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Amazon, Facebook and Google to face another House inquiry News 

Amazon, Facebook and Google to face another House inquiry

Big tech firms will appear Thursday on Capitol Hill once again. House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez invited Amazon, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to face questions from her committee on how the companies may be interfering with small businesses. The hearing was originally reported last month by the Washington Post. The companies have already face investigations from the House Antitrust Subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department. Ticker Security Last Change Change % AMZN AMAZON.COM INC. 1,754.60 +1.49 +0.09% GOOGL ALPHABET INC. 1,309.15 +12.97 +1.00% FB FACEBOOK…

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13 Mind-Blowing Things Artificial Intelligence Can Already Do Today News 

13 Mind-Blowing Things Artificial Intelligence Can Already Do Today

By now, most of us are aware of artificial intelligence (AI) being an increasingly present part of our everyday lives. But, many of us would be quite surprised to learn of some of the skills AI already knows how to do. Here are 13 mind-blowing skills artificial intelligence can already do today. 1.Read Is one of your wishes to save time by only having to pay attention to the salient points of communication? Your wish has come true with artificial intelligence-powered SummarizeBot. Whether it’s news articles, weblinks, books, emails, legal…

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Trump Says U.S. Will Change Vaping Age to ’21 or So’ News 

Trump Says U.S. Will Change Vaping Age to ’21 or So’

As the United States grapples with the ongoing crisis of rising use of vape products among teens and youth, President Donald Trump said that new restrictions will bump the age limit for e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Or so! “We’re going to be coming out with a very important position on vaping. We have to take care of our kids most importantly. So we’re going to have an age limit of 21,” Trump said Friday while speaking to reporters before adding, “or so.” Trump went on to claim that the…

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Can You Pay a Credit Card Bill With Another Credit Card? News 

Can You Pay a Credit Card Bill With Another Credit Card?

Falling deeply in debt on a credit card with a high interest rate might tempt you to whip out a second card to pay off the bill. But can you really do that? “The short answer is ‘no,’” says Paul Golden, director of media relations for the National Endowment for Financial Education in Denver. Golden says credit card companies typically will not allow you to use one credit card to directly pay the debt on another card. That reluctance is largely due to fees associated with processing. “It’s very expensive…

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Amazon Prime Memberships Are $40 Off Right Now for Active Military & Veterans News 

Amazon Prime Memberships Are $40 Off Right Now for Active Military & Veterans

At this point, my Amazon Prime dependency is incurable. Do actual stores still exist? Someone lemme know, because I get everything — holiday presents, furniture, groceries, deodorant — delivered straight to my door in 48 hours or less. Now, in honor of Veterans Day on November 11, the e-commerce giant is giving the gift that keeps on giving: seriously cheap membership prices for active and former military. Amazon said it’s slashing the annual fee from $119 to $79. That’s a whopping 30% off for US veterans, active-duty, Reserve, and National…

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Starbucks’ red cups are back for the holidays. Here’s how to get a free reusable one News 

Starbucks’ red cups are back for the holidays. Here’s how to get a free reusable one

It’s officially time to hang lights, decorate the tree and enjoy an eggnog latte: Starbucks red cups and holiday drinks are coming back. On Thursday, the national coffee chain will switch gears from all things pumpkin spice to focus on peppermint mochas, eggnog lattes and the decorative red cups they come inside. Four different designs will be available this year, featuring red, white and green patterns that look like holiday wrapping paper. The official names of the four cups are Polka Dots, Merry Dance, Merry Stripes and Candy Cane Stripes….

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Nearly 90% of the world’s internet users are being monitored News 

Nearly 90% of the world’s internet users are being monitored

A new report claims, surprise, social media isn’t really that free. Instead, it’s full of bad faith actors manipulating elections and government officials surveilling users. The report, 2019 Freedom on the Net, comes from “independent watchdog organization” Freedom House. And after reading the whole thing (PDF), that still feels like it’s underplaying the growing tire fire that is social media. While the ongoing efforts to interfere with elections are a huge concern, the breadth of surveillance is just as disturbing. According to the report, 40 of 65 countries it studied…

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Black Friday deals 2019: the sales are already beginning News 

Black Friday deals 2019: the sales are already beginning

Black Friday has already started… well, sort of. Walmart went live with its early access deals later in October, and Amazon’s begun its ‘Happy Holideals’ plans from November 1-22, and Best Buy launched a price-matching plan to guarantee Black Friday prices. While these aren’t the ‘full sales’ that will start when Black Friday begins on November 29, the rush to discount and lure early shopping is beginning – we’ve rounded up our picks of the top deals in the section below and also picked up some Cyber Monday predictions too….

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Walmart Has Already Launched Early Deals In Anticipation Of Black Friday – Here’s What’s On Sale Now And What To Expect On November 29 News 

Walmart Has Already Launched Early Deals In Anticipation Of Black Friday – Here’s What’s On Sale Now And What To Expect On November 29

Early Black Friday laptop and tablet deals at Walmart Lenovo ideapad S145 15.6″ Laptop, $199 (originally $149) [You save $50] HP 14 Slim Ryzen 3 3200U, $269 (originally $380) [You save $111] Apple iPad (6th Gen) 128GB Wi-Fi, $299 (originally $430) [You save $131] Early Black Friday headphone and speaker deals at Walmart Apple AirPods with Charging Case, $144 (originally $159) [You save $15] Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $200 (originally $250) [You save $50] Bose SoundSport In-Ear Android Headphones, $39 (originally $99) [You save $60] JBL Flip 4 Waterproof…

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McDonald’s CEO out over ‘poor judgment’ in relationship with employee News 

McDonald’s CEO out over ‘poor judgment’ in relationship with employee

McDonald’s announced Sunday that its chief executive has “separated from the Company” after demonstrating “poor judgment” in having a relationship with an employee. It was determined by McDonald’s Board of Directors that Steve Easterbrook violated company policy by engaging in the consensual relationship, the company said in a press release. McDonald’s did not detail the employee’s position in its statement. Easterbrook apologized for the relationship in a message to staff. “As for my departure, I engaged in a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which violated McDonald’s policy. This was…

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