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Beijing Startup Offers Engineers $1M Salary Plus Options in Battle For Talent Published on October 06, 2017 at 09:20AM An anonymous reader shares a Financial Post report: Beijing ByteDance Technology is the brainchild of entrepreneur Zhang Yiming. The company is best known for a mobile app called Jinri Toutiao, or Today’s Headlines, which aggregates news […]

US Jobs Dropped By 33,000 In September, Likely Due To Storms Published on October 06, 2017 at 08:40AM An anonymous reader shares an NPR report: The U.S. economy shed 33,000 jobs in September, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while unemployment fell to 4.2 percent. The September payrolls drop broke […]

Kaspersky Lab Denies Involvement in Russian Hack of NSA Contractor Published on October 06, 2017 at 08:00AM Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has hit back at a report in the Wall Street Journal which accused it of being involved in a Russian government hack of an NSA contractor in 2015. From a report: The paper […]

Why Is There No Nobel Prize In Technology? Published on October 06, 2017 at 07:00AM An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: As the world focuses its attention on this year’s recipients of the planet’s most prestigious prize, the Nobel, it feels like something’s missing from the list: technology. Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established […]

Elon Musk Says Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Batteries, Solar Published on October 06, 2017 at 04:00AM After Puerto Rico was hit by hurricane Maria, Tesla quickly started shipping hundreds of its Powerwall batteries there to try and get power back on to some houses with solar arrays. Now, Tesla CEO Elon […]

Vice President Pence Vows US Astronauts Will Return To the Moon Published on October 06, 2017 at 01:00AM Before astronauts go to Mars, they will return to the Moon, Vice President Mike Pence said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday and in a speech at the National Air and Space Museum today. He touts […]

Three-Quarters of All Honey On Earth Has Pesticides In It Published on October 05, 2017 at 09:30PM An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: About three quarters of all honey worldwide is contaminated with pesticides known to harm bees, according to a new study. Though the pesticide levels were below the limit deemed […]

Over Half of New Cancer Drugs ‘Show No Benefits’ For Survival Or Wellbeing Published on October 05, 2017 at 08:05PM New research published in the British Medical Journal finds that most cancer drugs that have recently arrived on the market have come with little evidence that they boost the survival or wellbeing of patients. The […]

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service To Rival FedEx, UPS Published on October 05, 2017 at 07:25PM Longtime package delivery companies UPS and FedEx may have some new competition from Amazon. The company is experimenting with a new delivery service of its own intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and […]

Facebook To Build $1 Billion Data Center In Virginia Published on October 05, 2017 at 06:45PM It’s official: Facebook will be investing $1 billion in a new data center in Henrico County, which is just outside Richmond, Virginia. According to CNNMoney, Facebook is putting $750 million into construction and $250 million to multiple solar facilities […]

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