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A powerful new sheriff is cracking down on tech, but here’s why industry experts say you won’t see Facebook or Google get broken up (FB, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new task force which will look at antitrust behavior in the technology market. It's the first major moved by the FTC to address growing public concern over the size of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The new task force will look at industry practices and conduct law enforcement investigations. It also has the ability to look at both past and present mergers. But industry insiders said they don't expect to see the FTC break up large tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Jupiter, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, St Luke


Spotify launched in India; Subscription priced at Rs. 119 per month

Much awaited Spotify has launched in India and is priced at Rs. 119/month (integrated with UPI payment as well). Spotify India pricing You get a month of free trial and like Netflix, Spotify is avoiding paying commission to Apple – so if you are an Apple user, signup on the website Download Spotify on Android | iOS. Apart from initial buzz, what can Spotify do to stay competitive in the Indian market which is already crowded with Apple, Amazon and Google launching their music service? The po...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Business, India, UPI, Netflix Spotify, Apple Amazon, ConsumerTech, Spotify India


A powerful new sheriff is looking into the tech giants, but here’s why industry experts say you won’t see Facebook or Google get broken up (FB, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new task force which will look at antitrust behavior in the technology market. It's the first major moved by the FTC to address growing public concern over the size of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The new task force will look at industry practices and conduct law enforcement investigations. It also has the ability to look at both past and present mergers. But industry insiders said they don't expect to see the FTC break up large tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Jupiter, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Samsung Galaxy, Trump


FTC brings its first case against fake paid reviews on Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday evening that it has brought its first case against using fake reviews to sell products online. The Commission said it will settle with defendant Cure Encapsulations Inc., a New York City-based company, and owner Naftula Jacobwitz, who it accused of making false claims about a weight loss supplement and paying a third-party website to post fake reviews on Amazon. Fake reviews are a constant nuisance for Amazon shoppers, despite algorithms desig...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York City, Tech, Amazon.com, E-commerce, Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Fake Reviews, Andrew Smith, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Cure Encapsulations Inc, Naftula Jacobwitz, Amazon Fake, Amazon Jacobwitz


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro with 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 675, 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor gets certified ahead of launch

Xiaomi recently confirmed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be announced this week in China. Now the smartphone has been certified by TENAA with the model number M1901F7BE. It already confirmed that it will feature Sony IMX586 sensor replacing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor on the Redmi Note 7. It also reveals 2GHz Octa-Core SoC that confirms it will be powered by Snapdragon 675, compared to Snapdragon 660 on the Redmi Note 7. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. TENAA doesn't con...
Tags: News, China, Samsung, Blogging, Xiaomi, Sony, Gpu, Snapdragon, Tenaa, Octa Core, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro M1901F7BE, Xiaomi M1901F7BE


Nokia 3.1 Plus Android Pie update starts rolling out

After releasing Android 9.0 (Pie) beta update for the 2.1 and Nokia 6 last week, HMD Global has released Pie update for its Nokia 3.1, which comes  after a month of delay even though it had promised it in January. The phone was released back in October last year running Android 8.1 (Oreo). Yeah @NokiaMobile @sarvikas thanks finally we got it happy pic.twitter.com/VjCeylpmCS — Poppin Prabhu (@POPPINPRABHU007) February 26, 2019 Android P includes Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to...
Tags: Google, Android, News, Nokia, Blogging, Nokia 3.1 Plus Android Pie


Facebook's Patreon Clone Wants to Pocket Up to Six Times As Much of the Revenue As Patreon

Facebook is gunning for creator-subscription service Patreon’s business—but on much less generous terms.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Social Media, Creators, Subscriptions, Patreon


Startup Gets Ready For Factory Robots Working Alongside Humans

A startup called Veo Robotics is preparing to roll out sensor technology that lets industrial robots work safely side-by-side with humans. "Veo's proprietary technology uses lidar sensors to create real-time maps of factory work spaces, so that robots can slow or stop completely when human workers get too close," Bloomberg reports. From the report: There are more than 2 million industrial robots in operation worldwide, mostly toiling inside metal safety cages. The seclusion is fine for repetitiv...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Waltham Massachusetts, Veo Robotics, Kuka AG, Fanuc Corp Yaskawa Electric Corp


Hands-on: LG’s G8 uses a palm-reading camera instead of facial ID

In the race to shrink the bezel, phone makers have tried all manner of biometric security options. Most Android phones simply put the fingerprint reader on the back. Apple and copycats have advanced facial recognition. OnePlus and Samsung have fingerprint readers under the display. But LG’s new G8 has an altogether different trick up its sleeve: a phone that can read the veins in your palm. Like the Galaxy S10, the G8 has a ‘time-of-flight’ sensor, it calls a ‘Z-camera,’ words which mean it’s a ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Samsung, Lg, Insider, Plugged


