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The incoming agency chair once likened widespread data collection to environmental pollution. What can she do about it now?
"Marc Andreessen" by Joi, CC BY 2.0 Marc Andreessen should need no introduction, but I’ll do one anyway. He helped code the first widely used graphical web browser, Mosaic, which as I see it makes...
The summer event landscape has fractured, producing a sprawling delta of livestreams and competing events.
One hire can make all of the difference. For Netflix, Josh Simon’s role as VP of Consumer Products is key to the platform’s offense, defense, and long-term viability as studios become s…
An introduction to the continent's ecosystem.
French media conglomerate Vivendi has finalized a deal to sell a 10 percent stake in Universal Music Group to a so-called “blank check” company set up by Bill Ackman’s hedge fund Pershi…
Amazon has huge amounts of information about you. Is its convenience worth your personal data?
NGOs are pouring millions into startups, but tech-driven development could leave the most vulnerable behind.
Where technology and venture capital intersect: A deeply reported newsletter on the inner workings of the startup industry written by Eric Newcomer.
Roku's rise in the streaming video world has mirrored Netflix -- and its strategy, focus and culture resemble Reed Hastings' company, too.
Nextdoor’s approach to content moderation doesn’t always work.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is reportedly looking to follow Virgin Galactic onto the public markets. If it happens, a SPAC merger would put over half of Branson’s estimated net worth in...
The aftermath of a ransomware attack is costly, with 65% of organizations hit by an attack reporting revenue loss, Cybereason said.
Congress wants to stop most Big Tech acquisitions. But that won't necessarily increase competition.
A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded U.S. warnings that participation of a Chinese company...
The New York Times was "looking into" buying The Athletic, but as per Sahil Patel of The Information, those talks have now ended.
On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. It didn't seem hard.
The company known for measuring television ratings said Netflix and YouTube are far ahead of their digital rivals, but viewers still spend more time watching cable and network TV.
Google Health is sending teams to Fitbit and Search in a reorganization affecting more than 130 employees, Insider has learned.
Creators are businesses. Over time, they will start to act like it.
By employing a neural network, the company says its numbers will be more accurate—and allow it to offer to buy more homes.
Scientists warn of efforts to insert commercials into dreams
A recent shopping spree is giving some folks Instagram-in-2012 vibes
Kodak changed the way Americans saw themselves and their country. But it struggled to reinvent itself for the digital age.
The newsletters business is booming, and Substack along with it. But one big thing still stands between writers and their readers: Google and its mysterious Gmail inbox filter.
It involves how it should handle private residential information.
20 years ago Apple seized music, and turned it into a lever for its broader business. It failed to do the same to TV, and lost control of music, but won massively in games, where it now makes more...
"It is a reduction, though it is not good for the world."
Attacks have become more lucrative and easier to execute thanks to corporate inaction and the growing ransomware industry
CTO Jahmy Hindman thinks autonomous tractors are coming in less than 10 years.
Most of Amazon's properties including Amazon.com, WholeFoods.com and Zappos.com are preventing Google's tracking system FLoC.
Executives and directors of movie-theater chain AMC have stepped up stock sales this month. Some haven’t sold AMC stock in years, and one sold for the first time ever.
Despite all the impassioned pleas to salvage local news coverage, the reality is there’s a demand-side problem.
News Corp says right-wing tabloid has no value thanks to tumbling print advertising revenues
Major ecommerce platforms see credit services as an access to hard-to-reach consumers, and a gateway to becoming full-blown digital banks.
The UNESCO Science Report 2021 discusses AI, robotics, Industry 4.0, and a spike in scientific research, patents, and spending.
Audi and Volkswagen have suffered a data breach affecting 3.3 million customers after a vendor exposed unsecured data on the Internet.
The news social media rules in India and the ban in Nigeria are challenging for Twitter, considering how sizable its growth opportunities are in both markets.
Those Netflix-branded boxer shorts are part of a larger play toward banking on the streaming company’s franchises through merchandising.
The bill comes after a subcommittee chair cited a Markup investigation as evidence the company was building a closed ecosystem
Amazon, Apple and other technology giants could be banned from selling their own branded products if a new law passes.
The three billionaires are locked in a race to reach space but some future visions look more promising than others.
Well-architected cloud deployments can be highly successful compared to datacenter deployments. Cost is not the only metric for success.
McDonald's said on Friday a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan has exposed some customer, employee information.
Zoom and Salesforce each invested $75 million into Monday.com's IPO, profiting as the stock climbed 15% in its debut on Thursday.
Airbus and Boeing watch out - one of the world's largest aircraft owners says passenger planes could see their wings clipped by the rapid spread of flying taxi startups.
Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on...
Tesla Inc will deliver a high-performance version of its Model S on Thursday, aiming to reignite interest in the nearly decade-old sedan and fend off rivals such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and...
Ever have a sense of deja vu? That’s one of my takes following the “massive month of M&A”. Because weren’t we just here? If I can take you back three years, to the summer of 2018. In the age be…
Lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt has raised $2.75 billion in equity to expand capacity at the factory it is building in northern Sweden to meet increasing demand for electric cars.
The price for Ubers, scooters and Airbnb rentals is going up as tech companies aim for profitability.
State Attorney General Dave Yost called the company's practices "discriminatory and anti-competitive."
Online shoppers once relished talking about the kitschy oddities sold on Etsy: Uno card earrings, a coffee pot lamp, hemp baby clothes. Today, Etsy’s sleek homepage touts minimalist ceramics,...
Apple is in "early-stage talks" with two Chinese companies about the supply of batteries for a future Apple Car, according to a new Reuters...
There is an opportunity for ad-supported streamers to edge into subscription-based services’ share of audiences’ attentions.
Facebook plans to launch a new payout interface.
SoftBank will reportedly pour US$300 million to $500 million into Flipkart through its Vision Fund II.
How Big Tech made it harder for working artists to make a living
The interview was the latest part of the company's strategy to directly engage online communities of retail traders.
The Fortnite antitrust trial concluded last month, but WWDC might be business as usual.
In an increasingly privacy-focused world, paying a premium may look more attractive.
Facebook has agreed to follow some of the board’s nonbinding recommendations regarding the Donald Trump suspension. That’s progress.
From startup in 1998 to today, a detailed history of the strategy, metrics, and experiments Netflix executed to develop a personalized…
Inside the meteoric, chilled-out, totally paradoxical rise of Calm