Did The Polestar 2 Just Challenge The Tesla Model 3?

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Polestar 2 will compete with other high performance EVs, including the Tesla Model 3.  BOOM! That sound you heard was a huge warning shot right across the bow of Elon Musk’s yacht. To quote directly from Polestar: “Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.” You best get your ducks in a row Elon. First Audi...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, China, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Google Maps, Audi, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Merc, Brembo, Europe North America, Ohlins

Russia Limits Operations of Foreign Communications Satellite Operators

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: This week, the Russian government has published a document outlining new rules that limit foreign communications satellite operators inside the country. The Russian government will require all foreign communications satellite companies to pass all incoming traffic through a ground gateway station. This means satellite operators won't be able to beam communications directly to customers without going through a ground station first. The Russian gover...
Tags: Tech, Kremlin, Zdnet, Federal Protective Service FSO, Defense Ministry the Federal Security Service FSB

YD JOB ALERT: Grab an Industrial Design Internship at Google’s Hardware team

Google Pixel, Google Home, Pixel Buds, Chromebook, Pixel Slate, Daydream VR, Nest, Waymo… these are just a few of the tangible products that come from the Alphabet company, Google’s parent. A lot of them tie in Google’s services, and make use of skilled industrial designers who capture the company’s fun-yet-superior avatar and signature usability and bring them to the product domain. Google’s Pixel is remarkable to look at, the Google Home device’s fabric clad makes it a wonderful piece of decor...
Tags: Google, Design, Technology, Hardware, United States, Internship, Job Board, Product Design, Mountain View California, Intern, Google Pixel Google, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, Catia NX Rhino Solidworks, Mountain View California USA

Rewriting the Beginner's Guide to SEO, Chapter 7: Measuring, Prioritizing, & Executing SEO

Posted by BritneyMullerIt's finally here, for your review and feedback: Chapter 7 of the new Beginner's Guide to SEO, the last chapter. We cap off the guide with advice on how to measure, prioritize, and execute on your SEO. And if you missed them, check out the drafts of our outline, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, and Chapter Six for your reading pleasure. As always, let us know what you think of Chapter 7 in the comments! Set yourself up for success. Th...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Analytics, Bing, Domain Authority, Ga, Stephen Covey, Gsc, Google Analytics GA, Morris Chang, BritneyMuller, Google Search Console GSC, Google Analytics Using Google Analytics, Domain Authority Page Authority DA PA Moz, Page Authority Keyword, Bing Webmaster Tools Bing Webmaster Tools

YouTube's cable TV alternative now has more than 1 million paying subscribers (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube TV now has more than 1 million subscribers, Bloomberg reported Friday.  The cable alternative costs $40 per month and comes with access to both broadcast channels such as ABC and CBS and popular cable networks, including TNT, TBS, CNN, and ESPN.  Bloomberg also reported that Hulu's live streaming service has amassed more than 2 million subscribers.  YouTube TV now has more than 1 million subscribers, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.  The streaming...
Tags: Google, Nbc, Abc, Youtube, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Cbs, Hulu, Voice, Signal, Business Insider, Samsung Galaxy, ABC CBS FOX, Christian Oestlien

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Still Aren't Doing Enough About Disinformation, EU Says

Facebook, Twitter, and Google still aren't doing enough to battle disinformation on their platforms, European Union officials said in a statement released this week. "As part of a plan to fight disinformation on social media, the companies signed on to a voluntary proposal to crack down on the problem last year, which included making plans to increase transparency and fight fake accounts," reports The Verge. "The European Commission is now publicizing monthly progress reports on the topic, and h...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, Facebook Twitter

Qbot Malware Resurfaces In New Attack Against Businesses

itwbennett writes: Security researchers at Varonis have uncovered a new attack using a new version of the venerable Qbot malware that "creates scheduled tasks and adds entries to the system registry to achieve persistence," writes Lucian Constantin, reporting on the attack for CSO. "The malware then starts recording all keystrokes typed by users, steals credentials and authentication cookies saved inside browsers, and injects malicious code into other processes to search for and steal financial-...
Tags: UK, Tech, NHS, Constantin, Lucian Constantin, Varonis

