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Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:34:52 GMT2017-03-28T21:34:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple....

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:58:24 GMT2017-03-28T20:58:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text....

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:29:48 GMT2017-03-28T20:29:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future....

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:17:12 GMT2017-03-28T20:17:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle....

Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:32:28 GMT2017-03-28T19:32:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers....

What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:23:03 GMT2017-03-28T17:23:03Z

LONDON (AP) -- When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed....

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:12:34 GMT2017-03-28T14:12:34Z

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents....

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:19:39 GMT2017-03-28T13:19:39Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation....

Amazon buys Mideast's after $800M counteroffer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:13:31 GMT2017-03-28T10:13:31Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Amazon purchased the Middle East's biggest online retailer on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer....

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:39:51 GMT2017-03-28T09:39:51Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item to its menu - the ability to place orders at some shops....