• Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy
Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

Starting today in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, riders will have the option to tip drivers using the Uber app. Uber says it will expand tipping to additional cities over the next few weeks, and all USA drivers will be able to use the feature by the end of July 2017.

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  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opens up about Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opens up about Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has yet to speak with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding speculation that the star forward wants to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud. The tax storm has followed him to Russian Federation and Ronaldo's future is the hot subject at each Portugal press conference, but Pepe says he is focused...

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  • Confederations Cup preview: Second group games kick off
Confederations Cup preview: Second group games kick off

Ronaldo is accused by Spanish authorities of having evaded paying 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax and has been summoned to appear in court next month in Madrid. We are going to be positive, we want to be courageous and we want to improve on the last game". The hosts will have vocal home support as their captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is...

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  • United States sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea
United States sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

A human rights activist who spoke to the news service said North Korean officials outside the country are concerned about rising worldwide anger over the death of the 22-year-old college student, who was freed in a comatose state days before his death.

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  • Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game
Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

New Zealand was eliminated from the competition with one group game remaining. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo did not join his team on the pitch on Monday as he and some other players were allowed a break after Sunday's match. Portugal ended 2-2 with Mexico and, perhaps fortunately for FIFA , Chile beat Cameroon 2-0. "We let them...

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  • Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing
Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing

Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid? Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision. Perez said in an interview with Onda Cero (via The Sun ). A two-time La Liga victor, his 285 goals in 265 league appearances mean he is second only to Barcelona's Lionel Messi in that ...

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  • Stephen Hawking Calls for Return to Moon
Stephen Hawking Calls for Return to Moon

Some context for you, dear readers - Hawking was speaking to an audience via Skype at the science and arts-themed Starmus festival in Trondheim, Norway , earlier this week. " We can be an ignorant, unthinking lot". When we have reached similar crisis in or history there has usually been somewhere else to colonize. "Whenever we make a great ne...

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  • Apple's Tim Cook falls 45 places in employee CEO ranking
Apple's Tim Cook falls 45 places in employee CEO ranking

Large Companies Highest Rated CEOs list has expanded to include 100 CEOs, making Dorer's accomplishment especially noteworthy. CEOs of some of the world's top tech companies are feeling the love today, thanks to a new list from employer database and employment review site Glassdoor.

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  • 'Day of Rage' protests target Queen's Speech
'Day of Rage' protests target Queen's Speech

Previous marches in London (like one in 2010, pictured above) have seen crowds of at least 30,000 people take to the streets, but subsequent efforts have struggled to match their scale. "But then that is exactly what the hard-left do". It also caused enormous public outrage at apparently lax building standards which allowed the fire to destroy th...

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  • Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral
Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral

There is concern that the North may conduct a test during a Wednesday visit by senior Chinese diplomats and military officials. It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the United States struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in United States ....

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  • Amazon Smartphone Sale offering major discounts on iPhone 7 and more
Amazon Smartphone Sale offering major discounts on iPhone 7 and more

The smartphone's sports a pre-sale price tag of Rs 50,000. After spending a week with the phone, I found it to be solid-it's just as well-built as the company's previous models , and has the same useful features, like quick charging and a tap-to-wake screen.

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  • NASA releases Kepler survey catalog with 10 new earth-like planets
NASA releases Kepler survey catalog with 10 new earth-like planets

Ten of the new discoveries were orbiting their suns at a distance similar to Earth's orbit around the sun, the so-called habitable zone, meaning surface temperatures could support liquid water and, hypothetically, life. "Finding two distinct groups of exoplanets is like discovering mammals and lizards make up distinct branches of a family tree". ...

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  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick out amid shareholder revolt
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick out amid shareholder revolt

Kalanick stepped down after a group of five major investors sent him a letter, obtained by The New York Times , early Tuesday demanding his immediate resignation. Attorney General Eric Holder recommending changes to fix the company. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick an...

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  • Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Search Job Listings
Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Search Job Listings

In order to give you a dense set of search results, Google is actually pulling data from some of the world's biggest job boards. Hunting for employment online has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to a new AI tool from Google that will allow job seekers to access postings from numerous top databases using only the search engine on the...

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  • Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

The Post reports that Uber board member Arianna Huffington is pushing for Sandberg - but former Disney operating chief Tom Staggs is also a leading candidate for the suddenly vacant CEO job. Uber CEO quits but is it enough? One of many challenges facing Uber: Its critical self-driving effort lacks a leader. But in high-flying and high-ri...

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  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Takes Leave Of Absence Amid Company's Turmoil
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Takes Leave Of Absence Amid Company's Turmoil

The report , recommendations of which were adopted by the board, said Uber "should reformulate its written cultural values" to "reflect more inclusive and positive behaviors". Uber reportedly did make changes after Fowler's allegations, including starting a 24-hour employee hotline and firing 20 after Perkins Cole investigated complaints abou...

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  • Keeping CEO job was 1 fight too many for Uber's Kalanick
Keeping CEO job was 1 fight too many for Uber's Kalanick

It is not known publicly how much of Uber Kalanick owns, but he has until now wielded near-total control of the company, made possible by a dual-class share structure that gives him and key allies 10 votes per share. Kalanick stepped down Tuesday after a series of scandals at the ride-sharing startup were aired. Under Kalanick's leadership...

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  • Abbas extends condolences over Portugal deadly forest fire
Abbas extends condolences over Portugal deadly forest fire

Portugal is prone to forest fires in the dry summer months and temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) hit the area in recent days. He and his wife, Maria Lourdes, were driving home on Saturday afternoon to their village of Troviscais from Porto when a friend called to warn them about the blaze.

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  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation welcomes choice of new crown prince
Organization of Islamic Cooperation welcomes choice of new crown prince

The Prince travelled to the White House to visit President Trump in March, helping to lay the foundation for Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia in May, which marked the president's first overseas visit and which was promoted heavily by the kingdom as proof of its weight in the region and wider Muslim world.

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  • Whoa: NASA's Kepler Mission Has Discovered 10
Whoa: NASA's Kepler Mission Has Discovered 10 "Near-Earth Size" Planets

PLATO's data will come from a satellite loaded up with 26 telescopes. Kepler keeps its eyes on over 145,000 stars , measuring their light about every 30 minutes, continuously, for four years. Thirty of the 50 have been confirmed to be actual planets. The method is pretty simple actually. How many planets orbit in the habitable zone? Sev...

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