These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the world of advertising. In fact, he spent 13 years at the renowned ad agency Deutsch, becoming the youngest partner in the company’s history until another creative, Brent Vartan, came along and stole the title. Little wonder that in 2010, when Duda struck out on his own to create Bullish (formerly known as Consigliere Brand Capital), he stole Vartan, later making him the firm’s second managing partner. It isn’t that the two wanted to outgun their former employer exactly. I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Palo Alto, Portland, Venture Capital, San Diego, Patagonia, Silicon Valley

California Reintroduces 'Right To Repair' Bill After Previous Effort Failed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: California State Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman on Monday announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1163, which will require manufacturers like Apple to "make service literature and equipment or parts available to product owners and to regulated, independent repair shops." "For nearly 30 years California has required that manufacturers provide access to replacement parts and service materials for electronics and appliances to aut...
Tags: Apple, California, Tech, California State Assembly, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Eggman

Bill Gates Talked With Google Employees About Using AI To Analyze Ultrasound Images of Unborn Children

Bill Gates said he talked to Google researchers about the application of artificial-intelligence technology in healthcare. "While Microsoft and Google are arch-competitors in many areas, including cloud computing and artificial intelligence research, the visit is an example of how Gates' broad interest in technology trumps Microsoft's historical rivalries with other tech companies," reports CNBC. From the report: Gates talked about the use of AI in weapons systems and autonomous vehicles before ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Africa, Tech, Bill Gates, Gates, Cnbc, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation

Nintendo, Sony Fall After Google Unveils a Gaming Service

Nintendo dropped as much as 4.6 percent and Sony declined 4.5 percent Wednesday, the biggest intraday drop for both stocks in six weeks. Stadia lets developers put games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web, skipping expensive consoles or personal computers, Google announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Tags: Google, Science, Sony, Nintendo, Nintendo Sony Fall After Google, Gaming Service

Google's 'Netflix for gaming' set to transform entertainment industry

The line snaked out of the conference centre and around the block.Inside, a stage flanked by bright glowing columns and stunning white archways. The audience fizzed with excitement. Even at a specialist video games conference,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Netflix

Mark Zuckerberg, four days on, your silence on Christchurch is deafening | Toby Manhire

In New Zealand we’re waiting to see if the all-powerful Facebook boss means what he says about ‘moral responsibility’More than four days have passed since the world’s weakest man launched an assault that took the lives of 50 people at prayer in Christchurch. He did it with a camera stuck to his head, live-streaming it on Facebook, the world’s most powerful media company. It was taken down after police sounded the alarm. But already it had spread through Twitter – where links to the video sit unt...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Toby Manhire, Christchurch shooting

Google: Most Algorithm Updates Have Incremental Changes to Previous Updates by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller was asked about the March core algorithm update and whether it softened the impact of previous updates.The post Google: Most Algorithm Updates Have Incremental Changes to Previous Updates by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller

Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles In European 5G Rollout

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Last summer, the Trump administration started a campaign to convince its European allies to bar China's Huawei from their telecom networks. Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei's gear would open a backdoor for Chinese spies. The U.S. even threatened to cut off intelligence sharing if Europe ignored its advice. So far, not a single Eur...
Tags: Europe, Australia, White House, China, Germany, Nokia, Tech, Bloomberg, Edward Snowden, Italy, New Zealand, Huawei, National Security Agency, Ericsson, Trump, Samsung Electronics Co

Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the $336 billion dairy industry

Eclipse Foods may be the company that finally takes milk out of the dairy business. Ever since the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by the French dairy giant Danone for over $10 billion investors have been thirsting for a technology that would give consumers a better tasting, more milky (for lack of a better word), milk substitute than the highly valuable (but not very tasty) almond, soy, and other plant based dairy alternatives. There are at least $37.5 billion worth of other reasons for investor...
Tags: Food, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Chef, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Bbc, Paris, Dairy, Milk, Food And Drink, Bp, Michelin, WhiteWave Foods

Alexander: Mike Trout’s Angels deal rewards baseball’s best, and most humble, star

The biggest takeaway from the news of Mike Trout’s impending mega-contract: Humility pays. And maybe there’s a certain amount of karma involved in the idea that the guy who doesn’t try to sell himself, doesn’t make headlines off the field, and doesn’t try to get managers fired or set himself above his teammates just got the richest current contract in pro sports. Those commentators along the Eastern Seaboard who salivated over the idea of Trout becoming a Phillie or a Yankee after his contract r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Mlb, Philadelphia, Espn, Orange County, Harper, Los Angeles Angels, Alexander, Philly

