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Twitter, for once, is soaring and says it's seeing less abuse on site

Twitter may be having its best day ever — or at least, in a while.  In the early morning hours Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about the Ninth Circuit rules and the "slowest economic growth." Wall Street expected to see slow growth and a downturn on Twitter. Show More Summary

United is in trouble yet again after giant rabbit dies on flight

Uh oh, United is in trouble again.  A giant rabbit which was poised to become the world's biggest has died on one of its transatlantic flights.  The three-foot (90cm), 10-month continental giant rabbit, named Simon, died while in the...Show More Summary

Netflix is entering China through a local licensing deal

After being locked out of the massive Chinese market by regulators, Netflix looks set to be able to enter the country after all.  The company has signed a licensing deal with local streaming service iQiyi, which claims over 500 million...Show More Summary

Canadian province to launch North America's first major universal basic income test in 30 years

Thousands of randomly chosen Canadians may soon receive free checks in the mail. The province of Ontario just announced that a major trial run of a universal basic income program could begin as early as this summer. SEE ALSO: Could 2017...Show More Summary

At F8, Facebook failed to convince publishers they actually care about them

Facebook is listening. No, not to your phone calls — probably. They are listening to publishers. And yet, publishers are still wary of the technology company's power and its ability to help them succeed in the new media industry.  SEE...Show More Summary

Facebook tries to pop your media bubble with new related articles feature

Facebook wants to help you get out of your media bubble.  The social network is testing a feature that will provide users with additional context when they see major stories in their News Feeds. This is yet another example of Facebook...Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer is about to get really rich off Yahoo's sale

Marissa Mayer's tenure at Yahoo has been rough, but it'll have a happy ending — at least for her. The Yahoo CEO is in line for a massive $186 million payday once the company finalizes its sale to Verizon, adding on to Mayer's already-generous compensation packages.  The payout puts Mayer among the top CEOs in the U.S. Show More Summary

Google is tweaking is search engine to fight fake news

Google is fighting fake news with its biggest tool: Search. Google announced on Tuesday that it is tweaking its search engine to scuttle misleading or false content, a major move for the company and the world considering Google's dominance...Show More Summary

I've got a gut feeling: Harnessing the power of intuition

Intuition. It’s that voice in the back of your head telling you that you should bring a raincoat or umbrella. It’s that sinking feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when feeling that you’ve been betrayed. It’s the instant connection that you have with your best friend. Show More Summary

Meet HuffPost: New leadership, new look, new name

When talking about the future of the Huffington Post brand, editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen points to the homepage "splash" following the news that Bill O'Reilly had been let go from Fox News.  "BILLY ON THE STREET" blared the headline in big, red letters. Image: mediaite That's a sensibility that Polgreen wants to not just keep but expand. Show More Summary

Shea Moisture apologizes after everyone slammed its ad: 'We really f-ed this one up'

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about “hair hate” and how Shea is their go-to product—prompting cries of whitewashing. Show More Summary

Jimmy Wales' new project is like Wikipedia, but to 'fix' the news

Jimmy Wales, one of the minds behind the internet's cheat sheet, Wikipedia, has launched a new, unaffiliated website called the WikiTribune.  On the site's opening video message, Wales adjusts his glasses and tosses out the site's lofty...Show More Summary

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program

Drivers aren't too happy with Uber — that's not news. SEE ALSO: All the details of Uber's 'PLEASE LOVE US AGAIN' phone call But one driver is taking advantage of a previously unknown business practice, reported by The Information, that made the life of Lyft drivers hell. Show More Summary

Please watch this 40-second video about UberCab, aka Uber from 2010

Meet your new favorite superhero.  This isn't your next Marvel feature film, but man, this is a good movie, I mean, ad. Here we have UberMan, and he wants to "save San Francisco from the incredible distractive and inconvenient transportation system." Ride-hailing giant Uber is having a rough, rough, rough year so far. Show More Summary

Fox News execs accused of hacking host who alleged sexual harassment

Fox News has a whole new problem on its hands — and it could cost its owners a $14 billion deal. Fox News executives have been accused of conducting a social media harassment campaign and hacking into the computer of a former host for...Show More Summary

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation

Snapchat has curated snaps about life in Baghdad to create an Our Story to go live Monday afternoon. That's Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app). Show More Summary

Feeding America wants to wipe out hunger and food waste with the power of a single app

The biggest hunger relief organization in the U.S. is using technology to help restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses fight food waste.  In honor of Earth Day on Saturday, Feeding America launched a new tech platform called MealConnect. Show More Summary

LinkedIn hits 500 million users as it remains the quiet giant of social media

LinkedIn just hit a big milestone — the social networking platform now has more than 500 million users, according to a statement the company sent out on Monday. In other words, you can now easily peruse the resumes of half a billionShow More Summary

Get ready for robot CEOs, says major CEO

It's the classic ABCs of business — Always Be Computing. The CEO of Asia's largest ecommerce company said at a conference in China over the weekend he believes that we're just a few decades away from having robots run our companies.  SEE...Show More Summary

5 phrases your boss is dying to hear you say

Fact: At some point, every one of us has (or had) a boss. In so many ways, we look to them to have all the answers. At every rung in the ladder, we expect our bosses to actually lead us, guide us, and be our mentors. But managers don’t know everything, and more often than not, they need our help, too. Show More Summary

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