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Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology [Video]

Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology

The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:37Published

Stocks Inch Higher as States Halt Reopnenings [Video]

Stocks Inch Higher as States Halt Reopnenings

And throwing big tech into the rally would see the U.S. stock market up even higher.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:39Published
SoftBank kicks off $21 bln T-Mobile stake sale [Video]

SoftBank kicks off $21 bln T-Mobile stake sale

SoftBank is offloading about two thirds of its stake in T-Mobile US, raising $21 billion for a share buyback and debt reduction plan. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
NAACP Calls on Corporations to Take Action For Racial Progress [Video]

NAACP Calls on Corporations to Take Action For Racial Progress

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, calls for corporations to stop spending ad dollars with Facebook as the platform faces criticism for its handling of controversial posts.

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 03:52Published
Apple Rakes in $500 Billion Through App Purchases in 2019 [Video]

Apple Rakes in $500 Billion Through App Purchases in 2019

Tech giant Apple reported bringing in an estimated $500 billion through app store purchases and advertisers in 2019. The figure does not include income from Apple-owned apps like Apple Music.

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 00:24Published
How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt [Video]

How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us -- trying to gain..

Credit: TED     Duration: 13:15Published
Stocks Drop After Fed Says Rates Will Stay Low: What Wall Street’s Saying [Video]

Stocks Drop After Fed Says Rates Will Stay Low: What Wall Street’s Saying

The S&P 500 didn't look terrible Wednesday, but that's because investors piled heavily into big tech for safety.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:29Published
S&P 500 Falls, But Money Pumps Into Big Tech [Video]

S&P 500 Falls, But Money Pumps Into Big Tech

The S&P 500 sees a loss, but is bolstered by.big tech supporting the market.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:19Published
Midday Market Update: Stocks Pressured, But Big Tech Slows S&P 500's Losses [Video]

Midday Market Update: Stocks Pressured, But Big Tech Slows S&P 500's Losses

On midday Tuesday, investors are piling into big tech which is viewed as something of a safety trade.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:20Published
How tech companies can help combat the pandemic and reshape public health | Karen DeSalvo [Video]

How tech companies can help combat the pandemic and reshape public health | Karen DeSalvo

Karen DeSalvo, the chief health officer at Google, explains the partnership between big tech and public health in slowing the spread of COVID-19 -- and discusses a new contact tracing technology..

Credit: TED     Duration: 24:23Published
Trump's executive order takes aim at social media firms -draft [Video]

Trump's executive order takes aim at social media firms -draft

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Trump to sign social media order: White House [Video]

Trump to sign social media order: White House

On Wednesday White House officials said U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies Thursday, but gave no further details, escalating Trump's ongoing feud with..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:30Published
Markets Sour Thursday as U.S.-China Tensions Linger, Big Tech Regulation Looms [Video]

Markets Sour Thursday as U.S.-China Tensions Linger, Big Tech Regulation Looms

Big tech also pulled major indices down, as regulation weighs and China tensions weigh on Apple, specifically.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:35Published
Market Sentiment Mixed By Midday—Here’s What Matters [Video]

Market Sentiment Mixed By Midday—Here’s What Matters

Stock losses eased by midday, with some cyclical sectors outperforming and big tech dragging indices down.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 02:19Published
Stocks Erase Almost All of Monday’s Losses as Big Tech Boosts Market [Video]

Stocks Erase Almost All of Monday’s Losses as Big Tech Boosts Market

Here are all the positives and negatives investors are weighing as markets try to shift positive Monday.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:48Published

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Tim Cook and other CEOs to testify in antitrust subcommittee on July 27

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed to testify in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe later this month, with the date to be announced. The House Judiciary today confirmed that Cook and..
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Texas Oil Industry Thinks Outside The Box To Get College Grads Onboard

