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Oracle has the support of the Trump administration and some big media industry groups in its Supreme Court fight against Google. Here's why they're siding with Oracle. (ORCL, GOOG)

Oracle and Google are scheduled to face off before the US Supreme Court on March 24.  The 10-year-old dispute is based on Oracle's claim that Google stole a key component of its Java technology to build the Android operating system. Google rejects the charge, saying Oracle cannot copyright the code — known as APIs, or application programming interfaces — which allows programs to talk to each other. The Trump administration, through Solicitor General Noel Francisco, argues that Google is using...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Larry Ellison, Sun, Ibm, Dell, Francisco, Oracle, EMC, US supreme court, Sun Microsystems, Southern California, Trump


Meet the key people who are leading Mike Bloomberg's digital campaign to topple Donald Trump

Mike Bloomberg started secretive ad agency Hawkfish to aid in his presidential campaign, and it's packed with people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. To beat Donald Trump, the Bloomberg campaign has hired widely from companies like Facebook, Google, and ad agencies. Business Insider identified 17 people in key roles in and around Hawkfish, including former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs, who is leading it. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Hawkfish is the digital agency...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, Kentucky, Stanford, White House, New York City, Trends, Linkedin, CMO, Nike


I’m 30 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Multi-City Trip Through Myanmar

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 30-year-old digital marketing specialist from Singapore checks “hot air balloon ride” off her bucket list in ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Accor, Myanmar, Tripadvisor, Airasia, Yangon, Inle Lake, Klia, Cappadocia, Jetstar


California Home Sales Maintain Last Year’s Momentum in January, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 395,550 in January on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.7 percent from December and up 10.3 percent from January 2019. – January’s statewide median home price was $575,160, down 6.5 percent from December and up 7.1 percent from January 2019. – The statewide Unsold Inventory Index was 3.4 months in January, up from 2.5 months in December but down from 4.6 months in January 2019. Los Angeles, CA – Feb. 19, 2020 (PRNewswire) Continue...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Sonoma


Quibi, the streaming app that has raised more than $1 billion and is run by two billionaires, just gave the world its first real glimpse

  Quibi, a streaming video service that has raised more than $1 billion in funding, is now available for pre-order in app stores, as first reported by TechCrunch. The mobile-only app will offer short-form video content and plans to officially launch in April. Quibi, short for "quick bites," was founded by former Yahoo CEO Meg Whitman and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. It will become the latest player in the extremely competitive streaming video market, which includes major players...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hollywood, Yahoo, Disney, NFL, Trends, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Netflix Amazon, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Ashley Rodriguez, WarnerMedia, Quibi


How a 22-year-old with 140,000 YouTube subscribers makes a full-time living as an influencer — and how much money she earns

Ruby Asabor is a 22-year-old YouTube creator and entrepreneur. She has 140,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Lavish Ruby, which she started three years ago, and today she has established several revenue streams around her digital business.  Asabor shared how switching up her YouTube content helped her earn more money. "People that have 500,000 subscribers can still be making less than somebody that has 50,000," she said. She said on average she earns around $2,500 for a single YouTube vi...
Tags: Google, New York, Youtube, Trends, Linkedin, Paypal, Ken Burns, Adsense, UConn, Nyu, GPA, CPM, Instagram YouTube, Roberto Blake, Natalie Barbu, Ruby Asabor


Google Is Letting People Find Invites To Some Private WhatsApp Groups

Google is indexing invite links to WhatsApp group chats whose administrators may want to be private. This means with a simple search, random people can discover and join a wide range of WhatsApp group chats. From a report: "Your WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are," Jordan Wildon, a multimedia journalist for German outlet Deutsche Welle, tweeted on Friday. Using particular Google searches, people can discover links to the chats, Wildon explained. App reverse-engineer Jane ...
Tags: Google, Tech, United Nations, Motherboard, Deutsche Welle, Jane Wong, Jordan Wildon


Facebook has reportedly shown users 1.5 billion Bloomberg 2020 ads, more than twice as many as all other presidential candidates combined, including Trump

Facebook users have seen more than twice as many ads from Bloomberg's campaign in 2020 than from all his opponents combined, according to a new report from The Guardian. The Guardian's analysis found that people have seen 2.3 billion presidential campaign ads on Facebook so far this year, and more than 1.5 billion of those came from Bloomberg. Since launching his campaign in November, Bloomberg has spent $45 million on Facebook ads — also more than his opponents combined, The Guardian found. T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Reuters, Mike Bloomberg, Reuters Visit Business Insider, Washington Post Bloomberg


This Google log-in program is the strongest account protection the company offers. Here's how it works, and who might need to use it.

