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Oracle’s Mainly White Board And Hiring Again Draws Interest From Congress

Oracle should increase the racial diversity of its board, a group of U.S. lawmakers said.  This issues again put the firm in spotlight for its hiring and management practices. “The fact that African Americans make up 13% and Asian Americans make up 5.6% of the U.S. population but 0% of Oracle’s board and leadership team […]

Snapchat Will Fact-Checks Political Ads

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel has said the company will fact-check political ads on its platform. The announcement comes as other social media firms face criticism for their policies ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections. Facebook has said that it will not fact-check political ads, while Twitter has banned them altogether. Mr Spiegel said Snapchat […]

John McHugh, Netgear Vice President, SMB Products and Services, Will Retire – Vikram Mehta Will Be His Successor

Netgear today announced that John McHugh, its Senior Vice President, SMB Products and Services, plans to retire from the Company at the end of 2019. Netgear also named Vikram Mehta as Mr. McHugh’s successor, and plans to appoint Mr. Mehta Senior Vice President, SMB Products and Services effective as of January 2, 2020. “I want […]

Ex-Twitter Employees Arrested For Spying For Saudi Arabia

The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing account info on dissidents who use the social media network. in court papers the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA has concluded likely ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last year, is claimed […]

Colleges Buy Student SAT Data To Appear More Exclusive

  The College Board, the nonprofit group that owns the SAT, is using the college-admissions exam to sell test-takers’ names and personal information to universities, per a great report by The Wall Street Journal. The data is want by schools who then entice students to apply, thereby inflating their rejection rates and boosting their image […]

FCC Gives T-Mobile/Sprint Merger A Green Light

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, saying the deal will “enhance competition” and hasten 5G deployment. The panel’s 3-2 vote last month was the final regulatory hurdle for the $26.5 billion deal. But it won’t close until after a judgment is reached in a multi-state lawsuit alleging that T-Mobile-Sprint the combination of […]

GitHub Honors Military Police Request To Blocks Catalan Protest App

Microsoft’s San Francisco-based GitHub has blocked Spanish users from accessing an app designed to help Catalan independence protesters due to a  takedown request by the Spanish military police. Spain’s military police described the app devs from Tsunami Democràtic group as a “criminal organisation” which incites riots. GitHub told the BBC it always complied with lawful requests. […]

Google Acquires Fitbit

Fitbit has agreed to be purchased by Google for $2.1 billion. Fitbit makes activity-tracking wearables, having sold more than 100 million devices, with 28 million current active users. Google has its own Wear OS smartwatch platform, which integrates with its Google Fit activity- and health-tracking service. “Fitbit has been a true pioneer in the industry and has created […]

Twitter Will Ban Political Ads

Twitter on Wednesday said it would ban all advertisements about political candidates, elections and hot-button policy issues such as abortion and immigration, a significant shift that comes in response to growing concerns that politicians are seizing on the vast reach of social media to deceive voters ahead of the 2020 election. “While internet advertising is […]

AMC Plans To Stay With Multiple Targeted Streaming Services

AMC Networks owns a large chunk of the basic cable landscape and  is presently invested in niche streaming services and has no plans to amalgamate them into one big competitor. AMC Networks currently owns the AMC, IFC, We TV, BBC America, WEtv and Sundance TV networks, but also runs four niche streamers catering to specific […]

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