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Alphabet’s 2019 Q1 Results Are In

Alphabet has announced Q1 2019 earnings to start the new year with revenue of $36.33 billion. It notably takes into account the $1.7 billion fine levied by the European Commission over Google AdSense violations. These numbers range from January to March, and did not meet analysis expectations with the stock down over 4% in after-hours […]

Google Removes Do Global Games From Play Store Over Fake Ad Clicks

DO Global has just had 46 of their apps taken off the Google Play Store, after it was found that they used code which triggered fake clicks on advertisements. In response, DO Global has published a statement apologizing for their tactics: In the past week, we have noticed a series of reports about our apps […]

Junk Bond Offering Raises $2.2 Billion For Netflix

Netflix just went deeper into hock: The company announced the pricing of unsecured bonds in a transaction raising around $2.2 billion, giving it more cash to invest in content, real estate and infrastructure. The streamer had said Tuesday that it planned to raise $2 billion through a new debt offering, bringing its long-term debt to […]

Twitter Blocks French Government Voter Campaign Due To Fake News Law

France since late last year requires online political campaigns to declare who paid for them, and how much was spent. It requires online platforms to provide “fair, clear and transparent” information about the person or company, and the amount paid, in an open and accessible database format. But Twitter has rejected a government voter registration […]

GoFundMe Plans To Remove Anti-Vax Campaigns

GoFundMe is removing anti-vaxxers from its platform, according to an exclusive report by The Daily Beast. The firm is currently conducting a review for anti-vax campaigns on the platform and will ban any fundraisers found to be promoting bad science. GoFundMe prohibits campaigns that make dubious health claims in its terms of service, saying users must […]

Ford Hires Amazon Veteran As New CFO

Ford’s  new chief financial officer is an Amazon finance veteran who led the  Whole Foods acquisition. Tim Stone, 52, starts with Ford on April 15, just in time for the shareholder annual meeting on May 9. Stone, who worked at Amazon from 1998-2018, left as vice president of finance. Previously, he was CFO of Amazon […]

GM Will Invest $300 Million, Add 400 Jobs In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle

  General Motors announced plans to invest $1.8 billion and add 400 new jobs at manufacturing operations in six states, including $300 million and 400 new jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit to produce a new full-electric Chevrolet vehicle. The investment, announced Friday by GM CEO Mary Barra at the Orion plant, […]

Grange’s Comments On FCC’s TV White Space Vote

  National Grange President Betsy Huber issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finalized (PDF) the Unlicensed Reconsideration and Database Accuracy proceedings on Wednesday, both of which help remove regulatory uncertainty in the TV white spaces technology market: “There are few challenges facing rural America as great as the rural broadband gap, […]

Apple Opens Development Site In San Diego

Apple has announced that it would bring 1,200 new jobs to San Diego, California as part of a national expansion that the Cupertino-based company announced back in December. Apple expects to see 200 jobs in place by the end of this year. EE Times reports Apple has already posted several job positions around designing modems […]

Huawei Files Suit Federal Ban On Buying Huawei Gear

Huawei is appealing a recent law restricting the purchase of Huawei and ZTE products at the federal level. Huawei is suing the US government in a Texas court, where its US headquarters is located. The law being challenged is the recent National Defense Authorization Act. It bars the federal government from buying Huawei gear directly, […]

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