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Prominent tech CEOs are denouncing Trump’s border separation policy

Some of the tech industry’s most prominent CEOs have come forward over the past day to denounce President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from parents who are arrested at the border. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and ...
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Source: The Verge
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Bumble founder threatened after app banned gun photos

CANNES — Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herdsaid she received threats after her dating and networking app banned images of guns in March following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and other incidents. “It’s polarizing and we had to ...
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Source: Fox News
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Ex-Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm just lost 3 partners in 2 weeks, and it signals more changes to come

Social Capital is bleeding top investment partners. The venture firm, run by legendary investor Chamath Palihapitiya, has lost three partners — Tony Bates, Marc Mezvinsky, and Arjun Sethi — in two weeks. Palihapitiya says the firm will shift focus away ...
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Verizon, AT&T to rein in selling location info to data brokers

Verizon Communications and AT&T will rein in third-party selling of their phone-location data after a prison contractor let law-enforcement officers track wireless customers without authorization. The two largest U.S. wireless carriers announced the move ...
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Google's diversity efforts disappoint

“The data in this report shows that despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes,” explained Danielle Brown, Google’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a ...
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Source: Fox News
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Uber begins a push to get its drivers into electric cars

As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline. On Tuesday, the ride-hailing giant announced a yearlong pilot program in which it ...
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The Google Home and Home Mini are now available in Spain, Ireland, and Austria

The Google Home and Home Mini are now available for purchase in Spain, Austria, and Ireland. The Google Home will cost €149 ($172.54), while the Home Mini will cost €59 ($68.32). While a leak last month suggested a Spain launch for the Home and Home ...
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Source: The Verge
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The one thing missing from the Roku Streaming Stick is this $6 accessory

All things considered, the Roku Streaming Stick may very well be the best value in streaming. It costs just $40 and it supports every single streaming service you could possibly imagine… plus thousands of streaming channels you’ve never even heard of.
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Source: BGR
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Supposed ‘alien ship’ crashed on Mars has a much more mundane explanation

An incredibly bizarre feature on Mars which conspiracy theorists believe is clear evidence of alien life is actually just a really, really weird rock formation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Ancient volcanos ...
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Source: BGR
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Adobe, Microsoft join to put PDF document creation into the Office ribbon

PDF creation is about to become even more convenient within Office apps, thanks to a partnership between Adobe and Microsoft. Unfortunately the pricey subscriptions required make it inconvenient for all except business users. Adobe’s updated Scan app ...
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Source: PC World
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Owlchemy Labs CEO and studio director leave to start a new company

Owlchemy Labs created one of virtual reality’s first big successes with its cheeky game, Job Simulator. Now cofounder and CEO Alex Schwartz has announced that he’s ready to move on, and is leaving to start a new company with Owlchemy studio director ...
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Source: VentureBeat
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YouTube touts ad transparency, but one exec says it isn't enough

One major media buyer is willing to put his job on the line to persuade advertisers to be more responsible about whether they put their advertising dollars. Scott Hagedorn, CEO of Omnicom’s Hearts & Science agency, said in an interview that ...
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Source: NBC News
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GameStop in talks for potential buyout as video game sales move to digital

Video game retailer GameStop confirmed Tuesday that it is in “exploratory discussions with third parties regarding a potential transaction” following earlier reports that the company was receiving buyout interest from private equity firms. The ...
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Source: GeekWire
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Scientists discover fossil of ancient sea creature, name it after President Obama

It lived an uneventful life in Earth's oceans 500 million years ago, but now this newly discovered creature has an unusual honor: It's been given the scientific name Obamus coronatus, a name that honors President Barack Obama's passion for science.
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Source: USA Today

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