Technology

Apple Tops $800 Billion Market Cap for First Time

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, May 10 – Apple Inc became the first U.S. company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalization on Tuesday, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold. The iPhone maker’s shares have gained 33 percent this year and almost 50 percent since the U.S.

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Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website’s blocking

NKARA, May 9 – Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey’s constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey. Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog said two weeks ago that access to Wikipedia had been blocked, citing a

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Facebook to Hire 3,000 Workers to Fix Violent Video Problem

By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 – Facebook Inc will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, in its most dramatic move yet to combat the biggest threat to its valuable public image. The hiring spree, announced by Chief

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Facebook to Roll Out New Tools to Tackle Fake News

Dec 15 – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a number of new tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on the social media network. The company will make it easier for users to flag fake articles on their News Feed, and will also work with organizations such as fact-checking website

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NASA Troubleshooting Problem with Mars Rover Drill

By Irene Klotz SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14 – NASA‘s Mars rover Curiosity has halted its trek up a mountain filled with potentially habitable niches for life while engineers troubleshoot a problem with one of its key instruments, scientists said on Tuesday. Curiosity landed on Mars four years ago to determine if the planet most like

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Google Extends Conservative Outreach as Trump Calls Tech Meeting

By Julia Love and Ginger Gibson SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 14  – Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama. In the weeks since the Nov. 8

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Fugitive Indian Tycoon Mallya Cries Foul over Twitter Hack

MUMBAI, Dec 11 – Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya said on Friday that his Twitter account had been penetrated by a hacking group called Legion, which posted links to what it alleged were details of Mallya’s bank accounts, offshore investments and luxury cars. Mallya, a flamboyant former billionaire who made his fortune from a liquor

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