Category: Technology

Spotify’s 1st report as public company flops on Wall Street

Spotify’s first quarterly report as a public held company struck the wrong note with investors, even though its music-streaming service hit the subscriber growth target set by management just before its stock began trading. About four million more subscribers began paying for Spotify during the first three months of the year. The gains announced Wednesday […]

The Latest: Facebook vows probe even after firm shuts down

The Latest on Cambridge Analytica, firm behind Facebook privacy debacle (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Facebook says it will keep looking into data misuse by Cambridge Analytica even though the firm is closing down. Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday it will cease all operations immediately. The company has been linked to Donald Trump’s election campaign and […]

Dozens of quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible

Dozens of earthquakes are rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano as magma flows into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the increased activity Wednesday is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at Puu Oo. The floor began to collapse Monday, triggering lava […]

Facebook taps advisers for audits on bias and civil rights

Facebook has enlisted two outside advisers to examine how it treats underrepresented communities and whether it has a liberal bias. Civil rights leader Laura Murphy will examine civil rights issues, along with law firm Relman, Dane & Colfax. Former Sen. Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican, will examine concerns about a liberal bias on Facebook. The […]

Activity on Hawaii volcano could indicate new eruption

A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano could trigger a new eruption of lava, officials said Tuesday. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that seismic activity over the past 24 hours could lead to a new breakout on […]

Storage plan for spent fuel adds to US nuclear debate

A plan to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in New Mexico is drawing fire from critics who say the federal government needs to consider more alternatives. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday in Roswell as regulators took comments on the proposal by Holtec International to construct a below-ground […]

US border agency tests body-cam use by agents in 9 locations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday began testing the use of body cameras by its employees at nine locations, potentially leading to a broad rollout by the nation’s largest law enforcement agency that would make it the first federal agency to use the devices on a large scale. Customs and Border Protection previously concluded […]

The Latest: Facebook CEO announces way to clear history

The Latest on Facebook’s developer conference (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Facebook is ready to launch a portable headset that it’s counting on to transform the geeky realm of virtual reality into a mass phenomenon. The $199 device, called the Oculus Go, is going on sale Tuesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s plan […]

Facebook developer conference kicks off amid scandal

A year ago , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was dazzling thousands of software developers with the prospect of augmented reality features that could let people spruce up apartments with digital art. This year, things might be different. The company’s annual F8 conference kicks off Tuesday in San Jose, California, following a year of fake news, […]