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Meta posts lower Q4 profit, announces huge stock buyback

Feb. 01, 2023 17:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook parent company Meta posted lower fourth-quarter profit and revenue on Wednesday, hurt by a downturn in the online advertising market and competition from rivals such as TikTok. But the company's stock soared in extended trading, as its revenue beat...

FTC fines GoodRx for unauthorized sharing of health data

Feb. 01, 2023 17:29 PM EST

In a first-of-its-kind enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data with Facebook, Google and other third parties without their consent. ...

Ex-aide says Elon Musk had 'handshake deal' for Tesla buyout

Feb. 01, 2023 17:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a “handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018 shortly before he tweeted he had the financing for an aborted buyout that is still haunting him in a high-profile trial. ...

Updated permit required to legalize bedrooms at Twitter HQ

Feb. 01, 2023 16:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco building inspectors have given Twitter's construction contractor two weeks to submit a corrected building use permit if the social media company wants to keep using two conference rooms as bedrooms at its headquarters. The correction notice issued...

Anti-Asian hate 'runs the gamut,' racist Yelp reviews show

Feb. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As if running a restaurant during a pandemic wasn't tough enough, Christopher Wong also had to contend with a racist troll. “I will not have my dog eat in this place because they might cook him,” read the Yelp review of Wong's eatery, the Curry Up Cafe in...

Trump starts 3rd White House bid lagging in campaign cash

Feb. 01, 2023 14:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s political operation started the year with about $25 million socked away for his recently launched 2024 presidential campaign, a sum that is substantially less than what he had on hand just one year ago, new campaign finance reports show. ...

Apple and Google app stores get thumbs down from White House

Feb. 01, 2023 14:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking aim at Apple and Google for operating mobile app stores that it says stifle competition. The finding is contained in a Commerce Department report released by the administration on Wednesday as President Joe Biden convened his...

Google has the next move as Microsoft embraces OpenAI buzz

Feb. 01, 2023 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT was unleashed into the world, the novelist Robin Sloan was testing a similar AI writing assistant built by researchers at Google. It didn’t take long for Sloan, author of the bestseller “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour...

Apple embraces potential of sports streaming with MLS deal

Feb. 01, 2023 11:46 AM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — After taking its first dip into sports streaming last year, Apple is now immersing itself. The tech giant kicked off a 10-year partnership with Major League Soccer on Wednesday with the launch of Season Pass on Apple TV+. "This is very...

Brazil authorities probe Amazon ties to capital attacks

Feb. 01, 2023 10:13 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — On the edge of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the Rovaris family is a symbol of a pioneering success story. The family arrived in the state of Mato Grosso in the 1970s as part of a wave of agricultural expansion promoted by the country’s then-military...