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In His Words: Mark Zuckerberg addresses Harvard Class of '17

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 years after dropping out to focus on what's now the world's biggest social network. President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends,...Show More Summary

Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg's speech

Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg's speech Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is aShow More Summary

Harvard campus news site hacked to troll Mark Zuckerberg

A mystery hacker has it out for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. Internet users outside...Show More Summary

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. On Tuesday, Zuckerberg and Chan live-streamed a video from Zuckerberg's old dorm room on his Facebook page.

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regionalShow More Summary

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent. The scandal came to light after it was discovered that sexually explicit photos of female and male Marines were being shared on a secret Facebook page.

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. To start a fundraiser, scroll down the "menu" icon on mobile until you get to the "fundraisers" category.

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Williams didn't offer specifics about her goals as a corporate director,...Show More Summary

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

The event got little coverage from Chinese newspapers and broadcasters, suggesting they might have received orders to avoid mentioning Google, which closed its China-based search engine in 2010 in a dispute over censorship and computer hacking.

Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

In April, a JetBlue Airways crew called airport police to meet a man who they said continued to record a selfie video during a security-sensitive time in flight, while the cockpit door was opened. With airline customer service in decline,...Show More Summary

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is keeping an eye on what you're buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when their digital ads translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

[...] innovation has slowed down since 2014, when the Surface Pro 3 got a fully adjustable kickstand to give the screen a broader range of viewing angles, similar to real laptops. The Surface's stylus will now mimic pencil shading when...Show More Summary

Computer starts go match against Chinese champion

WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate.

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Hira told reporters another important area is Sony's TV sector, which has been in the black for the last few years, after losing money for a decade.

Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets

Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball's trajectory. The app also lets you hover over icons toShow More Summary

Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest online retailer, Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. Drones are part of the industry's response to the challenge...Show More Summary

Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults

Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. While the systems can be used by kids pranking each other, app developers and school officials say most claims end up being credible. [...]Show More Summary

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

Founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, the company was last week given official approval to conduct three test launches from a remote peninsula in the South Pacific nation. Rocket Lab sees an emerging market in delivering lots of small...Show More Summary

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