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Toyota's support for Trump emissions rules shocks Californians

Toyota did not respond to a request for comment. Publicis, which owns the advertising agencies responsible for much of Toyota and GM's marketing, declined to comment. As the emissions debate divides car manufacturers in California, those who have struggled to develop their environmental evidence can now find an opening to play up their pollution mitigation commitments. Volkswagen, after putting up …

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Facebook Sues Shadowy Israeli Cyberweapons Firm NSO Group Over WhatsApp Malware

Facebook and subsidiary WhatsApp filed suit against shadowy Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, saying it exploited a vulnerability in the encrypted messaging app to infect over 1,400 phones with malware. Per Bloomberg the suits alleges that from January 2018 to May 2019, NSO created bogus WhatsApp accounts using phone numbers from different countries as well as created a "network of …

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New York's iconic steakhouse Peter Luger gets a new restaurant review

Once upon a time, Peter Luger Steak House was one of New York's most iconic luxury restaurants. Peter Luger, celebrated for his legendary steaks and classic wood paneling, was a symbol of the city's delicious extravagance. But after the New York Times published a zero-star review on Tuesday, without shamelessly dragging the restaurant's name through dirt, New Yorkers are re-evaluated …

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Here's a first look at HBO Max's interface

HBO Max, AT & T's upcoming $ 15 a month streaming video service, looks nothing like its HBO Now counterpart. Here's a brief tour: Grid View AT&T and WarnerMedia showed off the first look at its product interface at a special investor event today, with Andy Forssell, executive vice president and general manager, talks about the importance of human curation, …

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Fiat Chrysler talks merger again, this time with Peugeot Citroën

Remember when Fiat Chrysler expressed interest in formally proposed and then abruptly canceled a merger with Renault? Well in the years since then … What is it? It was only 5 months ago? Jeez, 2019 has been a strange year. Well, in the five months since that happened, Fiat Chrysler has stayed in France for another dance partner and has …

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Sony shuts down PlayStation Vue in January 2020

There is no mention of selling the business. Right now the service is getting dark for good. Instead, Sony pointed people to TV shows on the PlayStation Store as well as individual media apps. While there were murmurs that Sony released Vue due to revenue losses, the timing is still odd. Sony recently struck a deal with Disney that would …

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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash asks California voters to protect them from new law

Launching what could be one of the most expensive issue campaigns in California history, a trio of Silicon Valley dividing economy companies on Tuesday unveiled a ballot measure to exclude many of those they pay for work from being considered eligible employees. The proposal, which Uber, Lyft and DoorDash intend to qualify for the state vote in November next year, …

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