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NPR: ‘We Have A Black People Problem’: Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination

A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination. In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal...

NPR: Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut

When the Stop Hate for Profit campaign launched just two weeks ago, its organizers had not yet persuaded a single advertiser to...

BBC: Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star. It could be the core of...

CNN: The hard truth about the Facebook ad boycott: Nothing matters but Zuckerberg

For years, Facebook (FB) has been viewed as one of the only truly indispensable digital advertising platforms for big and small businesses looking to...

CNN: The Segway is officially over

The Segway PT, which earned a place in pop culture but never realized its creators' world-changing ambitions, will come to an end...

CNN: Microsoft is closing all of its stores

Microsoft is getting out of the brick-and-mortar retail business.The company announced Friday it will close down all of its 83 physical stores...

AP: Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service...

CNN: Google will start paying publishers for news

Google will start paying to display news content from some media outletsafter years of resisting demands from publishers.

NPR: Boston Lawmakers Vote To Ban Use Of Facial Recognition Technology By The City

Boston is poised to ban its use of facial surveillance technology, becoming the second-largest community in the world to do so.

VOA: For Silicon Valley, a Worker Pipeline Cut Off  

SAN FRANCISCO - Tech executives said Monday they were disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily ban an array of work visas, including those used by the technology...

CNN: Apple’s newest iPhone feature aims to replace the car key Matt McFarland byline

Apple wants the iPhone to replace your car keys. On Monday, the tech company announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or...

BBC: Ex-Googler becomes China’s second-richest person

A former Google employee was briefly ranked the second richest person in China, following a surge in sales at his e-commerce business,...

Anouncement

Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safety

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for...

[Illinois] Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial...

Research Park Offers FREE Technology Training Program, Application Now Open

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data...

[Illinois] Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants

Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or...