• Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts
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    Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

    Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019 if the ban stays put, according to Fubon Research and Strategy Analytics. Several experts said they expect Huawei's shipments to slide over the next six months but declined

  • Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement
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    Associated Press

    Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

    Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is ...

  • At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote
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    At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

    Amazon's sale of the technology to law enforcement in Oregon and Florida has put the company at the center of a growing U.S. debate over facial recognition, with critics warning of false matches and arrests and proponents arguing it keeps the public safe. Drawing more shareholder support was a second

  • Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board
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    Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board

    By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber's first employee and one-time chief executive Ryan Graves will step down from the company's board of directors, Uber said on Friday. Graves this week informed the company of his intention to resign from the board, beginning Monday. Graves started

  • 13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco
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    13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.

  • Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings
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    Reuters

    Musk's SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings

    The company raised https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1181412/000118141219000004/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml $486.2 million in an equity offering, starting December, and another https://bit.ly/2W1QMJD $535.7 million in an offering that began in April, its regulatory filings on Friday showed. The

  • Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith
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    Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith

    Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot.

  • Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance
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    Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could

  • CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind
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    Associated Press

    CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

    Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. Pay for CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock and other compensation, according to data analyzed by Equilar for The Associated Press. The eight-figure packages continue

  • Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO
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    Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network.

  • Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low
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    Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line.

  • Discovery's Zaslav, Disney's Iger among highest paid CEOs
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    Associated Press

    Discovery's Zaslav, Disney's Iger among highest paid CEOs

    Here are the highest paid CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP's compensation study covered 340 executives at S&P 500 companies ...

  • The highest-paid CEOs by state
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    Associated Press

    The highest-paid CEOs by state

    Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in ...

  • City of London plans to cut speed limit to reduce pollution
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    City of London plans to cut speed limit to reduce pollution

    The City of London Corporation, which runs London's historic finance district, has proposed a new, lower speed limit of 15 miles per hour and the closure of some streets at lunchtime in an effort to reduce air pollution. The City of London is the oldest, continuous representative local government

  • U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: Wall Street Journal
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    Reuters

    U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft: Wall Street Journal

    Huawei had filed a lawsuit in 2017, accusing CNEX Labs Inc and its co-founder Ronnie Huang, a former employee of a Huawei unit, of poaching Huawei employees and stealing Huawei's trade secrets and intellectual property to build CNEX.

  • Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots
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    Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

    The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts, or bots, and other nefarious efforts to manipulate the platforms. How do so many fake accounts crop up? Facebook

  • Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB
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    Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests.

  • Health care CEOs again lead the way in pay
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    Associated Press

    Health care CEOs again lead the way in pay

    The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the third time in four years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO ...

  • Huawei trademarks name of brand-OS in the works
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    Huawei trademarks name of brand-OS in the works

    In the wake of Google revoking Android software access to Huawei devices worldwide, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese tech company's operating system in development is advanced enough to have a trademarked name: Hongmeng. Earlier this week, Google banned any new Huawei devices from

  • Pentagon eyes expanding DARPA future warfare research office
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    Pentagon eyes expanding DARPA future warfare research office

    The U.S. Department of Defence is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses, people familiar with the plans said. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency would absorb the

  • Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament
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    Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

    BERLIN (AP) — Protesters — many of them too young to vote — took to the streets Friday across the European Union to demand tougher action against global warming as the 28-nation bloc elects a new parliament.

  • SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come
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    SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.

  • Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts
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    Reuters

    Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts

    Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019 if the ban stays put, according to Fubon Research and Strategy Analytics. Several experts said they expect Huawei's shipments to slide over the next six months but declined

  • Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch next year: BBC
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    Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch next year: BBC

    Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. "GlobalCoin" would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, the broadcaster

  • Snap in Talks to License Music to Let Snapchat Users Embed Songs in Posts
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    Variety

    Snap in Talks to License Music to Let Snapchat Users Embed Songs in Posts

    Snap wants to up Snapchat's music game. The company has been in negotiations with music companies including the big three -- Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group -- to license song catalogs for the Snapchat app, according to two industry sources familiar with the