Tech

Boeing doesn’t expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

  • Jan 22, 2020

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn’t expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane’s approval process — will

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Davos: Hopes for digital tax breakthrough between France, US

  • Jan 22, 2020

Hopes are rising that a breakthrough in discussions on how to tax digital companies will emerge at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. José Ángel Gurria, the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development group of leading industrial nations, told The Associat

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Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

  • Jan 22, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO  — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time when it faces heated competition.

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Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

  • Jan 20, 2020

Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting

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Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?

  • Jan 20, 2020

In an interview with the BBC's Chris Fox, Microsoft president Brad Smith admitted that the plan was a "moonshot" - a very big idea with no guaranteed outcome or profitability - for the company. He stressed there was simultaneously a sense of urgency and a need to take the time to do the job pro

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Elon Musk in court dances around meaning of ‘pedo guy’ tweet

  • Dec 04, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn’t concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile. The Tesla CEO returns to the witness stand Wednesday after spending several hours at his defamation trial trying to dance around the meaning of t

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Tesla CEO Musk facing defamation trial for ‘pedo guy’ tweet

  • Dec 03, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Elon Musk is going on trial Tuesday for his troublesome tweets in a defamation case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly branded a pedophile. The Tesla CEO will be called to testify early in the case in Los Angeles federal court to explain what he meant when he called Ver

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China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

  • Dec 02, 2019

As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. B

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Amazon sues Pentagon over $10B contract awarded to Microsoft

  • Nov 23, 2019

Amazon is suing the Pentagon over a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft. Amazon said it filed a legal complaint Friday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking to challenge the dec

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