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Trying to lure Amazon, cities keep details secret

Many cities have gone all out to land Amazon's second headquarters. But some of them are keeping details of their incentive plans under wraps.

Google's parent company to build futuristic neighborhood in Toronto

Google, a company that's built everything from a search engine to a self-driving car, will now try its hand at a city neighborhood.


NYC went orange in a bid for Amazon's next headquarters


New York City joined the dozens of cities vying to be Amazon's next headquarters.


Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft

Google's parent company is throwing its weight behind Lyft, after having previously invested in Uber.


Futuristic cop cars may identify suspects

CNN / Technology

With smart cameras, police cars may soon be able to identify specific individuals.

Tech companies are hindering criminal investigations, under outdated law

Law enforcement wants overseas data that could bring criminals to justice -- but tech firms have refused. Now, the Supreme Court may have the final say.


Proposed bill lets hacking victims hack back


A new bill could allow companies to retrieve and destroy stolen files from a hacker's computer or servers. Samuel Burke speaks to Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) about the bill, which some cyber-security experts say could lead to cyber vigilantism.

New bill could let companies retaliate against hackers

Experts say the "hack back" bill won't work.


Hackers are targeting schools, U.S. government warns

CNN / Technology

When Superintendent Steve Bradshaw first received a threatening text message in mid-September, he didn't know it was coming from a hacker trying to exploit his Montana school district.


To avoid 'traffic hell,' Seoul is using this tech

CNN / World

Seoul's subway is hailed as one of the world's best and a sophisticated monitoring system helps keep road traffic flowing above ground.


China's answer to Groupon and Yelp is now worth $30B

Booking app Meituan-Dianping just raised $4 billion, highlighting investors' enthusiasm for Chinese tech startups.


Alphabet drones will drop burritos into people's yards in Australia

CNN / Technology

Drones bearing piping hot burritos are about to start swooping down on the Australian countryside, part of a new phase of tests by Google affiliate Project Wing.

Alphabet will use drones to deliver burritos in Australia


Alphabet's Project Wing has teamed up with Mexican food chain Guzman Y Gomez to make drone deliveries to homes in Australia.


Blue Apron lays off hundreds just months after IPO

Blue Apron laid off 6% of its staff across its fulfillment centers and corporate offices in an effort to get closer to profitability.

Wednesday, Oct 18


Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarters

Kansas City's mayor gave five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon.

Giant robot battle: U.S. vs. Japan


After two years of development, giant robots from developers in the U.S. and Japan went head-to-head in an abandoned steel mill.


World's biggest tech fund isn't investing at home

CNN / Money

About 60% of the capital in the $100 billion Vision Fund comes from the Middle East but the region has yet to benefit due to a lack of larger startups.

Seoul city planners focus on pedestrians


Through tech innovation and urban renewal projects, Seoul is hoping to get citizens out of their cars and onto their feet.


Netflix CEO makes Forbes richest list

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made this year's Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. It's the first time Hastings has appeared on the exclusive list of billionaires.


Facebook acquires app aimed at teens, 'tbh'


Facebook's stock has hit an all-time high after the company acquired an anonymous polling app directed at teens, 'tbh'.

Twitter's plan to police hate speech and symbols

Days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised there would be more aggressive rules coming to Twitter, the company outlined its policy changes in an email to its Trust & Safety Council on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct 17


PCs aren't dead: First growth expected since 2011

CNN / Technology

Research firm Gartner said worldwide sales of PCs, tablets and smartphones will rise 2% next year.


IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone

With iOS 9, Apple's latest mobile operating system that will launch in the fall, the iPhone is officially all growns up.

Review: The highs and lows in Apple's iOS 9

Apple iOS9: The latest Apple operating system for iPhones and iPads is here. Here's what you need to know


Garmin just put Alexa in the car

The Garmin Speak is a small GPS device for the car that includes Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.


Venmo now lets you shop online

CNN / Technology

Venmo isn't just for paying back your friends anymore.

Singer Selena Quintanilla honored with Google Doodle

Fans of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla know October 17 is a special day.


Microsoft tries again with troubled Surface Book line

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 laptop for professionals who also want to use a tablet is back.

GM will test self-driving cars in New York City

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Microsoft announces Surface Book 2


Microsoft has announced the second iteration of its Surface line of laptops, now with a new larger size and improved specs.