Equity Shot: Lyft files to go public and we’re stoked

Hello and welcome to an Equity Shot, a short-form episode of the show where we dive into a single breaking news story. Guess what we’re talking about today?! It’s Lyft . You guessed correctly. The Lyft S-1 is the very first major S-1 event of 2019. As you might recall, the government shutdown gummed the IPO process by halting the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that plays the most active role in helping a company go public. Now the government is open, and Lyft’s formerly priva...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Transport, Venture Capital, SEC, Kate, Alex, Initial Public Offering, Megan Rose Dickey, Securities And Exchange Commission, GAAP, Equity podcast

Destination Linux EP110 – Matrix Revolutions

DL EP110, we discuss Ubuntu, kalilinux, RiotChat, Matrixdotorg, DigiKamSN, VulkanAPI. Google on adblocking. AMD hire 10 more developers, Nvidia GTX1660 Ti and more Tips, tricks n Software picks!
Tags: Google, Linux

WeWork confirms it has laid off 300 employees

Co-working juggernaut WeWork (now known as the We Company) has laid off 3 percent of its global workforce, or roughly 300 employees, the company told TechCrunch. The heavily funded business, most recently valued at a whopping $47 billion, employs 10,000 people around the world. Headquartered in New York, the layoffs were performance-related, part of the company’s routine process of shedding underperformers. Among the departments impacted by the cuts were WeWork’s engineering team, product and...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Tech, Venture Capital, WeWork, Personnel, Coworking, SoftBank Vision Fund, TechCrunch WeWork

Cult fitness brand Orangetheory will unveil a partnership with Apple this year

Boutique fitness brand Orangetheory Fitness is likely coming out with an Apple partnership later this year. Kevin Keith, the brand's chief brand officer, teased an upcoming partnership with Apple at the Association of National Advertisers' Brand Masters conference on Friday. "We are actually rolling out, later this year, some new partnerships that rhyme with 'Snapple,' I can tell you this," he said. Boutique fitness brand Orangetheory Fitness has amassed a cult following on the back of its h...
Tags: Apple, America, Trends, Keith, Boutique, Snapple, Orangetheory Fitness, Orangetheory, Kevin Keith, Association of National Advertisers Brand Masters

Comcast Set Mobile Pins To '0000,' Helping Attackers Steal Phone Numbers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A bad security decision by Comcast on the company's mobile phone service made it easier for attackers to port victims' cell phone numbers to different carriers. Comcast in 2017 launched Xfinity Mobile, a cellular service that uses the Verizon Wireless network and Comcast Wi-Fi hotspots. Comcast has signed up 1.2 million mobile subscribers but took a shortcut in the system that lets users switch from Comcast to other carriers. To port a phone...
Tags: Tech, Verizon Wireless, Comcast, Ars, Comcast Wi Fi

Tim Cook To Investors: Apple is Working on Future Products That Will 'Blow You Away'

Speaking to investors on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he has "never been more optimistic" about where the company is today and where it's heading. He said the company is "planting seeds" and "rolling the dice" on future products that will just "blow you away." A story adds: Cook went on to say that Apple's eventual goal is to be able reduce the price of the 2018 Retina MacBook Air, which currently starts at $1,200. In reference to the Apple Watch and the AirPods, Cook said there's a "long, gr...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Tech, Tim Cook

Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers

It’s obviously important to Australians to make sure their koala population is closely tracked — but how can you do so when the suckers live in forests and climb trees all the time? With drones and AI, of course. A new project from Queensland University of Technology combines some well-known techniques in a new way to help keep an eye on wild populations of the famous and soft marsupials. They used a drone equipped with a heat-sensing camera, then ran the footage through a deep learning model tr...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Conservation, Queensland, Machine Learning, Uavs, Endangered Species, Koalas, Computer Vision, Koala

