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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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Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker handles a package at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, April 30, 2019. Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters For the second time in a week, Amazon has acknowledged that its employees improperly accessed customer data. The company notified......
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Facebook will let people see fewer political ads ahead of US election

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Facebook will......
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US lawmaker seeks intelligence sharing ban with countries using Huawei

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Huawei logo is displayed at a retail store in Beijing, China on May 27, 2019. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that would stop the United States from sharing intelligence with......
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Google and Facebook hit all-time highs despite antitrust probes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Images Shares of internet giants Alphabet and Facebook closed out the day at all-time highs on Monday as big tech companies saw gains that defied the rest of the market. Google-parent Alphabet closed......
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Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year — but avoid the ‘headache’ of being a bank

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Google and Apple are pushing into consumer banking without taking on the regulatory restraints that come with being a bank. Source link: Click here for more...
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SoftBank-backed Oyo’s rapid growth was reportedly fueled by questionable practices

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Oyo, which offers budget hotel rooms, is said to have built up its domestic business by employing tactics that raise questions about the company’s health, the New York Times reported. Source link: Click here for more...
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Most people will trade privacy for access to services such as Google, says Box CEO

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Box CEO Aaron Levie’s comments were in response to California’s sweeping data privacy law, which went into effect Wednesday. Under the legislation, people can ask companies to disclose what personal data they collect and the ways in which they use it. Source link: Click here for more...
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Disney shares start 2020 in the green as Wall Street sees big Disney+ subscriber numbers

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Disney+ will attract 25 million users by the end of the first quarter, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan said in a note. Source link: Click here for more...
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This decade saw Warren Buffett finally turn his back on IBM and jump big time into Apple

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One of Warren Buffett’s biggest investment mistakes, IBM, played out over an agonizing seven-year stretch this decade. But in the end, he rotated into Apple for a lucrative ride. Source link: Click here for more...
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A lot of people got an Amazon Echo or Fitbit for the holidays, based on App Store rankings

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Alexa, Fitbit, Spotify, Google Home and Netflix all managed to make the latest this week. Source link: Click here for more...
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It will take years before winners of streaming wars emerge, former Showtime CEO says

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“These free subscribers are going to be moving through the universe for the next two or three years for all these services,” former Showtime Networks CEO Matthew Blank said. Source link: Click here for more...
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How mortgage apps can reduce bias toward minority borrowers

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Online lending is quickly taking over the mortgage market with older names like Quicken and LendingTree as well as upstarts like Better.com. Can these online platforms level the playing field for borrowers by reducing bias in the market? CNBC’s Diana Olick reports....
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China’s ByteDance says it has no plans to sell TikTok app

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Chinese social media firm ByteDance has no plans to sell part or all of its TikTok app, the short video platform’s head said on Tuesday, denying a media report which said the company was currently weighing options to do so due to U.S. concerns. Source link: Click here for more...
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Mike Bloomberg is plowing millions of dollars into a secretive tech firm he founded months ago to power his 2020 presidential bid

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Mike Bloomberg quietly created a technology company called Hawkfish that is helping his 2020 campaign for president. The firm boasts former executives from Facebook and Foursquare. Source link: Click here for more...
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A Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery | History

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In 1834, a 22-year-old Yoruba man who would come to be known as Manuel Vidau was captured as a prisoner of war and sold to slave traders in Lagos, today the largest city in Nigeria. A Spanish ship transported him to Cuba, where he was sold to a white man......
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Google reveals the 10 most popular travel destination trends of 2019

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Google’s “Year in Search 2019” reveals the top 10 travel destinations that are trending among Americans this year. Source link: Click here for more...
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A top German carrier picks Huawei to help build its 5G network in potential snub to the US

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Telefonica Deutschland, one of Germany’s top mobile carriers, has picked Huawei and Nokia to build out its 5G network. Source link: Click here for more...

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