Technology News

U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources

The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike’s Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources

Athletics’ ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike’s popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was “technological doping.”

Factbox: Nike’s Vaporfly running shoes and tumbling records

World Athletics is set to announce the findings of a review of technology in road and track shoes by the end of January, and it is expected to change its rules in light of tumbling times recorded by athletes using Nike’s Vaporfly brand.

‘They’re fast, but are they fair?’ Amateur runners face Nike dilemma

British amateur runner and triathlete Holly Grundon was delighted to smash a long-held personal speed target – to finish a half marathon in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Four-comma club: Predicting the next company to join trillion-dollar value elite

The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while.

Intel’s blockbuster results lift shares to dotcom peak, fire up sector

Intel Corp’s shares hit their highest in nearly two decades on Friday after cloud computing demand fired up the chipmaker’s data center business and allayed concerns of market share loss to rival AMD, lifting stocks across the sector.