The European Union is gearing up for a formal probe of Amazon’s planned $1.7 billion acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot, the Financial Times reported Wednesday. The bloc’s investigators have privacy concerns about how the Roomba operates, including the vacuum robot’s ability to take pictures inside users’ homes, according to the report. EU regulators have sent Amazon a series of detailed...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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