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Electric Scooters Have Zipped by Docked Bikes in Popularity

Electric Scooters Have Zipped by Docked Bikes in Popularity

By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 19
Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road.

Some of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking

Some of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking

Apr 18
Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

Shop Online? Ways to Reduce Damage to the Environment

Shop Online? Ways to Reduce Damage to the Environment

By Joseph Pisani | Apr 18
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment.

Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

By Kelvin Chan | Apr 18
The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.

Australia Officials Work with Social Media to Safeguard Poll

Australia Officials Work with Social Media to Safeguard Poll

By Rod McGuirk | Apr 18
Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.

Lyft Pulls Electric Bikes Off the Road After Brake Problems

Lyft Pulls Electric Bikes Off the Road After Brake Problems

By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 17
Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, has pulled 3,000 electric bikes from the streets of New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., after customers like Buijs complained the bikes were braking too hard.

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Apr 17
Russia's lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship.

Netflix Adds 9.6M Subscribers in 1Q as Competition Heats Up

Netflix Adds 9.6M Subscribers in 1Q as Competition Heats Up

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video-streaming service, but it still managed to disappoint investors by forecasting a springtime slowdown.

Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute over iPhone Technology

Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute over iPhone Technology

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.

As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does Backlash

As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does Backlash

By Alexandra Olson, Ken Sweet | Apr 16
Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among some activists and liberal-leaning policymakers who say the practice discriminates against people who either lack bank accounts or rely on cash for many transactions.

Questions Over Coverage Plague Rural Broadband Expansion

Questions Over Coverage Plague Rural Broadband Expansion

By Anthony Izaguirre | Apr 15
There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time.

FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet

FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet

By Tali Arbel | Apr 15
The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive Outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive Outage

Apr 15
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.

Walmart Buys Ad Tech Startup

Walmart Buys Ad Tech Startup

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 13
Walmart says it's buying San Francisco-based ad tech startup Polymorph Labs as it looks to better compete with rival online juggernaut Amazon in targeting shoppers online.

How Not to Break the Bank on Streaming Services

How Not to Break the Bank on Streaming Services

By Mae Anderson and Sarah Skidmore Sell | Apr 13
With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand.

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