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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Not content to just rent out rooms and homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities to its travel services in a number of cities. Analysts say the online rental company wants to expand its business by tapping into the desire of leisure travelers for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is offering new tools for charity fundraising, for marking yourself safe during a crisis and for helping others — or asking for help — after a natural disaster. Users can now create Facebook Live events to raise money for a cause, supporting more than...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Facebook has bought a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, a move that will help the social media giant boost its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology. Details of the deal weren't revealed by...
NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is cutting about 500 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it trims back following some deals and focuses on mobile, video and data. In a memo to employees, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says the Verizon-owned company has added 1,500 employees over the past year...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Social media giant Facebook has purchased a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Details of the deal weren't revealed by California-based Facebook or FacioMetrics, the CMU spinoff. FacioMetrics has developed software...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will learn Thursday if shareholders support his plan to merge with SolarCity Corp. after a lengthy debate over the merits of the deal. Musk says the combination will create a one-stop shop for solar panels and electric cars. Shareholders of both...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities cracking down on online insults to the royal family following the recent death of their king pressed Google and Facebook for help as they shut down 1,300-plus websites last month — more than they had in the previous five years combined, according...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has agreed to give the state attorney general's office more time to persuade him that the operators of what she called "the world's top online brothel" should face charges of pimping after he tentatively rejected them in a ruling...
BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders and official media are renewing demands for greater control over the internet as tensions surrounding a far-reaching Chinese cybersecurity law loom over a gathering this week of the world's biggest technology companies and Chinese officials. The...