Monthly archives: October, 2017

Opinion: Saudi Arabia was wrong to give citizenship to a robot

Saudi Arabia last week granted citizenship to a robot. While the middle-eastern country may be much maligned for its stances on women’s equality and LGBTQ rights, it’s clear the Kingdom doesn’t have a problem with machines. A robot called Sophia, made by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, was given citizenship during an investment event where plans …

GameStop’s new subscription plan is like Netflix for used games

GameStop is getting its own Netflix-like subscription plan. For $60, gamers get a six-month subscription — dubbed ‘Power Pass’ — that allows them to pick any title from GameStop’s pre-owned inventory. Once done, they can return the title and select another, just like Netflix’s DVD plan — which still exists, apparently. Unlike the existing trade-in …

Reports: 126M Facebook users saw content from Russian agents around Election Day

Facebook is under new scrutiny for facilitating Russian interference in the 2016 election.(BigStock Photo) Russian government-backed agents created posts that reached about 126 million Facebook users around the Nov. 8 election, according to reports from The New York Times and Recode. For reference, there are roughly 200 million registered voters in America. That number comes …

Apptio beats revenue expectations again during its third quarter

(Nasdaq Photo) Apptio’s third-quarter earnings results showed that the company is still on a path of strong revenue growth and narrowing losses. The Bellevue-based company reported third-quarter revenue of $47 million Monday, up 16 percent from the prior year. That was ahead of analyst expectations of $44.9 million, and investors gave Apptio’s stock a slight …