Google's Sidewalk Labs Thinks a Reinvented Awning Will Fix Toronto's Winter

One of the prototypes Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is working on for its planned neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront is a hexagonal paving system. "The slabs are porous and heated, which may keep snow and ice at bay without salting," reports Engadget. "They're easy to replace, and include LED lights that can, for instance, help direct traffic flow during construction or mark street closures." From the report: Sidewalk will also demonstrate what it's calling a Building Raincoat, an awning it says wi...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Tech

Microsoft Builds a Chat Bot To Match Patients To Clinical Trials

Microsoft has built a "Clinical Trials Bot" that does just as the name implies: suggests links to trials that best match the patients' needs. The bot "lets patients and doctors search for studies related to a disease and then answer a succession of text questions," reports Bloomberg. "Drugmakers can also use it to find test subjects." From the report: Microsoft won't release the bot as its own product. Instead, the software giant is talking to pharmaceutical companies that it hopes will use the ...
Tags: Microsoft, California, White House, Tech, U S Census Bureau, U S White House, Bitran, Bloomberg Drugmakers, Hadas Bitran, Microsoft Healthcare Israel Bitran

This Week in Small Business News: Alexa May be the Voice App of the Future

Are you using a voice assistant in your daily small business operations yet? These are devices that use the “Hey Google” Assistant app or Amazon Alexa or Siri. Amazon Alexa devices were among the hottest selling items last holiday season so it stands to reason that your answer is yes more often than no. Voice assistants seem too be everywhere but are you using them? And which one are you using? If you’re stuck between two or three voice assistants, or don’t know which to pick, consider this. A ...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Irs, Alexa, Don, Amazon Alexa, Vistaprint, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Better Business Bureau BBB, CBBB, Council of Better Business Bureaus CBBB, Siri Amazon Alexa, Miller Heiman Group, Uberall

Amazon To Launch New Grocery-Store Business Separate From Whole Foods

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), according to people familiar with the matter, as the retail giant looks to broaden its reach in the food business. The company plans to open its first grocery store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year, one person said. Amazon has already signed leases for at least two other grocery loc...
Tags: Amazon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Read, Seattle Chicago Washington D C

Rackspace announces it has laid off 200 workers

Rackspace, the hosted private cloud vendor, let go around 200 workers or 3 percent of its worldwide workforce of 6600 employees this week. The company says that it’s part of a recalibration where it is trying to find workers who are better suited to their current business approach. A Rackspace spokesperson told TechCrunch that it is “a stable and profitable company.” In fact, it hired 1500 employees in 2018 and currently has 200 job openings. “We continue to invest in our business based on ma...
Tags: Travel, Google, Cloud, Layoffs, Enterprise, Ibm, Rackspace, Amazon Microsoft, Hybrid Cloud, Synergy Research, Cloud Marketshare

Tim Cook says conservative Apple employees who feel shunned should 'come talk to me' (AAPL)

A shareholder proposal to urge Apple to disclose the "ideology" of its board members was defeated in a vote at its annual meeting. The proposal sparked a debate among investors at the event about Apple's progressive policies.  Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is committed to the environment, to immigration and to diversity, but that he doesn't care about the political beliefs of people he works with.  "I care about skills and capabilities and contributions."   CUPERTINO, California — Apple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Aapl, Justin Danhof, Danhof, National Center for Public Policy Research, Cupertino California Apple, Deirdre O Brien Apple

Tim Cook says conservative Apple employees who feel shunned should 'come talk to him' (AAPL)

A shareholder proposal to urge Apple to disclose the "ideology" of its board members was defeated in a vote at its annual meeting. The proposal sparked a debate among investors at the event about Apple's progressive policies.  Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is committed to the environment, to immigration and to diversity, but that he doesn't care about the political beliefs of people he works with.  "I care about skills and capabilities and contributions."   CUPERTINO, California — Apple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Aapl, Justin Danhof, Danhof, National Center for Public Policy Research, Cupertino California Apple, Deirdre O Brien Apple

