The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

Elva Mankin

student protesting Thousands of students in England are angry about the controversial use of an algorithm to determine this year’s GCSE and A-level results. They were unable to sit exams because of lockdown, so the algorithm used data about schools’ results in previous years to determine grades. It meant about […]

Questions being raised after Kodak’s stock has a big moment

Elva Mankin

Eastman Kodak’s potentially lucrative deal to help the U.S. government make more generic drugs domestically is threatening to turn into a regulatory headache for the fallen photography giant. Kodak’s depressed stock price surged last week before the company announced its plans to work with the President Donald Trump’s administration in […]

How Big Tech Surged in the Coronavirus Era

Elva Mankin

The U.S. economy’s free fall may be nauseating for some sectors, but for the four tech giants that posted earnings results on Thursday, the past three months have been more like a thrill ride. The day after taking tough questions from the House Judiciary Committee on whether they’ve become too […]

Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs testifying in competition probe

Elva Mankin

WASHINGTON (AP) — They command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even billions of customers, and a combined value greater than the entire German economy. One of them is the world’s richest individual; another is the fourth-ranked billionaire. Their industry has transformed society, linked people around the globe, mined and […]

Jeff Bezos will be an open target when he’s questioned by Congress for the first time. These are the big flash points to watch for.

Elva Mankin

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Amazon CEO will testify before a congressional antitrust committee for the first time on Wednesday, alongside Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, and Mark Zuckerberg.  While experts told Business Insider they expect the questioning to mostly pertain to matters of competition, Bezos will likely be grilled […]