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  • 'Chicago Fire' actress DuShon Monique Brown dead at 49

    March 24, 2018 2:20 AM 22

    'Chicago Fire' actress DuShon Monique Brown dead at 49 Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who played a secretary in the NBC show "Chicago Fire," has died at age 49. The Cook County medical examiner's spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Brown died Friday at St. James Olympia Field Hospital outside Chicago. The cause of death wasn't given. Brown was a veteran

  • Automakers launch online tool to look up car recall

    March 23, 2018 6:03 PM 20

    (Reuters) - Automakers have launched an online tool that will allow U.S. car owners, insurers and regulators search for open recalls, an auto trade group said on Friday. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes BMW, Ford and General Motors, and the Association of Global Automakers have tied up with vehicle information provider Carfax to provide

  • This Tencent Business Is Still Singing a Happy Tune

    March 23, 2018 2:49 PM 12

    Valuation of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the Chinese giant’s digital music-streaming business, has soared Tencent Holdings Ltd. may have lost a chunk of its market value this week, but one of its businesses is surging in the eyes of investors. The valuation of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the Chinese internet giant’s digital music-streaming

  • NYC council proposal lets off-duty workers disconnect

    March 23, 2018 1:05 PM 12

    NYC council proposal lets off-duty workers disconnect A New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced the bill Thursday. A fellow Democrat, Diane Savino, is working on a similar proposal for the state

  • Zuckerberg Says Facebook Probe Into Apps Won’t Uncover All Data Abuse

    March 23, 2018 10:56 AM 23

    In interview, chief executive says the company will investigate tens of thousands of apps; describes probe as a ‘deterrent’ rather than solution Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed

  • Nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over Uber crash

    March 23, 2018 9:44 AM 25

    Nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over Uber crash Nissan's chief planning officer said Friday the Japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an Uber autonomous vehicle. Some fear a setback for the technology after a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a crash involving

  • U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services

    March 23, 2018 5:42 AM 21

    The music industry’s rebound continues as revenue in the U.S. rose significantly for two consecutive years for the first time since its 1999 peak, thanks almost entirely to the rise of streaming services. Domestic retail revenue jumped 17% in 2017 to $8.7 billion, according to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America, a trade

  • Why leaving Facebook doesn't always mean quitting

    March 22, 2018 5:28 PM 16

    Footage released by police in Tempe, Arizona, shows the moment a female pedestrian pushing her bicycle was knocked down by a self-driving Uber car on Sunday, March 18. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, later died in hospital from her injuries. Police named the driver as 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez, while stating that the vehicle was in “autonomous

  • Whole Foods Is Losing Executives Under New Owner Amazon

    March 22, 2018 2:14 PM 27

    Some top managers have bristled at reporting to younger executives, others say Amazon hasn’t explained specifics of integration An executive exodus is under way at Whole Foods, as Inc. integrates the pioneering natural grocer into its retail empire. More than a dozen executives and senior managers have left since Amazon acquired Whole Foods

  • Dropbox May Get a Little Help From Its Friends

    March 22, 2018 1:31 PM 16

    Rich multiples among cloud companies make Dropbox IPO look a little less frothy by comparison If it manages to pull off its ambitious public offering successfully, Dropbox should drop a note of thanks to The two San Francisco-based providers of cloud-based-software services have long had a cordial relationship—one that was formalized