Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking

When the government seized classified-ads site Backpage, forcing it to shut down in April, it became a lot harder to find and locate potential victims of sex trafficking. While it was symbolically good that the site, whose CEO later pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, shut down, it created a significant technical challenge for law enforcement and the organizations trying to help prevent sex-trafficking, Google Senior Software Engineer Sam Ainsley told TechCrunch. “Once Backpage was gone, ...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Developer, Washington, Tech, Diversity, Washington Dc, Ashton Kutcher,, Thorn, Ainsley, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Backpage, Paul Morigi

The CEO of a social media firm valued at $1.8 billion has a plan to survive the mar-tech consolidation thanks to big-name clients like McDonald's and Microsoft

10-year old Sprinklr wants to be one of a handful of marketers' platform of choice for handling social media and messaging. While investors' interest in social media management firms has waned, CEO Ragy Thomas views its software as a service (SaaS) model as well-positioned. Sprinklr is on track to hit between $250 to $300 million in revenue this year and is preparing to go public. Sprinklr has turned the firehose of social media content into big business. Valued at $1.8 billion, the firm has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, China, Ipo, Trends, Salesforce, Johnson, Sap, United Airlines, Sprinklr, Thomas, McDonald, Marie Kondo

IBM Vets Launch Sonrai Security, Eyeing Multi-Cloud “Complexity”

Businesses racing faster and faster to put their data and applications into multiple cloud services will soon have to figure out how to keep an eye on it all. Start thinking about the hundreds of users, the dozens of accounts, and the handful of different cloud services that don’t always speak the same language, and the job of monitoring and securing it all quickly gets complicated.This is the problem that Brendan Hannigan and Sandy Bird are attacking with their New York-based company Sonrai Se...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Open Source, Cloud, New York, Microsoft, Identity, Azure, Trends, Tech, Cisco, It, Cybersecurity, Vc

Get more shut-eye in 2019 with help from Google

After a long day, it should be easy to hit the hay at night. But far too often, just as you’re about to drift off, you decide to check why your phone just buzzed...and you’re back to square one.According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. Many of us, including yours truly, usually don’t get there.If you want a fresh start in the new year, here are some tech tips and healthy habits that will help you catch more zzzzs ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Belgium, Pixel, National Sleep Foundation, Daniele, Google Assistant, Google Wifi, Digital Wellbeing, Google Fit Congrats to Team Colombia, Team Colombia Team Colombia, Dumbbellsndrama Team Italy Team Italy, Matter Shanti Lives Space Valley, StrangeSte Carmensegattini Corih, Beatricelessi Team

Why we’re putting 1.6 million solar panels in Tennessee and Alabama

Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama. And we’re not stopping there—we’re also putting more carbon-free energy on the electric grid that will power our servers in the region. In the coming years, Google will purchase the output of several new solar farms as part of a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), totaling 413 megawat...
Tags: Google, Alabama, Sustainability, Tennessee, TVA, Tennessee Valley, NextEra Energy Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority TVA, Google Cloud, Hollywood Alabama, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Yum Yum Tennessee, Alabama TVA

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

IN AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions. In struggling to generate a sufficient number of creative ideas, we typically blame the number of creative individuals in our organization or hierarchy and bureaucracy. But in Unlocking Creativity, Michael Roberto takes...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Delta, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Skype, United, Harvard Business Review, Amazon Web Services, American Airlines, Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Roberto

Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia

Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. That just added another vertical to its business after Grab announced it is teaming up with China’s ZhongAn to introduce insurance. Grab and ZhongAn International, the international arm of the Chinese insurance giant, said today they will create a joint venture that will provide digital insurance services acro...
Tags: Google, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Insurance, Tech, Thailand, Tencent, Vietnam, Meituan

Wall Street expects Netflix to effectively battle competitors in 2019 and loves its biggest price increase ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019 even as more competitors, including Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix announced a price increase this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said traditional TV viewership was declining and Netflix's push into international markets would give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more ...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites on the web are going Material Design

Google today announced that it has started the long-expected rollout of its Material Design update for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites, after first testing this update to the G Suite apps with its new design for Google Drive last year. It’s worth noting that there are no new features or other changes here. Everything is still exactly where it used to be (give or take a few pixels). This is solely a design refresh. What you can expect to see when you get the update, is different interfac...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google-Drive, TC, Cloud Computing, Google Search, Material Design, Computing, Google Calendar, World Wide Web, Google-docs, G Suite, Rapid Release

Cortana Is Leaving Windows 10’s Search Bar, But Bing Stays

In the upcoming release of Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, Cortana and the search bar are breaking up and moving into separate houses. Unfortunately, the search bar won custody of Bing. Windows 10 19H1 is expected for release around April 2019. The separation was announced by Microsoft in a blog post unveiling Windows Insider build 18317. All jesting aside, the deep integration of Search and Cortana is one of the biggest complaints about Windows 10. We’ve taken time to show you how to hide and disa...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Cortana, Bing, Cortana Thankfully Microsoft, Bing Integrated