I tried Stadia, Google's big play to conquer video games. It's really promising, but there's still too much we don't know. (GOOG, GOOGL)

I got to try Google Stadia, its new video game streaming service that promises to use the cloud to deliver games to almost any device with a screen — including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. In the short demo, I got to try "Assassin's Creed Odyssey," streaming via Stadia to a Google Pixelbook laptop.  It played well, and the graphics looked very nice, but once you notice the little bit of input lag, it's hard to un-notice it. The problem is that it's hard to tell, in a short demo like...
Tags: Google, Trends, Netflix, Logitech, Nintendo, Assassin, Instead Google, Google Cloud, Google Pixelbook, Creed Odyssey, Google Stadia, Stadia Google, Michael Higham, Doom Eternal Google

Crytek Shows 4K 30 FPS Ray Tracing On Non-RTX AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

dryriver writes: Crytek has published a video showing an ordinary AMD Vega 56 GPU -- which has no raytracing specific circuitry and only costs around $450 -- real-time ray tracing a complex 3D city environment at 4K 30 FPS. Crytek says that the technology demo runs fine on most normal NVIDIA and AMD gaming GPUs. As if this wasn't impressive already, the software real-time ray tracing technology is still in development and not even final. The framerates achieved may thus go up further, raising th...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Crytek, AMD Vega, FPS Crytek

Google's weird name and logo for its new gaming service is part of a clever disappearing act (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's new game streaming service is called Stadia. It's an apt name with a pretty logo, but it's missing something.  Looking at the Stadia logo, you'd never know it was part of Google — and there's a good reason for that. Google took the wraps off its game streaming service on Tuesday with a barrage of fanfare, high-octane demos and a shiny new name and logo. Meet: Stadia. As far as names go, it's not bad. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Stadia is a plural form of stadiums — an apt ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Louis Vuitton, Google YouTube, Sundar Pichai Google, Jade Raymond, Cambridge Dictionary Stadia

Don't get the pitchforks yet, Apple devs: macOS third-party application clampdown probably not as bad as rumored

The v10.15 will bring tighter security, the escape hatch should remain open for now Imagine for a moment the possibility that macOS 10.15, due to arrive later this year, will run only apps signed with a valid Apple developer certificate, with no option to white-list unsigned apps via the company's Gatekeeper security mechanism.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Don

Kapersky Labs Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in Russia Over App Store Policies

Russian cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, claiming that latter firm used its monopoly over the App Store to force the company to remove app control and Safari browser blocking from the iOS version of its Kapersky Safe Kids app, ZDnet reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Science, Technology, Russia, Monopoly, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Antitrust, App Store, Parental Controls, Screen Time, Kapersky Labs

Amazon is Introducing Private Investors To High-Risk Startups in a New Pilot Program (slashdot)

Amazon is testing a new way to bolster its relationship with startups and possibly bring in more capital to the ecosystem. From a report: The fledgling effort, known as the Amazon Web Services Pro-Rata Program, is designed to link private investors with companies that use AWS, as well as venture funds whose portfolios are filled with potential cloud customers. Amazon is not investing money through the program. The Pro-Rata program is being run by Brad Holden, a former partner at TomorrowVentur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, The New York Times, Eric Schmidt, Cnbc, Mike Isaac, Pro Rata, Jason Hunt, Msmash, Amazon Web Services Pro Rata Program, Brad Holden, TomorrowVentures, Pro Rata Program

Google built a controller for its Stadia gaming service (engadget)

Google is backing up its new Stadia game streaming service with some honest-to-goodness hardware -- but not a box. The internet giant has unveiled a gamepad built with Stadia in mind, and it borrows a few cues from its earlier design patent. The wi... [Author: Jon Fingas]
Tags: Google, News, Jon Fingas

MoviePass Brings Back Its Unlimited Movie Plan

The subscription plan that made MoviePass explode in popularity is coming back. If you're willing to pay for a full year (via ACH payment), "MoviePass Uncapped" will cost the same as the original unlimited plan, namely $9.95 per month, and will allow you to get an unlimited number of 2D movie tickets. TechCrunch reports: Now, you may be thinking that this kind of deal is exactly what got MoviePass into so much trouble last year, to the point where it nearly ran out of money and began announcing ...
Tags: Tech, Moviepass, MoviePass Uncapped

