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Saudi minister calls Jeff Bezos phone hack claims nonsense and lies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 14, 2019. Alexei Nikolsky | Sputnik | Kremlin via Reuters Explosive allegations that tie Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to......
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Palantir CEO Alex Karp defends his company’s work for the government

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Palantir CEO Alex Karp said he stands by his company’s controversial work for the U.S. government agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The secretive Peter Thiel-backed data analytics start-up ramped up its work for governments in 2019, Karp said Thursday.......
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Bezos-hired experts say Saudi crown prince MBS may have hacked phone

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images An outside investigation ordered by Amazon......
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Amazon files trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in UK, Australia, Canada

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, signaling a potential move into selling prescription drugs outside of the U.S.......
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Netflix Q4 2019 earnings report used Google Trends to show The Witcher’s popularity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’. Source: Netflix Netflix didn’t have much to say about its new streaming competition in its fourth-quarter earnings report. Instead it let a Google Trends chart do the talking. The chart, which Netflix included in its quarterly letter......
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How companies like Google and IBM plan to make money from quantum computing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Quantum computers use the natural world to produce machines with staggeringly powerful processing potential. We could use quantum computers to simulate molecules to build new drugs and new materials, and to solve problems plaguing physicists for decades. Wall Street could......
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Lufthansa taps Google’s cloud tech to reduce flight delays

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing 747-8 Lufthansa airplane takes off from the Airport Tegel in Berlin. Britta Pedersen | AFP | Getty Images Lufthansa is partnering with Google’s cloud unit in an effort to minimize the impact of flight delays and other irregularities......
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World’s billionaires richer than a combined 4.6 billion people

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published Monday, international charity Oxfam called on governments to implement policies......
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France reforms employee stock options to rival Silicon Valley

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he visits the Station F start-up campus in Paris. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images France is bringing in new rules on employee stock options to lure in talent and compete with the......
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Sextortion scams trick victims into thinking Nest cameras record them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try......
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Map of Amazon warehouses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon has transformed online shopping by making the delivery process fast, cheap and relatively painless for consumers. One major way Amazon has been able to achieve this goal is by building out a sprawling network of warehouses around the country.......
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Stocks appear detached from reality, rallying in anticipation of two things that may not happen

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 31, 2018. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The new year is not even three full weeks old, and already half a trillion dollars has......
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Amazon reportedly wants to turn your hand into a credit card

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People shop at the newly opened Amazon Go Store on May 07, 2019 in New York City. The cashier-less store, the first of this type of store, called Amazon Go, accepts cash and is the 12th such store in the......
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Davos elites will be buzzing about corporate responsibility and its limits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), addresses a news conference ahead of the Davos annual meeting in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, January 14, 2020. Denis Balibouse The world’s most influential executives will soon swarm......
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In the stock market, it’s become Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet vs everyone else

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (L), Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft (C) and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. Getty Images The stock market travels on the currents of supply and demand. That’s uncontroversial. Yet as the indexes have sped to......
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PopSockets CEO says Amazon uses ‘bullying with a smile’ to press for lower prices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos attends a commemoration ceremony held in front of Saudi consulate on the first anniversary of his murder, in Istanbul, Turkey on October 02, 2019. Elif Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Popular phone accessory maker......
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Sonos, PopSockets complain to Congress about big tech

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Patrick Spence, president and chief executive officer of Sonos Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Technology Television interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images On Friday, executives from four......
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Epic Systems warns customers it will stop supporting Google Cloud

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical......
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Apple’s App Store appeals process would make ‘Kafka blush,’ entrepreneur tells Congress

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during a special event on September 10, 2019 in the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s Cupertino, California campus. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Technology executives said that Apple’s App Store platform has......
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Tennessee nears anti-LGBTQ bill despite Amazon, Nike opposition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks during a Gospel Music Association ceremony in Nashville. He plans to sign an adoption bill that the LGBTQ community and many businesses say is discriminatory. Terry Wyatt | Getty Images Businesses are expressing disappointment in......

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