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Could a New York private equity firm be hunting Tripadvisor?

In recent weeks, analysts have pointed to a potential buyer of the online travel firm: Certares Management, which focuses on the tourism and travel industry.

‘Some cars have a shelf life of days’: Falling prices give a jolt to used EV market

Inventories of used EVs are rising and prices are falling, while many consumers are taking advantage of federal and state subsidies.

AT&T says the outage to its cellphone network was not caused by a cyberattack

The outage, which the company said was the result of a technical error, knocked out cellular phone service for thousands of users across the US.

In Watertown visit, Senator Warren and FTC head Lina Khan look to jumpstart right-to-repair

“The people of Massachusetts have spoken to this issue by a margin of three to one and, by golly, they ought to have the right to repair that they voted for,” said Warren, during a tour of Direct Tire & Auto in Watertown.

Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot’s ability to generate pictures of people

Gemini users this week posted screenshots on social media of historically white-dominated scenes with racially diverse characters that they say it generated, leading critics to raise questions about whether the company is over-correcting for the risk of racial bias in its AI model.

Remember your landline? In these Massachusetts households, they’ve never stopped ringing.

In cases of emergencies, like Thursday's AT&T outage, landlines are still the most reliable way to communicate. But many have held on to the retro technology for reasons of comfort, simplicity, and nostalgia.

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The housing market is a nightmare. An Andover startup wants to use robots to help fix it.

Reframe Systems wants to leverage robots working alongside humans in an assembly line to build small houses in a factory and then truck the houses to a site.

Hours-long cellular network outage hits users nationwide

A major network outage was affecting phone service across Greater Boston Thursday morning.