Google's Advanced Protection Program goes a step further than the usual dual-authentication: users enrolled in the program need to use a physical key, a key built into Android phones, or the Google Smart Lock iPhone app.  The security comes with a few drawbacks — it's more time-consuming and it limits access to some Google-linked programs like the Nest smarthome system, Gizmodo reported.  While everyday users might find the program cumbersome, Google recommends that people at a higher risk of ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Gizmodo, Advanced Protection Program, Google Smart Lock


Apple may allow third-party apps to be set as default in iPhone soon

Till date, in typical Apple fashion, default apps on their iOS platform have always been locked to Apples own pre-installed offerings like Apple Music and Safari. Now, Apple is apparently discussing bringing the walls down a bit and let third party apps to be set as defaults by users. Currently, on iOS, when users open a link, it automatically opens in Safari, even if the user wishes to open them in Google Chrome Firefox. Similarly, when a user needs to share something via mail, Apple defau...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, News, Blogging, Apple Music, Apple allowing third party default apps, Apple third party defaults, Apple Mail app Apple


Android 11 lets you assign shortcuts to a double-tap on the back of your phone

When I moved from a Pixel 3 to 4, I found myself missing the fingerprint sensor much more than expected. Not because of the fingerprint reader itself – Google’s Face ID works surprisingly well – but because I used the fingerprint reader to pull down the notification shade all the time. It turns out Google is working on an alternative in Android 11. As spotted by XDA Developers, Android 11 includes a hidden double-tap-on-the-back-of-your-phone gesture for Pixel devices. Codenamed ‘columbus’ in an...
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Global Telcos Join Alphabet, SoftBank's Flying Cellphone Antenna Lobbying Effort

Alphabet and SoftBank's attempts to launch flying cellphone antennas high into the atmosphere have received backing from global telcos, energizing lobbying efforts aimed at driving regulatory approval for the emerging technology. From a report: Loon, which was spun out of Google parent Alphabet's business incubator, and HAPSMobile, a unit of SoftBank Group's domestic telco, plan to deliver high speed internet to remote areas by flying network equipment at high altitudes. Lobbying efforts by the ...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Nokia, Tech, Airbus, Ericsson, Bharti Airtel, SoftBank Group, China Telecom Deutsche Telekom Telefonica


Google AI No Longer Uses Gender Binary Tags on Images of People

Google's image-labeling AI tool will no longer label pictures with gender tags like "man" and "woman." From a report: In the email, Google cites its ethical rules on AI as the basis for the change. This is a progressive move by Google -- and one that will hopefully set a precedent for the rest of the AI industry. Ethics aside, Google also says it's made this change because it isn't possible to infer gender from someone's appearance. Google is correct on that count. AI's tendency toward a gender ...
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A recent college grad living in New York says she makes a 6-figure income as a YouTube influencer. She broke down how she does it.

Ruby Asabor is a 22-year-old YouTube creator and entrepreneur. She has 140,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Lavish Ruby, which she started three years ago, and today she has established several revenue streams around her digital business.  Asabor shared how switching up her YouTube content helped her earn more money. "People that have 500,000 subscribers can still be making less than somebody that has 50,000," she said. She said on average she earns around $2,500 for a single YouTube vi...
Tags: Google, New York, Youtube, Trends, Linkedin, Paypal, Ken Burns, Adsense, UConn, Nyu, GPA, CPM, Instagram YouTube, Roberto Blake, Natalie Barbu, Ruby Asabor


How to add, change, or remove Firefox themes to personalize your browser

You can easily change your Firefox theme by using one of the default options or by downloading a new one. You can download new themes in the add-ons menu in Firefox. Themes can alter your background and toolbar colors when browsing in Firefox and personalize your experience. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's easy to change your Firefox theme — whether you choose from the default options or download a new one to personalize your browser. If you've downloaded Firefox to ...
Tags: Firefox, Google, NFL, Trends, Mozilla Firefox, Best Buy Lenovo


