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Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses regret over its decision to bring the game to CPACFacebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has Florida school shooting. The social media company, which has

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Got $638 Million in Year of Firm’s IPO

Snap Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel is poised to become one of the highest-paid U.S. executives for 2017, thanks to a $636.6 million stock grant he got when his company went public.The Venice, California-based maker of the Snapchat photo-sharing app awarded Spiegel shares equal to 3 percent of the

Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

Teenagers use of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is social media at its best a cudgel against political discourse that desperately needs to changeHigh schools have dances, they have cafeterias, they have midterm exams and, in the United States, they have shootings. Our school is having a shooting, Boston Globe

Aide to Florida lawmaker fired after suggesting shooting survivors are actors

Benjamin Kelly, an aide to state representative Shawn Harrison, repeated a conspiracy theory often used after mass shootingsAn aide to a Florida lawmaker was fired after falsely suggesting that student survivors of the advocates for stricter gun laws after surviving the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre that emailed a

5G Is Making Its Global Debut at Olympics, and Its Wicked Fast

The first to experience the future of wireless technology, well before most humans, will be South Korea’s wild boars. That’s because 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, is making its worldwide debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The technology will be used to ward off the porcine pests who roam the

SpaceX Rocket Fuels Thaw in Chilly Musk-Trump Relationship

Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things up.Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. pulled off a seemingly impossible feat Tuesday when it launched the world’s most powerful rocket in 45 years, then flew two of its spent boosters

This Is What Elon Musk Saving Millions of Dollars Looks Like

In offices and homes across the U.S. and around the world, cheers went up as Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully tested his new Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, a landmark achievement in the billionaire’s Martian aspirations. But the screams were even louder when the vehicle’s two reusable boosters landed safely and simultaneously back on Earth. 

Ram’s Martin Luther King Ad Got Panned. Was It Still a Success?

Is there any such thing as bad publicity?Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Super Bowl ad -- the one that used a clip from a 1968 speech by Martin Luther King Jr. -- generated widespread criticism for its commercial use of the civil rights leader. It’s also created millions of dollars in

Facebook Says Business Stays Strong Amid News Feed Changes

Facebook Inc. may be making major changes aimed at fixing its impact on society. But its business is as safe as ever.That’s the message from executives after an adjustment to the news feed algorithm -- the company’s biggest moneymaker -- prompted investor concerns that user attention could drop off, curbing

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