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In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee

Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth

3D-printing the first rocket on Mars. That’s the goal Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone set for themselves when they founded Los Angeles-based Relativity Space in 2015. At the time they were working from a WeWork in Seattle, during the darkest winter in Seattle history, where Ellis was wrapping up a stint at Blue Origin . The two had met in college at USC in their jet propulsion lab. Noone had gone on to take a job at SpaceX and Ellis at Blue Origin, but the two remained in touch and had an idea f...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Mississippi, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, United States, 3d Printing, Transport, Sun

Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial facial recognition technology to government agencies. The five investors want Amazon's board to investigate the technology and conclude it "does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights." It is the first time an investor proposal has been put forward on the Rekognition software, and could be the first of its kind at any U...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, Microsoft, Oregon, US, America, Trends, Aclu, Xiaomi, Ice, SEC, Catholic, Jeff Bezos, Long Island

Apple is putting the brakes on hiring for certain groups because of slowing iPhone sales (AAPL)

Apple plans to reduce hiring in certain groups, according to a Bloomberg report. CEO Tim Cook informed employees about the hiring changes during an internal meeting earlier this month, but said it was not decided which groups would be affected. Cook stressed that Apple was not implementing a broad-based hiring freeze, and noted that some groups, like its artificial intelligence team, would not be affected.  Apple will cut back on hiring for certain divisions as the company re-adjusts its plan...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Austin, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Cupertino Calif

ACLU urges Amazon, Microsoft & Google not to sell face recognition tech to government

The coalition argues that government agencies might abuse facial recognition technology. Google and Microsoft have expressed concern about the potential problems of facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Amazon has been actively marketing the technology to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. None A coalition comprised of more than 85 of civil, immigrants' and human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, is urging Google, Microsoft and Amazon not to sell facial recogniti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Privacy, Congress, California, Mit, Surveillance, Fbi, Aclu, Innovation, Ai, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Pichai

Everfi appoints Patterson as COO

Everfi Inc, an edtech company, has named Ellen Patterson as chief operating officer. Previously, she was the company’s chief revenue and partnership officer. Everfi’s backers include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund and Advance Publications. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — EVERFI Inc., a leading education technology innovator, today announced the appointment of Ellen Patterson as its Chief Operati...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Washington, America, Trends, People, Canada, Aol, Ellen, Jeff Bezos, West End, Evan Williams, The Washington Post, Patterson, Eric Schmidt, EVERFI Inc

Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and crony capitalism

Donald Trump’s Tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country’s roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump. Amazon is this little hidden gem you may not have heard of where you can buy things.  It’s just like eBay except the Amazon stuff doesn’t show up at your house smelling like cigarette smoke and moth b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, England, New York, Washington Post, Opinion, Ebay, China, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Cnn, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Christian

Apple has finally released a battery case for the latest iPhones, and it costs $129 (AAPL)

Apple released battery cases for iPhone models that were released in 2018, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.  They come in black and white and cost $129.  They increase the battery life of the latest devices to about 21 hours of internet browsing time.  Apple released new battery cases for recent iPhone models on Tuesday. The cases come in black and white and cost $129. There are compatible models available for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.  According to Ap...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Qi

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

IN AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions. In struggling to generate a sufficient number of creative ideas, we typically blame the number of creative individuals in our organization or hierarchy and bureaucracy. But in Unlocking Creativity, Michael Roberto takes...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Delta, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Skype, United, Harvard Business Review, Amazon Web Services, American Airlines, Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Roberto

The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world's biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon Valley and the world (MSFT)

Microsoft President Brad Smith told a room full of journalists that he has "sympathy" for executives at tech companies who find themselves under regulatory scrutiny these days. Smith was working at Microsoft back in the '90s, when Microsoft was sued by the federal government over its business practices, and put under a decade of government oversight. Smith said that after the Trump administration's travel ban some 23 months ago, the tech industry came together for a meeting.  Since then, he's ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, Muslim, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Smith, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, Wilmington Delaware

Leaked screenshots reveal Verizon is already testing a video game streaming service to compete with Microsoft, Google, and Amazon

Verizon is the latest company to debut a cloud gaming service; Verizon Gaming will let users stream video games directly to their smartphone and other devices. The Verge reports that the Verizon Gaming app is currently being tested on the Nvidia Shield, a home theater streaming device, and will be headed to Android devices next. Other companies pursuing cloud gaming services include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Electronic Arts. Verizon is planning a new streaming service for video gam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Nvidia Shield, Microsoft Google, Verizon Gaming, Microsoft Google Amazon Sony, Electronic Arts Verizon, Google Play Store Cloud

Demand for new smartphones is in free-fall and this chart shows that the bottom is not yet in sight

