President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are unveiling a new federal computer science initiative with major tech backers

President Donald Trump will issue a new directive Monday to supercharge the U.S. government’s support for science, tech, engineering and mathematics, including coding education, as the White House seeks to train workers for high-demand computer-science jobs of the future. To start, Trump is set to sign a presidential memorandum at the White House later today — a policy, first reported by Recode, that tasks the Department of Education to dev...
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The Ravens-Jaguars London game just got much more interesting. Here’s how to stream it for free:

The Baltimore Ravens kick off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday at 9:30 am eastern time. Normally a Ravens-Jaguars game wouldn’t be worth writing about, but the NFL and Verizon are hoping things will be different this time: Verizon is paying the NFL $21 million to stream the game worldwide . That means it will be very, very easy to watch the game, for free, as long as you have a decent internet connection: Viewers around ...
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s memo to staff: He’s ‘disappointed’ by the London ban

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is just a month into his new job and is already battling local regulators. In an email to employees, Khosrowshahi said the company would appeal London’s decision not to renew the company’s operating license. The city’s transportation authority, Transport for London, announced it was not renewing the license because of concerns over Uber’s lack of “corporate responsibility” with regards to reporting criminal ...
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Alphabet’s Waymo wants Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a single allegedly stolen trade secret

Alphabet thinks Uber should pay $2.6 billion for allegedly stealing a single trade secret. Alphabet is in court with Uber today to convince a judge to delay the Oct. 10 trial in its self-driving lawsuit against the ride-hail company. But during the hearing, an Uber attorney said that Alphabet is seeking $2.6 billion in damages for just one of the nine trade secrets the company is claiming a former Uber executive stole. Before today’s hearin...
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Former Facebook and Snap exec Sriram Krishnan is joining Twitter to work on product

Twitter has hired Sriram Krishnan, a former ad tech executive from Facebook and Snap, but he won’t be working on ads. Krishnan, who left Snap earlier this year , just a month before the company’s IPO, is joining Twitter as senior director of product. That means he’ll be responsible for a lot of the core features inside the main app, internally referred to as “Bluebird,” including timeline, direct messaging and search. I'm going to be joinin...
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Full transcript: The Verge’s Dieter Bohn answers Android hardware questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

This week on Too Embarrassed to Ask, Dieter Bohn, executive editor at The Verge, answered questions from Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and the internet at large about the new Android phone hardware from manufacturers large and small. Does the Samsung Note8 have the same battery problems of the Note7? What’s with the camera on the Essential phone? Is a phone with a stylus worth the premium price? All these queries get addressed. You can read so...
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Full video: John Foley, founder and CEO of Peloton, at Code Commerce

John Foley is the founder and CEO of Peloton, a company that makes indoor exercise bikes with streaming online classes. Prior to founding Peloton, Foley spent six years in manufacturing leadership with Mars Inc. He also served as a president at Barnes & Noble, was a co-founder and CEO of Pronto.com, CEO of Evite.com and an early leader of Citysearch.com, starting in 1996. He talked about boutique fitness and the future of exercise with ...
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Facebook’s latest algorithm problem: allowing advertisers to reach ‘Jew haters’

One of Facebook’s biggest selling points to advertisers is that you can use the company’s vast data trove to target users based on almost any personal characteristic. But the wide scope of Facebook’s targeting capabilities was revealed on Thursday when ProPublica discovered that you could target people using anti-Semitic phrases, including “Jew hater” and “How to burn jews.” Slate did a quick follow up and found that Facebook also enabled t...
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An anti-sex trafficking bill that Silicon Valley hates could see a hearing in the U.S. Senate next week

An anti-sex trafficking bill that has drawn sharp opposition from Silicon Valley could inch ahead in the U.S. Senate next week. The measure at issue is the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act , an effort by Sen. Rob Portman and 26 other lawmakers to open up new legal avenues for state prosecutors and victims to seek penalties against social networks, review websites, online advertisers and others that don’t do enough to combat users who post ...
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Apple’s iPhone X event: How to watch live

Apple is about to kick off its most important event in years . The company is expected to announce new iPhones — including a high-end device, potentially called the iPhone X — plus a new Apple Watch and Apple TV device, and maybe some more information about its HomePod speakers . It’s the first-ever press event at the company’s new Steve Jobs Theater, part of its recently opened Apple Park “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, Calif. The keynote...
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