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Amazon has banned a total of approximately 600 Chinese third-party brands and 3,000 related third-party seller accounts in a crackdown this year, Cindy Tai, the company's Vice President of Asia Global Selling, told Chinese media on Friday.

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After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration released a draft environmental report Friday for SpaceX's controversial plans to launch the new Starship rocket at its South Texas launch facility.

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Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, is shutting down Catan: World Explorers, one of its more high-profile augmented reality follow-ups, before it even fully launches. The game will be gone for good on Nov. 18, the developer announced on the dedicated Catan: World Explorers website early Friday morning.

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Apple employees will have to get tested regularly for COVID-19, according to The Verge.

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Apple and Google removed an app created by allies of opposition leader Alexei Navalny from their app stores on Friday, under pressure from the Russian government. The Smart Voting app is part of Navalny's strategy to promote candidates running against those backed by the Kremlin.

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Dozens of climate activists sent an open letter to the CEOs of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and others Thursday, urging them to remain true to their climate commitments and clear the way for Democrats' economic plan. The groups targeted these CEOs because they're members of the Business Roundtable, an industry group the conservationists argue has tried to "sabotage and gut" the plan, including its climate provisions.

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Lucid Motors just set a milestone in the electric car world: its Air Dream Edition Range car can drive 520 miles on a single charge, according to the EPA's official efficiency ratings, which is more than 100 miles farther than anything Tesla makes.

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Activision Blizzard is parting ways with its chief people officer, Claudine Naughton, the company announced on Tuesday. The company said Naughton's departure is unrelated to its ongoing sexual harassment crisis instigated last month by a California labor lawsuit, which alleged widespread discrimination against female employees.

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The SEC announced Tuesday that it's charging App Annie, the mobile app data provider, with securities fraud, accusing the company of "engaging in deceptive practices" and misrepresenting the origins of its data. App Annie will pay a $10 million settlement, according to the announcement, although the company has not admitted to any of the SEC's findings.

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The Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed unfair labor charges against gaming giant Activision Blizzard for worker intimidation on Monday, alleging the company has tried to squash organizing efforts in the wake of an ongoing discrimination and sexual assault scandal.

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