For OpenGov, President Trump is proving a boon for business
OpenGov, a Redwood City, Ca., company whose software helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and cofounder and CEO Zac Bookman traces some of that momentum to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. “We had the best Q1 i...
How to comment on the FCC’s proposal to revoke net neutrality
The FCC has made its initial proposal as to how it intends to do away with net neutrality — and despite what leadership there has said, that’s definitely how the proposed rules read. You are free to make your thoughts known on the notice of proposed rulemaking, as it’s called, and here’s how to ...
MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars
At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. The system is actually a giant, mobile 3D printer, and the MIT team behind it believes it could help revolutionize home construction both here on Earth and other planets in the distant future. Read More
A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming
Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. Read More
Uber’s Anthony Levandowski out as Advanced Technologies lead amid legal fight
Uber’s Anthony Levandowski, who founded Otto and then became head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) once Otto was acquired by the ride-sharing company, is stepping aside from his role as head of ATG. The move comes as Uber continues a legal fight with Waymo, which began as Waymo accuse...
Google brings ‘Hamilton’ experiences to students in the theater and virtual reality
Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. All of this was possible thanks to an $800,000 grant from the company, which worked with The Gilder Lehrman Institute to cap off the students’ s...
Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%
Microsoft just reported earnings for the last quarter. The company reported non-GAAP revenue of $23.6 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.73. Wall Street’s cadre of crack analysts expected the company’s earnings per share to come in at around $0.70, with revenue hitting about $23.6 bil...
Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos
Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting — the common practice of stealing video and uploading it to one’s Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth. This way if an infringing video includes a new mid-roll ad break Facebook is testing, the revenue will be sent to the ...
Amazon blows past earnings expectations
Amazon reported first-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company shattered earnings expectations, reporting $1.48 per share, when Wall Street was expecting $1.12. Net income stood at $724 million. Read More
GoPro’s financials improve thanks to Karma drone, cost reductions
GoPro posted earnings in line with analyst expectations today, reporting a non-GAAP loss of 44 cents per share on revenues of $218.6 million. That is an improvement from a loss of 63 cents per share and revenues of $183.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Read More
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Chicago Bears trade up to take QB Mitchell Trubisky with No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft
The Bears draft their potential franchise QB while the San Francisco 49ers score more picks.
The Latest: No surprise, Browns take Garrett with top pick
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local):
Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first pick in the NFL draft
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first pick in the NFL draft.
Colts DL Parry pleads guilty to avoid jail time in Arizona
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has pleaded guilty to several charges in order to avoid jail time in Arizona
Browns take Myles Garrett with No. 1 pick in NFL Draft
Cleveland resists temptation of taking a QB with top pick.
Shelby Miller has UCL tear, weighing Tommy John surgery
Miller transferred to 60-day DL; options include surgery, stem-cell therapy, rehab
NFL Draft: Jay Glazer, Joel Klatt and Chris Spielman break down every pick
Watch our live NFL Draft show Thursday night.
Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster.
RT Morgan Moses signs multiyear extension with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Right tackle Morgan Moses has signed a five-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins.
Colts lineman pleads guilty to avoid jail time in Arizona
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has pleaded guilty to several charges in order to avoid jail time in Arizona.
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Ark. Executions: State Plans to Put Final Inmate to Death
Arkansas plans to put Kenneth Williams to death Thursday — the final execution of a controversial spate that has garnered international attention.
Delta Kicks Man Off Plane for Going to Bathroom: Video
Delta removed Kima Hamilton from a flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee after he used the restroom while the plane was delayed on the tarmac as it taxied to take off, according to a YouTube video filmed by another passenger.
Cop Charged for Killing Pedestrian While Speeding
A Philadelphia cop was arrested Wednesday after speeding alongside another officer led to the death of a 50-year-old pedestrian crossing the street earlier this year.
Anti-ISIS Raid Leaves at Least 2 U.S. Service Members Dead
Afghanistan remains mired in violence and bloodshed as the Taliban and ISIS fight over territory and clash against government and coalition forces.
Pentagon Investigating Michael Flynn for Foreign Payments
Documents released Thursday reveal Flynn was specifically warned in 2014 not to take money from foreign governments without advance permission and is now under investigation by the Pentagon for possibly violating the law. A second letter released by Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings shows the Inspe...
At Center of Suit, Uber's Self-Driving Chief Takes Back Seat
Anthony Levandowski is recusing himself from some of his responsibilities as Uber remains locked in a legal battle with his former employer, Waymo.
United, Dragged Passenger Reach 'Amicable' Settlement
David Dao has reached a settlement with United Airlines after a weeks-long public relations nightmare for the company, lawyers said Thursday. Attorney Thomas Demetrio offered praise for United CEO Oscar Munoz, saying: "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has."
Reflections on Covering Gianni Versace's Murder 20 Years Later
It was 20 years ago this summer when Andrew Cunanan began his crime spree.
President Trump's Tax Plan Is Going to Be a Long Slog
The White House is thinking big on tax reform, but don't expect any action soon.
Mars Attacks? Calls About Space Aliens Flood ICE Hotline
Prank calls about space aliens and UFOs may have tied up lines at Immigration and Customs Enforcement's newly launched victim's hotline.
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