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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:13 PM PDT

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:54 PM PDT

Uber Searches for a New CEO in Wake of Kalanick's Departure

Uber Searches for a New CEO in Wake of Kalanick's Departure

Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO. That's a lot for...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:50 AM PDT

Could San Diego Be The New Hub for Virtual Reality?

Could San Diego Be The New Hub for Virtual Reality?

The co-founder of San Diego Startup Week, Austin Neudecker, said Wednesday he believes San Diego could become a new leader in the world of virtual reality.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:25 AM PDT

Google Tech Campus Plan Gets OK from San Jose City Council

Google Tech Campus Plan Gets OK from San Jose City Council

The San Jose City Council has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Google for the sale of city property in the heart of the city to be used for the technology company's proposed transit village...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 04:20 AM PDT

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from his position at the ride-hailing app company he co-founded, Kalanick said in a statement Tuesday. Kalanick's exit came under pressure from investors amid accusations of a...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:26 AM PDT

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 09:17 AM PDT

Instagram Stories Pass Snapchat in Daily Users

Instagram Stories Pass Snapchat in Daily Users

Snapchat changed the social media world in 2013 with its creation of a "stories" feature, but the platform no longer leads the pack. Instagram Stories has surpassed Snapchat Stories in number of daily active...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM PDT

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:26 AM PDT

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Snap, the company behind the social media app Snapchat, saw a spike in its shares on Monday after the announcement of a new deal with Time Warner. The deal is valued at $100 million, people familiar with the...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 02:42 PM PDT

Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online Extremism

Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online Extremism

Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. The renewed efforts arrive in the...

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