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Twitter says 4 executives are leaving the company
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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says that four executives are leaving the company. Its stock fell more than 4 percent in premarket trading. CEO Jack Dorsey posted a statement to the microblogging service saying that Alex Roetter, Skip Schipper, Katie Stanton and Kevin Weil are exiting the company.
The Latest: Robot prototype draws crowds in Davos
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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local. 4:00 p.m. Meet Hubo. In the near future, Hubo will do all the home chores for you. Oh
Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media
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BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent
The Latest: Facebook's Sandberg: Biz must resolve gender gap
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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from Davos, where business and world leaders are attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. All times local. 1:45 p.m. Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says the world won't change for the good if only men continue
Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads
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BOSTON (AP) — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts. But as part of an effort to draw in a younger audience, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is loaning select patrons iPads loaded with content specific to each
Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built
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CAIRO (AP) — An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure. Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the Heritage Innovation
US government developing policies for self-driving cars
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DETROIT (AP) — The federal government wants to get autonomous vehicles on the road more quickly, and says it will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx — surrounded by representatives from General Motors and
Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics reached a partial agreement on workplace safety with sickened workers and their families, nearly a decade after the death of a 22-year-old chip worker from leukemia galvanized concern about conditions in South Korea's semiconductor industry. The
With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan
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DETROIT (AP) — Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it's reinventing it — with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech features and a first-ever hybrid version that Chrysler hopes will make minivans popular again. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be unveiled Monday
Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo, real-life drug connection
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has stepped out of the fictional drug-trafficker roles she played on TV and finds herself involved in the real world of drug capos. She's credited by U.S. actor Sean Penn with setting up a secret meeting with the world's most-wanted drug
The latest gadgets: Smartphone, smartwatch, smart ... tail?
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Perhaps the most whimsical thing being pitched at the massive CES gadget show is a mechanical fuzzy tail that you can clip on like a seatbelt and control
The latest in gadgets: Google, Lenovo to sell 3-D eyed phone
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Google and Lenovo said Thursday that they would begin selling a smartphone that can see in distances and can do things like measure the height of your
The latest in gadgets: Making apps and robots that think
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local): 6:15 p.m. IBM CEO Virginia Rometty says the future of gadgets is not just connectivity, but the ability to analyze and "think." While IBM isn't known for
Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter's
Driverless taxi on Seoul campus offers glimpse of future
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a glimpse into the future of autonomous public transport. Seo Seung-Woo, director of the Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center at Seoul National
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