Hashtag Trending – Musk scraps tunnel project; New Zealand bans Huawei; Amazon to sell medical software

Elon Musk scraps his tunnel project under the 405 freeway, New Zealand turns its nose up to Huawei, and Amazon wants to sell medical software. Maybe it was a pipe dream after all.

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Youtube viewers watching for longer; companies microchipping staff; Twitter considers edit feature

First up trending on LinkedIn: Longer videos are starting to get much more popular on Youtube. The video streaming platform is seeing a surge of videos extending past 15 minutes, and even hours

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Pakistani banks hacked; Microsoft uses Minecraft for a demo; Homemade flying car turns heads

A new report says almost all Pakistani banks have been hacked, Microsoft uses Minecraft to demo its upcoming campus revamp, and a man’s homemade flying car turns heads. Trending on Reddit - Pakistan’s

Published on: November 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon to split HQ2 in two; Bill Gates reinvents the toilet; Voting machine instructions turns heads

Amazon plans to split HQ2 between two locations, Bill Gates unveils a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers, and a voting machine manual that asks customers to re-use easy passwords makes

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: A phone for your phone; Facebook sued over video metrics; Russia-Iran tweets revealed

A mini sidekick phone for your phone, Facebook is being sued again over false video metrics and Twitter reveals over 10 million tweets from the Russian and Iranian troll campaigns. First from Google:

Published on: October 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – US tests alert system, GM and Honda team up, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing

The US tests its nationwide presidential emergency alert system, GM and Honda are teaming up to build autonomous cars, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing. Wednesday marked the first nationwide test of the

Published on: October 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the U.S. government might impose on social media companies in the wake of increasing

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Users deleting Facebook app; Twitter and Facebook testify before U.S. congress; 2,000 Slack groups

One quarter of Facebook users are deleting the app, Twitter and Facebook testify in front of U.S. congress, and a full list of more than 2,000 Slack communities. First from Google Trends: One

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook, Twitter axe hundreds of accounts, allege groups in Iran, Russia manipulated content

Allegations that Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated by non-U.S. groups have now been extended against Iran after the two social media giants separately announced Tuesday night they have taken down hundreds of accounts,

Published on: August 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Netflix testing out ads; Tesla hasn’t secured funding; is Twitter actually biased?

Will your next Netflix binge be interrupted by ads, has Tesla secured funding to go private, and a GOP leader makes a misstep on Twitter. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Alphabet puts $375M into Oscar; Alex Jones booted from Twitter; U.S. approves app as birth control

Google puts $375 million into health insurance startup Oscar, Alex Jones gets the boot from Twitter, and an app that tracks women’s fertility cycles gains the approval from the U.S. Food and Drug

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Spring and LG announce 5G phone; Turkey looks to ban iPhones; Welfare recipients tracked in California

Sprint and LG announce a new 5G phone, Turkey looks to boycott iPhones, and California officials track welfare recipients with license plate readers. Up first, trending on Twitter - Spring and LG are

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Alex Coop