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Michael Steinberger / New York Times:
Profile of Palantir CEO Alex Karp and the controversies around Palantir's trustworthiness; Karp claims his progressivism offsets Thiel's relationship with Trump   —  The tech giant helps governments and law enforcement decipher vast amounts of data — to mysterious and, some say, dangerous ends.
Oct 25, 2020, 2:00 AMIn context
Daniel Zuidijk / Bloomberg:
Patreon says it will remove accounts that actively spread QAnon's beliefs and will warn those that spread some QAnon ideas but are not dedicated to such content   —  - Accounts tied to QAnon-dedicated creators to be removed  — Followers of conspiracy theory complain of being censored
Oct 24, 2020, 1:40 PMIn context
Hugh Son / CNBC:
JPMorgan launches QuickAccept, a smartphone card reader and payments service for SMBs providing instant deposits of POS transactions for free, unlike Square   —  - JPMorgan's new QuickAccept service lets businesses take card payments within minutes, either through a mobile app or a contactless card reader …
Oct 21, 2020, 7:55 PMIn context
New York Times:
A look at the well-funded Big Tech opponents, from lawyers to academics, that have helped guide potential government regulation like Google's antitrust suit   —  An unlikely collection of lawyers, activists, economists and academics are fueling the tech backlash, armed with funding from billionaire sponsors.
Oct 21, 2020, 4:10 PMIn context
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Syte, which offers visual search tech to e-commerce companies, raises $30M Series C led by Viola Ventures and $10M in debt, bringing its total raised to $71M   —  Tel Aviv-based visual search and product discovery platform Syte, already used by brands like Farfetch and Fashion Nova …
Oct 21, 2020, 9:25 AMIn context
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
New York has developed into a bona fide tech hub, an East Coast rival to Silicon Valley that has become a second home to tech giants, which have 22K staff there   —  The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.
Oct 14, 2020, 10:10 AMIn context
The Amazon Blog:
In response to the House's report on Big Tech, Amazon says that “fringe notions on antitrust would destroy small businesses and hurt consumers”   —  Misguided interventions in the free market would kill off independent retailers and punish consumers by forcing small businesses …
Oct 6, 2020, 6:50 PMIn context
ProPublica:
A look at Arise, which offers work-from-home call center contractors to companies like Disney, Airbnb, and Apple, and how it strips workers of legal protections   —  Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the secretive world of work-at-home customer service, helps large corporations shed costs at the expense of workers.
Oct 3, 2020, 8:25 AMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Twitter hires Rinki Sethi as its new CISO following its July 15 hack; Sethi previously worked at cloud data management company Rubrik   —  Sethi previously served in security roles at Rubrik, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, and eBay.  —  After leaving the position unfilled for months …
Sep 29, 2020, 9:00 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
UK-based Huboo, which offers an end-to-end fulfillment service for online retailers, raises £14M Series A led by Stride.VC   —  Huboo, the U.K.-headquartered startup that offers an end-to-end fulfilment service for online retailers of all sizes, has raised £14 million in Series A funding.
Sep 29, 2020, 7:45 PMIn context

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