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Google reorg puts several major teams under new Search head Prabhakar Raghavan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google announced a reorganization on Thursday in which......
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SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink internet satellites, pushes total to nearly 500

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Four days after launching two astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday carrying the company’s eighth batch of Starlink internet satellites. It was the sixth Starlink flight so far this year, boosting the......
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Amazon reopens warehouses that were closed to protect them from looting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon is set to reopen two of its warehouses in the Midwest after it temporarily closed the facilities due to escalating civil unrest in the area.  On Tuesday, Amazon temporarily shuttered two delivery......
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives $3 million to Colin Kaepernick’s organization

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., speaks during an Empowering Entrepreneurs events at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cole Burston | Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter and Square CEO......
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Start-ups are racing to develop Covid-19 ‘immunity passports’ — but experts warn they’re unethical

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chair of TransferWise, at the WSJDLive Global Technology Conference in Laguna Beach, California on Oct. 25, 2016. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images How do you get people back to work and traveling again......
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Facebook invests in Indonesia’s ride-hailing firm Gojek but doesn’t reveal its stake

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gojek drivers waiting for passengers in Indonesia. afif c. kusuma | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Facebook has invested in Indonesian ride-hailing and food delivery company, Gojek.  The U.S. tech giant did not disclose the size of its investment but......
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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking ‘private’ internet use

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(Reuters) – Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration......
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Google is sued in U.S. for tracking users’ ‘private’ internet browsing

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use......
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Amazon plans summer sale for June 22 to ‘jumpstart sales’ after coronavirus crunch

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Billie Her, a warehouse associate, wraps plastic around a pallet of boxes at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Thornton, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson| The Denver Post | Getty Images Amazon has set a date for its  “Summer Sale” event that’s designed......
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Zuckerberg stands firm in refusal to moderate Trump despite employee walkouts and resignations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday told employees he was standing firm in the company’s decision not to moderate a post in which President Trump said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Zuckerberg announced this to employees during a virtual all-hands......
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Amazon sees strong demand for pepper spray and Black Lives Matter merchandise as protests rage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Demonstrators hold signs during a protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 31, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire | Getty Images Amazon shoppers are stocking up on pepper spray and Black Lives Matter merchandise as protests continue to......
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Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over National Emergency Library

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A group of publishers sued Internet Archive on Monday, saying that the nonprofit group’s trove of free electronic copies of books is robbing authors and publishers of revenue at a moment when it is desperately needed. Internet Archive has made about 1.3 million books available for free online, according to......
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Dog Owner Witnesses Peculiar Behavior At The Dog Park, Asks The Internet If His Dog Just Lied To Another Dog

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We’d like to think of dogs as our sweet furbabies, carelessly jumping through the miseries of world with their wet snouts. But there’s another side to the doggo mind that we a) either didn’t know existed or b) pretended like it didn’t. You see, the redditor u/Jthundercleese seems to have......
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Read the email Tim Cook sent to Apple employees about George Floyd

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a memo to employees Sunday addressing the killing of George Floyd.  Protests have erupted in cities across the country after the killing of Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police. On......
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Amazon, Target and Apple scale back business in cities hit hard by protests

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A looter rob a Target store as protesters face off against police in Oakland California on May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several......
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Trump reportedly held call with Mark Zuckerberg amid controversy over protest posts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement to reporters about reopening churches across the United States during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, May 22, 2020. Leah Millis |......
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These former Google employees reunited to help families figure out distance learning during lockdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ex-Google executive Jonathan Rochelle jumped into action to help families with Google’s classroom products he helped create. Jonathan Rochelle has been fielding questions from parents wondering how to help educate their kids from home, helping them with Google’s education products and......
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What is Section 230 and what does Trump’s order mean?

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order curtailing Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act on Thursday, directly challenging a law that protects tech giants like Twitter from being held liable for the content their users post, and how they moderate it. The law, passed in 1996, was designed......
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Trump’s threat to pull ‘billions’ in internet ad spending is exaggerated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on May 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump’s executive order could lead to attempts to punish companies such as Twitter and......
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Goldman Sachs unintentionally sparked a war with cryptocurrency evangelists

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Goldman Sachs Group Inc. signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Goldman Sachs isn’t convinced......

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