In a speech at the Open Markets Institute, Senator Elizabeth Warren offers a roadmap for how to tackle growing monopolies in the United States The central question America faces today is this: who does our government work for? Does it work only for giant corporations, for the rich and the powerful? Or does it work […]

Evan Spiegel said Tuesday in his prepared remarks to investors. “We’re willing to take that risk for what we believe are substantial long-term benefits to our business.” As a part of the overhaul, Snapchat is building an algorithm to show people a personalized version of the stories they might want to see. Spiegel didn’t give […]

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast lanes” to preferred partners. For a glimpse of how the internet experience may change, look at what broadband providers are doing under the existing “net neutrality” rules. When AT&T customers access its DirecTV […]

Uber is, yet again, in trouble.Image: Getty Images Uber’s bad 2017 just got even worse. SEE ALSO: Uber makes it harder to give drivers bad ratings A former Uber employee alleged in court on Tuesday that the company had operated a special team that was tasked with finding—or maybe stealing—trade secrets from other companies.  The […]

Will.i.am is betting on voice tech.Image: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images Will.i.am was sitting in a tight, grey conference room in San Francisco’s Moscone Center when he dropped a bomb on me: Not Amazon, nor Apple, nor Google, nor anyone had developed a real voice assistant… yet. When will.i.am says he’s working on an assistant, I say […]

Ouch.Image: brittany herbert/mashable Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers over the course of a year, the company admitted in a blog post Tuesday.  Of course, Uber being Uber, there’s more to the story. Instead of owning up to the issue, the chief security officer of the company covered it […]

Inside Google, there’s a document circulating called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Written by a senior software engineer and in part viewed by Motherboard, the 10-page Google Doc allegedly argues that biological differences between men and women account for the representation gap in tech and that Google should not offer programs for underrepresented minorities. The document […]

Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico, but the financial impact on Medtronic Plc was a lot lower than the medical device maker anticipated a month ago. The storm, which shut down four manufacturing facilities on the island in September, trimmed sales by about $55 million to $65 million in the second quarter ended Oct. 27, […]

For the third straight November, thick toxic smog has enveloped India’s capital, New Delhi, forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic and sending residents scurrying to buy air purifiers and filtration masks. United Airlines briefly warns that increasing air pollution in many of the world’s poorest cities is driving up the risk of stroke, heart […]

Don’t always expect the world to hand you things for free. Lydia learned this the hard way when she asked a ‘Tech Advice Professional’ for help and instead got some pervy messages asking her about her sexuality.   mashable mashable mashable mashable mashable mashable He later delivered this statement to Mashable: “In the end I didn’t […]

In a cream-colored metal barn two hours north of Wellington, New Zealand, a black-and-white dairy cow stands in what looks like an oversize fish tank. Through the transparent Plexiglas walls, she can see three other cows in adjacent identical cubicles munching their food in companionable silence. Tubes sprout from the tops of the boxes, exchanging […]

The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week after Republican leaders brought the measure to the floor Wednesday with the goal of holding a final vote by the end of the week. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: Senate Republicans Scramble to Salvage Bill (8:51 p.m.) Senate Majority […]

Turns out, America’s decade-long shale boom might just end up being a little too good to be true. There’s no denying that fracking has turned the U.S. into a force in the global oil and gas markets, which has more than a few people easiest to extract. “The EIA is assuming that productivity of individual […]

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Big cable bundles require people who don’t want to watch sports to shell out big bucks for channels they never watch. That’s always been one of the big critiques of cable bundles. Non-sports fans basically subsidize the cost of sports packages.  Not anymore. On Tuesday, Philo launched its much-anticipated non-sports TV package, offering classic linear […]

As robots slash the time it takes to complete an order at companies like Amazon and Ocado, what does that mean for their human colleagues? Next to the M56, on the outskirts of Manchester, the future has landed. A cluster of huge distribution centres sits at the heart of the Beijing Construction Engineering Group (two […]

Image: Getty Images/Blend Images There’s a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. “Way of the Future” (or WOTF, as they abbreviate it) is  1. Not a joke, and  2. According to them (and this is real) “about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who […]

The Federal Communications Commission will publish on Wednesday its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality rules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content, or creating so-called "fast lanes" for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly. The new FCC order will throw out almost all of the […]

Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion including debt, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles. The $18.50-a-share offer is an all-cash one, Meredith said in a statement Sunday. The deal gives Meredith, publisher of Better Homes […]

U.S. tech billionaire Tesla Inc. and photo to Instagram. Arms crossed, wearing a suit and no tie, he stood in partial light at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. “Atatürk Anıtkabir,” he wrote, deploying the proper Turkish characters.  The photo had gotten more than 930,000 “likes” as of Friday, hundreds of thousands […]

“Every month” and “every 4 weeks” sound similar, but are different. Paying every month gets you 12 payments, every 4 weeks gets you 13 TL;DR: Planned obsolescence and all the different types, with examples.Planned obsolescence. Basically, products are designed by manufacturers to “wear out” after a certain period of time or amount of use. This […]

Look at this waste!Image: The Washington Post/Getty Images Conservative internet dudes are smashing their Keurig coffee brewers to take a political stand, and reader, they might just be on to something.  SEE ALSO: Sean Hannity’s defense of Roy Moore is costing him advertisers It’s definitely not the point they’re trying to make, but it’s a […]

One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism. The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold out in a day. So the organizers, a pair of magazines with clear ideological affiliations, socialist and libertarian , found a larger venue: Cooper Union’s 960-capacity Great Hall, the […]

request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or […]

Cartography is the new code. Increasingly, everything from your takeout delivery to your UberPool route is orchestrated not just by engineers but by cartographers. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of grads earning master’s degrees in cartography increased annually by more than 40 percent on average. And as advanced satellites, digital mapping tools, and open-source […]

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads — but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver. The autonomous car unit of Google parent recently hosted reporters. The Chrysler minivans have a small graphical interface in the back seat, which lets riders watch the driverless course, and buttons […]

Amazon is hiring dozens of housekeepers to challenge startups like Handy.Image: Denver Post via Getty Images If a consumer startup exists, there’s a good chance Amazon is trying to kill it. Headlines about the famously aggressive online shopping giant bulldozing through retail categories are nothing new, of course; it seems like every other day brings […]

Image: Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF Humans develop biases over time. We aren’t born with them. However, examples of gender, economic, occupational and racial bias exist in communities, industries and social contexts around the world. And while there are people leading initiatives to fundamentally change these phenomena in the physical world, it persists and manifests […]

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the single stupidest thing any country has ever done apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president. […]

Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank Group, has a lot of crazy ideas. He believes robots with IQs above 10,000 will outnumber humans in 30 years. He considered taking SoftBank private in what would have been the largest leveraged buyout of all time. He raised $45 billion for an investment fund in 45 minutes. […]

Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft […]

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday […]