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The 'Merperson' Comes to Emoji 29 May 2017, 2:17 am

For the latest release of emoji, a subcommittee recommended a gender-neutral version to go with mermaids and mermen.

Does Facebook Make Us Unhappy And Unhealthy? 28 May 2017, 8:36 am

Susan Pinker looks at new research that suggests Facebook makes us unhappy and unhealthy.

Wall Street's Message to CEOs: Innovate Now 27 May 2017, 1:10 pm

Wall Street, long obsessed with quarterly profits, has a message for chief executives of big established companies: Pick up the pace of innovation and make riskier bets sooner.

Amazon's Brush With $1,000 Signals the Death of the Stock Split 27 May 2017, 12:06 pm

Stock splits, once considered a way to keep shares affordable for mom-and-pop investors, are rare today as companies aspire to new heights.

How to Be Your Own Quant 27 May 2017, 4:38 am

You may already trust algorithms more than you realize, like watching movies suggested for you or making purchases based on recommendations attuned to your taste. Why not let computers pick all your investments, too?

Nice Speech, Mark Zuckerberg! You're Still a Few Credits Short 27 May 2017, 1:06 am

Facebook’s CEO, who delivered a commencement address, joins a growing roster of degree-less entrepreneurs and entertainers doing the honors. ‘I am fake graduating.’

How Alleged Russian Hacker Teamed Up With Florida GOP Operative 26 May 2017, 8:11 pm

Political consultant Aaron Nevins asked for and received documents from hacker “Guccifer 2.0” and posted some on his blog, after which the hacker called the blog to the attention of Trump adviser Roger Stone.

The Economics of Battery-Powered Homes 26 May 2017, 5:09 pm

Homeowners can now power their homes with batteries, but the benefits are minimal in most areas for now.

Startup's Rocket Reaches Space, but Falls Short of Orbit 26 May 2017, 4:35 pm

RocketLab, a startup widely seen as a trailblazer for frequent, ultralow-cost access to space, failed to reach orbit on its first flight.

Sharp Sees Salvation in Appliances 26 May 2017, 4:23 pm

The recovery plan for troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp: Become a major global appliance maker under the wing of its Taiwanese parent, Foxconn Technology Group.

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