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Backlash against Google grows over firing of prominent Black A.I. researcher

12/04/2020

More than 1,400 people sign an open letter protesting Timnit Gebru's treatment and calling on Google to commit to academic freedom

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Europe is missing out on the A.I. revolution—but it isn’t too late to catch up

12/04/2020

European companies badly trail their American and Chinese rivals on A.I. and digitalization. To catch up, they'll need to collaborate with governments and each other.

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Pandemic puppies push Petco profits, prompting public prospectus

12/04/2020

A spike in pet adoptions, better e-commerce and remodeled stores have prepared Petco for its long awaited IPO.

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Employers bringing workers back to the office may be inviting them to an unfamiliar place

12/04/2020

Only when returning to the office becomes a safe option will we see how employees feel about it after months of working from home.

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The world is looking to Biden to restore trust in global trade and investment

12/04/2020

The Trump administration’s attacks on free trade have combined with the pandemic to weaken global business relationships.

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China is evidence of the world?s pent-up travel demand

12/04/2020

It’s proof that travel will rebound once COVID eases and that domestic tourism can be a stopgap until then.

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DoorDash seeks an even higher valuation

12/04/2020

DoorDash plans to raise as much as $3.1 billion (!!)

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Why Snowflake?s stock is raging like a High Sierra blizzard

12/04/2020

After its first quarterly call, Snowflake's stock hit a new all-time high.

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Melinda Gates calls for a caregiving ?czar?

12/04/2020

The role would be practical and symbolic.

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Southwest Airlines warns nearly 13% of workforce at risk of layoffs after punishing year for travel

12/04/2020

Air travel is still 40% below last year's levels.

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Snowflake CEO collects a $95 million payout every month

12/04/2020

CEO Frank Slootman is one of the best-paid technology executives.

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Apple Pay limitations spark Dutch antitrust probe

12/04/2020

The Dutch competition authority wants other apps to be able to access the iPhone’s contactless payment functionality.

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FiscalNote raises $160 million to help companies track government legislation

12/04/2020

A chaotic world has benefited FiscalNote, which helps companies keep up with laws and regulations.

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The EU’s biggest oil producer will end extraction by 2050—and exploration is canceled as of now

12/04/2020

The country already has some of the world’s most ambitious goals for lowering its emissions.

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Designing better businesses for a post-COVID world

12/04/2020

Fortune's Brainstorm Design discussions begin Tuesday.

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Will you need a COVID-19 vaccine to fly? One airline says yes

12/04/2020

It‘s implementing the rule out of a “duty of care.”

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Chinese scientists say they?ve achieved a quantum computing breakthrough

12/03/2020

It's the first milestone in China's efforts to develop quantum computing technology.

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Anthony Fauci tones down earlier criticism of U.K.?s Pfizer vaccine approval

12/03/2020

The U.S.'s top infectious disease doctor had suggested that the U.K. hadn't scrutinized Pfizer's data enough.

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Pfizer’s vaccine setback spoils Wall Street’s bullish mood

12/03/2020

Positive U.S. economic data was offset by bad news on the COVID-19 vaccine front.

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort targeted by hackers

12/03/2020

The precision targeting and careful efforts to leave no tracks bore "the potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft.”

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The pandemic accelerated the world?s digital transformation—but Europe is still ?lagging behind?

12/03/2020

Three experts discuss how the crisis has revealed Europe's weak spots.

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Congress should legalize cannabis now—for the economy and for social justice

12/03/2020

Decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level could create jobs and tax revenue, while helping Black and brown communities hurt by the “War on Drugs.”

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Odds of a second $1,200 stimulus check continue to fall

12/03/2020

Both Republican and Democratic leaders appear to be on the same page: if they pass a stimulus bill this year, it won't include a second round of stimulus checks.

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On cloud nine: Why these cloud security stocks are soaring

12/03/2020

Big earnings beats from companies including CrowdStrike, Zscaler, and Okta are "another seminal moment in this cloud transformation," says one analyst.

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Facebook accused by Trump administration of H-1B visa abuse

12/03/2020

The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs.

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Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max and in theaters

12/03/2020

The 17 films impacted include the latest “Matrix”, the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights,” and the DC Comics superhero feature “The Suicide Squad.”

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Airbnb debuts new rules to prevent New Year?s Eve partying

12/03/2020

Airbnb sets a two-night minimum for guests who lack positive reviews and want to rent entire homes for New Year‘s Eve.

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Google ethics researcher’s departure renews worries the company is silencing whistleblowers

12/03/2020

Timnit Gebru, a prominent Black A.I. researcher, says she was pushed out after raising possible ethics concerns about some of the company’s technology.

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What leaders can learn from a global pandemic

12/03/2020

Sometimes crisis can breed innovation and empathy.

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Another first: All three top posts in Kamala Harris? office will be filled by women

12/03/2020

President-elect Joe Biden and Harris have made a point of making historic appointments to staff jobs and cabinet positions, pledging to build a team “that looks like America.”

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