Department of Justice will investigate Google’s Fitbit acquisition

The Department of Justice will investigate Google’s acquisition of the smart-fitness company Fitbit, the New York Post’s Josh Kosman reported Tuesday. The government agency reportedly fought for jurisdiction over the deal with the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees a task force that monitors anticompetitive behavior in Silicon Valley. Google’s broader business practices are already under investigation by…

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Facebook ads contain potentially dangerous information about HIV

Facebook is facing criticism once again for its advertising policy.An open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was published Monday on GLAAD’s website, and it’s signed by over 50 major groups. The letter demands Facebook remove a series of “factually inaccurate advertisements which suggest negative health effects of Truvada PrEP.”Truvada PrEP is a prophylactic that…

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All systems go: 1st all-electric commercial seaplane takes flight in B.C. | CBC News

British ColumbiaVancouver-based Harbour Air has completed the first test fight of an all-electric commercial seaplane.Harbour Air’s retrofitted DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver spent about 3 minutes in airKarin Larsen · CBC · Posted: Dec 10, 2019 10:19 AM PT | Last Updated: December 10Harbour Air successfully tested the world’s first all-electric seaplane Tuesday morning in Richmond, B.C…

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U.K. election: Why a Labour Party stronghold could go to a billionaire Brexit candidate | CBC News

Labour Party strongholds in the U.K. are being targeted by both the Brexit Party and the Conservative Party, both of which hope to capitalize on voters’ disaffection over Brexit.Both the Brexit Party and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are targeting ridings like Hartlepool in the upcoming election, hoping to capitalize on disaffection over Brexit in the Labour heartlands of the north. (Lily Martin/CBC)Every…

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Sources: Yankees offer Cole more than Strasburg

playKurkjian expecting $300M price tag for Cole (0:59)Tim Kurkjian details what Stephen Strasburg’s $245 million contract means for Gerrit Cole. (0:59)The New York Yankees have offered Gerrit Cole a contract worth more than the record-breaking seven-year, $245 million deal that Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals agreed to Monday, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.It is…

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