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Google, Facebook and other tech giants to support Trump's $200 million STEM plan

Google, Facebook and other tech giants to support Trump's $200 million STEM plan

1 hour ago   |   SiliconBeat

White House initiative reportedly backed by major Silicon Valley tech firms has a 'goal' of spending $200 million to expand access to STEM education, with a computer-science focus.
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Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global

Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global

1 hour ago   |   TechCrunch   |   2 articles

Product Hunt's first employee Erik Torenberg is ready to fund fresh new startups, not just reveal them to the world. Today is the soft launch of Village Global, a seed and...
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Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

2 hours ago   |   Engadget

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it...
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Facebook, Google bound to change handling of politics ads - marketing executives

3 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

NEW YORK - Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of...
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WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell: Google and Facebook should worry about government regulation

WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell: Google and Facebook should worry about government regulation

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell believes that Facebook and Google have a reason to be worried. In a conversation with best-selling author and long-time New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta...
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Chinese government blocks WhatsApp chat service - CNET

4 hours ago   |   CNET   |   3 articles

Facebook might have to lower its billion-user tally now that its encrypted text-messaging service is reportedly no longer available in China.
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Facebook, Google and Amazon too big? Why that question keeps coming up

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org

For more than a decade now, our love affair with three high-profile tech companies has been torrid.
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WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

5 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   3 articles

WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the country's government, with text messaging as well as photo and video sharing not currently functional. However...
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Former Astronaut Rebukes President Trump, Calling His NFL Comments 'Reprehensible'

5 hours ago   |   Space   |   2 articles

Former NASA astronaut and former NFL player Leland Melvin posted an open letter to President Donald Trump on Facebook, expressing disappointment at many of the president's...
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Tech stocks sell-off deepens fears of shift away from sector

6 hours ago   |   Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO - Technology stocks including Facebook , Microsoft and Alphabet dropped sharply on Monday, increasing worries that the top-performing sector is falling out of...
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MacOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11

MacOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11

Autoplay video: The bane of the web. You either hate them, or are completely disgusted by them. Fortunately, with Safari 11 in macOS High Sierra (Safari 11 is also available... Read more ...

Apple is now using Google to power Siri search - ditching Microsoft

Apple is now using Google to power Siri search - ditching Microsoft

Apple announced on Monday that it was switching several of Siri's search features to Google Search instead of using Microsoft's Bing search engine. Now, when you ask Apple's... Read more ...

Twitter just explained why it won't block Trump for tweets that North Korea...

Twitter just explained why it won't block Trump for tweets that North Korea considers a declaration of war

Donald Trump's tweets have long raised questions about whether they violate Twitter's rules prohibiting abusive behavior on the service. On Monday, after a Trump tweet... Read more ...

Report: Security hole in macOS Keychain puts passwords at risk

Report: Security hole in macOS Keychain puts passwords at risk

Apple released macOS High Sierra on Monday, so it should be a nice way to spotlight the Mac this week after last week's iOS 11 and iPhone 8 releases. But a report by a security... Read more ...

Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global

Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global

Product Hunt's first employee Erik Torenberg is ready to fund fresh new startups, not just reveal them to the world. Today is the soft launch of Village Global, a seed and... Read more ...

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen control panel detailed in new video

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen control panel detailed in new video

Shortly after Tesla rolled its first eagerly-anticipated Model 3 off the assembly line back in July, we got a ride in the car and were impressed. But we were skeptical of the... Read more ...

NASA explains why the world didn't end on September 23

NASA explains why the world didn't end on September 23

People have predicted the end of the world since ancient days, and this past September 23 was no exception. The Internet was alight with a doomsday prediction that billed this... Read more ...

Pinterest's Lens tech powers Target's visual search tool

Pinterest's Lens tech powers Target's visual search tool

Pinterest gave us all access to its Lens tool last March. In May, the company added some new foodie options, including a way to find recipes based on photos of your meal. It's... Read more ...

Netflix will help improve in-flight WiFi so you can stream its shows on planes

Netflix will help improve in-flight WiFi so you can stream its shows on planes

Netflix will help airlines improve in-flight WiFi as part of a larger effort to get its streaming service on more flights. The company detailed its plans today at the 2017 APEX... Read more ...

Verizon discontinued its bad smartwatch

Verizon discontinued its bad smartwatch

Verizon has discontinued its Wear24 smartwatch only four months after its release. Verizon confirmed to The Verge that the Wear24 has been discontinued. If you try to navigate... Read more ...