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Fukushima Contaminants Found As Far North As Alaska's Bering Strait

Radioactive contamination from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday. Reuters reports: Analysis of seawater collected last year near St. Lawrence Island revealed a slight elevation in levels of radioactive cesium-137 attributable to the Fukushima disaster, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Grant program said. The newly detected Fukushima radiation...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Alaska, Sheffield, Fukushima, Pacific Ocean, Reuters, Bering Strait, Bering Sea, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, St Lawrence Island, University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Grant


Google to Pull Anti-Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ App From Store

The app was developed by Living Hope Ministries, a Christian group started some 30 years ago, which says it serves people feeling conflicted about their faith and sexuality. Among mainstream medical professionals, conversion therapy is considered psychologically harmful. “After consulting with outside advocacy groups, reviewing our policies, and making sure we had a thorough understanding of the app and its relation to conversion therapy, we’ve decided to remove it from the Play Store, consist...
Tags: Google, Science, Living Hope Ministries a Christian


Know Your Audience: The Power Of Human-Centered Content

by Ronald Dod, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder of Visiture Your customers are humans — right? You’re not trying to sell your products and services to Google’s web-crawler bots. That means you should be writing content aimed at humans, not algorithms. At the same time, the algorithms control search results, and SEO ultimately can have huge effects on your bottom line. So as much as you might want to create beautiful content written for a human audience, it can seem that economics favors t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Seo, Google Analytics, Content, Content Creation, Search Engine Optimization, Content Strategy, Thinking Aloud, Ronald Dod, Facebook Twitter Instagram Email


The FT is buying another media startup: Deal Street Asia

Fresh from picking up a majority stake in Europe-based The Next Web, the Financial Times is buying another tech blog. The newspaper, which was founded in 1888, is adding Singapore-based Deal Street Asia to its roster with a deal expected to close in April, according to three sources with knowledge of discussions. Founded in 2014 by Indian journalists Joji Thomas Philip and Sushobhan Mukherjee, Deal Street Asia mixes Asia startup news with updates from Asia’s financial markets and business vertic...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, Nikkei, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, Ifc, Alibaba, Financial Times, Pearson, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm


Google pulls controversial anti-gay religious app from the Play Store

The same day the Human Rights Campaign downranked the company in its index of the best LGBTQ-friendly employers, Google decided to yank a controversial app accused of promoting conversion therapy from the Play Store. On that list, known as the Corporate Equality Index, the HRC, a prominent LGBTQ rights organization, included a footnote that it was aware of the conversion therapy-style app by Living Hope Ministries in the Google Play Store. The app’s removal was first reported by Axios. TechCrunc...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Tech, HRC, Christ, ARLINGTON Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Living Hope Ministries, Axios TechCrunch, Truth Wins Out Amazon


Apple Martin tells off mother Gwyneth Paltrow for sharing photo without consent

The 14-year-old publicly criticised Paltrow for oversharing, reflecting unease in an entire generationGwyneth Paltrow’s teenage daughter has criticised her mother for posting a picture of her online without her consent, a reaction one expert says will become more common as a generation that has been snapped since their birth grows up.Paltrow posted a photo to Instagram earlier in the week of herself with Apple Martin, her 14-year-old daughter with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, at a ski field. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Social Media, Digital Media, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Gwyneth Paltrow, Martin, Paltrow, Apple Martin


Minecraft Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson Eradicated From Splash Text

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft has removed a trio of references to Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, from the game's opening menu screen. Random messages known as "splash text" are printed in yellow on this screen, and they used to include "Made by Notch!", "The Work of Notch", and "110813!" (a reference to the day Persson got married), but now all three mentions are gone. Notch is still included in the game's credits, but the change means that M...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Ars Technica, Minecraft, Mojang, Redmond, Persson, Markus Notch Persson


Russia Orders Major VPN Providers To Block 'Banned' Sites

Russian authorities have ordered ten major VPN providers to begin blocking sites on the country's blacklist. "NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish and HideMyAss are among those affected," reports TorrentFreak. "TorGuard also received a notification and has pulled its services out of Russia with immediate effect." From the report: During the past few days, telecoms watch Roscomnadzor says it sent compliance notifications to 10 major VPN services with servers inside Russia -- NordVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuar...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Vpn, RosComNadzor, Torguard, FGIS, Yandex Sputnik Mail, Information Information Technology


Starting A Business? Use These 5 Hacks To Raise Sales

We are living in the entrepreneurship age where people are leaving their 9 to 5 jobs and pursuing their passion of becoming a business owner. Starting a business can be easy but running a business isn’t. The hardest part of running a business is generating sales. Here are 5 growth hacks that every new business owner must use to raise sales: 1. Get Listed On Google Local’s 3 Pack. If you are able to get your new business listed on the top 3 local search results a.k.a the local pack then you ha...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Digital, Nap, TOMS, Expedia, Others, Tom, Neil Patel, Google Local, Sales Strategy, Business Advice


Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M from Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors, including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt; former top aide to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital, founded by Linnea...
Tags: Google, Valerie Jarrett, Tech, Paypal, Melinda Gates, Eric Schmidt, Mastercard, Alphabet, Puerto Rico, Elaine Wynn, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Krawcheck, Ellevest, United State of Women, Premium Service, Linnea Roberts


Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt; former top aide to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital, founded by Linnea ...
Tags: Google, Valerie Jarrett, Tech, Paypal, Melinda Gates, Eric Schmidt, Mastercard, Alphabet, Puerto Rico, Elaine Wynn, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Krawcheck, Ellevest, United State of Women, Premium Service, Linnea Roberts


MATE 1.22, Google Stadia, Firefox, Falkon, Openshot, Zorin OS, CrossOver | This Week in Linux 60

also on TWinL60: Samba 4.10, Atari VCS Delayed for Hardware Upgrade, Update on the EU Copyright Directive, GOG.com Sale, Epic Online Services and much more!
Tags: Google, Eu, Linux, Samba


Security Researcher Pleads Guilty To Hacking Into Microsoft and Nintendo

24-year-old security researcher Zammis Clark pleaded guilty today to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo servers and stealing confidential information. Clark, known online as Slipstream or Raylee, "was charged on multiple counts of computer misuse offenses in a London Crown Court on Thursday, and pleaded guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo networks," reports The Verge. From the report: Prosecutors revealed that Clark had gained access to a Microsoft server on January 24th, 2017 using a...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, United Arab Emirates, Nintendo, Clark, France Germany, Zammis Clark, Thomas Hounsell, Raylee, London Crown Court, FBI EUROPOL, NCA s National Cyber Crime Unit NCCU


Would You Put Ads On Your Homescreens For Free Mobile Service?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Moolah Mobile is teaming up with SurgePhone Wireless to offer people a new way to pay their cell phone bills -- by putting ads on their homescreens. Moolah CEO Vernell Woods (pictured above) said the startup has already been offering gift cards and other rewards to users who view its homescreen ads. So this is a similar model, except instead of earning gift cards, the ads are subsidizing cell phone service from Surge. The ads show up on users'...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Woods, Moolah Mobile, Vernell Woods, Florida Virginia Georgia


Amazon smartwatch sale drops prices on Samsung Gear S3 and Apple Watches

Amazon is dropping substantial discounts on smartwatches as we head into the weekend. The ever-popular Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 are at some of the lowest prices we've ever seen. The post Amazon smartwatch sale drops prices on Samsung Gear S3 and Apple Watches appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Samsung, Trends


The cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

Businesses, utilities and government agencies are scrambling to protect their data and computer systems in the face of rising cyberattacks, fueling an increased demand for cybersecurity workers. So how big is the demand? A report from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2021. The research and statistics firm compiled that number after   reviewing dozens of employment figures from analysts, job boards, vendors, governments, the media ...
Tags: Business, Technology, Crime, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Usc, Mondo, McDonald, Neuman, Kevin McDonald, Cybersecurity Ventures, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Facebook launches searchable transparency library of all active ads

Now you can search Facebook for how much Trump has spent on ads in the past year, which Pages’ ads reference immigration, or what a Page’s previous names were. It’s all part of Facebook’s new launching that makes good on its promise to increase transparency after the social network’s ads were used to try to influence the 2016 US presidential elections. Facebook’s Ads Archive previously only included ads related to politics or policy issues, but now shows all active ads about anything as well ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, European Union, Trump, Cambridge Analytica


Cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

Businesses, utilities and government agencies are scrambling to protect their data and computer systems in the face of rising cyberattacks, fueling an increased demand for cybersecurity workers. A report from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled worldwide by 2021. The research and statistics firm compiled that number after reviewing dozens of employment figures from analysts, job boards, vendors, governments, the media and other organizations. Cybercrim...
Tags: Business, Technology, Crime, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Usc, Mondo, McDonald, Neuman, Kevin McDonald, Cybersecurity Ventures, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Google Tests a New Look for Top Menu Bar by @MattGSouthern

Google is testing out a new look for the top navigation bar in search results.The post Google Tests a New Look for Top Menu Bar by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo


WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios

Betaworks Studios, the brainchild of New York City seed-stage venture capital fund Betaworks, has amassed the support of WeWork, or The We Company, as they now call themselves. JLL Spark Ventures and the co-working giant have led co-led a $4.4 million investment in the membership-based co-working club described as a supportive community for builders. Launched in 2018, Betaworks Studios offers entrepreneurs, artists, engineers and creatives a place to work on projects and accumulate a network, si...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, New York, New York City, Tech, Venture Capital, Websites, WeWork, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Giphy, World Wide Web, Bbg Ventures, Digg, Goop


‘Amazon Effect’ forces traditional stores to find ways to get products straight to customers’ doors

The “Amazon Effect” has conditioned convenience-hungry consumers to become accustomed to doorstep delivery for everything from eggs to electronics — and its upending business models for traditional pay-at-the-counter retailers. The strongest growth in retail is coming from digital channels. Retail ecommerce sales in 2019 are expected to climb 15.1 percent for the year to $605.3 billion, according research firm eMarketer. Not surprising, Amazon is dominating the market. In 2017, Amazon sales jump...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, Instagram, San Francisco, Walmart, Sport, Aldi, Snapchat, Soccer, San Diego, Seattle, Instacart, Emarketer, Kroger, Scottsdale Ariz


