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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos & Other “Dangerous Individuals”

Facebook announced Thursday (May 2) that it has banned a number of “dangerous” high-profile figures—including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos—from using its platform and network of apps and services.Farrakhan leads the Nation of Islam, which is considered a hate group, and he’s notorious for using anti-Semitic language.Facebook is trying to rid its platform of fake news and hate speech, and Farrakhan, a “dangerous individual,” according to Facebook, falls into at least one of ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Congress, Tech, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jones, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Paul Joseph Watson, the Nation of Islam, Paul Nehlen


Google Introduces Three New Search Console Reports by @MattGSouthern

Google is bringing three new reports to Search Console which are all related to structured data.The post Google Introduces Three New Search Console Reports by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo


Apple Aperture Wandering the Mojave Forever After Next Update

So long and farewell to one of photography’s mainstays over the past decade and a half. Apple announced that, after Mac OSX Mojave, your computer will no longer be able to run Aperture and you will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Mac OSX Mojave


Dell Laptops and PCs Vulnerable To Remote Hijacks

A vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility exposes Dell laptops and personal computers to a remote attack that can allow hackers to execute code with admin privileges on devices using an older version of this tool and take over users' systems. From a report: Dell has released a patch for this security flaw on April 23; however, many users are likely to remain vulnerable unless they've already updated the tool -- which is used for debugging, diagnostics, and Dell drivers auto-updates. The ...
Tags: US, Tech, Dell, Bill Demirkapi


Huawei Overtakes Apple to Become Second Biggest Smartphone Maker

The networking giant, shrugging off a barrage of accusations that it aids Chinese espionage (which it’s repeatedly denied), grew shipments 50 percent from a year earlier, research firm IDC estimates. Huawei’s been steadily gaining on Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. with an increasingly high-end line-up of devices, particularly in its home market of China. Samsung also enjoyed a spike compared with the fourth quarter thanks to the launch of the marquee S10 range in February.
Tags: Apple, News, Huawei, Idc, Samsung Electronics Co, China Samsung, Huawei Overtakes Apple


Why you don’t want Tumblr sold to exploitative Pornhub

Tumblr has been squandered ever since it was bought for $1.1 billion in 2013 by Yahoo, now part of Verizon Media Group. Without proper strategy or talent, the blogging tool and early meme-sharing network fell into decline while Medium and Instagram soared. Yahoo wrote down Tumblr’s value by $230 million in 2016. Then last year, Verizon evicted Tumblr’s huge and loyal base of porn bloggers, leaving no viable platform for independent adult content creators and curators. Now the Wall Street Journal...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, TC, Verizon, Apps, Instagram, Yahoo, Opinion, US, Tech, Aol, Reddit, M&a, Pornography, Tumblr, Pornhub


YouTube confirms plans to make Originals available for free

YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl reaffirmed the company’s plans to take its Originals out from behind the paywall, making them free and ad-supported. Kyncl was speaking at YouTube’s annual Brandcast event, where the Google-owned company lays out its plans for advertisers (with lots of razzle dazzle provided by musicians and YouTube stars). Since last fall, the YouTube has acknowledged that it’s moving towards an ad-supported model for its Originals, and tonight, Kyncl said that all...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, Tech, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Kevin Hart, Susan Wojcicki, Robert Kyncl, Kyncl, Wojcicki, Cobra Kai, Primetime, Kyncl YouTube


Watch SpaceX launch an ISS resupply mission and make a drone ship landing tonight

It’s time for another SpaceX launch, and though tonight’s (technically early tomorrow morning’s) isn’t as historic as the Falcon Heavy, it’s always impressive to see a Falcon 9 lift off with supplies for the International Space Station. But inclement weather threatens to delay delivery. CRS-17 will be taking two tons of supplies and other items to the ISS, including the new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3, an experiment to generate algae for human consumption on board (they won’t be trying i...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Atlantic, International Space Station, Iss, Bahamas, Launches, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Don, Space Coast, Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Will Ulrich


Google Ads Reporting is Currently Delayed Until Further Notice by @MattGSouthern

Reporting data for Google Ads and AdSense is currently delayed as a result of a bug discovered on April 30.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search


Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin’s value stable. Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have been susceptible […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Wall Street Journal


Would Apple Inc. Call Customers to Alert Them to Suspicious Activity?