Analysts at Credit Suisse think smartphone production levels are in free-fall, and the bottom is nowhere near in sight. The investment bank said smartphone production levels will drop to their lowest level since 2013 in the first three months of 2019. People are happier to hang on to their handsets for longer and breakout innovation is becoming harder to come by, with many phones capable of doing similar things. Apple is far from alone in feeling the pain of falling demand for new smartphones...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Credit Suisse, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Business Insider, Apple Samsung, Atlantic Equities, James Cordwell

Apple's big plan to revive iPhone sales in 2019: More cameras (AAPL)

Apple will release three new iPhones this year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The phones are likely to be similar to this year's lineup, with a lower-cost model with an LCD screen and two more expensive models featuring OLED screens.  The big difference is that Apple could add a second lens to the back camera on the iPhone XR successor and a third camera lens on the iPhone XS Max sequels. Apple has locked down its product planning for the 2019 lineup of iPhones, The Wall Street Journal re...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Ming Chi Kuo, TF International Securities, Steve H McFly

How will Jeff Bezos' divorce impact Amazon's stock price?

Yes, it's a soulless, grotesque question. But it's all about money, and investors are wondering if Jeff Bezos getting divorced means they're gonna lose money. Shares in Amazon inc “seesawed” on Thursday as questions swirled around Jeff Bezos's impending divorce, and any potential effect on his control of Wall Street's most valuable company, which is expanding like crazy around the U.S. From Reuters: Bezos, whom Forbes lists as the world’s richest person, worth an estimated $136.2 billion, sai...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Technology, News, Washington, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Reuters, Jeff, Bezos, Doug Kass, MacKenzie, Picks, MacKenzie Bezos

Jeff Bezos' impending divorce carries some big risks for Amazon shareholders (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' impending divorce from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, carries at least two big risks for the company's shareholders, legal experts say. Bezos could become distracted by the divorce proceedings, affecting his ability to run Amazon. The divorce could also potentially lead to a mass sell-off of stock by either Bezos or his wife. Legal experts think Bezos and his wife will work to minimize those risks, since it's in their interests to do so. But divorces don't always go smoothly...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, New York, Washington, Trends, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, National Enquirer, Amazon Web Services, Blackrock, Paul Tudor Jones, Vanguard

Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's board of directors are being sued over allegations of covering up company executives accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.  The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation into his behavior. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be cred...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Times, Alphabet, San Francisco City, Rubin, Brin, Andy Rubin, Google s Board

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced they are divorcing. The pair have been married for 25 years, and MacKenzie drove across America with Bezos to start Amazon. The National Enquirer, a longtime ally of President Trump, says it's about to release scandalous photos of Jeff Bezos' alleged affair. Hours after Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce, the National Enquirer reported it tracked romantic inv...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, China, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Tesla, Li Keqiang, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Alexa, Trump, Jeff

Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs (GOOG)

Google's head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company's Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their jobs. Bhatia joined Google in June to head up the company's policy team, and has previously worked for General Electric, and as deputy U.S. trade representative under Geor...
Tags: Apple, Google, Ge, Congress, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Washington Dc, Dc, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, George W Bush, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Bhatia, Susan Molinari

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount of capital Carbon Engineering raised from the investment arms of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Chevron Tech...
Tags: Energy, TC, Microsoft, Climate Change, California, Tech, Renewable Energy, Chemistry, Nature, Bill Gates, Oil And Gas, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Michael Bloomberg

Amazon is among JPMorgan's best ideas for 2019 — here's its big bull case (AMZN)

Amazon is among JPMorgan's best investment ideas for 2019, mostly due to its diversified revenue and profit sources. The firm explained its bull case in a detailed report distributed Wednesday. The stock rose 28% in 2018, handily outperforming the broader market during what turned out to be a brutal year for most assets. Still, it has fallen 19% from its all-time high of $2,050.50 in October. Watch Amazon trade live. Amazon is among JPMorgan's best investment ideas for the coming year, and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, PillPack, Blackrock, Kroger, Jpmorgan, Davidson, MacKenzie, AMZN, Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group

How To Make Sure You Kill Your Year-End Performance Review

If you work a 9-to-5 but haven’t already had your year-end review, then chances are it's just around the corner.Maybe you’ve been thinking about asking for a salary bump, have got your eyes on a promotion, or are thinking about a new title that would better position you for the future. Or maybe you haven’t started thinking about the goals you’d like to set for the next year.If the idea of having a conversation about any of these things makes you excited, then you’re probably already in a good p...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Linkedin, Jeff Bezos, Glassdoor

Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, and author wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, to divorce

