Amazon will open pop-up Covid vaccine clinic in Seattle

The Amazon headquarters sits virtually empty on March 10, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon recommended all employees in its Seattle office to work from home, leaving much of downtown nearly void of people. John Moore | Getty Images Amazon is opening a pop-up clinic in Seattle to administer … Read more

Alphabet cancels Loon, project to beam internet to earth from balloons

Google parent-company Alphabet is saying goodbye to another one of its long-term experimental bets — this time, it’s Loon, the gigantic balloons the company had hoped to beam internet to rural areas of the world. “While we’ve found a number of willing partners along the way, we haven’t found a way to get the costs … Read more

Judge refuses to force Amazon to put Parler back online

The Parler logo is seen on an Apple iPhone. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images A U.S. judge has refused to order Amazon to bring Parler back online, delivering a blow to the upstart social media network. Parler had become a haven for many conservatives and Trump supporters who felt traditional social media companies … Read more

Google agrees to pay French publishers for news

The logos of Google and several of its applications are displayed on a computer screen. Chesnot | Getty Images LONDON — Google said Thursday it will pay French publishers for news content in a major digital copyright deal. The agreement comes after several months of talks between Google France and the media groups, which are … Read more

New Google union ‘concerned’ after a senior A.I. ethics researcher is reportedly locked out of her account

Google employee’s newly-formed union, known as the Alphabet Workers Union, said it is concerned over Google’s decision to lock Margaret Mitchell, a senior AI ethics researcher, out of her account. Google locked Mitchell out of her account after it found she was downloading material related to Timnit Gebru, another AI ethics researcher who was forced … Read more

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