Starbucks' Howard Schultz sent a letter to Congress calling for the government to help small businesses before the coronavirus pandemic devastates them permanently. The letter was signed by 100 business leaders at companies from Google to Salesforce.
For more than six hours, members of the House Antitrust Subcommittee grilled the CEOs of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook on a wide range of matters. Here's a recap.
Dow futures pointed to a strong gain at Thursday's open after a double dose of jobs data.
The CEOs of the four U.S. tech giants — Amazon.com, Facebook, Alphabet's Google and Apple — will testify before Congress in late July as part of an ongoing antitrust probe into the companies, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Google employees are circulating an internal petition to stop the company from selling technology to police forces.
The discussion between TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer and EU commissioner Thierry Breton highlights the Chinese-owned app's drive to work with regulators amid scrutiny of the platform from authorities, particularly in the U.S.
At Davos, Big Tech — companies like Microsoft and Google — used their airtime to call for more regulation around A.I. But more regulation could help Big Tech, which is able to comply with complex and costly rules, become even more powerful.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called for rules around artificial intelligence uses such as facial recognition as a growing number of technology executives, including Alphabet's CEO, call for the technology to be regulated.
"You want to have innovation flourish and you've got to balance that with security," IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said in a CNBC interview from Davos.
Sundar Pichai said health care offers the biggest potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes.
U.S. stock futures were pointing to more records at Friday's open on Wall Street after the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed Thursday at all-time highs.
Google says the employees were fired for sharing sensitive information that made co-workers feel "unsafe."
In his speech before the Anti-Defamation League, Sacha Baron Cohen said hate groups are rising all around the world, and Big Tech is part of the problem.
Democratic House members told Google CEO Sundar Pichar that a recent hire "appears to contradict Google's own moral and ethical values."
Google workers protested outside of an investigation into employee retaliation days prior to the company ending its TGIF tradition, internal memo shows.
The company said it is scaling back the frequency of it's all-hands meetings, amid growing workplace issues and leaks.
Alphabet missed earnings expectations, sending the stock down after hours.
Google said that its cloud division hired Javier Soltero, who previously was a vice president for Microsoft Cortana, to lead G Suite.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would invest an additional 600 million euros into its Hamina, Finland data center next year.
Anduril, the start-up founded by Palmer Luckey, has secured a funding round, with money from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the defense company at over $1 billion.