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EU Fines Chipmaker Qualcomm For ‘Predatory Pricing’
In yet another European Union move against a U.S. tech giant, the bloc’s antitrust chief on Thursday fined chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of “predatory pricing” to drive a competitor out of the market. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margreth
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Report Finds California Government It Security Flaws
California’s state auditor raised alarms about information security in some state offices and called for additional oversight and regular assessments. The report from Auditor Elaine Howle comes amid scrutiny of how companies and governments alike han
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Netflix’s 2q Dud Rattles Investors As Competition Heats Up
Netflix’s video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million wor
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Lawmaker: Expand Compensation From Nuclear Weapons Testing
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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For Formula E Teams, Winning Is Almost Secondary
Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That’s a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named
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China’s Growth Cools Further As Tariff War Pressures Mount
China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down
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Russia Launches Major New Telescope Into Space After Delays
A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn
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China Launches Star, Tech Stock Market To Boost Industry
Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. Regulators have approved 25 companies in information technology and other fields
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Superpower: Macbook Pro And Air Models Refreshed
As Apple bids farewell to the MacBook for a second time, we take a closer look at its history, explore whether there’s a gap in the market for a 12-inch model, and get hands-on with the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks which serve as the Mac
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Apple Park: INSIDE THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE LAND-BASED SPACESHIP
Is it a donut? Is it spaceship? Perhaps, but really, it’s Apple Park – now officially one of the most expensive buildings on the planet. Following an official, but challenging assessment by Santa Clara County, the campus in Cupertino has now been val
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Retail Rivals Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party
The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it’s benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. Large retailers that generated annual revenue of at least a billion dollars, enjoyed a
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With Big Tech’s Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon
While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could l
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Facebook Faces $5b Ftc Fine, Largest Ever In Tech
At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared
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Facebook’s Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception In Congress
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to
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Nevada: Feds Should Restudy Seismic Risk At Nuke Dump Site
Nevada’s governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation’s most radioactive nuclear waste at a site
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Harvard Student To Help Sioux Falls Crack Transit Code
Mayor Paul TenHaken wants a City Hall that innovates its way out of persistent challenges like affordable housing, public transportation and government budgeting. He’s already created an Innovation and Technology Department, found room in the budget
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Major Economies Raise Red Flags Over Facebook’s Libra
Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra should not come into use before “serious regulatory and systemic concerns” are addressed. The chairman’s concluding summary from th
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Cyberattacks Inflict Deep Harm At Technology-rich Schools
Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Conne
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Myths And Risks In App That Gives You Peek Into Older Self
Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selve
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Reigns With Record 32 Emmy Nominations
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television
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Hawaii Protesters Press On To Stop Telescope, Face Arrest
Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii’s highest peak and prompting the arrest o
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Spacex: Leaky Valve Caused Crew Capsule To Explode In Test
A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company’s effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investi
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Mystery Of NSA Leak Lingers As Stolen Document Case Winds Up
Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as “breath
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Trump Trade Representative To Investigate French Tech Tax
The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook — a move that could lead to U.S. taxes on French imports. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that
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Big Earthquakes Raise Interest In West Coast Warning System
The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast. The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in Cal
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California Democrats Turn Up Pressure On Gig Economy
The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. “They use a lot of really cute
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Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology In Arizona
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had deep ties to
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Us Terminates Funds For Anti -iran Twitter Feed
The State Department said it has terminated support for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and journalists, some of whom are U.S. citizens. Lea Gab
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