- Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
- Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.
- Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law
MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
- Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?
NEW YORK (AP) — You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful.
- Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game
BERLIN (AP) — A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game.
- Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by.
- In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price plans
Fans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month — without subscribing to cable.
- Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.
- Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.
- Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.