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Uber just made an 'aggressive' move in its battle against food-delivery leader DoorDash by buying Postmates, an industry watcher says (UBER)

uber just made an 'aggressive' move in its battle against food-delivery leader doordash by buying postmates, an industry watcher says (uber)
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Apple's iPhone 12 will be late, but not as late as it might've been, report says

Apple's upcoming smartphone, the iPhone 12, probably won't launch in September, when Apple typically launches new flagships. However, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review, it won't be..
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Tesla is transforming how cars are sold. But 27 insiders say the company's methods mean slashed pay and living under the constant threat of getting laid off. (TSLA)

tesla is transforming how cars are sold. but 27 insiders say the company's methods mean slashed pay and living under the constant threat of getting laid off. (tsla)
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Can an ad boycott fix Facebook’s hate speech problem?

Over 800 companies, including Microsoft, Lululemon, Pfizer and Canada’s five biggest banks are pulling their ads from Facebook this month. They’re just a few of the companies responding to the Stop..
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Uber's global reach grows as the rideshare company comes to Tokyo

It took six years, but Uber is finally hitting the road in Tokyo. The company kicked off rideshare operations in Japan's capital city on Friday, according to a report from Bloomberg. Thanks to a..
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How much Apple, Tesla, Amazon, and 10 other tech giants pay their workers, from engineers to salespeople

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Ad boycotts alone will not curb Big Tech

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30 Big Tech Predictions for 2020

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Rahul Narang's tech fund has gotten top marks for risk-adjusted returns for 2 years running. He's done it in part by focusing on stocks that other investors won't touch. (CMTFX, AAPL, AMZN, AVGO, MU, TSM)

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The Coming Collapse Of The Republic – OpEd

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A top Robert Half exec says tech job hunters need to avoid these big 5 blunders during the coronavirus crisis: 'Never shut down your search'

a top robert half exec says tech job hunters need to avoid these big 5 blunders during the coronavirus crisis: 'never shut down your search'
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Big Tech’s Washington hearing will be a spectacle for the ages

Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg are set to be jointly held to account by Congress for the first time
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San Francisco Rental Rates Drop as Work Goes Remote

Because big tech companies have permitted permanent telecommuting, the price of renting a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco has dropped for the second month in a row, according to CNBC.
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Google’s Fitbit acquisition facing deeper scrutiny from European regulators over data concerns

Back in November, Google announced that it was acquiring Fitbit and that the deal would close sometime in 2020. The purchase was immediately scrutinized amid mounting criticism of Big Tech, and the..
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Facebook and Google must move away from the zero-sum game

As we moved into lockdown it appeared inevitable that Big Tech would thrive. But it soon became apparent how ill-equipped these platforms were to anchor communities together when facts matter.
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Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

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Google's cheap Pixel 3a is sold out and discontinued

If you were in the market for a cheap Pixel phone, your options just got narrower.  Google has confirmed to Android Police that it has discontinued the Pixel 3a.  "Google Store has sold through..
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google will testify before Congress later this month to answer questions related to its broad antitrust investigation..
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Samsung accidentally reveals Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in bronze color

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is going to be one good-looking phone.  We know that because Samsung accidentally leaked a photo of the upcoming device on its Russian site (the photo was later..
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Left-wing media conspires with Big Tech to de-platform conservatives: Now they're targeting Telegram

(Natural News) While Marxist authoritarians and speech Nazis at Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook have been censoring and silencing conservatives and pro-Trump voices for the past few years, the..
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What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

We’re about to find out. A gathering of the four horsemen of the Techopolypse could be an epic show.
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Tim Cook agrees to testify in Congress this month during hearing on big tech antitrust

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to testify as part of a US House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe later this month. Cook is the latest of the four largest tech companies CEOs to agree to testify..
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Google delays reopening U.S. offices until September

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Contrary Capital wants to invest in the next big tech mafia

Contrary Capital, which has raised money from Tesla, Reddit, SoFi and Twitch, knows a thing or two about how to work with tech’s brightest mafias. Now it wants to invest in them, before anyone else...
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