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Jeff Bezos Gives Washington Post’s Top Editor A Bike For His Birthday

October 23, 2019 5:52 PM ET Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stopped by The Washington Post’s newsroom Wednesday to personally deliver a bike to the paper’s top editor for his birthday. Post employees tweeted pictures of Bezos gifting the bike to executive editor Martin Baron in front of the entire newsroom. Bezos has owned the Post…

Trump Joins Streaming Platform Twitch to Broaden Rally Viewership

President Donald Trump has joined the gamer-centric, livestreaming platform Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, broadening the online reach of his rallies ahead of the 2020 presidential election. President Trump’s Twitch channel currently features video clips from his Minneapolis rally on Thursday, including the president’s full hour-and-forty-five-minute appearance before the live crowd at Target Center in…

Amazon’s Alexa To Accept 2020 Presidential Candidate Donations After Company’s CEO Warns Trump Is...

The anti-Trump Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is rolling out a new feature in October that will allow Alexa users to make campaign donations to 2020 presidential candidates using the virtual voice assistant. Amazon unveiled its new Alexa Political Contributions feature on Wednesday, informing users it must have voice purchasing enabled and…

Kamala Harris Would Secure Victory with Big Tech’s Green Card Giveaway

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, would secure a major legislative victory should Senate Republicans help pass a green card giveaway plan for the nation’s largest tech corporations. This week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Harris are looking to pass S. 386, legislation that would allow Indian nationals to effectively monopolize…

Google, Amazon, Microsoft Employees to Walk Out for Climate Strike

Employees from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have announced plans to walk out of their offices as part of a protest over global warming on September 20. Fortune reports that employees from the Masters of the Universe including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have announced plans to walk out of their jobs on September 20 to participate in a…

Democrat Trying To Weaken Privacy Law Is Married To Executive Of An Involved Company...

September 16, 2019 5:56 PM ET A California Democrat who’s pushing to reduce the state’s privacy regulations is married to the Chief Operation Officer of an Amazon-owned tech company that wants fewer privacy laws. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, a former mayor who now represents California’s 44th district in the State Assembly, is working to curb the…

Here’s The Former NBC Exec Who’s Pushing Trump On Using Google To Determine Who...

September 13, 2019 5:29 PM ET One of the key figures in talks to push Trump into using Google to determine the next mass shooter is a longtime friend of the president who is a former NBC executive. Analysts argue that Trump potential use of a big tech algorithms to determine who could commit a…

Amazon Could Be Facing FTC Antitrust Investigation For Stifling Competition: Report

September 11, 2019 6:08 PM ET Federal Trade Commission investigators are reportedly interviewing small businesses to see whether Amazon has affected their revenue in what could be another big tech antitrust probe. The interviews suggest that the tech giant could be facing an FTC probe into whether it is stifling market competition for small businesses…

Watch Live: State Attorneys General Announce Big Tech Antitrust Investigation

State attorneys general will launch one of the largest bipartisan, multi-state antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google on Monday. State attorneys general spanning across dozens of states will announce an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, and other technology companies at the U.S. Supreme Court at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday. The investigation will investigate whether America’s largest…

Amazon Burns Amid Brazil’s Incendiary Politics

Fires rage in the Amazon as Brazilian President Bolsonaro becomes a target of global indignation, writes Pepe Escobar.  By Pepe Escobar in Curitiba, BrazilAsia Times Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in power, his antics…

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