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San Francisco-based Uber claims to be in some 250 cities and 58 countries

Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report

AFP News - 39 minutes ago Global ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report, citing people familiar with the deal, said investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp. and the investment arm of Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co. Uber di…

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
    Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter Associated Press - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post … More »Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant ...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California
    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook … More »Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl

    Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was …

  • Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain
    One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo … More »One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome

    Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. The foursome -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson -- posted a video message on Twitter announcing the new single. In …

  • FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing David Price of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
    Price's Toronto arrival delayed by flat tire Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    TORONTO (AP) — David Price's arrival in Toronto has been delayed by a flat tire, a story that played out on Twitter with Blue Jays fans offering to rescue the stranded … More »Price's Toronto arrival delayed by flat tire

    FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing David Price of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    TORONTO (AP) — David Price's arrival in Toronto has been delayed by a flat tire, a story that played out on Twitter with Blue Jays fans offering to rescue the stranded pitcher.

  • Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared
    Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and … More »Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared

    Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared

    It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell. Not even ...

  • North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black … More »North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black protestors aren't "productive good citizens" with jobs, like whites.

  • Twitter adds four Indian languages IANS - 5 hours ago

    Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported Indian languages to six. Hindi and Bengali have been available for a year now, the social media … More »Twitter adds four Indian languages

    Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported Indian languages to six. Hindi and Bengali have been available for a year now, the social media company said in a blog post. According to Twitter, these four languages were partially translated by a community of Twitter users via the translation cen …

  • Chinese nationals, who were jailed for illegal logging, walk out of Myitkyina prison after being released during an amnesty in Myitkyina
    Freeing of Chinese loggers riles Myanmar citizens Reuters - 9 hours ago

    By Tim McLaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's newspapers and social media users reacted with anger and disappointment on Friday to the government's … More »Freeing of Chinese loggers riles Myanmar citizens

    Chinese nationals, who were jailed for illegal logging, walk out of Myitkyina prison after being released during an amnesty in Myitkyina

    By Tim McLaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's newspapers and social media users reacted with anger and disappointment on Friday to the government's decision to include 155 Chinese in a mass amnesty, just eight days after they were jailed for illegal logging. News journals slammed the freeing of the …

  • Football: Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal contracts AFP News - 9 hours ago

    England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Walcott, … More »Football: Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal contracts

    England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Walcott, 26, announced on Twitter that he had signed a four-year contract, but the length of Cazorla's deal was not disclosed. "We're delighted to have extended …

  • New Twitter app launched for Windows 10 IANS - 13 hours ago

    New York, July 31 (IANS) Within days of the Windows 10 launch, Twitter has unveiled a native app for the operating system. Without requiring one to log in, the app showcases … More »New Twitter app launched for Windows 10

    New York, July 31 (IANS) Within days of the Windows 10 launch, Twitter has unveiled a native app for the operating system. Without requiring one to log in, the app showcases top trending tweets, photos and videos. It will also feed tweets in Live Tiles right from the Start Menu, The Next Web reported.

  • Facebook's solar-powered drone to beam internet from the sky IANS - 14 hours ago

    Washington, July 31 (IANS) Facebook has completed the production of its first full-scale solar-powered internet drone that will deliver wireless internet with lasers … More »Facebook's solar-powered drone to beam internet from the sky

    Washington, July 31 (IANS) Facebook has completed the production of its first full-scale solar-powered internet drone that will deliver wireless internet with lasers from the sky in parts of the developing world where internet availability is still a dream. Mark Zuckerberg has announced the completion of Aquila, Facebook's …

  • Handout image from the 3D virtual reality film "Henry"
    Oculus deploys virtual reality hedgehog to lure filmmakers Reuters - 16 hours ago

    (This version of the July 28th story clarifies price of Oculus Rift in 13th paragraph) By Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa Richwine BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - In a Beverly … More »Oculus deploys virtual reality hedgehog to lure filmmakers

    Handout image from the 3D virtual reality film "Henry"

    (This version of the July 28th story clarifies price of Oculus Rift in 13th paragraph) By Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa Richwine BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - In a Beverly Hills mansion on Tuesday, Facebook-owned Oculus rolled out "Henry," a movie that takes advantage of its virtual reality technology to tell the story …

  • Naughty Boy: Karma will come get you!
    Naughty Boy: Karma will come get you! Cover Media - 18 hours ago

    Naughty Boy has posted another cryptic Twitter message. More »Naughty Boy: Karma will come get you!

    Naughty Boy: Karma will come get you!

    Naughty Boy has posted another cryptic Twitter message.

  • Arsenal's Theo Walcott (front) celebrates scoring a goal with Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla during the English Premier League match against Wigan Athletic at The Emirates Stadium in London on May 14, 2013
    Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal contracts AFP News - 21 hours ago

    England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Walcott, … More »Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal contracts

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (front) celebrates scoring a goal with Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla during the English Premier League match against Wigan Athletic at The Emirates Stadium in London on May 14, 2013

    England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Walcott, 26, announced on Twitter that he had signed a four-year contract, but the length of Cazorla's deal was not disclosed. "We're delighted to have extended …

  • Nepalese girls surf the internet in the village of Nagi, west of Kathmandu, on October 25, 2010
    Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones AFP News - 21 hours ago

    Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world. Using the … More »Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones

    Nepalese girls surf the internet in the village of Nagi, west of Kathmandu, on October 25, 2010

    Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world. Using the solar-powered drone could mean "quickly bringing connectivity to an area that needs it," he said at a presentation at Facebook's California headquarters.  …

  • This undated image provided by Facebook shows the Aquila, a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, designed by Facebook's aerospace team in the United Kingdom. Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for the solar-powered drone in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. (Facebook via AP)
    Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service Associated Press - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage … More »Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

    This undated image provided by Facebook shows the Aquila, a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, designed by Facebook's aerospace team in the United Kingdom. Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for the solar-powered drone in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. (Facebook via AP)

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

  • A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica
    Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar Reuters - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    (Story corrects second-last paragraph to say $330 million instead of $33 million) By Devika Krishna Kumar and Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) - Facebook Inc reported quarterly … More »Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar

    A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica

    (Story corrects second-last paragraph to say $330 million instead of $33 million) By Devika Krishna Kumar and Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) - Facebook Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future …

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Associated Press - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday's batch … More »How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday's batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others.

  • Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden
    Facebook shares dip as results fail to impress Reuters - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's shares fell as much as 5 percent on Thursday, after the company's weak advertising sales growth outlook dampened investor expectations boosted … More »Facebook shares dip as results fail to impress

    Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's shares fell as much as 5 percent on Thursday, after the company's weak advertising sales growth outlook dampened investor expectations boosted by Google Inc's strong report earlier this month. Facebook's shares rallied 7 percent since the search giant reported a better-than-expected profit …

  • Handout photo of Facebook drone Aquila
    Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year Reuters - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of … More »Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

    Handout photo of Facebook drone Aquila

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world. The plane will weigh about 880 pounds (400 kg), said Yael Maguire, …