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Google makes good on promise to offset 100 percent of its electricity use

Google makes good on promise to offset 100 percent of its electricity use

Google achieved its goal of purchasing enough clean energy to offset all of its data centers and offices around the world.
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The Bank of England is testing blockchain tech to support domestic payments

The Bank of England is testing blockchain tech to support domestic payments

The Bank of England is now testing a Proof of Concept designed to advance its real-time gross settlement service in England.
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Google acquires GIF search engine Tenor (and its 300 million users)

Google acquires GIF search engine Tenor (and its 300 million users)

Google has announced its acquisition of Tenor, a GIF search engine that previously became known for its GIF advertising model.
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After leaving China and Russia, Uber also exits Southeast Asia rideshare market

After leaving China and Russia, Uber also exits Southeast Asia rideshare market

After exiting China in 2016 and Russia last year, Uber has now left the Southeast Asia market, too, after a deal with local rival Grab.
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Elon Musk deleted Facebook after a challenge from another tech titan

Elon Musk deleted Facebook after a challenge from another tech titan

Elon Musk has joined the #deletefacebook movement, announcing that SpaceX and Tesla would remove their accounts from the social media platform after the backlash from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Toys Were Us? Toys R Us reportedly closing all 800 U.S. stores

Toys Were Us? Toys R Us reportedly closing all 800 U.S. stores

Due to billions of dollars of debt, iconic toy retailer Toys R Us is considering selling or closing all 800 locations within the United States.
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Airbnb takes on Booking.com and Expedia as it tries to woo hotels and B&Bs

Airbnb takes on Booking.com and Expedia as it tries to woo hotels and B&Bs

Airbnb has posted an open letter to owners of boutique hotels and B&Bs, encouraging them to join its site and promising cheaper fees than rivals.
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White House reportedly seeks tariffs of $60 billion on Chinese technology goods

White House reportedly seeks tariffs of $60 billion on Chinese technology goods

According to new reports, the White House is seeking to tariff $60 billion worth of Chinese goods, with the tariff largely targeting tech.
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‘Uber Health’ lets doctors book patients’ rides to and from the clinic

‘Uber Health’ lets doctors book patients’ rides to and from the clinic

Uber Health is a new platform for health care facilities that lets them book rides for patients traveling to and from the clinic.
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HTC announces U.S. layoffs as smartphone and VR divisions merge

HTC announces U.S. layoffs as smartphone and VR divisions merge

HTC has dismissed dozens of its U.S. employees following the departure of its smartphone president one week ago.
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There will be no tours of Apple Park, CEO Tim Cook says

There will be no tours of Apple Park, CEO Tim Cook says

If you're a die-hard Apple fan or a design enthusiast impressed by Apple Park, the only way you're ever going to get a look round the place is by getting a job there.
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Chinese tech giant Alibaba joins Coke, Visa as a major Olympic sponsor

Chinese tech giant Alibaba joins Coke, Visa as a major Olympic sponsor

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group announced the formation of a long-term partnership.
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Google’s Waymo vs. Uber: Everything you need to know

Google’s Waymo vs. Uber: Everything you need to know

Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Otto — a startup purchased by Uber last year — stole confidential information.
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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai decides to step down after six-year tenure

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai decides to step down after six-year tenure

Sony's CEO Kaz Hirai has stepped down from his role, and current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida will take on the position in April.
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Google’s $1.1 billion ‘big bet on hardware’ deal with HTC is final

Google’s $1.1 billion ‘big bet on hardware’ deal with HTC is final

Google has closed the deal to acquire part of HTC's smartphone team, and a non-exclusive license for HTC's intellectual property, as part of a, "big bet on hardware."
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Walmart partners with Rakuten for online groceries and ebooks

Walmart partners with Rakuten for online groceries and ebooks

Walmart has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Rakuten, and will soon start selling digital books on its website.
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Amazon’s HQ2 has 20 potential new homes, but Atlanta may be the frontrunner

Amazon’s HQ2 has 20 potential new homes, but Atlanta may be the frontrunner

Amazon has unveiled the 20 finalists still in consideration to become the online retailer's new home. Atlanta is currently predicted as the frontrunner.
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Airbnb purges half of its San Francisco listings overnight

