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Ajit Pai Brad Quick | CNBC Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will step down from his post on January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, he announced Monday. The announcement means that the FCC could reach a Democratic majority sooner than it would otherwise be able to. Pai’s term was slated to
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Google’s “resilience” lead Lauren Whitt installed a series of tutorials and video content for Google employees experiencing burnout while working through the pandemic. Google Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Google has emphasized employee health, establishing long-term remote work plans and offering periodic days off called “reset” days. Even that hasn’t been enough to deal with the
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An Amazon warehouse Getty Images Amazon is providing front-line workers a one-time bonus to share its appreciation for their work heading into “the peak of the holiday season,” the company announced Thursday. In a blog post, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of retail operations, said full-time operations staff who are employed by the company from
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Alphabet‘s self-driving car company Waymo is asking drivers to agree to stricter Covid-19 safety protocols, adding that it may not be able to afford continuing to pay employees in the future, especially if it has to shut down services again. Leadership from Waymo and its contractor, transportation company Transdev, sent drivers and support staff an
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Attendees at Amazon.com Inc annual cloud computing conference walk past the Amazon Web Services logo in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 30, 2017. Salvador Rodriguez | Reuters Amazon‘s cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status page said it was
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Radha Dhruv assistant general manager, using Toast software, February 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Joe Amon | The Denver Post via Getty Images Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming, The company responded
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Steve Proehl | Corbis Unreleased | Getty Images A grand jury in Santa Clara, California, issued an indictment on Monday accusing Apple’s chief security officer, Thomas Moyer, of offering bribes to secure concealed carry permits for Apple employees. Moyer allegedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in exchange for four
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Employees at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa. Chris Wattie | Reuters A typical holiday season for Shopify involves working with hundreds of thousands of small online retailers to help them prepare for the annual shopping rush. This year, the task is much larger. With physical retail and indoor dining in tatters because of the pandemic, big
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02 September 2020, Berlin: Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk arrives with a face mask for the executive board meeting of the CDU in Westhafen. Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa (Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images The California Department of Public Health has deemed Tesla employees “essential workers” in
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A DoorDash Inc. delivery person places an order into an insulated bag at Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech investors have plenty of reading to do over the Thanksgiving holiday in the form of IPO filings. DoorDash, Airbnb, Affirm, Roblox and Wish all unveiled their prospectuses in
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s seven-month-old Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery is disbanding as the coronavirus pandemic reaches a second peak, but his co-chairs predict the state will have a strong economic turnaround once the pandemic is past. Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer, one of the co-chairs, said in a phone interview with CNBC that
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Elon Musk, head of Tesla, at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site in Grünheide near Berlin, September 3, 2020. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images Tesla stock reached an all-time high Thursday, briefly trading at $507.76 per share. The company’s stock has been on a tear since the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced this
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Hungarian-born US investor and philanthropist George Soros delivers a speech on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 23, 2020 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Soros Fund Management, the asset management company founded by billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros, has disclosed that it
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Ruth Porat, Alphabet CFO Adam Galica | CNBC Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said the company is seeing pre-pandemic productivity levels from employees again — thanks to leadership coaching and employee surveys. “What we saw in the early days of Covid we saw a bit of productivity dip, in particular at junior levels.” Porat
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U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs speaks to reporters at CISA’s Election Day Operation Center on Super Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 3, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has “terminated” top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs. In a pair of tweets, Trump
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With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon
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Airbnb on Monday released its prospectus to debut on public markets. The company allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while traveling. The company made $219 million in net income on revenues of $1.34 billion last quarter. That was down nearly 19% from $1.65 billion in revenue a year prior. Despite primarily turning net losses, the
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Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast David A. Grogan | CNBC Comcast Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm, is folding into Comcast‘s business development division and shifting its strategy to focus only on strategic investments. Partners were informed of the change this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to
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With more than 500 hours of video uploaded every minute and more than one billion hours watched every day, Google’s YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine. And its meteoric growth hasn’t subsided. More than two billion users visit the site every month. For Google’s parent company Alphabet, it represents a significant portion of its
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