#Foxconn pulls back on its $10 billion dollar factory commitment — TechCrunch

Well that didn’t last long. In 2017, Foxconn announced the largest investment of a foreign company in the United States when it selected Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin for a new manufacturing facility. Buttressed by huge economic development grants from Wisconsin, an endorsement from President Trump, and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou’s vision of a maker America, the…

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Amazon partners with New York colleges on a cloud computing job training program — TechCrunch

A day after Amazon detailed plans to fund computer science classes in New York area high schools, in an effort to expand its tech pipeline for its new HQ2 location in Queens, the company this morning announced a second educational initiative that sees it teaming up with New York City and state colleges…

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How Donald Trump Lost More Than Just the Shutdown — TIME

It was the first battle in the war between Donald Trump and the newly empowered Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. At stake were the fate of immigration reform, border security and government spending during the Trump presidency, and political clout with both the Republican and Democratic grassroots. And there was no doubt who won…

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Target will soon support Google Pay and Samsung Pay in stores — 9to5Google

In addition to announcing Apple Pay this morning, Target is finally supporting other mobile-based payment systems. Both Google Pay and Samsung Pay users will be able to use their service of choice when shopping at the U.S. retailer. more…

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Google’s Jigsaw publishes new quiz to test your ability to identify phishing emails — 9to5Google

Millions of people fall for phishing emails on a daily basis. While some are incredibly obvious, others are actually fairly well hidden and average users can miss warning signs. Today, Google’s Jigsaw unit has published a quiz to test your ability to spot phishing emails. more…

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CEOs Express Low Confidence in Global Economic Growth Amid Trade Tensions: PwC Survey — KTLA

Rising populism, policy uncertainty and trade conflicts have led to a sharp drop in confidence among global CEOs. The share of chief executives who think the global economy will slow over the next year has jumped to nearly 30% from 5% in 2018, according to a survey of 1,300 top business leaders…

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FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data — 9to5Mac

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three people familiar with the matter and says regulators plan to punish the company for failing to protect user privacy…

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