Kanye West’s ‘iPlane 1’ is someone else’s old idea

Kanye West’s lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday was supposed to be focused on criminal justice reform, gun violence and other issues plaguing the rapper’s hometown of Chicago. Instead, West, an outspoken Trump supporter, came armed with a proposal for a hydrogen-powered plane that would replace Air Force One, which West called “the iPlane […]

Apple design czar Jony Ive says he’s staying put

Apple design chief Jony Ive isn’t going anywhere. The man behind Apple’s product, packaging and retail design since 1996 told Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour that he’s as passionate as ever about his work and he’s staying put. The “energy and vitality” at Apple is “extraordinary” and “very exciting,” Ive said at the Wired25 conference in […]

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

The tech world has lost a visionary. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday following complications from non-Hodgkins’s lymphoma. He was 65. Earlier this month Allen disclosed on his website that the cancer he successfully battled in 2009 returned. “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are […]

Uber could be valued at $120B in IPO next year

Uber could be valued at $120 billion when it finally goes public next year, according to proposals made by banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The proposed valuation of the company is about $50 billion more than the company’s most recent valuation, setting the stage for what would […]

Facebook to ban fake voting stories ahead of midterms

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily […]

YouTube goes down for more than an hour

YouTube’s video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world. YouTube acknowledged the outage in a tweet at 9:41 p.m. EDT, noting that it affected YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube TV. The company said it was working on the issue and apologized for the inconvenience. Reporters […]