Autopilot Buddy is, hands down, the most evil gadget of 2018

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recently cracked down on the makers of a device called the Autopilot Buddy, a gadget that allows people to trick Tesla cars into thinking the driver has their hands on the steering wheel. Autopilot Buddy is a fantastic example of a heartless piece of technology that tries to capitalize on consumers’ ignorance. Not everyone is tech-savvy, and being able to afford a Tesla doesn’t imply a general understanding of what artificial intellig...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Opinion, Tesla, Autopilot Buddy, Dolder Falco, Reese Partners LLC

Salesforce Connects With Marketing

A good way to understand what Salesforce articulated at Connections 2018 is to recall the direction it set a few years ago, when CEO Marc Benioff said the company would develop most apps for the small screen first. That was a concession that handheld devices would become the primary devices we'd all use in business. So far that's been a good bet. This piece is being written on a conventional laptop, but it's highly likely that people will read it on a variety of devices and in a plethora of ...
Tags: Ecommerce, Marc Benioff

Voices in AI – Episode 52: A Conversation with Rao Kambhampati

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url( black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } About this Epi...
Tags: Jobs, Blog, Seo, Intelligence, Creativity, Dell, Ai, Agi, Arizona State University, Byron, Asu, Byron Reese, Subbarao Kambhampati, Fourth Age, Intel Episode, military AI

Atola TaskForce’s connectivity and multi-user access

Atola TaskForce has three connectivity options: 10Gb Ethernet network Standalone mode WiFi access point 10Gb Ethernet network Atola TaskForce is equipped with two 10Gb Ethernet ports. Whenever the system is connected to a local network via one of its Ethernet ports, an IP address will be displayed on the IP screen on the front panel of the system. IP address of Atola TaskForce If the system is connected via both Ethernet ports, two IP addresses will be displayed on the screen. These IP a...
Tags: Finance, DHCP, Atola TaskForce

Snap is sliding after another Wall Street analyst sees slowing user growth (SNAP)

Snap is losing ground Wednesday after Needham's Laura Martin lowered her user and revenue estimates.  On Tuesday, Cowen analyst John Blackledge lowered his price target for the same reason.  Snap is down almost 9% since Monday's close.  Watch Snap trade in real time here.  Snap shares are down 3.76% to $12.81 apiece Wednesday after yet another Wall Street analyst revised their user and revenue growth estimates lower.  "We lower our Snap revenue estimates by 15% for second-quarter 2018 and by...
Tags: Trends, Trump, Martin, Needham, Cowen, Citron Research, Blackledge, Andrew Left, Laura Martin, S3 Partners, John Blackledge, Needham and Company

'You will have victims' blood all over your hands': Sexual harassment lawyer accuses Google of killing revenge porn laws

Sexual harassment lawyer Carrie Goldberg accused Google of making a late intervention to kill new revenge porn laws in the US state of New York. The bill has been in the works for five years and lawmakers were due to vote on it on Wednesday, but were reportedly delayed by Google and trade body, the Internet Association. Goldberg was outraged at the delay, and said Google has "victims' blood all over your hands." Google and the Internet Association are yet to reply to requests for comment. C...
Tags: Google, New York, Senate, US, Trends, Internet Association, Albany, Goldberg, Albany New York, Carrie Goldberg, Eric Greitens, The New York Post, Carrie A Goldberg, Google the Internet Association

What you need to know in advertising today

While AT&T is reportedly closing in on a $1.6 billion deal to acquire the ad tech firm AppNexus, according to the  Wall Street Journal,  Brian Lesser — who runs AT&T's advertising division AdWorks — politely declined to comment. Still, there's plenty for Lesser to talk about now that the union of AT&T and Time Warner is complete. Lesser left his role as North American CEO at the ad buying giant GroupM in 2017 to help build out AT&T's budding but still under the radar ad business. Business Insi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Time Warner, Youtube, Disney, Trends, CMO, Snapchat, Fox, Comcast, Burger King, Costco, 21st Century Fox, Cannes, Business Insider, Groupm

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over improper relationship with employee

