Tech

Dating apps face US inquiry over underage use, sex offenders

  • Jan 31, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO  — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. Bumble, Grindr, The Meet Group and the Match Group, which owns such popular services as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, are

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Bloomberg unveils Super Bowl ad focused on gun violence

  • Jan 30, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence as he blankets the airwaves against President Donald Trump. Trump and Bloomberg will be airing dueling ads during Sunday’s NFL championship game, with

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Uber, Lyft confirm Phoenix airport business as usual for now

  • Jan 30, 2020

PHOENIX  — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft say they won’t change their service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until Arizona’s highest court rules on proposed fee increases that prompted threats to stop picking up and dropping off customers at one of the nation’s largest

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Apple, Broadcom told to pay Caltech $1.1B in patent lawsuit

  • Jan 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — A federal jury on Wednesday decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a lawsuit that said Broadcom used its patented Wi-

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Facebook reports 4Q profit, user growth despite challenges

  • Jan 30, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO  — Facebook had a strong fourth quarter, making more money on advertising and adding more users despite challenges around regulation, privacy and efforts to fight election interference. Its profit and revenue both handily surpassed Wall Street’s expectations. The compan

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Record sales push Tesla to 2nd straight quarterly profit

  • Jan 30, 2020

DETROIT  — Record electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter helped to push Tesla Inc. to its second-straight quarterly profit, giving bullish investors optimism that sustained black ink lies ahead. The Palo Alto, California, company said it made a $105 million net profit from October through De

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Samsung predicts earnings improvement after sluggish 2019

  • Jan 30, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea  — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter fell 33.7% from a year earlier but it predicted earnings will improve in 2020, driven by a gradually stabilizing computer chip market and increasing 5G smartphone sales. The South Korean tech gian

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UK to allow Huawei in 5G networks but not in ‘core’ parts

  • Jan 28, 2020

LONDON  — Britain decided Tuesday to give Huawei limited access to build parts of its new high-speed mobile network, in a setback for the U.S., which has been pushing allies to ban the Chinese company. The government said it is excluding “high risk” companies from supplying the sensiti

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GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

  • Jan 27, 2020

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has a 35-year history of being on the cutting edge for the automaker, often with mixed results. GM hopes to break that streak late next year when the factory officially becomes the company’s first electric vehicle only facility. Detroit-Hamtramck will be t

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