Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world
LONDON (AP) — For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup's digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks.
With Uber Eats' fast growth comes potential for profit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In three years, the Uber Eats restaurant food delivery service has grown from an experiment to serving much of the U.S.
Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims
Facebook is dropping a requirement for mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations, acceding to a demand recently pressed by other Silicon Valley tech workers.
Yelp's shares take a beating after revenue miss
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shares of Yelp Inc. took a beating Thursday after the online-reviews site reported soft third-quarter sales and indicated the current period would also be weak.
New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk
DETROIT (AP) — Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm brings much-needed financial and auto industry expertise to her new role as Tesla's board chairwoman, but her biggest challenge is whether she can rein in a CEO with a proclivity for misbehavior.
Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.
In online ruse, fake journalists tried to hack Saudi critic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept the communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington, The Associated Press has found.
CommScope, getting ready for 5G, spends $5.7B for Arris
NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications equipment maker CommScope is paying $5.7 billion for Arris International as it prepares for the entrance of faster 5G service to the wireless market.
Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway.
Report: Google planning big New York City expansion
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper reported Wednesday that the company plans to add space for more than 12,000 additional New York workers.
Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump.
Facebook blocks fake accounts but election battle goes on
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company's efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point.
Advance pay service may reduce use of payday loans
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans take out roughly $50 billion in payday loans a year, each racking up hundreds of dollars in fees and interest.
Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global
NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a company that provides technology to auto dealers.
Zuckerberg rebuffs request to appear before UK parliament
LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around fake news.
Amazon considers New York, Virginia amid reports of HQ split
NEW YORK (AP) — After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects.
Facebook admits not doing enough to prevent Myanmar violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent its services from being used to incite violence and spread hate in Myanmar.
Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections
Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S.
Spain and Russia agree to set up joint cybersecurity group
MADRID (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia and Spain say they agreed to establish a joint cybersecurity group to keep the malicious spreading of misinformation from damaging relations between their countries.
EU approves Disney's deal to buy Fox entertainment assets
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities say they have cleared Disney's acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets, provided Disney sells off some TV channels it controls in Europe to maintain competition.
Russia tightens control of anonymous messenger apps
MOSCOW (AP) — Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers.
Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.
How 'net neutrality' became a hot-button issue
NEW YORK (AP) — For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons. The latest salvo is over a California law that restores a ban on cable, wireless and other broadband providers from impeding people's ability to use their favorite apps and services.
Website used by suspect in synagogue massacre is back online
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Social media platform Gab, where the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spewed anti-Semitic messages, is back online roughly one week after domain registrar GoDaddy and other internet services dropped the site.
TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data center with 100 percent renewable energy.

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