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Memo suggests how Google and Facebook could be vulnerable to a political attack from the right

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A leaked memo suggests U.S. conservatives plan to attack political bias at Google, Facebook if neutrality fight moves to Congress.

Android founder Andy Rubin's new smartphone is way better than I thought it would be

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CNBC reviews Andy Rubin's new Essential smartphone.

Forced to choose between football and YouTube career, college player picks YouTube

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Forced to drop his college scholarship or his YouTube channel, Donald De La Haye decided to sign with media company Whistle Sports and pursue online video.

Under Trump, business leaders have become the country's moral compass, tech investor says

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"Business leaders are being asked to step forward and try and set policy for our country," said Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital.

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Wal-Mart has an idea for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones


Amazon was granted a similar patent for a floating warehouse of sorts last year.


'Bitcoin cash' surges 40% in single day as investors bet on its faster processing speeds

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The bitcoin offshoot, bitcoin cash, soared Friday after indications it could achieve its goal of speeding up transactions.


This Chinese video game popular with young people is raking in cash

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In China, the social media game Honor of Kings has become the biggest moneymaking smartphone game in the world, N.Y. Times reports.

Facebook’s Craigslist competitor will start selling tickets and other merchandise

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Facebook wants to bring ticket sales and bigger retailers inside Marketplace.


Mark Zuckerberg will take two months' paternity leave later this year

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting their second child soon.


Goldman: These 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds are crushing the market

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Goldman's "Hedge Fund VIP" list is up 19 percent this year through Aug. 14 versus the S&P 500's 12 percent return.

Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday

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We already know at least one cool feature it will have.

Fired engineer on being a conservative at Google: 'It's like being gay in the 1950s’

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“Conservatives have to stay in the closet and have to mask who they really are,” James Damore tells Business Insider.


Wall Street strategist Tom Lee sees bitcoin surging to $6,000 next year, $25,000 by 2022

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Bitcoin has had a stellar year and one of Wall Street's top strategists thinks it can rise 40 percent more by next year.


Airbnb offers free housing for people impacted by Barcelona attack

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Airbnb's disaster response program has been activated for victims of the Barcelona attack.

Cloudflare CEO: We cut service to a neo-Nazi site after it became 'a massive distraction'


"I made the determination on Wednesday morning that life was too short to deal with jerks like this," Matthew Prince says.

Inside the crumbling relationship between Uber and a top investor


Benchmark investor Bill Gurley was worried he did not get the full results of an internal Uber study, The New York Times reports.

The corporation Mark Zuckerberg founded to solve big problems is growing like a tech start-up, not a charity

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The charitable foundation funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is growing like crazy.


The man behind Android says A.I. is the next major operating system


Essential and Playground founder Andy Rubin says artificial intelligence is the next big operating system.

Why the former leader of Android thinks his new company has an edge over Samsung and Apple


Andy Rubin thinks there's room for another smartphone player.


Two charts point to big trouble for tech stocks

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Falling earnings growth and rising valuations have portfolio manager Erin Gibbs worried about the hot sector.

Friday, Aug 18

Alibaba stock could boom by up to 34% as it takes a page from the Amazon playbook

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Alibaba's cloud division grew 96 percent and continued growth could be the catalyst for a "re-rating" of the stock.

The CEO of $2 billion start-up GitHub is stepping down

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GitHub co-founder and CEO Chris Wanstrath is stepping down after leading the code repository software company for the past three years.

Apple has an idea for car sensors that could drastically reduce crashes

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It makes sense for Apple to be doubling down on this type of technology for a few reasons.

Thursday, Aug 17

Here's how Silicon Valley is responding to the Charlottesville rally, and Trump's comments on it

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Apple plans to set up donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes and it has started to disable Apple Pay payments to white nationalist websites.

Apple and Aetna met last week to talk about the Apple Watch—here's what they discussed

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Mandi Bishop was invited to the Apple, Aetna event. She shares her recollections with CNBC.

How Google parent Alphabet invests in start-ups

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Here are Alphabet's main investment vehicles, which help it keep an eye on the hottest technologies made beyond the Googleplex walls.

High-profile investors, including Laurene Powell Jobs, just put $80 million into Color Genomics

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Color Genomics raised its most recent round from General Catalyst, CRV and Emerson Collective's Laurene Powell Jobs, among others.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Cisco slides after revenue beat

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While the company beat estimates, revenue decreased for the seventh quarter in a row.

Trump's attack on Amazon has some basis in truth

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President Donald Trump's attack on Amazon's tax policy isn't totally baseless and some states are making that case.

Top CEOs jump from Trump, disband strategic council of corporate giants

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Trump's latest tirade left a White House panel of business leaders little choice but to disband, one member tells CNBC.

Trump rips Amazon, says it causes 'great damage to tax paying retailers'; shares slip

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Amazon shares dropped initially after Trump blasts the e-commerce giant again on Twitter.

Tuesday, Aug 15

Amazon faces a tax fight in South Carolina that could change how online sellers do business

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Amazon's fight against South Carolina over taxes on third-party sales could force a change in online tax policies.

Unsealed texts show Travis Kalanick was cocky about China before Uber got creamed there

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The text messages are between then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski, a former engineer from Alphabet's Waymo.

There's no way Uber is worth anything near $70 billion, tech investor says

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Uber is entertaining investment offers from investors, The New York Times reported over the weekend.

The coming Apple Watch won't need to be linked to an iPhone to make calls or stream music

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Apple is gearing up to release a new Apple Watch with cellular connectivity.

Monday, Aug 14

Apple and Aetna hold secret meetings to bring the Apple Watch to millions of Aetna customers

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Apple and Aetna held meetings late last week to discuss bringing Apple Watch to the insurer's 23 million members.

David Sacks: Cryptocurrency fulfills the 'original vision' we tried to build at PayPal

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David Sacks, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors and a former PayPal COO, discusses the promise of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and ethereum.

Google is paying Apple billions per year to remain on the iPhone

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Google will pay Apple about $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iOS devices, Bernstein says.

Google cancels Neo-Nazi site registration soon after it was dumped by GoDaddy


A "whois" search of Internet domains on Monday listed Alphabet's Google as registrar for The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website.