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CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks with people in Ohio and North Carolina about how an investment in broadband infrastructure has impacted their communities.


FaceTime is coming to Android. Here's why iMessage won't

One of the most surprising announcements from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday wasn't a new feature for its own customers it was something new for Android and Windows users.


How a massive part of the internet went down for an hour

The company behind Tuesday's massive internet outage has apologized for making a costly mistake that knocked out websites, apps and online services across the world.


House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance.


Mitt Romney: It's unacceptable Microsoft censored Tiananmen Square images in America

Senator Mitt Romney wants answers from Microsoft after the company blocked images and videos around the world of "Tank Man," the unidentified protester during China's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.


Serious cyberattacks in Europe doubled in the past year

Significant cyberattacks against critical targets in Europe have doubled in the past year, according to new EU figures obtained by CNN, as the pandemic pushed lives indoors and online.


The chipmaking factory of the world is battling Covid and the climate crisis

Taiwanese officials are fretting about whether a severe outbreak of Covid-19 could jeopardize the island's critical role in the global semiconductor supply chain. But there's another threat to the industry that experts worry may have even more drastic consequences: the climate crisis.


GameStop names a new CEO and CFO, both from Amazon

GameStop is getting a new chief executive and chief financial officer, the company announced as part of its earnings release Wednesday.


YouTube bans election, alcohol and prescription drug ads from its masthead

YouTube is banning several types of advertisers from one of the most prominent spots on its homepage.


Twitter needs India and Nigeria to grow. It's running into trouble in both

The news social media rules in India and the ban in Nigeria are challenging for Twitter, considering how sizable its growth opportunities are in both markets.


A robot is killing weeds by zapping them with electricity

UK-based startup Small Robot Company has developed robots to rid land of unwanted weeds without using chemicals and heavy machinery.



NASA's new chief on SpaceX's Mars rocket, UFOs and going back to the moon


An obscure service provider briefly broke the internet Tuesday. It could happen again

A giant chunk of the internet briefly broke on Tuesday because of an outage at a company most people have probably never heard of before.


House Democrats are prepping 5 antitrust bills to take on Big Tech

House Democrats are preparing five bills to weaken Big Tech's grip on the economy, in what could amount to Congress's biggest challenge yet to the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.


Lyft has yet to disclose sexual assault incidents as cases grow

More than three years after ridehail companies Uber and Lyft first pledged to release safety reports disclosing incidents of sexual assault and abuse on their platforms, Lyft has yet to do so. Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers are now lining up for potential lawsuits over alleged incidents of this nature, plaintiff lawyers tell CNN Business.


Mark Zuckerberg plans to work remotely for at least half of the next year

Facebook is giving its employees more flexibility to work outside the office and Mark Zuckerberg is leading by example.


Spare ticket for spaceflight with Jeff Bezos auctioned for $28 million

What would you pay to take a jolting, 11-minute trip into suborbital space alongside Jeff Bezos? According to bidders in an auction that wrapped up Saturday, it's worth $28 million.


Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools

Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.


Jeff Bezos is going to space for 11 minutes. Here's how risky that is

Jeff Bezos can have anything. He could circle the globe in a private jet or sail it forever in a fleet of megayachts. He could afford to buy a the whole NFL; he could buy an archipelago for his family and friends; he could buy over 65,000 Bugatti Chirons (base price $2.9 million), even though only 500 are being built. As the world's richest person, the possibilities are endless. But Bezos appears ready to risk it all for an 11-minute ride to space.