Elon Musk Should Be Held In Contempt For Tweet, SEC Tells Judge

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a federal judge to hold CEO Elon Musk in contempt for breaking terms of a settlement agreement with a tweet. The SEC cited an "inaccurate" February 19 tweet about production. Musk tweeted alongside a photo: "4000 Tesla cars loading in SF for Europe." He replied to the tweet adding: "Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019." Fast Company reports: It's that "will make around 500K in 2019" part that angered the SEC, which had thi...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Manhattan, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk

Perfume Bottle Love

Perfume PossePerfume Bottle Love Google ‘Perfume Bottle’ and what you’ll get is the complete opposite of what we’re going on about today – you’ll get your Etsy, your wholesaler, your refillable… Google “Iconic Perfume Bottle’, though….. and a Whole New World opens up And… Continue Reading → Perfume PossePerfume Bottle Love
Tags: Google, Etsy, Beauty, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Coty, Gaultier, Nina Ricci, Perfume Reviews, Jean Claude Killy, Amazing Perfume Bloggers, Van Cleef & Arpels,, Romea d'Ameor, Coty Elan, Iconic Perfume Bottles

Samsung's Doing Everything It Can to Make the Galaxy Fold's Crease Invisible

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs. For one, it might be way thicker when folded than virtually any other modern smartphone—potentially as thick as a Nintendo Switch—while the way it folds is pretty awkward. And like its competitor the Huawei Mate X, it has a big…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Nintendo, Foldable, Mwc 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

Microsoft CEO Defends Pentagon Contract Following Employee Outcry

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is defending the company's $479 million contract with the Pentagon to supply augmented reality headsets to the U.S. military. "We made a principled decision that we're not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy," he told CNN Business at Mobile World Congress. "We were very transparent about that decision and we'll continue to have that dialogue [with employees]," he added during the exclusive...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Pentagon, Brad Smith, Nadella, Integrated Visual Augmentation System

Some (Linux) Bugs Have All the Fun

As satisfying as it is to make fun of Microsoft and Apple—and, boy howdy, isit ever—we in the Linux (and general Free and Open-Source Software world)are not immune from highly embarrassing, crazy destructive bugs and securityvulnerabilities.
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Linux

Microsoft cuts price on new HoloLens 2 as it aims for corporate customers

Microsoft is trying to make the new $3,500 device more useful right out of the box with prepared applications. It also doubled the field of view of the HoloLens 2.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, HoloLens

How to share your iTunes library

There are a number of ways to share your iTunes library, but, in a broad sense, it can done in two ways: via Wi-Fi on your home network, or via Bluetooth to a person nearby. Looking to share your iTunes media with another device? You've come to the right place. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, How-to, Itunes, Computing

Millions of Utility Customers' Passwords Stored In Plain Text

schwit1 shares a report from Ars Technica: In September of 2018, an anonymous independent security researcher (who we'll call X) noticed that their power company's website was offering to email -- not reset! -- lost account passwords to forgetful users. Startled, X fed the online form the utility account number and the last four phone number digits it was asking for. Sure enough, a few minutes later the account password, in plain text, was sitting in X's inbox. This was frustrating and insecure,...
Tags: Tech, Atlanta, Ars Technica, SEDC

Cost Counting: Three Things To Consider When Choosing a SIM-only Deal

SIM-only deals are on the rise and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, European Communications forecasts the majority of the UK to be fully SIM-only by 2021. Since the rise of smartphones, we’ve been a nation obsessed with pay monthly phone and SIM bundles that bring the latest in technology over a series of bite-size payments. But with ever increasing mobile phone prices coupled with a decreasing gulf in quality between newer models and their predecessors, more and more of us are choosing t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Sales, More, European Communications

Samsung and Huawei Double Down on Apple's High-Price Phone Strategy

Apple kicked off the trend in 2017 with the iPhone X. Its latest premium iPhones, the XS and XS Max, cost as much as $1,450. This past week, Samsung and Huawei doubled the bet, pricing their folding phones at $1,980 and about $2,600, respectively. Apple’s rivals have co-opted the company’s strategy of trying to squeeze more cash out of stagnating unit sales, pushing the price of some phones well above what many people would pay for a laptop computer.
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Huawei

Researchers Break Digital Signatures For Most Desktop PDF Viewers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A team of academics from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany say they've managed to break the digital signing system and create fake signatures on 21 of 22 desktop PDF viewer apps and five out of seven online PDF digital signing services. This includes apps such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, and LibreOffice, and online services like DocuSign and Evotrust --just to name the most recognizable names. The five-person research team has been w...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Docusign, LibreOffice, Ruhr University Bochum, Computer Emergency Response Team BSI CERT, Universal Signature Forgery USF, Incremental Saving Attack ISA, Signature Wrapping SWA

