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The TripAdvisor homepage Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images TripAdvisor is planning to cut 200 jobs, or 5% of its total workforce, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNBC on Thursday. Most of the cuts are said to be in the company’s experiences division. Experiences, which includes a range of activities from
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23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jennings Home DNA-testing company 23andMe is laying off about 100 people, or 14% of its staff, on Thursday, in the wake of declining sales. The layoffs primarily cover the operations
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Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, signaling a potential move into selling prescription drugs outside of the U.S. According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website, Amazon filed for the patent on Jan.
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Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images An outside investigation ordered by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos concluded that a WhatsApp account connected to Mohammed bin Salman, the crown
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Cruise Origin driverless shuttle Cruise Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, debuted its first vehicle specifically designed to operate without a driver on board at an event in San Francisco Tuesday night. The driverless, electric shuttle, which GM is calling Origin, does not feature manual controls such as pedals or a steering wheel. “It
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An employee waits for an elevator at a Facebook office. Toby Melville | Reuters Facebook is set to hire another 1,000 people in the U.K by the end of 2020. The social media giant’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, will announce the new jobs in London on Tuesday, which will bring its total headcount in
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mixmagic | iStock | Getty Images The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Since its implementation in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led to over 160,000 data breach notifications across Europe,
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Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try to convince you they have illicit recordings or information about you, which they’ll release unless
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Toward the end of NBCUniversal’s two-hour long presentation of its Peacock streaming video service Thursday, the media and entertainment company dropped a revealing piece of information that rival companies haven’t made available. Comcast’s NBCUniversal estimates its streaming service will generate average revenue per user (ARPU) per month of $6 to $7. This is an aggregate
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The term “hacker” generally brings to mind a lonesome, hooded figure, operating in the dark, stealing our money or personal information. But the past decade has given us reason to rethink this stereotype. A new type of hacker is on the rise. Called “ethical hackers” or “white hat hackers”, these men and women use their
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Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps for Google Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google’s announcement on Tuesday that it would end support for third-party cookies pummeledCriteo’s stock and weighed
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) Drew Angerer | Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would pump more than $1 billion into developing Western 5G equipment alternatives to China’s Huawei. Reasoning that Huawei has been “heavily subsidized by the Chinese government,” the Utilizing Strategic Allied (USA) Telecommunications Act would help Western firms
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Apple disputed Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that it has failed to provide law enforcement with “substantive assistance” in unlocking the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, last month, but still refused his main request to provide a backdoor. “We reject the characterization that Apple has not
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Plaid co-founders William Hockey and Zach Perret Source: Plaid Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday. Plaid’s API software, often referred to as the “plumbing” behind fintech companies, lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts. It’s well-known among financial technology developers, but the average person interacting
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Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk takes off his coat onstage during a delivery event for Tesla China-made Model 3 cars in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. Aly Song | Reuters Tesla stock continued to rally on Monday, rising 5% and passing $500 per share for the first time. That puts Tesla at a fresh all-time
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Samsung logo at store in Shanghai. A South Korean multinational conglomerate. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Smartphone giant Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday its operating profit for the three months that ended in December likely fell about 34% from a year ago. Operating profit for the fourth quarter is expected
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