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes

Supporting choice and competition in Europe

For nearly a decade, we’ve been in discussions with the European Commission about the way some of our products work. Throughout this process, we’ve always agreed on one thing一that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone’s interest.A key characteristic of open and competitive markets一and of Google’s products一is constant change. Every year, we make thousands of changes to our products, spurred by feedback from our partners and our users. Over the last few years, we’ve also made changes一to Google...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Commission, European Commission, Google Shopping, Public Policy, European Commission Since

Accessing files on chromebook

I used Calibre to convert a few epub books to AZW3 format and saved them to Google drive. I then downloaded the files to my chromebook (Pixelbook). They appear as zipped files and a default unzipper opens them to three parts. I click on the largest, the text, but I can't open it (nor the others). I have the Kindle app and Kindle Cloud reader but see no option to get at the files on my chromebook. Right clicking does not help me. That results in a window that says select an app to open, no list, ...
Tags: Google, Books, Kindle Formats

Atlassian's first head of technical teams explains why he couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the $26.9 billion company, even if it meant uprooting to Australia (TEAM)

In January, Atlassian hired its first head of technical teams Noah Wasmer, who joins Atlassian from VMware. As the vice president of product and head of technical teams, Wasmer will head Atlassian's software and IT products, including Jira, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, Jira Service Desk, and Statuspage. Business Insider spoke with Wasmer on how he got to Atlassian and what it's like uprooting to Australia. For years, Noah Wasmer worked in the Silicon Valley tech scene before moving to Atlanta. But n...
Tags: Google, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Sydney, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Pacific, Atlassian, Vmware, Ocean Beach, Sydney Australia, Mike Cannon Brookes, Scott Farquhar

10 Prom Hairstyles That Won't Compromise Your Natural Curls

Getting your crush to pull off an extravagant promposal is just half the battle of ending your high-school days with a bang. Planning every little detail of your prom night is arguably the best part of senior year — after graduation, of course. The dress, the manicure, the makeup, and the hair are all equally important. These pictures will be on your mom's mantle for a lifetime, after all.And when your hair is natural, the styling options are endless, making it even harder to settle on the per...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Issa Rae, Bianca Lawson, Lacy Redway, Nikki Nelms, Zazie Beetz, Logan Browning

An internet pioneer is doubtful Mark Zuckerberg can refocus Facebook on privacy. Here's why. (FB)

Internet pioneer Paul Vixie is dubious about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plan to create a "privacy focused" social networking platform. Vixie, the CEO of Farsight securities, has worked on privacy and security issues for decades. The concepts of "private" and "social" are fundamentally at odds, and no one yet has figured out a way to blend the two, he said. Facebook may be feeling constrained by Europe's new privacy law, which illustrates how difficult it can be to promote both privacy and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, California, Trends, European Union, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Samsung Galaxy, Facebook Messenger The company, Paul Vixie, Vixie, Ostensibly Facebook

iOS 12.2 beta suggests AirPower release may be right around the corner

It's been an interesting and unusually busy week thus far for Apple. In the span of a few days, Apple unveiled a brand new iPad Air and iPad Mini along with a revamped iMac lineup. What's more, there are now rumblings that Apple may release a refreshed iPod Touch later in the week. With Apple seemingly on a hardware release binge, there's a good chance the company is getting some of its relatively minor hardware announcements out of the way before its special event next week.Though A...
Tags: Apple, News, DigiTimes, Guilherme Rambo

Is It Time For Apple To Acknowledge Flexgate?

In January 2019, iFixit revealed a design flaw where the ribbon cable that connects the body of some MacBook Pros to their display wears down too quickly, causing uneven backlighting at the bottom of the display. There now appears to be growing frustration among users at Apple's reaction. Vlad Savov from The Verge said it is time for the company to acknowledge and deal with the issue: A petition, now numbering more than 15,000, would beg to differ. It calls for Apple to publicly recognize Flexga...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Vlad Savov, Flexgate

Stadia, Google’s Big Push Into Video Games, Could Change Everything About How We Play

There are plenty of answered questions, but it's a bold move by the search giant
Tags: Google, News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Onetime

Apple watch could detect irregular heart beat says study

A new study has shown that the latest Apple Watch is capable of detecting irregular heartbeats in the user. This is a significant step towards wearable healthcare devices says Apple.
Tags: Apple, Health

U.S. bid to blockade Huawei fizzles in European 5G rollout

No European country has banned Huawei, despite a campaign by the Trump administration.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Huawei, Trump, Nation & World Politics

Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet. The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of the year. The company’s existing 60,000-square-foot facility in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will remain. The former Google self-driving project that spun ...
Tags: Google, Technology, California, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Chandler Arizona, Waymo, Phoenix Waymo, Chandler Tempe Gilbert

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