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News and Trends

Read the Memo Amazon's Next CEO, Andy Jessy, Sent Employees After He Was Revealed as Jeff Bezos' Succssor

He praised Bezos and emphasized the role of Amazon's cloud division, AWS. "Stay giddied up," he said.
News and Trends

Elon Musk Questions Robinhood's CEO About Last Week's GameStop Stock Drama on Clubhouse

Elon Musk interviewed Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev on Sunday night on the audio app Clubhouse. He asked Tenev about why Robinhood stopped users from trading "meme stocks" such as GameStop.
Cryptocurrency

Jack Dorsey Slammed Proposed US Cryptocurrency Laws As 'Nonsensical'

The Twitter Founder's open letter comes three months after he invested $50 million in Bitcoin.
Tesla

Tesla's German Gigafactory Has a Lizard Problem

A German court on Friday ruled that Tesla would not be able to clear as much forest as it intended to in order to build its new Gigafactory outside Berlin. The court ruled the deforestation would endanger the local population of hibernating sand lizards.
News and Trends

Trump Might Ban TikTok. Here's What Experts Who Pored Through Its Code and Privacy Policies Say About Its Security.

The Trump administration has said it is considering banning TikTok, claiming that it hoovers up user data and is owned by a Chinese company as a national security threat.
News and Trends

Elon Musk Started Selling Red Satin Shorts to Celebrate Tesla's Stock Climbing, And It Crashed the Website

In the past Musk has used short shorts to taunt Tesla short-sellers.
News and Trends

Facebook is Losing Business and Getting Slammed by Civil Rights Leaders

Facebook's decision to leave up a post by President Trump threatening "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in reference to the George Floyd protests is continuing to damage the company's reputation.
News and Trends

Internal Strife Rages At Facebook Over Zuckerberg's Response to Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company would leave up a post by President Trump which appeared to threaten U.S. protesters. Twitter placed the same post behind a block for "glorifying violence."
News and Trends

Twitter Slapped a 'Glorifying Violence' Label on a Trump Tweet That Threatened George Floyd Protesters in Minneapolis With Getting Shot

In his tweet, Trump said that the military might get involved in the protests and that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."
News and Trends

Tech Billionaires Including Tim Cook, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Promised 18 Million Masks to Fight COVID-19

This weekend saw a flurry in Silicon Valley CEOs promising their companies would donate masks to healthcare workers.
News and Trends

Big Tech to Meet With the White House to Discuss Coronavirus

Representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter will attend a White House meeting Wednesday to discuss their response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Politico reports.
News and Trends

Google, Facebook, Amazon Ask Employees to Stay Away From HQs as They Bunker Down Against Coronavirus

Tech giants including Facebook, Amazon, and Google have asked employees to work from home amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Privacy Concerns

Reddit's CEO Explosively Describes TikTok as 'Parasitic' and 'Spyware'

The US government is scrutinizing TikTok's handling of user data closely, and many government agencies have banned their staff from using it because of its Chinese roots.
Technology Innovation

Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn't Isolate People Like Other Technologies

The Apple CEO seemed to criticize virtual reality technology, which Facebook has invested heavily in
Technology

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Says TikTok Could Be Bigger Than Instagram

He says it's because TikTok focuses on talent, not likes.