Sunday May 26-th, 2019

Facebook's chief product officer and head of Whatsapp are leaving Facebook's chief product officer and head of Whatsapp are leaving

It isn't clear what future plans the executives have. Zuckerberg wrote that Cox considered leaving years ago to pursue new projects, but he made a decision to stay in 2016, around the time Facebook began taking heat for acting as a conduit for misi...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher; Boeing falls Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher; Boeing falls

Trader Jeffrey Vazquez works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 25,702. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2....

'Solid hiring climate' expected for Burnaby, says employment agency

This is the seventh consecutive year of double-digit hiring Outlooks in the US, according to the survey of more than 11,500 USA employers. Between those jobs and the latest Manpower survey, Borhot calls it a good scenario and says people are coming b...

Telegram gains 3 million new users in 24 hours during Facebook outage Telegram gains 3 million new users in 24 hours during Facebook outage

The company blamed the outage on a server configuration change. Facebook said the issue had been resolved and that it's systems were recovering. Facebook estimates that 2.7 billion people use its apps, with more than 2 billion users posting and mes...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Financing ‘Caging of Children’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Financing ‘Caging of Children’

Sloan appeared before the House Financial Services Committee and was grilled by a number of folks in Congress about the company's myriad issues and scandals. Tensions also flared as Democrats including Carolyn Maloney of NY and Ayanna Pressley of M...

Canadian Police Seeks Public Help with Multiple Bitcoin Frauds: 4 Suspects Wanted Canadian Police Seeks Public Help with Multiple Bitcoin Frauds: 4 Suspects Wanted

Cybercrime Team (CPS) is investigating a series of fraudulent crimes with Bitcoin ATMs that resulted in the Canadian blockchain company incurring a loss of 195,000 Canadian dollars (approximately 146,000 U.S. The scam has been made possible through...

HP expands recall of notebook computer batteries due to fire hazard HP expands recall of notebook computer batteries due to fire hazard

CPSC notes in the Tuesday recall expansion that already, "HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the US overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100".

$448 million jackpot up for grabs in Wednesday's Powerball drawing $448 million jackpot up for grabs in Wednesday's Powerball drawing

There were no jackpot winners in Wednesday night's PowerBall drawing, pushing the projected jackpot up to $495 million for Saturday night's drawing. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. There were no jackpot winners in ...

Google employee breaks Guinness World Record calculating 31.4 trillion digits of Pi Google employee breaks Guinness World Record calculating 31.4 trillion digits of Pi

The contstant is used in engineering, physics, supercomputing and space exploration - because its value can be used in calculations for waves and circles. During the entire time it took for calculations, the Google Cloud server were kept switched on ...

US consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February US consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February

Lower food prices halved India's retail inflation in February 2019 to 2.57 per cent, from 4.44 per cent during the corresponding month of previous year, official data showed on Tuesday. Core prices were up 2.1% on the year, a pace last matched in Oct...

Pi Day 2019: Celebrate 3/14 with deals on pizzas, pies and more Pi Day 2019: Celebrate 3/14 with deals on pizzas, pies and more

Today, Pi Day is celebrated with some good deals on all sorts of pies. Fresh Brothers: Grab a personal pizza with unlimited toppings for $3.14 at Fresh Brothers in Carmel Valley, using the promo code "PIDAY". Craving Key Lime Pie ? Valid for d...

Sterling jumps after no-deal Brexit rejected; dollar softer Sterling jumps after no-deal Brexit rejected; dollar softer

The currency was headed for its biggest daily gain against the dollar in 2019. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index advanced 0.3 percent, the first advance in a week. The U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee will issue its next policy statement ...

Elon Musk Fires Back At SEC in New Defense Elon Musk Fires Back At SEC in New Defense

The company expects to build closer to 400,000 cars this year. It's partially backtracking on a plan to move to an online-only sales model, it's dealing with skepticism regarding consumer demand, and its charismatic CEO Elon Musk is, once again, in...

Facebook's data-sharing deals reportedly under criminal probe Facebook's data-sharing deals reportedly under criminal probe

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into controversial deals Facebook struck to share its users' data with dozens of tech companies without the users' knowledge, The New York Times reported Wednesday . Most of those partners...

Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe

President Donald Trump says the U.S.is grounding the model of an American-made jetliner that crashed and killed 157 people Sunday, making it last high-profile country to pull the aircraft out of service. At the rural site where Flight ET 302, which...

Spotify lodges European Union complaint against Apple over unfair music competition Spotify lodges European Union complaint against Apple over unfair music competition

The 30 percent cut has always been a sticking point for app providers and Apple . In the US, Spotify covers these costs by charging people $12.99 per month for subscriptions completed via the App Store; it's $9.99 if you subscribe directly via Spo...

Fiat Chrysler recalling almost 900,000 vehicles with emissions issue Fiat Chrysler recalling almost 900,000 vehicles with emissions issue

They come from the EPA , rather than NHTSA, and are typically the result of after-the-fact tests submitted to the EPA by the automaker, which can then begin the recall process if the results aren't as expected. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said ...

Verizon's 5G network to launch April 11 in two USA cities Verizon's 5G network to launch April 11 in two USA cities

For example, while Verizon's charging $10 extra per month for "unlimited" 5G, T-Mobile's committed to not raising prices for 5G plans for the next three years. That will change soon with the Moto Z3 and its 5G Moto Mod. Or you can combine one Go Un...

Kier shares tank as it revises debt higher after disappointing rights issue Kier shares tank as it revises debt higher after disappointing rights issue

The builder also re-calculated its average month-end net debt for the six months ended December 31 to 430 million pounds, 60 million pounds higher than previously stated. Kier said the first phase of the project is expected to be handed over "shortl...

‘Facebook Coin’ Could Generate Billions in Revenue: Barclays Analyst ‘Facebook Coin’ Could Generate Billions in Revenue: Barclays Analyst

The recent news of Facebook entering the decentralized space through its own stable coin is not the first attempt by the company to digitalize currency of use on the platform. The company introduced virtual currency in 2010. This time around, how...

Ontario NDP aiming to ban many single-use plastics by 2020

Keith Brooks, programs director at Environmental Defence, said a lot of single-use plastics are unnecessary, pointing to straws and cutlery. "Liberal and Conservative governments have long ignored the urgency of the climate crisis, and have failed ...

Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade

The German auto giant said between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs in its core VW brand will be replaced by automation. "We will significantly step up the pace of our transformation so as to make Volkswagen fit for the electric and digital era". The company sai...

Oil prices rise on OPEC's supply cuts and healthy demand Oil prices rise on OPEC's supply cuts and healthy demand

The group will meet in Vienna on April 17-18, with another gathering scheduled for June 25-26, to discuss supply policy. "We will see what happens by April, if there is any unforeseen disruption somewhere else, but barring this I think we will just...

British MPs set to vote on no-deal Brexit British MPs set to vote on no-deal Brexit

Speaker John Bercow will select a number for debate in the House of Commons , and it is expected that only some will be forced to a vote. Speaking alongside Juncker, after more than two hours of talks in Strasbourg last night, May insisted the ...

UK’s Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal UK’s Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal

The British leader has spoken by phone to eight European Union national leaders since Friday, including French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, without any sign of a breakthrough. The UK's tortuous crisis over European U...

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