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Attorney Suggests $190 Million Settlement for Man Elon Musk Allegedly Branded ‘Pedo Guy’ on Twitter

An attorney told a Los Angeles federal jury Friday it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding him as a pedophile during a Twitter spat. Attorney Lin Wood said the suggested sum includes $150 million in punitive damages. Musk, who testified his stock in Tesla…

  • Dec 1

    Self-Driving Cars Were Supposed to Be Here Already — Here’s Why They Aren’t

    More companies are trying to bring self-driving cars to the masses than ever before. Yet a truly autonomous vehicle still doesn’t exist. And it’s not clear if, or when, our driverless future will arrive. Proponents in the industry, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo CEO John Krafcik and Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, touted an aggressive timeline but missed and reset

  • Dec 2

    How NASA Is Evolving Through Partnerships With Private Space Companies

    Companies are increasingly looking to space as a place of business, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been changing in several different ways, especially by partnering with corporations to develop new technologies. Earlier this year NASA announced it would open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with short missions beginning as soon as 2020. Additionally, NASA said

  • Nov 30

    Merry Clickmas: Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record $7.4B

    This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. That’s just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe measures sales at 80

  • Nov 28

    How to Protect Yourself From Online Holiday Shopping Scams

    Online shoppers, beware. Scammers could be going after your money this holiday season as you try to take advantage of online deals.

  • Nov 28

    Facebook Restoring Service After Major Outage

    Facebook’s family of apps experienced a ‘major outage’ Thursday, with users from around the world taking to social media to complain that they were having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram in particular. Instagram, in a post on Twitter, said it is aware that people are having issues accessing Facebook’s family of apps, and said it was working to restore service

  • Nov 26

    Google Fires Four Staffers After Protest, Accusing Them of Data Security Breaches

    Google has terminated four employees for allegedly sharing sensitive information after weeks of internal dissent related to the mistrust of leadership. At least one of the employees was at the center of recent worker protests in San Francisco. In a memo sent to staffers on Monday, three members of Google’s Security and Investigations Team wrote that the four workers were

  • Nov 25

    Uber Loses License in London Over Safety, Vows to Appeal

    London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure its future in the British capital. It’s the latest chapter in Uber’s rocky history with London transport officials, who have subjected the San Francisco-based tech company to ever tighter scrutiny

  • Nov 25

    Grocery Carrying Robots Are Coming. Do We Need Them?

    The first cargo-carrying robot marketed directly to consumers is on sale this holiday season. But how many people are ready to ditch their second car to buy a two-wheeled rover that can follow them around like a dog? Corporate giants like Amazon, FedEx and Ford have already been experimenting with sending delivery robots to doorsteps. Now Piaggio, the Italian company

  • Nov 24

    Elon Musk Touts 146,000 Orders for Tesla’s Electric Pickup Truck

    Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews.

  • Nov 21

    Google Changes Rules on How Political Ads Target Audiences

    Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for more specific groups — for instance, using information gleaned from public voter

  • Nov 20

    Uber to Let Users Record Audio of Rides in Brazil, Mexico

    Uber will let passengers and drivers record audio of their rides in an attempt to improve its safety record.

  • Nov 19

    Tinder Implementing Choose Your Own Adventure Movies

    Tinder is now in the streaming game. The dating app is using choose-your-own-adventure mini-movies to better match people. To explain what this all means here’s our Tech Tuesday guru, Mike Proulx, the Chief Innovation Officer at Hill Holliday.

  • Nov 17

    HP Rejects $33.5 Billion Takeover Offer From Xerox

    HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox.

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