Facebook tightens up rules for political advertisers

Verifiable contact details will be required to run campaigns on site ahead of EU electionsAdvertisers will be required to provide verifiable public contact details before they can run political campaigns on Facebook, the company has announced, in the latest attempt by the social network to increase accountability for so-called dark adverts.The move is part of a raft of changes in the buildup to the European elections in May, when citizens from across the EU will vote in new MEPs. Continue readi...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Advertising, Eu, European Union, World news, European elections


Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lifts a DARPA experiment into orbit

Update: Mission Success! Mission success! Great kick stage burn and final orbit. Perfect flight! — Peter Beck (@Peter_J_Beck) March 29, 2019 Lift-off! The Electron #R3D2 mission, launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 at 23:27 UTC on 28 March 2019. #OpeningAccessToSpace pic.twitter.com/bXq2aJPU1I — Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) March 29, 2019 Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year t...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Darpa, Rockets, Launches, UTC, Kapton, Electron, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck, Rocket Lab Launch Complex


Watch Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lift a DARPA experiment into orbit

Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year today, due to take off in just a few minutes. Tune in below! The company recently, after the numerous delays endemic to the launch industry, made its first real commercial launches, which spurred a $140 million investment. It is now working on increasing launch cadence and building enough rockets to do so. Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck was on stage at Disrupt...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Darpa, Rockets, Launches, Kapton, Electron, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck


Google Is Conducting a Secret 'Performance Review' Of Its Censored China Search Project

Google executives are conducting a secret internal assessment of work on a censored search engine for China. "A small group of top managers at the internet giant are conducting a 'performance review' of the controversial effort to build the search platform, known as Dragonfly, which was designed to blacklist information about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest," reports The Intercept. From the report: Performance reviews at Google are undertaken annually to evaluate employee...
Tags: Google, China, Tech


Lyft Raises $2.2B in IPO, Pegging Valuation at Over $24B

Investors eager to bet on the mobility industry’s future handed ride-hailing company Lyft $2.2 billion in new capital Thursday as the company completed an IPO that set its market capitalization at $24.3 billion, The New York Times reported.Lyft sold 30.8 million shares at $72 apiece, according to Renaissance Capital—the top of a new range that Lyft originally set at $62 to $68. The company was valued at $15.1 billion at the time of its last fundraising in mid-2018.Lyft’s pricey showing rivals A...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Marketplace, Pinterest, Entertainment, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech


Facebook’s handling of Alex Jones is a microcosm of its content policy problem

A revealing cluster of emails leaked to Business Insider offers a glimpse at how Facebook decides what content is objectionable in high profile cases. In this instance, a group of executives at Facebook went hands on in determining if an Alex Jones Instagram post violated the platform’s terms of service or not. As Business Insider reports, 20 Facebook and Instagram executives hashed it out over the Jones post, which depicted a mural known as “False Profits” by the artist Mear One. Facebook be...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, US, Tech, Conspiracy Theories, Jones, East London, Jeremy Corbyn, Alex Jones, As Business Insider, Content Moderation, Alex Jones Instagram, Mear One Facebook


Ask Slashdot: How Would You Suggest Making Rugged, Weather-Resistant ARM Systems?

New submitter pecosdave writes: I need suggestions for commercially-made ARM systems that will work in temperature ranges from -35F to 140F (-37C to 60C) for an engineering project. These things are going to be in metal boxes on the side of Texas Highways. The existing Intel systems we're using in other areas are all fan-less, but I'm not going to rule out systems with fans. Considering the extremes of Texas temperatures I'm actually contemplating putting fans on top of our fan-less systems anyw...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Intel, Slashdot


Lightning Motorcycles unveils Strike e-moto, with up to 200 mile range

Lightning Motorcycles finally unveiled the electric vehicle it had been teasing for months. With a $12,000 to $19,000 price range, the Strike electric motorcycle has options with a 200 mile range, 150 mph top speed, and 35 minute DC fast charge times. The new machine has a more upright riding position and friendlier price-tag than Lightning’s debut LS-218 — a $38,888, 218 mph superbike touted as the world’s fastest production street motorcycle. With the LS-218, Lightning had previously hung its ...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Tesla, Italy, Lightning, Nascar, Harley Davidson, Lightning Motorcycles, Alta Motors, CRP Group, Alta Energica, Energica, Honda Kawasaki Suzuki BMW, Brammo Mission Motorcycles, Standard Strike


It's a difficult time for the 857 people in the US named Elizabeth Holmes who weren't the creators of Theranos

Elizabeth Holmes has become an increasingly infamous household name since HBO dropped its documentary "The Inventor" about the founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos. But "Elizabeth Holmes" is actually a pretty common name, which has led to some weird stories and cases of mistaken identity for the others out there with the same first-name-last-name combo. Some Elizabeth Holmeses have taken the experience in jest and haven't felt any negative consequences, but others have had peo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hbo, California, US, Samsung, Trends, Harvard, Harvard University, Marie Claire, Silicon Valley, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes



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