What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress in Tech

Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.

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Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.

Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.

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Another Firing Among Google’s A.I. Brain Trust, and More Discord

The researchers are considered a key to the company’s future. But they have had a hard time shaking infighting and controversy over a variety of issues.

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Obama Calls for More Oversight of Social Media in Speech at Stanford

Tech companies’ power has “turbocharged” political division and requires government scrutiny, the former president said in a speech at Stanford University.

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Barack Obama’s New Role: Fighting Disinformation

The former president has embarked on a campaign to warn that the scourge of online falsehoods has eroded the foundations of democracy.

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A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says?

OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.

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‘La French Tech’ Arrives Under Macron, but Proves No Panacea

The president has brought innovation, jobs and growth. Still, resentments fester on the eve of the presidential election.

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Canada to Require Tech Giants to Compensate News Publishers

The bill aims to compensate struggling news organizations, and follows similar moves by Europe and Australia.

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E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

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How the West Marshaled a Stunning Show of Unity Against Russia

In a few frantic days, the West threw out the playbook it used for decades against the Kremlin and isolated Russia with unparalleled sanctions and penalties.

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YouTube Bars Right-Wing Media Personality Dan Bongino

Already suspended under the platform’s Covid-19 misinformation rules, he continued to post videos daring YouTube to ban him.

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Will Congress Pass New Regulation on Big Tech? Time May Be Running Out.

With midterm elections approaching, a vote expected on Thursday could be the first of several that Congress takes on bills aimed at the industry.

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit

The panel investigating the attack on the Capitol is demanding information from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter.

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Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.

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Google Temps Fought Loss of Pandemic Bonus. And Won.

When a Google staffing agency reneged on a promise to pay an attendance bonus, temps who are part of the company’s union organized and forced it to backtrack.

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Eric Schmidt Discusses the Dangers of A.I.

Will we end up as the family pet?

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8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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Here Are 8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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Will Lawmakers Finally Act Against Big Tech?

Facebook may have crossed the line.

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Google Could Be Violating Labor Laws With Pay for Temp Workers

The company realized months ago that it could be running afoul of pay laws in a number of countries but has been slow to fix the problem, according to internal documents.

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Who Gets the L.L.C.? Inside a Silicon Valley Billionaire’s Divorce.

A couple are heading to court to decide who is entitled to a fortune, started in the earliest days of Google, that includes valuable California real estate and stock holdings.

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A Bailout Backlash Nears for Airlines

They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.

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Sundar Pichai Faces Internal Criticism at Google

Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.

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Google’s Hidden Monopoly

The absence of stringent regulation has allowed the search giant to dominate the powerful market for online advertising. Here’s how to fix it.

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The Googleplex of the Future Has Privacy Robots, Meeting Tents and Your Very Own Balloon Wall

The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.

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YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels

The video platform became the latest American internet giant to take down the military’s content since the coup last month.

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Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project

Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company’s high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business.

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We’re Google Workers, and We Are Forming a Union

Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it.

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Hundreds of Google Employees Unionize, Culminating Years of Activism

The creation of the union, a rarity in Silicon Valley, follows years of increasing outspokenness by Google workers. Executives have struggled to handle the change.

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Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’

The Silicon Valley company now plans to have employees return to the office in September. It will be different when they get there.

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Google Chief Apologizes for A.I. Researcher’s Dismissal

The researcher, one of the company’s best-known Black female employees, said she was fired last week.

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Big Tech Continues Its Surge Ahead of the Rest of the Economy

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet reported the latest in a string of enormous quarterly profits on Thursday.

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Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet

In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.

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Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.

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Google Up Against Laws That Thwarted Microsoft (and Others Since 1890)

The Justice Department’s antitrust case points to restrictive contracts, a focus that a professor said “is as old as the Sherman Act.”

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The Justice Dept.’s Lawsuit Against Google: Too Little, Too Late

The time to do anything substantive about the overwhelming power of the giant tech companies passed very long ago.

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The Google Antitrust Lawsuit Explained

The suit is the first antitrust action against the company to result from investigations by American regulators.

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What Is The Google Antitrust Lawsuit?

The suit is the first antitrust action against the company to result from investigations by American regulators.

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Google Employees Are Free to Speak Up. Except on Antitrust.

A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.

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Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Google’s parent company was hit with a wave of lawsuits after The New York Times reported that an accused executive had received a $90 million exit package.

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Justice Dept. Case Against Google Is Said to Focus on Search Dominance

The decision to narrow the case to search could set off separate lawsuits from states over Google’s power in other business segments.

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Computing Pioneers Endorse Biden, Citing Immigration

They said the administration’s policies were driving away technology talent and could do long-term damage to their industry.

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Wall Street Has Its Worst Day in Months

The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent on Thursday, the biggest single-day fall since June 11, as big tech companies weighed on it heavily.

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Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks

The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.

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Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $2 trillion in value, capping a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.

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Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights

As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.

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Big Tech Companies Report Big Profits

Big tech companies reported bumper profits in the shadow of congressional scrutiny over their outsize market power.

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The Economy Is in Record Decline, but Not for the Tech Giants

Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.

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How to Hold Big Tech’s Feet to the Fire

Members of Congress will be able to grill tech C.E.O.s at a hearing. Let’s hope they don’t waste the opportunity.

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Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

The bosses of four tech giants are preparing to defend themselves at a congressional hearing against claims of anti-competitive behavior.

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