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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster Justin Rosenstein had tweaked […]

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Amazon’s advertising business could make twice as much as Snapchat by next year

Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon dominates online shopping, cloud computing, and now, it has its sights set on advertising. The online shopping giant has been quietly beefing up its ads business in recent months, and Wall Street is starting to take notice. SEE ALSO: Forget Facebook and […]

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Uber threatened to fire engineer at center of Waymo trade secret lawsuit

Uber has issued a sternly worded letter toAnthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets from Google parent Alphabets self-driving technology unit Waymo. The gist? Comply with the courts ordersor risk being terminated. Levandowski isthe former technologylead forGoogles autonomous vehicle unit and co-founder […]

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Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Waymo is in the midst of a code-named Fuji, isnt ready and therefore isnt […]

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Amazon’s advertising business could make twice as much as Snapchat by next year

Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon dominates online shopping, cloud computing, and now, it has its sights set on advertising. The online shopping giant has been quietly beefing up its ads business in recent months, and Wall Street is starting to take notice. SEE ALSO: Forget Facebook and […]

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