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Twitter To Discontinue Video-Sharing App Vine

6 hours 48 min ago

Twitter announced on Thursday it would be shutting down their six second video app, Vine.

Project Aims To Help Arab Israelis Get Into Management Jobs

6 hours 48 min ago

In a program backed by the Israeli president, a large accounting firm tries to hire more of Israel's Palestinian-Arab citizens for management jobs.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:32pm

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Police Reportedly Arrest Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:10pm

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 2:51pm

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

FCC Vote Means Internet Providers Need Permission To Share Your Data

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 1:35pm

Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

Dozens Charged With Scamming 15,000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:36am

The U.S. government alleges that a fraud scheme used operators at Indian call centers, impersonating IRS or immigration officials, to scam thousands of people out of more than $300 million.

Twitter Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Employees

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:58am

The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:44am

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 8:51pm

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:00pm

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.

For First Time, U.S. Abstains On U.N. Resolution Criticizing Cuba Embargo

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:49pm

The U.S. has always opposed the annual U.N. resolution calling for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba, but it abstained this time. The White House opposes the embargo and has taken steps to ease it.

Google Fiber Won't Accept Any New Cities For Its Superfast Internet Network

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:47pm

Google says it will honor its existing commitments to support or deploy gigabit-speed Internet. But it's scaling back the work on fiber optics to focus on "new technology and deployment methods."

29 Countries Want A Trade Deal — And Wallonia Is Still Blocking It

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:43pm

Thursday was to be signing day for a major trade pact between Canada and the European Union. But Belgium's small Wallonia region remains opposed.

Trump Often Uses The Campaign Spotlight To Promote His Own Brand

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:37pm

Donald Trump's attendance at the grand opening of his hotel in Washington, D.C., is just the latest example of the GOP nominee bringing media attention to his businesses.

Settlement Deal Reached In 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:04pm

Residents affected by a leak of coal-washing chemical into the Elk River reached a deal with a chemical company. A class action suit against a water company was set to move forward in federal court.

Italian Intellectuals Appeal To UNESCO For Help With 'Siege' By McDonald's

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:19am

Rome is under attack — by fast food joints, cheap souvenir shops and pubs, an open letter says. The "barbarism" has led hopeless Romans to beg the U.N. agency for help preserving cultural landmarks.

An Alternative To The EpiPen Is Coming Back To Drugstores

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 7:31am

The Auvi-Q epinephrine injector was pulled from the market in 2015 because of quality concerns. Now, the drug's maker says the problems have been solved and Auvi-Q will be available again in 2017.

Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, about the challenges Twitter faces.




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