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‘The federal government is making profits off the backs of our students’

As lawmakers and advocacy groups continue to push for $50,000 in student debt cancellation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed shock over the interest rates that borrowers are being charged by the government. “The federal government is charging our students and those who have student debt 7% interest,” Schumer (D-NY) said during a press conference organized by Student Debt Crisis, an advocacy group. “You know, I’m from Brooklyn, I’d use a curse word before that 7% … can you… Source link

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Google backs former DeepMind employee’s ‘solar forecasting’ start-up

A portion of the Stafford Hill solar power project gathers energy from the sun in Rutland, Vt., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. With the completion of the project developed by Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest electric utility, the city of Rutland claimed it has more solar capacity, 7.8 megawatts, per capita than any other city in the New England region. Wilson Ring | AP LONDON — Google is backing a climate change start-up founded by an ex-DeepMind employee through its philanthropic arm,… Source link

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Google backs one-year-old Indian startup DotPe in $27.5 million fundraise

Google’s latest investment in India is a startup that is helping businesses come online. One-year-old DotPe, a Gurgaon-based startup, said on Friday it has raised $27.5 million in its Series A financing round. The round was led by PayU, with participation from existing investor Info Edge Ventures and Google. The young startup, now valued at about $90 million, helps brick and mortar stores sell to customers online and collect payments digitally. It’s a problem that scores of startups in… Source link

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Google backs three Bay Area affordable housing projects

Pumping more money into affordable housing projects, Google and the nonprofit Housing Trust Silicon Valley on Thursday announced nearly $30 million in loans for three new, subsidized housing developments in the Bay Area. The loans will back two South Bay developments, in Mountain View and Santa Clara, and part of a sprawling San Francisco redevelopment. The funds will go toward the construction of a 100-unit apartment complex in Mountain View, a 150-unit building in Santa Clara, and 880… Source link

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Bitcoin Climbs Above $53,000 as Musk Backs Crypto Over Cash

TipRanks 2 “Strong Buy” Penny Stocks That Could Rally Over 100% Bank of America has a strong reputation for keeping finger on the pulse of the financial world – and one of its key tools is the Global Fund Manager Survey, conducted monthly and seeking opinions from more than 200 hedge fund, mutual fund, and pension fund managers who hold a combined $645 billion in AUM. It’s the largest regularly conducted survey of its kind. And BofA most recent findings show that Big Money is feeling… Source link

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news | World

Although Bing is Australia’s second most popular search engine, it has only a 3.6% market share, according to web analytics service Statcounter. Google says it has 95%. Swinburne University senior lecturer on media Belinda Barnet said Bing and other search engines could fill the void left by Google and deliver benefits. “People need to realize it will not be personalized in the sense that Google advertising in searches is, so Bing doesn’t know and frankly doesn’t care that you’re in… Source link

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

“Some of these platforms, Google and Facebook in particular, feed you more misinformation if you’re already prone to clicking on misnformation, so they create this echo chamber, in a sense,” she said. “But a product like DuckDuckGo and Ecosia is not going to know that in the past you’ve looked at 100 articles about how vaccines are bad and they will just give you the most accurate information that they can find.” Source link

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news | Business News

Although Bing is Australia’s second most popular search engine, it has only a 3.6% market share, according to web analytics service Statcounter. Google says it has 95%. Swinburne University senior lecturer on media Belinda Barnet said Bing and other search engines could fill the void left by Google and deliver benefits. “People need to realize it will not be personalized in the sense that Google advertising in searches is, so Bing doesn’t know and frankly doesn’t care that you’re in… Source link

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news | World

Although Bing is Australia’s second most popular search engine, it has only a 3.6% market share, according to web analytics service Statcounter. Google says it has 95%. Swinburne University senior lecturer on media Belinda Barnet said Bing and other search engines could fill the void left by Google and deliver benefits. “People need to realize it will not be personalized in the sense that Google advertising in searches is, so Bing doesn’t know and frankly doesn’t care that you’re in… Source link

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news – WAVY.com

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Microsoft said on Wednesday it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country. Microsoft has been positioning itself to increase market share for its search engine Bing after a Google executive told a Senate hearing last month that it would likely make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with a… Source link

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