Tech Hangover: Amazon is paying literally zero dollars in taxes
Luv 2 capitalize on capitalism.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
Luv 2 be a tax-paying citizen and read these sorts of headlines.
While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions. According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row. – Yahoo Finance
T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert will succeed John Legere as CEO on May 1, 2020, the company announced Monday. – CNBC
Helen Lovejoy of The Simpsons would be thrilled to hear someone is finally thinking of the children.
Juul Labs Inc. was sued by California for allegedly targeting teenagers with ads for its e-cigarettes, after a series of lawsuits filed by schools, parents and others against the market leader as deaths and illnesses linked to vaping add up across the U.S. – Bloomberg
‘It’s Really Refreshing And Relaxing’: College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives
Alternate headline: College students discover life outside of smartphones.
Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones!
Send us your naked photos: An inside look at Facebook’s misunderstood efforts to tackle revenge porn
The Facebook team tasked with fighting nonconsensual intimate images spoke for the first time about their research, early missteps and hopes for AI – NBC News
Google Maps will soon begin testing a new feature that’s more common to social networks like Facebook, rather than a maps app: the ability to find and follow other users. In Google Maps’ case, it’s specifically rolling out the ability to follow top “Local Guides” — its community members who actively review business and share to Google Maps photos and other knowledge as part of a larger rewards program. – TechCrunch
It’s 2019, we shouldn’t be surprised by these sorts of headlines anymore.
A recent rise in laptop and gadget thefts from cars, particularly in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area, has left victims and police wondering if burglars are using Bluetooth scanners to choose target cars based on which have gadgets inside emitting wireless signals. – Wired
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Review Roundup: Google Stadia – Not bad, but not great either
- Mixhalo lets concertgoers create their own sound mixes on the fly
- The PlayStation 5 controller will look almost identical to the PS4 model
- Smartphone myths: What’s true and what’s absolutely bogus
- After some backlash, Google is almost doubling the number of Stadia launch titles
- This simple Chrome extension adds a reader mode Chrome should have already baked into it
- Ford’s first all-electric vehicle is seriously going to give Tesla a run for its money
- Is your data private? This infographic shows you how to secure your mobile data
- Your weak Disney+ passwords are already up for sale on hacking forums
- Tech Hangover: Apparently Consumer Reports likes Tesla again, because why not
- Tech Hangover: Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is super thicc
- Tech Hangover: Disney+ is broken