A spoofing scam mimics the appearance of a real phone call from Apple Support — only problem is Apple would never call you without your initiating contact first.
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Inc Call Customers


Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground

Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To help clear things up, these researchers went all out and just straight up built a robotic dinosaur to test their theory: that these proto-birds flapped their “wings” well before they ever flew. Now, this isn’t some hyper-controversial position or anything. It’s pretty reasonable when you think about it: natural selection tends to emphasize existing features rather than invent ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Beijing, Dinosaurs, Robotics, Jing Shan Zhao of Tsinghua University, Caudipteryx


Google Says It's Reviewed Over 1M Suspected Terrorist Videos on YouTube This Year

Google has reviewed more than 1 million suspected terrorist videos on YouTube in the first three months of 2019, according to a letter the tech giant sent to US lawmakers. From a report: In the April 24 letter, made public Thursday as part of a press release from the House Committee on Homeland Security, Google said 90,000 of those videos violated its terrorism policy. Google, which owns YouTube, said it spends "hundreds of millions of dollars annually" on content review. The House committee urg...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Youtube, US, Tech, House, New Zealand, Facebook Twitter YouTube, Max Rose, House Committee on Homeland Security Google


Aukey’s wall-charger will rotate to avoid blocking adjacent sockets

I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I honestly believe people who make plugs, and people who make plugpoints/sockets don’t particularly like each other. Why else would phone and laptop chargers be so massive and blockish and plug sockets clearly be placed so close together that you can’t possibly use two of them simultaneously?Aukey’s solution comes as a saving grace when you’ve got multiple gadgets to charge but only two inconveniently positioned plugpoints. Built with a 180° swiveling d...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, USB charger, Product Design, Aukey, Wall Charger, Rotating


Actor Peter Mayhew, Who Portrayed Chewbacca the Wookiee in the "Star Wars" Films, Has Died

"Star Wars" actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, died on Tuesday, his family said today. He was 74. He died at his North Texas home surrounded by his family. From a report: He was discovered by producer Charles H. Schneer while working as a hospital attendant in London, and cast in Ray Harryhausen's "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger." The next year, he was cast as Chewbacca, the 200-year-old Wookiee. Mayhew went on to appear in "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of th...
Tags: London, Tech, Darth Vader, George Lucas, Lucas, Chewbacca, North Texas, Peter Mayhew, Ray Harryhausen, David Prowse, Prowse, Charles H Schneer, Wookiee Mayhew


Early Uber advisor Bradley Tusk looks back — and forward — as its IPO fast approaches

Bradley Tusk’s story is well-known by now. A political operative who managed Michael Bloomberg’s successful third mayoral campaign, Tusk soon turned a bonus from his powerful boss into an opportunity that most people can only dream about. He launched his own business to help clients navigate turbulent regulatory waters, and one of his first calls came from Uber. Which paid him in stock. Tusk has since used some of that wealth to create numerous other businesses, including the venture firm Tusk V...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Lyft, New York, Congress, Softbank, Tech, New Jersey, Travis Kalanick, Michael Bloomberg, Tusk, Ftc, Travis, Dara Khosrowshahi, Bradley Tusk, Tusk Ventures


US: Nevada has ‘remarkable’ disregard for national security

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has displayed “remarkable” disregard for national security in its continued legal battle over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The department has urged a federal judge to dismiss the state’s lawsuit challenging the shipment […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, US, Nation, Las Vegas, Nevada, U S Department of Energy, RENO Nev AP


$4.4 billion Smartsheet has seen its stock more than double since it went public a year ago. We talked to the CEO about what he thinks makes it so special. (SMAR)

In the year since Smartsheet went public, its stock has more than doubled. Smartsheet makes spreadsheet software for work management, with customers including Cisco, Netflix, PayPal, and HP. On Thursday, Smartsheet announced it acquired 10,000ft, which helps companies with planning and managing their resources. Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader discusses Smartsheet's next phase of growth and how each employee at his company is able to make an impact. Although Smartsheet competes with Microsoft and G...
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$4.4 billion Smartsheet has seen its stock more than double since it went public a year ago. We talked to the CEO about what makes it special, and why employees love working there. (SMAR)

In the year since Smartsheet went public, its stock has more than doubled. Smartsheet makes spreadsheet software for work management, with customers including Cisco, Netflix, PayPal, and HP. On Thursday, Smartsheet announced it acquired 10,000ft, which helps companies with planning and managing their resources. Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader discusses Smartsheet's next phase of growth and how each employee at his company is able to make an impact. Although Smartsheet competes with Microsoft and G...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Earth, Thanos, Seattle, Stock Exchange, Microsoft Google, Mader, Mark Mader, Smartsheet, SMAR, Cisco Netflix PayPal, Netflix Cisco Home Depot Office Depot PayPal, IPO Smartsheet, Onyx Software Corporation


US Seeks To Challenge China's Electric-Vehicle Supply Chain Dominance

A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China's dominance in the space. From a report: While Tesla, Volkswagen and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers are expanding in the United States, they are reliant on mineral imports without a major push to develop more domestic mines and ...
Tags: Senate, China, US, West Virginia, Tech, United States, Alaska, Reuters, Lisa Murkowski, Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Tesla Volkswagen, Energy and Natural Resources Committee


