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Olay says it will stop skin retouching in its ads by the end of the year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Olay Regenerist video. YouTube Procter & Gamble skincare brand Olay said Wednesday it will stop retouching skin in its advertising by 2021. As part of the commitment, which Olay announced at an event in New York City on Wednesday, the......
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What it is and why some want it changed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on “The Justice Department’s Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty......
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Microsoft ElectionGuard software gets first test in Fulton, Wisconsin

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person votes using with a machine that draws on Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software in Fulton, Wisconsin, on February 18, 2020. Microsoft People in the small Wisconsin town of Fulton are the first to try out software Microsoft designed to confirm......
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David Tepper’s Appaloosa hedge fund takes Intelsat stake

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here David Tepper, founder and president of Appaloosa Management. Cameron Costa | CNBC David Tepper’s hedge fund, Appaloosa, took a minority stake in satellite company Intelsat on Tuesday and sent a letter to its board, urging the company to renegotiate terms......
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Apple cuts revenue guidance due to iPhone delays in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Chinese employee wears a protective mask as he sits in the showroom of an Apple Store after it closed for the day on February 1, 2020 in a shopping district in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images Apple......
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San Francisco Facebook Group Clever Girls (Concert Raptors): A history

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here “Clever girls” is a popular, music-focused Bay Area Facebook group that was started by a Facebook user known as “Concert Raptor” who wanted to bring people together and give away tickets to shows. Courtesy of Ari the Raptor Just before......
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Zuckerberg’s focus on Facebook groups increases Facebook engagement

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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 Dennis Neymit, a 25-year-old San Francisco chemical engineer, had been trying to sell his tickets to......
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Why EBITDA earnings are used by so tech companies like Uber and Yelp

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images In Uber’s earnings report last week, the acronym EBITDA......
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Random Salad CEO offers own ad network after Microsoft cuts support

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sam Kaufmann, CEO of Random Salad Games Random Salad Games Sam Kaufmann is on somewhat of a digital island. His company, Random Salad Games, is the largest ad-supported app developer on Microsoft Windows, which has become an afterthought in the......
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Google to restructure Cloud business, with some roles eliminated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Kurian, the incoming head of Google Cloud and formerly president of product development at Oracle, speaks at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2013. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google is restructuring......
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Facebook’s poor track record on stand-alone copycat apps

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook’s latest “copycat” app sent shares of Pinterest falling 4% after hours on Thursday, but history shows......
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In four years half of US homes will have cut the cord

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription, the company said in a letter to investors on Thursday released along with the company’s fourth quarter......
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How Mike Bloomberg’s meme blitz was engineered to go viral

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg waits by his tour bus ahead of adressing his supporters at Central Machine Works in Austin, Texas on January 11, 2020. Mark Felix | AFP | Getty Images Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is taking a......
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Amazon gets restraining order to block Microsoft work on Pentagon JEDI

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge Thursday ordered a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract, which was awarded to Microsoft, in response to a suit filed by Amazon. Shares of Microsoft fell on the news, while Amazon‘s stock was down slightly. A......
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Pinterest shares fall after Facebook releases new copycat app

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann speaks in conversation with Matthew Lynley of TechCrunch during the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Pinterest shares slid more than......
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Roku earnings Q4 2019

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anthony Wood David Orrell | CNBC Roku reported earnings for its fourth quarter of 2019 Thursday that beat analyst estimates for quarterly revenue and included a lower loss per share than analysts expected. Shares of Roku rose 9% after hours......
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Gillibrand unveils another privacy proposal with new agency

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – FEBRUARY 18: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to guests during a campaign stop at the Chrome Horse Saloon on February 18, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Scott Olson | Getty Images News | Getty Images Sen.......
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Cisco (CSCO) Q2 earnings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cisco reported fiscal second-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates on Wednesday, but investors were not impressed with the company’s continuing revenue declines, and the stock is now trading down around 4% after hours. Here are the key numbers: Earnings: 77......
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It’s ‘folklore’ that Amazon wins in new industries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the 2019 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, on March 11, 2019. Aaron M. Sprecher | Bloomberg | Getty Images For all the chatter that Amazon is eating away......
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Unilever to stop targeting food ads to kids over childhood obesity concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A scoop on Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream on Free Cone Day in 2016. Source: Ben and Jerry’s Consumer packaged goods giant Unilever said Wednesday that it’s updating its principles for marketing food and beverages to children, including......

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