Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.
Q2 Solutions, or "Q Squared Solutions," is formally launching today as a new clinical trials laboratory company owned by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics. The new venture is led by a former Quintiles executive. The new company kicks off with 2,000 employees.
The Senate Transportation Committee has passed a bill that would require ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to carry insurance and run background checks on drivers.
Hewlett-Packard is moving ahead with plans to split into two companies with CEO Meg Whitman to lead the new venture focused on enterprise software and services. The previous head of the HP hardware group, meanwhile, quit.
Apple Watch forecast cut; robot kills worker; IBM's $1.5B chip deal closes; GSK vaccine, narcolepsy linked; AT&T-DirecTV deal nears OK
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: An analyst says Apple Watch sales are slowing and he cuts forecast; a robot kills a worker in Germany; IBM closes on its $1.5 billion deal to dump its chip business; a GSK drug is linked to narcolepsy outbreak by study; and AT&T reportedly wins Justice Department OK for its DirecTV deal.
Tuesday's news that networking giant Cisco is acquiring security firm OpenDNS for a whopping $665 million is the latest reflection of the strategic play it is making in security, writes Technology Business Research's Jane Wright.
If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets for reading, charging batteries - and the best ways to get there.
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.
David Spitz, who recently was promoted to CEO at ChannelAdvisor, will remain the chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development board, but some new faces join the CED leadership and the chair-elect is also picked.
Stanfield "Sunny" Gray, one of the creators of the DIG South organization in Charleston, is seeking the help of startups to "build a better future" in the wake of the recent massacre at Mother Emanuel. In a letter, he spells out his hopes for turning tragedy into good.
Zuckerberg backs AI; Dubai's 3-D printed building; fuel cell boost in Japan; your face on espresso; frothy beer at home
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Mark Zuckerberg backs AI investments; Dubai is 3-D printing a building; automakers boost fuel cells in Japan; your face on an espresso as you fly; and frothy beer made at home.