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Samsung faces a crucial smartphone launch as its top executive faces a sentencing hearing

17 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Samsung faces two potentially crucial moments this week -- the launch of a new smartphone and a hearing that will determine whether its vice chairman will spend the next 12 years in jail. On Wednesday the company will debut the successor to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 -- the Galaxy Note 8. The latest addition […]

11,000 people are begging Disney to stay on Netflix

More than 11,000 people have signed an online petition asking Disney to reconsider its decision to remove its shows and films from Netflix as it launches its own streaming service. Their argument? Disney's decision restricts the entertainment choices they can pick from on a limited budget. “The move might make business sense for Disney, which is eager to get a piece […]

Can GE’s former chief executive turn Uber around?

As an embattled Uber searches for a new chief executive to replace Travis Kalanick, one person has emerged as a front-runner, according to Recode: General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt. After a 16-year run as GE’s chairman and chief executive, Immelt brings to Uber a high-profile name and proven experience leading an industry giant, experts say. But […]

Google’s newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

At the height of the day’s solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based on the familiar Android robot logo. Google traditionally names its operating systems after sweet treats; […]

Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Not everyone in Silicon Valley agrees with how major tech companies have grappled with white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. The San Francisco based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a major player in debates over civil liberties and digital privacy said in a blog post Thursday that Google and GoDaddy booting a far-right website from their services […]

Facebook shut down anonymous employee group after Trump was elected, report says

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous employee group following the election of Donald Trump, after it devolved into a forum for divisive political commentary that alarmed management, according to a report by Business Insider. Named Facebook Anon, the group was formed in March 2015 as a side project by some employees and hosted innocuous […]

Online activist group Anonymous posts what it says are private contact details for 22 GOP Congressmen

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A group affiliated with the online activist group known as Anonymous today posted what it says are the private cell phone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid to push for President Trump's impeachment, reigniting the use of hacked information in U.S. political battles. Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online […]

Mark Zuckerberg vows to remove violent threats from Facebook

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network Wednesday to condemn white supremacists and pledged to remove violent threats and posts celebrating hate crimes. "The last few days have been hard to process," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday evening, days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly. "As […]

How Google Home and the Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The death of the landline has been well-documented for years, as cellphones have become the primary phone for the majority of Americans. But now, thanks to tech companies' obsession with the smart home, the home phone is making a comeback. Well, sort of. Google has announced that starting Wednesday it is adding hands-free calling to its Google Home […]

How the alt-right got kicked offline after Charlottesville — from Uber to Google

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The alt-right grew up on the Internet. Now, after Charlottesville, some of the far-right movement's most infamous personalities are getting kicked off. Off Uber, Google and PayPal — in one case, kicked off the web entirely — as tech companies rush to condemn last weekend's violent white nationalist marches and penalize those who condoned them. Show More Summary

What it’s like to shop in Amazon’s version of the convenience store

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

BERKELEY, Calif. — Amazon has been aggressively courting students as part of its experiment to bring its enormous online shopping operation into the bricks-and-mortar world. Now, the company is launching Amazon Instant Pickup, a service that allows customers to order certain items from their smartphones for pickup within minutes of purchase. Show More Summary

Don’t want nude pics from strangers? Change this iPhone setting.

Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realize allows anyone to send pictures to their phones. According to the New York Post, female subway riders in New York received messages alerting them that someone wanted to share a picture with them over AirDrop. The feature is designed to make […]

Is LinkedIn trying to protect your data — or hoard it?

When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn't just your friends and contacts who can see that data. For better or for worse, other companies can legally download that information and use it for themselves, too. That's according to a federal judge who ruled Monday against LinkedIn, the professional networking […]

Google employee ousted for gender manifesto took to Reddit. He found a sympathetic audience.

A former Google engineer who was fired after he circulated an internal memo suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the gender gap in the tech industry and that Google should “stop alienating conservatives,” found a friendly audience on Reddit. James Damore, 28, participated Sunday on the site's Ask Me Anything, a […]

What the Shondaland-Netflix deal means for the future of TV

Shonda Rhimes, the creator behind such smash television hits as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” will soon develop new shows for streaming giant Netflix and the platform's 100 million worldwide subscribers, the company announced Sunday. Show More Summary

Twitter users are reporting Trump’s account for ‘threatening violence’ against North Korea

Can a president be suspended from Twitter for threatening to attack another country? That's what some Twitter users, including actor and former Barack Obama aide Kal Penn, are demanding, after President Trump tweeted Friday morning that U.S. "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely." Military solutions are now […]

Google canceled all-hands meeting after employees were harassed online

Google's chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety. Google was expected to address the controversy surrounding a divisive memo written by a Google engineer...Show More Summary

As Snap reports heavy losses, shares plummet

The company behind Snapchat reported significant losses Thursday and missed expectations for user growth in its second earnings report since going public. While Snap earlier this year said that it “may never achieve or maintain profitability,” the company reported deepening losses of $443 million, a 282 percent jump from last year's $115 million, in part […]

Uber founder Travis Kalanick sued, accused of fraud

Benchmark Capital, one of Uber's most prominent investors, has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company's founder and former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, calling for him to be removed from the company's board and escalating the tension between them. The suit, first reported by Axios, accuses Kalanick of fraud, breach of contact and breach of fiduciary […]

How to make sense of Facebook’s new video service, Watch

Facebook Watch, the social network's new video site, starts rolling out Thursday. Watch is the social network's first attempt to showcase videos made specifically for Facebook — and change the way we watch video in the process. Or, perhaps more accurately, it's mashing-up the many ways we watch and communicate around video into a way that […]

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