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Uber sees first decline in business passengers, report says

Uber reportedly lost 1 percent of the ground transportation market. And in some cities, like San Francisco, it saw an 8 percent fall. Meanwhile, Lyft is on the rise.<p>Uber is starting to see the effects of its tumultuous year.<p>For the first time, the ride-hailing company appears to have experienced a …

San Francisco

Microsoft drops lawsuit after DOJ limits use of gag orders when accessing customer data

Microsoft said it will drop its lawsuit against the Department of Justice over gag orders that prevent companies from telling customers when their personal data has been accessed by investigators. Its decision came after the DOJ issued a new binding policy that requires prosecutors to give more …

Twitter's Jack Dorsey promises changes to anti-harassment policies after #WomenBoycottTwitter

Jack Dorsey got the message. Probably.<p>All day Friday, many women refused to tweet in protest of Twitter's decision to suspend actress Rose McGowan's …

Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the US

Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app. Instead of competing directly with other food ordering services, Facebook is partnering with several industry players on this effort, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, …

iOS Gained Market Share in Most Countries This Summer, Although Samsung Drove Gains for Android in UK

Apple's portion of the mobile ecosystem market increased in eight major territories in the three months ending August 2017, according to new data collected and shared by Kantar Worldpanel. Over the summer of 2017, iOS saw growth in the following territories compared to the same year-ago period: …

Airbnb teams up with developer to launch branded apartments

Airbnb is stepping up its challenge to traditional hotel operators, launching branded, purpose-built apartments in Florida in a tie-up with a US real …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people ready for “high-paying technology” jobs.<p>The Woz U digital institute is initially launching as an online-only affair and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech …

Tech Industry

Amazon suspends studio chief amid Weinstein scandal

Amazon has put the head of its video content service on leave after he became embroiled in the widening scandal surrounding the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.<p>Roy Price, who is in charge of Amazon Studios, is accused of sexually harassing Isa Hackett, the producer of one its best known …

Sexual Harassment

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.<p>The surprise resignation of Samsung’s chip and …

South Korea

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

She Doesn’t Regret Torturing Women for ISIS

A teenage girl from rural Syria dreamed of becoming a doctor, but the war and the so-called Islamic State made her something very different, and very …

Free Syrian Army

The Unprecedented Explosion of Smartphones in Myanmar

Outside the offices of an internet startup called nexlabs, a snarl of honking cars and rickshaws grinds to a standstill on a trash-strewn street …

Asia

This Woman Is the Most Important Hollywood Tastemaker You’ve Never Heard Of

The Telluride Film Festival has become a reliable launching pad for Oscar winners in recent years. That track record is due in large part to the singular tastes of executive director Julie Huntsinger, the most low-key kingmaker in the business.<p>One of the most influential figures in popular culture …

Contra Costa County

15 apps to power up your productivity

Boomerang<p>(Android/IOS, free/from $5)<br>Important emails have a habit of arriving at inconvenient times. Boomerang is a plugin for Gmail, Outlook and Android that lets you temporarily dismiss messages from your inbox, to reappear in a few hours or days when you’re better able to deal with them. You can …

Apps

Is Thought Leadership Earning or Losing Business Decision Makers’ Trust? | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

In an era of declining trust – within the political landscape, news, and overall reporting of facts – the credibility of thought leadership faces …

Leadership

Incorporate Application Security Checks and Balances Into Your Citizen Developer Initiatives

The first time I heard the term “citizen developer,” I thought it might be the name of a new blockbuster summer movie. However, citizen development …

Google's latest venture fund will back AI startups

There's no question that Google believes artificial intelligence is the future, but it doesn't feel like it needs to all the hard work by itself. It's willing to give others a helping hand. To that end, Google has launched a venture capital firm, Gradient Ventures, that will offer financial backing …

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

On-parenting<p>by James Paterson<p>In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto's teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she …

TopLinked.com

TopLinked.com helps you build larger, more diverse and more valuable networks on the world's top social networking sites.<p>People who are part of …