DocuSign names former Google executive Allan Thygesen as new CEO
DocuSign shares rose more than 3% in extended trading after the electronic signature software maker announced it has hired an Alphabet executive, Allan Thygesen, to be its next CEO. The announcement comes three month after DocuSign said its CEO for the past five years, Dan Springer, was stepping down. Notwithstanding the after-hours move, DocuSign shares have fallen 64% so far this year. On Oct. 10 Thygesen will replace DocuSign's chair and interim CEO, Maggie Wilderotter, and join the company's board. Earlier this month DocuSign reported 22% revenue growth in the quarter that ended July 31, compared with 58% growth in 2021.cnbc.com
Legislation to force Big Tech to pay publishers for online news headed to Senate
The bill stalled in committee two weeks ago after an amendment introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz to prohibit censorship “collusion” narrowly passed, sharply dividing the bipartisan sponsors of the bill.sun-sentinel.com
With legal peril rising, Trump turns to QAnon and 4chan memes for support
With the Justice Department investigation of his handling of classified documents pressing forward, former President Donald Trump spent Tuesday morning posting dozens of messages to Truth Social, his financially troubled social media platform, and sharing content from QAnon-linked conspiracy theory accounts and 4chan message boards.news.yahoo.com
Google hits back at claims by Truth Social's CEO, saying it's waiting on Trump's new app to demonstrate 'effective' content moderation before it's allowed in the Play Store
Truth Social's CEO said that its debut was "up to Google." But Google says it told the platform to fix its content moderation before it could go live.news.yahoo.com
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Netflix to rely on Microsoft for its ad-backed video service
Netflix has picked Microsoft to help deliver the commercials in a cheaper version of its video streaming service expected to launch later this year with a pledge to minimize the intrusions into personal privacy that often accompany digital ads.
Big Tech faces 'major' EU law on hate speech, disinformation
European Union officials are nearing agreement on a sweeping new law aimed at protecting internet users by forcing big tech companies like Google and Facebook to step up their efforts to curb the spread of hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content.
Project Veritas says US seized staffer info as part of probe
Conservative group Project Veritas says the Justice Department had secretly obtained from Apple and Google personal information as part of an ongoing investigation into how the organization received a diary purported to belong to President Joe Biden’s daughter.
US, EU sign data transfer deal to ease privacy concerns
The European Union and United States made a breakthrough in their yearslong battle over the privacy of data that flows across the Atlantic with a preliminary agreement that paves the way for Europeans’ personal information to be stored in the U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the deal Friday during Biden’s stop in Brussels while on a European tour amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Lawsuit says Google discriminates against Black workers
A former Google employee sued the tech giant saying it engages in a “pattern and practice” of racial discrimination against its Black workers, steering them into lower-level and lower-paid jobs and subjecting them to a hostile work environment if they speak out.
Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists
An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards announced Tuesday.
New step to curb tech giants' power advanced by Senate panel
Congress has taken a new step toward reining in the market dominance of Big Tech. Bipartisan legislation advanced by a Senate panel would bar the dominant online platforms from favoring their own goods and services over those of rivals on the platforms.