Inside the U.S. antitrust probe of Google “Officials at the Federal Trade Commission concluded in 2012 that Google Inc. used anticompetitive tactics and abused its monopoly power in ways that harmed Internet users and rivals, a far harsher analysis of Google’s business than was previously known,” reports the Wall Street Journal's Brody Mullins, Rolfe Winkler and Brent Kendall.
Amazon gets FAA clearance to test delivery drones "The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an 'experimental airworthiness certificate' to Amazon, allowing the Internet retail giant to conduct research, development and crew training for its Prime Air delivery drones,” reports CNET's Steven Musli.
Facebook engineering director is headed to the White House The White House on Thursday announced "a newly created position for David Recordon, who has worked as one of Facebook’s engineering directors since 2009," reports Yahoo's Alyssa Bereznak. "Recordon will join the White House as the director of information technology, perhaps the most glorified IT position in history."
Teslas will soon be able to direct you to the nearest charging station "Tesla vehicles will soon be getting the next-gen equivalent of a fuel warning light," reports The Washington Post's Brian Fung. "In an upcoming software upgrade, electric cars from Elon Musk's company will be able to predict when they'll run out of battery — and will direct drivers to the most convenient recharging stations.”
Founder Wang takes over as CEO as Taiwan's HTC seeks turnaround "HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker," reports Reuter's J.R. Wu.
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