YouTube is hiring specialists to talk to conservative and progressive video makers

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.Michael Newberg | CNBCYouTube is seeking managers to maintain relationships with conservative and progressive political publishers.The Google-owned company posted two job titles on its careers page three days ago called « Strategic Partner Manager » — one for conservative political publishers and one for progressive ones. On LinkedIn, YouTube posted each job in at least two site locations, including one in Washington, D.C. and one in California, but notes in each listing that the role may also be located at its Playa Vista, Calif. location. It’s…

Apple software hints at September 10 announcement for the next iPhone

A girl reacts as she tries an iPhone X at the Apple Omotesando store on November 3, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.Getty ImagesThe date for Apple’s newest iPhone announcement may be hidden in its latest beta release of its new operating system.Apple released its newest iOS 13 beta to developers on Thursday with what some believe is a clue to its iPhone announcement date. The operating system contained an asset called « HoldForRelease » that showed a home screen of an iPhone with the calendar date set to September 10, 9to5Mac…

Samsung Display considers suspending output at South Korean LCD plant

Visitors are seen at South Korean multinational electronics conglomerate Samsung’s booth in Hong Kong, on July 28, 2019.Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | Getty ImagesSouth Korean panel maker Samsung Display said on Friday it is considering suspending one of its liquid crystal display (LCD) production lines at home due to a supply glut. Samsung Display, a unit of Samsung Electronics, currently operates two LCD production lines in South Korea and one in China. « Samsung Display has been adjusting the production output and facility operation due to oversupply and worsening…

Google Books adds new experimental features that you can test right now

You can now opt-in to test experimental Google Books features on the web, allowing you to try out new features while they’re still under development and yet to be widely released. You can opt into the new features by going to play.google.com/books and clicking the settings cog on the top right of the screen. Within the “Beta features” menu, you have the option of enabling any features that Google is currently publicly testing. At the moment there are three features that you can opt into. “Custom shelves” lets you organize…

Nvidia CEO says Google is the company’s only customer building its own silicon at scale

Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the company’s event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2019.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, has reason to be concerned about other chipmakers, like AMD. But he’s not worried about Nvidia’s own big customers turning into competitors.Amazon, Facebook, Google and Tesla are among the companies that buy Nvidia’s graphics cards and have kicked off chip-development projects. « There’s really one I know of that have silicon that’s really in production,…

Nvidia jumps on earnings beat

Nvidia stock rose 6% on Thursday after hours, after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal-second quarter earnings.Here’s what the company reported:Earnings: $1.24 per share, excluding certain items, vs. $1.15 per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Revenue: $2.58 billion, vs. $2.54 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Nvidia’s revenue fell 17% on an annualized basis in the quarter, which ended on July 28, according to a statement.Nvidia’s biggest segment, gaming, produced $1.31 billion in venue, just above the $1.30 billion consensus estimate among analysts surveyed by FactSet.The company’s data…

Google now lets you assign tasks and send pop-up reminders to family members — here’s how

Google on Thursday announced a new feature for Google Assistant that lets you remind family members, or people in your house, to do something. So, you can ask your spouse to pick up milk on their way home from work, for example, or remind a housemate it’s their turn to clean the dishes. They’ll see the request on their phone as a reminder, or on the main screen of the Google Home Hub, as pictured above.For instance, you can say, « OK Google, remind Todd to pick up cheese on…

Senator challenges Zuckerberg testimony as ‘at best, incomplete’ after Facebook audio report

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify following a break during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesA lawmaker is calling into question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of Congress after a new report revealed the company used outside contractors to transcribe audio from their services without users’ explicit consent.Following Tuesday’s report from Bloomberg, Democratic Senator Gary Peters of Michigan sent a letter to Zuckerberg asking…

AOL held talks to buy YouTube, Facebook in 2006, ex-CEO reveals

Add another chapter to your internet revisionist history books: AOL held talks to buy both Facebook and YouTube in 2006 and considered taking a large minority stake in Tencent in 2004.Obviously none of this happened — and the board of Time Warner is to blame, said ex-AOL CEO Jon Miller in an exclusive CNBC interview. Miller has never discussed the failed talks publicly before.Miller said he discussed buying YouTube from the founders, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, in January and July 2006. He spoke with Facebook founder Mark…

CEO of Cisco, which saw a huge drop in China sales, says state-owned enterprises shunned them

Cisco’s Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris on May 24, 2018.Chesnot | Getty ImagesChinese government-controlled enterprises are opting to work with local vendors rather than American-owned companies as the U.S.-China trade war continues, Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins told CNBC on Thursday. « We certainly saw an impact on our business in China this quarter. A lot of state-owned enterprises, I think where they have options, they’re choosing local manufacturers, » Robbins said on « Squawk…

