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Microsoft buys AI startup to make Cortana sound less like a robot

Microsoft has acquired AI startup Semantic Machines in a move that could eventually bring more human-sounding responses to its digital assistant, Cortana, and chatbots.<p>The Berkeley-based startup boasts a number of AI luminaries, including Apple’s former chief speech scientist Larry Gillick, and …

Artificial Intelligence

The 3 Dumbest Business Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make Most Often

Don't be superficial. Don't chase too many opportunities. And do sweat the small stuff.<p>Most new entrepreneurs make terrible, dumb mistakes that crash their businesses before they can even get started.<p>They make these grave mistakes not because they are unintelligent, have low IQs or possess little …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Video of Tesla Model X Pulling Boeing 787

You don’t see this everyday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a video Tuesday of a Tesla Model X P100D pulling a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Melbourne …

Tesla

Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent

Your lithium-ion batteries power your smartphone, laptop, and camera. Elon Musk’s powers South Australia. On December 1, a mega-battery built by …

Tesla

SpaceX launches Block 5 Falcon 9, a radically reusable rocket

Elon Musk & Co. send up a rocket that's designed to head back to space 99 more times.<p>Elon Musk and SpaceX successfully launched the final "Block 5" version of the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Friday, after a last-minute computer abort signal pushed things back a day. Block 5 is the upgraded model …

Space Travel

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be a ‘manufacturing revolution’

Forthcoming electric crossover will begin production in 2020<p>Elon Musk said that Tesla’s forthcoming electric crossover vehicle, the Model Y, will be a “manufacturing revolution,” even though the automaker is still struggling to get its mass-market Model 3 out of the door and into customers’ …

Tesla

Elon Musk Just Gave Tesla Investors a Big Win for the Next Earnings Call

Elon Musk is seeking the wisdom of crowds for Tesla’s first quarter 2018 earnings call on Wednesday. The CEO responded affirmatively to a request on …

Tesla

Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook’s fight against fake news, data misuse

During his biggest speech of the year, the social network’s CEO sidesteps controversy, argues Facebook is still good for the world.<p>In the days leading up to F8, Facebook's annual developer fest, the social network has been clear about its message.<p>In a rare commercial spot, which debuted last week …

Social Media

Facebook ready to take on Tinder with new dating app feature

Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to help people find love.<p>Facebook wants to help people change their relationship status.<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature for the social network on Tuesday focused on dating, taking a jab at dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.<p>"Today, we are announcing a new set …

Social Media

Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for a major expansion in Boston's Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs even as the city remains in contention for the company's coveted second headquarters.<p>Seattle-based Amazon announced it would move into a 430,000-square-foot "Tech …

New England

Snap plunges after missing on revenue and daily active users

Snap shares were down nearly 20 percent in premarket trading Wednesday after the company missed revenue estimates in its latest quarterly …

Advertising

Apple pops on earnings beat, strong guidance

Apple reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that beat expectations, but sold fewer iPhones than expected.<p>Shares rose as much 5 percent …

Markets

In remote China, a high-tech auto plant flags global challenge

(Corrects April 27 story in paragraph 10 to say production at a plant in Belgium is planned to start in 2019, and sales are planned to begin in 2020.)<p>ZHANGJIAKOU, China (Reuters) - While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing …

China

Apple poised to move further into media amid Wall Street 'panic'

Analysts worry Apple could expose a weakness in consumer demand as the tech giant releases its first-quarter numbers<p>Last Monday at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Apple unveiled a product it hopes can help the world’s most valuable company maintain its cutting edge: the 71-year-old rock god Patti …

Apple Music

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

Why the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork On May 15 is Big News for Real-World Use

The fourth-largest cryptocurrency has big plans.<p>Bitcoin Cash is about to split. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency, itself “forked” from Bitcoin from …

I Ran My Day Like Elon Musk Runs His -- and This Is What Happened

Here's what scheduling each five-minute chunk of my day and skipping breakfast taught me.<p>What happens when you try to run your day like Elon Musk, but you’re neither a CEO (sorry, Mom) or a billionaire? I decided to find out by breaking up my schedule on Tuesday, April 17, into five-minute time …

Suze Orman: When it comes to buying a car, ‘plenty of you are being downright dumb'

Your approach to buying a car can say a lot about your commitment to building financial security, says former CNBC host, best-selling author and …

Personal Finance

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Small caps are quietly outperforming. But can the run continue?

Katie Stockton of Fairlead Strategies and Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management discuss small cap stocks with Sara Eisen.

Market Capitalization

Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.<p>In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in …

Jeff Bezos

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

Abandoned Buildings

This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.

Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence.<p>Pete Kistler had never Googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, …

How to Find Your Next Big Thing in 3 Simple Questions

Feeling bored and unable to muster a new vision for yourself? Answering these three questions will help.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's an unconscious bias in our innovation economy around the importance of having a vision. And the bigger and crazier the idea, …

Trump proposes $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese products

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has instructed the United States Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs …

China

Blackview P10000 Pro spits in the face of everything else with ridiculous 11,000mAh battery

• Blackview’s P10000 Pro sports a huge 11,000mAh battery that promises seven days of use.<br>• The battery also promises 50 days of standby.<br>• That is more than the average laptop or tablet.<p>Thanks to more advanced processors, it has become harder for a smartphone to have truly horrendous battery life. Still, …

Tesla issues its largest recall ever voluntarily over faulty Model S steering

123,000 vehicles built before April 2016 are affected<p>Tesla said Thursday it was recalling a huge number of its Model S sedans around the world over a power steering issue. It told customers in an email that it was a proactive move and none of the company’s other vehicles were affected.<p>The automaker …

Nasdaq posts first weekly gain in 3 weeks

Discussing the winners and losers of the market at the closing bell with Stephanie Link, TIAA Investments, and Barbara Doran, Yorkbridge Wealth …

Nasdaq

Buffett rumor can't save GE from being the worst Dow performer in the first quarter

Despite General Electric shares rising the most in a single day in nearly three years Tuesday, the embattled industrial conglomerate ended the first …

Procter & Gamble