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Trump looks to rally controversial online allies at White House social media summit

President Trump at the White House in July. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Michael Scherer National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House Amy B Wang National politics reporter covering 2020 presidential campaigns July 9 at 7:58 PM President Trump has summoned Republican lawmakers, political strategists and social media stars to the White House on […]

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have made their divorce official in a $38 billion settlement, making the author the third richest woman in the world

Getty Images The marriage of Amazon’s power couple, which has spanned the transformation of the company from online bookstore to massive e-commerce platform, is officially over. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, officially finalized their divorce Friday, Bloomberg reports. As a result, MacKenzie Bezos is set to gain millions of shares of […]

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After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is pivoting to a subscription model this month

HQ TriviaHQ Trivia HQ Trivia has had a rough 2019. The live game show startup has struggled to recover from the loss of co-founder and CEO Colin Kroll, who died unexpectedly in December 2018. In April, about half of HQ Trivia’s 35 employees signed a letter asking the company’s board to remove co-founder Rus Yusupov […]

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After raising $30 million, this tech exec explains why his quest to replace outdated electric motors with software-powered smart units won’t be an ‘overnight success’

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China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App

BEIJING — China has turned its western region of Xinjiang into a police state with few modern parallels, employing a combination of high-tech surveillance and enormous manpower to monitor and subdue the area’s predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Now, the digital dragnet is expanding beyond Xinjiang’s residents, ensnaring tourists, traders and other visitors — and digging […]