Intel today announced the resignation of CEO Brian Krzanich, citing a violation of the company’s fraternization policy. CFO Bob Swan will fill in as interim CEO while the company conducts a search for its next top executive. The details: Krzanich’s resignation is effective immediately. He’s also giving up his seat on Intel’s board of directors. It would appear the company has a zero-tolerance policy for fraternization and Krzanich violated it. According to a company press release: Intel was rece...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Intel, Brian Krzanich, Krzanich, Bob Swan

Buses, delivery vans and garbage trucks are the electric vehicles next door

A host of companies are offering fully electric commercial vehicles to governments and private industries that are looking to turn mail trucks and garbage haulers into vehicles of the future.
Tags: Business, Technology, News

Apple, Samsung, Audi, BMW, and others are working on a digital key for your car

A bunch of modern cars already let you unlock your vehicle using your phone, but there isn’t a standard to ensure that the feature will work across devices for years to come. Thankfully, a number of tech firms and automakers are coming together to sort that out. More than 70 companies, including the likes of Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, GM, BMW, Hyundai, NXP, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined hands under the Car Connectivity Consortium to create the Digital Key standard, which is a s...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Volkswagen, Apple Samsung Audi BMW, Apple LG Samsung Panasonic Audi, Hyundai NXP Qualcomm

Disrupting the paycheck, Gusto’s Flexible Pay allows employees to pick when they get paid

People should get paid for work they have done. It’s a pretty simple principle of capitalism, but a principle that seems increasingly violated in the modern economy. With semi-monthly paychecks, the work an employee does on the first day of the month won’t be paid until the end of the third week — a delay of up to 21 days. That delay is despite the massive digitalization of bank transfers and accounting over the past few decades that should have made paychecks far more regular. Gusto, a payroll ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Enterprise, Small Business, Human Resources, Talent, Payroll, Gusto, Reeves, Joshua Reeves

Latticework Launches Personal Hybrid Cloud for Private Data-Sharing

Were you aghast at revelations that third-party organizations were able to capture millions of Facebook profiles from users who were unaware of the company’s privacy policy terms? If so, a Silicon Valley startup is hoping to entice you with a new option for private data storage of your personal digital life, along with private channels for sharing videos and other information with your inner circle of friends—and close control over who else gets access to them. It’s a pretty tall order fo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Social Media, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Software, Innovation

A new report shows where our energy will come from 30 years from now — and coal is the biggest loser

Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  Falling battery costs spurred by electric vehicle development will drive adoption of renewable energy, the report says. Coal, on the other hand, seems to be on its way out.  Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, mostly because of falling battery costs. That's according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whi...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Lazard, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Solar Energy Industries Association, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Falling, Bloomberg NEF, develop electric vehicles Overall Bloomberg NEF

Google's internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over a mysterious technology (GOOG, GOOGL)

    A group of software engineers refused to work on technology that would help Google win military contracts, according to Bloomberg. That refusal caused the company to postpone the release of the tech, called "air gap." This event incited others at Google to speak out against Google's ambitions for working with the military. It's unclear if Google plans to continue working on "air gap."   A group of Google software engineers mutinied earlier this year and refused to contribute to a tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, US Department of Defense Bloomberg

4 reasons you should buy the LG G7 instead of the Galaxy S9

Android users are pretty spoiled for choice, which actually makes it harder to pick a smartphone. Two of the phones you'll undoubtedly be checking out include the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 "ThinQ." Below, I've listed the four things that the LG G7 does better than the Galaxy S9. Apart from those four things, the phones have pretty much identical specs and features, including the speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, wireless charging, and water resistance.  There are several things th...
Tags: Trends, Lg, Verizon AT T Sprint and T Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7

Same SaaS, New Acquisition Model: Q&A With Dura’s Paul Salisbury

San Antonio—Dura Holdings is trying to put a different spin on the model of acquiring and improving a business that has either underperformed or may have room to grow. San Antonio-based Dura buys software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies with recurring revenue and seeks to cut operating costs or improve simple things like marketing and sales processes, in order to boost profitability. Venture capital and private equity groups have been targeting investments toward similar SaaS businesses—inc...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Texas, Funding, Trends, Business Model, Startup, Debt, Software, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Dell, Tablet, Financing, Purchase

