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Casper Expects a Lower Public Markets Valuation

Jan. 27, 2020 · 9:41 AM PST
The potentially lower IPO valuation highlights anew a disconnect between private and public market views of direct-to-consumer companies.

New Digital Media Venture Targets Women and Politics

Jan. 27, 2020 · 8:59 AM PST
Leading philanthropists—including Kathryn Murdoch and Laurene Powell Jobs—lined up to support the venture.

Google to Shut Down Low-Code Platform, App Maker

Jan. 27, 2020 · 8:23 AM PST
The company cited “low usage” as the reason for its decision and said it would shut down in January 2021.

Amazon Employees Defy Company With Climate Post

Jan. 26, 2020 · 3:59 PM PST
Amazon's policy against employees criticizing the company in public didn't stop a climate group from speaking out in a new blog post.

State, Federal Officials to Meet in Google Antitrust Probe

Jan. 26, 2020 · 8:42 AM PST
A move by the DOJ, state attorneys general to share information would be a significant step forward in the investigation.

Vine Co-Founder Releases Successor App Called Byte

Jan. 24, 2020 · 6:37 PM PST
The app creator's pedigree—he founded short video company Vine—has raised Byte's profile in tech and influencer circles, but Byte is entering a crowded space.

Whitman Apologizes for Comparing Journalists to Sexual Predators

Jan. 24, 2020 · 1:19 PM PST
She said in an interview that the remarks in an all-hands meeting last week were not how she thinks and feels about the press.

Google Acknowledges Backlash to New Search Results Page Look

Jan. 24, 2020 · 12:56 PM PST
The search giant acknowledged that recent changes to the search results page on desktop had sparked a backlash and may need to be revisited.

Accenture Acknowledges Content Moderation Can Cause PTSD

Jan. 24, 2020 · 10:57 AM PST
Content moderations in YouTube’s Austin, Texas facilities have been asked to sign a form that declares their day-to-day work can damage their mental health.

Bird Nears Deal for European Scooter Startup

Jan. 24, 2020 · 10:50 AM PST
The deal would potentially give Bird a renewed footprint in Europe, where the company has said it removed scooters from cold-weather cities.

Justice Department Plans Section 230 Meeting

Jan. 24, 2020 · 9:03 AM PST
It i the first known event by the DOJ on Section 230 since Attorney General William Barr said the liability law has gone too far needed to be re-examined.

CBS CEO Ianniello Expected to Leave in Spring

Jan. 24, 2020 · 8:50 AM PST
The long-anticipated departure reflects a management shakeup following the merger of Viacom and CBS last month.

U.K.’s Digital Tax Proposal Wins Support From Europe’s Top Tech Regulator

Jan. 24, 2020 · 7:32 AM PST
The U.K.'s plan to move forward with a digital tax targeting big tech companies has support from the EU, despite President Trump's threats of retaliation.

China Shuts Cinemas, Streaming Services Step in for Holiday Releases

Jan. 24, 2020 · 12:07 AM PST
As the coronavirus forces China into lockdown to prevent its spread and people shun public spaces, companies like ByteDance will increase in popularity.

Intel’s Data Center Unit Surges in Q4

Jan. 23, 2020 · 3:38 PM PST
PC chip shortages and mounting competition didn't keep Intel from reporting a strong quarter, but more challenges lie ahead.

George Soros: Facebook Wants to Help Re-Elect Trump

Jan. 23, 2020 · 3:33 PM PST
The comments are among the most pointed leveled at Facebook since it put in place its policy of refusing to fact check political ads.

Apple Software Maker Jamf Files Confidentially for IPO

Jan. 23, 2020 · 2:59 PM PST
The company, which makes software that allows institutions to manage a large number of Apple devices at once, is looking for a valuation of about $3 billion.

New Limits on Huawei Suppliers Coming

Jan. 23, 2020 · 2:34 PM PST
The new restrictions mean companies that had found workarounds to earlier limits may face trouble now sending components to the company.

23andMe Laying off 100, Mostly From Operations

Jan. 23, 2020 · 12:27 PM PST
The DNA testing company’s CEO speculated that privacy worries and concerns about the economy are behind a slowdown in the company’s business.

Tech Companies Promise Cybersecurity Support to Presidential Campaigns

Jan. 23, 2020 · 8:30 AM PST
A dozen tech companies have offered to help presidential campaigns defend themselves against cyber attacks for free or at discounted rates.