Bobby Allyn

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Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store, but Apple may have the last word

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Twitter CEO Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store's fees. But if Musk follows through with his plan to welcome back banned Twitter users, Apple could simply remove Twitter from the App Store.

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Why Margrethe Vestager is Silicon Valley's foremost antagonist

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

As the European Union's top tech regulator, Vestager has overseen the passage of sweeping privacy and competition regulations. She has spearheaded more than half a dozen legal cases against Big Tech.

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Read what a judge told Elizabeth Holmes before sending her to prison for 11 years

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Read exactly what the judge told former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes before he sentenced her to 11 years in federal prison.

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Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud

Friday, November 18, 2022

Holmes was convicted on charges related to defrauding investors who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into her blood-testing company, believing it would revolutionize health care.

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Prosecutors ask a judge to sentence Elizabeth Holmes to 15 years in prison

Friday, November 18, 2022

Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Elizabeth Holmes to 15 years in prison for the crimes she committed as the head of Theranos, which promised to revolutionize medicine but was a fraud.

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It's judgment day for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Friday, November 18, 2022

The fallen Silicon Valley star faces up to 15 years in prison for defrauding investors in her blood-testing company. A U.S. senator is among those who have written letters asking for mercy.

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Google pays nearly $392 million to settle sweeping location-tracking case

Monday, November 14, 2022

"Google has prioritized profit over their users' privacy," said Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum of Oregon, one of 40 states to bring the case. "They have been crafty and deceptive."

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Elon Musk says Twitter bankruptcy is possible, but is that likely?

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Twitter regularly loses money. But Elon Musk took on billions in debt to buy the company at a time when online advertising is slumping. Could bankruptcy be next?

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Twitter recalls subscription-based service Twitter Blue just days after its launch

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Social media company Twitter has withdrawn its Twitter Blue program just days after its launch. Users complained it made it difficult to determine which accounts were authentic.

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Twitter's blue checkmarks now indicate something other than a verified account

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Twitter has overhauled its system of marking verified accounts with blue checkmarks. Some still indicate verified accounts, but others indicate that a user has a monthly subscription.

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Meta lays off 11,000 employees

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Facebook's parent company Meta laid off 11 thousand workers. This is the first large-scale workforce reduction in the company's 18-year history.

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Facebook parent company Meta sheds 11,000 jobs in latest sign of tech slowdown

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for the layoffs, which represent the first large-scale workforce reduction in the company's 18-year history.

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Meta is notifying thousands of workers that their positions have been eliminated

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, is laying off thousands of employees. The cuts are the first major workforce reduction there since the company was founded 18 years ago.

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Tesla's first European factory needs more water to expand. Drought stands in its way

Thursday, November 03, 2022

The manufacturing plant is in the east German state of Brandenburg, one of the most water-scarce regions of the country. Residents fear an expansion would lead to a water shortage.

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Top European official: if Twitter ignores the law, penalties will 'haunt' Elon Musk

Monday, October 31, 2022

In her first interview since Musk took the reins of Twitter, Margrethe Vestager said there will be serious penalties against Twitter if the platform ignores new European speech laws.

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Elon Musk owns Twitter. What comes next?

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk now owns Twitter after a months-long legal battle. He said a "content moderation council" will meet before deciding to reinstate previously banned people from the platform.

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Meta announces another drop in revenue

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Facebook and Instagram's parent company announced another drop in revenue. Like many other internet companies, Meta relies on digital advertising, one of the first things to go in a tight economy.

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Adidas cuts ties with Ye over antisemitic remarks that caused an uproar

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The decision follows a nearly decade-long relationship between the German sneaker giant and the rap superstar, also known as Kanye West.

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Kanye West will buy the conservative-friendly social site Parler

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Twitter competitor made the surprise announcement Monday, coming days after Ye's accounts on Twitter and Instagram were locked over a string of antisemitic posts

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Google is now distributing Truth Social, Trump's Twitter alternative

Friday, October 14, 2022

It is an about-face for the tech giant, which had blocked Trump's social media app from Google Play, its app store, over content that can incite violence.

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