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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 ran ads and published a new website Wednesday decrying Apple over a privacy change that it claims will “[threaten] the personalized ads that millions of small businesses rely on to
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Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon is encouraging front-line employees in California to get weekly Covid-19 tests, as the state rolls out new emergency workplace protections for the coronavirus. “In accordance with Cal/OSHA’s new Covid-19 emergency regulations, we encourage all Amazon employees to get tested for Covid-19 at least once a week starting
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Matthew Prince, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cloudflare Inc., speaks during the Wall Street Journal Tech Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. The event brings together investors, founders, and executives to foster innovation and drive growth within the tech industry. Martina Albertazzi | Bloomberg | Getty
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Tess Pawlisch, right, has been living nomadically in out of Airbnbs in Tulum, Mexico, since October. Courtesy of Tess Pawlisch Tess Pawlisch worked in San Francisco for the last four years. But this year, Pawlisch has found herself writing work emails, holding team meetings and taking client calls from hotel rooftops, hammocks and beaches in
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Brian Chesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb Inc., speaks during an Economic Club of New York luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 13, 2017. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb, the company that allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while
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A DoorDash Inc. delivery person places an order into an insulated bag at Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images DoorDash, the food delivery provider that’s seen a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, sold shares in its IPO at $102 a piece, pricing above its range, according
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Getty Images Jason Lautenschleger’s novelty board game business has seen its sales skyrocket tenfold on Amazon this year as the coronavirus pandemic forced people indoors and they looked to stay entertained. A few months ago, Lautenschleger launched two new game titles based on the popular comedy films “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Bill
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Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car. Angelo Merendino | AFP | Getty Images Uber‘s self-driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), is being acquired by its start-up competitor Aurora Innovation, the companies announced Monday. The deal, expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, values ATG at approximately $4 billion. The unit was valued
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Employees from Google and other organizations are asking Google for answers about how it handled the departure of renown researcher Timnit Gebru in an online petition that had more than 2,000 signatures as of Friday afternoon. Gebru, a well-known artificial intelligence researcher, technical co-lead of Google’s “Ethical AI” team and vocal critic of tech companies’
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There was a time when getting around was a lot more complicated. It required planning, difficult to fold maps and arguments with spouses. We often needing to stop to ask for directions. That changed when Google Maps was released 15 years ago. Since then, Google Maps has taken on competitors like MapQuest, Yahoo and Apple.
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