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Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing

Tesla Sues Ex-Employee Who Allegedly Stole Gigs…

Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee whom the company has accused of stealing "gigabytes" of confidential data and allegedly hacking into the computers of its Nevada battery factory. According to Bloomberg , the suit identifies Martin Tripp of Sparks as the employee, who reportedly admitted to investigators that...

Watch Out YouTube...Here Comes IGTV!

According to TechCrunch Instagram is launching a longer-form video hub on Thursday called IGTV. The site notes that videos will now be able to range from 15 seconds to 60 minutes.

Drones Endanger Other Aircraft, But Finding…

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to figure out how to find drones and their operators, in case their flights become reckless or dangerous.

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge…

Instagram takes headlong plunge into video with new 'IGTV' service that allows longer clips, setting stage for more ads

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Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks…

A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla's Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media, the electric car maker alleged in a federal lawsuit

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free…

Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels

Alexa, Order Room Service Please!

Amazon has a new version of Alexa for hotels. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids' shows

Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop, giving a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization

FTC puts data, privacy under spotlight with new…

The Federal Trade Commission says it is holding broad-based hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B…

The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $71.3 billion.

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Rule the School! First Grader Wins National…

A first grader just won Google’s annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard has the story.

Hyundai Motor, Audi join hands for fuel cell…

Hyundai Motor Group says it has signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell technology

IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human…

IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years

The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off…

The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers

I Object! IBM Creates AI That Can Debate Humans

IBM's Project Debater can have meaningful conversations with humans. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for his conviction in a 2015 cyberattack that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord Tuesday, calling the move "very regrettable."

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They Set Out to Raise $1,500 for a Separated…

USA Today called it "likely the largest fundraiser ever on Facebook" ... and that was when it had raised $3.6 million. The Facebook campaign set up by Silicon Valley couple Charlotte and Dave Willner—"Reunite an immigrant parent with their child"—has as of this writing pulled in $3.95...

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo…

Amazon launches Alexa for hotels that orders room service