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Amazon removed a pair of job listings that gained considerable attention on social media on Tuesday, for descriptions the company now says were a mistake. Initially, Amazon said it was looking to hire an analyst and senior analyst to join its “Global Intelligence Program” based in Phoenix, Arizona. The hires would be responsible for, among …

That just price is intended to result from negotiations between the online platforms and media companies. Should they fail to agree, the parties will submit “final offers” to a panel of arbitrators, who must choose one or the other. The proposed law also would require that Google and Facebook give news outlets 28 days notice …

AB979 is a robust approach to a longstanding problem, but raises a complicated question: Who counts as an underrepresented minority? The bill defines the category as someone who “self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native.” Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender employees also qualify as underrepresented. …

Instead, this hearing was all about puncturing the aura of these CEOs and their companies, in the spirit of discontent with Big Tech. The committee chair, Representative David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island), made that clear in his opening statement when he decried the massive power of these men as a threat to the economy, to innovation, …

Above all, the hearing represents the investigators’ best chance to present their case to the American public. With four CEOs who preside over sprawling corporate empires, however, there’s no way to cover everything. Here’s what the hearing is most likely to focus on. Facebook Facebook isn’t just the world’s biggest social media network; it also …

In 2018, Canton organized a “risk-a-thon” in which people from across Facebook spent three days competing to find the most striking way to trip up those systems. Some teams found weaknesses that Canton says convinced him the company needed to make its AI systems more robust. One team at the contest showed that using different …

I admitted it was gorgeous. But I had a question for him. Earlier in the conversation, he had drawn Apple’s product matrix, four squares representing laptop and desktop, high and low end. Since returning to Apple in 1997, he had filled in all the quadrants with the iMac, Power Mac, iBook, and PowerBook. The Cube …

Opinions about wearing masks and maintaining social distancing are sharply divided, largely along red and blue lines. Conservatives Republicans are the least likely to wear a mask, according to poll data from Pew Research. Some neuroscientists believe that lessons from their field, applied appropriately, could help break the impasse and persuade more people to follow …

On March 1, the Bay Area’s Caltrain rail system was in the midst of a $2 billion plan to electrify its tracks, replace its aging diesel locomotives, and run more trains between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Now, officials warn that without serious funding help—about $100 million annually—Caltrain could shut down altogether. There are plenty …

The stock market appears strangely indifferent to Covid-19 these days, but that wasn’t true in March, as the scale and breadth of the crisis hit home. By one measure, it was the most volatile month in stock market history; on March 16, the Dow Jones average fell almost 13 percent, its biggest one-day decline since …