Robinhood, the Zero-Fee Stock and Crypto Trading App, Is Planning to Go Public

Robinhood—the fintech startup that offers stock, option, and cryptocurrency trades with zero fees—is taking steps to go public, starting with the hiring of a chief financial officer. Robinhood co-founder Baiju Bhatt, speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Thursday, confirmed the company’s plans for an IPO and CFO hire. Both tasks will need to be handled […]

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?Hollywood goes open source

Out of 200 of the most popular movies of all time, the top 137 were either visual-effects driven or animated. What did many of these blockbusters have in common? They were made with open-source software. That was the message David Morin, chairman of the Joint Technology Committee on Virtual Production, brought to The Linux Foundation‘s […]

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Amazon touches $1 trillion, on pace to overtake Apple

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday briefly joined Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to become the second $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company after its stock price more than doubled in a year as it grew rapidly in retail and cloud computing. Its shares traded as high as $2,050.50 before easing a little to end the […]

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Jon Kyl Will Take McCain's Senate Seat

On Tuesday, Arizona’s governor appointed former Republican senator Jon Kyl to fill the US Senate seat vacated by the late John McCain. The appointment could spell even more government scrutiny for tech giants like Facebook and Google—even though Kyl has only committed to serving until the start of the next Congressional session in January, though […]

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In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. A woman walks […]

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Tesla, Software And Disruption

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Apple Will Require All Apps to Have a Privacy Policy

After data breaches at other tech companies and the European Union’s stricter GDPR rules, Apple is tightening up its App Store. Apple will require all future updates and new apps to provide a link the developers’ privacy policies. Previously, Apple required any apps with a subscription model to link to their privacy policies, according to […]

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Google Is Taking Down Tech Support Scammers

Google is taking action against the tech support scams that advertise on its platform. The tech giant is making a commitment to removing misleading ads. Google told the Wall Street Journal it removed more than 100 ads every second for violating some part of its policies. Now, it’s also implementing a verification program to further […]

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Apple’s Pride-Themed Watch Face Is Being Blocked in Russia

Part of the fun of an Apple Watch is choosing the right watch-face design to suit your tastes. Toward this end, Apple introduced a gay-pride themed, rainbow watch face in June, but it seems that particular watch face has been blocking it in Russia. After people began asking on Apple’s support forum and on Reddit […]

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Apple self-driving car rear ended during road testing

(Reuters) – An Apple Inc (AAPL.O) self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters this month, the company said in an accident report posted on Friday that confirmed the iPhone maker is still in the race to build autonomous vehicles. FILE PHOTO: The company’s logo is seen outside […]

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