Trump’s Election Day YouTube takeover plan feels very different in 2020

According to a report from , the Trump campaign called dibs on some of the most prized ad space online in the days leading up to the 2020 U.S. election. Starting in early November and continuing onto Election Day itself, the campaign will reportedly command YouTube’s masthead, the space at the very top of the video sharing site’s homepage. YouTube is now the second most popular website globally after the online video platform overtook Facebook in web traffic back in 2018. Bloomberg didn’t re...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Obama, Youtube, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, Policy, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, 2020 Election, Trump 's Election Day YouTube


Peanuts Rock: Watch the Peanuts Gang Play Classic Rock Songs by Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey & More

In a very crowded field, Garren Lazar's comical take on Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a stand-out. Comical in the literal sense. Lazar, aka Super G, struck a rich vein when he thought to mash the Rolling Stones’ "Sympathy for the Devil" with footage culled from Charles Schulz’s animated Peanuts specials. And over the last six years, he’s mined a lot of gold, using Final Cut Pro to pair familiar clips of a drumming Pigpen, Snoopy slapping a double bass, and the iconic “Linus And Lucy” sc...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Youtube, College, New York City, Chicago, Animation, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Facebook Twitter, Charlie, Lazar, Schroeder, Schulz


Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is a major privacy risk, Europe data body warns

Google said it would acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in November 2019. But regulators might put the acquisition on ice over privacy concerns. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which advises the European Commission on data protection law, says it's worried about the massive tech firm accumulating yet more personal data. Google is already under investigation by the EU for how it collects user data, and the US Department of Justice is separately investigating the Fitbit acquisition. Visi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Eu, European Commission, Fitbit, Department Of Justice, Brexit, Board, US Department of Justice, EU Google, TechCrunch Google, European Data Protection Board EDPB


Hunter Thompson Died 15 Years Ago: Hear Him Remembered by Tom Wolfe, Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, and Others

Hunter S. Thompson died on February 20, 2005, fifteen years ago, and ever since we've been wondering aloud what he would make of the state of the world today. Though events have all but cried out for another Thompson to savagely describe and even more savagely ridicule them, what other writer could live up to the formidable standard Thompson set with Hell’s Angels, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and his other harrowing gonzo-journalistic vi...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, College, Kentucky, Literature, Matt Taibbi, Johnny Depp, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Hunter S Thompson, Mark Twain, Seoul, Keith Richards, Kentucky Derby, Thompson, John Cusack


Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign and his secretive data firm, Hawkfish, have also been hiring at a rapid pace to win the Democratic Party nomination and beat Donald Trump. The list of agencies working for Bloomberg now includes Horizon Media, Dentsu, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Oberland. Hawkfish and Bloomberg have hired former tech executives at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Viacom. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million on advertising...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Americas, Trends, Bloomberg, Vogue, Donald Trump, Briggs, Viacom, Business Insider, Jonathan Jarvis, Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg, Facebook Snapchat, Jeff Goodby


Frank Eliason from Amazon – Proud to be an Amazonian Working in the Fulfillment Center

One of the most interesting things I’ve read this year came from customer service and customer experience pioneer Frank Eliason.  If you’ve heard that name before you probably know it for being one of the first customer service leaders to integrate social media in with traditional support processes during his time at Comcast.  For example, Frank proved the driving force behind @ComcastCares.  He led the same initiatives during his time at Citibank.  He continued as an industry thought leader inf...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Interviews, Senate, US, Sales, Cnn, Atlantic, Comcast, Usps, Pbs, Citibank, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Echo, Frank, Allentown Pennsylvania


YouTube will soon let you upload music your own private cloud

YouTube Music have set out their plans to launch a cloud library where users can upload their own music to access from anywhere. Google have released some exciting documents – well the documents themselves aren’t exciting, but what they mean for YouTube is! These documents explained how users can upload their own music files to YouTube Music to access in their own personal cloud library when the feature launches soon. YouTube Music users will be able to upload songs and albums from thei...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Music, Youtube, Youtube Music, Google Play Music, Digital Music News, WMA, Cloud Library, Personal Storage, Cloud Uploads, Music Uploads, YT Music, YouTube Music Premium Google


