Bobby Allyn

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is Sparking A Gender Debate In Silicon Valley

Friday, September 24, 2021

The debate: Why have male CEOs, who promised the moon and failed, not been prosecuted? Holmes faces possible prison time over fraud charges tied to her former blood-testing company Theranos.

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An Update the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NPR Reporter Bobby Allyn joins us to discuss the latest on the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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'Concerned Citizen' At Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' Trial Turns Out To Be Family

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A mysterious attendee at Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial derided the case against her to reporters. Turns out, he was not whom he claimed to be, but was the father of Holmes' partner.

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What The Ruling In The Epic Games V. Apple Lawsuit Means For iPhone Users

Friday, September 10, 2021

Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple over its App Store policies. Now, the federal court's decision could reshape the multibillion-dollar digital economy.

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A Judge Rules Apple Must Make It Easier To Shop Outside The App Store

Friday, September 10, 2021

The ruling could force Apple to revamp its business model for apps on iPhones and iPads. Fortnite maker Epic Games had sued Apple, saying App Store policies were an abuse of power and hurt developers.

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Prosecutors Call Theranos Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes A Liar And A Cheat As Trial Opens

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Defense lawyers say Holmes believed the company could screen for hundreds of diseases with just a finger prick of blood, a pledge that attracted millions of dollars in investment.

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The FDA To Decide Which E-Cigarettes, Including Juul, May Be Sold In U.S.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

E-cigarette maker Juul wanted to disrupt Big Tobacco, and largely succeeded before politicians, regulators and experts accused it of stoking the youth vaping epidemic.

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GoDaddy Is Booting A Site That Sought Anonymous Tips About Texas Abortions

Friday, September 03, 2021

The company will no longer host a website that promoted itself as a way to "help enforce the Texas Heartbeat Act." Online activists and boycotters inundated the site with false reports.

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Jury Selection Begins In The Fraud Trial Of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of the health technology corporation Theranos, promised miracles with just a finger prick of blood. Jury selection in her fraud trial begins Tuesday.

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Elizabeth Holmes Promised Miracles By A Finger Prick. Her Fraud Trial Starts Tuesday

Monday, August 30, 2021

Holmes and her former business partner and ex-boyfriend, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, have pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood-testing company Theranos.

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Elizabeth Holmes Plans To Accuse Ex-Boyfriend Of Abuse At Theranos Fraud Trial

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Newly released documents reveal how the founder of the biomedical startup intends to defend herself at a federal fraud trial starting next week.

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Tech Platforms Try To Limit The Taliban's Social Media Propaganda, But Won't Ban Them

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Taliban of today has a sophisticated social media presence. It has harnessed online platforms as a tool of propaganda and is now using it as a way to govern.

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Senators Demand TikTok Reveal How It Plans To Collect Voice And Face Data

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Sens. Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., and John Thune, R-SD., said they are alarmed by TikTok's recent changes to its privacy policies that automatically collect biometric data of its users.

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Survivors Laud Apple's New Tool To Spot Child Sex Abuse But The Backlash Is Growing

Friday, August 13, 2021

Apple's new feature to fight child sexual abuse is encouraging to families of survivors. But privacy advocates are trying to convince Apple to drop its plans, fearing they could lead to surveillance.

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Lyft And Uber Prices Are High. Wait Times Are Long And Drivers Are Scarce

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Lyft and Uber fares are estimated to be nearly 80% higher than pre-pandemic prices in some cities. The companies say a driver shortage is pushing up prices.

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Uber And Lyft Are Experiencing A Classic Problem: Supply And Demand

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Because there aren't enough drivers, people using Uber and Lyft have been noticing long waits and higher prices. Executives at the companies are scrambling to fix the problem.

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Popular Game Company Activision Blizzard Sued For Sexual Inequality And Harassment

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Employees of Activision Blizzard, which makes the online game "World of Warcraft," are outraged at their leaders after California sued the company, alleging pervasive sexism and harassment.

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The Robinhood IPO Is Here. But There Are Doubts About Its Future

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

State and federal regulators have launched numbers probes of the popular stock trading app, just as it hopes institutional investors and its own users will buy up its stock.

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Google And Facebook Mandate Vaccines For Employees At U.S. Offices

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The tech giants' vaccine requirements could push other employers to follow suit.

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WeWork Prepares For A Second Act — Banking Its Future On The Rise Of Remote Work

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

After the ouster of its eccentric founder, the co-working startup made a seasoned real estate executive its CEO. Now it's hoping to go public and lure workers back to communal office space.

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