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Tech Giants to Governments: Please Regulate Us


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:01:00 -0500

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Sensing new regulation is coming, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and others are moving to shape policy discussions, calling for new laws on a range of issues—even as some have already resisted certain measures.

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Saudi Prince Courted Amazon's Bezos Before Bitter Split


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:01:00 -0500

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Jeff Bezos and Mohammed bin Salman have become archenemies, each accusing the other of betrayal after working to try to establish an Amazon presence in Saudi Arabia.

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State Attorneys General to Meet With Justice Officials to Coordinate on Google Probe


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:32:00 -0500

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State attorneys general will meet with U.S. Justice Department attorneys next week to share information on their respective probes of Alphabet’s Google unit, a step that could eventually lead to both groups joining forces

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Sprint Continues to Lose Customers as It Waits for T-Mobile Verdict


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:44:00 -0500

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Sprint lost 115,000 postpaid phone connections in the final three months of 2019, as the company pulled back on promotions and the company’s merger with larger rival T-Mobile remained unresolved.

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GM Picks Detroit Factory to Build Driverless Shuttle, Electric Trucks


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:07:00 -0500

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General Motors said it will build a new autonomous vehicle at a plant in Detroit, solidifying its hometown as a hub of future technology as it bets big on driverless and electric vehicles.

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Grocery Delivery Goes Small With Micro-Fulfillment Centers


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:30:00 -0500

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Grocers are evaluating whether heavily automated micro-fulfillment centers can help tamp down the cost of online orders while speeding up deliveries.

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Apple Was Headed for a Slump. Then It Had One of the Biggest Surges Ever.


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 05:30:00 -0500

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The surge is partly being driven by renewed iPhone anticipation, and investors are eager for more, as some are aware of the cyclical nature of past rallies.

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Pentagon Blocks Limits on Huawei in Bid to Protect U.S. Tech Firms


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:05:00 -0500

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The Commerce Department has withdrawn proposed regulations making it harder for U.S. companies to sell to Huawei from their overseas facilities after objections from the Pentagon and the Treasury Department.

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Tech Earnings Will Test Rally in Growth Stocks


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:44:00 -0500

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A host of technology-driven firms are scheduled this week to report quarterly results, numbers that will give investors some idea of whether one of the bull market’s most dominant bets remains intact.

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The Next Obstacle to T-Mobile, Sprint Merger: California Regulators


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:39:00 -0500

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T-Mobile and Sprint are waiting for a federal judge to rule on whether they can merge, but the companies face another hurdle even if they overcome that legal challenge: the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Tech-Focused Firms Pursue Billions as Sector Deals Rise


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0500

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The amount of money chasing technology buyouts is set to get even bigger.Some of the sector’s better-known names, including Francisco Partners and Hg, are seeking to boost their firepower for tech deals this year.

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Democrats' Iowa Caucus Voting App Stirs Security Concerns


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:17:00 -0500

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Democrats will record the votes from the Iowa presidential caucuses next month using a smartphone app, a procedure that has stirred security questions.

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Facebook Loses Ruling on Data Protection


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:45:00 -0500

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A German court ruled that some user terms set by Facebook violated consumer-data protection law, as the EU’s extensive privacy rules continue to get hashed out.

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Jobs, Cook, Ive---Blevins? The Rise of Apple's Cost Cutter


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:26:00 -0500

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Apple procurement executive Tony Blevins’s job is to stare down suppliers and slash prices to the bone. It’s a role increasingly vital to Apple as its iPhone sales slow and the company protects its high margins and status as an operations juggernaut.

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Scooter Startups Take Steps to Curb Inefficiencies, Address Safety Concerns


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:00:00 -0500

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Over the past year, that breakneck pace of global growth—which has enabled users in more than 200 cities across the world to rent a scooter for a few hours and pay with their phones—has caught up with these companies.

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Help! I'm Trapped Inside TikTok and I Can't Get Out


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:50:00 -0500

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Highly entertaining videos, easy-to-create memes and very smart AI make TikTok almost impossible to put down for teens—and adults, too. Be forewarned!

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Evidence Ties Text Leak to Jeff Bezos' Lover


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:07:00 -0500

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Manhattan federal prosecutors have evidence indicating the Amazon CEO’s girlfriend provided text messages to her brother that he then sold to the publisher for its article about Jeff Bezos’ affair.

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Amazon Prime Video Gives Amateur How-To's, Conspiracy Theories a Stage


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:54:00 -0500

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The streaming service has accepted nonprofessional and sometimes questionable content to build a video library that in Amazon’s style can dominate the competition through sheer volume.

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Tech Firms Volunteer to Beef Up Presidential Campaigns' Cybersecurity


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:26:00 -0500

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Nearly a dozen technology companies will provide free or reduced-cost cybersecurity services to presidential campaigns, seen by experts as ripe targets for intrusion and disinformation.

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Tesla's Post-China Challenge: Bats and Bombs in Germany


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:32:00 -0500

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Electric-car maker Tesla pulled off opening a car factory in China with breakneck speed, sending the company’s shares to record heights. Speed bumps await the planned construction of a plant in Germany.

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U.S. Moves to Curb E-Commerce Counterfeiting


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:13:00 -0500

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The Trump administration is warning online sellers and warehouse operators they will face greater scrutiny and penalties if they don’t help stem the rising tide of fakes sold on the internet.

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Air-Traffic Control Is in the Midst of a Major Change


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 05:30:00 -0500

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The shift from radar to GPS should make tracking aircraft faster and more accurate, allowing more planes in the sky.

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Maker of Hit Podcast 'Serial' Explores Sale


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:22:00 -0500

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The company behind the hit true-crime podcast “Serial” is exploring a sale, according to a person familiar with the matter, putting one of digital audio’s biggest brands on the market as the medium becomes increasingly popular.

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When Social Media Is Too Much, Some Teens Tune Out


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:30:00 -0500

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While high-schoolers generally agree that social media is key to keeping up with their friends, many also admit that they need a break from the drama. In the latest stop in our nationwide tour, teens explain how they cope with burnout.

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Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:58:00 -0500

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The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their hands.

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Are Consumers Ready for a Toilet Equipped With Alexa?


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:22:00 -0500

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The bathroom is poised to become one of your home’s smarter rooms thanks to a raft of new fixtures, furnishings and, yes, toilets.

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