Activision Blizzard has five franchises lined up for its new Call of Duty esports league

Activision Blizzard said it has lined up five franchises for a new, city-based Call of Duty esports league. Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto will all play host to franchise teams that will compete in a professional league based on what is perhaps Activision Blizzard’s most successful title, the company announced after its earnings call earlier today. Each city is partnering with existing Overwatch League team owners to leverage the existing framework that Activision has labored...
Tags: TC, New York, Media, Disney, Toronto, Tech, Atlanta, Overwatch, Vc, Paris, Dallas, Call Of Duty, Esports, New York Mets, Activision Blizzard, Activision


Justin Bieber Pacts With YouTube for Project Premiering in 2020

Justin Bieber is teaming up with YouTube to do… something. The Google-owned video giant teased a partnership with Bieber for what it labeled “a top-secret project premiering next year.” It “promises to be one of the most talked-about YouTube originals ever,” said Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s chief business officer, announcing the deal Thursday at its Brandcast […]
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Justin Bieber, Robert Kyncl, Bieber


Billionaire victim advocate faces hearing in Vegas drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge says she’ll decide next month if a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate should stand trial on felony drug trafficking charges after authorities say he was found in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room with briefcases full of drugs. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron on […]
Tags: Technology, News, California, Ap, Las Vegas, Vegas, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Justice, Karen Bennett Haron


Facebook totally blew its own 'we banned the bad guys' PR stunt

For the past four years, many people have been begging Twitter and Facebook to please for the love of God ban the big hate accounts. Finally Facebook does something. And what Fail it is. Earlier today, the internet and cable news networks suddenly boomed with the news that Facebook finally banned a bunch of violent jerks from Facebook and Instagram, including shrieking hatemonger Alex Jones and his den of incitement and boner pill grift, Infowars. Oh, and Facebook even threw Nation of Islam ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, News, Instagram, Fail, Atlantic, Trump, Alex Jones, Milo, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Rob Price, Picks, Proud Boys


Smartsheet Makes Another Software Acquisition With Deal for 10,000ft

Smartsheet, a company that sells collaborative project-tracking software for business users, announced Thursday it has acquired 10,000ft, a startup developing digital tools organizations use to organize their schedules and track the time they spend on work projects. Both firms are based in the Seattle area.Smartsheet (NASDAQ: SMAR) did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but says adding 10,000ft’s products and staff will benefit Smartsheet users who work on their companies’ marketing and ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Design, Marketing, Trends, Tech, Software, Pwc, Accenture, Seattle, Slope, Gavin Kelly, National blog main, Seattle blog main, Seattle top stories, Smartsheet


Google Search Console Data for Most of April is Inaccurate by @MattGSouthern

Google alerted site owners that nearly all of last month's reports in Search Console were affected by a data outage.The post Google Search Console Data for Most of April is Inaccurate by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo, Google Search Console Data


Tesla Raising $2 Billion

Tesla is raiding $2 billion, with $1.35 billion coming from convertible notes and $650 million from new equity. Elon Musk is adding another $10 million in stock to his $12 billion in Tesla ownership.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation


A quiet London-based payments startup just raised among the biggest Series A rounds ever in Europe

You probably haven’t heard of Checkout, a digital payments processing company that was founded in 2012 in London. Apparently, however, investors have been keeping tabs on the low-flying company and like what they see. Today, Checkout announced that it has raised $230 million in Series A funding at a valuation just shy of $2 billion co-led by Insight Partners and DST Global, with participation from GIC, the Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund; Blossom Capital; Endeavor Catalyst; and other, unnamed ...
Tags: Europe, London, Tech, Banking, United Kingdom, Credit Suisse, Virgin, Payments, Dow Jones, DST Global, Companies House, Zurich Switzerland, GIC, Euronext, Insight Partners, Immunocore


Call for Manuscripts: Critical Post- and/or Transhumanism, Posthuman Studies

If you have an article which deals with some aspect of the posthuman or falls into the wide-scope of posthuman studies, please consider submitting it to the world’s first double-blind peer-reviewed journal explicitly dedicated to the posthuman, the Journal of Posthuman Studies. It was realized in cooperation with Penn State University Press first issue was launched in 2017. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
Tags: Future, Penn State University Press


First Volume of New Book Series “Posthuman Studies” Published

IEET is happy to announce volume 1 of the newly launched book series entitled “Posthuman Studies” with the world’s oldest publishing house (Schwabe). The author is a world-leading sociologist from the University of Warwick: Prof. Dr. Steve Fuller. His monograph is entitled: Nietzschean Meditations. Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era. IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner, the editor of this novel series, is welcoming your thought-provoking monographs. Please submit them by email to: ssor...
Tags: Future, University of Warwick, Steve Fuller, IEET, Stefan Sorgner



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