Dow index boosts its tech profile with addition of Salesforce

Aug 25, 2020
Bellwether market index also adds Honeywell and Amgen and expels Exxon and others. Move reflects tech's expanding role in the economy.
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange in March. The Dow Jones index has been updated to maintain its relevance, in one expert's view.
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Tech companies reconsider facial recognition software

IBM says it will no longer sell or research facial recognition software, and Amazon announced a moratorium on police use of its software.
With IBM getting out of facial recognition technology altogether and Amazon pausing the use of its software by police departments, how will Microsoft act?
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Tech companies get a win in the USMCA

Dec 11, 2019
The treaty will extend to Canada and Mexico a provision of U.S. law that protects them from being sued for what their users' do.
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The FTC has no chief technologist as it weighs big tech investigations

Apr 2, 2019
The last person to hold the job says there are many ways the agency can get input on technology issues.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington, DC.
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California's governor wants to pay residents a data dividend

Feb 22, 2019
How much is your data worth, and should tech companies compensate you for it?
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Your Amazon deliveries don't just magically appear at your door

Jul 3, 2018
Some of them come to you via Amazon Flex, an app that allows regular people to deliver your packages.
Packages are stored at the Amazon's logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, on the eve of 'Black Friday', on Nov. 24, 2016.
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New blow for Uber as top European Union court says it’s a taxi company

Dec 20, 2017
The decision reflects a larger dilemma about how governments should treat companies that operate online.
A view of someone using the Uber app in London.
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