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Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    356 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions abo ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Bitcoin below $10,000; value halved since mid-December
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    450 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Bitcoin fell below $10,000 Wednesday, extending a sell-off that has erased about half the digital currency's value in one month. Other digital currencies fell sharply as well. Bitcoin has slumped about 30 percent just this week as traders worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading of digital currencies. The price of bitcoin fell 13 percent to $9,823 as of 1 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    664 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by P ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    629 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before games were limited to Verizon customers. Other major tech companies including Facebook and Amazon are ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    314 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions abo ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    98 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Bitcoin below $10,000; value halved since mid-December
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    413 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Bitcoin fell below $10,000 Wednesday, extending a sell-off that has erased about half the digital currency's value in one month. Other digital currencies fell sharply as well. Bitcoin has slumped about 30 percent just this week as traders worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading of digital currencies. The price of bitcoin fell 13 percent to $9,823 as of 1 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    603 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by P ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    376 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before games were limited to Verizon customers. Other major tech companies including Facebook and Amazon are ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    695 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Business incubator for veteran-owned startups to open Houston chapter
Business
Published in 17-1-2018
    31 Visits

Bunker Labs, a business incubator for veteran-owned startups, is opening a Houston chapter.

At the launch event on Tuesday, past winners of the Veterans Business Battle will share their experiences. The Veterans Business Battle is an annual competition held at Rice University where investors have extended more than $2.5 million of investment offers to veteran business owners since the com ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston airports continue to see cancellations, delays from icy conditions
Business
Published in 17-1-2018
    511 Visits

Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports continue to see cancellations and delays Wednesday morning, prompting officials to tell travelers to check their flight status before getting on icy roads and heading to the airport.

Reference: www.chron.com
Harvey-damaged HP and former Compaq Computer campus to be sold
Business
Published in 17-1-2018
    13 Visits

The last of the former Compaq Computer property is being sold, positioning the northwest Houston parcel for a new tenant or perhaps a full-scale redevelopment.

Reference: www.chron.com
Parker School Uniforms files for bankruptcy
Business
Published in 17-1-2018
    785 Visits

Parker School Uniforms, an 87-year-old Houston company that closed unexpectedly during the first week of 2018, has filed for bankruptcy.

Employees still haven't received paychecks originally scheduled to be deposited on Jan. 4. According to an email the company sent employees, those "payroll obligations are now likely to be addressed by the bankruptcy court during the liquidation pro ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Chick-fil-A to open in Nassau Bay
Business
Published in 17-1-2018
    31 Visits

Houston's first new Chick-fil-A of 2018 will open at 1900 Nasa Parkway on Jan. 25, with the chain's signature First 100 Campout scheduled for 6 a.m. the day before.

Reference: www.chron.com


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