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Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

Tesla and Walmart clearly weren't ready for a knock-down-drag-out fight over solar panel fires. The two companies have settled a lawsuit that accused Tesla of neglecting and botching installations for solar panels that caught fire on the roofs of se… Source: Engadget | Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The decision comes after a drawn-out, and at times contentious, review of T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint. Source: Engadget | FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is the circle of life

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and… Source: Engadget | Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is …

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Tipping point: The gig economy hits delivery drivers in their wallets

Tipping is ubiquitous to the American service industry with consumers encouraged to give "a little something extra" to their waiters, bartenders, and baristas, dry cleaners, dog-walkers and delivery drivers. But it wasn't always like this. The practi… Source: Engadget | Tipping point: The gig economy hits delivery drivers in their wallets

Toronto is reining in Sidewalk Labs’ smart city dream

Sidewalk Labs, the part of Google-parent Alphabet that's focused on futuristic cities and urban development, has agreed to compromise on a proposed smart neighborhood in Toronto. Back in June, the company submitted a draft MIDP (Master Innovation and… Source: Engadget | Toronto is reining in Sidewalk Labs’ smart city dream

Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Tesla had hoped to deliver 100,000 vehicles during the second half of 2019. The company has fallen short but just barely. More importantly, it was able to turn a $143 million profit and it reports that the Shanghai plant is ahead of schedule. Source: Engadget | Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial …

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Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

Roku is no longer just a company making TV streaming boxes and dongles. It's become a powerful advertising company, too. By some estimates, it streams more ad-supported hours than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform. Today, it announced plans to do… Source: Engadget | Roku spent 0 million so it can sell more ads

GOAT expands into apparel and accessories

The online sneaker marketplace GOAT is expanding into apparel and accessories. Today, it announced that it's adding "contemporary and luxury brands," including Acne Studios, Maison Margiela, Off-White, Stussy, Gucci and Saint Laurent. Source: Engadget | GOAT expands into apparel and accessories

Facebook’s 2020 election 'protections' still allow for lying politicians

Today, Facebook outlined new measures to stop abuse and interference in the 2020 election. They include safeguards meant to make Facebook more secure and transparent, but they make one glaring omission. The new policies don't change Facebook's rules… Source: Engadget | Facebook’s 2020 election 'protections' still allow for lying politicians

Facebook's Libra loses one more member as its council becomes official

Facebook couldn't avoid losing another Libra Association member before it formalized the cryptocurrency's council. Booking Holding, the company behind Booking.com, Kayak and Priceline, has withdrawn from the Libra Association just before the organiz… Source: Engadget | Facebook's Libra loses one more member as its council becomes official

Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams

Uber has cut around 350 more employees across several of its divisions. The company said it's the "last wave of a process" that saw layoffs in marketing, then product and engineering over the last few months. This time around, Uber has laid off membe… Source: Engadget | Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars …

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Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

Facebook has updated its policies to make it even easier for politicians to post misleading ads. In a change first spotted by Popular Information, the company has narrowed down what it defines as "misinformation." Prior to this week, Facebook's guide… Source: Engadget | Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due to a reported ad dispute

When Disney confirmed all the platforms on which you'll be able to stream Disney+, there was a notable omission: Amazon's Fire TV ecosystem. It seems the companies are tussling over terms for not just Disney+, but apps for the likes of ESPN+ and Disn… Source: Engadget | Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due …

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