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NY Times Technology

Tim Cook’s Disclosure That He’s Gay Garners Sweeping Praise


Apple’s chief executive was hailed by top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google.






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GoPro Profit Beats Estimates on Robust Demand for Cameras


The video company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by strong demand for its action cameras.






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Trailblazers: Tim Cook Is Important Because Firsts Are Important


The Apple chief executive’s public announcement that he is gay could have a cascading effect on the culture at other companies.






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DealBook Street Scene: Praise for Cook Coming Out From Someone Who Did


David Geffen, the 71-year-old Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay.






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Reuters Technology News

Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.






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Comcast, AT&T seek to reassure on no plans for Internet 'fast lanes'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and AT&T Inc have no plans to create Internet "fast lanes" that may hurt consumers' freedom to roam the Web, the leading U.S. broadband providers told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in recent letters.
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Network failure interrupts quotes, trade data for NYSE stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange suffered a network hardware failure that interrupted the flow of stock prices and quotes from its exchanges for nearly half an hour on Thursday, the latest problem to hit data processors key to trading.
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Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

(Reuters) - Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.






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U.S. warns China against dragging out technology trade deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China must move ahead with a global deal to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products or risk upsetting other trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Thursday.
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