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Uber Threatens To Fire Anthony Levandowski As It Keeps Fighting Waymo In Court Over Self-Driving Cars

As the legal battle with Waymo gets heated, Uber's top legal counsel threatened to fire the engineer who started all this, Anthony Levandowski. Should Levandowski fail to comply with the court's investigation, he could soon lose his job.

Business Tech May 19, 2017

SiriusXM In Active Talks To Purchase Music Streaming Service Pandora

Pandora has remained a major player in the music streaming space, despite some serious competition from Spotify and Apple Music. SiriusXM, in turn, is now looking to purchase the service and reap the rewards.

Business Tech May 19, 2017

EU Slaps Facebook With $122 Million Fine Over WhatsApp Deal Disclosures

The European Union's watchdog slapped Facebook with a 110 million euro fine ($122 million) for providing misleading information about its WhatsApp deal back in 2014. The fine doesn't affect the Commission's previous decision to authorize the deal.

Business Tech May 18, 2017

Qualcomm Punches Back At Apple With New Lawsuit

In what has been a tense legal battle since the start of the year, Qualcomm has thrown the next punch at Apple. But it may not be in the most direct way.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

US Soldier Chelsea Manning Released After Serving 7 Out Of 35 Years In Prison For Feeding Info To WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst who leaked confidential files to WikiLeaks to expose war crimes and more, just walked free from military prison. Manning served seven out of her 35-year sentence.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Biz Stone, Co-Founder Of Twitter, Returns To The Company

Back in 2011, Biz Stone left the company he co-founded to see if he could recapture that success in another project. Now, Stone is making his return to Twitter.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Trump Travel Ban: Three 9th Circuit Judges Assess Whether It's Constitutional Or Biased Against Muslims

Three 9th Circuit judges held an hour-long televised hearing on Monday, May 15, to question the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The judge panel questioned all parties to determine whether the ban is biased against Muslims.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Ford Job Cuts Reportedly Imminent: Automaker To Cut 10 Percent Of Global Workforce

Ford is reportedly planning to cut $3 billion in costs and to achieve it, it will cut 10 percent of its global workforce. This may not sit well with President Donald Trump, who wants to boost employment in the auto industry.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Airline Protocol Breach? United Airlines Cockpit Codes Made Public

United Airlines experienced a security protocol mishap, as the access codes to the flight deck were leaked online. Although United Continental Holdings stresses this was not a security breach, the incident attests to the vulnerability of airline security measures.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Tesla Now Taking Orders For Its Solar Roof: How It Could Possibly Be The Company’s Best Offering Yet

What possibly makes Tesla Solar Roof the company's best product to date? Here's a quick look at its appreciating value, aesthetics, and Elon Musk's commitment to solar power.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Family Kicked Out Of JetBlue Flight Over A Birthday Cake: Here's What Happened

A family was booted off a flight to Las Vegas over a birthday cake. The incident happened on May 3, but reports only recently surfaced after the family uploaded a video that they took of what happened that day.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 2017

Verizon Outbids AT&T To Buy Straight Path For More Than $3B: 5G Race Heating Up

AT&T announced back in April that it entered an agreement to acquire Straight Path, but that's no longer the case. Verizon outbid AT&T and snapped the company, getting a notable edge in the 5G race.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Reporter Arrested For Asking Questions About GOP Healthcare Bill, Health Secretary Praises Police For The Arrest

A veteran reporter with three decades of experience was arrested for repeatedly asking the Health Secretary a question about the GOP healthcare bill. Authorities charged the journalist with willful disruption of governmental processes.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Oh Snap! Did Snap Really Lose $2 Billion In 3 Months And Is Facebook To Blame?

Snap has now officially released its Q1 2017 earnings report, recording more than $2 billion in losses for its first quarter as a public company. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Ready For Preorder, But Only In Two Options For Now: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has officially confirmed that starting Wednesday, May 10, Tesla's solar roof tiles are ready for preorder. Only two models will be available at first, with the other two to follow in roughly six months.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

No Pilot, No Problem: Spirit Airlines Cancels Flights Amid Fort Lauderdale Airport Dispute

Spirit Airlines canceled multiple flights on Monday night, May 8, causing rage among the passengers stranded at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, which lead to three arrests. The flight cancellations stemmed from a labor dispute between the airline and union pilots.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

Tunnel Caves In At Hanford Nuclear Waste Site In Washington State: Is There A Radiation Leak?

A part of an underground tunnel at the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington State collapsed, forcing the evacuation of some workers. The tunnel contained rail cars filled with radioactive waste, leading to concerns of a radiation leak.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

Man Sues American Airlines Over Injuries Sustained During 14-Hour Flight Stuck Next To Obese Passengers

A 67-year-old Australian man is suing American Airlines after spending a 14-hour flight seated next to two obese passengers who encroached on his space. The man says he suffered neck and back injuries as a result.

Business Tech May 7, 2017

Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level In A Decade As US Job Market Sees Strong Rebound

The U.S. Department of Labor released new data on May 5, showing a solid rebound for the job market. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in a decade, but it could be an artificial low.

Business Tech May 6, 2017

Made-In-China Passenger Jet, The Country’s Answer to Boeing And Airbus, Takes Maiden Flight

China's C919 passenger jet made its maiden flight on Friday, May 5, marking the country's aspirations to compete against Boeing and Airbus jets in commercial flights. Find out more about this homegrown jet and its chances of success.

Business Tech May 5, 2017

Insider Leaks Possible SpaceX IPO With Early Access For Tesla Shareholders, But Space Firm Is Quick To Deny Report

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell spoke about circulating rumors saying Elon Musk’s space firm is preparing for IPO. What are the chances of SpaceX ever going public soon?

