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Salesforce CEO Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law "Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says he has canceled all his company’s events in the state of Indiana after its governor signed into law a bill that makes it legal for individuals to use religious grounds as a defense when they are sued by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” reports re/code's Arik Hesseldahl.
Bankrupt RadioShack wants to sell off user data. But the bigger risk is if a Facebook or Google goes bust. "The demise of RadioShack left techies with one less place to congregate and buy obscure batteries and soldering equipment. And if that wasn't bad enough, now the bankrupt company is trying to sell off the devotees' data,” reports The Washington Post's Andrea Peterson.
How Periscope is already helping politicians kill the press conference "You can already watch politicians give earnest, impassioned and long-winded speeches on C-SPAN any time of day or night. But now, that messaging is coming to you — on social media," reports The Washington Post's Brian Fung.
"Two Republican lawmakers are attempting to be the vanguard for this brave new future. On Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) will test out Periscope, Twitter's new tool for live-streaming what you're doing.”
Facebook’s Aquila drone will beam down Internet access with lasers “Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam the Internet down to billions of people around the world," reports TechCrunch's Kyle Russell. "Codenamed Aquila, the drone has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 yet uses lightweight materials that allow it to weigh less than a car.”
Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes "The Amazon contract, obtained by The Verge, requires employees to promise that they will not work at any company where they 'directly or indirectly' support any good or service that competes with those they helped support at Amazon, for a year and a half after their brief stints at Amazon end," reports The Verge's Spencer Woodman.
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