The Apple Card has no numbers on it — here’s how to find them to buy stuff online

Titanium Apple CardSource: ApplePeople are now starting to get their new Apple Cards, which offer a physical option for payments that would otherwise be made through Apple Pay on an iPhone. The Apple Card doesn’t have any numbers printed on it, which is an added security feature in case you lose it.You won’t see the account number, your expiration date or the CVV number. Instead, all of those numbers buried inside the Apple Wallet application on your iPhone, safe from prying eyes.If you want to make a payment online through…

Google Assistant will let you send reminders to friends and family

Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that will let you assign reminders to other people, so long as that person is part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users. The feature is designed mostly for families — it will function via the Family Group feature — so that a parent can send reminders to their children or a spouse and have that reminder pop up on a mobile phone or a Google Assistant-powered Smart Display. But it can also work for friends or roommates, the…

Huawei delays Mate X launch beyond September

Huawei’s Mate X has suffered another delay. The company told TechRadar at a press event in China that there is “no possibility” of the folding phone making its September launch date, which itself was pushed back from the original planned June release. The Mate X is also unlikely to be released before November, according to the report, though Huawei is said to be “certain” that it’ll come out at some point this year. TechRadar doesn’t elaborate on the reason for the delay. It’s not clear whether Huawei is doing extra…

Vivo shows off NEX 3 sketches and ‘waterfall’ curved glass

Vivo has started to ramp up the hype cycle on its next NEX phone. Following a leak last month of glass panels with extreme curvature, NEX product manager Li Xiang posted a picture himself of the glass this week on Weibo and has followed up today with sketches of the new device. The sketches show that Vivo is also using the waterfall metaphor to describe the near-90 degree curvature of the glass’ edges, as with the prototype device that sister company Oppo unveiled last month. The back panel of the…

$10.5 billion wiped off Tencent’s market value as the Chinese giant strikes a cautious note

Tencent CEO and Chairman Pony Ma Huateng attends Tencent’s 2018 Annual Results Announcement on March 21, 2019 in Hong Kong.China News Service | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesTencent shares slumped as much as 3.88% on Thursday after the Chinese technology giant reported a mixed bag of second-quarter results.The stock later pared some losses and was down around 2.5% at 11:42 a.m. HK/SIN. That equated to around $10.5 billion of value being wiped out.Revenue rose 21% year-on-year to 88.82 billion yuan ($12.92 billion, according to the exchange rate published in…

Alibaba is poised to report slower revenue growth, but analysts still see a big rally ahead

A monitor displays Alibaba Group signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAlibaba is expected to show slowing revenue growth after years of blockbuster earnings when it reports fiscal first quarter earnings on Thursday. Its profitability, however, is likely to be improved.Here’s what the market expects for Alibaba’s June quarter:Revenue of 111.73 billion yuan ($15.93 billion), according to Refinitiv data. If realized, this would be a 38% year-on-year rise, but slower than…

SoftBank Vision Fund makes its first-ever investment in an energy company

Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.Adam Jeffery | CNBC SoftBank’s Vision Fund announced its first investment in an energy company on Thursday, marking a shift for the $100 billion fund that has made its name pouring money into big tech companies like Uber, WeWork and Slack.The Vision Fund said it completed a $110 million investment in Swiss start-up Energy Vault, which creates renewable energy storage products. Energy Vault’s system uses recycled concrete blocks built into a tower that can store and release energy. « Energy Vault solves a long-standing and complex…

Pivotal surges 60% after VMware says it’s in talks to acquire the company

President of the New York Stock Exchange Thomas Farley and executives from Pivotal Software ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange April 20, 2018.Brendan McDermid | ReutersPivotal shares rose more than 62% in extended trading on Wednesday after VMware said it’s proceeding with an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Pivotal’s class A stock at $15 per share in cash, an 80% premium on Pivotal’s $8.30 closing price.VMware also said it has requested that Dell exchange all outstanding shares of Pivotal’s class B stock, other than…

WeWork doesn’t have a single woman director, according to IPO filing

Signage is seen at the entrance of the WeWork offices on Broad Street in New York.David ‘Dee’ Delgado | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesIt’s 2019, and a $47 billion company is going public with an all-male board of directors.WeWork’s parent known formally as the We Company disclosed who comprises its board in an initial public offering prospectus early on Wednesday. Among the seven members, not a single one is female. The company was most-recently valued privately at $47 billion although it’s unclear if they’ll receive the same price tag from the…

Caviar employees claim DoorDash and Square are mistreating them over acquisition offers

A group of Caviar employees has banded together to request a good faith renegotiation from DoorDash and Square, claiming mistreatment in the job transition process as DoorDash finalizes its plans to acquire Caviar from the payment company. In a letter provided to The Verge, anonymous Caviar employees say DoorDash and Square did not offer them fair compensation packages in regard to unvested shares and upcoming promotions that were formerly on the Caviar financial cycle. The workers also claim that DoorDash would not allow employees to discuss the status of their…

