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H-1B Visa Ban May Put U.S. Position as Tech World Leader...

The H-1B visa ban may U.S. tech its top spot in the worldH-1B workers in U.S. may feel compelled to go back...

Code for America Builds Justice Reform Through Computer Programs

Code for America, a nonprofit that uses technology to improve people’s access to government services, has helped over 85,000 people in California...

Will Impact Investors Be Spared the Wrath of COVID-19?

Impact investors with money in sectors such as biotech, health and communications technology may see pandemic-fueled growth. Forecasting models from a leading climate...

India’s Low Coronavirus Numbers Has Experts Wondering Why — and If...

India’s confirmed coronavirus cases lag much of the world — less than 200 in a nation of 1.3 billion. Whether India’s use...

The Web Isn’t Working for Women Because of Online Trolls, Skewed...

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says web’s not working for women, citing accessibility issues, online harassment and biased algorithms The issues keep...

OpenAI’s Holy Grail — to Build a Thinking Machine — Means...

The quest to build a machine that can understand or learn anything that a human can began as a public service at...

U.S. Special Forces May Get Facial-Recognition Gear That IDs Foes From...

The U.S. military is taking facial-recognition software to a new level. The next generation of the technology will be...

Dark Side of Microloans: Poor Kenyans Defaulting Under Sky-High Rates, Report...

The dark side of making microloans to the poor is on display in Kenya, where small borrowers are defaulting on loans from...

Softbank-Owned Arm’s New Chips Focus on AI Tasks With Less Reliance...

New chip designs that handle more artificial intelligence tasks on tiny devices like sensors and cameras are promising faster speed and more...

Big Brother in the Classroom? NY School District Adopts Facial-Recognition Technology,...

The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a...

Big Companies Buying Clean Power at Record Pace; Google Biggest Buyer...

Corporations bought more clean-energy than ever, boosted by tech heavyweights Google, Facebook and Amazon as they are pushed to reform their energy...

Trump Campaign Spending Millions Advertising on Facebook, Where Political Ads Are...

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign spent almost $20 million on Facebook advertising in 2019, alarming Democratic rivals, as the campaign takes advantage of...

Security Firm Cloudfare Provided Protection to Child Pornography Sites, Report Says

Network security behemoth Cloudflare may have to rethink its policy of taking on all customers after a report highlighted that the company...

Clearview AI Sets Off Alarms By Scraping Facebook, Venmo Photos for...

A startup is making a profit off the photos you post on Facebook by using them for a facial recognition app.

As Big Business Faces Climate Obligations, Microsoft Jumps in With $1B...

Big business is increasingly pointing the finger of blame back at itself regarding global warming -- banks are cutting loans to coal...

EU May Ban Facial-Recognition Software for Five Years Amid AI Privacy...

The European Union is considering banning facial-recognition software in public areas for up to five years so privacy issues surrounding artificial intelligence...

Comcast Kicks Off Sports Tech Accelerator, Teams with NASCAR, NBC Sports

Comcast Corp. is putting a full-court press on its competition as investors and startups discover new opportunities in the increasingly tech-driven sports...

Millennial Customers Are The Real Target of Visa’s $5.3 Billion Plaid...

Visa wants to be everywhere that millennials want to be, and is spending big bucks to land those young, future customers. 

As Pleasure Morphs into “Wellness,” Multi-Billion Dollar Sex Tech Industry Raises...

Sex tech was back at the annual Consumer Electronic Show, with the focus on more polite theme of “wellness,” and less on...

African Startups Raise Record Amounts as Fintech Draws More Investors

Africa’s swift adoption of new technologies is making it one of the world’s fastest-growing tech hubs.  Venture capitalists spent...

The 2020s Will Be the Decade of Tech Reckoning

There’s no shortage of media pundits this time of year gazing at their crystal balls to divine what the next decade will...

Impact Investing’s Solid 2019 Isn’t Due to Gods of Virtue, but...

Impact investing appears to be heading for a very good 2019. But don’t thank any gods of virtue -- give credit to...

China Steps Up Deepfake Policing, Banning Fake News As Problem Spreads

China is moving to regulate deepfake video and audio content, applying a strong-armed approach to an increasingly pervasive issue that other countries...

Israel’s Vayyar, Whose Sensors ‘See’ Through Walls, Lands Another Big Funding...

Vayyar Imaging, whose sensors are used in breast cancer detection, robotic arms and on retail shelves, lined up another round of funds...

TransferWise Bucks the Trend by Not Going Public as Its Cash...

Just over a decade ago, Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus were looking to cut the costs of converting cash from pounds into...

Carlyle Group’s Big Bets on Energy, Technology Help Propel Third-Quarter Profit

Private equity giant Carlyle Group completed a blockbuster majority stake acquisition in the energy sector and invested in a promising artificial intelligence...

Die Laughing: U.K. Life Insurer DeadHappy’s Gallows Humor Helping it Sell...

Key Takeaway: DeadHappy’s wisecracks, animations and black humor on social media seek...

Renewable Pledges by Google, Amazon May Be More Than the Old...

Key Takeaway: Google, Amazon and other companies announcing plans to source renewable...
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