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  • Snapchat maker's stock falls again, the day after a nearly 15% drop

    Snapchat maker's stock falls again, the day after a nearly 15% drop

    Snap Inc.’s stock continued to fall Thursday as investors worried about sluggish growth prospects for the maker of the popular disappearing-photo app Snapchat. The stock was down as much as 5% early Thursday after tumbling nearly 15% on Wednesday in response to the Venice company’s lackluster third-quarter...

  • What will Tencent get out of its 12% stake in Snap Inc.?

    What will Tencent get out of its 12% stake in Snap Inc.?

    At a moment when skepticism abounds about Snap Inc.’s future, one of the world’s biggest internet companies was revealed to be banking on the company’s success. Tencent, the Chinese company behind the wildly popular social media app WeChat and a global player in mobile gaming, has bought an approximately...

  • Facebook says to shield you from revenge porn, it needs your naked photos

    Facebook says to shield you from revenge porn, it needs your naked photos

    Would you voluntarily send Facebook nude photos of yourself? The company is insisting it needs them — for your own protection. Let’s say you have a spiteful ex who decides to embarrass you by posting a nude photo that was supposed to be private. Facebook Inc. says if you send a copy of the photo...

  • Uber says it will bring its flying taxis to Los Angeles in 2020

    Uber says it will bring its flying taxis to Los Angeles in 2020

    In just over two years, Uber says it will let commuters soar over Los Angeles' snarled traffic in flying taxis. The ride-hailing firm announced Wednesday that L.A. will be one of the first cities served by UberAir, which it says will begin ferrying passengers across the region in electric aircraft...

  • Twitter kills its 140-character limit. Now tweets can be twice as long

    Twitter kills its 140-character limit. Now tweets can be twice as long

    Twitter Inc. is ending its 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. Twitter says that's because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. The company said 9% of tweets written in English...

  • Apple iPhone X is no slam dunk

    Apple iPhone X is no slam dunk

    The iPhone X that arrived in stores Friday isn't just a new design. It's a new relationship. Compared with your current phone, the 10th-anniversary iPhone is missing a key element: the home button. The whole front is just screen. You have to learn new gestures to operate it. Instead of scanning...

  • Pressure mounts on Apple to live up to the iPhone X hype

    Pressure mounts on Apple to live up to the iPhone X hype

    The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple Inc.'s marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers' capacity. The Cupertino, Calif., company said...

  • Broadcom will move back to U.S. — and bring tax money with it, Trump announces

    Broadcom will move back to U.S. — and bring tax money with it, Trump announces

    Broadcom Ltd., a $100-billion semiconductor company legally based in Singapore, will relocate its home address to the United States, President Trump announced Thursday. The company, which manufactures communications chips around the world, said it would relocate its legal address to Delaware once...

  • Waymo and AutoNation team up on self-driving-car program

    Waymo and AutoNation team up on self-driving-car program

    Google spinoff Waymo is partnering with AutoNation Inc., the country's largest auto dealership chain, in its push to produce self-driving cars for wide use. AutoNation said Thursday that its dealerships will provide maintenance and repairs for Waymo's self-driving fleet of Chrysler Pacifica vehicles....

  • Regulatory fines, trouble with Apple weigh on Qualcomm's financial results

    Regulatory fines, trouble with Apple weigh on Qualcomm's financial results

    For Qualcomm, there are so many external tornadoes swirling around its business – ranging from its patent war with Apple to its slow-moving bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors -- that its financial results almost take a back seat. So even though the San Diego cellular technology giant posted solid...

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