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Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Recent data from LinkedIn shows the skills that are most in-demand as the labor market attempts to slowly regain its footing after the steep decline caused by Covid-19. Aytac Unal | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Microsoft announced Thursday it......

Joe Montana prepares for biggest windfall as a venture capitalist ahead of GitLab’s $10 billion IPO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Joseph “Joe” Montana, co-founder of iMFL and retired National Football League (NFL) quarterback, speaks during an interview in San Francisco, California, U.S. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Joe Montana won his first......

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully launches crew with William Shatner to space and back

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the fifth time this year on Wednesday, and with Canadian actor William Shatner joining the company’s second crewed spaceflight to date. Called NS-18, this New Shepard mission carried a crew......

William Shatner emotionally describes spaceflight to Jeff Bezos: ‘The most profound experience’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here “What you’ve given me is the most profound experience I can imagine.” Those were the words of William Shatner moments after returning to Earth from a trip just beyond the edge of space during an emotional talk with Blue Origin......

Stories from orbit: Q&A with SpaceX Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The historic Inspiration4 mission, launched and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, returned safely from orbit last month. CNBC spoke to the mission’s commander and benefactor Jared Isaacman about the experience. He spent three days in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in......

Apple sends invites for Oct. 18 launch event, where new MacBooks are expected

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO Tim Cook waves while arriving on stage during a previous Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple announced Tuesday it plans to hold a launch event on Oct.......

Top Facebook digital currency engineers depart to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marc Andreessen speaking at the 2017 ReCode Conference on May 30, 2017. Asa Mathat for Vox Media Two of Facebook’s top engineers on its blockchain and digital currency project left the company to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto team, the venture......

Apple decides its victory against Epic wasn’t enough — it wants a total win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple wants another go in its legal battle against Epic Games. On Friday night, Apple announced it would ask for a stay on a judge’s September order saying Apple would have to allow apps to direct customers to external websites.......

Tech whistleblowers are having a moment, and one woman who’s been there has found a new way to help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Google, Facebook and Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma launched a free resource guide and a new California law in the same week. Ifeoma Ozoma Whistleblowers are getting louder in Silicon Valley. Most notable is ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who testified......

Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., center, arrives at U.S. district court in Oakland, California, on Friday, May 21, 2021. Nina Riggio | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple filed a notice of appeal in the Epic Games case......

Top Amazon aggregator Thrasio delays SPAC deal as top executives exit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thrasio, an early leader in the big business of Amazon aggregators, had a booth at the popular Prosper Show for Amazon sellers in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 14, 2021. Katie Schoolov Thrasio, the top U.S. aggregator of Amazon third-party......

Apple is building a new regional headquarters in Los Angeles, signaling Hollywood ambition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A rendering of Apple’s planned Los Angeles regional headquarters. Apple Apple will build a new regional headquarters at the border of Culver City and Los Angeles, the company said on Friday, signaling the company’s continued investment into becoming a major......

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hits $100 billion valuation after secondary share sale

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX’s Starship rocket production facility in Boca Chica, Texas, as CEO Elon Musk (third from the right) and President Gwynne Shotwell (third from the left) tour. Steve Jurvetson on flickr The valuation of Elon Musk’s SpaceX crossed $100 billion following......

Developers are building ways to skirt Apple’s cut of in-app purchases in preparation for new rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tim Cook at WWDC21 on June 7th, 2021. Source: Apple Developers are building new software for apps that lets companies bill customers without paying Apple, which takes up to 30% of app sales. They’re preparing for new changes Apple has......

Tesla moves headquarters from California to Texas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man drives his Tesla car as the Starship SN8 of SpaceX is seen behind, days before a test launch of the company’s new super heavy-lift Starship rocket from their facilities in this small town of Boca Chita, Texas, December......

IBM says all U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 or face unpaid suspension

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scott Eelis | Bloomberg | Getty Images IBM told U.S. employees this week that they must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 or face an unpaid suspension. The company told workers that it must comply with President Joe......

Microsoft acquires Ally.io as productivity software gains importance in era of remote work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Bernd Von Jutrczenka | picture alliance | Getty Images Microsoft said Thursday it acquired Ally.io, a start-up that provides software to help organizations keep track of their progress on key goals. Terms of the deal......

Twitter sells MoPub mobile ad network to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, speaks during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021. Marco Bello | AFP | Getty Images Twitter on......

Affirm shares surge 20% after online lender partners with Target ahead of holiday shopping season

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopper leaves a Target store in New York, August 15, 2021. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Affirm shares jumped closed up 20% on Wednesday after retail chain Target began offering its customers the online lender’s installment loan service for purchases......

NASA moves two astronauts off delayed Boeing missions to SpaceX in rare reassignment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boeing’s Starliner capsule sits on to an Atlas V rocket on the launchpad before the launch of the OFT-2 mission. United Launch Alliance NASA moved a pair of astronauts off Boeing’s first two crewed missions to a SpaceX mission next......

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