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  • Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

    Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6 percent... […]

  • YouTube excels at recommending videos but not at detecting hoaxes

    YouTube's failure to stop the spread of conspiracy theories related to last week's school shooting in Florida highlights a problem that has long plagued the platform: It is far better at recommending videos that appeal to users than at stanching the flow of lies. The company for years has poured... […]

  • Airbnb to vet cleanliness, comfort of properties on its new platform, launching in Chicago

    Airbnb is launching a new product in Chicago and a dozen other cities that will feature only listings that meet higher standards set by the home rental company. Airbnb Plus, as the new tier of properties is called, will focus on quality assurance and work to rid customers of unpleasant surprises... […]

  • Snap royalty Kylie Jenner helped erase $1.3 billion in one tweet

    Snap Inc.'s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The Snapchat parent's shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she... […]

  • Chicago's push for Amazon's HQ2 gets help from Bears coach Matt Nagy, Kuma's Corner and more

    Chicago’s bid to land Amazon’s sought-after second headquarters is getting some outside help from the likes of Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy and the staff of heavy metal-themed burger joint Kuma’s Corner. Along with city business and community leaders, they talked up Chicago’s virtues in a video... […]

  • Russia tried and failed to sow discord in America. Then it harnessed social media.

    Russia has been trolling the United States for decades. It bankrolled American authors who claimed Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy under the direction of the FBI and CIA; it planted articles arguing Martin Luther King Jr. was not radical enough; and it spread a conspiracy theory... […]

  • Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bots, angering Trump boosters

    The social media service Twitter is believed to have suspended thousands of accounts for being automated bots, or for other policy violations, drawing outcry from fringe conservative media figures who lost followers in the move. Many of these figures, such as pro-Trump host Bill Mitchell and white... […]

  • Brad Keywell's Uptake brings in GE Power executive to help lead the data mining startup

    Uptake Technologies is bringing in a former General Electric executive to serve as president of the data analytics startup. Ganesh Bell, who served as chief digital officer at GE Power, starts in his new role at Uptake on Monday, spokeswoman Abby Hunt said. Bell will report to CEO and co-founder... […]

  • Can a look at your eyes predict heart risk? Google is betting on it

    By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry. The algorithms... […]

  • Venezuela is first nation to offer digital coin

    Venezuela on Tuesday will become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela's crude oil reserves, the largest in the world. Socialist President... […]

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