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Bad Weather Scrubs SpaceX Launch


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:39:00 -0400

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The company’s launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit was canceled because of adverse weather, delaying a new era of corporate-driven space missions. The next attempt is expected Saturday.

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Facebook Shut Efforts to Become Less Polarizing


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 11:38:00 -0400

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The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research.

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Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 23:59:00 -0400

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The draft executive order would make it easier for federal regulators to hold companies such as Twitter and Facebook liable for curbing users’ speech, for example by suspending their accounts or deleting their posts.

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HBO Max Is Left Out of Amazon's, Roku's Platforms


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 19:44:00 -0400

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HBO Max was absent from the nation’s two largest streaming players when it launched Wednesday, the result of increasingly frequent clashes between streaming services and distributors.

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Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notices to Trump Tweets on Mail-In Ballots


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 22:47:00 -0400

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Twitter on Tuesday for the first time applied a fact-checking notice to a tweet from President Trump, hours after the social-media company denied a widower’s request to delete the president’s posts circulating conspiracy theories about his wife’s death.

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Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 21:26:00 -0400

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Amazon is in advanced talks to buy Zoox, a move that would expand its reach in autonomous-vehicle technology, people familiar with the matter say.

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Two Chinese Tech Firms Prepare Hong Kong Listings


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 23:47:00 -0400

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Two of China’s most valuable U.S.-listed companies, NetEase and JD.com, are pushing ahead with multibillion-dollar share sales in Hong Kong as U.S. lawmakers raise pressure on Chinese companies listed in the U.S.

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AppleLands Martin Scorsese Movie StarringLeonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:12:00 -0400

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Apple has nabbed director Martin Scorsese's next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Why Does Zoom Exhaust You? Science Has an Answer


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 13:24:00 -0400

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On video calls, looming heads, staring eyes, a silent audience, and that millisecond delay disrupt normal human communication.

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Taco Bell, Walmart Among Advertisers Seeking New Deal Terms With Quibi


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:19:00 -0400

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Streaming service Quibi is beginning to feel the pinch of its lackluster performance since launching last month, as major advertisers seek to defer payments and the company looks to cut costs, according to people familiar with the situation.

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U.S. Seizure of Chinese-Built Transformer Raises Specter of Closer Scrutiny


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:07:00 -0400

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Federal authorities last summer diverted a giant transformer built by Jiangsu Huapeng Transformer Company to a U.S. lab, a move experts said could herald tighter scrutiny of foreign-made gear over security concerns.

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Electric-Car Sales Shrink in China Despite Official Support


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:41:00 -0400

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China’s political leaders have championed electric vehicles in hope of turning the country into a world power in next-generation transport, but domestic demand for EVs isn’t living up to expectations.

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Blood Banks, Pharma Join Microsoft to Sign Up Plasma Donors


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 09:00:00 -0400

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Research institutions, blood banks, companies and recovered Covid-19 patients are working to overcome a shortage of plasma donors, a major obstacle to plasma-based therapies.

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Canadian Judge Rules U.S. Met Legal Test to Seek Huawei Executive's Extradition


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:18:00 -0400

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A Canadian judge ruled that the U.S. met a key legal test to seek the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies executive who has been at the center of a fight between Washington and Beijing over the giant telecom-equipment maker.

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Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 06:00:00 -0400

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Some companies and their employees don’t want to leave everything about the office behind and are replicating their offices in “SimCity”-like simulations online.

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U.S. Flying Through Fog in $16 Billion Broadband Push


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 05:30:00 -0400

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The Federal Communications Commission is set to move forward with an October auction to fund internet providers’ expansion of high-speed service in rural areas, despite faulty data on where gaps exist.

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Our Habits Have Changed. These Gadgets Are Proof.


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 09:00:00 -0400

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From Pelotons to “Animal Crossing,” these are the things that hooked us during the pandemic—and that we’ll likely stick with when it’s over.

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Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Coronavirus


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 05:30:00 -0400

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Technology-sector employees are particularly worried about being replaced by automation, including tools used by employers to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to KPMG.

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China's Plan to Make Health Tracking on Phones Permanent Stirs Concerns


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 12:01:00 -0400

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China created a smartphone tool to trace and track the movement of potential coronavirus patients. Now, plans to make that kind of health tracking permanent are stirring concerns in a country where personal privacy was once said to be an afterthought.

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Richard Branson's Small-Satellite Launch Venture Fails First Test


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 20:39:00 -0400

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A company founded by entrepreneur Richard Branson to launch small satellites botched its initial demonstration flight, as a rocket released from a specially outfitted jumbo jet failed to reach low-earth orbit.

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Square's Co-Founder: A Recession Is a Great Time to Start a Company


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 08:00:00 -0400

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Jim McKelvey, who co-founded financial-technology company Square with Jack Dorsey in 2009, talks about why entrepreneurs can thrive during a downturn and about the state of the coronavirus-ravaged economy.

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Companies Tap Digital Tools to Hire Grads, Host Interns


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 05:30:00 -0400

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The spring interview season, a rite of passage for college students and recent grads, has gone virtual. In the midst of coronavirus lockdowns, companies are leaning on a host of digital tools to interview, vet and host internees and new hires.

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California Activists Ramp Up Fight Against Facial-Recognition Technology


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 05:30:00 -0400

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California privacy advocates are mobilizing to thwart a bill backed by Microsoft that would regulate facial-recognition technology and that is working its way through the state legislature.

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Facebook to Shift Permanently Toward More Remote Work After Coronavirus


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 15:16:00 -0400

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The social-media giant plans to become a substantially remote workforce over the next decade, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, as it moves to embrace the dispersed structure made necessary by the pandemic.

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Coronavirus Raises Demand for Skin-Temperature Scanners


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 09:00:00 -0400

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A coronavirus-triggered rush for infrared cameras that identify people with elevated skin temperature is causing makers of the devices to re-examine their product lineups to meet increasing demand.

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How Etsy Became America's Unlikeliest Breadbasket


Created: Sat, 16 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400

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Homebound consumers are flocking to the site for scones, biscuits, muffins, breads, doughnuts and...alkaline tahini spelt cookies. Homebound chefs are eager to satisfy this newfound hunger for baked goods.

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Millennials Prefer Apps to Humans, for Financial Advice


Created: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:45:00 -0400

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Almost half of millennials in a new survey say they prefer to learn about finance on a website.

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