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FCC hits robocaller with agency's largest-ever fine of $120 million

FCC hits robocaller with agency’s largest-ever fine of $120 million

Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? USA TODAY The Federal Communications Commission has levied its largest fine ever, targeting a Florida-based robocall network it says was …

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Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices

Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices

It has been adding the service to a growing number of devices since April. Sling TV’s cloud DVR service is now available for iPhone and iPad. The streaming service’s DVR “First Look” option costs an additional $5 per month and gives you 50 hours of DVR …

Hackers, beware! Girl Scouts to offer cybersecurity badges

Hackers, beware! Girl Scouts to offer cybersecurity badges

Girl Scouts as young as 5 are hitting the computers. Buzz60 Need a cybersecurity expert? Never fear, qualified Girl Scouts are here. Or at least they will be. Girl Scouts of the USA and Palo Alto Networks has announced a collaboration to introduce a series …

Wireless and drone execs praised President Trump as he pledged to cut down regulations

Wireless and drone execs praised President Trump as he pledged to cut down regulations

Some of the nation’s leading wireless giants and drone makers offered effusive praise of President Donald Trump on Thursday as they lobbied his administration to eliminate the federal regulations that stand in the way of their businesses. As part of the …

YouTube CEO announces new mobile, VR features at VidCon

YouTube CEO announces new mobile, VR features at VidCon

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced new features to the company’s mobile and desktop platforms Thursday at the eighth annual VidCon conference in Anaheim. Wojcicki introduced two new mobile capabilities, including a feature that automatically reformats …

‘Nobody is Perfect’: Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit

‘Nobody is Perfect’: Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit

Uber and its investors are facing a backlash over Travis Kalanick’s departure as chief executive — particularly from employees. Starting late Wednesday, Uber employees circulated a petition asking the company’s board of directors to bring back Mr …

Supreme Court rules it’s unlawful to block sex offenders from Facebook

Supreme Court rules it’s unlawful to block sex offenders from Facebook

The Supreme Court issued a decision this week in the case of Packingham v North Carolina, which acknowledged the importance of the internet to modern life. It ruled that the internet, and social media in particular, has become so “integral to the fabric …

Yale and Oxford researchers find 50% chance AI will outperform humans by 2062

Yale and Oxford researchers find 50% chance AI will outperform humans by 2062

Experts from Yale and Oxford University recently released their research on how AI will transform modern life by reshaping transportation, finance, health, science, and the military. Key findings pointed toward a 50 percent chance that AI will outperform …

Facebook is trying to stop scammers from stealing users' profile pictures

Facebook is trying to stop scammers from stealing users’ profile pictures

Facebook is trying to stop people from stealing users’ profile pictures. On Wednesday, the social network announced new tools designed to protect people’s images from theft — preventing others from downloading them or even screenshotting the images.

FCC hits robocaller with agency's largest-ever fine of $120 million

FCC hits robocaller with agency’s largest-ever fine of $120 million

Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? USA TODAY The Federal Communications Commission has levied its largest fine ever, targeting a Florida-based robocall network it says was …

Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas data laws

Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas data laws

The push comes after a series of contradictory rulings in the US. Access to data stored overseas has become a contentious issue with tech companies and the US government. Today, in a speech given to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank …

Tesla Said in Talks With Labels for Music-Streaming Service

Tesla Said in Talks With Labels for Music-Streaming Service

Tesla Inc. is in talks with record labels about creating its own music-streaming service, according to a person familiar with the matter. It’s unclear if the automaker will ultimately decide to go forward with the service or continue with its current …

An electric motorcycle startup backed by Tesla's founders has big plans for its battery tech

An electric motorcycle startup backed by Tesla’s founders has big plans for its battery tech

California-based Alta Motors plans to extend its reach beyond the electric motorcycle market. The startup has been working on lightweight, electric motorcycles since it was founded in stealth mode in 2010. But Alta Motors plans to eventually sell its …

