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Fox still plans to complete Sky takeover in…

21st Century Fox says it will continue to pursue its 11.7 billion ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, even though Disney is buying a large part of the company owned by Rupert Murdoch's family

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in

Varsity Gamers: The Competition

Esports teams play some of their most important games on a flashy stage — where bragging rights and cash prizes are on the line.

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in…

Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining film and television studios and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies

What stays, what goes: Disney and Murdoch after the sale

Disney is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family.

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does…

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

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Internet-Connected Toys Are Prone To Hacks And…

As internet-connected toys become more common, they pose a potential problem: The personal information they collect can be hacked.

US firm: Hackers interfered with industrial facility

A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment

Justice Department confirms criminal probe in…

A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a…

With 'net neutrality' rules set for termination, some advocates are bracing for a long fight

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight…

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results, summarize opposing sides on contentious questions

Ex-Exec's Claims Put Facebook on the Defense

Headlines focused this week on an ex-Facebook exec who warned last month about the platform he helped grow, and now the social network is clapping back. Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook's former VP of user growth, said at a Stanford Graduate School of Business appearance he feels "tremendous guilt" over what Facebook...

Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin…

Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of extraditing a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin

Men plead guilty to creating 'botnet' used to crash the web

Men plead guilty to creating Mirai 'botnet' used in 2016 internet attack

Apple has its investment shoes on this week

Apple invests $390 million in facial recognition technology company Finisar, the second notable outlay by the technology giant this week

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Matt Lauer Made at Least One Company's Top 10 List

Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google's annual "Year in Search" results. Per the site, the results were culled "based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared...

Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year

A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top…

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of…

Toshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for life-saving sale of chip unit

Cops: At Gunpoint, Man Forced to Give Cryptocurrency Info

With the value of cryptocurrencies soaring, authorities warn that people could be ripped off by sophisticated hackers—or by crooks using more old-fashioned methods. New Jersey authorities say Louis Meza, a 35-year-old cryptocurrency investor, lured a friend into a minivan, where a gunman demanded his keys, his phone, and the...

New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote…

A space launch has been scrubbed from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest…

Some of Facebook's early friends are now its sharpest critics, accusing it and other social media giants of addicting their users and undermining democracy

Twitter Rolls Out Long-Awaited Feature

Reading tweetstorms is about to become a whole lot easier. Coming off the heels of the controversial decision to expand its character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out a threads feature over the next few weeks. Threads, which the company describes as “stitching Tweets together to...

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all…

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role

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Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with…

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox, opening the door for a possible Disney bid

Ex-Facebook Exec: 'I Feel Tremendous Guilt'

Social media was supposed to bring everyone closer together, but a former Facebook exec fears it's doing the exact opposite. "I feel tremendous guilt," Chamath Palihapitiya, who used to be the VP of user growth at the social network, said during an appearance in November at the Stanford Graduate School...

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual…

Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange was a hit, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 20 percent