At Facebook’s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new system that ranks and prioritizes news organizations based on trustworthiness, as well as a “Clear History” function to keep Facebook from tracking users around the internet.
CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla will lay off 9 percent of the company’s workforce to boost profitability while promising to deliver 5,000 Model 3 cars a week by the end of June. Tesla hasn’t made an annual profit in 15 years and posted its largest quarterly loss this year.
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it would sell off Sky News to Disney after facing regulatory concerns over Fox’s monopoly on the British news market. Earlier this year, Disney proposed a takeover of all of 21st Century Fox, which has yet to be approved by regulators.
Following claims that Ecuador spent $5m to protect Julian Assange, the country removed extra security at its London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum and believes he will be extradited by the U.S. if he leaves.
On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
Co-founder of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, film mogul Harvey Weinstein helped produce such acclaimed features as 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Shakespeare in Love.' He was fired from his studio in 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
Google co-founder Larry Page has unveiled his new fully electric, self-piloting flying taxis. One of Page’s companies has completed “stealth” testing and will now pair with New Zealand for an official certification process in the hopes of creating the “Uber” of flying taxis in three years.
The world's richest person, Jeff Bezos has accumulated as much wealth as 2.3 million average Americans. The Amazon co-founder and CEO surpassed both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on Forbes’ billionaires list in 2017, with his net worth up to $127 million today.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Woody Harrelson said he and Mike Pence attended the same Presbyterian liberal arts college in Indiana. They were “both very religious” and got along well. Harrelson said he was considering being a minister then but went a different path, and he doesn’t know if they’d be friends now.