In our news wrap Wednesday, the European Union charged Google with violating anti-monopoly laws. The EU said Google uses its dominance over Internet searches to promote its own services. Also, a Florida mailman landed a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn, supposedly a stunt to protest political corruption. Continue reading
Children’s entertainment giants like Jim Henson TV, DreamWorks, Sesame Street and programs like Thomas the Tank Engine are partnering with YouTube to push content on the new app. Educational programs like National Geographic Kids and YouTube stars like vlogger Hank Green, executive producer of SciShow and SciShow Kids, will also provide content via the app.
SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. Continue reading
Facebook, the site where members carefully curate memories of life’s most important milestones, announced Thursday it will allow users to put their online affairs in order and decide what happens to their profiles once their status can no longer be … Continue reading
Scientists in New York recently searched the city’s subway system and found all kinds of germs that could cause everything from the common cold to meningitis. Dr. Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medical College who headed the study, joins Alison Stewart to discuss the study’s implications on the public health system. Continue reading
Psy’s horse-galloping music video “Gangnam Style” exceeded YouTube’s view limit, a potential problem Google, which owns the video service, said it anticipated months ago. Continue reading
Some new, more diverse faces may soon be used for emoji symbols, after a push for more racial diversity earlier this year by smartphone users gained traction with developers. Continue reading
Three 16-year-old high school girls hailing from Ireland claimed the top prize for Google’s 2014 Science Fair with a project that aims to solve the food crisis — with the help of bacteria.