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Tesla reportedly wants to develop its own music service

It may not be enough for the electric-car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service, too, a move that would pit the company against market leader Spotify, and the aggressive efforts by Apple to […]

Could Travis Kalanick be like Steve Jobs, and run Uber once again?

The resignation of Uber’s Travis Kalanick this week punctuated an unusually steep fall for a highflying chief executive. But the emergence of an employee petition calling for his return — combined with his outsize voting power on a board that still includes longtime allies — makes clear that his future and the company’s are likely […]

The FCC’s independent chair is getting too cozy with the White House, critics say

Correction: An earlier version of this story suggested that Pai was in the same room as Trump. In fact, he attended a breakout session with other meeting members in a different building. Much of the media coverage surrounding President Trump's meetings with tech industry executives this week has focused on the companies in the room — […]

As Apple Music grows, it wants to pay labels less. Here’s why that is important.

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

In the two years since its release, Apple Music has been gunning for Spotify's spot atop the music streaming world, playing the upstart as it rushes to occupy territory as an ambitious, new competitor. It's made some important strides. Show More Summary

It’s not just you: Your iPhone storage isn’t going as far as it used to

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Nearly every iPhone owner's been there: you're snapping pictures or getting ready to download a new game, and you get that dreaded message warning you that your storage is almost full. So much for watching that movie on the plane. If you feel like your storage is filling up faster than it used to, you may be […]

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster Internet from space

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

For many, it's been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free Internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have all explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential — the developing world. But now, […]

More tech execs are descending on the White House. Here’s what you need to know.

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Days after Apple, Microsoft and other Silicon Valley companies visited the White House, President Trump is preparing to meet with more tech and telecom executives Thursday to talk about drones, Internet access and startups. The daylong...Show More Summary

Facebook takes a step to stop ‘catfishing’ — starting in India

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Your Facebook profile picture is intensely personal. So how would you feel if you saw your face on another profile? It's a commonly reported problem on the social network, and the firm is addressing the issue — trying out new protections first in India. Starting Wednesday, Facebook is introducing new privacy tools to users there, where the […]

Remember Pokémon Go? This is how it’s trying to lure you back.

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Pokémon Go hit a fever pitch last July as fans of the mobile augmented-reality app became obsessed with (and sometimes injured) trying to catch the game's little monsters in the real world. But after the novelty of seeing a Pikachu “in the wild” wore off, many users deleted the game's app — leaving Pokémon Go to a […]

The next iPhone could have a lot in common with Google Glass

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Augmented reality is one of Apple's big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world? A new report from UBS Securities analyst Steven Milunovich offers some interesting possibilities. Show More Summary

Lost your controller? Nintendo Switch has you covered.

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Nintendo's Switch console got a substantial software update that literally helps it keep its act together. The portable console has detachable controllers — two adjectives that are essentially code for “easy to lose.” With the new Switch update, users will now be able to use the main console to make the controllers vibrate, letting you know where […]

The driver who died in a Tesla crash using Autopilot ignored at least 7 safety warnings

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

When Joshua Brown's Tesla slammed into the side of a tractor-trailer last year at more than 70 miles per hour, the fatal accident became the world's first known car crash involving a partly autonomous vehicle. Now, government investigators say that in the minutes leading up to the collision, Brown was audibly warned six times to keep his hands […]

What you need to know about Trump’s meeting with tech CEOs

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Top executives from Apple, Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google and other Silicon Valley titans met with President Trump on Monday as the White House kicked off an effort to improve the federal government's digital services for everyday Americans. Show More Summary

Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to block terrorists online

To combat the spread of terror-related content online, Facebook announced Thursday that it will bolster its automated and human-powered efforts to flag and take down extremists posts, and will develop data-sharing systems across its family of social media and messaging apps. Show More Summary

Netflix, joining next month’s net neutrality protest, says it will ‘never outgrow’ the fight

Netflix is reentering the fray over net neutrality, saying it'll participate in an online protest next month designed to draw attention to a high-stakes fight over the future of the Internet. The streaming video company said Thursday that it will “never outgrow” its advocacy for net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers should not arbitrarily manipulate […]

Uber and CEO Travis Kalanick are being sued by a woman who was raped by a driver in India

A Texas woman who was raped in India by an Uber driver is suing the ride-hailing company after its executives allegedly obtained and shared her medical records without permission, according to court filings. The woman behind the suit is identified only as Jane Doe. She accused Uber, as well as three current and former executives, […]

Billionaire David Bonderman resigns from Uber board after ‘inappropriate’ remark about women

Billionaire businessman David Bonderman resigned his seat on the Uber board Tuesday night after making what he called an “inappropriate” joke about women at an event designed to address widespread allegations of sexual harassment at the company. At the event earlier Tuesday, Bonderman quipped that adding female members to Uber's board of directors would make it […]

Uber board member cracks ‘inappropriate’ joke about women at company event on sexual harassment

Billionaire businessman David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, apologized Tuesday for making what he called an “inappropriate” comment about women at a company-wide meeting that was aimed at addressing the harassment of women and other unprofessional conduct within the company. At the event, Bonderman made a joke about women, saying that adding female board […]

What is the ‘Rooney Rule’ that Uber just adopted?

As part of sweeping reforms that Uber is adopting, the troubled ride-hailing company said it will change its hiring practices to draw more women and minorities. Uber said it will follow the recommendations in a report by former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and institute a version of the “Rooney Rule,” a hiring policy […]

Ex-Uber engineer whose complaint started firm’s internal investigation dismisses findings as “optics”

Susan Fowler is not impressed. Fowler is widely credited with causing ride-hailing giant Uber to launch an internal investigation into its workplace culture after her personal blog post earlier this year detailed her experiences as an Uber engineer. Show More Summary

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