New Orderly Restaurant Food Index Arms Restaurants with Data to Control Food Costs

Controlling food cost in a restaurant is a challenge because it is one of the largest expenses of the business. In order to manage this expenditure more effectively, online restaurant management tool Orderly has launched a Restaurant Food Index (RFI) with a comprehensive directory of prices restaurants pay for their ingredients. Restaurant Food Costs When a restaurant is profitable, the food cost alone accounts for 28 to 35% of the operation. This can go up or down depending on a wide range o...
Tags: US, Sales, Technology Trends, Restaurant / food service, Control Food Costs, Restaurant Food Costs When, Orderly Restaurant Food Index, Restaurant Food Index, Better Management and Transparency Orderly

The future of sports at TNW2018: Drone racing, Gattaca, and more

Technology has a great impact on how we consume and interact with sports. Something as simple as a video assistant referee has already altered the FIFA World Cup — so what can we expect for the future? At TNW Conference’s Offside track, we discussed the changes occurring with sports and technology. We’ve highlighted the key takeaways right here: Kevin Langeree, Kiteboarder Kevin discussed how the rise of technology has enabled him to become a professional athlete in a rather niche sport. He shar...
Tags: Startups, Events, Fifa, Insider, TNW Conference, Kevin Langeree Kiteboarder Kevin

Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and “organize my home” Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members. During the test, Facebook won’t be taking a cut, but because the feature bills through iOS and Android, they’ll get their 30 percent cut of a user’s first year of subscription and 15 percent after that. B...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Tech, College Admissions, Payments, Facebook Groups, Alex Deve, Deve, Sandra Mueller, Declutter My Home Group

Intuit CIO says his global IT team uses four popular communication platforms to increase productivity

Atticus Tysen became Intuit's chief information officer at a time when the company was expanding at a rapid pace. He quickly went from managing a North American team to a global IT team spread across multiple countries, as he recalls in "Measure What Matters,"  a book about goal-setting by venture capitalist John Doerr.  Tysen had been working at Intuit for 11 years before becoming the CIO in 2013 in the midst of multiple changes: The company's products (TurboTax, Quicken, Quick-Books) were bec...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, CIO, Google Docs, Intuit, Bangalore, OKR, EBS, Tysen, Intuit CIO, Atticus Tysen, John Doerr Tysen, TurboTax Quicken Quick Books, Enterprise Business Solutions EBS, Intel Tysen

Amazon may have accidentally leaked the date of Prime Day, its hyped day of sales boasting more deals than Black Friday

Amazon posted a banner to its UK website Thursday declaring that Prime Day would be held July 16. Amazon launched Prime Day, which boasts more deals than Black Friday, in 2015. Amazon appears to have accidentally leaked the date of Prime Day, its heavily hyped midsummer sales event that boasts better deals than Black Friday. The company on Thursday posted a banner to its UK website indicating that July 16 would be the date of the event, TechRadar reports. Amazon did not immediately respond t...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Trends, Mit

The Sage CEO sent his stock surging 15% when he likened his new depression drug to an antibiotic — but researchers told us it won’t work that way (SAGE)

Investors' excitement about a promising new drug for depression reached a fever pitch last week when the CEO of the company behind it likened the drug to an antibiotic. Sage Therapeutics' CEO Jeff Jonas said the drug, called SAGE-217, could be administered like a two-week course of antibiotics, which are given only once. A once-only course of treatment is essentially unheard of for depression, and experts within and outside of the company say they doubt that's how SAGE-217 would actually work....
Tags: Trends, Harvard University, Food And Drug Administration, Sage, Massachusetts General Hospital, Sage Therapeutics, Jeff Jonas, Cusin, Cristina Cusin, Gerard Sanacora, Yale Depression Research Program, Sanacora

AT&T wants all the major TV networks and cable companies to plug into its ad platform – not just Time Warner brands (T)

