Technology

March 05, 2017 - 1:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston...
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Bus ushers take selfies on an empty street adjacent to the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, Friday, March 3, 2017. Thousands of delegates have gathered at the Chinese capital for the opening of the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which advises the rubberstamp parliament, whose annual session begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 04, 2017 - 12:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior member of the Chinese legislature's official advisory body is warning that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy. Vice-chairman of the Chinese People's...
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Students walk between buildings at St. Francis High School Friday, March 3, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. The red-hot IPO debut of vanishing-photo superstar Snap this week not only placed the Southern California startup at a $35 billion value. It also made Mountain View, Calif.'s Saint Francis high school $23 million richer. The Catholic school had invested $15,000 in Snap's early round of funding way back in 2012. By the time shares in Snap had finished trading Thursday afternoon, that pittance had turned into a big fat pile of shareholder value. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 03, 2017 - 9:11 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Bake sales and car washes? Not for one Silicon Valley parochial high school that hit it big this week and, by doing so, highlighted anew gaping economic disparities in the region. St. Francis High School in Mountain View parlayed a $15,000 investment in the company that...
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Students walk between buildings at St. Francis High School Friday, March 3, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. The red-hot IPO debut of vanishing-photo superstar Snap this week not only placed the Southern California startup at a $35 billion value. It also made Mountain View, Calif.'s Saint Francis high school $23 million richer. The Catholic school had invested $15,000 in Snap's early round of funding way back in 2012. By the time shares in Snap had finished trading Thursday afternoon, that pittance had turned into a big fat pile of shareholder value. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 03, 2017 - 8:27 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Bake sales and car washes? Not for one Silicon Valley parochial high school that hit it big this week and, by doing so, highlighted anew gaping economic disparities in the region. St. Francis High School in Mountain View parlayed a $15,000 investment in the company that...
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March 03, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a Hawaii mountain have wrapped up. But it will be a while before a decision is made on a project that has prompted intense protests by those who believe it will desecrate sacred land. Oftentimes emotional...
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A banner for Snap Inc. hangs from the front of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in New York. The company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat is expected to start trading Thursday after a better-than-expected stock offering. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 03, 2017 - 1:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A private Catholic high school in California's Silicon Valley that made $24 million from an initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. will use the windfall for financial aid, professional development, teacher training and funding of school programs, the school's president...
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A banner for Snap Inc. hangs from the front of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in New York. The company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat is expected to start trading Thursday after a better-than-expected stock offering. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 03, 2017 - 12:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California high school making millions from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The venture capitalist who helped a California private Catholic high school earn millions from an initial public offering of shares in...
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March 02, 2017 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind Snapchat closed on a high note in its Wall Street debut, proof, at least for a day, that there's investor demand for young but still unproven tech companies. Shares of Snap Inc. jumped $7.58, or 44 percent, to close at $24.48 on Thursday. The company had priced...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind Snapchat closed on a high note in its Wall Street debut, proof, at least for a day, that there's investor demand for young but still unproven tech companies. Shares of Snap Inc. jumped $7.58, or 44 percent, to close at $24.48 on Thursday. The company had priced...
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Naohiro Masuda, head of decommissioing for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, speaks at a news conference in Tokyo Thursday, March 2, 2017. Masuda said more creativity in needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
March 02, 2017 - 6:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. A robot sent inside the Unit 2 containment vessel last month could not reach as close to the...
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