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Australian documents reveal how News Corp, Mail and other publishers plan to battle tech giants on global scale

News Corp has accused Google of misleading Australian regulators as it seeks to avoid paying publishing companies for their news content, documents filed with Canberra regulators show.

The search giant, which along with Facebook is facing new payment rules for news content in Australia, has also been accused by Mail Online of showing “political bias” in its algorithms.

The accusations are contained within submissions made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on whether and how it should compel Google and Facebook to pay for the use of publishers’ content.

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As well as lifting the lid on news companies’ concerns and frustrations with the tech giants – dubbed the ‘duopoly’ of the advertising sector – the documents also provide an insight into arguments that publishers like News Corp and DMGT will be making in other countries that are considering introducing similar rules.

Political leaders from several

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Testing Amazon Kitchen: Here’s our hot take on the tech giant’s first hot food bar at Amazon Go Grocery

Amazon does deliveries, cloud computing, voice technology, and e-readers pretty damn well.

The company’s hot food game, though, could use a little work.

That’s my verdict after taste testing a 3-cheese melt, a fajita burrito, chicken fingers, and Italian Wedding Soup from Amazon’s newest grocery store.

If you’re looking for a quick 7-Eleven-style bite — affordable, convenient, but not exactly gourmet — then Amazon Go Grocery fits the bill. But I probably won’t be seeking out “Amazon Kitchen” for my next meal.

The new Amazon Go Grocery in Redmond, Wash.

Amazon just opened its second Amazon Go Grocery location in Redmond, Wash., a stone’s throw away from Microsoft’s sprawling campus just east of downtown Seattle. The first store opened earlier this year in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood location.

Like Amazon’s other Go stores, customers scan a QR code from the Amazon Go app to enter, as overhead cameras track humans
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Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems Market – Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | UTC, Argus Security

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North America, Europe, China, Japan, Rest of the World, September 2020,- – The Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems Market research report includes an in-sight study of the key Global Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems Market prominent players along with the company profiles and planning adopted by them. This helps the buyer of the Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems report to gain a clear view of the competitive landscape and accordingly plan Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems market strategies. An isolated section with top key players is provided in the report, which provides a complete analysis of price, gross, revenue(Mn), Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems specifications, and company profiles. The Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire-Fighting Systems study is segmented by Module Type, Test Type, And Region.

The market size section gives the Fire

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5G Open Innovation Lab, backed by corporate giants, reveals 16 startups in second cohort

The 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab), a startup program funded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, today revealed its second cohort of companies.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based lab debuted in early May and wrapped up its first 12-week program in July. It aims to help entrepreneurs take advantage of 5G technology and build connections with a variety of partners from the public and private sphere.

Unlike many accelerators and incubators, the lab does not take equity stakes in the startups. But the sponsoring companies get early access for potential venture investments and are part of the cohort selection process. They also get a chance to work with early-stage startups that could end up being the next billion-dollar tech giant.

The lab is also a founding member of a Washington state “Innovation Partner Zone,” an alliance developed by the Department of Commerce to help spur collaboration between institutions, government organizations and

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Justice Department investigating merger of PR giants Cision, Meltwater

  • PR software giants Cision and Meltwater are planning to merge and the Justice Department’s antitrust division has probed the potential tie-up, asking how the deal might affect competition and pricing in PR software, sources said.
  • Three people said the Justice Department contacted them in early summer, asking about the PR software industry, how a potential merger of Cision and Meltwater would affect their competitors, and if they believed it would raise prices for their customers.
  • Cision declined to comment. Spokespeople for Meltwater and the Department of Justice did not respond to requests for comment.
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PR measurement giants Cision and Meltwater are planning to merge, and the Justice Department’s antitrust division has probed the potential tie-up of the two biggest PR software companies, asking how the deal might affect competition and pricing in PR software, multiple sources said.

Three people said the Justice Department

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Unfriended abroad, China’s tech giants seek home comfort

China’s tech titans can rely on their massive home market to ride out a Donald Trump-led campaign against them overseas, and in the long-term their global prospects remain strong, analysts say.

