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Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO’-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence. The defendants include two anonymous parody accounts, “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow.” The suit filed in Virginia accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, California, Washington, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Devin Nunes, Devin Nunes Mom


Reed Hastings says Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video streaming service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during a Los Angeles press event tonight that it will not be part of the streaming video service Apple is expected to unveil next week at its Cupertino headquarters. While it will have original content, Apple’s service will most likely initially focus on third-party content, competing against Amazon Channels with la carte subscriptions to third-party channels (Amazon’s lineup includes HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, but not Netflix, which prefers to control it...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, China, Los Angeles, Tech, Netflix, United States, Original Content, Streaming, Cupertino, Streaming Video, Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Amazon Channels


NVIDIA's Ray Tracing Tech Will Soon Run On Older GTX Cards

NVIDIA's older GeForce GTX 10-series cards will be getting the company's new ray-tracing tech in April. The technology, which is currently only available on its new RTX cards, "will work on GPUs from the 1060 and up, albeit with some serious caveats," reports Engadget. "Some games like Battlefield V will run just fine and deliver better visuals, but other games, like the freshly released Metro Exodus, will run at just 18 fps at 1440p -- obviously an unplayable frame-rate." From the report: What ...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Pascal, Engadget, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus Since Metro Exodus, Metro Exodus Suffice


SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a biting response to the court that argued the billionaire entrepreneur be held in contempt. The response, which was filed late Monday, is the latest salvo in the agency’s fight with Musk that was sparked by the now infamous “funding secured” tweet. The SEC filed a complaint in federal district court in September alle...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Washington, Court, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, SEC, Epa, Model S, Musk, Model 3, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Model Y, Dane Butswinkas


Worldwide: Updates To Chrome Web Store And Google Play Policies - Herzog Fox & Neeman

Google has announced several changes as to how its Chrome browser handles extensions that request numerous permissions, as well as new requirements for developers who wish to publish their extensions in the Chrome Web Store.
Tags: Google, News, NEEMAN, Herzog Fox


United States: Google To Allow Certain Cryptocurrency Advertising - Herzog Fox & Neeman

Google has announced it will resume accepting cryptocurrency-related online advertising after banning such ads in March. The new policy was updated in October and allows regulated cryptocurrency businesses
Tags: Google, News, United States, NEEMAN, Herzog Fox


6 Kinds of Content to Intrigue Your Customers

Dropshippers know that their success largely depends on marketing. In the digital age, one of the primary avenues of marketing is through content, which can take many forms. Between blogs, social media, SEO, newsletters, and other media and techniques, dropshippers do not always know how to compose a plan of attack that will resonate with their audience the best. Simply producing content is not enough, though—it has to be compelling, or else people have no reason to pay attention. Are you a drop...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Sales, More, Memes, Brightcove


The SEC Says Elon Musk's Rationale for Continuing to Send Out Bad Tweets 'Borders on the Ridiculous'

Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a baffling tweet saying that he had “funding secured” to take the company private at a share price of $420 (which some readers may recognize as the weed number). It turned out no such deal had been finalized, the Securities and Exchange Commission slapped Musk with fraud…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tesla, Courts, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, SEC Says Elon Musk


Netflix Confirms That It Won't Be Part of Apple's New Service

Apple plans to introduce the video-streaming service on March 25, opening up a new battlefront for the tech industry and Hollywood. Apple has played a neutral role in the fight for eyeballs online, opting to distribute shows, apps and movies from all major companies. “We’ve always had massive competitors,” Hastings said.
Tags: Apple, Science, Netflix, Hastings, New Service, Hollywood Apple


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


House Democrats Plan April Vote On Net Neutrality Bill

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House will hold a vote next month on the Democrats' bill to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules. "Hoyer said in a letter to colleagues that the House will consider the Save the Internet Act during the week of April 8," reports The Hill. From the report: The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines in 2017 to repeal the popular regulations prohibiting internet service providers from blocking or thr...
Tags: Fcc, Obama, Senate, Tech, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer


This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a monstrous love child.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, San Francisco, Chromecast, Streaming, Game Streaming, Game Developers Conference, Video Game Streaming


Google Seeking To Promote Rivals To Stave Off EU Antitrust Action

Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a $2.7 billion penalty nearly two years ago. "The European Commission said Alphabet unit Google had used its search engine market power to unfairly promote its own comparison shopping service," reports Reuters. From the report: The company subsequently offered to allow price-comparison rivals to bid for advertising space at the top of a s...
Tags: Google, Tech, European Union, European Commission, Alphabet, Reuters, Germany France, Kelkoo, EU Antitrust Action, Netherlands EU


How to build The Matrix

Rizwan Virk Contributor Rizwan Virk is executive director of Play Labs @ MIT, a serial entrepreneur and author. Released this month 20 years ago, “ The Matrix” went on to become a cultural phenomenon. This wasn’t just because of its ground-breaking special effects, but because it popularized an idea that has come to be known as the simulation hypothesis . This is the idea that the world we see around us may not be the “real world” at all, but a high-resol...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Column, Elon Musk, Matt Damon, Tech, Earth, Mit, Oxford, Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Smith, Philip K Dick, Keanu Reeves, Emily Blunt, Laurence Fishburne


Christchurch mosque shootings: Westpac, TSB pulls ads from social media sites

Westpac and TSB confirmed to the Herald today that they have also pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google. This adds to a growing number of major Kiwi businesses, who have pulled their spend from the major digital sites.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Herald, Christchurch, TSB, Kiwi, Westpac, Westpac TSB


Christchurch mosque shootings: Westpac, TSB pull ads from social media sites

Westpac and TSB confirmed to the Herald today that they have also pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google. This adds to a growing number of major Kiwi businesses, who have pulled their spend from the major digital sites.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Herald, Christchurch, TSB, Kiwi, Westpac, Westpac TSB


Uber Used Secret Spyware To Try To Crush Australian Startup GoCatch

Uber used a secret spyware program, codenamed Surfcam, to steal drivers from an Australian competitor with the aim of putting that company out of business. The startup was backed by high-profile investors including billionaire James Packer and hedge fund manager Alex Turnbull. ABC News reports: GoCatch was a major competitor to Uber when the U.S. company launched in Australia in 2012. At the time, both companies were offering a new way to book taxis and hire cars using a smartphone app. Surfcam ...
Tags: Uber, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Abc News, James Packer, Andrew Campbell, Alex Turnbull, GoCatch


Board Question #91584: So, I was looking through the archives, and I came ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,So, I was looking through the archives, and I came across Board Question #26539, which mentions "the loss of the robotic Brigham Young". This being sometime before 2003, Google has been rather unhelpful in finding mention of this robotic Brigham Young, and thus I have determined to wait the 100 hours that is required for an answer from Your Omniscients, the 100 Hour Board.When did BYU have a robotic Brigham Young?-Awaiting your reply A: Dear Waiting (for WAY too long, s...
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Netflix Won’t Be Part of Apple’s Video Service, CEO Reed Hastings Confirms

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed at a press event in Los Angeles Monday that his company won’t be taking part in Apple’s upcoming video service. “Apple is a great company,” Hastings said. However, Netflix wanted to control its experience within its own app, which is why it wasn’t working with Apple. “We have chosen not […]
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Netflix says it will not join Apple TV service

Netflix Inc will not make its programming available through a coming TV service expected to be unveiled by Apple Inc, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Monday.
Tags: Apple, Money, Netflix, businessNews, Reed Hastings, Netflix Inc, Apple Inc Netflix


This is Not Your Parent’s Colombia

Posted: 3/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a place where danger lurks around every corner.* Having grown up hearing stories of Colombian drug lords, kidnappings, murders, and muggings, these ghosts haunted the back of my mind as prepared to visit the country. Was the country going to be safe? Should I bring my electronics? The stories and...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Colombia, United States, South America, Medellin, Bogota, Cartagena, Don, Cali, National Liberation Army, San Agustin, Popayan, United States Colombia, Tatacoa


