Facebook could face a state antitrust lawsuit as soon as next week

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.

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State attorneys general are preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook as soon as next week, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC’s Ylan Mui. At least 20 to 30 states could join in, the sources said.

The news comes as multiple outlets have reported the Federal Trade Commission is likely to file its own antitrust lawsuit against the social media giant. It’s still unclear where the FTC may choose to bring a case — either in federal court or before its administrative law judge. If it chooses to bring the case in-house, it cannot combine its lawsuit with the states. Reuters previously reported the states were planning an antitrust case against Facebook.

Both the FTC and the state AGs, led by New York’s Letitia James,

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SolarWinds Showcases Latest Updates to Orion Platform at GITEX Technology Week 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, December 6 – 10, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SolarWinds will be represented at GISEC by one of their key Partners, Spire, at Booth H7-D40, and exhibit online through the GITEX 2020 virtual event platform. The company, who holds the May 2019 Gartner® Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds® Orion® Platform.

Key benefits of the SolarWinds Orion Platform include centralized monitoring and management of a company’s entire IT stack, from infrastructure to applications, and scalable architecture reaching across physical, virtualized, and cloud IT environments. In addition to the ability to be deployed on-premises, in virtualized environments, and in Microsoft® Azure®, the Orion

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Blink Mini Indoor Camera Drops to $25 for Cyber Week

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If you’ve been dying to know what your pets are up to when you’re not home, now’s your chance to find out. The Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera is here to meet all your home monitoring needs at a new lower price. Once $35, Best Buy has slashed the price to just $25 in one of our Best Buy Cyber Week deals. Best Buy is also offering the camera for $5 if you buy it with an Echo Show 5 or Echo Show 8. If you’re just buying the camera, we suggest picking it up in-store, grabbing two, or padding your order to avoid shipping charges.

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Amazon offered the same discount for Prime Day and also included the camera with a bundle for $5, but we’ve never seen an offer that beat this one.

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Best Cyber Week Gaming Deals 2020: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

Cyber Monday is over, but gamers are still getting spoiled with last-minute Cyber Week deals. Retailers are offering discounts on everything from consoles to accessories, subscriptions, and games — so whether you’re sticking with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, or upgrading to the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you’re sure to find a deal that’s right for you.

No matter what platform for choose, we’ve got your back with our roundups of the best Cyber Week PlayStation deals, Cyber Week Xbox deals, Cyber Week Nintendo Switch deals, and Cyber Week gaming laptop deals that are still available. If you see an offer that you like, don’t hesitate on sealing the deal because there’s no telling how long the discounts will last and when stocks will run out, especially since gaming deals are always among the most popular listings in the runup to the holidays.

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Laserfiche Showcases the Latest Cloud Solutions Enabling Remote Work and Business Continuity at GITEX Technology Week 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Laserfiche  — the leading global provider of intelligent content management and business process automation, will showcase the latest developments in SaaS content services platform technology accelerating the Middle East’s digital transformation as virtual exhibitors at GITEX Technology Week 2020. Attendees will learn the benefits of using Laserfiche to increase remote collaboration capabilities establish long-term business continuity and build an effective digital workplace during major disruptions such as COVID-19. The largest technology show in the region, GITEX will take place Dec. 6-10, 2020, both in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre and as a virtual event.

“GITEX has always been a valuable opportunity for Laserfiche to showcase the latest solutions and customer stories,” said Laserfiche Account Manager for the MENA region Anson Wong. “We are excited to share content management, remote work and process automation solutions, as well as

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Best Cyber Week 2020 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks (Update: Expired)

Update, Dec. 2: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 are now done and dusted. But if you would still like to find business tech deals or the best products to buy, check out our ZDNet Recommends directory.


Cyber Monday is here, which means you’re probably already getting inundated with information about the best deals.

Back in the old days, it was easier to keep track of the sales. You’d see Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads from major retailers detailing their plan and you’d circle the biggest “doorbuster” deals of the season.

Now, in 2020, things are a bit different. Retail ads start leaking out in October for “early Black Friday sales,” and almost all the biggest discounts can be snagged online. Heck, even retailer ad scans are online. That means, while you run the risk of being digitally overloaded, it’s now easier than ever for you to successfully master

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Reuters Events’ MOMENTUM Virtual forum, billed as ‘the most important technology event in a generation’ set to go live next week

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Dec 02, 2020 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Reuters Events is planning the most important technology event in a generation to plot a course towards a more sustainable, equitable and trustworthy world.

The MOMENTUM Virtual forum, on December 9 and 10, will bring together a stellar lineup of board-level executives and aims to attract more than 15,000 attendees in a bid to overcome today’s global challenges and build a better future through technology.

Confirmed speakers include Microsoft’s CISO Bret Arsenault, Bank of America’s Chief Operations & Technology Officer Catherine P Bessant, Google’s CTO office founder and leader Will Grannis, Facebook’s CIO Atish Banerjea and Comcast’s CISO Noopur Davis, among many others.

“MOMENTUM will unite the global technology community to reimagine and advance the role of tech

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New York, other states, to sue Facebook next week

By Diane Bartz and Karen Freifeld | Reuters

WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet Inc’s Google in October.

More than 40 states plan to sign on to the lawsuit, one source said, without naming them.

Facebook declined to comment. A spokesman for the New York attorney general’s office declined to comment.

The Federal Trade Commission, whose commissioners met on Wednesday, could file a related complaint with an administrative law judge or in district court.

It is not known what the states plan to include in their complaint. One allegation often made against Facebook is

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Apple Cyber Week deals: MacBook, Apple Watch, AirPods, more

Black Friday has passed, and we’ve now moved on to Cyber Week — a time when retailers are still offering promotions on various tech products. Overall, deals have been ready for a lot longer this year they in previous years, thanks to the pandemic. 

Apple products, in general, don’t typically receive huge discounts, even during the holidays. However, this year, we’re seeing some deals on Apple products ranging from MacBooks to iPads and Apple Watches to AirPods. Apple’s new iPhone 12 models are also on sale, but the deals depend on your wireless carrier and hinge a lot of the time on if you’re willing to switch to a competitor. Below are some of the best deals on Apple products we could find.


Up to $250 off at Best Buy

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Best Buy has MacBook Pro models marked down up to $250 right now. It doesn’t appear any of the discounted

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Discovery, home of Shark Week, enters the streaming wars with Discovery Plus

Discovery, home to HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, is entering the streaming space with Discovery Plus.

Details about the streamer will be revealed at a special event this afternoon, but CNBC reports that Discovery Plus will start at $4.99 with an ad-supported tier, along with a $6.99 ad-free option. The streaming service will launch in January 2021, but it’s unclear if that’s just in the United States or also internationally. CNBC also reports that Discovery is partnering with Verizon to give the telecom company’s 55 million customers a free year of ad-free Discovery Plus. It’s the same move that Disney did with Verizon when the company launched Disney Plus.

The company’s collection of notable brands is likely what executives are banking on. CEO David Zaslav spoke about the company’s approach at a recent conference, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, noting that “super fans” will want

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