How Your Favorite Super Bowl Ads Use Background Music

If I asked you to tell me about your favorite Super Bowl ad, you probably would only need a few seconds to think of one. In fact, you might need time to choose which of your favorites to talk about.Video marketing has become an art form. And the most memorable ads tend to be things we saw during Super Bowl commercial breaks...but have you ever wondered why?It comes down to a tale of two statistics.Stat #1: Fox announced that 102 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl LIV. (That number inclu...
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How Nina Simone Became Hip Hop’s “Secret Weapon”: From Lauryn Hill to Jay Z and Kanye West

In 1996, the Fugees burst on the scene with “Ready or Not,” and most listeners were not ready: for the ominous, eclectic, Caribbean-inflected production, the smooth, sexy menace of Lauryn Hill’s hook (“you can’t hide / Gonna find you and take it slowly”), or the interplay of references in the breakout star’s rhymes. “Rap orgies with Porgy and Bess / Capture your bounty like Eliot Ness,” Hill raps, and then a few lines later, “So while you’re imitating Al Capone, I’ll be Nina Simone / And...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Jay Z, Kanye West, West, Broadway, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Nina Simone, Talib Kweli, Caribbean, Lauryn Hill, Hill, Facebook Twitter


EU Warns Google Buying Fitbit Presents a Major Privacy Risk

It wasn’t too long ago that Google announced it had plunked down $2.1 billion to acquire Fitbit. While the news was welcomed by some, many others raised the question of what would happen with all that health data Fitbit had collected. You can count the European Data Protection Board among the latter. At its 18th…Read more...
Tags: Google, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Fitbit, Data Privacy, European Data Protection Board, EU Warns Google


Michael Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign and his secretive data firm, Hawkfish, have also been hiring at a rapid pace to win the Democratic Party nomination and beat Donald Trump. The list of agencies working for Bloomberg now includes Horizon Media, Dentsu, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Oberland. Hawkfish and Bloomberg have hired former tech executives at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Viacom. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million on advertising...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Americas, NFL, Trends, Bloomberg, Vogue, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Briggs, Viacom, Business Insider, Jonathan Jarvis, Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg


Meet The Founders Of Black Women Talk Tech — Where They’re Building The Next Billion-Dollar Business

When Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, and Regina Gwynn met, they were navigating the challenges of growing and scaling their own businesses, on top of the fact that they were often the only women of color in the room. So in 2017, they banded together to create Black Women Talk Tech — a platform for Black women founders to support one another and help grow each other’s companies into the next billion-dollar businesses. The organization, which has 10 chapters in cities across the country a...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, London, New York City, America, Black, Nexstar, Gwynn, Julia, Lauren, Julia Collins, Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, Esosa Ighodaro Lauren Washington, Regina Gwynn


Be Careful of Extensions on Chrome – Many found to Upload Your Private Data.

Be Careful of Extensions on Chrome – Many found to Upload Your Private Data. Many companies provide extensions or plug-ins for the very popular Chrome browser.  Unfortunately, some of these companies are shady and have ulterior motives that include grabbing your private browsing data.  A set of i...
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"The ‘Rage Baking’ Controversy, Explained/'Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices' is one of the most hyped cookbooks/essay collections of the year..."

"... but Tangerine Jones, a black woman who began using the phrase 'rage baking' years ago in response to racial injustice, isn’t credited," Eater explains.On February 4, Simon & Schuster published Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices.... Then, on February 14, blogger and baker Tangerine Jones published an essay on Medium titled “The Privilege of Rage,” outlining how she coined the phrase “rage baking” back in 2015, and watched as Alford and Gunst’s book was p...
Tags: Google, Food, Books, Taylor Swift, Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, Intellectual Property, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Emotion, Jones, Johnny Mercer, Chet Baker, Democratic Party, Macy


Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its “TurnStyle” technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it appears the app is ready nonetheless. Quibi is now listed on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play, where it’s been given a pre-order date of April 6, 2020 — the date Quibi’s new service goes live. The app was actually published to the app stor...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Las Vegas, Streaming Video, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, App Annie



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