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Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook’s blockchain efforts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Getty It sounds like Facebook has persuaded a suite of heavyweight companies to get involved in its secretive blockchain project. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Silicon Valley technology giant has enlisted a number of high-profile firms – including Uber, MasterCard, Stripe, Visa, and Booking.com …

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Epic Games, the maker of ‘Fortnite’, acquired teen chat app Houseparty in a surprise deal

HousepartyIn-app group video-chat via HousepartyHouseparty “Fortnite” creator Epic Games acquired group video-chat platform Houseparty on Wednesday. “We kept hearing that people were using Houseparty to talk to their real life friends while gaming together and one game came up over and over again: Fortnite,” Houseparty CEO Sima Sistani Tweeted. Visit …

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A top DOJ official just outlined why the agency has everything it needs to go after Big Tech – and Facebook, Google, and Amazon should be nervous

Makan DelrahimCliff Owen/AP The nation’s antitrust laws provide enforcement officials with all the tools they need to promote competition in the tech industry, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said Tuesday. Delrahim made the comments as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are beginning to scrutinize Apple, Alphabet, …

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The star of ‘Aladdin’ claims a defect in his Tesla Model 3 led to his car wreck, and it comes from a problem area the company has known about for years

Massoud v. Tesla The star of Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud, is suing Tesla after a faulty suspension allegedly caused him to crash his Model 3 a day after he bought it. Suspension problems have dogged Tesla Model S and X vehicles for years to the point that observers on …

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Top execs at longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle explain why they just came out of nowhere with a new cloud partnership: ‘This is the start of a beautiful friendship’

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Apple iPhones and iPads are still missing a feature that’s critical for parents and workers. And it’s even more baffling now that it’s available on Apple TV.

Apple CEO Tim CookJustin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s latest version of iOS and its new iPadOS still lack a key feature – support for multiple user profiles. The company announced on Monday that it’s bringing the feature to Apple TV – but not to iPhones and iPads. This reporter has for …

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Apple is taking on Facebook and Google by doubling down on privacy, but the plan could backfire in an epic way

Apple CEO Tim Cook.Lucy Nicholson/Reuters If you’ve been paying attention to Apple over the past year, you probably weren’t surprised to see it tout its privacy bona fides at its annual developers conference on Monday, or to see it gleefully disparage the failings of other tech companies. Privacy has been …

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Facebook’s shareholder meeting was a sad display of impotent groveling, and it’s the future in store for many other investors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.AP Facebook shareholders expressed frustration with Mark Zuckerberg’s running of the company at its annual shareholder meeting Thursday. They could do little about the situation, though, because Zuckerberg’s shares give him the ability to determine the outcome of any shareholder vote and to control Facebook’s board. The …

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