Vodafone CEO Says Banning Huawei Could Set Europe's 5G Rollout Back Another Two Years

The CEO of Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, warned excluding Huawei from Europe's 5G networks could be "hugely disruptive" to national infrastructure and consumers. CEO Nick Read said that it would be "very very expensive" for operators and consumers if companies were forced to swap their Huawei equipment in favor of competitors', adding it would delay Europe's 5G rollout by "probably two years." CNBC reports: Speaking at a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcel...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, China, Germany, Nokia, Tech, Barcelona, Read, Vodafone, Huawei, Ericsson, Mobile World Congress, Cnbc, Nick Read, Dell Oro Group

Startup Law A to Z: Intellectual Property

Whether protected through copyright, trade secret, trademark, or patents, software technology companies depend on IP more so than perhaps any other business type in history. It is surprising, then, just how little founders think about protecting their own IP. Sure, “product-market fit” is an all-engrossing search for truth that tolerates no distraction, but that is at best an explanation, not an excuse. The real pros will find product-market fit while documenting and protecting IP along the way ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Uspto, Lawyers, Alice, Verified Experts, CLS Bank Offense

Blossom Capital raises $85M fund to do ‘high conviction’ Series A investing in Europe

Blossom Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown, is announcing that it has raised an $85 million fund to invest in European tech startups at the Series A stage. LPs in the new fund, which TechCrunch reported early details of 12 months ago, are said to span leading institutional investors, as well as high-profile tech entrepreneurs. The latter includes Robinhood co-founder Vladimir Tenev and Zendesk founder Mikkel Svane. Meanwhile, alongsi...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, London, Berlin, Tech, Portugal, Venture Capital, West Coast, Blossom, Cto, Deliveroo, Zendesk, Marketinvoice, Index Ventures, Klarna

Thoma Bravo to acquire software company ConnectWise

Thoma Bravo is acquiring Tampa, Florida-based ConnectWise, a software company. No financial terms were disclosed. Holland & Knight served as legal adviser to ConnectWise while Kirkland & Ellis LLP did likewise for Thoma Bravo. PRESS RELEASE TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2019) – ConnectWise today announced its pending acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm. Thoma Bravo’s software expertise, extensive track record and deep capital will enable ConnectWise to pursue a stra...
Tags: Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Chicago, Jason, Msp, Magee, Initial Public Offering IPO, Arnie, EBITDA, Fla, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Tampa Florida, Holland Knight, Special Committee

The SEC has asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his settlement with the agency

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his October 16 settlement with the agency. Bloomberg News reported the news a bit ago. We’ve since obtained the agency’s complaint, though it is declining comment. Tesla has yet to respond to our requests for more information. At the crux of things: Last Tuesday night, Musk tweeted out to his 24 million followers that Tesla would make around 500,000 cars this year, correcting himself hours...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Larry Ellison, SEC, Oracle, Musk, Bloomberg News, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Dane Butswinkas, Robyn Denholm, Butswinkas, Kathleen Wilson Thompson

Google Translate Can Help Doctors Bridge the Language Gap With Patients—but It's Not Flawless

Doctors who serve diverse communities often face the challenge of communicating effectively with patients who don’t share their language. Some doctors are bridging this gap with help from Google Translate, an AI-driven app that has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. But while a new study from…Read more...
Tags: Translation, Google, Science, Health Care, Google Translate

Warren Buffett says he ditched his stake in Oracle because of his experience getting burned by IBM (ORCL, IBM)

Warren Buffett bought a $2.1 billion stake in Oracle — and dumped it a quarter later. On Monday, he explained why in an interview with CNBC's Squawk Box. While Buffett complemented Oracle founder Larry Ellison and said it was a great company, he expressed confusion over Oracle's all-important cloud business. And he confirmed that he didn't want to repeat his experience with IBM. In late 2018, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $2.1 billion stake in Oracle, which looked like a big vo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Buffett, Trump

People Are Concerned About Their Privacy In Theory, Not Practice, Says New Study

A new privacy survey from IBM's Institute for Business Value found that 81% of consumers say they've become more concerned about how companies use their data, while 87% think companies should be more heavily regulated on personal data management. Three-quarters of the people felt like they were less likely to trust companies with data and 89% said companies should be clearer about how their products use data. Given these findings, you'd think people would take actions in response to companies lo...
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Elon Musk: SEC asks judge to hold CEO in contempt for violating deal

