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Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Like most farmers, Mark Nelson, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat near Louisburg, Kan., is getting squeezed. He's paying three times more for seed than he used to, while his corn sells for less than half what it brought four years ago.<p>"It's a – that's a challenge," Nelson says. "You're not going …

How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit

Apple Inc. has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer …

Study: Bots accounted for a third of pro-Trump Twitter activity during last year's debates

This semi-coherent baboon, for one night last October, reigned supreme; but was it of his own doing? Regardless of what the news outlets say — or your sensibilities tell you — for one night, Trump was king — at least on Twitter. But as with all things surrounding the 2016 Presidential election, it …

Small Business Tech News This Week: Facebook Wants To Help, But Amazon Just Wants To Compete

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook launches a social media network for your office.</b><p>Called Workplace, it’s basically Facebook for the office, and it’s competing with Slack, HipChat, Yammer and other …

You can try Android 7.1 later this month

Android 7.0 Nougat may have only launched in August, but that isn’t stopping Google from already prepping a major update. The company today announced version 7.1 – the same running on its new Pixel phones – will be available to beta test later this month.<p>Though the company is calling it an …

Theranos Is Shutting Its Blood-Test Facilities, Shedding 40 Percent Of Workers

Just two years after the blood-testing company Theranos was valued at $9 billion, the company has announced that it will close its clinical labs and blood-test centers and cut more than 40 percent of its staff.<p>Theranos says it is shifting its focus to a product it calls the miniLab, with the goal …

Twitter Tests its Live Sports Feature With Tennis From Wimbledon

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made a point of talking about how the future of his social network is all about live experiences, with the company’s …

Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

Surprise! It looks like Pokémon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today.<p>The game was released in beta in the U.S. back in May, and it appears to be rolling out to iOS and Android users in many other countries today. …

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Hong Kong Pokémon fans protest over Pikachu translation

A decision to cut the Cantonese version of 'Pokemon Sun and Moon' has caused a backlash among Hong Kong residents.<p>Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have caused a minor international kerfuffle after deciding to reduce the number of languages it translates Pokémon games into. Back in February, the …

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Google says 'hundreds of millions of users' will have Daydream VR phones

Google hopes to quickly make its virtual reality platform Daydream a mass-market product. "Our intention is to operate at Android scale, meaning hundreds of millions of users," senior product manager Brahim Elbouchikhi said at a session on monetizing Daydream apps at the Google I/O developers …

Paul Ryan will skip chairing convention if Donald Trump asks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan would back out of chairing the Republican National Convention in July, if Donald Trump asks him to, his office confirmed Monday.<p>Ryan first made the comments to a home-town paper, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "He's the nominee. I'll do whatever …

Xiaomi's biggest phone yet is the giant MiMax

Xiaomi has announced the MiMax, just a few days after Chinese regulatory authorities announced the 6.44-inch phone themselves. It's the company's biggest phone yet, but the claim is that it has a "slim 7.5mm body that fits in your pocket." Based on my experience carrying various giant phones around …

NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: U.S.

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter …

Drivy grabs $35 million for its car rental marketplace

French startup Drivy has raised another $35 million (€31 million) from Cathay Innovation, Nokia Growth Partners and existing investors Bpifrance, Via-ID and Index Ventures. If you don’t already know Drivy, the company wants to rethink the way car rental works today.<p>If you have a car, chances are …