A think tank that routinely criticizes Sen. Josh Hawley for railing against big tech failed to disclose its Google backing in a report Tuesday hitting the senator’s fight against the Silicon Valley giant. The Missouri Republican’s attempt to amend a 1990s-era law providing internet companies broad immunity from being sued for content others post on their websites could erode free speech, Diane Katz, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, noted in the report. She also said in the report that free enterprise is a better way to approach online censorship.Katz does not mention in the report that The Heritage Foundation receives contributions from Google, according to the tech company’s public policy transparency page. Google lists Heritage Action and Heritage Foundation on its list of trade associations and third-party groups that receive the most amount of financial assistance from Google. The tech giant updates the list twice a year. … [Read more...] about Conservative Think Tank Neglects To Disclose Google Backing In Study Hitting Sen. Hawley’s Big Tech Fight
New York (CNN Business)Mr. Wonderful is coming to Wall Street. Kevin O'Leary, who is best known for being one of the entrepreneurs fielding investment pitches on the ABC show "Shark Tank," is also chairman of O'Shares Investments, a firm that runs a family of exchange-traded funds. O'Leary is very bullish about the stock market, telling CNBC in August he thinks the United States and China will reach a trade agreement that's favorable to both countries -- eventually. "There's probably going to be, in the next three or four years, a bilateral U.S.-China trade deal," O'Leary said. "I'm not saying saying it's going to happen tomorrow. It's going to take a while, but it is so valuable." O'Leary also said in an interview with Yahoo Finance late last month that he thinks the Federal Reserve is probably done cutting interest rates for the foreseeable future since the economy continues to hold up well. Read More "Things are not as bad as everybody had anticipated and not slowing as … [Read more...] about ‘Shark Tank’s’ Mr. Wonderful is bullish on dividend stocks and tech giants
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces the 2019 Tech 100 Honorees 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NVTC’s Tech 100 awards celebrate the most innovative technology companies and top tech executives in the region HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) November 19, 2019 The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced the 2019 NVTC Tech 100, a list of groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovators within the region’s technology community. These technology companies and executives have demonstrated dedication, vision and innovation within the region’s technology industry. This year’s program attracted over 180 nominations throughout the Greater Washington … [Read more...] about Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces the 2019 Tech 100 Honorees
Google wants Texas’s attorney general to provide information that the company’s fiercest critics gave regulators as the state’s top law officer investigates the tech giant, CNN reported Tuesday. The company asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for all records related to the antitrust investigation leveled against Google, according to the report, which was based on public requests CNN made. Google’s public record requests sought interactions with AT&T, among other giant companies.The company also asked for interactions Paxton’s office had with companies like Yelp and Oracle, CNN reported. (RELATED: Texas AG Ken Paxton Leads The Way On Google Antitrust Investigation: ‘It’s Creating National Interest’) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [YouTube/screen shot]“Google’s legal team is notoriously pugnacious, but this is a new low,” Luther Lowe, Yelp’s VP of public policy and government affairs, said in a statement. … [Read more...] about REPORT: Google Asked Texas AG For Docs Revealing Info About The Tech Giant’s Chief Critics
Predictions of impending doom have been rumbling for years. But how do conditions in the Bay Area actually compare to the original tech bubble? Here's a comparison. Predictions of impending doom have been rumbling for years. But how do conditions in the Bay Area actually compare to the original tech bubble? Here's a comparison. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 Predictions of impending doom have been rumbling for years. But how do conditions in the Bay Area actually compare to the original tech bubble? Here's a comparison. Predictions of impending doom have been rumbling for years. But how do conditions in the Bay Area actually compare to the original tech bubble? Here's a … [Read more...] about Bubble or bust: How similar is the Bay Area’s tech boom to the dot-com era peak?