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After the riots at the Capitol on January 6, debate is swirling over how platforms moderate content and what is protected as free speech. It’s a messy and expensive process, with Facebook spending billions to review millions of pieces of content every day. While TikTok directly employs content moderators, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube outsource most
A bike messenger carries a DoorDash bag during a delivery in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Still fresh off of a landmark victory in California, companies like DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft and Uber are preparing to bring their message supporting an independent workforce nationwide. But the companies will
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semiconductors and advanced batteries used in electric vehicles, followed by a broader, long-term review of six sectors of the economy. The
Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., speaks during an Empowering Entrepreneurs events at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cole Burston | Bloomberg | Getty Images Square bought $170 million worth of Bitcoin, the company revealed in its fiscal fourth quarter financial report on Tuesday.
Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Bitcoin’s price descended further on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issued a warning about the cryptocurrency. The world’s most valuable digital coin plunged 16% in the last 24 hours, sinking below $50,000 to trade as low as $45,389 at 4:10 a.m. ET, according to data from
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a delivery ceremony for Tesla China-made Model 3 in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 7, 2020. Ding Ting | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Shares of Tesla closed down 8.55% on Monday, as investors betting on a pandemic comeback rotated out Big Tech and piled into cyclical stocks. It’s
The Google campus in Mountain View includes over 20 dining options that encourage a communal experience with group tables. Brooks Kraft LLC | Corbis | Getty Images In 2017, Lauren Clayton joined the inaugural class of Howard West, Google‘s on-campus immersion program for Black college students. She became a star scholar whose big smile would
Tim Cook (left) and Steve Jobs in 2010. Kimberly White | Getty Images In 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone. Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. But the iPhone introduced a totally new way to interact with computers. The always-on internet connectivity, finger-friendly touch screen, and