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Meg Whitman, one of Silicon Valley's best-known execs, is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO, Meg Whitman, is stepping down in February. She will be replaced by Antonio Neri, the current president of HPE. Whitman, who joined HPE's predecessor, Hewlett-Packard, in 2011, was recently identified...Show More Summary

4 reasons why 'Justice League' has flopped at the box office (TWX)

The release of Warner Bros.’s latest DC Comics title, “Justice League,” was a decade-plus in the making and the payoff for the years releasing standalone movies — from “Man of Steel” (Superman) to “Wonder Woman.” But the mixture of poor...Show More Summary

Mug shots: How Ars Technica editors prefer to stay caffeinated

Whether coffee or tea, cocoa or Soylent, your mug reveals more than beverage choice.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp impressions: Nintendo should be ashamed

Lots of good AC series content, but core experience is too low on free-to-play scale.

Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach

"Uber knew or should have known its security systems were inadequate."

Uber is in hot water after a major cyberattack cover-up — here's the long list of scandals the company has weathered so far

Uber is plagued by a long list of scandals, ranging from reports of sexual harassment to aggressive strategies to take down the competition. The company has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons, dealing with sexual harassment...Show More Summary

The 21 apps you should download first for your new iPhone X (AAPL)

You've managed to get your hands on an iPhone X and now you want to fill it up with apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's $999 smartphone.  To help you get started, we've picked our favorites. This list includes bothShow More Summary

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. Show More Summary

Samsung's next flagship smartphone may make an early appearance in January (SSNLF)

Samsung's next high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, may come earlier than usual. They may make their first appearance as early as next January, at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They will reportedly be "iterative"...Show More Summary

YouTube will block ads against creepy videos targeted at children (GOOG)

Multiple reports show that there's a growing trend on YouTube for disturbing content featuring children — like showing them tied up or wearing revealing clothing. Another trend involves showing cartoon characters that are popular with...Show More Summary

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will stop using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X (AAPL)

The Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted to using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X. Students said they worked 11-hour days, which is a breach of Chinese labour law. The scandal comes after Apple reportedly faced delays in...Show More Summary

The CEO of SnapLogic tells us why he's so enthusiastic about staging an IPO

SnapLogic CEO Gaurav Dhillon says he intends to stage an IPO for his company. "If it has enough cash it has the ability to weather any storm," he says. He sees Amazon's Jeff Bezos as a model CEO for a publically traded company. Tech CEOs are often pretty cagey when you ask them if they will take their companies public. Show More Summary

There's been no contact with a missing Argentine submarine, and the search is entering a 'critical phase'

The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a "critical phase" on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, an Argentine navy spokesman said. Favorable weather...Show More Summary

Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling Bank

In another example of Starling Bank jumping on the Open Banking/PSD2 train before legislation in the U.K. and Europe next year will force banks to do so, it is launching its latest API partnership: this time with Yoyo Wallet, the U.K.-based mobile payment and loyalty platform. Read More

Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C

Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returningShow More Summary

The rise of SPACs

Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The last significant “re-invention” emerged in the height of the dot-com boom when online brokers started selling newly issued shares directly to retail customers. Show More Summary

Uber's data breach was relatively small when compared to the Yahoo hack

On Tuesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi quietly announced that Uber had suffered a large data breach in 2016. The worst part? The company reportedly paid the hackers $100,000 to cover it up, and failed to disclose the hack in a timely manner. Show More Summary

Watch how SpaceX salvages its $40 million rockets for reuse

In just one year, SpaceX has made rocket landings routine. But we must not forget that this is a giant step toward reusable rockets and a new era of affordable space flight. Michael Wagner with USLaunchReport chronicles the historic return of many of these used rockets and posts them on the USLaunchReport's YouTube channel. Show More Summary

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