Silicon Valley

  • Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
    Facebook-_white_nationalist_groups_attacks_on_black_lives_matter 2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...

  • Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
    Germany__australia__brazil-_google_to_pay_media_groups_for_content 2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for y...

  • Facebook Will Start Labeling Newsworthy Content That Violates its Policies
    Facebook_will_start_labeling_newsworthy_content_that_violates_its_policies_ 2020-06-28 00:46:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy w...

  • Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
    Twitter-_trump_violates_our_policy_against_abusive_behavior 2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...

  • User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog
    User's_data-_facebook_must_comply_with_an_order_by_germany%e2%80%99s_antitrust_watchdog 2020-06-23 19:51:33 UTC
    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...

  • Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
    Facebook_pulls_down_trump_ads_over_symbol_used_by_nazis 2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...

  • Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'
    Leo_varadkar 2020-04-26 07:11:05 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...

  • UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool
    Uk_to_adapt_apple__google's_coronavirus_tracking_tool 2020-04-12 07:06:43 UTC
    (Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth tec...

  • Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread
    Silicon_valley-_google__apple_to_create_tracing_tools_to_slow_coronavirus_spread 2020-04-10 18:00:20 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near. The two Sil...

  • Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
    Microsoft_co-founder_bill_gates_is_stepping_down_from_company%e2%80%99s_board_to_focus_on_philanthropy 2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company&rsquo;s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft&rsquo;s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...

  • Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
    Twitter_strikes_deal_with_silver_lake__elliott_to_keep_jack_dorsey_as_ceo 2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC
    San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO. Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is...

  • Twitter to Label Deepfakes and Other Deceptive Media
    Twitter 2020-02-04 21:40:28 UTC
    Reuters) - Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it would start applying a label to tweets containing synthetic or deceptively edited forms of media, as social media platforms brace for a potential onslaught of misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The company also said it would r...

  • Russia Asks Google to Stop Advertising “Illegal Mass Events”
    Russia_asks_google_to_stop_advertising_%e2%80%9cillegal_mass_events%e2%80%9d 2019-08-11 16:07:42 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s state communications watchdog said on Sunday it had asked Google to stop advertising “illegal mass events” on its YouTube video platform. Tens of thousands of Russians staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, ...

  • Steve Jobs Design Chief to Start Own Firm
    Jony_ive-_steve_jobs_design_chief_to_start_own_firm 2019-06-28 00:58:11 UTC
    (Reuters) - Jony Ive, a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs whose iPhone and other designs fueled Apple’s rise to become a $1 trillion company, will leave later this year to form an independent design company. Apple said Ive will continue work on its products at hi...

  • Hunt for Shoppers: Luxury Brands Raising Stakes on Instagram
    Hunt_for_shoppers-_luxury_brands_raising_the_stakes_on_instagram 2019-06-07 16:10:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers. Without the entry barriers of magazine advertisi...

  • Apple wants its login button above Google and Facebook
    Apple_wants_its_login_button_above_google_and_facebook 2019-06-05 05:23:38 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new “Sign on with Apple” button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week. The move to give Apple prime placement is significant because user...

  • Facebook Bans White Nationalism and Separatism on Its Platforms
    Gop_believe_facebook_is_%e2%80%9ccensoring%e2%80%9d_the_right 2019-03-27 18:01:14 UTC
    <p>(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.&nbsp;</p><p>These bans will be enforced next week, the social media giant said in a blog ...

  • Chinese Company to Sell Popular Dating App Grindr
    Chinese_company_to_sell_the_popular_dating_app_grindr 2019-03-27 17:54:06 UTC
    (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter. The Committee on F...

  • Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts
    Facebook_says_hackers_accessed_data_from_29_million_accounts 2018-10-12 17:50:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misus...

  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    Dominated_by_men-_amazon_scraps_tool_that_showed_bias_against_women 2018-10-11 21:53:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top tal...

  • China lodges tariff case at WTO against the U.S.
    Wto 2019-09-02 15:46:34 UTC
    HONG KONG/GENEVA (Reuters) - China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over U.S. import duties, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday. The United States began imposing 15% tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods on Sunday and China began imposi...

  • CEOs: Trump's Immigration Policy Hurts U.S. Economy
    Ceos-_trump's_immigration_policy_hurts_u.s._economy 2018-08-24 01:13:53 UTC
    (Reuters) - A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the Trump administration’s immigration policy and said the rules increase uncertainty and undermine economic growth. In the letter signed by 59 CEOs including Tim Cook of Apple Inc (AA...

  • Apple became the first $1 trillion listed US company
    Apple_became_the_first__1_trillion_publicly_listed_us_company 2018-08-02 18:06:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. T...

  • Plunge in Facebook shares rattled Amazon options market
    Plunge_in_facebook_shares_rattled_amazon_options_market 2018-07-26 18:56:45 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plunge in Facebook Inc shares rattled the Amazon.com Inc options market on Thursday, with the social network’s fellow FAANG company due to report quarterly results later in the day. Facebook on Wednesday warned about a margin hit as revenue growth slows and...

  • Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode crashes into parked police vehicle
    Tesla_in_'autopilot'_mode_crashes_into_parked_police_vehicle 2018-05-29 21:53:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The driver of a Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) vehicle crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, California, on Tuesday and the driver told investigators the Tesla was in “Autopilot” mode at the time, a police spokesman said. The driver suffered minor injuri...