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A New Way for Computers to Keep Our Facts Honest

1 hour 12 min ago
Researchers have developed a computational technique for fact-checking simple statements. What’s next?

Facebook Debuts New Live Event Stream at Lollapalooza

1 hour 15 min ago
Facebook Inc. on Friday began testing a new feature that let users check in on live events from their couches at home. The company is offering a stream of content from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago to users anywhere in the U.S., an effort to compete with live social platforms like Snapchat Inc. and Twitter Inc.

Best Apps for Visiting Museums

1 hour 34 min ago
Institutions like the American Museum of National History or Chicago’s Field Museum can be overwhelming. To make visiting them easier—and a little more this-century—try one of these knowledgeable apps.

Glimmers Emerge on Apple Watch Sales, and They’re Not Pretty

1 hour 54 min ago
Tidbits emerging from Apple suppliers suggest the Apple Watch is not selling as well as some expected.

Uber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation

2 hours 4 min ago
Uber has closed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, reaching the mark faster than Facebook did.

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Child

2 hours 41 min ago
Mark Zuckerberg is about to get a new job: father. The Facebook CEO took to his social network Friday to announce he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl.

Aquila, Facebook’s First Drone for Internet.org

4 hours 34 min ago
Facebook gave its solar-paneled Internet.org drone a name: Aquila.

Microsoft: Over 14 Million Devices Running Windows 10

5 hours 39 min ago
Microsoft said that more than 14 million devices were running Windows 10 in the first 24 hours of the operating system’s release. It is a strong first-day number—until you realize there are billions of PCs out there.

Uber to Invest $1 Billion in India

6 hours 55 min ago
Uber Technologies said it will invest $1 billion in India in the next nine months as it seeks to further expand its business in its largest market outside the U.S.

Startups Scramble to Define 'Employee'

6 hours 56 min ago
Lawsuits over worker classification are casting an investment chill over startups and are prompting some founders to switch their business models.

T-Mobile Raises Subscriber-Growth Outlook

6 hours 58 min ago
T-Mobile reported a strong profit in the second quarter alongside impressive customer growth, a rare feat in the wireless industry.

Comcast's Wireless Plan May Need to Be Updated

6 hours 59 min ago
Comcast struck a deal with Verizon in 2011 giving it the right to sell wireless service using the carrier’s network at set terms and pricing, but now the deal is looking dated.

Electronic Arts Raises Guidance on Strong Quarter

7 hours 1 min ago
Electronic Arts rode a wave of momentum through its fiscal first quarter, raking in cash from digital sales and raising its revenue and profit forecasts for the year.

LinkedIn Gets Boost From Lynda Deal

7 hours 3 min ago
LinkedIn’s stock fell in after-hours trading as investors realized that it beat growth expectations because of its recent acquisition of lynda.com, not because of a recovery in its core business.

Nvidia Recalls 88,000 Shield Tablets

7 hours 26 min ago
Nvidia has recalled about 88,000 of its Shield tablets sold in the U.S. and Canada because the lithium-ion battery can overheat and become a fire hazard.

Deutsche Bank Exploring Blockchain Uses

7 hours 36 min ago
The German bank is exploring the potential commercial application of distributed ledgers in the enforcement and clearing of derivatives contracts, know-your-customer and anti-money laundering registries and surveillance, and securities asset servicing.

War With Uber Hurt de Blasio With Allies

9 hours 58 min ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s battle with Uber exposed vulnerabilities in his political operation and has given rise to resentment among many of the allies he will need to advance his agenda at City Hall.

Sharp to Explore Options for LCD Panel Business

10 hours 14 min ago
The Japanese electronics company said it would seek external help to prop up its LCD panel-making business and plans to quit selling televisions in the U.S. and much of the rest of North and South America.

French Dating Sites Warned to Tighten Up Data Privacy

11 hours 24 min ago
France’s data protection authority has outed eight French companies operating dating sites, warning them to fix holes in their online security and bring their privacy policies in line with the country’s data laws, or face financial penalties.

Sony, Samsung Find Strength in Sales of Components

14 hours 59 min ago
Earnings reports from Samsung and Sony underscore the tech giants’ increasing reliance on components sales as it becomes harder to earn money selling consumer electronics.