A voice assistant to take breakfast orders

A Colorado restaurant is attempting to use a voice assistant to take breakfast orders in their drive-through.
Tags: Colorado, Tech


Thunderbolt Vulnerabilities Leave Computers Wide-Open, Researchers Find

Bismillah writes: Researchers have published the results of exploring how vulnerable Thunderbolt is to DMA attacks, and the answer is "very." Be careful what you plug into that USB-C port. Yes, the set of vulnerabilities has a name: "Thunderclap." "Thunderbolt, which is available through USB-C ports on modern laptops, provides low-level direct memory access (DMA) at much higher privilege levels than regular universal serial bus peripherals," reports ITNews, citing a paper published from a team o...
Tags: Apple, Tech, DMA, Bismillah, University of Cambridge Rice University


Apple’s Shot on iPhone Contest Winners Revealed, Internet Reaction Mixed

It’s almost impossible to do anything on the Internet without stirring some sort of controversy. And, when it comes to photography, rights issues tends to be a particularly divisive subject. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Photography, News


The Federal Trade Commission Is Starting a New Antitrust Task Force Looking at Big Tech

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a new task force focused on the tech industry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, with a broad anti-trust mission that will “include re-examining mergers that already have been approved by the government.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Courts, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


Prototype prosthesis proffers proper proprioceptive properties

Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that offers its users the ability to feel where it is and how the fingers are positioned — a sense known as proprioception. The headline may be in jest, but the advance is real and may help amputees more effectively and naturally use their prostheses. Prosthesis rejection is a real problem for amputees, and many choose to simply live without these devices, electronic or mechanical, since they can complicate as much as they simplify. Part of that is the ...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Robotics, Prosthetics, Medtech, Lausanne, EPFL, Amputees, Prosthesis, Artificial Limbs, Silvestro Micera


AT&T ruling sets the stage for the company to transform into a media behemoth

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. And if you're a Prime subscriber, we'd love to get your feedback. Please take our quick survey here. It was a big day for AT&T. An appeals court upheld its merger with Time Warner. The court rejected the US Department of Justice's argument that a federal judge didn't understand the case. The ruling ends a multiyear fight between AT&T and the government, which had argued that the deal would mean highe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Microsoft, Time Warner, Washington Post, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, CMO, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Derek Jeter, Players Tribune


Facebook is making its biggest bet to date to take on YouTube for video dollars. Ad agencies aren't convinced

Facebook is starting to offer advertisers preferential access to Facebook Watch advertising in exchange for year-long deals — similar to how TV networks have sold big ad packages for decades. Facebook claims that ads in premium content reach 100 million monthly viewers. Google has also offered a similar buying option for YouTube since 2014 through its Google Preferred program, and Facebook will compete with Google to secure ad commitments from big TV buyers. Buyers say that Facebook likely won...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Youtube, US, Trends, Mtv, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Nielsen, North America, Viacom, McDonald, Geisler, Sandoval


Carfree travel with kids: Taking the family around L.A. by transit

Taking light rail to the beach was a blast.(Photos: Madi Carlson) It’s easy to survive winter in the Pacific Northwest. Just escape to somewhere warm and sunny for one week in November and one week in February — or so I was instructed by a wise friend upon moving here. It sounds like a lovely method, but until this winter I was never able to put it off. Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. My father and brother both live in Los Angeles. I’...
Tags: Google, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, New York Times, Portland, Long Beach, Tokyo, Venice, Pasadena, Max, Metro, Venice Beach


Fender Play is an excellent guitar tutor for people with social anxiety

The very idea of traveling to a music store or inviting someone into my home to get one-on-one guitar lessons makes my stomach hurt. Like millions of other people, I live with social anxiety. Fender’s Play app is marketed as the next-best-thing to live tutoring, so I decided to see if it could help me. First off, let’s be crystal clear: most experts agree the best way to learn guitar is from a tutor, preferably in-person. Paying a professional for lessons directly contributes to your local music...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Music, Tech


You might have unclaimed property from California, but the process can be frustrating (and watch for scams)

Just for giggles, Paul Hegness entered his name into the California state controller’s online database for unclaimed property, where more than 48 million items worth $9.3 billion await their rightful owners. “What a surprise!” said Hegness of Newport Beach, delighted to discover $83 from an insurance company he did business with years ago. Delighted, that is, until he tried to claim that money. He spent 15 minutes filling out an online form, then got a response saying his claim could not be made...
Tags: Google, News, California, Government, California News, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Consumers, Lakewood, Newport Beach, Bawden, Kinney, Yee, State Budget


The tech industry is begging the Supreme Court to overturn Oracle's lawsuit against Google (ORCL)

