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Alexa, Can I Do My Holiday Shopping Through You?

Alexa, Can I Do My Holiday Shopping Through You?

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 17
It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy without having to get on a smartphone or computer?

Venezuelans Seeing Bitcoin Boom As Survival, Not Speculation

Venezuelans Seeing Bitcoin Boom As Survival, Not Speculation

By Christina Armario and Fabiana Sanchez | Dec 17
As Venezuela's national currency loses value at a catastrophic rate, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars.

Walmart Gives Workers A Way to Get Paid Earlier

Walmart Gives Workers A Way to Get Paid Earlier

Dec 17
Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

German Government Says It Backs 'Open and Free Internet'

German Government Says It Backs 'Open and Free Internet'

Dec 16
The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Analysis: Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Analysis: Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Dec 16
In a vote along party lines, the federal government lifted sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Chris Lewis, of Public Knowledge which supports open internet, says the net neutrality fight isn't over.

What the FCC Rollback of 'Net Neutrality' Means to You

What the FCC Rollback of 'Net Neutrality' Means to You

By Barbara Ortutay and Tali Arbel | Dec 16
Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you?

Some of Facebook's Early Friends Now Its Sharpest Critics

Some of Facebook's Early Friends Now Its Sharpest Critics

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 15
Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

Germany to Probe How Smart TV Makers Handle Personal Data

Germany to Probe How Smart TV Makers Handle Personal Data

Dec 15
Germany's antitrust authority says it is launching an examination of how manufacturers of smart TVs handle users' data.

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to End 'Net Neutrality'

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to End 'Net Neutrality'

By Tali Arbel and Barbara Ortutay | Dec 14
In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

Paris Hosts Major Climate Summit - and It's All About Trump

Paris Hosts Major Climate Summit - and It's All About Trump

By Thomas Adamson and Philippe Sotto | Dec 14
The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role.

Disney Buying Large Part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B Deal

Disney Buying Large Part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B Deal

By Tali Arbel | Dec 14
Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the ente

CNN Says Anderson Cooper's Twitter Account Apparently Hacked

CNN Says Anderson Cooper's Twitter Account Apparently Hacked

Dec 13
CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a "tool" and a "pathetic loser" following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama's Senate election.

Insider Q&A: PayPal Founder Talks Digital Payments, Bitcoin

Insider Q&A: PayPal Founder Talks Digital Payments, Bitcoin

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 13
Max Levchin helped introduce the masses to the concept of a digital wallet when he co-founded PayPal in the late 1990s. Levchin, now 42, recently connected with The Associated Press to discuss the state of digital payments, computer security and bitcoin.

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

Dec 13
Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017.

New Planetarium Seeks to Put NJ Science Center on Travel Map

New Planetarium Seeks to Put NJ Science Center on Travel Map

By Shawn Marsh | Dec 12
New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

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