Love stickers? PicsArt now has more than a million that are free to use

Love stickers? PicsArt now has more than a million that are free to use

If you’re looking for a specific sticker, PicsArt probably has it – or could help you make it. Just two months after launching the ability to make customer stickers, PicsArt now has one of the biggest collections of free stickers in the world. The mobile …

Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves

Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves

Elon Musk has hired a new director of AI research at Tesla, and it may signal a plan to rethink the way its automated driving works. This week, Musk poached Andrej Karpathy, an expert on vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning from OpenAI, a non …

Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick’s return

The majority of Uber’s investors may have wanted its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick out, but some employees of the ride-hailing company are already calling for his return. In a petition that began circulating within Uber on Wednesday …

Digital Celebrities Rely On New Trade Group to Set Ad Disclosure Rules

Digital Celebrities Rely On New Trade Group to Set Ad Disclosure Rules

Andrew Fitzpatrick, online-famous for his humorous beat-boxing videos under the pseudonym 80Fitz, makes money from work for brands as an influencer, incorporating their products into his videos. The problem? There aren’t clear rules for how to say he’s …

Local ISP claims Comcast sabotaged it into shutting down

Local ISP claims Comcast sabotaged it into shutting down

As in, physically cut its lines in a not-accidental way. Comcast, everyone’s favorite internet service provider, is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly destroying a local business. According to the complaint, as the telecom giant encroached on the turf of …

Caltech's 'lensless camera' could make our phones truly flat

Caltech’s ‘lensless camera’ could make our phones truly flat

It uses math and optical sensors to simulate the effect of a lens. Even as our phones get thinner, there’s one spot that keeps sticking out: the camera lens. Taking good pictures and being able to focus at multiple distances requires a layer of glass that …

To get more drones in U.S. skies, the industry is asking Trump for something rare: More regulation

To get more drones in U.S. skies, the industry is asking Trump for something rare: More regulation

This morning, President Trump invited a number of key players from the drone industry to attend meetings at the White House to discuss looming regulatory questions and assess how the business of drones is poised to grow. The Trump administration said it …

FCC proposes record fine for man in robocall scheme

FCC proposes record fine for man in robocall scheme

Federal regulators have proposed an unprecedented $120 million fine against a Florida man who allegedly perpetrated a massive telephone “spoofing” scam in order to peddle timeshare services and other products. The financial penalty – which if approved in …

How’s Uber’s New Tipping Policy Working for Drivers So Far?

How’s Uber’s New Tipping Policy Working for Drivers So Far?

Uber drivers in three major markets have already gotten their first taste of the rideshare giant’s new in-app tipping option, and while many agree it’s a positive step, some say it ignores the larger problem of falling fares. The new tipping option is …

Zuckerberg Seeks To Bring Communities Together

Zuckerberg Seeks To Bring Communities Together

Zuckerberg Seeks To Bring Communities Together Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring more meaning to its nearly 2 billion users by shepherding them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions. (June 22 …

Facebook has a new mission statement: 'to bring the world closer together'

Facebook has a new mission statement: ‘to bring the world closer together’

Facebook has a new mission statement. Instead of making the world “more open and connected,” Facebook’s goal now is to “bring the world closer together,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a Thursday event in Chicago for Facebook group admins. The announcement …

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot. Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules …

Facebook gives up on making the world more open and connected, now wants to bring the world closer together

Facebook gives up on making the world more open and connected, now wants to bring the world closer together

Facebook announced a massive change today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared the company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users has a new mission statement: Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. The old mission was …

Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Dispenser Explodes, Family Says

Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Dispenser Explodes, Family Says

A popular lifestyle blogger in France has died, after a whipped cream dispenser exploded and hit her in the chest, her family said. Rebecca Burger — who had a large following on Instagram and often wrote about fashion, food and fitness — was killed in …

Uber employees are circulating a petition to ask the board to let Travis Kalanick return

Uber employees are circulating a petition to ask the board to let Travis Kalanick return

Uber employees are circulating a petition asking the board to allow Travis Kalanick to stay at the company, according to an email Recode obtained. “Nobody is perfect, but I fundamentally believe he can evolve into the leader Uber needs today and that he …

Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

At Facebook’s first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includes mod tools like insights into how and when members are active.

This company spent two years perfecting gym socks, and it paid off

This company spent two years perfecting gym socks, and it paid off

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. For the longest time, I didn’t put much thought into my gym socks. As long as they were …

Amazon's Echo Show now displays security camera feeds

Amazon’s Echo Show now displays security camera feeds

You no longer need to be next to your phone to view your security camera’s live feed on demand. Amazon today announced Alexa compatibility with a bunch of cameras, including Nest, Netgear Arlo, Logitech, August, Ring, Vivint, Ezviz, Amcrest and IC Realtime.

Mark Zuckerberg was Travis Kalanick before we ever knew the name

Mark Zuckerberg was Travis Kalanick before we ever knew the name

In post-dot com era Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg was the poster child for all things bro culture. The flip-flop clad, hoodie-wearing savant was thrust into the spotlight in his early 20s, and with his rise to fame came elements of toxic culture we didn’t …

IT'S US OR THEM: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon's cloud

IT’S US OR THEM: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon’s cloud

Walmart has issued a warning to tech companies it does business with: don’t use Amazon’s cloud services. Amazon has quickly emerged as the dominant player in cloud-based storage and computing power with its Amazon Web Services program. Now, Walmart is …

Eric Schmidt and Bill Maris are helping build a startup network in Southern California

Eric Schmidt and Bill Maris are helping build a startup network in Southern California

Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and GV co-founder Bill Maris are throwing their connections behind a new nonprofit. The Alliance for Southern California Innovation is aimed at promoting tech entrepreneurship in the region, with a focus on health …

This electric self-driving potato is the Tesla of shitty robots

This electric self-driving potato is the Tesla of shitty robots

Tesla is about to face some stiff competition: One unusually resourceful tinkerer has built a futuristic potato robot that has the capacity to drive autonomously – and charge its own battery. Built by developer Marek Baczynski, the quirky mini-vehicle …

German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

The country is considering a law that would fine social networks for failure to remove hate speech. Late last year, Germany proposed a bill that would fine social media providers, such as Facebook and Twitter, for failure to remove hate speech within 24 …

Hand Me That Wrench: Farmers and Apple Fight Over the Toolbox

Hand Me That Wrench: Farmers and Apple Fight Over the Toolbox

Like any farmer, Guy Mills Jr. has had his share of equipment trouble. In the past, Mills, who grows corn, soybean and alfalfa on his 3,810-acre farm in Ansley, Neb., would have fixed his machinery himself. But like so many essential tools, Mills …

New Virgin Mobile Deal Offers a Year of Unlimited Data for Just $1

New Virgin Mobile Deal Offers a Year of Unlimited Data for Just $1

Virgin Mobile is offering the deal of the year on cell phone service. If you purchase an iPhone through Virgin (which runs on the Sprint network), you’ll pay just $1 for a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text and data service for the smartphone, the …

Google's latest Doodle can make anyone feel like an amazing musician

Google’s latest Doodle can make anyone feel like an amazing musician

Oskar Fischinger was a German-American artist, musician and animator who created mesmerising animations that paired together music and abstract visuals. He was born on June 22, 1900, and died on 31 January, 1967. On Thursday, Google is honouring what would …

Inside France’s Zenly, the social mapping app that was just bought by Snap

Inside France’s Zenly, the social mapping app that was just bought by Snap

No matter. The French entrepreneurs decided to give it one anyway. That unlikely bet seems to have paid off with reports that Snap has acquired the company for more than $250 million, according to TechCrunch. The deal came to light after Snap earlier this …

How chatbots are pumping up customer service

How chatbots are pumping up customer service

It’s no secret that in this instant gratification economy, customers demand immediate responsiveness from brands and expect fast and reliable customer service across all channels. Customer care is moving quickly to keep up with evolving technological …

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Uber CEO quits under investor pressure

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns, who should replace him?

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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

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Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO under investor pressure | Economic Times

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