Trump pardons former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

FILE PHOTO: Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San Jose, California, U.S. August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given a full pardon to a former Google engineer sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-driving cars months before he briefly headed Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit. Anthony Levandowski, 40, was sentenced in August to 18… Source link

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google facebook deal: Behind a secret deal between Facebook and Google

In 2017, Facebook said it was testing a new way of selling online advertising that would threaten Google’s control of the digital ad market. But less than two years later, Facebook did an about-face and said it was joining an alliance of companies backing a similar effort by Google. Facebook never said why it pulled back from its project, but evidence presented in an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 state attorneys general last month indicates that Google had extended to Facebook, its closest… Source link

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Google Play Suspends Wimkin, Citing Posts Calling for Violence

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has removed the small social-media site Wimkin from its Google Play store, joining Apple Inc. in cutting the app’s reach amid a broader effort to rein in misleading or potentially harmful content. Google suspended Wimkin from its app store Monday night, a company spokesman said, citing posts that called for violence against liberals. The posts violated rules barring apps from hosting what Google… Source link

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The Honor V40 will reportedly be the first to arrive with Google Play Services since Huawei ban

Honor was expected to announce its new V40 5G flagship on January 18, but the announcement date was pushed back to January 22. The company claimed that it had venue scheduling and equipment issues for as cause of the delay, but some speculation leads to believe that Honor could have postponed the event so it could ship the devices with Google Play Services out of the box. This is according to insiders that told Lenta RU. Since the Huawei US ban from May of 2019, the phone maker would not… Source link

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Yahoo Finance Presents: John Podesta

AccuWeather ‘Extraordinary wind gusts’ spark fires, power outages across California The biggest storm to hit California so far in 2021 ramped up on Tuesday, but the storm did not feature much precipitation. Instead, hurricane-force winds lashed the Golden State, causing widespread disruptions and power outages. “We’ve got debris flying right down the road,” AccuWeather National News Reporter Bill Wadell said while in Fontana, California, on Tuesday morning. The strongest winds were clocked… Source link

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Stock futures rise ahead of Biden’s Inauguration Day

Stock futures rose Tuesday evening, extending earlier advances as investors looked ahead to the first actions of the incoming Biden administration. Contracts on the Dow added more than 50 points, or 0.2%, as the overnight session kicked off. Shares of Netflix (NFLX) spiked 12% in late trading after the company added more users than expected in the fourth quarter and surpassed 200 million paid subscribers for the first time ever. On Wednesday, all eyes will turn to the inauguration of… Source link

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Google to cut off other Chromium-based browsers from access to services such as Sync

Google plans to revoke others’ Chromium-based browsers’ access to a long list of APIs that power such popular services as bookmark and settings synchronization. “We discovered that some third-party Chromium-based browsers were able to integrate Google features, such as Chrome Sync and Click to Call, that are only intended for Google’s use,” Jochen Eisinger, Chrome engineering director, wrote in a Jan. 15 post to a company blog. Access to what Eisinger labeled “our… Source link

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Netflix adds 8.5 million users in Q4, blowing away estimates

Netflix (NFLX) reported its Q4 2020 earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, with the company soundly beating expectations for paid subscriber growth in the quarter, though earnings per share missed. Here’s how the company performed in the quarter versus what analysts were expecting as compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue: $6.64 billion versus $6.63 billion expected Earnings per share: $1.19 versus $1.36 expected Global paid subscriber additions: 8.51 million versus 6.03 million expected The… Source link

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Stocks advance amid Yellen testimony, Goldman Sachs earnings top estimates

Stocks rose Tuesday as traders returned from a long holiday weekend in the U.S. and eyed signs of mounting support for significant fiscal stimulus out of Washington. Each of the three major indexes advanced, and the Nasdaq outperformed with a jump of more than 1%. Bank stocks were mostly higher after Dow-component Goldman Sachs (GS) posted fourth-quarter results that handily exceeded expectations, even as Bank of America’s (BAC) quarterly report largely disappointed. On Tuesday, the Senate… Source link

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Yahoo Finance Premium is bullish on Citigroup after earnings

The Daily Beast Incoming Dem Chairman to Trump Admin: Why Did You Slow Walk Ukrainian Disinfo Sanctions? Zach GibsonA top Senate Democrat wants answers from the Trump administration about what he calls a suspiciously-timed sanctioning of the man behind the bogus narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election, and a promoter of the debunked claims that President-elect Joe Biden acted corruptly to help his son’s business in the country.On Jan. 11, the Treasury Department… Source link

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