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McAfee Switches CEOs in Possible IPO Preview

Jan. 16, 2020 · 2:09 PM PST
Chris Young, who has led McAfee as CEO since its 2017 spinout from Intel, is stepping down from the role.

Mojo Vision Reveals AR Contact Lenses

Jan. 16, 2020 · 1:49 PM PST
The California-based startup is developing a smart contact lens that will likely be welcomed by enthusiasts who find current AR-glasses too awkward and bulky.

NBCU Unveils More Details of Peacock

Jan. 16, 2020 · 1:48 PM PST
NBCU's subscriber projections for Peacock show modest expectations for a service that is getting a relatively modest investment.

Facebook Retreats From Plan to Show Ads in WhatsApp

Jan. 16, 2020 · 1:19 PM PST
The retreat is noteworthy because the plan to put ads in WhatsApp is what led to the dramatic departure of the app's two co-founders in 2018.

Google Cloud Launches Premium Support Services

Jan. 16, 2020 · 1:00 PM PST
Customer support service upgrade features speedy response times and access to Google Cloud engineers with deep knowledge of customer applications.

Pelosi Blasts Facebook’s ‘Shameful’ Behavior, Complicity in Misleading Americans

Jan. 16, 2020 · 11:07 AM PST
In the latest sign of Democratic ire toward Facebook, Nancy Pelosi said the company is schmoozing the Trump administration to avoid antitrust action.

DOJ-Goldman 1MDB Settlement Could Come by End January

Jan. 16, 2020 · 10:08 AM PST
A settlement would mark a big step toward ending the affair, which has dragged on for almost 4 years and tarnished the bank's reputation.

Senate Passes U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact

Jan. 16, 2020 · 10:06 AM PST
The Senate passed a trade deal with Mexico and Canada with some tech industry wins the same day the House voted to send impeachment articles to the Senate.

Didi Ride Hailing Rival Seeking Funding, Mulling IPO

Jan. 16, 2020 · 9:31 AM PST
The fund raising and IPO, were they to happen, would mark an escalation of Dida’s rivalry with the much larger Chinese ride hailer Didi.

Tesla Plans R&D Center in China

Jan. 16, 2020 · 1:16 AM PST
The proposed center is a smart government-relations move for Tesla, which shows the company is investing in China and hiring and training skilled workers.

New Investment Makes Joby Richest Flying Taxi Startup

Jan. 15, 2020 · 3:23 PM PST
Joby is a significant player in the field and the funding gives Toyota a significant stake in the booming, if regulator-challenged, industry.

Three Senior Uber Finance Managers Departing

Jan. 15, 2020 · 12:24 PM PST
Three core financial managers, including the most senior female executive in Uber's finance org, are leaving.

Cloudflare Offers Free Security Tools to U.S. Campaigns

Jan. 15, 2020 · 11:00 AM PST
The move, an extension of its giveaway program for civil rights groups, humanitarian organizations and journalists, aims to protect against cyberattacks.

Trump Signs Phase One of China Trade Deal

Jan. 15, 2020 · 10:58 AM PST
The signing was praised by many in the tech industry for starting to address industry concerns about China and technology.

NBCU Studios Executive in Talks With ViacomCBS for Senior Role

Jan. 15, 2020 · 6:30 AM PST
The departure of George Cheeks mark the first senior executive to leave NBCU in the wake of CEO Steve Burke stepping down.

U.S. Seeks to Tighten Huawei Sanctions Despite Trade War Truce

Jan. 15, 2020 · 1:16 AM PST
While the U.S.-China trade war appears to be entering a truce, the U.S. government's effort to curb Huawei's expansion continues to fuel the tensions.

India to Propose Incentives to Lure Smartphone Suppliers

Jan. 15, 2020 · 12:53 AM PST
The proposals might lure more smartphone component suppliers to India, which will reduce shipping costs and import taxes for major smartphone brands.

SEC Commissioner Backs Easier Direct Listings

Jan. 14, 2020 · 3:06 PM PST
The commissioner’s comments follow the SEC’s rejection two months ago of an NYSE plan to allow companies to raise new capital without a traditional IPO.

Amazon Allows Marketplace Sellers to Use FedEx Ground Again

Jan. 14, 2020 · 1:58 PM PST
Amazon had banned use of FedEx Ground shipping for Prime orders, saying the carrier was doing a bad job.

Google Follows Apple in Ending Third-Party Cookies to Boost User Privacy

Jan. 14, 2020 · 1:33 PM PST
The move comes after Apple made a strong stand against the tracking technology in 2017 and several browsers have followed suit