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Don't ban new technologies – experiment with them carefully

For many years, Facebook's internal slogan was "move fast and break things." And that's what the company did—along with most other Silicon Valley startups and the venture capitalists who fund them. Their general attitude ...

Business

In high-tech Japan, cash is still king

Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments—because its ageing population still prefers physical money.

Business

Stolen goods on Amazon? Shoppers won't care, experts say

News of an alleged Amazon theft ring involving contract delivery drivers is unlikely to make a dent in the online shopping giant's massive business. But it may make people more wary of letting deliveries into their house ...

Internet

US fine on Facebook puts CEO Zuckerberg on the hook

A record $5 billion fine slapped on Facebook by US regulators on Wednesday came with conditions that included putting chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on the hook for future privacy violations.

Business

US manufacturing sinks into recession amid trade wars

US manufacturing sunk into recession in June after two consecutive quarters of declines amid President Donald Trump's bitter trade wars and a slowdown in China and other trading partners.

Consumer & Gadgets

Virtual reality makes splash, but not ready for prime time

Virtual reality showed off its spectacular side at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, whisking people onto hockey arenas, baseball fields and even into the internet with animated film trouble-maker "Wreck-it Ralph."

Security

Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Imagine walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.

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