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The Dodo: Behind its heartwarming animal videos

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here When it comes to animal videos on the web, no one outdoes The Dodo, a top producer which racks up 5 billion views a month by sharing tales of animal advocacy, perseverance, and unlikely friendships. “CBS This Morning: Saturday”......

Parler’s de-platforming shows the exceptional power of cloud providers like Amazon

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. CNBC Getting kicked off Amazon Web Services is rare, but it has enormous consequences. It happened this week, when Amazon dropped Parler, a social network that gained traction from conservatives after Twitter banned......

Facebook blocks users from creating new events near White House, Capitol and state houses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook said Friday it will block the creation of new Facebook events happening near the White House, the U.S. Capitol building and state capitol......

SoftBank Vision Fund is losing Jeff Housenbold, who led investments in DoorDash, OpenDoor and Wag

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Housenbold, managing partner at SoftBank’s Vision Fund SoftBank SoftBank’s Jeff Housenbold, who led the Vision Fund’s investments in companies including DoorDash, OpenDoor and Wag, is leaving the firm later this year. SoftBank shook up the Silicon Valley investment world......

WhatsApp to delay launch of new business features after privacy backlash

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FILE PHOTO: The Whatsapp logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying the roll out of new business features following user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for......

How IBM influences policy without spending big money on election campaigns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc.......

Investors push for social media controls ahead of U.S. inauguration

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FILE PHOTO: The Twitter and Facebook logos along with binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BOSTON (Reuters) – Pension fund managers and religious investors on Friday asked top social media companies to step up their content control efforts to reduce the threat......

Google closes its Fitbit acquisition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate & Fitness Wristband. Source: Amazon Alphabet-owned Google announced Thursday it’s finally completed the acquisition of Fitbit, which was first announced in November 2019. The deal had been subject to a months-long probe into whether it......

Trump urges

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In a video posted on social media Wednesday, President Trump did not acknowledge the U.S. House’s historic impeachment vote against him. But after facing condemnation from members of his own party, the president did condemn last week’s riot at......

Twitter CEO says banning Trump was not a decision to

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In a widely shared social media thread, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday stood by last week’s decision to ban President Trump from his company’s platform, saying it was something he does not “celebrate or feel pride in,” but......

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey admits internet companies have too much power and praises bitcoin as a model to change that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing ‘Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior’, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 28, 2020. Greg Nash | Pool |......

Okta CEO says Parler was ‘not even trying’ to suppress terrorist threats

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to cut ties with social network Parler in the wake of the deadly pro-Trump riot last week at the U.S. Capitol. In an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” McKinnon......

Facebook is removing flyers promoting more violence from its services

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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, U.S., October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Wednesday said it is aware that calls for violence “have been high” since the......

Visa temporarily suspends all political donations

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FILE PHOTO: A Visa credit card is seen on a computer keyboard in this picture illustration taken September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Illustration (Reuters) – Visa Inc said on Tuesday its political action committee had temporarily suspended all donations last week as it reviews its candidate contribution guidelines. A host of......

Airbnb canceling and blocking DC reservations during inauguration week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. Gabrielle Lurie | Reuters Airbnb is canceling and blocking future reservations in the Washington, D.C., metro area during the week of......

Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down in February, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Intel CEO Robert “Bob” Swan announces the chip group’s new microprocessors called “Tiger Lake” at the technology fair CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2020. Christoph Dernbach | picture alliance | Getty Images Intel CEO Bob Swan is set......

Analysis: Trump suspension to test Twitter CEO’s truce with investors

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(Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s decision to suspend President Donald Trump’s account will test a truce made last year between CEO Jack Dorsey and top shareholders of the social media company which allowed Dorsey to remain in the top job. FILE PHOTO: Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during......

YouTube temporarily bans Trump from uploading new videos

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump is facing consequences from yet another social media platform following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. YouTube said late Tuesday it had removed new content from Mr. Trump’s channel and banned him from uploading any videos......

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