Canada Allows US Extradition of Huawei CFO To Proceed

The Canadian government has allowed for the extradition proceedings against the CFO of Huawei to proceed. "Today, department of Justice Canada officials issued an authority to proceed, formally commencing an extradition process in the case of Ms. Meng Wanzhou," the government said in a statement. Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December at the request of American authorities, who allege that she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. From the report: China, whose relations with Canada have...
Tags: China, Tech, Canada, United States, Huawei, Ottawa, Meng, Justice Canada, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou, US Extradition of Huawei

New Wireless Sensors Let Premature Infants Get More Cuddles

Researchers in Chicago have seemingly found a much easier way for premature babies in intensive care to get the human touch and cuddles they need from their caregivers. This week, they introduced a system of wireless, low-irritation sensors that can be used to monitor a baby’s health from afar. The sensors, already…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Babies, Pregnancy, Chicago

Nine tips to help you master Fortnite on your smartphone

Winning Fortnite matches on a smartphone requires getting used to new controls and building different skills than the ones you use on the PC and console versions. These tips will help you excel even on a small screen. The post Nine tips to help you master Fortnite on your smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Apple iOS, Fortnite, Fortnite Mobile

Alpha, the geek-friendly streaming service from Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, is shutting down

Another overly niche streaming service is closing up shop. On Friday, Alpha – a geek-friendly streaming service that focused on TV, pop-culture, sci-fi, comics, video games and more – announced it was shutting down. The subscription-based streaming service had been a joint venture between Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, and offered $4.99-per-month access to a mix of exclusive original content and other fan favorites from both brands. Launched in 2016 by Legendary Digital Networks, the company had cla...
Tags: Media, Tech, Geek, Streaming, Alpha, Twitch, Streaming Service, Internet Television, Legendary Digital Networks, Nerdist, Ashley Clements, Nerdist Industries, Geek Sundry, Geek Sundry Twitch Channel

Jacques Testart transhumaniste?

Petite tribune sur les récents propos “étonnamment transhumanistes” de Jacques Testart. Et sur la triste stratégie de l’”épouvantail transhumaniste”, largement pratiquée en France. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
Tags: France, Future, Jacques Testart

How Austin’s Tech Boom Is Propelling The City Up The Rankings [Sponsored]

So what does this mean for law firms and lawyers in Austin? Growth, of course!
Tags: Texas, Technology, Law, Austin, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Miranda Ganguly, Mainspring Legal

Bob Ross Action Figure

Realistic action figure of beloved American painter and TV host Bob Ross. Bob Ross action figure inspired by “The Joy of Painting”. Made by NECA. Also check out: Interactive Painting
Tags: Design, Tech, Neca, Bob Ross, Bob Ross Bob Ross

YouTube Addressed Momo Challenge Viral Videos That Prompt Kids to Harm Themselves

Momo, from a sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa, has a face that's hard to forget, and it spurred the Momo Challenge, a viral hoax that allegedly promotes self-harm, but YouTube stressed that it is not contributing to the virality, nor are any video creators profiting from videos featuring that face. The Google-owned video site...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Advertising, Momo, Social Pro Daily, Keisuke Aisawa

Facebook Admits 18% of Research Spyware Users Were Teens -- Not Less Than 5% It Claimed Earlier This Year

Josh Constine, writing for TechCrunch: Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was paying them gift cards to monitor all their mobile app usage and browser traffic. "Less than 5 percent of the people who chose to participate in this market research program were teens," a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch and many other news outlets in a damage control effort 7 hours after we pub...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, US, Tech, Research, Mark Warner, Kevin Martin, Josh Constine, Facebook research, Research VPN, Facebook Research App

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