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Billion-Dollar Fines Don’t Hurt Tech Giants, Ex-EU Enforcer Says

(Bloomberg) — Silicon Valley is more worried about being forced to change how it does business than mega antitrust fines, according to the European Union official who pushed through landmark decisions against Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp. and Google.



a close up of a cage: Light trails from network switches illuminate fiber optic cables, center, and copper Ethernet cables inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 21, 2018. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will work with the Home Office to publish a white paper later this year setting out legislation, according to a statement, which will also seek to force tech giants to reveal how they target abusive and illegal online material posted by users.


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Light trails from network switches illuminate fiber optic cables, center, and copper Ethernet cables inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 21, 2018. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will work with the Home Office to publish a white paper later this year setting out legislation, according to a statement, which will also seek to force tech giants to reveal how they target abusive and illegal online material posted by users.

While a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) fine for Intel in 2009 sent a “big message” to tech giants, levying such costs isn’t the most important thing regulators can do, said Cecilio Madero

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The list of PS4 games that don’t work on PS5 just got shorter

A few days ago, Sony revealed that 99 percent of PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5 and that there are very few titles you can’t play on the upcoming console. Now, the list of 10 just got shorter. NACON and KT Racing told Push Square that they’re developing a patch that would make TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 PS5-compatible. A NACON rep told the publication that the developers are working to make the motorbike racing game 100 percent functional on the new console, though it’s unclear if they’ll be able to roll out the update by the time the PS5 comes out on November 12th.



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TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

Ride on the Edge 2 isn’t the only game in the original list that will receive a compatibility update, though: As GamesRadar+ noted, you’ll also be able to

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Netflix Thinks It’s So Great You Don’t Even Need to Check Out How Great It Is

If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.



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Streaming giant Netflix quietly did away with its 30-day trial in the U.S., according to CNET, just like Disney+, which stopped offering free trials back in June. The U.S. is not the only market where Netflix has decided to end its free trial. The company ended trial periods in Mexico and several other countries as far back as two years ago.

“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer,” Netflix’s free trial help page now reads. In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson said the company is currently looking at differen marketing promotions in

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Pennsylvania Voters Don’t Think Fracking Is A Big Issue Despite Trump’s Focus On It : NPR

Pennsylvania is a major state for drilling natural gas. President Trump has made fracking a significant issue of his campaign in the swing state, but it’s unclear how much it may help him.



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Pennsylvania is a swing state, and it’s a major hub for drilling natural gas. President Trump has made that a key issue of his campaign there. But as Susan Phillips of member station WHYY reports, it’s not clear how much that may help him.

SUSAN PHILLIPS, BYLINE: For the past 12 years, the technology of fracking for natural gas has transformed quiet farm and forest communities here. It’s created good-paying jobs and an influx of cash for people who lease their land to gas drillers, something President Trump has brought up often, as on this trip to central Pennsylvania in late September.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You’re a big fracker. You

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Emerging Tech And Value Don’t Have To Be Enemies

Tech has been a terrific place to be for a while now, and still is. Traditionally, though, this area has been off-putting to those concerned about value, whether in the traditional academic sense that requires low ratios, or in the theoretically sound sense that requires investors to face the challenges of making necessary assumptions about future growth. This disconnect need not exist, however. Value investors can filter for emerging growth opportunities and look for appealing valuations within that particular subset of the market.

Value Without Growth Is Not Really Value

There are many out there who see value and growth as being opposed styles, and in some cases, downright antagonistic. That’s wrong.

The correct valuation for a stock is not an arbitrarily chosen low number, or even a low rank relative to other valuations in the market.

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Don’t Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars

Stargazers perk up — Mars is getting big and bright the coming week, as the sun, Earth and Mars line up close to a new moon on the night of Oct. 13.

The event that happens about every two years is called “opposition” in astronomy terms: the sun and Mars on opposite sides of Earth. From the earthling’s perspective, according to NASA, Mars rises in the east just as the sun sets in the west, and would stay up in the sky the whole night, setting in the west just as the sun rises.

Because we’re seeing the whole dayside of the red planet the whole week, it’s going to be ideal for viewing, writes Mikhail Kreslavsky, assistant research planetary scientist at University of California, Santa Cruz, in an email to NPR.

And because this year’s opposition is also close to the new moon, Mars will shine brighter without moonlight

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2 ASX 200 tech shares I don’t want to miss if the market rallies

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on the verge of breaking out of its 5725 to 6200 point trading range. The job centric federal budget, recovery of United States president Donald Trump and additional stimulus packages, not just in the US but globally, could push the markets even higher. Here are 2 ASX 200 tech shares that I wouldn’t want to miss if the market rallies. 



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2 ASX 200 tech shares I’m keeping a close eye on

1. Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX: PBH) 

The PointsBet share price jumped an eye watering 80% following the announcement of its partnership with NBCUniversal last month. The company’s share price has held its ground amidst a volatile market in September and in light of a significant A$303 million capital raising at

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Opinion | Don’t Let Amazon Get Any Bigger

We tend to credit Amazon’s enormous reach to its inventiveness. Jeff Bezos has built a logistics operation that rivals UPS and FedEx in the volume of packages it delivers to consumers in the United States. Amazon’s Alexa is the dominant operating system in the new arena of voice-enabled devices and web access.

Amazon produces clothing and advanced computer chips, dispenses a growing share of the nation’s prescription drugs, markets surveillance services to police departments, and runs a rapidly expanding advertising business.

But the evidence presented this week in a long report by the House Judiciary Committee, following a bipartisan investigation of the tech giants, tells a very different story. Amazon’s website forms a choke point through which other companies must pass to reach the market. It has exploited this commanding position to strong-arm other companies, control their means of distribution and drive them out of business.

While the report concludes

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The Technology 202: Trump’s ‘Don’t be afraid of Covid’ post tests Facebook and Twitter

From Lena Wen, a visiting professor at George Washington University and emergency room doctor:

And former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden:

The companies’ hands-off approach to Trump’s posts undermines their longstanding promises to crack down on specific kinds of coronavirus misinformation.

Twitter and Facebook have promised to be vigilant about coronavirus-related posts that could pose a risk to people’s health or well-being. Trump’s posts were viewed by millions on both services, even as users warned they could lead to a false sense of security that might endanger people’s lives. 

Trump’s initial “Don’t be afraid” tweet garnered more than 275,000 retweets and more than 556,000 likes. On Facebook, the post was liked at least 1.2 million times and shared more than 100,000 times. 

Facebook and Instagram’s policies state the companies will remove covid-19 misinformation “that could lead to imminent physical harm.” Twitter meanwhile says it will remove

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NHRA Top Fuel Class be Warned, Don’t Sleep on Tony Schumacher



a person riding on the back of a fire: Top winner in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster history set track record on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.


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Top winner in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster history set track record on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.

  • Tony Schumacher is back in 2020 after sitting out 2019 NHRA Top Fuel schedule with sponsor troubles.
  • His team, Don Schumacher Racing, has won 10 consecutive Funny Car events.
  • Schumacher qualified just 13th the last time out in Gainesville before setting a track speed record at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday.

Tony Schumacher is probably not used to coming in under the radar, but that’s exactly what he did on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.

With much of the attention these days going to Don Schumacher Racing’s Funny Car contingent and that group’s record 10 consecutive event wins and counting, it’s easy to forget that the all-time winner in the Top Fuel class is also back with DSR this

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