Google is facing legal sanctions from the European Union, as regulators filed a complaint against the company earlier this week. They allege the tech giant is unfairly promoting its own applications, and suppressing the competition. Theresa Avila spoke with Richard John, a Columbia professor who specializes in the history of technology and communications. He says this isn’t the first time Google’s come under scrutiny, and this time, the heart of the issue is access.
Technology companies in the US hire hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled foreign workers every year to work on what is called an H1B visa. They bring their spouses here too, who can’t work at all. Highly skilled workers usually have highly skilled sources.
More than 35 years ago, Etan Patz, a six-year old child, disappeared on his way to school and was never seen again. Arianna Skibell interviewed Lisa Cohen, who wrote the book “After Etan: The Missing Child that Held America Captive.” Cohen first talks about the evidence presented to the jury.
In the last ten years, the price of commercial space in Manhattan has almost doubled. Now, some politicians and an advocacy group are pushing to pass long-stalled legislation to protect small businesses from rising rents.
In the last month, four candidates have announced they are running for president. That’s three republicans: senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. And one democrat: former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Arianna Skibell spoke with Reid Epstein from the Wall Street Journal, who is on the ground in New Hampshire, to get a feel for what’s at stake for both parities. Epstein spoke to why Clinton announced her candidacy so early. What’s she going to do for the next year and a half before the primary?