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Sundar Pichai Confirms Google Gave Money to National Review Institute

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that the tech giant gave funds to the National Review Institute, the policy arm of establishment conservative magazine National Review — but there is a discrepancy in Pichai’s explanation of why the donation is not listed in the company’s annual transparency report. Pichai used his written answers to congressional questions to disclose his company’s donation to the National Review Institute, which was revealed by National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg last year. The Google CEO confirmed the donation, stating that it was made in 2018 and would, therefore, be…

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Bokhari: Free Trade Leads to Globalized Tyranny

It’s no longer shocking to hear news like Google cooperating with state censors in Russia. As American companies seek entry into foreign markets, they are increasingly willing to appease societies that are hostile to western traditions of liberty. It’s a reminder that liberal values aren’t tied to capitalism alone, but to the people and cultures that believe in them. Google’s decision to work with Russia came after months of controversy over “Project Dragonfly,” the tech giant’s plan to create a censored search app for China. Google only backed down from that…

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Amazon No Longer Building New York Headquarters Due to Backlash

Amazon announced Thursday it will not build its second headquarters in New York City amid growing opposition to the project. The online retailer has faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives Amazon was promised. Amazon said Thursday it does not plan to look for another location, and will continue to build out offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City,…

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Get your car a heads-up display on sale and snag the navigational tool of the future

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Stop looking at your phone while you drive  — just stop it already.Image: HUDWAY By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-02-10 10:00:00 UTC Don’t GPS and drive, y’all: As helpful as they can be, smartphones are actually one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents. Built-in routing tools and smartphone apps alike can steal your attention away from the road, whether you’re just glancing at a screen or gutsily reprogramming your route mid-drive.   But hey, it’s…

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Schweizer: Bezos Deserves Sympathy, But His Privacy Concerns Are ‘Quite Ironic’

Friday, on the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Peter Schweizer said that he sympathizes with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, but it is “ironic” that he’s raising concerns about privacy. Schweizer said, “I sympathize with Jeff Bezos, but I find it quite ironic that they’re raising privacy concerns, when the high-tech industry, primarily Google and Facebook, but also Amazon, pedal in selling our information and invading our privacy on a regular basis.” Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/F9OibR7vZBE/

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Entertainment 

Amazon’s QVC-style shopping channel is a monument to sadness

Buy this, and set me free.Image: screenshot / amazon live By Jack Morse2019-02-09 02:04:59 UTC Even in these dark online times, there are places on the internet that manage to shine through and offer us some form of digital redemption; places where we yearn to stay and build new forms of community. Amazon Live is not one of those places.  The QVC-like streaming media service — soft-launched on Amazon’s mobile apps, in stealth mode on the web, and first discovered by TechCrunch — offers a carousel of teeth-whitened enthusiasts detailing…

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Netflix Buys Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doc ‘Knock Down the House’ for $10 Million

Streaming giant Netflix has shelled out a whopping $10 million for the rights to broadcast a documentary that follows the primary campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and three other candidates. The film, entitled Knock Down the House, produced and directed by Rachel Lears, was a huge hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival winning the coveted audience favorite award. The film was a hot ticket for the festival and featured a Skyped address to the crowd made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself at the film’s conclusion. Netflix pounced quickly to pick…

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Entertainment 

E-scooter injuries keep piling up

E-scooters can cause way more than a few scrapes and bruises. A UC Los Angeles study from last month looked at two Southern California hospitals and the number of electric scooter injuries reported there for about a year. It totaled 250 people sent to the ER and 100 with head injuries. Now Consumer Reports has found throughout the country more than 1,500 scooter-related injuries that can be blamed on the two-wheeled vehicles. In a report released this week looking at e-scooter crashes since the end of 2017 when the motorized…

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Breaking News Politics 

Instagram Purges Photo of Elizabeth Warren Claiming ‘American Indian’ Race on Professional Document

Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram recently deleted a post of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Texas Bar registration form on which she states that she is an “American Indian.” The Platform called a photo of Warren’s registration “harassment or bullying.” GOP national spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany took to Twitter recently to call out another social media platform — Facebook’s photo-sharing website Instagram. In her Twitter post, McEnany claims that Instagram deleted a post she made which featured a copy of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Texas Bar registration form in which she states that she…

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Apple veteran Deirdre O’Brien to replace Angela Ahrendts as retail chief

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Deirdre O’Brien is Apple’s new senior vice president of Retail + People.Image: Apple By Stan Schroeder2019-02-06 11:51:55 UTC Apple has named Deirdre O’Brien senior vice president of Retail + People. She replaces Angela Ahrendts who led the company’s retail department for five years, and is leaving Apple in April.  O’Brien worked at Apple for 30 years, most recently as head of Apple’s People department,…

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