Technology

June 15, 2017 - 3:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it's not going over so well with the Twitterati. The San Francisco company says the new design emphasizes simplicity, making it faster and easier to use,...
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June 15, 2017 - 9:43 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is shaking hands with robots and encouraging entrepreneurs as he unveils his strategy to transform the country from a land resting on the laurels of its past into a "startup nation." It won't be an easy transition, but it's a pillar of Macron's vision...
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People sunbathe on a beach of Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Spain's AEMET weather agency said 27 of the country's 50 provinces were being warned of abnormally high temperatures over the coming week and that atmospheric conditions were creating a stationary mass of hot air across inland Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 15, 2017 - 6:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — From now on, European Union holidaymakers should return home without that sense of high anxiety about their mobile phone bill: extra fees for using it abroad should have gone. The 28-country EU should be a seamless area of roaming costs for travelers as of Thursday, following years...
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People sunbathe on a beach of Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Spain's AEMET weather agency said 27 of the country's 50 provinces were being warned of abnormally high temperatures over the coming week and that atmospheric conditions were creating a stationary mass of hot air across inland Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 15, 2017 - 6:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — From now on, European Union holidaymakers should return home without that sense of high anxiety about their mobile phone bill: extra fees for using it abroad should have gone. The 28-country EU should be a seamless area of roaming costs for travelers as of Wednesday, following years...
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June 14, 2017 - 12:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated...
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June 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Tawainese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election. A person with direct knowledge of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he’s gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in a memo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 14, 2017 - 3:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic culture and aggressive business practices. And it all started when Susan...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he’s gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in a memo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 6:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's clear from former Attorney General Eric Holder's recommendations on how to fix Uber's dysfunctional management that the male-dominated company grew huge without even the most basic procedures to prevent sexual harassment, bullying and other bad behavior. The 13-page...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he’s gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in a memo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 1:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday in a memo. He says he needs time off to grieve for his mother,...
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June 13, 2017 - 9:08 am
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge known for handing down unusual sentences is requiring convicted drunken drivers to download ride-hailing apps on their phones as part of their punishment. Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti (chik-oh-NETT'-ee) in Painesville in northeastern Ohio also...
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