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LIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before Congress for the first time (GOOG)LIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before Congress for the first time (GOOG)

Credit: Business Insider - Published 13 hours ago
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying before Congress today amid increasing political scrutiny of big tech.

Pichai, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, is expected to be asked about Google's refusal to take US military contracts, its secretive efforts to make a censored search.. »more

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CANADIAN / HUAWEI CFO

China detains former Canadian diplomat as Huawei CFO returns to court

Canada confirmed on Tuesday that one of its citizens was detained in China but said it saw no explicit connection to the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL].
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FACEBOOK

Brexit: More than £100K spent on Facebook and other ads for May's deal

Brexit: More than £100K spent on Facebook and other ads for May's deal
The government bought ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn before Brexit vote was cancelled.
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CANADIAN

Huawei’s CFO is granted bail by Canadian court but will be closely monitored

Huawei’s CFO is granted bail by Canadian court but will be closely monitored
Meng Wanzhou, one of Huawei’s top executives and the eldest daughter of the company’s founder/CEO, will be released on bail and kept under tight monitoring over bank fraud allegations, a Canadian court ruled today. The Star Vancouver reported the decision Tuesday, which comes after a growing wave..
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CONGRESS

Congress squanders Google CEO’s time on the stand with focus on political bias

Google may have evaded the first few rounds of grill-a-tech-exec, but its CEO Sundar Pichai wound up in the hotseat on the Hill after all. Pichai appeared today, weathering a three and a half hour-long hearing solo with no competitors to offload congressional ire onto. To his credit, Pichai performed..
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BILLION
Verizon will write down $4.6 billion in value of Oath, the unit that combined AOL and Yahoo assets
· Verizon will write down the value of Oath in the fourth quarter 2018 by $4.6 billion.
· The writedown is the result of competitive pressures in the digital ad business.
· The integration between Yahoo and AOL never achieved the benefits Verizon previously anticipated, according to the..
Credit: Business Insider - Published

 
ELON MUSK
The 36 most wild things said by Elon Musk (TSLA)
· Most CEOs tend to choose their words carefully, fearing the consequences of saying anything that could be deemed controversial.
· But Elon Musk is not nearly as cautious, sometimes appearing to speak his mind and deal with the consequences later.
· The CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The..
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SOFTWARE
Kids in China are trying every trick in the book to beat the facial recognition software that puts a mandatory time limit on popular video games
· Chinese video game publisher Tencent recently implemented facial recognition software to verify the ages of the people playing its games in China.
· The software uses a government database to verify a player's identity. Players are under the age of 18 are limited to playing two hours a day,..
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MENLO PARK
Bomb threat at Facebook's Menlo Park HQ, buildings evacuated
Facebook Inc evacuated a few buildings at its headquarters campus in Menlo Park following a bomb threat, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.
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