New Mirai Malware Variant Targets Signage TVs and Presentation Systems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Security researchers have spotted a new variant of the Mirai IoT malware in the wild targeting two new classes of devices -- smart signage TVs and wireless presentation systems. This new strain is being used by a new IoT botnet that security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have spotted earlier this year. The botnet's author(s) appears to have invested quite a lot of their time in upgrading older versions of the Mirai malware with new exploits. ...
Tags: Tech, Lg, Palo Alto Networks, Mirai


Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced Monday during his keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference that Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development — the automaker’s Japan-based research arm — is using the chipmaker’s full end-to-end development and production to develop, train and validate its autonomous vehicle technology. The...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Japan, Technology, Business Model, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Nvidia, The Guardian, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Simulation


Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud

In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company today announced at Nvidia’s GTC conference. The T4, which is based on Nvidia’s Turing architecture, was specifically optimized for running AI models. The T4 will be supported by the EC2 compute service and the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes. “NVIDIA and AWS have worked together for a long time to help customers run compute-intensive AI workloads in the cloud and crea...
Tags: Google, Tech, Nvidia, Aws, Gpu, GTC, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Matt Garman, Compute Services


The president of $26.6 billion Atlassian explains the 'gnarly problem' that prompted its $166 million acquisition of AgileCraft (TEAM)

Atlassian will acquire the Texas-based startup AgileCraft for $166 million, the company announced Monday. AgileCraft helps companies with creating a "master plan" for building, managing, and delivering projects. Atlassian president Jay Simons explains why the company chose to acquire AgileCraft, which follows Atlassian's acquisitions of Opsgenie last October and Trello in 2017. Atlassian announced Monday that it will acquire Texas-based startup AgileCraft for $166 million. AgileCraft, wh...
Tags: Google, Texas, Trends, Ibm, Atlassian, Jira, Jay Simons, Mount Rushmore, Simons, Microsoft Intel, AgileCraft, OpsGenie, AgileCraft TEAM, PitchBook AgileCraft


Here’s how to connect your PlayStation 4 to a smartphone or tablet

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can get the most out of the system while on the go. The post Here’s how to connect your PlayStation 4 to a smartphone or tablet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Ios, Android, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Sony, Playstation 4


Lyft: Uber rival reveals it hopes to raise $20bn in Wall Street debut

San Francisco firm reveals figures for first time as it competes with Uber to be first with IPOLyft has officially kicked off the roadshow for its initial public offering, saying Monday it plans to put more than 30m shares up for sale with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 each.That would raise more than $2bn for the San Francisco ride-hailing company, pegging its market value at $20bn to $25bn, even though it hasn’t been able to turn a profit yet. Continue reading...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Technology, California, San Francisco, US news


The Black Shark 2’s Ludicrous Mode promises the smoothest mobile gaming

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has a follow-up to last year's Black Shark gaming phone, complete with high specs and a low price. Here's everything we know about the Black Shark 2 gaming phone. The post The Black Shark 2’s Ludicrous Mode promises the smoothest mobile gaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Xiaomi, Black Shark, Gaming Phones


Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs

Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs for AI, machine learning inference, inference and visualization. Today, at its GTC conference, the company announced its latest RTX server configuration for Hollywood studios and others who need to quickly generate visual content. A full RTX server pod can support up to 1,280 Turing GPUs on 32 RTX blade servers. That’s 40 GPUs per server, ...
Tags: Cloud, Hollywood, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Arkansas, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Electricity, Dell, Turing, Lenovo, Gpu, Video Cards, Mellanox, GTC


Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds

Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic with just a few clicks. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset. This is MS Paint for the AI age. Called GauGAN, the software is just a demonstration of what’s possible with Nvidia’s neural network platforms. It’s designed to compile an image how a human would pa...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nvidia, Flickr, Gpu, Catanzaro, Tensor, NVIDIA GTC, Bryan Catanzaro, Nvidia GTC 2019, Applied Deep Learning Research



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