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Google May Be Finished Down Under

Google May Be Finished Down Under

Talk about a low blow. Google has threatened to pull the plug on its Australian search engine if the Aussie government moves forward with a proposal to force it (and its big tech brethren) to pay for content that appears…

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Look Ma, No…I’m Not Being Detained

Look Ma, No…I’m Not Being Detained

That’s a relief. He may not have been holding a newspaper with the date on it, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been seen on a pre-recorded video after a suspicious three month disappearance from public life. A Picture is…

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Trouble In Silicon Valley

Trouble In Silicon Valley

Intel’s CEO Bob Swan has become a lame duck. Just days before Swan was expected to unveil Intel’s new manufacturing strategy and quarterly earnings, the semiconductor pioneer announced Swan will be replaced by VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger. Et tu, Apple?…

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Google Employees Union Up

Google Employees Union Up

Wherever he is, Jimmy Hoffa is smiling. A group of Google employees announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a unique foothold for the labor movement in big tech. Searching For Solutions The newly announced Alphabet Workers’ Union already…

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Vimeo Going Solo

Vimeo Going Solo

The online video platform that started out as a harbor for independent film is about to get some independence of its own. Internet holding company IAC, chaired by media mogul Barry Diller announced on Tuesday it plans to spin off…

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Facebook Goes Offline To Tell Apple Off

Facebook Goes Offline To Tell Apple Off

Who said print ads were a thing of the past? Yesterday Facebook took out full-page newspaper ads in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post to lambast Apple’s upcoming iOS privacy changes, which Zuck & Co. says…

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Google Glitches Are The New Snow Days

Google Glitches Are The New Snow Days

Remote students will never know the joy of waiting by the TV on a snowy morning to hear thatschool has been canceled. Their equivalent? A 502 error message from Google. Yesterday morning Google suffered an “authentication system outage” that took…

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Salesforce Nears A Major Acquisition

Salesforce Nears A Major Acquisition

Business slacks have had close to zero practical value in 2020. That’s not the case here. You may have seen the headline before Turkey Day: Slack Technologies, the fast-growing business communication platform, is nearing a deal to be acquired by…

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Apple Makes a Conciliatory Move

Apple Makes a Conciliatory Move

Apple agreed yesterday to reduce its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for businesses generating less than $1 million on its platform. Apple naysayers say it was a decidedly greedy move. App Store-y Apple’s 30% commission was first introduced…

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People Are Getting Smarter During The Pandemic

People Are Getting Smarter During The Pandemic

Netflix’s Emily In Paris has apparently gotten everyone fired-up for the eventual return of international travel. Yesterday, language-learning app Duolingo announced a $35 million capital raise valuing the startup at $2.4 billion. Incroyable! Self Improvement 101 Duolingo operates a “freemium”…

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