Tech firms from China have stormed to success in the global market with everything from video-sharing apps and mobile games to smartphones and sophisticated telecom infrastructure.

But the United States, Australia, Britain and India are among the huge markets where they have taken a hit because of espionage concerns or diplomatic feuds, tethering their international ambitions — for now.

“Technology is increasingly becoming a geopolitical issue” and “a strategic priority” for a growing number of countries, Dexter Thillien, an analyst at Fitch Solutions, told AFP.

However, Chinese firms have a massive market at home to focus on even if they are unable to pursue international goals — some 900 million users are up for grabs, more than the United

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San Francisco Exodus As Tech Giants Lean In To Remote Work In Covid-19 Era

Real estate agent Kilby Stenkamp sees moving vans on San Francisco streets where she used to see building cranes and tech company hipsters.

A work-from-home trend kicked into overdrive by the pandemic is disrupting a city long a mecca for tech talent.

“People are leaving San Francisco, and they’re taking their jobs with them,” Stenkamp said.

Levi Benjamin-Brown, 5, helps his mother Kyla Brown unpack boxes of toys at their new home in El Cerrito, California, where the family moved from San Francisco Levi Benjamin-Brown, 5, helps his mother Kyla Brown unpack boxes of toys at their new home in El Cerrito, California, where the family moved from San Francisco Photo: AFP / Brittany Hosea-Small

“There used to be cranes in the landscape, now it’s U-Haul trucks.”

Tech workers who flocked to San Francisco to be near Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other internet firms are moving to parts of the US where life is slower and the cost of living cheaper.

Tech titans are encouraging the trend.

Facebook is changing its hiring practices to recruit talent

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Shares struggle to shake off bearish mood as U.S. tech giants fall anew

By Hideyuki Sano

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares struggled to stem a bearish mood on Friday after U.S. big tech firm shares fell again overnight on growing doubts about U.S. stimulus and worries about their stretched valuations.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> dipped 0.2%, hovering just above a one-month trough touched earlier this week. Japan’s Nikkei <.N225> rose 0.3%.

Souring the mood, the U.S. Senate on Thursday killed a Republican bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, as Democrats seeking far more funding prevented it from advancing.

“The need for more fiscal support seems obvious, but the chances of imminent support have diminished significantly,” wrote Rodrigo Catril, senior FX strategist at National Australia Bank in Sydney.

Data also showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits remained high last week, and the total number of people who are on unemployment

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Dow rebounds 650 points after 3-day sell-off driven by tech giants



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  • US stocks rebounded on Wednesday after a three-day sell-off driven by tech giants led to a more than 10% decline in the Nasdaq composite index.
  • Apple climbed more than 3% after sliding below a $2 trillion market cap on Tuesday.
  • Oil recouped a fraction of the sharp losses experienced on Tuesday, with West Texas Intermediate crude contracts climbing as much as 2.5%, to $37.69 per barrel.
  • Watch major indexes update live here.

US stocks rebounded on Wednesday after a three-day sell-off driven by tech shares led to a more than 10% decline in the Nasdaq composite index.

Leading the markets higher on Wednesday were the same stocks that led the market lower over the past week. Shares of Apple climbed more than 3%, while Tesla jumped roughly 5%.

Apple’s three-day decline ultimately amounted to a 14% skid that pushed its market capitalization below $2 trillion

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Letting tech giants like Facebook regulate themselves ‘simply not working,’ says minister



a close up of a sign: A Facebook logo is shown on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square on March 29, 2018. A First Nations elder who led mediation circles after a social media post called for violence against Indigenous people says she is disappointed one of three women arrested has not faced consequences.


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A Facebook logo is shown on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square on March 29, 2018. A First Nations elder who led mediation circles after a social media post called for violence against Indigenous people says she is disappointed one of three women arrested has not faced consequences. “We do not accept racism,” said Irene Young. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Drew

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says governments around the world have tried giving Big Tech firms like Facebook the chance to regulate themselves for things like extremism and hate speech.

But the firms have proven they either cannot or will not do so, he said in an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson.

These platforms can’t regulate themselves. We’ve tried that and it’s simply not working,” he said when asked what the government is doing to

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