Facebook To Build 5th Data Center Building Near Des MoinesFacebook also will pay for the construction of a $500,000 pump station that will boost the water pressure for the data center and other structures in the area.
GM Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Unit Gets $1.15B InvestmentCruise is considered among the leaders in the race to deploy autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers. It has pledged to do that in an unspecified city sometime this year, but recently has backed away.
Father Pfleger Invites Minister Farrakhan To St. Sabina To Talk Facebook BanLast Thursday, the social media company banned Farrakhan as well as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.
Microsoft Offers Software Tools To Secure ElectionsMicrosoft officials said the ElectionGuard development kit will be provided free of charge as part of its Defending Democracy Program. They also announced a cut-rate Office 365 application suite for political parties and campaigns at a 75 percent discount, the price they charge nonprofits.
Privacy-Focused' Facebook Puts The Spotlight On GroupsThe groups cover a wide range of interests and topics — hiking, hair care, parenting, rare diseases. Recommended groups will appear on users' homepages. (The redesign will also do away with Facebook's signature blue banner.)
Girls Outscore Boys On Tech, Engineering, Even Without ClassThe latest findings suggest the decade-long effort to champion more opportunities for girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is gaining ground.
Uber Looks To Raise Up To $9B In Initial Public OfferingUber is on track for one of the largest IPOs in history. The company plans to sell 180 million shares for between $44 and $50 each.
Tesla Posts Surprisingly Large 1Q Loss As Sales Slump 31%Tesla has lost more than $6 billion since setting out to revolutionize the auto industry 15 years ago, but Musk foresees a profitable future fueled in part by a ride-hailing service made up of electric cars driven by robots.
5 Reasons Experts Think Autonomous Cars Are Many Years AwayAcross the globe, roadway marking lines are different, or they may not even exist. Lane lines aren't standardized, so vehicles have to learn how to drive differently in each city. Sometimes there aren't any curbs to help vehicles judge lane width.
Tesla CEO Plans To Hand The Car Keys To Robots Next YearSelf-driving car experts fear Musk is shirking public safety in an effort to boost Tesla's stock and sell more of the company's electric cars. This amid lingering questions about whether the 15-year-old automaker can consistently make money.
Melinda Gates Talks 'Brash' Microsoft Culture In New BookThe book trails her life from Catholic school girl in Texas, to young tech leader at Microsoft; and from her private struggles as the wife of a dominating public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids, to finding her professional purpose as a champion of women through venture capital and philanthropy.
Samsung Delays Folding Phone Launch After Breaking IssuesThe Galaxy Fold, with its $1,980 price tag, was not intended to be a mass market hit, but many hoped it would hint at a new wave of smartphone advances, an area that has been lagging in recent years.
SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback With Crew Capsule AccidentNASA stressed that next week's launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule remains on track. The supply ship is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral on April 30. SpaceX has been making deliveries to the space station since 2012.
Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute Over iPhone Technology
How Reliable Are Payment Apps Like Venmo, Zelle and Cash App?Payment apps like Venmo and Zelle offer a way to send and receive money at the click of a button, but how reliable are they?