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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “a pretty crazy idea” that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.  Today, the idea
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Brian Roberts, CEO, Comcast  David A. Grogan | CNBC Comcast is set to report earnings for its third quarter of 2020 before the bell on Thursday. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: 52 cents expected, according to Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $24.74 billion expected, according to Refinitiv High-speed internet customers: 534,000 net adds expected,
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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, is pictured at Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting in Bellevue, Washington on November 30, 2016. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Microsoft will announce its fiscal first-quarter earnings after market close on Tuesday. Here are the numbers to watch: Earnings: $1.54 per share, adjusted, as expected by analysts, according to
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at HoverTech International in Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Though Election Day is a week away, President Donald Trump’s campaign appears to have a victory ad ready to go on Facebook. A video in the ad shows the president’s face superimposed
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden signs official documents needed to receive his party’s official nomination next week during an event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 14, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters Big Tech stocks are holding up fine despite the threat of increased regulation from U.S. lawmakers. But political strategist and venture capitalist Bradley Tusk
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Foundem creators Shivaun and Adam Raff stand outside of the European Court of Justice for Google’s appeal hearing in its competition case in 2020. Shivaun Raff When Shivaun Raff began speaking with European regulators about her complaints of Google’s exclusionary conduct over a decade ago, she seemed to stand more or less alone. “Where is
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Intel CEO Robert “Bob” Swan announces the chip group’s new microprocessors called “Tiger Lake” at the technology fair CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2020. Christoph Dernbach | picture alliance | Getty Images Intel shares fell 10% in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that were stronger than analysts
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Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Microsoft Technology Center in New York, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg via Getty Images Lawyers who prosecuted Microsoft over alleged antitrust violations in the late 1990s saw some familiar tactics in the Justice Department’s complaint against Google filed Tuesday. But it’s far from a
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters Elon Musk’s electric car and renewable energy company, Tesla, reports third-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts are expecting, per an average of analyst estimates compiled by Refinitiv: Earnings
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivers opening remarks at a summit on “Combating Anti-Semitism” at the Justice Department in Washington, July 15, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters The Department of Justice will file its antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday, which will reportedly focus on the tech giant’s dominance in online search. Eleven Republican state attorneys
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Wired senior staff writer Cade Metz and Arvind Krishna, then senior vice president and director at IBM Research, speak onstage at the Wired Business Conference in New York on June 16, 2016. Brian Ach | Wired | Getty Images Shares of IBM fell slightly in extended trading on Monday after the company released third-quarter earnings
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Tesla announced on October 19, 2016, that all cars being produced have Full Self-Driving hardware. Almost four years later, numerous over-the-air software updates have introduced new features. But there has yet to be a complete Full Self-Driving release. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted this week that some “expert and careful drivers” will get beta of
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said it’s too bad that politicians are scrutinizing several large technology companies at once, because different markets the companies operate in have different problems. Gates dealt with government pressure as the CEO of Microsoft in the 1990s when the U.S. Justice Department mounted an antitrust case against the company. Microsoft avoided
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Facebook and Twitter typically take heat for acting too slowly to reduce the spread of harmful misinformation. But on Wednesday, both companies acted surprisingly quickly to limit distribution of an unverified New York Post report claiming to contain a “smoking gun” email related to Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son,
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Wednesday said it had made the decision to limit the distribution of a news article from the New York Post that claims to show “smoking gun” emails related to
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