Domenic Buccini

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Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee, State's First Inmate Put to Death Since 2005

CUMMINS UNIT, Ark. — The state of Arkansas executed death row inmate Ledell Lee late Thursday, its first death sentence in more than a decade and the first of four inmates scheduled to die before the end of the month when a crucial lethal injection drug is set to expire.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court …

Even as Trump seeks warmer ties with Russia, U.S. deploys troops across Eastern Europe

By Michael Birnbaum<p>, Bureau chief<p>ZAGAN, Poland — On a snowy field in southwest Poland, U.S. tanks and troops gathered on Monday to defend against a resurgent Russia that President Trump wants to befriend.<p>The major new deployments of tanks and other heavy equipment will fan out to nations on the …

Trump defends executive order concerning extreme vetting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump insisted Sunday his travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nations would protect the United States from terrorists, after a weekend of outrage and confusion over the move.<p>In an afternoon statement, Trump wrote the country would continue showing "compassion …

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he had founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally …

Online Ugliness: Inauguration sparks anti-Trump vitriol on social media

If you didn’t like Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, criticize away.<p>If you’re concerned about what President Trump may do, feel free to sound off.<p>If you want to march in protest, as hundreds of thousands of women did Saturday in Washington and other major cities, be my guest.<p>(Although Madonna's …

Study: Facebook can actually make us more narrow-minded

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the surface, it seems like social media has the boundless potential to expand our world, connecting us to ideas and people we otherwise would never have found. However, a new study claims just the opposite: Social media actually isolates us, creating and facilitating confirmation biases …

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Cloud-based network provider Aryaka raises $45 million: source

(Reuters) - Cloud-based private network provider Aryaka, which plans to go public in 2018 with a more than $1 billion valuation, raised $45 million in its latest funding round, a source close to the matter said.<p>The funding was led by venture capital firm Third Point Ventures and included Germany’s …