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A Photo That Tom Hanks Posted To Twitter Is Freaking Everyone Out

0SHARESShare Tom Hanks is used to perplexing his fans on Twitter. The Hollywood star regularly posts photographs of random lost gloves and other items of clothing that he spots discarded on the street. On Friday, however, he freaked out many of his 13 million followers with this snap of a building in New York City : His question prompted plenty ...

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Ariana Grande Surprises Young Fans Injured In Manchester Attack

0SHARESShare Ariana Grande brought a much-needed smile on Friday to the faces of some of her young fans who were injured in the Manchester terror attack. The pop star paid a surprise visit to youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, who continue to be treated following the May 22 suicide bombing following her concert  at the Manchester Arena. Grande ...

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Trolls Are Targeting Indian Restaurants With A Create-Your-Own Fake News Site

0SHARESShare Laura Gallant / BuzzFeed Shrina Begum, the owner of Karri Twist, and the fake news story that’s ruining her business. Shrina Begum couldn’t understand why people were calling her Indian restaurant to accuse it of selling human meat. The calls started on May 11, and by the next day Begum says she and her staff had answered hundreds of ...

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WhatsApp Has A Viral Rumor Problem With Real Consequences

0SHARESShare The story spreading on Brazilian WhatsApp went like this: a couple — a young woman and an older man — were kidnapping children to sell them as part of an international scheme.The rumor circulated on the messaging app without much consequence until April 5, when someone spotted a 20-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man together in the center of ...

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Uber Fires Engineer Accused Of Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets From Google

0SHARESShare Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a self-driving lawsuit from Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit Waymo, an Uber spoksperson confirmed.Levandowski’s termination, which is effective immediately, was earlier reported by The New York Times.Levandowski’s dismissal comes amid a bitter trade secrets lawsuit from Waymo, where he worked before departing to start his own self-driving truck company ...

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Elon Musk Quits Trump's Advisory Councils After President Pulls US From Paris Accord

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk is stepping down from several Trump administration advisory councils after the president announced on Thursday that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Musk, who sits on Trump’s economic advisory council as well as a manufacturing group, threatened to quit on Wednesday, amid news reports that the president would pull the ...

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A Pro-Trump Writer Just Sued A Fusion Reporter For Accusing Her Of Making A "White Supremacist" Gesture

0SHARESShare A pro-Trump journalist and political activist sued a Fusion reporter in federal court in Washington, DC, Thursday, the most serious action yet in the emerging conflict between mainstream news outlets and the insurgent conservative media that has set up shop in the nation’s capital.In the complaint, shared with BuzzFeed News, lawyers for Cassandra Fairbanks allege that Emma Roller, the ...

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If Trump Quits Paris Climate Deal, Elon Musk Says He'll Leave The President's Advisory Councils

0SHARESShare Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk will step down from several of Trump administration advisory councils if the president pulls the US out of the Paris climate agreement, he tweeted on Wednesday. Musk sits on an economic advisory council as well as a manufacturing group. Tesla’s stated mission is “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” He ...

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Uber Rival Waymo Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks Too

0SHARESShare Alphabet’s autonomous car company Waymo is exploring self-driving trucking, BuzzFeed News has learned.“Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths each year. We’re taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate ...

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Blue Apron Just Filed For An IPO

0SHARESShare Blue Apron, the company that ships meal kits to customers’ homes, filed for an IPO on Thursday.According to the filing, the company brought in $77.8 million in 2014, $340.8 million in 2015, and $795.4 million in 2016. In the first three months of this year, the company has already generated $244.8 million in net revenue. For context, the restaurant ...

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