Facebook director Peter Thiel invests in conservative rival Rumble

Prominent conservative venture capitalists including Peter Thiel and J.D. Vance are investing in free speech-oriented video streaming site Rumble Video, the company said Wednesday. The deal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, marks PayPal and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel’s first investment

Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify Friday as Epic trial nears end

Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the witness stand this Friday in a high-stakes courtroom battle over the lucrative commissions the iPhone maker has been raking in from its mobile app store. The timing of Cook’s highly anticipated testimony was confirmed Wednesday

Google wants to use AI to diagnose your skin condition

Is that red spot on your arm just a pimple, or something more serious? Google wants to answer that for you with the help of artificial intelligence.  The search giant’s new dermatology feature, unveiled this week, uses machine learning to identify 288

Tennessee congressman reaps windfall on Dogecoin bets

A Tennessee congressman jumped into the Dogecoin craze — and reaped a windfall on the risky, canine-themed cryptocurrency, government documents show. In early April, US Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) made two purchases of Dogecoin that were each worth between $1,000 and $15,000

Amazon to extend pause on police use of facial recognition

NEW YORK — Amazon said Tuesday that it will extend its ban on police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year pause it announced last year. Amazon and other technology companies have been under pressure from civil rights activists and their

Amazon negotiating deal to buy MGM Studios for $9 billion

Amazon is reportedly several weeks into negotiations on a deal to buy MGM, the Hollywood studio behind the “James Bond” franchise, for between $7 billion and $10 billion. The legendary studio — whose film and TV catalog includes everything from “Silence of

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