Sen. Elizabeth Warren has come out with another bold policy idea. The Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate released a plan last Friday to break up “Big Tech” companies in order to “restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last.” In the days since she unveiled the proposal, the plan has made waves from South by Southwest to Facebook’s platform itself — dividing experts along the way. “We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from throwing around their political power to shape the rules in their favor and throwing around their economic power to snuff out or buy up every potential competitor,” Warren wrote in a Medium post outlining her proposal. But would her plan actually do that? And which companies would be affected? Here are four things to know about how it would work. 1. Why does … [Read more...] about 4 things to know about how — and if — Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up the tech giants would work
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Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 2:58 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Congress is about to grill Google's CEO. Can Sundar Pichai handle the heat? 1 … [Read more...] about Congress is about to grill Google’s CEO. Can Sundar Pichai handle the heat?
Brush and Nib Studio owners from left are Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka (Facebook) The city of Phoenix is fighting back against a bid by a Christian law firm to get the state’s high court to conclude that businesses have a right to refuse to provide certain services to gays. In new legal filings Sept. 7, attorney Eric Fraser said there is no dispute about the heart of the case. “If a same-sex couple asks Brush & Nib (Studio) for custom wedding products, Brush & Nib will refuse service, regardless of the wording or design the couple wants,” he told the Arizona Supreme Court. And the owners of the firm would make a plain-vanilla wedding invitation listing “Pat and Pat” if it means “Patrick and Patricia” but refuse to make an identical one for “Patrick and Patrick.” “That’s why this case is about commerce, not speech, art, or religious beliefs,” he wrote. “Under settled law, the government does not … [Read more...] about Phoenix: Gay discrimination case about commerce, not 1st Amendment
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature How a troubled Florida teenager went from the “Dr. Phil” show to signing a major-label record deal as a rapper. Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie. Credit Emily Shur for The New York Times Supported by ByJamie Lauren Keiles July 3, 2018 Adam Kluger had a plan to save music. It was 2008: Piracy was up, streaming hadn’t taken off and the physical album had long been eclipsed by the digital single. On top of that, it was the middle of the recession; industry people were looking for ways to make up their losses. Kluger was a fast-talking 22-year-old in Los Angeles with a dream of a product he called “brand dropping.” Rappers were constantly name-checking products — why not get the brands to pay for placement in a verse? He peddled the concept to record executives, presenting his plan as a source of easy money. They turned him away, citing artistic integrity. He … [Read more...] about The Big Business of Becoming Bhad Bhabie
Nate Rau Nashville Tennessean Published 11:40 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 Nashville International Airport is planning to overhaul its concessions in a move that could mean the exit of popular local businesses such as Noshville deli and Parnassus Books. But the very presence of those local restaurants and shops, including Swett's, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Blue Coast Burrito and Whitt's Barbecue, is a point of contention. Airport officials argue that those restaurants are operating at Nashville International Airport in name only. The local businesses sign licensing deals with large concessions corporations and then partner to cultivate the decor and, in the case of restaurants, food menu. Nashville airport growth: Nashville International to add new airline with 5 new destinations More: Nashville International Airport sets passenger record for fifth consecutive year Top officials, led by new CEO Doug Kreulen, are proposing a switch to a "developer model," which would … [Read more...] about Nashville airport could lose big local names in concessions overhaul