AT&T ad chief Brian Lesser talked to Business Insider at Cannes about the telecom's plans following the closure of the Time Warner acquisition. Basically, AT&T wants to build a tech and targeting platform that gets used by all the key players in TV, including other cable providers and non Time Warner networks. 'People don't realize how big our addressable TV business is.' Even with TV ratings in decline and streaming surging, 'Content that is subsidized by brands is not going to go away." Fir...
Tags: Google, New York, Time Warner, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Hulu, Doj, Cannes, Turner, Viacom, Midwest, Cox, AT T, AT amp, DirecTV

Intel CEO resigns after investigation finds he had past relationship with employee (INTC)

Intel's CEO resigned in a surprise announcement on Thursday. Intel said that it had discovered he had a "past consentual relationship" with an employee.  CFO Bob Swan will take over as interim CEO.  Intel's CEO, Brian Krzanich, resigned on Thursday, according to an announcement by the company. CFO Bob Swan will take over as interim CEO, according to the release. Intel said that it found that Krzanich had a "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee" that ended up being a "violation...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Intel, Brian, INTC, Bob, Board, Brian Krzanich, Calif, Moore, The Board, EBay Inc, Board of Directors The Board, Krzanich, Swan, Intel Corporation

Announcing the agenda for The Europas Unconference, July 3, London

There are only 10 more days until The Europas where the winners of this year’s startup awards will be announced at our gala dinner, in association with TechCrunch! The Europas half-day “Unconference” will have a fantastic lineup of panels taking place in the afternoon before the awards. This year, we’ve done away with mainstage lectures, and we’ve created a series of more tightly focused discussion panels that give you a front-row seat to the biggest investors, founders and thought leaders in te...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, Britain, Linda Wang, Digital Identity, Dhruv Ghulati, Tina Baker, Tech Society, In Tech Society, Accel Passion Capital Connect Ventures, Saul Klein LocalGlobe Eloise Todd, Steve Gledden, Paul Dowling Deeptech

GE is getting booted from the Dow Jones industrial average: Here are the members of the original 1896 index (GE)

General Electric is set to be booted from the Dow Jones industrial average and will be replaced by Walgreens Boots Alliance, the index's committee announced on Tuesday.  GE was the last-standing member of the 1896 Dow. It's been in and out of the index over the years. Today, the index is more diverse than the original list of industrial companies.  General Electric is set to lose its place as the last-standing member of the 1896 Dow Jones industrial average.  S&P Dow Jones Indices announced...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Ge, Wikipedia, Trends, Unilever, Arkansas, General Electric, Dow Jones, Dow, Caribbean, The Supreme Court, Lipton, Walgreens Boots Alliance, American Tobacco Company, American Cotton Oil Company

The 39 most powerful female engineers of 2018

For all the arm waving about the lack of women in STEM professions, the truth is, there are some powerful role-model female engineers having fabulous careers and creating tech used by millions, if not billions of people everyday. And every year, Business Insider creates this list to give those women a shout out. These are women with engineering backgrounds who are running big business units at important companies, are building impressive up-and-coming technologies, or acting as leaders and role ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Tesla, Airbnb, Melinda Gates, Reno Nevada, LLVM, Lattner, LLVM Foundation, Carol Leung, Airbnb Carol Leung, Meredith Westafer, Tesla Meredith Westafer, Westafer, Tanya Lattner, COO LLVM Foundation

Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit

How can you be sure an image wasn’t Photoshopped? Make sure it was shot with Truepic. This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos and adds a watermark URL leading to a copy of the image it saves, so viewers can compare them to ensure the version they’re seeing hasn’t been altered. Now Truepic’s technology is getting its most important deployment yet as the way Reddit will verify that Ask Me Anything Q&As are being conducted live by the actual person advertised — oftentimes a celebr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Science, Tech, Wiki, Reddit, Airbnb, Blockchain, Sdk, Oslo, Reuters, Ama, Syrian American Medical Society, Reddit AMA, Human Rights Foundation

Hackers abscond with $31 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took $31 million from its platform earlier this week. Two weeks earlier, Coinrail, another South Korea-based cryptocurrency trading platform, said that hackers had taken an estimated $40 million from its funds. For now, Bithumb has halted transactions on its site. One of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, is the latest cryptocurrency platform to be comprised by hackers. On Tuesday, th...
Tags: South Korea, Trends, Bithumb

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