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Three Madison Square Garden hack lessons to shop safe on Black Friday

Three Madison Square Garden hack lessons to shop safe on Black Friday

Madison Square Garden has announced that it was the victim of a security breach that lasted nearly a year. As if that weren't bad enough, the breach affected five Madison Square Garden venues - four in New York City and one in Chicago. Considering how many people live in those cities and visit them each year, this has the potential to be a rather serious attack.

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McLaren on Apple talks: company never made ‘definitive proposition’

McLaren on Apple talks: company never made ‘definitive proposition’

In September, a report from the Financial Times suggested Apple was interested in either a 'strategic investment' or outright acquisition of McLaren, something that would reportedly get Apple's codenamed Project Titan back on track. That report itself was followed up with a couple other reports confirming the same news, but now we have word from McLaren itself: Apple never made a 'definitive proposition' to the company.

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Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition closes after investor approval

Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition closes after investor approval

Tesla and SolarCity are now one and the same. Both companies announced this morning that its acquisition of SolarCity has been finalized, completing a process that began back in August. Tesla revealed late last week that its investors had approved the acquisition, removing the final roadblock in merging the two companies.

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GoPro Karma owners given free HERO5 for returning failed drone

GoPro Karma owners given free HERO5 for returning failed drone

GoPro’s Karma drone was a big, disappointing flop, and the company proceeded to recall the model shortly after launching it. The whole ordeal has been frustrating for buyers who now have to proceed with returning the unit and waiting for a refund. To try and make up for that, GoPro is giving those buyers (the ones located in the U.S., that is) a free HERO5 Black action camera once they return the drone and everything related to it.

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Major layoffs signal Intel’s departure from wearables

Major layoffs signal Intel’s departure from wearables

Except for some of the biggest tech companies, the wearables market has been a tough one to find success in. It seem Intel is waking up to that fact, as new reports indicate the company is laying off almost all the staff from its wearable division. This also comes after the debacle surrounding Intel's own Basis Peak smartwatch, which was recalled earlier this year over concerns of overheating and burning users.

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Microsoft executives’ bonuses may be tied to diversity numbers

Microsoft executives’ bonuses may be tied to diversity numbers

While Microsoft has seen a ‘very modest’ gain in the number of racial minorities it employs, the percentage of women working for the company has been on the downswing, and so the company is buckling down on the issue. According to a new report, Microsoft will tie its executives’ bonuses to the company’s overall diversity goals. Fail to reach diversity goals and some executives may not see their fall bonuses.

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Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

Uber Restaurant Guide finds riders places to eat based on trip data

If you’re a regular Uber user, there’s a good chance you’ve had a driver take you to a restaurant, pub or bar. That trip data — and the data from thousands of other similar rides across Uber’s users — has been used to create the new Uber Restaurant Guide, an offering that is exactly what it sounds like. The guide surfaces a city’s favorite dining spots, places that were selected based on the mass of rider data rather than critics or consumer reviews. The restaurant guide covers cities across the U.S.

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Apple does the math on “Made in America” iPhone

Apple does the math on “Made in America” iPhone

The fact that iPhones are largely assembled in China has long been a topic of debate and, for some, a point of contention. If new reports are to be believed, there may come a day when iPhones are manufactured in the US. That's according to Nikkei Asian Review, which spoke to unnamed sources who said that Apple has been in discussions with suppliers about the possibility of American manufacturing.

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Intel details major AI push: Nervana platform, Google alliance and more

Intel details major AI push: Nervana platform, Google alliance and more

Intel wants to see artificial intelligence technology grow, and it has announced a range of new efforts that will help achieve that growth. Says the company, it is ‘assembling the broadest set of technology options’ for boosting artificial intelligence abilities in all sorts of industries, including things like the auto industry (for self-driving cars), factories, and even fraud detection in the financial industry.

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Tesla and SolarCity shareholders approve acquisition

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders approve acquisition

It appears that Tesla and SolarCity will soon be operating as one company. Shareholders from both companies have approved Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, which was a necessary step for the two to merge. Tesla's plans for acquisition were announced at the beginning of August, and everything seems to be playing out according to the timeline that was originally envisioned.

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Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Pizza fans who like Domino's the best will be thrilled to hear of a new delivery method that the pizza chain is trying out. Domino's has announced that it began delivering fresh, hot pies by air via a drone delivery service this week. The first deliveries are happening in New Zealand as part of a tie up between Domino's and drone maker Flirtey.

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Indiegogo equity crowdfunding lets anyone invest in startups

Indiegogo equity crowdfunding lets anyone invest in startups

Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter, has announced a new way for users to give companies money: by investing in them. Indiegogo has teamed with MicroVentures to launch what it says is an equity crowdfunding service in which people receive company shares rather than various perks like prototypes and finalized products. Such an option is made possible via the 2012 JOBS Act.

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