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Biden on Facebook: ‘They’re killing people’ with vaccine misinformation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden on Friday said platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. Asked what his message was to platforms like Facebook regarding Covid-19 disinformation, Biden said “They’re killing people.” “I mean they......

Soccer players slam Facebook and Twitter’s response to racist abuse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here England players look on from the half way line during a penalty shoot at the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England. Eddie Keogh – The FA | The FA Collection via Getty Images LONDON — Soccer stars......

Facebook to pay creators $1 billion through 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg walks to lunch following a session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced the......

Twitter to kill Fleets feature, its competitor to Facebook Stories

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., speaks during the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter on Wednesday announced it......

Facebook asks for FTC Chair Lina Khan to be recused from its antitrust case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lina Khan, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings | Bloomberg |......

Facebook and Twitter under fire after England soccer players face racial abuse online

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here England players look on from the half way line during a penalty shoot at the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England. Eddie Keogh – The FA | The FA Collection via Getty Images LONDON — Facebook and......

From Aerie to Zara, retailers are turning viral TikTok moments into sales gold

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A TikTok logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Filip Radwanski | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images When a Lululemon skort went viral across TikTok earlier this summer, 16-year-old Kylie knew she had to get her hands on it.......

This is hydrofoiling, Mark Zuckerberg’s latest extreme sports hobby

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rides an electric surfboard holding the American flag. July 4, 2021. Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram Mark Zuckerberg celebrated Fourth of July in unique fashion: Holding an American flag as he glided on a body of water, elevated......

Soaring warehouse demand boosts commercial real estate market as office vacancies mount

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here ShipBob fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, California ShipBob After ShipBob decided last July to let staffers work from anywhere, the logistics start-up had its landlord erect a wall in the middle of its Chicago headquarters so half the space could......

Benchmark’s Bill Gurley says SPACs are ‘remarkably cheap compared to mispriced IPOs’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nextdoor’s decision to go public through a special purpose acquisition company was largely the result of favorable pricing compared with a traditional IPO, said Bill Gurley, a partner at Benchmark and an early investor in the neighborhood social network. Gurley......

Biden to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Big Tech business practices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 8, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The White House on Friday will announce a new......

Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues

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Harris Meyer Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led to staffing shortages and other patient safety problems. Hours after her letter was published in September 2017, officials at Maine Coast......

Tiger Global was top dealmaker in a record quarter for venture capital, as investments exceeded $150 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brex co-founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras. Brex If it seems as if you’ve seen Tiger Global’s name on a venture deal every day of late, there’s a reason for it — the firm averaged 1.3 deals a day in......

States bring a new antitrust suit against Google over its mobile app store

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google announced last week 60% of its workforce will work around three days a week in the office, 20% in new office locations, and 20% from home. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of......

House Republicans lay out their antitrust agenda for tech giants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is seen in the Capitol after House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the position of House Republican Conference Chair on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty......

Trump says he is suing Twitter, Facebook, Google and CEOs Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Pichai

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. Trump, who has a history of threatening......

Activist investor Starboard has been trying for months to remove Box CEO Aaron Levie

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aaron Levie David A. Grogan | CNBC Starboard Value, the second-biggest investor in software company Box, has spent the past seven months trying to get CEO Aaron Levie removed from his leadership role, according to a proxy filing on Tuesday.......

Pentagon cancels $10 billion JEDI cloud contract that Amazon and Microsoft were fighting over

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aerial view of The Pentagon in Langley, Virginia. Getty Images The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it’s calling off the $10 billion cloud contract that was the subject of a legal battle involving Amazon and Microsoft. The JEDI, or Joint......

Nintendo plans to launch a new video game console this fall as chip shortage continues to plague supply

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nintendo Switch OLED Model Nintendo Nintendo on Tuesday announced a new version of its popular Switch game console. The new model has a larger and more colorful screen and will be available on Oct. 8 for $349.99, a premium over......

‘Take me home’ — Mark Zuckerberg posts flag-waving, surfboard-riding Independence Day Instagram video

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rides an electric surfboard holding the American flag. July 4, 2021. Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram Make America Weird Again. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday posted a wacky American-flag waving, surfboard-riding video on Instagram to celebrate Independence......

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