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google to invest $13 billion in new us offices, data centers

Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S.CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company’s growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the Midwest and South.“2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the (San Francisco) Bay Area than in it,” he wrote.Google will build new data centers in Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. Pichai estimated the construction of the new centers will employ 10,000 workers. It makes good political sense for Google to highlight its expansions outside coastal cities, said CFRA Research analyst Scott Kessler. U.S. legislators have paid increasing attention to Google and other big…

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ex-apple lawyer accused of profiting from confidential info

One of Apple’s former top lawyers is facing accusations of brazenly breaking the company’s insider trading rules that he helped draft, while profiting from stock sales and investments made after he received confidential information about Apple’s finances.The allegations against Gene Levoff emerged in criminal and civil complaints filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court by the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.Levoff, 45, realized gains and avoided losses totaling more than $600,000 in illegal trades made periodically from 2011 to 2016, based on estimates provided in the documents.Before Apple fired him last September, Levoff held various roles in Apple’s corporate law department starting in 2008. Apple promoted him to senior director of corporate law in 2013 overseeing as many as 30 attorneys. He also had responsibility…

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drivers, connect your wi-fi! iracing a hit in nascar

Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the Miami area. He’s the type of die-hard fan the sagging sport craves — a kid who dreamed of racing who’s now an adult that settles in each weekend to catch each bump-and run moment.He rarely misses a race. And for someone who’s never worn a firesuit, he’s won a few, too.Alfalla took the checkered flag at Charlotte and Richmond — lost a heartbreaker at Phoenix, once — and he hoisted a championship trophy on the stage at Homestead just like Cup Series star Joey Logano.Alfalla is in the elite class of drivers who have mastered iRacing , an online simulation of the real deal each week in NASCAR. The paint…

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overwatch esports league expanded and ready for the road

With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league.The circuit’s inaugural season was an industry-shifting success. Launched with 12 teams from three continents, the Overwatch League drew hundreds of thousands of online viewers to its regular-season matches in Southern California and packed Brooklyn’s Barclays Center during a two-night championship between the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion. The league got financial backing from traditional sports heavyweights like New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, signed on with major advertising partners, and landed a two-year broadcasting deal with ESPN — its Grand Final was even the first live esport event aired by the traditional…

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vatican, microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics

The Vatican says it is teaming up with Microsoft on an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.Pope Francis met privately on Wednesday with Microsoft President Brad Smith and the head of a Vatican scientific office that promotes Catholic Church positions on human life.The Vatican said Smith and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia of the Pontifical Academy for Life told Francis about the international prize for an individual who has successfully defended a dissertation on ethical issues involving artificial intelligence.The winner will receive 6,000 euros ($6,900) and an invitation to Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters.The Vatican says Smith discussed artificial intelligence “at the service of the common good” during the papal meeting.The theme of the Pontifical Academy’ of Life’s s 2020 plenary assembly is AI. ■…

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bill to create separate russian internet gets first approval

The lower house of Russia’s parliament has passed the first reading of a bill to create a self-standing Russian segment of the internet.Supporters say the proposal is necessary in case Russia was to be cut off from the global internet, but opponents fear the measure would lead to widespread censorship.The bill proposes that all internet traffic to users be routed through servers in Russia — making VPNs (virtual private networks) ineffective. It also establishes an arm of the state communications watchdog to provide traffic control and routing.Lyudmila Bokova, an upper house member who proposed the legislation, on Tuesday cited concerns that Russia could be cut off if the United States uses its new cybersecurity doctrine offensively.Critics say the bill would create an internet firewall similar to China’s. ■…

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