• Top Senate Democrats Push for Stiffer Penalties in Privacy Law
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    Top Senate Democrats Push for Stiffer Penalties in Privacy Law

    Nov.19 -- A group of top Senate Democrats said on Monday that any federal privacy legislation should include the possibility that violators will face criminal penalties or consumer lawsuits. Bloomberg's Ben Brody reports on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Google Scoops Up Chunk of Vodafone in Battle With Microsoft and Amazon
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    Google Scoops Up Chunk of Vodafone in Battle With Microsoft and Amazon

    Nov.19 -- Google is taking over a chunk of Vodafone Group Plc’s data operations to help make the phone company's operations more efficient. Google is vying with Amazon and Microsoft for dominance in the data center and cloud computing business. Bloomberg's Alistair Barr reports on "Bloomberg

  • Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing: sources
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    Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing: sources

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in its Hong Kong secondary listing, pricing its shares at a 2.8% discount to their last closing price in New York, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The company has given guidance to prospective institutional investors

  • Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service
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    Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

    Google set out to transform the video game world Tuesday with the launch of a service called Stadia that is crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email. Within moments of Google flipping the switch to turn on Stadia, gamers began firing off complaints ranging from sluggish

  • Ford Unveils the Mustang Mach-E
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    Ford Unveils the Mustang Mach-E

    Nov.19 -- Ford unveils the Mustang Mach-E, a battery-powered crossover designed as an alternative to Tesla models dominating the EV market. The car was revealed Sunday ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • Bloomberg Market Wrap 11/19: Stocks Higher, Oil Lower, Apple Hits Record High
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    Bloomberg Market Wrap 11/19: Stocks Higher, Oil Lower, Apple Hits Record High

    Nov.19 -- Crypto entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss just made their first-ever acquisition, and the duo behind the company they bought couldn’t be more similar. Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster, 25, are also identical twins. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde reports on "Bloomberg Markets: The

  • Winklevoss Brothers Buy Startup Founded by Twins
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    Winklevoss Brothers Buy Startup Founded by Twins

    Nov.19 -- Crypto entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss just made their first-ever acquisition, and the duo behind the company they bought couldn’t be more similar. Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster, 25, are also identical twins. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde reports on "Bloomberg Markets: The

  • For Americans, mobile devices top for news: survey
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    For Americans, mobile devices top for news: survey

    Americans rely on their mobile devices for online news far more than desktop or laptop computers, building on a trend that began several years ago, a survey showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center report found 57 percent of US adults often get news from a smartphone or tablet compared with 30 percent

  • Uber safety policies were 'inadequate', says watchdog investigating self-driving car death
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    Uber safety policies were 'inadequate', says watchdog investigating self-driving car death

    Uber had "inadequate" safety policies at the time when one of its self-driving cars killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, last year, a US watchdog has said.

  • UPDATE: Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service
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    UPDATE: Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

    Google set out to transform the video game world Tuesday with the launch of a Stadia service crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email. Within moments of Google flipping the switch to turn on Stadia, gamers began firing off complaints from sluggish play action to

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    Google Assistant to be 'news host' on devices

    Google said Wednesday its digital assistant will serve as a "news host" on its connected devices to deliver stories from a variety of its media partners. The feature called Your News Update will be activated by asking the Google Assistant to read the news. The artificial intelligence program

  • Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ring doorbells
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    Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ring doorbells

    Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to a U.S. senator defending its video-sharing partnerships with police. The company told Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home security

  • Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia
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    Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia

    The service will start with a slate of 22 games and stream 4K videos at 60 frames per second, which can also be accessed through Google's Chromecast and Pixel devices. Google is offering the 4K version as part of its premium service, Stadia Pro, priced at $9.99 per month. "We have over 450

  • Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia
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    Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

    Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called Tuesday’s launch more of a public beta

  • NTSB cites Uber, distracted backup driver in fatal self-driving crash
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    NTSB cites Uber, distracted backup driver in fatal self-driving crash

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday took Uber to task for what it said were weaknesses in its approach to safety as it laid out its findings in the investigation of the first-ever death involving a self-driving vehicle, which also cited the vehicle's back-up safety driver

  • Drive the Lego Technic 'Top Gear' rally car with a smartphone
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    Drive the Lego Technic 'Top Gear' rally car with a smartphone

    Bluetooth technology is not uncommon in a new, modern car, but this specific automobile uses it for a different purpose: remote control. "Top Gear" collaborated with Lego Technic to create a cool little rally car that pairs with a smartphone. The team from "Top Gear" tinkered with

  • Iran shuts down internet amid protests, leaving country 'isolated from the world'
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    Iran shuts down internet amid protests, leaving country 'isolated from the world'

    Iran has implemented a near-total internet blackout amid nationwide protests against rising fuel prices.The shutdown began on Friday after demonstrations broke out in over 100 Iranian cities, with network connectivity currently below 4 per cent of normal levels.

  • DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips
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    DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

    The attorney general of Washington D.C. is suing DoorDash, saying the food delivery service pocketed tips that customers thought were going to delivery workers. “DoorDash misled consumers, who reasonably believed that their tips would go to workers, not the company’s bottom line,” said Attorney General

  • Qualcomm CEO Says 5G 'Is a Big Deal For Us'
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    Qualcomm CEO Says 5G 'Is a Big Deal For Us'

    Nov.19 -- Qualcomm Inc. hosted its first analyst day in three years today in New York. A huge focus is on the growth of 5G. Chief Executive Officer Steve Mollenkopf says it's going to be hard not to buy a 5G phone at this time next year. He also spoke about the company's relationship with Apple

  • Qualcomm CEO Says the Relationship With Apple Is Good
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    Qualcomm CEO Says the Relationship With Apple Is Good

    Nov.19 -- Qualcomm Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Mollenkopf says the company still has a good relationship with Apple. He also says the business is strong in China. He spoke to Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde in New York.

  • Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe
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    Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defending their practices and declining to answer some questions. The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which

  • Exclusive: UK's Labour sticks to 'basic' $20 cyber defense after attacks, emails show
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    Exclusive: UK's Labour sticks to 'basic' $20 cyber defense after attacks, emails show

    Britain's opposition Labour Party was using a $20-a-month "basic security" service to protect its website when hackers attempted to force it offline last week and temporarily slowed down online campaigning, according to internal emails seen by Reuters. Such entry-level protection is not

  • Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites
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    Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites

    Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts. Disney’s streaming service costs $7 a month or $70 a year. Disney Plus comes as Disney and other traditional media companies seek to siphon

  • Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021
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    Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021

    Qualcomm said 5G adoption will be faster than 4G due to the timing of commercialization of the technology in China and availability of chipsets across different price tiers. Going by Qualcomm's previous forecast of a range between 175 million and 225 million 5G devices for next year, the 2021 forecast

  • Fidelity’s crypto company secures New York state license
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    Fidelity’s crypto company secures New York state license

    Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency company of Boston-based Fidelity Investments, has been granted a license by New York’s financial regulator, the company said on Tuesday. The limited-purpose trust company charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services will allow the company