Dozens of briefs have been filed begging the Supreme Court to weigh in on Oracle's long-standing lawsuit against Google — and find in Google's favor.  Google lost the case, which hinges on the use of Java technology in the Android operating system, on appeal. Google has asked the Supreme Court to hear the case.  Microsoft, Red Hat, Mozilla and a slew of law professors are standing behind Google. Oracle, having won its appeal, calls their arguments to overturn the case "overheated." The Suprem...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Trends, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Oracle, Mozilla Microsoft, Google Oracle, Dorian Daley, Google ORCL, Microsoft Red Hat Mozilla


Studies Keep Showing That the Best Way To Stop Piracy Is To Offer Cheaper, Better Alternatives

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Study after study continues to show that the best approach to tackling internet piracy is to provide these would-be customers with high quality, low cost alternatives. That idea was again supported by a new study this week out of New Zealand first spotted by TorrentFreak. The study, paid for by telecom operator Vocus Group, surveyed a thousand New Zealanders last December, and found that while half of those polled say they've pirated content ...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, New Zealand, Bittorrent, New Zealanders, Vocus Group, Vocus Group NZ, Taryn Hamilton


Google's DeepMind Can Predict Wind Patterns a Day In Advance

technology_dude writes: Google's DeepMind can predict wind patterns one day in advance. "Beginning last year, [Google and DeepMind] fed weather forecasts and existing turbine data into DeepMind's machine learning platform, which churned out wind power predictions 36 hours ahead of actual power generation," Engadget reports. "Google could then make supply commitments to power grids a full day before delivery." According to the report, this makes the energy generated by its wind turbines more valu...
Tags: Google, Tech, Watson, Engadget, Big Blue


It looked like Apple Music was coming to Google Home speakers, but Google says it was only a glitch (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

On Monday evening, MacRumors discovered that users were able to connect Apple Music with their Google Home smart speakers. Previously, that had not been an option.  However, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, a Google spokesperson said it was just a software bug.  A Google spokesperson told Business Insider that "Apple Music is currently only available for Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home."  Apple Music's availabi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Apple Music, Alexa, Spotify Pandora, Google Home


FTC’s antitrust task force targeting tech giants

The creation of the task force signals FTC Chairman Joe Simons’s desire to bring more scrutiny to tech giants in the U.S. following aggressive enforcement by European antitrust officials.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Ftc, Joe Simons


In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons

Well, that's one way to attempt to avoid future legal action In a remarkable effort to avoid future lawsuits, Apple will close two of its retail stores in east Texas and reopen them at a new location a few miles down the road – where they will no longer be subject to a patent-friendly court.…
Tags: Apple, Texas, Software


In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them a few miles down the road

Did someone get their feelings hurt in a patent court? Diddums In a remarkable effort to avoid future lawsuits, Apple will close two of its retail stores in East Texas and reopen them at a new location a few miles down the road – where they will no longer be subject to a patent-friendly court.…
Tags: Apple, Texas, Software, East Texas


Facebook Wants Up To 30 Percent of Fan Subscriptions Vs Patreon's 5 Percent

Facebook's Patreon-like Fan Subscriptions feature lets people pay a monthly fee for access to a creator's exclusive content. But, as TechCrunch reports, it greatly differs from Patreon in that the social network "plans to take up to a 30 percent cut of subscription revenue minus fees, compared to 5 percent by Patreon, 30 percent by YouTube which covers fees, and 50 percent by Twitch." "Facebook also reserves the right to offer free trials to subscriptions that won't compensate creators," TechCru...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Tech, Portugal, Patreon, UK Spain Germany, Twitch Facebook


Why family group texts cause anxiety, and how to escape them

I am not known for being especially easy to get hold of via text. I tend to keep my phone on silent as the high-pitched ping of an incoming message makes my cheeks flush with dread. I wish I could mute all my contacts' notifications – sorry, mom, dad, and everyone I care about, but communicating with you makes me incredibly anxious. But, obviously, that's not feasible. I do, however, mute text threads with more than three people, and I opt out of family threads entirely. It is a small gesture, b...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Technology, California, Happiness, Smartphones, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Daily Mail, Connecticut, Innovation, Emotions, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic, American Psychological Association, Gionta


Google Blames Bug for Apple Music Appearing on Home Speakers

“We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home,” the spokesman said. Apple Music can be controlled by the Google Assistant on smartphones, but not through Google Home devices. The voice-activated assistant and the Google Home app share some settings for music services, and due to a glitch, the company accidentally opened up Apple Music controls to the home speaker app.
Tags: Google, Science, Google Home


AT&T Wins Fight With US Over Purchase of Time Warner

An appeals court has approved AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, despite the Trump administration's drawn-out attempts to block the $85.4 billion acquisition. The U.S. Justice Department said it would not fight the decision. Reuters reports: The three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously in favor of the deal earlier on Tuesday, saying that the government's case that the merger would result in higher consumer prices was "unpersuasive." The decision ...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, US, Tech, Netflix, District Of Columbia, Justice Department, Turner, Alphabet, Trump, Reuters, U S Justice Department, U S Court of Appeals, Richard Leon, Xandr



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