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Uber and Lyft Made Traffic Worse in San Francisco. But It’s Complicated

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00
A new report concludes that Uber and Lyft were responsible for 51 percent of the daily vehicle delay hours in the city between 2010 and 2016, but there are a few big caveats.
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Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:40
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.
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Jack Dorsey Has Problems With Twitter, Too

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:10
If you have issues with Twitter, you are in good company. Jack Dorsey does too.
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Life-Saving Deliveries Will Get Drones Flying the Skies

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:57
It’s a lot easier for regulators to understand the need for new frameworks that allow innovations like drones, when every flight could potentially save a life.
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Uncle's 'HELP' Written With Fallen Trees Reaches Hurricane Evacuee — Who Sends It

Amber Gee viewed satellite images of the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle and noticed a distress signal outside her grandmother's house.

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Marc Benioff Wants to Tax Billionaires, Including Himself

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:46
The Salesforce CEO supports a tax on businesses such as his own to attack San Francisco's homelessness epidemic.
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Susan Wojcicki Talks About the Challenge of Making YouTube a Better Place

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:31
At WIRED’s 25th anniversary event, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, called the last eighteen months the platform’s “growing up years.”
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Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don't have enforcement teeth.

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Don’t Worry! The Future Is Going to Be Fine

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:02
Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun and Y Combinator president Sam Altman are bullish on nuclear fusion, flying cars, and AI.
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Researchers Call for More Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:53
Stanford's Fei-Fei Li and Sinovation Ventures' Kai-Fu Lee say removing bias and aligning AI with humanity makes sense for companies, as well as nonprofits.
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Female Founders Still Face Sexual Harassment From Investors

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:36
In a new survey, over 20 percent of respondents said they experienced one or more “inappropriate incidents” at the hands of investors.
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Anand Giridharadas Delivers a Harsh Message to Rich Techie Philanthropists

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:12
Journalist Anand Giridharadas had a message for the rich techies in the audience at WIRED25: they’re “causing, by daylight, problems that they simply will never be able to undo by philanthropic moonlight.”
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Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Trump In Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet President Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

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MIT's Neha Narula and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Say It's Early Days Yet For Cryptocurrencies

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:36
But, they say, blockchain is still developing fast.
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Big Data and the End of Painful, Invasive Medical Procedures

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:23
Onstage at WIRED25, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki and bioengineer Stephen Quake focused on unlocking the secrets hidden in blood and spit.
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Microsoft's Nadella Says AI Can Make the World More Inclusive

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:20
Artificial intelligence can help deaf people communicate, but the algorithms need to be fair, the Microsoft CEO says.
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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle on Monday, according to his company, Vulcan Inc.

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Silicon Valley’s Tech Elite Zoom in on Crispr

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:41
“Where we are now with biotech feels quite a bit like where we were with information technology in the late 1990s,” said Napster co-founder Sean Parker on stage at WIRED25
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Says Tech Companies Should Work With the Pentagon

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:13
"This is a great country and it does need to be defended,” the Amazon CEO tells the WIRED25 Summit in San Francisco.
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'Rogue Killers' May Have Murdered Saudi Journalist, Trump Suggests

The Saudis have denied any knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts. "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon," Trump said. He dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh.

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