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Some top WarnerMedia execs never liked the name ‘HBO Max’ — the Discovery deal will give them a chance to change it

In this photo illustration the HBO Max and Discovery Communications logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images When Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav takes control of WarnerMedia in 2022, assuming regulatory approval, he may hear a surprising yet consistent message from current executives of the company: Give our …

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NTSB finds driver seat was occupied in fatal Tesla crash in Spring, Texas

The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed in The Woodlands, Texas, April 17, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Scott J. Engle | via Reuters The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published an update Thursday on its investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla on …

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Google slashes service fees in its app store after similar move by Apple

Sundar Pichai, Google testifies at congressional hearing, March 25, 2021. CNBC Google said on Thursday that it’s lowering service fees in its app store after a similar move by Apple, as both companies face pressure from lawmakers and regulators to make their mobile stores more accessible to developers. The service fee for subscriptions in the …

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Op-Ed: Sen. Dick Durbin’s message to the FDA: Vaping targets kids

A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images For the sake of America’s kids, the Food and Drug Administration cannot reject the reality of today’s youth vaping epidemic. Last week, FDA approved the first-ever e-cigarettes to stay on the U.S. market, R.J. Reynolds’ Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping …

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CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Moderna, J&J boosters

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for …

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Amazon launches in-store pickup option for items from local businesses

An Amazon.com delivery driver carries boxes into a van outside of a distribution facility on February 2, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Amazon is launching a new shipping option for shoppers who don’t want to wait for their package to arrive by mail. The company on Thursday rolled …

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Google is still ‘all in’ on health care: Chief health officer Karen DeSalvo

Alphabet‘s Google is “still all in on health,” according to its chief health officer, despite the demise of its recent attempt at a formalized business unit for the health-care sector. The tech giant founded Google Health in 2018 and at one point grew it to 500 employees, but dissolved the unit in August. The department …

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Donald Trump announces launch of his very own social media site

Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform. Trump says his goal in launching the Trump Media & Technology Group and its Truth …

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AutoNation shares hit new all-time high after reporting record quarterly earnings

AutoNation’s stock reached a new all-time record of more than $130 a share Thursday after the nation’s largest seller of new cars reported its sixth consecutive quarterly earnings record. AutoNation beat Wall Street’s profit and sales estimates, led by resilient consumer demand outpacing vehicle supplies due to an ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips that …

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Huawei launches smartphone overseas despite U.S. sanctions crippling its mobile phone business

Customers at a Huawei licensed experience store shop for devices on October 30, 2020 in Suzhou, China. Fred Lee | Getty Images News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Huawei launched its mid-range Nova 9 smartphone overseas for the first time on Thursday, starting in Europe. The Chinese smartphone giant’s business overseas has been crippled …