UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

Britain faces a crucial choice over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement

With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona…

Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric…

General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people

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CREXi Raises $30 Million for Commercial Real…

The company raised the Series B funding led by the real estate arm of Mitsubishi to build out its three-pronged business model: a subscription service for brokers, an analytics service for tracking real estate trends, and an auction service.

'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed…

A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional…

A growing number of governors in the Northeast are raising doubts about a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions

Don't Overreact to Coronavirus, Says World Travel…

Gloria Guevara Manzo, CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, urges would-be travelers not to panic due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds…

A federal investigator says the pilot of the helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before the aircraft plunged more than 1,000 feet into a hillside

Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk…

Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out

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Celebrities Reflect on Kobe Bryant's Death at the…

Cheddar's Alyssa Smith was live at the red carpet during the 2020 Grammys at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where attendees reacted to the death of L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new…

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be…

You probably don't think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target

Auction House Sotheby’s Uses Streetwear to…

The auction house is partnering with streetwear brand Highsnobiety to feature classic paintings on a series of T-shirts, hats, and hoodies to appeal to a younger demographic.

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and…

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region

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3 Americans killed in Australia all had military…

Three Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia all had strong military backgrounds and a passion for flying

Need 2 Know: Remembering Kobe Bryant, Billie…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Monday, January 27, 2020.