounding out a rough week that included worse-than-expected quarterly results and a pitch by Chief Executive Elon Musk on autonomous cars that failed to win over investors....

Uber unveils IPO terms that are well below expecta...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:49

Uber Technologies Inc, the world's largest ride-hailing company, plans an initial public offering that values the company as much as one-third below what the startup's insiders had hoped for, between $80.5 billion and $91.5 billion.

Tesla's Elon Musk reaches deal with SEC over Twitt...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:49

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has reached a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a dispute over Musk's use of Twitter, Musk and the SEC said in a court filing on Friday.

Chasing Growth, a Women’s Health Start-Up Cut Corn...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 03:30:48

Nurx, an online prescribing app, drew attention with its pitch about female empowerment. Former employees said it took a laissez-faire approach to women’s health.

Ending tough week, Tesla shares sink to lowest lev...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:51

Tesla Inc's stock slumped over 5% on Friday to its lowest price in two years, rounding out a rough week that included worse-than-expected quarterly results and a pitch by Chief Executive Elon Musk on autonomous cars that failed to win over investors....

Uber unveils IPO terms that temper expectations

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:51

Uber Technologies Inc, the world's largest ride-hailing company, plans an initial public offering that values the company lower than the startup's insiders had hoped, between $80.5 billion and $91.5 billion.

Toyota halts plan to install U.S. connected vehicl...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:51

Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it was halting plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology, aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to avoid collisions, on U.S. vehicles beginning in 2021.

Intel puts modem business up for sale, held talks...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:51

Intel Corp is exploring strategic options for its modem chip business, including a possible sale to Apple or another acquirer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Humans are starting to grow emotionally attached t...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 01:30:50

SAN FRANCISCO — When a robot “dies,” does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is “yes” — and that tells us something important and potentially worrisome, about our emotional responses to the social machines that are starting to move into...

Ending tough week, Tesla sinks to lowest level in...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 23:30:50

Tesla Inc's stock slumped over 4% on Friday to its lowest price in two years, rounding out a rough week that included worse-than-expected quarterly results and a pitch by Chief Executive Elon Musk on autonomous cars that failed to win over investors....

The universe is expanding way faster than astronom...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 23:30:49

The cosmos is expanding about nine percent quicker than we thought, and astronomers say this could rewrite the history of the universe.

China pledges to have first moon base within a dec...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 23:30:49

The Chinese space agency has spent the first few several months of 2019 exploring the far side of the moon after being the first nation to successfully perform a soft landing on the half of Earth’s neighbor that we never get to see. It deployed a rov...

Slack posts $141 million annual loss as it files t...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 21:30:56

Slack Technologies, operator of the popular workplace instant-messaging app, reported an annual loss of $140.7 million, the company said on Friday ahead of its planned public market debut.

Slack Discloses $141 Million Loss as Messaging Sta...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 21:30:56

Unlike most other Silicon Valley darlings going public this year, Slack is not holding an initial public offering, where it sells shares to the public.

Britain must get to bottom of Huawei leak: UK fina...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 19:30:51

Britain must get to the bottom of the leak of confidential discussions during a top-level security meeting about the role of China's Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday.

The Week in Tech: Data Doesn’t Support Sri Lanka’s...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 19:30:50

Social media platforms have a role in inciting violence, but there’s little evidence to suggest that shutting them down prevents escalation.

Sony flags disappointing profit, scraps targets as...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 17:30:54

Sony Corp warned of a sharper-than-expected drop in its annual profit and scrapped some longer-term targets, in a sign a slowdown in its gaming business as its PlayStation 4 console nears the end of its life was beginning to hurt.

Uber sets terms for IPO, posts $1 billion first-qu...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 17:30:54

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled terms for its initial public offering on Friday, telling investors the ride-hailing company and insiders would seek to sell as much as $10.35 billion in stock at a valuation of up to $91.5 billion.

Ad firm Interpublic beats profit estimates on high...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 17:30:54

Interpublic Group of Cos Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Friday, as the U.S. advertising company benefited from higher client spending worldwide.

Huawei hopes for Britain-like solution in New Zeal...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 15:30:59

China's Huawei Technologies said Britain's decision to allow the firm a restricted role in building parts of its next-generation telecoms network was the kind of solution it was hoping for in New Zealand, where it has been blocked from 5G plans....

Chinese brands rule Indian smartphone market with...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 15:30:59

Chinese brands controlled a record 66 percent of Indian smartphone market in the first quarter, led by Xiaomi Corp, a report showed, with volumes rising 20 percent on the back of popularity for brands like Vivo, RealMe and Oppo.

China's rocket start-ups go small in age of 'shoeb...

Posted On: 2019-04-26 15:30:59

During initial tests of their 8.1-metre (27-foot) tall reusable rocket, Chinese engineers from LinkSpace, a start-up led by China's youngest space entrepreneur, used a Kevlar tether to ensure its safe return. Just in case.