Years after serving jail time, Jeffrey Epstein found a way to meet with Microsoft’s Bill Gates

Bill GatesChesnot/Getty ImagesMicrosoft founder Bill Gates spoke more than once with Jeffrey Epstein, the late financier accused of child sex trafficking, to discuss ways to increase philanthropic spending, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.Epstein’s discussions with Gates included at least one meeting, which took place in New York in 2013, while Gates was still Microsoft’s chairman, these people said. It was unclear whether the two also spoke on the phone. The discussions with Gates occurred years after Epstein served a 13-month sentence for a charge of soliciting…

Cisco falls on soft guidance

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins being interviewed in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2016.David A. Grogan | CNBCCisco shares fell 7% after hours on Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and weaker-than-expected guidance. It had already dropped 4% during the day on a disastrous day for stocks.Here’s what the company reported:Earnings: 83 cents per share, excluding certain items, vs. 82 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Revenue: $13.43 billion, vs. $13.38 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Revenue grew 6% on an annualized basis in…

Virtual desktops finally come to Chrome OS

The latest version of Chrome OS is rolling out to Chromebooks now and it comes with a lot more new features than usual. The biggest one, as noted by Android Police, is the addition of virtual desktops. You’ll be able to switch between up to four different desktops with their own window layouts. When you swipe up to view all windows in the overview mode, you should see a new button in the upper right corner labeled “New Desk,” which will create a new space where you can drag windows.…

Overstock plunges for a third straight day after CEO comments on ‘Deep State’

Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and chief executive officer of Overstock.comGeorge Frey | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesOverstock shares plummeted more than 22% on Wednesday, marking their third consecutive day of losses since CEO Patrick Byrne made controversial comments about his role in the « Deep State. »Byrne released a statement Monday responding to claims in a blog post of his involvement in the federal government’s investigation into the 2016 election. In it, he referred to federal agents as « the Men in Black » and said he assisted in investigations related to…

Twitter is finally embracing change, and it seems to be working

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty ImagesThe biggest problem with Twitter? The product never changes.That’s what analyst Nate Elliott said back in 2015 when the microblogging social network was under tremendous pressure to show Wall Street it was capable of user growth. « If you used Twitter the first day it existed and then slipped into a coma for eight years and woke up today, you’d…

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s incentives tied to the company’s stock value and his charitable donations

Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWorkSource: WeWorkWeWork, now known as the We Company, is paving the way for the second largest IPO of the year with the release of its S-1 filing on Wednesday.CEO Adam Neumann stands to make a boatload of money off of the co-working start-up’s initial public offering, as he controls a majority of the voting rights through the company’s class B and C shares. He holds approximately 112.5 million of class B shares, or 98% of the total, as well as all of the company’s…

Disney and Charter reach multiyear carriage agreement, sources say

The Walt Disney Company CEO, Robert Iger arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles.VALERIE MACON | AFP | Getty ImagesCharter and Disney have reached a multiyear carriage agreement, avoiding a blackout of networks including ESPN and ABC, according to people familiar with the matter.Charter has agreed to carry the ACC Network, a new network in the ESPN family, as part of the deal, the people said, who asked not to be named because the…

Goldman Sachs may lose money on the Apple Card in the next recession, Nomura says

My new Apple CardTodd Haselton | CNBCGoldman Sachs may get stung by rising loan losses on the Apple Card in the next economic downturn, according to Nomura analysts.The much-hyped credit card, which Goldman began to make available last week, has no fees, the industry’s lowest interest rate range for comparable cards, and a mandate to approve as many iPhone users as possible, according to a report published Wednesday from analysts led by Bill Carcache.That leads Carcache to one conclusion: « The Apple Card portfolio may generate lower revenues and face…

Huawei employees helped African governments spy on opponents, says WSJ

Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies, left, speaks during an interview at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, in January.Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesHuawei employees helped African governments spy on political opponents by using cell data to track their location and intercepting encrypted communications and social media, a Wall Street Journal investigation found.The report, which did not find evidence that Huawei executives in China were aware of or approved the activities in Africa, could still add ammunition to the U.S. government’s allegations that Huawei…

Uber stock hits a new all-time low as shares continues to slide following $5 billion Q2 loss

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, speaking at the 2019 WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23rd, 2019.Adam Galica | CNBCShares of Uber hit a new all-time low of $35.08 during intraday trading on Wednesday as the stock continues to slide on its earnings whiff. It was the first time the stock fell below $36. The stock was down more than 3% Wednesday, cutting about $2 billion from its market cap, bringing it below $60 billion, about $10 billion below its valuation at the end of its first trading day in…