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NASA clears SpaceX test flight to International Space Station2/22/2019 11:14:43 PM NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International Space Station on March 2.Trump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade deal2/22/2019 10:33:43 PM U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday he may or may not include Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp in the trade deal being negotiated between the United States and China.Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism2/22/2019 10:25:08 PM A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists.Microsoft workers demand it drop $450 million U.S. Army contract2/22/2019 10:15:45 PM Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing "any and all weapons technologies."Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board2/22/2019 10:07:57 PM Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month.NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps2/22/2019 9:40:34 PM New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known.Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 20202/22/2019 8:49:46 PM Intel Corp executives said on Friday its 5G modem chips will not appear in mobile phones until 2020, raising the possibility its biggest customer, Apple Inc, will be more than a year behind rivals in delivering a device that uses the faster networks.Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples2/22/2019 8:22:02 PM A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth on a mission to seek clues about the origins of life, Japan's space agency said on Friday.Exxon, Microsoft strike cloud computing agreement for U.S. shale2/22/2019 4:16:16 PM Exxon Mobil Corp and Microsoft Corp have agreed to use cloud technology in the U.S. oil producer's shale operations, they said on Friday, helping to boost profitability in the nation's largest shale field.LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss2/22/2019 2:25:30 PM Online lender LendingClub Corp forecast a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss on Tuesday, and revenue that missed Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 5 percent in after-market trading.Democratic senators urge FTC to act on Facebook 'friendly fraud' practices2/22/2019 2:24:48 PM Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform.Goldman Sachs backs U.S. construction finance tech startup Rabbet2/22/2019 2:24:43 PM Goldman Sachs Group Inc has backed Rabbet, a U.S. startup that develops software to help make construction finance more efficient, the companies said on Wednesday.Cryptocurrency companies use 'backdoor' listings to ease into mainstream2/22/2019 2:22:49 PM Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned.AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over videos exploiting children2/22/2019 2:16:42 PM AT&T Inc pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc's YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children.Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials over citizens' rights protection2/22/2019 9:29:16 AM An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram to appear before it early next month and discuss how to safeguard citizens' rights on social media.Tesla rolls out Model 3 in China ahead of schedule in sales push2/22/2019 9:26:04 AM Tesla Inc has started delivering Model 3 cars in China slightly ahead of schedule, as it looks to revive its sales that have been hit hard by Sino-U.S. trade tensions.Digital shopping app JOOM targets France in challenge to Amazon2/22/2019 9:12:09 AM (This February 21 story corrects to show it has 40,000 new French users, not 4,000 in eighth paragraph)Apple teams with Ant Financial, banks for interest-free iPhone financing in China2/22/2019 8:28:34 AM Apple Inc has teamed up with Chinese payments giant Ant Financial Services Group and several local banks to offer interest-free financing, its first such move in the country as it looks to boost waning smartphone sales.Italian ruling-party lawmakers push for Huawei ban: paper2/22/2019 7:37:51 AM A group of lawmakers from Italy's ruling coalition is pushing the government to ban China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for the country's rollout of 5G mobile communications, Il Messaggero newspaper said on Friday.Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida2/22/2019 7:25:19 AM A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.