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This photo provided by Facebook shows examples of fundraisers available on Facebook, displayed on a smartphone. Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP)
Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising toolsFacebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams wants to help diversify the tech industry now that she is joining a Silicon Valley boardroom for the first time. Online poll taking service SurveyMonkey announced Williams’ appointment to its board on Wednesday, May 24, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon ValleyTennis star Serena Williams wants to help diversify the tech industry now that she is joining a Silicon Valley boardroom for the first time
The Associated Press9 hours ago
House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crimeThe House has unanimously passed legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Go player Ke Jie of China, third from right, and other participants place pieces on a checkered cube during the opening ceremony of the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked Go player, started a three-round showdown on Tuesday against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, which beat a South Korean Go master in a five-round showdown last year. (AP Photo/Peng Peng)
China blocks online broadcast of computer go matchCensors blocked China's internet users from seeing Google's online broadcast of a national go champion's game against a computer
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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 Press22 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press4 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 Press5 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 Press5 days ago
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