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Facebook cancels F8 conference over coronavirus fears

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Fb’s F8 summit in 2018. JOSH EDELSON/AFP by way of Getty Pictures Fb is canceling its huge F8 builders’ convention over fears of COVID-19. The convention had been scheduled to start on Might 5 in San Jose, California. “F8 is an extremely vital occasion …

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Kickstarter workers make history with unionization vote

Enlarge / Kickstarter staff work at a library within the firm’s Brooklyn headquarters in 2017. Jim.henderson Staff at Kickstarter voted Tuesday to type a union. It is the primary time the white-collar staff at a high-profile know-how firm have formally chosen to be represented by a union. With rising unrest …

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Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to stop climate change

Enlarge / Jeff Bezos, founder and chief government officer of Amazon.com Inc. Getty | Bloomberg Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, will spend $10 billion to fight local weather change. He introduced the information in an Instagram publish on Monday. “Local weather change is the largest menace to our planet,” …

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Appeals court seems poised to reverse landmark Qualcomm antitrust ruling

Enlarge / Judges Consuelo Callahan, Johnnie Rawlinson, and Stephen Murphy. ninth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals An lawyer for the Federal Commerce Fee confronted a skeptical reception from three appellate judges Thursday as he fought to defend a landmark ruling that Qualcomm’s aggressive modem chip licensing ways violated antitrust regulation. “Is …

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Tesla cashes in on surging stock price with $2 billion stock offering

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Photos Tesla will elevate $2 billion in a brand new inventory providing, the corporate introduced on Thursday morning. Tesla’s shares are price about $780 on Thursday morning—up 2 p.c over Wednesday’s closing worth. That is nonetheless down from the document excessive of …

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Registrars raise alarm over proposal for big .com fee hikes

Enlarge onurdongel / Getty Photos Final week, ICANN introduced that Verisign, the non-public firm that administers the .com area, will likely be allowed to lift costs by greater than 70 % over the subsequent decade. Area registrars—corporations that assist the general public register domains and should cross alongside these escalating …

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How lidar makers are coping with slow progress of self-driving tech

Enlarge / An experimental self-driving automobile from Cruise Automation is festooned with lidar sensors. Dllu The 2020 Shopper Electronics Present was completely crawling with corporations hawking lidar. Brief for mild radar (sure, actually), this highly effective kind of sensor generates a three-dimensional pointcloud of its environment. Consultants and trade insiders not named …

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