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Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Code2040, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to increase diversity in the technology industry, has raised $5.6M from the Knight Foundation and others   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Code2040, a San Francisco nonprofit working to increase diversity in the technology industry, has raised $5.6 million …
Nov 17, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Consumer Reports pulls its recommendations of Microsoft Surface devices after an issue with their “predicted reliability” based on an annual subscriber survey   —  NEW YORK— Consumer Reports has removed its coveted “recommendation” designation for four Microsoft Surface laptops it had previously blessed with such status.
Aug 10, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Madeline Purdue / USA Today:
Spurred by Code.org efforts, the number of female students taking AP CS exams grew by over 2X in past year; the number of black and Latino students grew over 3X   —  Female, black and Latino student participation in Advanced Placement computer science exams has more than doubled in the past year …
Jul 19, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Class action lawsuits now filed in 8 states against CenturyLink, alleging the telecom has systematically overcharged customers, with Minnesota filing today   —  Telecommunications giant CenturyLink faces a growing legal battle as the state of Minnesota on Wednesday filed a consumer fraud suit …
Jul 13, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter hires Candi Castleberry-Singleton, formerly of Motorola and Sun, as new VP of inclusion and diversity, following Jeffrey Siminoff's February departure   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new vice president of inclusion and diversity in the latest bid …
Jun 27, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
The Essential Phone will launch as a Sprint exclusive but will also be available to purchase unlocked from Essential's website   —  NEW YORK—The Essential phone that is the brainchild of Android co-founder Andy Rubin doesn't have a launch date beyond the vague promise of late summer.
Jun 12, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
Study: Chicago's taxi revenues fell by nearly 40% over the last 3 years, with ~42% of the taxi fleet inactive in March as customers chose ride-sharing services   —  CHICAGO — Operators of the nation's second-biggest taxi fleet are now accelerating toward their long-rumored extinction …
Jun 9, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Google announces Google for Jobs, which adds job listings to search results, coming soon in the US   —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google's mission is to steer people to the information they need in their daily lives.  One crucial area the Internet giant says could use some work: Jobs.
May 17, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Barbara Marquand / USA Today:
Several life insurance firms testing tech that estimates life expectancy with analysis of selfie pictures   —  A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day.  Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data …
May 4, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
InterContinental Hotels Group says malware on cash registers at over 1,200 hotels in the US stole customer credit card data between Sept 2016 and Dec 2016   —  SAN FRANCISCO - Front desk cash registers at more than 1,200 hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group, which includes the Holiday Inn …
Apr 19, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context

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