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Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Senate in a gruelling five-hour session on Tuesday. Zuckerberg’s delivery was wooden, and stuck closely to company talking points — but didn’t make any major mistakes. Many of the senators were painfully tech illiterate, and the 33-year-old exec found himself explaining basic features of Facebook.
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As part of his hours-long Senate testimony today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to assure lawmakers that he didn’t fire Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey for his political views. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Zuckerberg about 2016 reports that the company had removed conservative political news from its trending stories box, and followed up with questions
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From the show’s viral marketing to our trips to a real-life Westworld town, here’s our coverage of HBO’s show about the slowest robot apocalypse Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: HBO “These violent delights have violent ends,” Friar Lawrence says in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He’s talking about Romeo’s abrupt marriage to Juliet, and how
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Theranos has laid off about 100 employees, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.  It’s the third round of layoffs in the past two years for the blood-testing company. At one point, the
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There’s a new venture fund in town from some familiar faces. Carey Lai, who previously worked at Intel Capital and IVP, is joining forces with Paul Yeh, formerly of Kleiner Perkins. They’re calling it Conductive Ventures and it’s launching with $100 million under management. They’ll be investing in “expansion stage” companies across enterprise software and
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to be grilled by Congress this week.Alex Wong/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify about the Cambridge Analytica data leak before congressional committees beginning on Tuesday. His appearance comes amid growing calls for new regulations to protect consumer privacy and limit the power and influence of Facebook and
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The Woz.Juan Medina/Reuters Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Mark Zuckerberg will spend the next two days explaining to US politicians how Facebook mishandled user data, and the company has released his prepared remarks ahead of his Wednesday congressional testimony. He apologised for Facebook’s mistakes, and revealed
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Federal authorities have charged the two founders of classified site Backpage.com, along with five other employees, with laundering money and facilitating prostitution. According to The Washington Post, the Justice Department claims Backpage took “consistent and concerted action” to knowingly allow illegal ads for sex work. The indictment says that “virtually every dollar flowing into Backpage’s
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