Making Sense of White Paintings: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Harvard, Vox, Sherman, Whitney Museum, Frank Stella, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, White Stone, Josh Jones, Agnes Martin, Delacroix, Yasmina Reza

How to travel with a severe allergy

It can be a pretty dim moment when you accept the fact that you suffer from a nut allergy. The careless days of ordering anything on the menu are far behind you after realizing that if you and a nut were in the ring, you’d lose. There is some solace in that you’re not alone, though — in the US, an estimated 15 million people have an allergy of some kind. Another bit of solace is that a nut or other food allergy doesn’t need to hinder your explorations. You don’t need to become Bubble Boy. I’v...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mexico, India, US, Delta, Allergies, Sri Lanka, United Airlines, Nut Allergy, American Airlines, All, Food Allergies, Travel With Nut Allergy, Thailand China Brazil

Board Question #91954: Why is there like no legit art of Heavenly Mother? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Why is there like no legit art of Heavenly Mother? We complain about not knowing enough about her but we don’t take the initiative of trying to artistically portray her. What’s with that? Is she too sacred to draw? It’s like she’s portrayed less than minor prophets in the Old Testament. After doing some google searches I found an exponent/sunstone link on ‘I’ve a mother there’ and found a few paintings of her. Unfortunately, most of the paintings make her look like an old ...
Tags: Google, BYU, Adam, Del Parson, J Kirk Richards, Caitlyn Connolly

Here's why Apple's China situation is at 'code red,' and why it needs to take dramatic action to plug up a key weakness in the business (AAPL)

Apple needs to cut the price of its iPhone XR in China by as much as 20%, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a research note Monday. The phone costs about $960 in the country, an example of Apple's "pricing hubris," he said. The danger for the company is that iPhone customers there will buy cheaper phones from rivals instead, Ives said. Apple needs to maintain its customer base to drive sales of its services, he said. When it comes to China, Apple might be facing a "code red" situation and may ...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Trends, Tim Cook, Aapl, Wedbush, Ives, Gene Munster, China Apple, Coca Cola Here, Longtime Apple, Dan Ives

Bytedance Hits Lower-End of Sales Goal Amid Slowdown

Six-year-old Bytedance secured a $75 billion valuation in the most recent fundraising, vaulting it ahead of Uber Technologies Inc. in the global rankings, after attracting backing from SoftBank Group Corp., KKR & Co. and General Atlantic. The social media giant is nurturing a raft of apps including news aggregating service Toutiao and short video platform Tik Tok, helping it create an internet experience that’s a cross between Google news and Facebook. Bytedance declined to comment on its reve...
Tags: Google, Science, General Atlantic, Uber Technologies Inc, Toutiao, Bytedance, Facebook ByteDance, SoftBank Group Corp KKR Co

10 Online Budget Tools

Tracking your spending for even just one day is a real eye-opening experience. You probably spend a lot more than you think you do. One way to keep a handle on those bills in your pocket is to use one of these 10 budget tools. T here are plenty of online budget tools available to help you manage your money and many of them are free! Spending less than you make is the most important habit to develop if your goal is financial freedom. In this post, we’ll take a look at 10 online tools you can us...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Marketing, Ira, Tools & Resources, Online Budget Tools, Budget Tracker

What Apps Do You Want Us to Test?

If there’s something you need your phone to do, there’s probably an app for it. In fact, with more than 2 million apps available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play store, there are probably too many apps for it. So how do you choose the right one?Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Google Play, Productivity, Apps, Technology, Phone, App, Lifehacks, App Store, App Directory

How machine learning can drive change in traffic-packed L.A.

There's nothing quite like driving through Los Angeles on a perfectly sunny day. But for drivers, the beauty of Southern California’s great weather and scenery is ruined by one thing: traffic.According to a report by INRIX, my hometown is the worst city in the world for traffic, with a record of 102 hours of congestion during peak hours in 2017. My classmate, Ericson Hernandez, comes from New York City, which is ranked third globally for its traffic woes. Together, we decided to use machine lear...
Tags: Google, New York City, Los Angeles, Ai, Inrix, Southern California, Lei Huang, Loyola Marymount University, Ericson, Powered by TensorFlow, Ericson Hernandez

Has Your Child Been Looking at Bad Stuff Online?

What does a parent do when they catch their young child looking at inappropriate stuff online? I have been asked this one many times and in many ways and wanted to take a crack at answering it. Here is the Circle device we use in our home. Transcript Over the years there’s an email I’ve gotten many times, it’s a conversation I’ve had at conferences, it’s one I’ve had with friends, at church. It’s one that comes up a lot and today I’d like to address it and essentially it...
Tags: Google, Kids, Parenting, Internet, Siri, Blogging, Amazon Echo, Vlog, Google Home

Boxy’s macOS app is like Gmail, but sexier

I started using a MacBook nearly 3 years ago and since then I’ve been hunting for a perfect desktop Gmail client. I’ve tried clients like Apple Mail and Thunderbird but somehow I kept going back to the now-defunct Google Inbox or Gmail on the web. But almost two months ago I found the perfect client to satisfy my Gmail interface thrust – Boxy. It’s developed by the same team which released a nifty little Inbox desktop app nearly four years ago. Now, if you take a look at Boxy for Gmail, you’ll t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Google Inbox, Insider, Boxy for Gmail

