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Stock futures are flat ahead of earnings season kickoff

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday ahead of the first batch of corporate earnings. Dow futures fell just 10 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.03% and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.02%. On Tuesday, the S&P 500......

Tough road ahead for U.S. firms trying to cut reliance on Taiwan chipmakers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taiwanese chipmakers are ahead of their international rivals and it will be tough for U.S. tech companies to reduce their reliance on Taiwan, said Sebastian Hou from CLSA. Tech firms like Apple, Amazon, Google as well as Qualcomm, NVIDIA and......

Google could match Amazon and Microsoft with virtual desktop tool, but keeps it for employees only

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next ’19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of......

Microsoft takes advantage of antitrust spotlight on rivals to go hunting for large acquisitions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella gives a lecture about dream, struggle and creation at Tsinghua University on September 25, 2014 in Beijing, China. Nadella visited China for the first time on Thursday. Visual China Group | Getty Images Twenty years......

Apple reportedly building new Apple TV with built-in camera and speaker

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple is in the early stages of building a new Apple TV device with a built-in camera and speaker, according to Bloomberg. The newest Apple TV was released in 2016 and is long overdue for an update as it competes......

Investing in China tech stocks is partly a bet on Beijing’s regulatory attitude, says NYU’s Damodaran

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The success of China’s internet giants is closely tied to their relationship with Beijing, according to Aswath Damodaran, New York University’s “dean of valuation.” Investors are “making a joint bet on the company and its relationship with Beijing,” Damodaran, professor......

Tech comedians are poking fun at their employers, drawing big followings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Gay quit her job in tech to pursue comedy full-time amid the Covid-10 pandemic. Images courtesy of Alexis Gay When Alexis Gay had to present second quarter results to her team on a Zoom video call, she sat down......

Google denies report that its next phone is canceled, says Pixel 5a 5G coming this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google Pixel 4a Todd Haselton | CNBC Google on Friday denied reports that said its next phone, the Pixel 5a, is canceled and said the phone will launch later this year in the U.S. and Japan. The phone has not......

White House set to host Google, Intel CEOs to discuss computer chip supply chain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order aimed at addressing a global semiconductor shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. Jonathan Ernst |......

Google urges U.S. to work with the EU on trade as enforcers abroad pursue regulations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to help expand information technology education at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2019. Brandon Wade | Reuters Google urged the Biden administration to join a technology and......

Following Brexit, the U.K.’s competition watchdog is staking its place in the Big Tech backlash

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The logos of Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok displayed on a computer screen. Denis Charlet | AFP via Getty Images The U.K.’s competition watchdog doesn’t just have GIFs on its mind. The Competition and Markets Authority’s probe into......

Futures rise slightly after S&P 500 hits fresh record

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock futures moved higher in overnight trading on Thursday after the S&P 500 notched a fresh record in the regular session. Dow futures rose about 50 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.17%. The......

Peter Thiel criticizes Google and Apple for being too close to China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech investor Peter Thiel criticized big U.S. technology companies for being......

Jamie Dimon annual letter: How remote work will change JPMorgan Chase, for better or worse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People pass the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Mike Segar | Reuters JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon outlined his vision for a post-pandemic work culture in his annual......

Another prominent Google scientist is leaving the company amid fallout from fired AI researcher

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Google logo outside if its New York City offices, which were closed on May 19, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images Samy Bengio, a well-known researcher at Google‘s research group Brain, announced on Tuesday he’s resigning......

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities......

Google will stop using Oracle’s finance software and adopt SAP instead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison Getty Images Google parent Alphabet plans in the coming weeks to stop using Oracle financial software and instead start using software from SAP, CNBC has learned. Alphabet and Google core financial systems will move to SAP......

Several airlines’ booking sites down due to Google software issue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers wearing protective masks walk past a sign pointing towards a Covid-19 testing location in Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, March 26, 2021. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google said it......

Justice Thomas suggests regulating tech platforms like utilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses for the official group photo at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 30, 2018. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Monday that tech platforms could be regulated......

Facebook, Alphabet and Microsoft shares soar to all-time highs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Shares of Facebook, Alphabet and Microsoft each hit all-time highs Monday as investors rotated away from......

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