Airbnb purges half of its San Francisco listings overnight

In one fell swoop, Airbnb made it a lot harder for folks to find vacation rentals in San Francisco. It's all due to a new law.
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Xfinity Mobile adds bring-your-own-device option for some iPhone users

Xfinity Mobile adds bring-your-own-device option for some iPhone users

Comcast has launched a mobile phone service to take on AT&T, T-Mobile, and others. It's called Xfinity Mobile.
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CVS vows to ban photo manipulation in its marketing material for beauty products

CVS vows to ban photo manipulation in its marketing material for beauty products

CVS Pharmacy has announced plans to ban all “materially altered” photos from its in-store and online beauty departments.
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Bad Karma: GoPro will exit the drone market, cut more than 250 jobs

Bad Karma: GoPro will exit the drone market, cut more than 250 jobs

GoPro will exit the drone market this year to focus on its core products and new innovations, while cutting the price of the Hero6 Black to $400.
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Inspired by Segway, this robotic suitcase follows you around the airport

Inspired by Segway, this robotic suitcase follows you around the airport

The 90Fun Puppy 1 uses trackers to follow you around, but still manages to balance on two wheels using tech from Segway.
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Babierge makes traveling with infants easier via Airbnb-style gear rentals

Babierge makes traveling with infants easier via Airbnb-style gear rentals

Flying with an infant often means big baggage fees to check that playpen -- but startup Babierge is working to change that.
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Apple developers in China have made $17 billion in revenue since App Store launch

Apple developers in China have made $17 billion in revenue since App Store launch

Apple executive Tim Cook shared that developers on the Apple platform have earned 112 billion yuan, or $16.93 billion in China.
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Travel etiquette survey pinpoints the proper way to sleep with 200 strangers

Travel etiquette survey pinpoints the proper way to sleep with 200 strangers

What's proper travel etiquette for sleeping on a plane? Who gets that armrest? A British Airways survey creates an unofficial guide.
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Leaked documents reveal Apple’s new shelter for profits is the island of Jersey

Leaked documents reveal Apple’s new shelter for profits is the island of Jersey

According to the Paradise Papers leak, Apple has found a new tax haven for its profits -- Jersey, a small island off the coast of France.
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Pack your Lego-proof slippers — Airbnb is giving away a night at the Lego House

Pack your Lego-proof slippers — Airbnb is giving away a night at the Lego House

What would you make with one night and 25 million Legos? Airbnb is hosting a contest to send a family to stay at the Lego House in Denmark.
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Apple nabs top Amazon executive to helm development of original scripted series

Apple nabs top Amazon executive to helm development of original scripted series

Morgan Wandell, one of the top executives at Amazon, has joined Apple as part of their effort to join the ranks of streaming original series.
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Could The Helm be the secret to fixing Silicon Valley’s gender diversity issue?

Could The Helm be the secret to fixing Silicon Valley’s gender diversity issue?

The Helm is a new company offering seed-round funding to female founders in hopes of injecting some much needed diversity into the sector.
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It’s real! Lenovo unveils 25th Anniversary ThinkPad with retro keyboard, styling

It’s real! Lenovo unveils 25th Anniversary ThinkPad with retro keyboard, styling

Lenovo is now offering the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 limited edition laptop. But don't worry: there's no ancient technology here.

Roku IPO a success, despite gaining little revenue from YouTube or Netflix

Roku IPO a success, despite gaining little revenue from YouTube or Netflix

Roku filed for an initial public offering at the beginning of the month, and upon debut, is doing very well for itself.
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Bellroy wallet-inspired bags are designed to carry tech without the bulk

Bellroy wallet-inspired bags are designed to carry tech without the bulk

Bellroy just launched its first set of bags. The Bellroy bags series is designed to carry laptops and other gear without the bulk.
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Apple iPhone 8 launch fails to garner much enthusiasm worldwide

Apple iPhone 8 launch fails to garner much enthusiasm worldwide

With the cutting-edge iPhone X just around the corner, the iPhone 8 launch was more subdued than usual, with very few long lines.
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These expandable Standard Pacific duffel bags are designed for adventures

These expandable Standard Pacific duffel bags are designed for adventures

Back on Kickstarter, these two Standard Pacific duffel bags and a personal travel kit are designed for adventurous travelers.