Lauren Feiner
Lauren Feiner
Tech policy reporter @CNBC | Most likely to have "just listened to a podcast about that" | Past: @BostonGlobe @PhillyInquirer @Forbes @dailypenn | DM for SignalSource
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Alphabet rises after earnings beat, announces $25 billion share repurchase

Alphabet rises after earnings beat, announces $25 billion share repurchase

Shares of Google parent company Alphabet rose more than 9% after the company reported second-quarter earnings that beat estimates Thursday. Alphabet said its board of directors approved a repurchase of up to an additional $25 billion of its Class C capital stock. On a call with analysts, CFO Ruth Porat said the capital would be used to support growth and acquisitions and investments. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: $14.21 per share, ex-items, vs. $11.30 per share expected, per Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $38.94 billion, vs. $38.15 billion expected, per Refinitiv...

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Jul 26, 2019
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There's a battle over Breitbart on Facebook's new journalism section, and Instagram's boss got involved

There's a battle over Breitbart on Facebook's new journalism section, and Instagram's boss got involved

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said on Twitter Sunday he doesn’t want Breitbart to be part of Facebook’s new journalism tab, but defended the company’s choice to include it. Mosseri, who has run Facebook-owned Instagram since October of last year, initially responded to a tweet from New York Times opinion writer Charlie Warzel, who shared an article he wrote analyzing Facebook’s inclusion of the far right news outlet in its news product unveiled on Friday. Breitbart, which was previously run by President Donald Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon, has been accused of defending white...

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Oct 30, 2019
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Both Facebook and Twitter are getting it wrong when it comes to political ads

Both Facebook and Twitter are getting it wrong when it comes to political ads

Twitter and Facebook have both drawn their lines in the sand on political advertising ⁠— or rather, they’ve removed the lines altogether. Taking an approach of all (in the case of Facebook) or nothing (in the case of Twitter), the CEOs of both companies have championed how their decisions will uphold a true and fair democracy. Political ads make up such a tiny fraction of their revenues, both CEOs have said, that this is a matter of principle, not profit. But here’s the subtext: Political advertising matters much less to Twitter than Facebook because political advertisers already leaned...

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Nov 5, 2019
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Amazon's Twitch will punish users for certain harmful offline behavior like engaging in deadly violence

Amazon's Twitch will punish users for certain harmful offline behavior like engaging in deadly violence

Key PointsTwitch, the -owned video streaming platform primarily used by gamers to livestream their games, announced a new policy Wednesday empowering the company to take action against users who display certain harmful behaviors entirely offline.The policy represents a unique approach among social media peers at a time when the industry has been under escalating pressure to institute strong and consistent content-moderation policies. As lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have threatened to strip online platforms of their liability protections under , many platforms have taken steps to...

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Microsoft and Google spar ahead of antitrust hearing on tech and the future of news

Microsoft and Google spar ahead of antitrust hearing on tech and the future of news

Key Points and sparred Friday over their practices and treatment of news outlets in a battle between antitrust targets of past and present.In his for a hearing before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust Friday, Microsoft President Brad Smith said has made journalism outlets dependent upon its vast array of services, including analytics and advertising tools, while profiting from access to their content. Smith said Google relies on content from these outlets to keep its users engaged, citing his own experience with Microsoft's Bing search engine.Smith said referral traffic from...

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U.S. reportedly prepares action against Russia after major cyberattack

U.S. reportedly prepares action against Russia after major cyberattack

Key PointsThe United States is preparing to take action against Russia after concluding it was likely involved in a major cyberattack that affected government systems and domestic companies, reported Sunday. The move comes as the Biden administration begins to grapple with the revelation of another allegedly state-sponsored attack seeming to come from China.The White House confirmed it will take "a mix of actions" in response to the cyberattack from Russia, although it did not provide specifics on when and how it would do so."As we have said, we will be responding to the Solar[W]inds hack...

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Mozilla leads push for FCC to reinstate net neutrality

Mozilla leads push for FCC to reinstate net neutrality

Key PointsTech companies led by Mozilla are urging the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly reinstate net neutrality rules stripped away under the Trump administration.In a letter to FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday, , , , Reddit, Vimeo and Wikimedia joined Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox web browser, in calling net neutrality "critical for preserving the internet as a free and open medium that promotes innovation and spurs economic growth."Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should not be allowed to favor or throttle service for websites...

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Mar 19
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New York Gov. Cuomo asks to buy Covid vaccine directly from Pfizer amid dose shortages

New York Gov. Cuomo asks to buy Covid vaccine directly from Pfizer amid dose shortages

Key PointsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked CEO Albert Bourla Monday for the ability to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the company. But the company in a statement said the Department of Health and Human Services would need to approve such a model first.The comes after an alarmingly slow start to the national vaccine rollout, with the country millions of injections short of the Trump administration's initial projections. , the U.S. had distributed more than 31 million doses and administered just over 12 million. Health officials had 20 million Americans by the end of 2020.Cuomo, a...

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Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

Key PointsIntel CEO Bob Swan to step down effective Feb. 15: Sources CEO Bob Swan is stepping down effective Feb. 15 and will be replaced by CEO Pat Gelsinger, Intel Wednesday. Intel's stock was up about 10% after CNBC's David Faber broke the news prior to the announcement. VMWare's stock was down more than 5%.Swan was after serving as interim CEO for seven months.During Swan's tenure, Intel has suffered blows from competitors. Over the summer, Intel reported that its latest generation chips would be delayed while AMD's were . announced in the fall that it will use its own proprietary chips...

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Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs will make another appearance before Congress in March

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs will make another appearance before Congress in March

Key PointsThe CEOs of several big tech companies will again testify before Congress next month, this time to discuss misinformation on their platforms. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Sundar Pichai and CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 25.In a statement announcing the new hearing, House E&C Committee leaders pointed to false claims about the Covid-19 vaccine and supposed election fraud that has proliferated on social media platforms."For far too long, big tech has failed to acknowledge the role they've played in fomenting and elevating...

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Feb 18
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