Antitrust: CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple to testify before Congress

U.S. 07/03/20, 14:01

The CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple have pledged to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, which is continuing its inquiry into allegations that these large companies dominate the online advertising market, Fox News confirmed. The move has the support of both the Republicans and Democrats, in addition to British ...

Jeff Bezos loses world’s richest person title to Bill Gates

Business 10/25/19, 14:13

While facing threats from President Donald Trump to cancel federal agencies from subscribing The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos is also dealing with an Amazon stock plunge, which costs him the world’s richest man title. Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, saw his net worth fall by $5.9 billion to about $106.3 ...

President Trump and world leaders arrive in Biarritz, France for the G7 summit

World 08/25/19, 05:19

World leaders have gathered in Biarritz, France, along the Atlantic coast, to commence this year’s G-7 summit. President Trump arrived on Saturday, Aug. 24, along with First Lady Melania Trump. They were greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Group of Seven, which include heads of state from the United States, ...

Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

America 05/16/19, 00:01

By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night falls, they play cards and soccer, call family from ...

Trump signs memorandum to stem counterfeit goods trafficking

Politics 04/03/19, 10:26

President Donald Trump is signing a presidential memorandum aimed at curbing what the administration is calling the "Wild West" of online trafficking in counterfeit goods. The memorandum is aimed at stopping the sale of counterfeit products on sites like Amazon, Ebay and China's e-commerce leader, Alibaba. Peter Navarro directs the White House ...

Governor: No reason to think Amazon might reconsider plan

New York 03/01/19, 16:00

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that his efforts to get Amazon back on board with a New York headquarters have not worked and that he doesn't want the failed Amazon deal to drive other companies away. The Democratic governor said in a radio interview that he has spoken to Amazon executives ...

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Business 12/03/18, 00:12

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people's doorsteps by now.Amazon customers are still waiting. And it's unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company's founder and CEO will arrive.Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But ...

Technology giants didn’t deserve public trust in the first place

Tech 11/21/18, 04:32

Amazon may have been expecting lots of public attention when it announced where it would establish its new headquarters – but like many technology companies recently, it probably didn’t anticipate how negative the response would be. In Amazon’s chosen territories of New York and Virginia, local politicians balked at taxpayer-funded enticements promised to the ...

A game plan for technology companies to actually help save the world

Enviroment 11/07/18, 02:33

Smartphones, computers and social media platforms have become indispensable parts of modern life, but the technology companies that make them and write their software are under siege. In any given week, Facebook or Google or Amazon does something to erode public trust in them. Now could be a moment for the industry to make good on ...

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