Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's What the Best Ones Did

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke and sleep only three hours a night. You’d think, […] Read more »

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Summoned to Congressional Panel on Russian Election Interference

Hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1. Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said. Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a […] Read more »

Women Are Boycotting Twitter Today in Solidarity with Rose McGowan

The site suspended the actress’s account after she tweeted about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Women on Twitter have Rose McGowan’s back. Female users of the site have launched a boycott of the social media platform after it briefly suspended McGowan’s account following her tweets about the alleged sexual misconduct of film producer Harvey Weinstein. McGowan […] Read more »

Facebook’s Tech Chief on the New Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is continuing its push to make virtual reality mainstream. During the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference this week, the social networking giant unveiled its new $ 200 Oculus Go VR headset that, unlike many rivals, doesn’t require a personal computer or smartphone to operate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched the new headset as […] Read more »

Get Ready for Video Ads on Your LinkedIn News Feed

But sponsored content is limited to a few advertisers and mobile devices—for now. LinkedIn is testing sponsored videos that will run in users’ news feeds. On Thursday, the social network—now part of Microsoft–said that it is testing sponsored videos with a limited number of advertisers. These will not be pre-roll or post-roll ads, which play […] Read more »

Self-Driving Cars Can Soon Cruise This State’s Highways Without Anyone Inside

No human back-up driver would be required. California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, […] Read more »

AT&T: Hurricanes and Earthquakes Hurt Revenue

Video subscribers are also down. AT&T said on Wednesday that its third-quarter results took a hit from a string of hurricanes that tore into parts of the United states and earthquakes in Mexico. The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier said third-quarter consolidated revenue was hurt by about $ 90 million and pre-tax earnings by about […] Read more »

Italy state role in Telecom Italia could solve network tiff: PD's Orfini

ROME (Reuters) – Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper. Italian politicians have been calling on and off since 2006 for TIM’s network to be transferred […] Read more »

How a Heavy Lift Ship Rescued the Damaged USS John S McCain

If the USS John S. McCain is Vin Diesel—big and strong—the MV Treasure is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Way bigger, way stronger. It’s what seafaring types call a heavy lift ship, and it’s designed to scoop up all sort of enormous things and haul them around the ocean. Oil rigs, yachts, wind turbines—they all become […] Read more »

The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent Jumpstart

Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, […] Read more »