How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

Philip Rosedale Contributor Philip Rosedale is co-founder and CEO of High Fidelity. A smartphone screen is a wonder of the world. It’s not just that it’s bright and colorful and sharp. In some ways, it’s as good as human biology allows. We’ve packed so many pixels into such a small space that any more would be lost on us. We can’t make the screens themselves bigger, because then they’d become too large to hold. The only way to get more information from a smartpho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Column, Tech, Bloomberg, Virtual Reality, Magic Leap Avegant, Philip Rosedale Contributor Philip Rosedale, Apple Microsoft Google HTC, Carmelo Geraci, Hoxton Paul Bradbury, Apple Microsoft HTC Google

AirPlay Is Coming to Smart TVs. Here’s How It Works

Smart TVs are now integrating Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology. That was one of the big stories of CES 2019, where many TV manufacturers simultaneously announced AirPlay was coming to their TVs. Some are even updating existing TVs with AirPlay. What Is AirPlay 2? Apple’s AirPlay 2 standard lets you use Apple devices to control media playback, stream audio, mirror your screen, or do other similar things. It’s built into Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Think of it a bit like Apple’s v...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Netflix, VideoLan, VLC Media Player VLC

7 Essential Travel Gadgets You Must Pack For Summer 2019

Summers are here to warm your hearts with the joy of vacations to far off lands. Have you planned your summer vacation trip for 2019 already? If yes, then perfect! Let’s narrow down your plan to essential travel gadgets that would definitely prove to be a life-saver. A kindle would not let you get bore, an underwater camera would not restrict you to land photography, a solar power bank would not let you run out of battery, and an anti-theft bag would not prevent you from entering the crowds fear...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Sony, Philips, Andrea Taylor, Especially Phillips Iron Steam Generator

China accounted for nearly half of app downloads in 2018, 40% of consumer spend

Global app downloads topped 194 billion in 2018, up 35 percent from 2016, according to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile 2019” report released today. Consumer spending across app stores was up 75 percent to reach $101 billion. The report, which analyzes trends across iOS, Android and the third-party Android stores in China combined, follows the company’s , which looked at downloads and spending across just iOS and Google Play. It also shows how significant China’s role has become in terms of ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play, TC, Apps, Indonesia, Australia, China, Tencent, Tencent Video, App Annie, Youku, South Korea Japan, Japan South Korea, India Brazil, State of Mobile

10 Conversion Optimization Tips to Increase Your Sales

Congratulations, you have created the world’s greatest new product or service. You have hired a world-class sales team, found product market fit, worked hard to obtain paying customers, and are distributing content via email and social to the ideal audience. There is just one thing. You haven’t optimized your website’s sales conversion rate. Houston, we have a problem. The website is your modern storefront. You can have the greatest of everything else with your business, but you will never gene...
Tags: Google, Sales, Nielsen, Houston, Evergage, ATF, Monetate, VWO, Landbot, Conversion Optimization Tips, Ez Texting

Tracking Embedded YouTube Videos with Google Tag Manager

Wish you could see better data about how users engage with embedded YouTube videos on your website? Sure, Google Analytics will show you how many people visited the page containing your video, but by default you won’t see performance for the video itself without heading over to YouTube Analytics. Thankfully, Google Tag Manager offers built-in triggers allowing you to track performance on a granular level, without having to write a line of code. In this article, we’ll walk through setting up tra...
Tags: Google, Sem, Google Analytics, YouTube Analytics, GTM, Simo Ahava, Google Analytics Once, Analytics Start

Amid fears of an impending recession, some employees at Silicon Valley's IPO-bound startups say they're starting to get anxious

2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...
Tags: Google, Uber, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Brian Chesky, San Francisco Bay Area, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Trust Safety, Uber Lyft Slack Palantir

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Another Blog on MANTS (It Takes Two)

Last week I got on a skinny little regional jet with four hefty Co-Horts from work, and with a screaming winter storm tailwind we arrived at BWI lickety split. Like the damned thing was the Concorde. Good thing. Even an hour on that plane next to my boss made an imprint of his credit card on my thigh. I would have used it to buy something online, but I know he’s at least as broke as I am. Back on the ground, we hit the ground running. MANTS is huge. Time is short. Welcome to MANTS. 956 ve...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Gardening, Virginia, Time, Chelsea, Chicagoland, Baltimore, BWI, Susan Harris, John Hoffman, David Hoffman, Kata, What's Happening, MANTS

SEO Hacker Blog Optimization Guide

Last updated on January 15, 2019 at 06:04 pm Blogging sites have been around for as long as the internet became mainstream. These websites have become a place in which internet users are able to express themselves, provide information, and even share files and media. A blog’s flexibility has made it into one of the best ways to market content and drive search traffic to different kinds of websites. Nowadays, most websites now have their own form of blog content, which enables them to drive ...
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