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Google to Acquire E-Commerce and ‘No Code’ Companies

Jan. 14, 2020 · 12:37 PM PST
In two separate deals on Tuesday, Google announced it would acquire the e-commerce company Pointy and “no-code” platform AppSheet.

Microsoft Fixes Windows Flaw Discovered by the NSA

Jan. 14, 2020 · 11:45 AM PST
Cybersecurity vulnerability affects desktop and server versions of Windows, and also lets attackers disguise malicious software as applications.

Annual PC Shipments Rise for First Time Since 2011

Jan. 14, 2020 · 11:44 AM PST
The growth was driven in part by Microsoft's ending of support for Windows 7. Apple saw shipments fall for the year.

Uber Scooter Chief Leaving to Start Venture Firm

Jan. 14, 2020 · 9:27 AM PST
The head of Uber's scooter unit, called Jump, was in charge of a business that is struggling to compete with startups such as Lime and Bird.

Tech Rivals Come to Google’s Defense in Oracle Supreme Court Fight

Jan. 14, 2020 · 8:31 AM PST
Tech industry heavyweights, including rivals, filed briefs backing Google in its Supreme Court copyright battle with Oracle.

Trump Administration Unveils Stricter Security Review of Foreign Deals

Jan. 14, 2020 · 6:21 AM PST
New standard subjects more deals to security risk scrutiny and extends reviews to deals that involve taking a non-controlling interest in a company.

SoftBank’s Son Joins Indonesia’s New Capital Construction Board

Jan. 14, 2020 · 12:55 AM PST
Masayoshi Son's SoftBank has invested in startups that need access to Indonesia to succeed.

Visa to Acquire Fintech Startup Plaid for $5.3B

Jan. 13, 2020 · 3:02 PM PST
The acquisition will give Visa even more access than it already has to the flow of dollars between banks, companies and customers.

U.S. Request to Unlock Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone Sets Up Fight With Apple

Jan. 13, 2020 · 1:20 PM PST
The request, and Apple’s refusal to comply, is likely to revive a bitter dispute over privacy and encryption on the company’s devices.

More Problems for Amazon in India

Jan. 13, 2020 · 12:55 PM PST
The country will welcome Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is visiting this week, with an antitrust investigation.

AWS Promotes Veteran Exec to Lead Sales, Marketing

Jan. 13, 2020 · 12:23 PM PST
Longtime engineering executive Matt Garman is getting an expanded new role that includes oversight of two veteran sales executives.

Netflix Tops Oscar Nominations List

Jan. 13, 2020 · 12:18 PM PST
Movies on the streaming service get 24 nominations, showing the fruits of its focus on films

Microsoft President Predicts a National Privacy Law by 2022

Jan. 13, 2020 · 11:25 AM PST
Microsoft President Brad Smith predicted more privacy laws in the U.S. are coming, including a national law that could arrive by either 2021 or 2022.

Layoffs Hit Legal Startup Atrium

Jan. 13, 2020 · 9:48 AM PST
The layoffs leave a pared-down product offering for Atrium, which first launched as a both a law firm and software company three years ago.

Goldman Elevates CIOs to Management Committee

Jan. 13, 2020 · 9:30 AM PST
The committee appointments signal that Goldman is putting its technology development at the same level as its trading and investment banking businesses.

Instagram Criticized for Deleting Posts in Iran About Soleimani Killing

Jan. 13, 2020 · 8:45 AM PST
Facebook, Instagram's parent company, says posts praising Soleimani were removed to comply with U.S. law. Critics say the deletions undercut free speech.

Washington State Rolls Out Privacy Bills Again

Jan. 13, 2020 · 7:38 AM PST
Lawmakers in Washington State are hoping they succeed at passing privacy legislation this year, after last year's efforts failed.

Away Founder to Return as Co-CEO

Jan. 13, 2020 · 6:46 AM PST · 1 comment
Away co-founder Steph Korey, who stepped aside weeks ago amid complaints about her treatment of employees, says she will return as co-CEO.

U.S. Officials to Urge U.K. to Exclude Huawei From 5G Network

Jan. 13, 2020 · 2:29 AM PST
The meetings are part of the Trump administration’s attempt to convince U.S. allies to exclude the Chinese technology company’s products.

U.S. to Halt Drone Program on China Tech Concerns

Jan. 13, 2020 · 12:20 AM PST
It would be the Trump administration's latest step to limit the use of Chinese technology in the U.S. on national security grounds.