- EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.
- Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.
- World's largest fuel cell park proposed for Beacon Falls
BEACON FALLS, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut energy company wants to build the world's largest fuel cell park in Beacon Falls.
- 2nd Uber office in China under investigation
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.
- For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.
- Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn't so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up.
- Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam
HOOVER DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver.
- Newsom, Blakeslee unveil digital tool on government meetings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former state Sen. Sam Blakeslee have teamed up with computer scientists to create a video search engine that they say will lift the shroud on government by allowing people to see, read and share what their representatives are doing in the state Capitol.
- With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
- Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
- Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.
- US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.
- Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.
- Comcast says adding thousands of customer-support jobs
CHICAGO (AP) — Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers.