Popular Android navigation apps nothing more than Google Maps with ads

A malware researcher found that 19 free Android navigation apps on the Google Play Store were nothing more than Google Maps, but with ads. One of the apps asked for a payment to remove the ads, while some of them presented security risks. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, News, Trends, Google Maps, Fake Apps

The internet's 'father' says it was born with two big flaws (GOOGL)

Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the internet, said the network had two big flaws when he launched it. The internet didn't have room for all the devices that would eventually be connected to it, said Cerf, now Google's chief internet evangelist. It also didn't have any built-in security protocols. Even though both shortcomings proved problematic, Cerf's not certain he would have fixed them if he had to do it all over again. The internet was born flawed. But if it hadn't been, it might not ha...
Tags: Google, Trends, United States, Cerf, Vint Cerf

A $72 billion Canadian investor is poised to start making venture-capital bets in Silicon Valley

The $72 billion Canadian pension fund OMERS is expanding into Silicon Valley to make venture investments in US startups. OMERS Ventures hired Michael Yang as a managing partner from Comcast Ventures to lead the effort. He's planning to staff up and open offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. US venture-capital funding has been climbing, with almost $100 billion invested last year, an 18-year high. Yang is planning to invest in industries such as healthcare, transportation, and media. A huge ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Canada, Silicon Valley, Lightspeed, Comcast Ventures, Bay Area, Ontario, Yang, Felix Paul Studios, Lerer Hippeau, OMERS Ventures, Michael Yang, Uber Lyft China

A top Silicon Valley VC firm avoided investing in prescription drugs for a decade. Here's why Andreessen Horowitz is changing its mind.

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture-capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015 when the firm launched its $200 million bio fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. The firm, which is now on its second bio fund, has historically avoided investing in therapeutics. That's beginning to change, general partner Jorge Conde told Business Insider. Conde told Business Insider he's on the hunt for companies using technologi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Business Insider, Conde, Asimov, CVS Health, Omada Health, Jorge Conde, Devoted Health, Business Insider Conde

The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services. This week includes new entry DC Universe's "Young Justice: Outsiders." DC Universe dominated streaming this week with its two original shows at the top of this week's list of the most in-deman streaming shows: "Titans" and its latest animated series, "Young Justice: Outsiders," a revival of Cartoon Network's "Young Justice." Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider ...
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I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem but even after doing all my research, I still don't feel the need to upgrade (AAPL)

At the beginning of January, Apple announced that its holiday quarter revenue would be 7% lower than expected due to weakening iPhone sales.  Not having upgraded my 7 Plus for over two years, I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem.  So, I made a trip to my local Apple Store and did some research to see if I should finally upgrade to an iPhone XR or XS. Here's what I decided.  I am part of Apple's iPhone problem.  You see, I own a perfectly fine iPhone 7 plus that I've had for over t...
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A Harvard professor says a huge opportunity for disruption has been in front of us all along

Disney World is ripe for technological disruption. That's according to Clayton Christensen, an author of "The Prosperity Paradox." Someone could create a more affordable, local version of Disney World so more people people can experience it. Economic development works much the same way, Christensen says: An innovation makes a product or service available to a broader swath of the population. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on   Better Capitalism. The happiest place o...
Tags: China, Disney, America, Trends, Harvard, Electric, Orlando, Disney World, Christensen, Das, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School, Clay Christensen, Karen Dillon, Efosa Ojomo, Christensen Institute

Screen Time Tracking/Management

In my “What Happened in 2018” post I wrote this: And the usage of screen time management apps, like Screentime on iOS, is surging. We know we are addicted to tech, we don’t want to be, and we are working on getting sober. I wrote that based mostly on anecdotal data but we have been looking for better data and have not found it. So Dani and I worked on a survey that she ran last week and we got these results from a survey of 1,000 adults in the US using Google Surveys: 24% use an app ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Uncategorized, US, Trends, Dani

How this woman went from a $20,000 a year Trader Joe's job to a well-paid programmer at a San Francisco startup

A few years ago, Dora Korpar was a college grad working at a low-paying job. Today, she's a programmer at a San Francisco startup making good money and looking at a bright future. She changed her life after a college friend told her he landed a job at Apple by teaching himself to code. Korpar offers tips on how anyone can learn to code, then land a job. Nearly four years ago, Dora Korpar was adrift. She had finished college with a degree in biology and discovered that she didn't really want b...
Tags: Apple, Minnesota, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Docker, Joe, Marie Kondo, Scality, Ne Yo, Steve Wozniak, Holberton, Holberton School, CIRR

For $40, Appz helps you win at Instagram without lifting a finger

Since you probably don’t want to stay tethered to posting 24/7/365, enlisting services like the Appz Instagram Assistant are practically a must. Right now, TNW Deals is knocking over 90 percent off the price of a lifetime Appz subscription, cutting your cost to only $39.99.
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Offers, Appz, Appz Instagram Assistant

Insiders say that Google's new cloud boss is likely to make some very large acquisitions (GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN, OKTA, TEAM, NOW, SPLK)

Former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes over as CEO of Google Cloud this month.  Industry analysts and insiders anticipate that his reign will mark a new age of aggressive acquisitions at Google Cloud. While it's unclear exactly what Kurian will buy, rumors have spread about a possible Atlassian acquisition, while some analysts are excited about the idea of it buying the software company ServiceNow. In mid-December, 8,000 developers met up in Seattle for KubeCon, a conference centered aro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, Beyonce, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, David, Ibm, Seattle, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Atlassian, Splunk, Red Hat

Apple resurrects the iPhone SE with brand-new units starting at $249

Apple quietly started selling the iPhone SE again, at even lower prices than when it was discontinued four months ago. Brand new units of the 32GB version are on sale for $249, while the 128GB version is going for $299. The post Apple resurrects the iPhone SE with brand-new units starting at $249 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, iPhone SE

The best air fryers for 2019

What is this magical mechanism? It's an air fryer, and when used correctly, it can mimic the effects of frying while using just a little bit of oil. You still get that crispy, golden exterior and the fluffy center. The post The best air fryers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Cuisinart, Smart Home, Breville, Air Fryers, Convection Ovens

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Davos, Donald Trump, Trump, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland

Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great?

Every few years, someone tries to sell a three-wheeled vehicle to Americans. Historically, it hasn’t gone very well. We’ve got our suspicions about why people don’t buy trikes, and they boil down to this: a trike is just not a real car. The post Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Electric Vehicles, Ev, Polaris Slingshot, Road Rave, Electra Meccanica, Vanderhall, Can-Am Spyder, Visionary Vehicles

YouTube is giving people 2 months to take down videos of dangerous stunts like doing the 'Bird Box' challenge while driving

YouTube has explicitly banned challenges and pranks that put people in serious danger, according to an FAQ post on Tuesday. It cited the "Tide pod challenge" as an example of an unacceptably dangerous stunt, though more recent videos have been removed of users attempting dangerous tasks such as driving while doing the "Bird Box" challenge, which involves wearing a blindfold. YouTube said users had a two-month "grace period" to clean up their channels. YouTube has updated its guidelines to exp...
Tags: Google, Utah, Youtube, Trends, Pewdiepie, Jake Paul, Business Insider YouTube

Leaked memo spells out Facebook's new 'ground rules' restricting employee discussions about politics and religion (FB)

Facebook is bringing in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer said the company has drawn up fresh guidelines for internal discussions. Much of the rules apply to Workplace, Facebook's internal communication app, which the company is investing in stronger moderation tools for. The changes come amid falling employee morale and some employee criticism of Facebook's poli...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Workplace, Trends, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Don, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Workplace Facebook, Brian Amerige

How to choose an iPad in 2019: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

Selecting an iPad from Apple's lineup can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our comprehensive guide should put the numbers and specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms. Find your ideal iPad with the help of our guide. The post How to choose an iPad in 2019: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Tablets, Ipad Pro, Buying Guides

