Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image published on October 20th, 2018 at 02:04 AM Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM After years on the stock market’s sidelines, a number of highly valued Silicon Valley companies are gearing up to go public as soon as next year. Among the IPO candidates are ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies.
Former Chinese Internet Czar Pleads Guilty to Corruption published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM Lu Wei, the man who once led President Xi Jinping’s campaign to turn China into a cyberpower, pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a case that Beijing has trumpeted as a demonstration of its commitment to a wide-ranging antigraft crackdown.
Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Court Rules published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM A federal court ordered a New York trading firm to pay $2.5 million in fines and restitution for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 80 customers who thought they were investing in bitcoin.
Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM Persistent cellular site outages after Hurricane Michael left many first responders and residents of Panama City, Fla., unable to reach loved ones or those in need of help for several days. Here’s how cellphone service fared after recent major storms that made landfall in the U.S.
Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life published on October 19th, 2018 at 02:04 AM When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.