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Apple just hit a $1 trillion market cap

Apple hit a market cap of $1 trillion on Thursday — and hung onto the record valuation at market close — as the iPhone maker became the first …

Tim Cook

Trump responds to Ivanka by claiming he didn't call media "the enemy"

President Trump has tweeted a response to our Axios interview this morning with Ivanka Trump.<p><b>"They asked my daughter Ivanka</b> whether or not the media …

Donald Trump

China’s debt-trap diplomacy is spreading across Africa

China is leveraging debts to gain control of strategic ports and secure primary access to African oil in Angola, Kenya and Djibouti.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> …

China

Amazon.com plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Claudia Maria de Oliveira is leery of online shopping. But while browsing social media recently, the 49-year-old Brazilian spotted a bargain-priced sandwich press from local retailer Magazine Luiza SA <MGLU3.SA>.<p>She swallowed her doubts and hit the "buy" button. Two days later …

Latin America's Most Unpopular Presidency Grinds to Standstill

Earlier this week Brazil’s President Michel Temer called the ten Senate leaders of his ruling coalition to discuss the year’s legislative agenda. …

Somalia seizes $10 million in cash from plane arriving from UAE

Somalia’s government has seized three bags of money worth $10 million from a plane that landed in Mogadishu from United Arab Emirates, Voice of …

An Internal Email Contradicts Scott Pruitt's Account of Controversial Raises

The EPA administrator has said he “didn’t know” about unusual salary bumps given to a pair of trusted aides, but a message from one of those staffers claims otherwise.<p><i>This story was updated on April 9 at 4:26 p.m. ET</i><p>An email that suggests Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Scott Pruitt

The NRA May Have More Russian Contributors Than It First Said

The National Rifle Association may have accepted more contributions from Russian donors than it first acknowledged, new documents show.<p>A Russian citizen who works for a U.S.-sanctioned arms manufacturer was arrested earlier this year when he tried to board a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow …

Guns

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Massachusetts-based American Superconductor seemed to be riding high in early 2011, reaping strong sales and even praise from the White House for successfully cracking the Asian import markets.<p>Then, one day that April, employees were called to a meeting where they heard some very disturbing …

Intellectual Property

FBI raids Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's office, seizes Stormy Daniels documents, bank records

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer and confidant of President Donald Trump, Cohen's attorney confirmed to CNN Monday.<p>One source familiar with the matter told CNN that included in the documents authorities seized was information related to Stephanie …

Donald Trump

Facebook demands ID verification for big Pages, ‘issue’ ad buyers

Facebook is looking to self-police by implementing parts of the proposed Honest Ads Act before the government tries to regulate it. To fight fake news and election interference, Facebook will require the admins of popular Facebook Pages and advertisers buying political or “issue” ads on “debated …

Slack updates privacy policy: Employers can read 'private' DMs without telling workers

Starting April 20, your company can download your conversations without notifying you.<p>Digital technology makes it easy for your employer to monitor everything you do — the email, instant messages or texts you send and receive — on any company-provided digital devices or work platforms.<p>Even so, it’s …

Employment

Google employees protest: 'Stop work on AI for Pentagon drone video analysis'

Google workers call on the company to cease developing AI for warfare.<p><i>Video: Google aims to embed AI-powered Smart Reply in every major chat platform.</i><p>…

Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices

While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.<p>Today, Amazon is adding a much requested “intercom” feature to its Alexa-enabled devices, <i>TechCrunch</i> …

Twitter suspends over 1.2 million accounts for terrorist content

Facebook isn't the only one cracking down on the toxic side of its platform. Twitter is getting into the mix too.<p>Twitter on Thursday disclosed that it has suspended more than 1.2 million accounts because of terrorism content since August 2015. It shut down nearly 275,000 accounts in the second half …

Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data

Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a …

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …

HTC ad banned for misrepresenting U11 capabilities

• An HTC U11 ad featuring an Olympic diver has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).<br>• The advert shows the handset being used in a swimming pool, though its user guidelines say it should only be in contact with fresh water.<br>• The ASA also says users in similar scenarios would be …

Tom Daley

Spotify Is, For Now, The World's Most Valuable Music Company

Following its successful public listing yesterday, the music streaming service Spotify is now worth around $25 billion, making it the largest music company in the world — but when Spotify first débuted, back in 2008, it was reasonable to think it would fail. Headquartered in Sweden, a country whose …

U.S. Department of Justice

3 Reasons Gun Companies Are Under Pressure

Remington Arms Co., an American gun company with roots stretching back over 200 years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Saddled with almost $1 billion in debt and a victim of shifting market trends, Remington, like many other gun companies, faces a constant uphill battle wrought with …

Russia warns of retaliation after at least 100 diplomats expelled worldwide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian government is threatening retaliation over one of the largest mass expulsions of its diplomats in history after more than 20 countries, including the United States, backed action by the UK over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in southern England.<p>According to state media …

Russia

Did Kim Jong Un just show up in Beijing on a 21-car bulletproof train?

Video footage circulating online of a 21-car train similar to the one used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s late father has spurred speculation that the secretive leader is in Beijing for a surprise meeting with Chinese officials.<p>Kim’s visit Monday, if confirmed, would mark the young leader’s …

United States of America flag

Obras expostas no Itaú foram furtadas da Biblioteca Nacional, diz perícia<p>Gravuras foram entregues para especialistas após Folha revelar história do …

Google is adopting blockchain-like technology

Google is planning to adopt a blockchain-like ledger system, people familiar with the situation told <i>Bloomberg</i>. Google will use the tech, the report states, as a means of differentiating its cloud business from rivals. The company would also supposedly license the ledger system so that other …

Cryptocurrency startup claims BMW partnership, but BMW disagrees

Fledgling cryptocurrency startup carVertical made waves after announcing last week that the company had struck a partnership with BMW that would see the two parties build the “first ever connected reports for cars.” But it appears the company might have misrepresented its relationship with the …

Corporate stock buybacks are booming, thanks to the Republican tax cuts

Republicans said their tax bill would go to workers. Instead, it’s going to Wall Street.<p>Right after Republicans in Congress passed their tax bill, lowering tax rates on corporations, companies delivered a very public thank-you:a series of bonus and investment announcements. It was a major PR …

Russia may annul election results at two polling stations: officials

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could annul results at two polling stations where Reuters reporters witnessed people voting more than once during Sunday’s presidential election, election officials said on Thursday.<p>A combination picture shows a voter, casting a ballot at a polling station number 216 (L) …

Polling

A $1.6 billion Spotify lawsuit is based on a law made for player pianos

The hidden costs of streaming music<p>Spotify is finally gearing up to go public, and the company’s February 28th filing with the SEC offers a detailed look at its finances. More than a decade after Spotify’s launch in 2006, the world’s leading music streaming service is still struggling to turn a …