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Ian Bush
September 06, 2018 - 10:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA — Being a cable company at a time when many people are turning to cheaper streaming services might trigger a crisis in some businesses, but Comcast is calm. The CEO says the Philly media giant has been successful at predicting — and preparing for — the future. Many more alarm bells...
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San Francisco, CA; Sept. 6, 2018; Bumble Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd (left) and moderator Fitz Tepper speak onstage during Day 2 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 at Moscone Center.
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Ian Bush
September 06, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A dating app wants to help you put down your phone. More than 50 million people are signed up for the dating app Bumble. That's a lot of swiping — swipe right when you like the person whose profile pops on your screen, left when they're not for you. "We are...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File
September 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show for abusive behavior. The company said Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for Amazon.com, opens the door of an Amazon-branded delivery van at the request of a photographer in Seattle, following a media event for Amazon to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says it has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program. The online retailer says “tens of thousands” of individuals have applied for the program, and it had to up its van order to 20,000 from 4,500. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 05, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said Wednesday that it increased its van order from 4,500 after it was surprised by the number of...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
September 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook's No. 2 executive...
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COLOGNE, GERMANY - AUGUST 21: A steward wears a super ultra wide videoscreen on his head to guide visitors to Samsung booth at 2018 gamescom fair press day on August 21, 2018 in Cologne, Germany.
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Ian Bush
September 04, 2018 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's old is new again — a phrase that appears to hold true even when it comes to smartphones. Loyal smartphone users stand by the quality of calls and battery life, but most of us closed our flip phones for the last time years ago. Now, Samsung could be bringing...
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Google
September 02, 2018 - 8:48 am
By Heather Kelly (CNN Money) - - Google Assistant has a new trick. El Asistente de Google tiene un nuevo truco. Starting today, the voice assistant can speak two languages simultaneously. That means bilingual families can request music, check the weather, control a smart lightbulb and do myriad...
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Google has begun suggesting auto-responses to emails such as these as the latest version of Gmail rolls out on web browsers.
AP Photo/Jenny Kane
August 30, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is toeing the line between helping you save time and creeping you out as it turns to machines to suggest email replies on your behalf. The customized auto-responses come in the latest version of Gmail on the web and expand on a feature already available on Android devices and...
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Melony Roy
August 28, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Instagram has begun rolling out the ability for its users to request verification badges. The company says the blue verified badge is an important way for users to know that the account they are interacting with is the authentic presence of a notable public figure,...
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This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File
August 28, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in Japan, is also...
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