Ford Motor Co. is reportedly firing CEO Mark Fields

Ford Motor Co. is reportedly firing CEO Mark Fields
Ford will fire CEO Mark Fields and replace him with self-driving car chief Jim Hackett, according to the New York Times. The news comes amid turmoil in the company, including a steep 25 percent drop in car sales so far this year and layoffs of 1,400…
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Bitcoin is worth more than ever, but it's losing clout

Bitcoin is worth more than ever, but it's losing clout
To say that Bitcoin has had a roller coaster ride would be an understatement. Between regulatory hurdles, heists and its all-too-common use in online crime, it's sometimes a surprise the cryptocurrency has survived. However, it's faring well — so we…
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Switzerland votes for an end to nuclear power

Switzerland votes for an end to nuclear power
Countries like the UK might still embrace nuclear power, but Switzerland is headed in the opposite direction. The country has voted in favor of an energy plan that will eventually eliminate any use of nuclear power, shifting its efforts toward renew…
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Israeli court says emojis can signal your intent

Israeli court says emojis can signal your intent
The emojis you send are always open to interpretation, and when the person reading them is a judge, there could be tangible consequences. A court in Israel, for instance, has ordered a couple to pay $2,200 for using emojis that "convey great optimism…
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Sorry, you can't plant enough trees to offset fossil fuels

Sorry, you can't plant enough trees to offset fossil fuels
Ever planted a tree to feel better about your environmental footprint? It's a good idea, but it might not have as much of an effect as you'd hope. A simulation-based study has determined that it would be utterly unrealistic to plant enough trees to o…
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Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa

Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa
Several organizations are already using drones to fight poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation is taking it one step further. The environmental non-profit has joined forces with Neurala in order to use the company's deep learning neural network AI to…
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LeEco CEO steps down but stays in charge

LeEco CEO steps down but stays in charge
To put it mildly, LeEco has had its fair share of trouble lately. It ran low on cash due to aggressive growth, backed out of its Vizio takeover and threw its weight behind Faraday Future's electric cars despite some overly ambitious plans. Clearly, t…
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Leak reveals Facebook's rules for controversial content

Leak reveals Facebook's rules for controversial content
It's no secret that Facebook's judgment calls on risky content are sometimes more than a little problematic. But just what are the rules guiding those decisions? You'll know after today. The Guardian has obtained leaked copies of over 100 internal…
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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's largest tech fund

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's largest tech fund
It's normally not a big deal if a tech investment fund scores a lot of money (unless you're a startup CEO eager for cash), but the latest windfall is definitely an exception to the rule. After no shortage of hype, Sprint owner SoftBank and the Saudi…
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Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a warming Arctic

Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a warming Arctic
When melting permafrost poured into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, there was an understandable worry. What good is safeguarding the world's crops in the Arctic if even that area isn't immune to the threat of climate change? Well, you…
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