Nissan special committee says carmaker suffered from poor governance

A special committee set up by Nissan Motor Co to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn on Sunday said it appeared that the Japanese carmaker suffered from poor governance procedures, including director compensation.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co

The best ergonomic mouse for 2019

If you have a growing ache in your wrist, it might be worth considering ergonomic mice alternatives. But which is the best ergonomic mouse for you? One of these could be the ticket to the right purchase for you. The post The best ergonomic mouse for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Mouse, Computing, Ergonomic, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything, Gaming Mice

This incredibly simple tool gives every website you visit a 'dark mode'

A web browser extension lets you change the color theme of websites from bright and/or white to dark mode.  The extension is called Dark Reader, and it's available for free for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.  Dark modes on pretty much everything — including operating systems, apps, and websites — are much more comfortable for your eyes, especially when you're in a dark room.  I'm going to go ahead and claim that one of the biggest oversights in modern tech is darkness — blissful, easy-on-the-ey...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Reddit

Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, its smallest, cheapest, and arguably best phone

Apple is quietly selling the iPhone SE via the clearance section of its site, starting at $249. The 4-inch iPhone packs the guts of an iPhone 6S into the body of a smaller iPhone 5S. The device was discontinued in September 2018 but was hugely popular among Apple cognoscenti. If you're still mourning the iPhone SE, Apple's last small iPhone, then good news.  Apple has quietly resumed selling the compact phone on the clearance section of its website, where deals on products occasionally pop up...
Tags: Apple, UK, US, Trends

How to Avoid Greatness

Want An Ordinary Life? Here’s How. If you clicked on this article because you’re okay giving up on your dreams for what’s ordinary and predictable there’s not much need to read any further, just carry on; it’s your choice and you’re the only person who has to live with it. Still here? Good. This is ...
Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Behavioral Science, Innovation Psychology

Small electric cars may be unaffordable for some: VW chairman to newspaper

The move to electric vehicles will make cars significantly more expensive, meaning they may become unaffordable for people on low incomes in the future, the chairman of Volkswagen said in an interview published on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Vw, Volkswagen

Kuwait announces initiative for $200 million technology investment fund

Kuwait is launching an initiative to create a $200 million fund for investments in technology, its foreign minister said at an Arab economic summit in Beirut on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Beirut, Kuwait

Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the European Union.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox wrote in the Sunday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Liam Fox, Brexit, European Union International Trade

Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problemsDavos this year will be like Hamlet without the prince. Donald Trump was all set to be the star of the show for the second year running but has decided that giving a keynote address to a hall full of billionaires is politically problematical at a time when the US government is shut down.Emmanuel Macron is giving the World Economic Forum a miss for similar reasons. If you have been dubbed the president of the rich the last...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Economics, World news, Davos, Theresa May, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Larry Elliott, Davos 2019

I tried Uber’s luxurious London competitor Wheely, and it made me think it's possible for money to buy happiness

Luxurious Russian chauffeur app Wheely launched into London last year. CEO Anton Chirkunov said that the company is trying to attract drivers in the capital away from Uber. I tried Wheely on two occasions — once from my flat to Gatwick Airport (£75, or $97), and once to Heathrow (£70, or $90). It was more like having a personal driver than being in a taxi. I've lived in London for more than five years, and getting around is officially becoming exhausting. Over the last few years I've become r...
Tags: Uber, UK, London, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Gatwick, Moscow, Gatwick Airport, South East London, Addison Lee, LONDON MOSCOW, Anton Chirkunov, Financial Times Read, Chirkunov

Why Customer Satisfaction Is The Foundation Of Business Success

Dozens of aspects contribute to the success or failure of a business; customer satisfaction is one of them. It is therefore critical for companies to monitor their customer satisfaction rates and integrate measures to ensure that clients are not just happy with the solutions they receive, but are also willing to refer other clients. One thing is sure – if you don’t go the extra mile to show the clients you care, don’t expect them to care about your solution. So, why is customer satisfaction so ...
Tags: Startups, Others, Customer Satisfaction, Customer feedback, InfoQuest

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