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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a woman walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens of thousands of high-paid workers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area. The pledge announced Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai consists of a $250 million investment fund and $750 million of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Tyler Winklevoss, left, and Cameron Winklevoss, founders of Gemini Trust Co., appear on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are once again seeing Mark Zuckerberg steal their thunder with Facebook’s Libra digital currency. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First they accused Mark Zuckerberg of lifting their idea for Facebook. Now, 15 years later, Harvard twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are once again seeing the Facebook CEO steal their thunder. In the intervening years, the Winklevii, as they're frequently known, have been...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-...
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FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, file photo shows the inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
June 18, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MoneyGram's shares more than doubled Tuesday after the money transfer company announced a partnership with the cryptocurrency company Ripple. The companies said late Monday that the two-year deal will allow MoneyGram to use Ripple's blockchain service for cheaper cross-border...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local): 2:30 p.m. One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under new U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries has quit amid what she calls "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who has overseen the two Serpentine galleries for three years, said the criticism was based on "inaccurate media reports...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk says he’s deleted his Twitter account 10 months after a tweet landed him in trouble with U.S. regulators. Musk changed his Twitter display name to Daddy DotCom on Father’s Day. Daddy.com is an actual website that provides parenting information to new and expecting fathers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 17, 2019 - 6:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after announcing he had deleted it. The mixed messaging began to unfold Sunday when Musk changed his...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 14, 2019 file photo, Chief Commercial Officer of Airbus, Christian Scherer, speaks to the media during a briefing ahead of the Paris Air Show in Paris. The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all - and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Scherer also said in an interview Monday, June 17 that Airbus hopes to be selling hybrid or electric passenger jets by around 2035. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
June 17, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Swedish programmer Ola Bini, left back, arrives for a court hearing in which his lawyers are requesting his freedom, in Quito, Ecuador. U.S. investigators have requested permission from Ecuador to question the Swedish programmer close to Julian Assange held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, the Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set to take place on Thursday, June 27th. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is...
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