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Mark Zuckerberg Meets Pope Francis, Gives him a Model of Aquila Aircraft

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Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican. Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg Meets Pope Francis, Gives him a Model of Aquila Aircraft”

Blizzard Launches Live Streaming for Battle.net Games on Facebook

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Twitch who?

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Google Hires Airbnb Executive to Turn Self-driving Cars Into Ride-for-Hire Service

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Google’s self-driving car project hit a rough patch with the departure of one of its earliest team members, but it’s evident that the tech giant is still bent on turning the experiment into a viable business. The company has hired Airbnb executive Shaun Stewart, who led his former employer’s vacation rental team, as a director for its autonomous vehicle group. He’ll focus on commercializing the division — just what that entails isn’t clear, but previous rumors (and industry expectations) suggest that he may translate Google’s self-driving technology into a robotic ride-for-hire service.

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Richard Branson Survives Scary Bike Crash: ‘I Really Thought I Was Going to Die’

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Richard Branson has done a lot of crazy things, but it was an otherwise ordinary bicycle ride that gave him the scare of his life.

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Apple I Computer Sells at Auction for $815,000

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One of the first Apple computers ever built has sold for $815,000.

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Amazon to Test 30-Hour Workweek for Select Employees

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Amazon.com will soon launch a program to experiment with a 30-hour workweek for select employees.

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Facebook Fires Entire “Trending News” Team Following ‘Unintentional Biases’

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Facebook has fired its Trending News team, responsible for curating the social media network’s “Trending News” list, after Breitbart Tech began to reveal their progressive biases last month. The team is set to be replaced by a team of engineers managing an algorithm. Continue reading “Facebook Fires Entire “Trending News” Team Following ‘Unintentional Biases’”

Are You Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? Take a Look at How Facebook Labels You

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You may think you are discreet about your political views. But Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site.

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World’s First Self-driving Taxis Debut in Singapore

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The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

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