Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appear on Kara Swisher Recode Decode podcast

Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appear on Kara Swisher Recode Decode podcast

April 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

It’s a “new era” for tech regulation, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. “In the UK, as you know, they’ve said the era of self-regulation of these companies is over,” she told Kara Swisher on the latest episode of the Recode Decode podcast. “Is it over in this country?” Swisher asked. “It probably should be,”…

Nancy Pelosi talks Trump tweets on Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode

Nancy Pelosi talks Trump tweets on Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode

April 13, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Enough people use Twitter to get their information that politicians have to be there, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says. But on the latest episode of Recode Decode, she said the way President Trump uses Twitter has “cheapened the presidency.” “He’s just being a freak, I mean, he’s just terrible,” Pelosi told Recode’s Kara…

Disney will lose billions launching a streaming service to fight Netflix

Disney will lose billions launching a streaming service to fight Netflix

April 13, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Disney used to make hundreds of millions of dollars a year selling its stuff to Netflix. Now it is going to spend billions of dollars a year to try to beat Netflix. Disney executives didn’t mention Netflix once during their three-hour-plus investor presentation Thursday, at which the company laid out its plans to build up…

AT&T’s speed test results aren’t as fast as they seem

AT&T’s speed test results aren’t as fast as they seem

April 12, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

AT&T is the fastest US mobile provider but probably not by as much as first reported, according to new information from speed-test company Ookla. AT&T’s overall mobile speed was artificially inflated in Ookla’s latest speed ratings by the sheer number of people testing their new “5G E” connections, whose icon notification has recently started showing…

Amazon employees’ climate proposal is rare sign of worker dissent

Amazon employees’ climate proposal is rare sign of worker dissent

April 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

In an unprecedented move at Amazon, more than 3,500 of the company’s corporate employees signed their names to a letter published on Wednesday that urged Jeff Bezos to create a comprehensive climate-change plan for the company. The letter, published online and addressed to the Amazon CEO and Amazon’s board of directors, called for a company-wide…

Billionaires can’t escape public scrutiny so they’re trying to shape it

Billionaires can’t escape public scrutiny so they’re trying to shape it

April 10, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

The world’s wealthiest people have been tripping over themselves to become the most convincing apologists for the system that propelled them into their well-appointed stratosphere. The latest entrant is Ray Dalio, the hedge fund titan who has become the newest billionaire to offer a fleshed-out criticism of the capitalist economy he sees as unsustainable. Dalio’s…

Silicon Valley’s women’s movement needs to keep momentum after #MeToo

Silicon Valley’s women’s movement needs to keep momentum after #MeToo

April 10, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Silicon Valley’s investing industry has by no means solved its diversity or sexual harassment problems. But it wouldn’t be the first time the tech industry gave itself a pat on the back and moved on. That’s the challenge for one of the new leaders of Silicon Valley’s women’s movement, Pam Kostka, who was announced Tuesday…