Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe
Sep11

Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe

State attorneys general investigating whether Google is engaged in monopolistic behavior are planning to take a deep look into the tech giant’s advertising business. The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Google on Monday seeking internal documents about how it sells ads and tracks the behavior of people who use its search engine and other products. The letter was sent on the same day Paxton and other...

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Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found
Sep11

Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found

Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal. The researchers collected 107 eels in four countries and found differences in their DNA, along with minor physical variations. One species had the ability to generate 860 volts of electricity, more than the 650 volts discharged by the only previously identified type of electric eel....

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The Latest: Bill passed involving wages at Uber, other firms
Sep11

The Latest: Bill passed involving wages at Uber, other firms

The Latest on a California bill that would provide wage and other benefits to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft. (all times local): 11:35 a.m. California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft. The 56-15 Assembly vote Wednesday marked a victory for labor unions and a defeat for tech...

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Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead
Sep11

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule. The 56-15 Assembly vote marked a victory for labor unions and a defeat for tech companies that vehemently oppose the proposal. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has already said he supports it. If signed, the proposal...

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Go ahead, dive inside the mind of Bill Gates. But strap in.
Sep11

Go ahead, dive inside the mind of Bill Gates. But strap in.

What makes Bill Gates tick? That’s the subject of “Inside Bill’s Brain,” a new three-part documentary on Netflix from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim. Each episode in the series introduces three huge global issues The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has tackled recently — safe sanitation technology, polio eradication and nuclear power — then switches back in time to see how Gates solved other...

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