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Tesla announces shakeup to its board of directors

Tesla revealed Friday that four directors will leave the company — shrinking the size of its board to seven.The electric-car maker said that it wants to "streamline" corporate oversight because its board has grown by four members over the past…

How Mueller used Bitcoin to catch Russia

Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation. Systems used in the hacking of the Democratic Party…

Owning a Warhol: How bitcoin could change the art world

British artist David Hockney smashed records last year when his "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sold at auction in New York for $90 million.Not a single dollar from that sale went to the artist himself. Hockney sold…

The Mueller Report is already a best-seller

Three versions of "The Mueller Report" soared to the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble's best-selling book charts in the 24 hours after a redacted version of Robert Mueller's findings were released on the web.Several different publishers are rushing…

China opens the door to Nintendo's Switch and Super Mario

Shares in Nintendo soared 14% in Tokyo on Friday after China opened the door to sales of the company's popular Switch console.Authorities in the Chinese province of Guangdong have granted internet giant Tencent preliminary approval to distribute the Switch, giving…

Late night reacts to the release of the Mueller report

The Mueller report is finally out and late night hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel had a field day with it — or at least the non-redacted portions of it."Say what you will about this president, he has Americans reading again,"…

Uber's self-driving car unit grabs $1 billion in investment

Uber's self-driving car unit has lured $1 billion in investment ahead of the company's hotly anticipated stock market debut.The ride-hailing firm said Thursday that Japanese tech group Softbank's Vision Fund and car maker Toyota were among those providing the cash…

How Chinese internet trolls go after Beijing's critics overseas

Arslan Hidayat was at work when the trolls attacked."My phone was going 'bring, bring, bring,'" said the 31-year-old English teacher. "I was like, What the hell's going on?"A Facebook page he helps run which focuses on the Uyghur ethnic minority…

Facebook and the art of the news dump

On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report was released to the public, Facebook updated a month-old blog post titled "Keeping Passwords Secure" with a few lines of italicized text."Since this post…

Sears sues former CEO Eddie Lampert for 'thefts' of company assets

The remains of defunct Sears Holdings is suing Eddie Lampert, the man who was its previous CEO and primary shareholder, alleging he improperly stripped the company of assets as it hurdled toward bankruptcy.Lampert was able to buy the operating assets…

Here's why McDonald's is ditching its fancy burgers

McDonald's is streamlining its menu by revamping its Quarter Pounder and abandoning its craft burgers.The company said Wednesday that it will "move away" from its Signature Crafted Recipes line — which includes items like a mushroom and swiss cheese burger…