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Photo-sharing service Instagram announced Thursday morning that it’s bringing together two of its biggest priorities — online shopping and its new Reels short-form video feature, which competes with fast-growing social media network TikTok. Now businesses and creators can tag products when they’re creating a Reels video, and consumers can tap “view products” to buy them
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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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The Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of attorneys general from 48 states and territories filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday. The lawsuits target two of Facebook’s major acquisitions: Instagram and WhatsApp. Both are seeking remedies for the alleged anticompetitive conduct that could result in requiring Facebook to divest the two apps.
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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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Apple AirPods MAx Apple Apple on Tuesday announced AirPods Max, new over-ear noise-canceling headphones that will launch on Dec. 15 for $549. The AirPods Max may be appealing to customers who didn’t want in-ear headphones, such as the AirPods. They sit over your ears, which may be comfortable for longer periods, but offer similar features
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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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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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The theatrical window isn’t broken, but it is full of cracks. Like so many other digital trends that have been accelerated by Covid-19, the way we watch theatrical releases saw big changes throughout 2020. The most significant shakeup: On Thursday, AT&T‘s WarnerMedia announced that all 2021 theatrical releases from Warner Bros. will debut simultaneously on
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AI Research Scientist Timnit Gebru. Kimberly White | Getty Images Timnit Gebru, a well-known artificial intelligence researcher at Google, tweeted on Wednesday that the company abruptly fired her, and drew widespread statements of support from other Google employees and tech workers throughout the industry. Gebru, who was the technical co-lead of the Ethical AI Team
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Google employees at the tech giant’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, walk off the job to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct claims. Mason Trinca | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Google and its parent company Alphabet, accusing the tech juggernaut of
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Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake Inc. on Sept. 16th, 2020. CNBC Shares of Snowflake fell as much as 8% in extended trading on Wednesday after the data-warehousing software maker issued its first quarterly financial results as a public company. Here’s how Snowflake performed: Earnings: Loss of $1.01 per share. Revenue: $159.6 million. Snowflake’s revenue grew
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Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, speaks at an Economic Club of Washington luncheon in Washington on October 18, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Salesforce’s market value topped Oracle’s earlier this year, another sign that primacy in software had swapped hands. That was months before Salesforce made its biggest acquisition
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, speaks to media representatives at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site In Grünheide near Berlin, September 3, 2020. Julian Stähle | picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to employees on Tuesday warning them that they need to control their spending in order to continue squeaking
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An Amazon warehouse Getty Images Amazon is providing front-line workers a one-time bonus to share its appreciation for their work heading into “the peak of the holiday season,” the company announced Thursday. In a blog post, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of retail operations, said full-time operations staff who are employed by the company from
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Google’s “resilience” lead Lauren Whitt installed a series of tutorials and video content for Google employees experiencing burnout while working through the pandemic. Google Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Google has emphasized employee health, establishing long-term remote work plans and offering periodic days off called “reset” days. Even that hasn’t been enough to deal with the
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Alphabet‘s self-driving car company Waymo is asking drivers to agree to stricter Covid-19 safety protocols, adding that it may not be able to afford continuing to pay employees in the future, especially if it has to shut down services again. Leadership from Waymo and its contractor, transportation company Transdev, sent drivers and support staff an
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Attendees at Amazon.com Inc annual cloud computing conference walk past the Amazon Web Services logo in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 30, 2017. Salvador Rodriguez | Reuters Amazon‘s cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status page said it was
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Radha Dhruv assistant general manager, using Toast software, February 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Joe Amon | The Denver Post via Getty Images Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming, The company responded
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Steve Proehl | Corbis Unreleased | Getty Images A grand jury in Santa Clara, California, issued an indictment on Monday accusing Apple’s chief security officer, Thomas Moyer, of offering bribes to secure concealed carry permits for Apple employees. Moyer allegedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in exchange for four
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