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  • Twitter co-founder Williams steps down from company board

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month. Twitter announced his departure in a securities filings Friday and Williams tweeted confirmation of the news. Williams served as Twitter’s CEO from 2008 to 2010 and now is chief executive of publishing […]
  • Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war

    A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game. Microsoft’s head-mounted HoloLens displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed over the scenery in front of them. A letter signed […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that talks between the U.S. and China would defuse a costly trade war between the two countries. High-level talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators were slated to […]
  • Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

    DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere. At Detroit’s auto show in 2007, […]
  • Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users’ consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called “App Events” allows app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook, even if the user isn’t on Facebook, […]
  • YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube’s year-in-review video is usually a celebration of video creators who upload free clips — sometimes wacky, sometimes personal, sometimes offensive — that the company then sells ads against. But this time, the video-sharing network provoked a backlash from creators and viewers with “Rewind 2018,” which sidelined many prominent YouTubers in […]
  • Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?

    NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was. MoviePass, which tried to bring Netflix-like subscriptions to the movie theater, pulled back on its deal last summer. MoviePass was a consumer success, but a financial disaster. MoviePass had to pay theaters […]
  • Film fan finds the real joy of movies is still in theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it’s easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and … well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there’s still no substitute for a movie theater. Turns out that there are few better ways to rediscover the joy of heading to […]
  • Stocks climb, giving S&P 500 its 4th straight weekly gain

    Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that the latest round of talks between the U.S. and China will lead to a resolution of the costly trade war that’s unsettled markets and threatened the […]
  • Markets Right Now: S&P 500 notches 4th straight weekly gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight weekly gain. The rally Friday came as investors grew hopeful that talks between the U.S. and China would defuse a costly trade […]