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Bill Gates skeptical of regulators breaking up tech giants

What you need to know Bill Gates expressed skepticism toward the idea of breaking up tech giants in a new interview. Speaking to Bloomberg, Gates came out more in favor of regulating bad practices, stating that he only sees a “narrow set of things” that he thinks a break up would be the “right answer to.” Gates’ comments come after the U.S. government announced an antitrust probe of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

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Google, other tech giants form group to counter online extremist content

In the wake of March’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Google is partnering up with other tech giants to counter extremist content online.

What you need to know Tech and social media giants have created a new group to work together in fighting terrorist and extremist content online. Dubbed “Christchurch Call,” the group’s name is derived from the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The group’s supporters include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Sennheiser IE 800 and Shure SE846 headphones [dual review]: Epic battle of the tiny giants

I’ve recently reviewed two $ 99 in-ear headphone offerings, from Sennheiser and Shure, that brought lots of bang for the relatively affordable buck. Now it’s time to bring out the big guns. If you’ve been keeping up with my headphone reviews, you can probably guess I’m somewhat an audiophile. This means that when I wanted to know how well flagship earphones perform, I dived in.

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Alphabet among tech giants sponsoring Super Bowl 50

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, will be among the Silicon Valley tech giants sponsoring the Super Bowl 50 this year. The company joins a lineup that includes Intel, Yahoo, and Apple in sponsoring the Super Bowl Host Committee, the group that works with both the National Football League and the community of the Super Bowl hosting city. Alphabet and the other sponsors have contributed about $ 50 million to the Host Committee, meaning that the group doesn’t  [Read More…]

Google joins forces with other tech giants to create next-generation video format

Google has joined forces with six other industry giants, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Mozilla, to form the Alliance for Open Media. The alliance’s main goal is to work together to create new open source formats and codecs for online video, audio, and other streaming media.

Facebook, Google and other tech giants back Samsung in patent court battle against Apple

We’re certain patent battles are the last thing you’d like to read this morning, but things are getting interesting in the case between Apple and Samsung. The latter party has managed to garner support from various top tech giants, including Google, HP, and Facebook, who have filed a “friend of the court” briefing at the start of July, protesting against the decision to fine Samsung $ 548 million.

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Tech giants rally together to curb NSA spying

A number of big-name tech companies are teaming up to lobby the Senate to pass legislation that would limit the reach of the NSA‘s spying activities, Bloomberg reported today. The coalition of tech giants includes the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, among others.

Tech giants blast FCC’s net neutrality proposal

In an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission, major Internet and technology companies are united in their fight to keep the Internet free and open. Companies that include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix among others, are standing together to fight the FCC’s plans to split the Internet into faster and slower speed lanes as part of a new upcoming vote.

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Tech giants blast FCC’s net neutrality proposal

In an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission, major Internet and technology companies are united in their fight to keep the Internet free and open. Companies that include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix among others, are standing together to fight the FCC’s plans to split the Internet into faster and slower speed lanes as part of a new upcoming vote.

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