Business Tech May 4, 2017

American Airlines Slashes Legroom In Economy Class In The Name Of New Plane Seats

American Airlines is eyeing more seats on its Boeing 737 Max jetliners. In order to do so, it will decrease the distance between some economy seats from 31 inches to 29 inches.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

Uber's Self-Driving Venture Might Live On As Judge Says Waymo Has No 'Smoking Gun'

The plot embroiling Google’s Waymo and Uber in a trade secret theft case thickens. A judge has now said there’s no 'smoking gun' evidence suggesting that Uber had actually used documents Anthony Levandowski stole from Waymo.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

United CEO And Executives Under Fire Over Airline's Passenger Abuse: Lawmakers Issue Warning

United Airlines executives, including the CEO, faced the Congress on Tuesday, May 2, over the airline's lousy treatment of passengers. The Congress warned that it will not accept half-measures and unless things drastically improve, it will take action.

Business Tech May 3, 2017

US President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order To Expand America-First Offshore Drilling, But Industry Demand Is Low

U.S. President Donald Trump just signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling to areas that were previously off-limits, despite low industry demands. The move angered environmental groups, which plan to fight it in court.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

Elon Musk Finally Reveals Plans For His Boring Company At Ted Conference [Video]

Elon Musk reveals what he wants his tunnel company to accomplish at a TED Talk. The Boring Company plans to solve Los Angeles traffic with a series of 3D tunnels.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

Amazon Downgraded As It Reaches Nearly $1,000 Per Share, This Is 'As Good As It Gets,' Says Pacific Crest

Amazon's stock surged to nearly $1,000 per share after the company posted its Q1 results, but it might've peaked already. Pacific Crest downgraded Amazon, saying that this is 'as good as it gets' for now.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

PlayStation Had Its Best Year With 20M PS4 Units Shipped, But Sony Predicts A Decline

Sony's PlayStation registered its best year ever, with the PS4 shipping 20 million units for an impressive total of 60 million. For the current fiscal year, however, Sony predicts a decline in PS4 shipments.

Business Tech April 28, 2017

Uber's Anthony Levandowski Steps Down As Self-Driving Chief As Waymo Lawsuit Intensifies

Uber’s head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, is stepping away from LiDAR-related work, according to his email to employees. The move is the latest in Google and Uber’s high-profile legal battle.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Southwest Airlines Promises No More Overbooked Flights: Change Can Happen As Soon As Next Month

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said that the company will soon end the practice of overbooking flights. According to spokeswoman Brandy King, the move could happen as soon as May 8.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Nintendo Switch Sales Revealed And It's A Hit: 2.74M Units Sold Already, 10M Expected Next Year

Nintendo released its earnings report for FY2016 and the Switch console is off to a strong start. Nintendo reports 2.74 million Switch units sold already and expects to sell 10 million units next year.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Samsung Posts Best Quarterly Profits Since 2013, Expects Strong Q2 Riding On Galaxy S8 Success

Samsung reported its strongest quarterly results since 2013, fueled by its lucrative semiconductor business. Looking ahead, the company expects strong Q2 results as well, riding on the Galaxy S8 success.

Business Tech April 28, 2017

Uber Engineer's Fifth Amendment Argument To Keep Documents From Waymo Legal Bout Denied, Appeals Court Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Anthony Levandowski’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment cannot keep Uber from holding the Waymo documents. Levandowski is a former Waymo employee accused by Waymo for stealing documents.

Business Tech April 26, 2017

Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Over Alleged Hell Spyware: Complaint Details How Uber Gained Competitive Edge Through Illegal Tracking

Uber might face a class-action lawsuit. The plaintiff claims Uber broke a number of privacy laws by secretly spying on Lyft drivers to gain business advantage, allegedly done through its Hell program.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Will Not Join Oath After Verizon Acquisition, But She Will Be $186 Million Richer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will make her departure in June, as she was not tapped to join the executive team of Oath. Mayer, however, will make $186 million upon the completion of Yahoo's sale to Verizon.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Spotify Hardware In The Works? Job Posting Reveals Ambition To Create Wearables, Smart Home Devices

A job listing revealed that Spotify is thinking about getting into the hardware business. The device that the music streaming service is planning is apparently inspired by the Snap Spectacles, the Amazon Echo, and the Pebble Watch.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Oregon Teen Sells $1 Million Worth Of Custom Socks: Here's How He Did It

A teenager from Sherwood, Oregon built his custom sock business from scratch. Find out what it took for it to become the million-dollar success it is today.

Business Tech April 24, 2017

San Francisco Power Outage Caused By Failure Of Circuit Breaker: Here's What Happened

Many were alarmed when San Francisco became part of the multi-city power outage on April 21, but officials say there is nothing to fear. Official statements blame fire for the blackout.

Business Tech April 22, 2017

Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order Limits Visa Program For Tech Workforce

Under the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ initiative, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order targeting the H-1B work visa program. This could bring significant changes for the tech companies contracting highly skilled immigrant workforce, altering the visa allocation system.

Business Tech April 20, 2017

Verizon Inks Agreement With Corning For Optical Fiber Deal Worth $1.05 Billion

Verizon is banking on Corning’s fiber optics technology to improve its wireless broadband infrastructure. The deal will last from 2018 until 2020.

Business Tech April 19, 2017

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Outs USAFacts To Make Government Spending And Other Data More Transparent

Steve Ballmer has taken on government transparency next, having outed his newest venture, USAFacts. It’s a site where government revenue, spending and other related data are centralized and presented in an intuitive way.

Business Tech April 19, 2017

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