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Facebook CEO to meet with Glenn Beck, other conservatives
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NEW YORK (AP) — Radio host Glenn Beck and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks are some of the conservative leaders Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with this week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, follows a report that Facebook employed bias in the way it
Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might need the help; it faces slowing iPhone sales and tougher restrictions on its
Google wants new emojis to represent professional women
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form. In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set "with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and
Facebook tells Thai users their data not given to government
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BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook is seeking to reassure Thai users that it safeguards their private data, after a series of arrests raised concerns the social network had failed to protect personal information from Thailand's military government. A statement from Facebook's Asia-Pacific spokeswoman,
Facebook's No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook's No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg says she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent until her husband died a year ago. In a touching Mother's Day weekend post on Facebook, Sandberg says the odds are stacked against single moms. Many live in
Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years
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WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years. "I don't find it that unsettling," Marchionne said Friday. "I see this as having tremendous use in
For virtual reality makers, a new version of an old struggle
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to virtual reality, how exclusive is exclusive? After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive
Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions
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Exxon and FuelCell Energy will jointly develop technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants. Shares of FuelCell jumped 8 Thursday. The companies will pursue technology that uses carbonate fuel cells to generate power while capturing carbon dioxide, which
Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name
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BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags. The court said Apple failed to prove iPhone was a "famous brand" in China before the local company applied for a trademark in 2007, an
Move over drones, driverless cars _ unmanned ship up next
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews. The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000
Solar plane takes off from California for Arizona
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane took off from California for Arizona early Monday to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 flew from Mountain View south of San Francisco shortly after 5 a.m. Monday for an
Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before. The Soyuz 2.1a booster blasted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East in the early hours. The Roscosmos space agency said in a
Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake
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TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier, but it postponed Thursday giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month. The quakes
First launch from new Russian spaceport delayed
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MOSCOW (AP) — The launch of the first rocket from Russia's new space facility has been delayed by a day after a last-minute problem. The Wednesday launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying three satellites was to inaugurate space flight from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East. The
Belgium urges EU to help gather sensitive social media data
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has urged the European Union to help anti-terror investigators gather electronic data from social media to prevent attacks like those in Brussels last month. Justice Minister Koen Geens said Monday that "terrorists are using Viber, WhatsApp, Twitter, Skype or Facebook
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