Move follows settlement between regulator, Tesla and Musk over tweets pledging to take firm privateThe US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday asked a judge to hold Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, in contempt for violating last year’s settlement with the federal agency.Shares of Tesla fell about 5% in extended trading. Continue reading...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, US news, SEC, Musk, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Climate change kills off clouds over the ocean in new simulation

We all know climate change is affecting weather systems and ecosystems around the world, but exactly how and in what way is still a topic of intense study. New simulations made possible by higher-powered computers suggest that cloud cover over oceans may die off altogether once a certain level of CO2 has been reached, accelerating warming and contributing to a vicious cycle. A paper published in Nature details the new, far more detailed simulation of cloud formation and the effects of solar radi...
Tags: Cloud, Weather, Science, Climate Change, Climate, US, Tech, Global Warming, Earth, Noaa, Gpu, GreenTech, Simulations, Quanta, California Institute of Technology

Ford partners with geocoding startup what3words

Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on an iOS or Android device — to their vehicle via their SYNC 3 infotainment platform. Drivers can find the three-word address on website contact pages, guidebooks and business cards. Drivers can enter the addresses via voice or text input and receive directions through the vehicle’s navigation system. The st...
Tags: Android, Transportation, Mexico, Tech, Spain, Software, Automotive, Ford, United Nations, Sony, Red Cross, Logistics, Mercedes, Lonely Planet, Daimler, TomTom

Google: Lighthouse Measures How Fast a Site Loads for Actual Users by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller recently stated that Lighthouse metrics are an indication of how fast a site performs for actual users.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller

Google v. Oracle Filings Thus Far

Google LLC, Petitioner v. Oracle America, Inc., SCT Docket No. 18-956 Questions Presented: Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface. Whether, as the jury found, petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use. Party Documents Google: Petition for a writ of certiorari Oracle: Responsive Brief Due March 27, 2019 Briefs in Support of Google Brief amicus curiae of Developers Alliance Amicus brief of Eight Int...
Tags: Google, Law, Oracle, Patent, Red Hat Inc, Python Software Foundation, Oracle America Inc, Peter S Menell, Google LLC Petitioner, Eight Intellectual Property Scholars Amicus, David Nimmer Amicus, Sixty Five Intellectual Property Scholars Amicus, Tidelift Amicus, American Antitrust Institute Amicus, Microsoft Corporation Briefs

The best smart speakers for 2019

Stuck talking to yourself? Get an A.I. assistant to keep you company! Whether you put your stock in Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, we've picked out the best smart speaker for any smart home ecosystem. The post The best smart speakers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Cortana, Trends, Siri, Home Theater, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Buying Guides, Alexa Google, Google Assistant, Best Of Everything, Smart Speakers

WATCH: How do we solve tech’s privacy dilemma?

With Facebook making headlines all year, we all know that tech privacy is more critical than ever for the consumer and for real estate agents' businesses. Google's Darrell Porcher talks through current data issues onstage at Inman Connect New York.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Video, Technology, Data, Radio, Agent, Inman Connect New York, Brokerage, Select, ICNY, Inman Connect New York 2019, ICNY 2019, Icny 19, Darrell Porcher, Connect Video

Unlocking Blockchain: 3 Considerations To Minimize Cybersecurity Risk In Smart Contracts

Sound cybersecurity practices cannot be taken for granted when implementing or using this technology.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Tom Kulik

Why 65 Intellectual Property Scholars Filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Google’s Petition for Cert in the Oracle Case

Guest Post by Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School.  Prof. Samuelson has been involved with digital copyright law for the past 35 years. She recently led an amicus effort pushing against the Federal Circuit’s enforcement of Copyrights on the method call names (API) for Java. – DC [Read the Amicus Brief] In January 2018, Google filed a petition to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review two adverse rulings by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Oracle Am. Inc. v. Google Inc. case. T...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Guest Post, Berkeley, Baker, Oracle, Patent, Catherine Crump, Altai, First Circuit, U S Supreme Court, District Court, Google Inc, Second Circuit

ISP Windstream Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Being Hit With $310 Million Judgement

bbsguru writes: Windstream Holdings Inc. of Arkansas filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, less than two weeks after a federal court judge found that the 2015 spinoff of its fiber and copper assets into a separate company ran afoul of bond covenants, exposing the company to a $310 million judgment. Windstream, a spinoff of the old Alltel Corp. of Arkansas, reported $5.8 billion in revenue in 2017. It employs about 13,000 companywide. CEO Tony Thomas said in a press release that the reorgani...
Tags: Tech, Arkansas, Thomas, Windstream Holdings Inc, Windstream, Tony Thomas, Alltel Corp of Arkansas

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