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New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million

The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $ 413 million. With the acquisition, Adecco adds to its ability to provide job training and re-skilling services for businesses. It’s proof that General Assembly’s own business has come a long way since its early days ...

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'Unfair competition': Sanctions really aim to serve US economic interests – Russia tech giant

The new US sanctions are aimed at pushing Russia out of the international arms market, including those of Washington’s allies, in the interest of the US arms industry, the Russian State Tech Corporation, Rostec, has said. The fact that Russia’s top defense corporation, Rosoboronexport, has been targeted by the latest set of US restrictions has exposed “the real aim of ...

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Making policing more responsive, SPIDR Tech raises $2.5 million

Across the country, police brutality and the series of fatal shootings of mostly black men have soured many on the role that police officers play in the community. To combat those negative assessments, police forces are turning to an array of new technologies, such as body cameras, new communications technologies and social media monitoring services to (ostensibly) become more accountable ...

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Disney in the desert? Saudi Prince courts US entertainment and tech leaders

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with American tech and entertainment leaders in a bid to entice them to his country. Bin Salman is visiting the US as part of a charm offensive. He has met with top executives in Los Angeles this week, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Disney’s Robert Iger, as he wrapped up a three-week ...

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Tech stock selloff just getting started – market analyst

It’s another volatile week for technology stocks, which has sparked a broader selloff on Wall Street and pushed the market into correction territory. Some analysts say it is just the beginning of a longer downturn. “All these tech stocks in America or other parts of the world are a little bit like the British royal family,” David Marsh, managing director at ...

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China wants to bring Alibaba and its other tech giants back home

Big Chinese foreign-listed technology companies could soon see their shares bought and sold at home as authorities seek to lure them back to native shores. The State Council has unveiled the pilot program, which is called Chinese depositary receipts (CDRs) and would apply to companies that went public overseas and have a market value of more than 200 billion yuan ...

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A $6 trillion wake up call for the tech industry

Jim FruchtermanContributor Jim Fruchterman is the founder and chief executive of Benetech, a non-profit developer of technology for social good. Earlier this year, the business community received a wake-up call issued with all of the might that $ 6 trillion can muster. The call came from Laurence Fink, the founder and chief executive of the global investment firm, BlackRock, and ...

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As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates

As the House advances a 2,232-page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech companies aren’t seeing eye to eye about a small piece of legislation tucked away on page 2,212. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, a.k.a. the CLOUD Act (H.R.4943, S.2383) aims to simplify the way that international law enforcement groups obtain ...

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As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates

As the House advances a 2,232-page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech companies aren’t seeing eye to eye about a small piece of legislation tucked away on page 2,212. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, a.k.a. the CLOUD Act (H.R.4943, S.2383) aims to simplify the way that international law enforcement groups obtain ...

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As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates

As the House advances a 2,232-page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech companies aren’t seeing eye to eye about a small piece of legislation tucked away on page 2,212. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, a.k.a. the CLOUD Act (H.R.4943, S.2383) aims to simplify the way that international law enforcement groups obtain ...

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