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The Amazon founder and his award-winning novelist wife announced the news in a joint post on social media, writing they had made the decision to divorce after a trial separation and now intend to “continue our shared lives as friends”. — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019 The pair met working at a hedge fund, D.E. Shaw, in the early 90s, and MacKenzie went on to become one of Amazo...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Jeff, Bezos, Shaw, MacKenzie, MacKenzie Bezos, Luther Albright

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce

Couple announce divorce after a long trial separationWorld’s richest man believed to be worth about $137bnJeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has announced his divorce from MacKenzie, his wife of 25 years.Bezos, who married MacKenzie (née Tuttle) in 1993, a year before he started Amazon from his garage in Seattle, broke the news of the split in a tweet signed by both of them. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, World news, US news, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Bezos, MacKenzie, MacKenzie née Tuttle

Tim Cook made over $136 million in total compensation in 2018, including a $12 million bonus (AAPL)

Apple revealed that CEO Tim Cook was paid $15,682,219 in 2018 in an SEC filing.  That doesn't include $121 million in Apple stock that vested last year.  The median Apple employee makes $55,426.  Lots of Apple employees work in its retail stores and with AppleCare support and they factor into the median employee compensation calculation. It's good to be Apple CEO Tim Cook. The leader of the iPhone giant made over $15 million in 2018, according to a new filing with the SEC.  That includes a ba...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Cook, Trends, Tim Cook, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Jeff Williams, Angela Ahrendts, Luca Maestri, Kate Adams

A look inside the 25-year marriage of the richest couple in history, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and together owned more land than almost anyone else in America (AMZN)

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that he and his wife MacKenzie will file for divorce. They were married in 1993, after meeting at D.E. Shaw & Co, and shortly afterward relocated to Seattle to found Amazon, where MacKenzie was one of the company's first employees. Today, Jeff Bezos is worth $137 billion, making him the richest person in history. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon, announced Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Vogue, Warren Buffett, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Princeton, Melinda Gates, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie

Trump officials cancelled public appearances at the biggest tech show of the year over the 'optics' of attending during government shutdown, Fox Business reports

High-powered officials in Trump's administration have pulled out of public appearances at major events thanks to the government shutdown. Business Insider has confirmed that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has cancelled her CES appearances, including her attendance at a big, invitational Leaders in Technology Dinner. These cancellations are reportedly due to "optics," meaning Trump officials are concerned that traveling with their staffs for speaking gigs is not a good look while the g...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Senate, Politico, San Francisco, Trends, Ces, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Fox Business Network, John Krafcik, Fox Business, Pai, Trump

Apple’s trillion dollar market cap was always a false idol

Let’s face it, we love large numbers. We are obsessed with them, whether it’s Forbes list of wealthiest individuals or tech unicorns, if it’s a big number we can’t get enough. Such is the case with the somehow magical trillion dollar mark that Apple briefly reached last summer. We splashed the headlines and glorified it as though it mattered…but it didn’t. It was just a number. Sure it showed the tremendous value of the Apple stock, but it was a moment in time fueled by an overheated stock ma...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Finance, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Economy, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Reuters, Market Cap, US China, Horace Dediu

Move over Microsoft, Amazon is the most valuable public company in the US

Last year, Amazon joined the exclusive $1 trillion club. This year, it’s continuing to exude its stock market dominance. Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant accumulated $797 billion in market value on Monday, ending the day trading up 3.4 percent at $1,629.51 per share and overtaking Microsoft to become the most valuable publicly-traded company in the U.S. Microsoft, which shot past Apple to nab the title on Nov. 28, closed up .1 percent at $102.06 per share Monday with a market capitalization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Cook, Microsoft, US, Tech, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Alphabet, Greater China, Microsoft Amazon, Today Apple, U S Microsoft, Amazon Microsoft Apple

To automate bigger stores than Amazon, Standard Cognition buys

Standard Cognition helps retail stores stand up to Jeff Bezos’ juggernaut. The $50 million-funded autonomous checkout startup is racing to equip bigger shops with scanless payment technology that lets customers walk out the door without ever stopping at a cashier. While Amazon Go opens its own 2,000 square foot boutiques, Standard Cognition is working on outfitting 20,000 square foot and larger drug stores and grocers. That led Standard Cognition to make its first acquisition, Why w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Ecommerce, Hardware, Developer, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Alexis Ohanian

3 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About SEO

They say be innovative. They say be original. They say be yourself. That’s great and for some people, it’s the only way to succeed. In fact, Jeff Bezos said in an interview that all attempts to copy competitors with products kind of failed for Amazon. He claimed that they only ever succeeded when they invented entirely new solutions. However, what might be true for Jeff Bezos and Amazon, might not be the case for everyone. Remember the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer? The...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Marketing, Sales, Seo, Jeff Bezos, Perth, Digital Marketing, Marc Straessle SEO, Marc Straessle

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