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Amazon freezes corporate hiring in its retail business

Amazon is pausing hiring for corporate roles in its retail business, according to a report published Tuesday by The New York Times. The company confirmed the accuracy of the report to CNBC. Amazon instructed recruiters to close all open job postings for those roles in the coming days, and recommended …

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Don’t expect cable TV-like package for streaming services any time soon

The Disney+ website on a laptop computer in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Monday, July 18, 2022. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images A contradiction is developing in the world of streaming media, and it revolves around bundling. There’s a consistent drumbeat of expectation that streaming …

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Google shuts down Translate service in China

Google pulled its search engine from China in 2010 because of heavy government internet censorship. Since then, Google has had a difficult relationship with the Chinese market. The end of Google Translate in China marks a further retreat by the U.S. technology giant from the world’s second-largest economy. Budrul Chukrut| …

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Facebook scrambles to escape death spiral as users flee, sales drop

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee during An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images A year ago, before Facebook had turned …

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Apple sparks tech sell-off; Alphabet, Microsoft hit 52-week lows

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 7, 2022. – Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 14. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP) (Photo by BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP via Getty Images) Brittany Hosea-small | Afp | Getty Images …

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House passes antitrust bill raising merger and acquisition fees

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 2, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images The House on Thursday passed an antitrust package that would give federal enforcers more resources to crack down on anticompetitive behavior, even as broader …

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Google to shut gaming service Stadia in latest cost-cutting effort

Google is shuttering its digital gaming service Stadia, the latest ambitious project to get cut as the company looks to shed costs. The gaming service, which launched in 2019 and runs on phones and the Chrome browser, “hasn’t gained the traction with users that we expected,” wrote Phil Harrison, a …

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California law protects digital info from use in abortion investigations

California Gov. Gavin Newsom successfully quashed a recall attempt last year in California. Asked if he’s getting ready for a presidential run, Newsom insisted that was not the case. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A new California law is one of the first in the country since the reversal of …

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Google Search adds ‘vibes,’ ‘immersive views’ for some locations

Google launches new “vibe” feature that allows users to show the business, weather and features of a particular location on any given day. Google Google now says it has enough local data to predict a neighborhood’s “vibes” in search results. The company is launching “immersive views” and “vibes” for some …

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Amazon dominates the smart home; now privacy groups oppose iRobot deal

Since Amazon introduced the Echo smart speaker in 2014, it’s remained the biggest and fastest-growing player in the smart home market. Its most recent expansion includes four new Echo devices, a new Fire TV, two new Ring cameras with features like radar-triggered motion detection, and the Halo Rise contactless bedside …

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