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China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companiesChinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down 10 platforms for showing content that was pornographic, superstitious and harmful to minors, as well as gambling
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Google helps advertisers track spending in physical storesGoogle says its new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads
The Associated Press13 hours ago
This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, shows a selection of keyboards in four different colors for Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid, on display in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing anglesMicrosoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Chinese Go player Ke Jie, left, looks at the board as a person makes a move on behalf of Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during a game of Go at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate. (Chinatopix via AP)
Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of goA computer that plays go has defeated China's top player of the ancient board came and the Chinese competitor said it might have surpassed human ability in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlines its strategy at the company's headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specificsSony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS SARANDOS' TITLE TO CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, INSTEAD OF CEO - Actress Emma Thompson, from left, director Noah Baumbach, actors Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos pose for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of NetflixThis year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo provided by MLB Advanced Media shows a Stream Live MLB Games demonstration in the company's new At Bat VR app. Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won’t be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball’s trajectory. Traditional TV coverage of the games will appear on a virtual screen in front of you, alongside play-by-play information and individual player stats. (MLB Advanced Media via AP)
Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsetsBaseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image taken from a Nov. 9, 2016 video footage by AP Video, a drone takes off to deliver JD.com parcel from Tiantong'an village near Suqian city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. (AP Video via AP)
Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery dronesChina's biggest online retailer, JD.com, says it is developing drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, then Twitter CEO Evan Williams speaks at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. In an interview with The New York Times, the co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur also said the internet is obviously broken because it rewards extremes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's electionA co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration in Cordova, Md. An appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration ruleAn appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation.
The Associated Press4 days ago
Volkswagen has fix for more cars in cheating scandalU.S. and California regulators have approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal
The Associated Press4 days ago
Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computersFrench researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. Uber is threatening to fireLevandowski, accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order. Waymo, a self-driving car company started by Google, alleges Levandowski downloaded 14,000 documents containing its trade secrets before he founded his startup.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car disputeUber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional rights against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order
The Associated Press4 days ago
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stand outside of the Ecuadorian embassy as Assange addresses the media, in London, Friday May 19, 2017. Assange has won his battle against extradition to Sweden, which wanted to question him about a rape allegation. He has spent nearly five years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden, which announced Friday that the investigation has been discontinued. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassyWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are now pretty certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come _ we’re all going to have to get used to hearing the word “ransomware.” But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP, File)
Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattackWas North Korea really behind the WannaCry cyberattack? Experts say that's far from certain
The Associated Press4 days ago
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