17 08, 2019

Harvard University Sold Apple and Facebook Stock — and Bought Alphabet

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Harvard University’s endowment made some bold stock trades in the calendar second quarter.

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2 08, 2019

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions

August 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Federal Trade Commission is examining the tech giant’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats.

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13 06, 2019

Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers

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Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week.

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11 06, 2019

Salesforce and Google just spent billions on Big Data because of Microsoft

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Two hefty acquisitions by Alphabet Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. in the exploding arena of Big Data appear to be expensive moves to shore up their competitive…

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8 06, 2019

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate

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The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market.

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2 06, 2019

Google’s Scrutiny by Justice Department Has Been Building

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The Justice Department’s plans to investigate Alphabet Inc.’s Google have been building over time, amid a growing public conversation about whether the government should do more to scrutinize the handful of giant tech firms that dominate the U.S. landscape.

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18 05, 2019

Baidu, China’s Version of Google, Expects No Growth

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The search-engine company turned in its first net loss in more than a decade and said it expects revenue growth to fade to near zero in the second quarter, sending the stock down by 16.5% on Friday.

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17 05, 2019

Baidu Warns of Challenges for Online Ad Business

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The internet-search company warned of fallout from the slowing Chinese economy and swung to a loss in the latest period as spending rose. Baidu said its online-marketing business was facing near-term headwinds.

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12 05, 2019

A Top State Pension Loaded Up on Berkshire Hathaway, Kroger, and Facebook Stock

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South Dakota’s retirement system also nearly doubled its investment in upscale-goods maker Tapestry, and bought more Verizon stock in the first quarter.

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