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Why Now Is a Good Time to Start Worrying About a U.S.-China Trade Deal

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Now is a good time to start worrying about that trade deal.No, nothing bad has happened yet. There have in fact been many signs of progress. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow described negotiations as coming down to “the short strokes,” China’s chief trade negotiator says he’s “cautiously optimistic,” both sides have lowered barriers on poultry imports and the U.S. extended e...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, Washington, White House, China, Southeast Asia, Beijing, House, Bill Gates, Alibaba, Tencent, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Huawei, Bloomberg LP


WordPress Continues Domination At Expense Of Other CMSs Used By Law Firms

W3Techs is out with their November 2019 historical trends on the usage of content management systems (CMS). Here’s the breakdown from the trends report for market share for website (includes blogs) CMS’s  by Joost de Valk. WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 35.0% market share, 2.8% higher than November 2018. Joomla is the #2, at 2.7% market share and is down 0.3% year on the year, that’s a 10% decline. Drupal is also losing, going from 1.9% to 1.7% over the course of the last 6 months. The “winn...
Tags: Technology, Law, Wordpress, Cms, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, Drupal, Joomla, WordPerfect, Valk, Joost de Valk WordPress, de Volk, Joomla Drupal Wix Squarespace Blogger, CMS Superior software WordPress


I found work on an Amazon website. I made 97 cents an hour.

On Mechanical Turk — named for a chess-playing “machine” from the 18th century that concealed a living chess master — scores of thousands of humans earn pennies or dollars doing tasks that computers cannot yet easily do.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News


Facebook considers political ad limits after Twitter and Google take action

Facebook has encountered serious backlash for the way it’s chosen to go about dealing with political ads – in some cases allowing ones that purposefully told blatant lies. Zuckerberg has fallen back on the ‘free speech’ argument, implying it’s not the company’s role to dictate which ads run on the platform. Many aren’t buying it. Since recent attacks on Facebook, Snapchat has verified it will fact-checks ads while Google imposed strict limits on ad targeting, and Twitter banned political ads alt...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Insider, Facebook Google, Facebook Snapchat


Finland Has an App Showing Shopping's True Carbon Footprint

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Unlike other carbon-footprint calculators already on the market, the application developed by Enfuce Financial Services Oy, a Finnish payment services provider, does not rely on users inputting the data manually. Instead, it combines data from credit cards and banks with purchase data from retailers to provide real-time calculations of how a given product affects the climate. With an estimated 70% of carbon emissions globally attributed to end ...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Finland, Amazon com Inc, MasterCard Inc, Enfuce Financial Services Oy, Enfuce, Monika Liikamaa


US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the internet slowly is being revived across Iran after a dayslong, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Iranians to send the U.S. videos “documenting the regime’s crackdown on protestors.” Pompeo’s tweet early Friday comes as pockets of Iran saw internet over […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, US, Iran, Ap, State, DUBAI United Arab Emirates, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Eight Creative Ways to Create Effective Google Ads

Google Ads! A platform used by brands and marketing agencies at the back of their hand. It is not just an effective platform for the sellers and businesses, but also a convenient method of consumption by the consumer. There are ways that this reach can be utilized even better. It requires a certain amount of technique, skill and also a few tips, including hiring the services of a professional digital marketing agency . This article will discuss eight creative ways Google Ads can be used mi...
Tags: Google, Business, Marketing, Sales, Cpc, Digital Marketing, Keywords, Max CPC, Goodle Ads, Eight Creative Ways to Create Effective Google, Susan Mirkin


Behold, the Tesla Cybertruck is here

Elon Musk revealed Thursday evening the Tesla Cybertruck, a futuristic pickup truck made of cold-rolled steel that will start at $39,900. Tesla will offer three variants of the cybertruck. The cheapest version, a single motor and rear wheel drive model, will cost $39,900, have a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range. The middle version will be a dual-motor all-wheel drive, have a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds and be able to travel more than 300 miles...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Truck, Green Vehicles, Pickup Truck, Musk, Jessica Caldwell, Electric Truck, Tri Motor


Whoa! Google to power Amazon's internet. Wait, oh, not that Amazon. The other one. The rainforest

While there's still a rainforest left, that is Loon, an Alphabet-owned subsidiary, is collaborating with an internet service provider in Peru to set up wireless broadband internet over the Amazon rainforest using the Chocolate Factory's balloon fleet.…
Tags: Google, Amazon, Software, Peru, Loon an Alphabet


How to Make Your Office Space an Integral Part of the Brand

This article was contributed by Ashley Wilson. Does your office space relay the same message as your branding? It should! The most successful brands bring their branding message, values and goals to life right in their offices, and here’s why you should do it too. Branding is one of the most important aspects of any successful business . Whether you’re a large multinational, or just starting out, your brand is the first thing potential clients see. But, your brand is more than just a lo...
Tags: Google, Design, Office, Austin, Essex, Dublin, Costa, HubSpot, Branding, Joe, Guest Articles, Biggar, Ashley, Ashley Wilson, Nulo, Marc Mueller


Scientists Can Now Identify Someone From a Single Strand of Hair

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: A new forensic technique could have criminals -- and some prosecutors -- tearing their hair out: Researchers have developed a method they say can identify a person from as little as 1 centimeter of a single strand of hair -- and that is eight times more sensitive than similar protein analysis techniques. If the new method ever makes it into the courtroom, it could greatly expand the ability to identify the people at the scene of a crime. To get...
Tags: Tech, NIST, Science magazine


Google wants to unfork Android back to the Linux kernel (the inquirer)

Also, the moon on a stick [Author: [email protected](Chris Merriman)]
Tags: Google, News, Chris Merriman


Now with Fewer Likes!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Instagram Likes, Hacking Smart Speakers, Mining HARO, and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: Intercom and Quickbooks Instagram dropping likes, what’s the angle? Jimmy Wales new social network, Scott Galloway teeing off on Facebook Brand Organic reach is extinct Invest in your own platform 6:21 – 8:03 Give Intuit QuickBooks a try! Learn more about smarter business tools at Intuit.ME/MOC Mining HARO Disney + some outag...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Jimmy Wales, Intuit, Alexa, Chris, Scott Galloway, Intuit QuickBooks, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Intercom and Quickbooks Instagram, Facebook Brand Organic, AirPod Pros Hacking Smart Speakers




When fashion and choreography meet artificial intelligence

At the Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris, we’re all about exploring the relationship between art and technology. Since 2012, we’ve worked with artists and creators from many fields, developing experiments that let you design patterns in augmented reality, co-create poetry, or experience multisensory art installations. Today we’re launching two experiments to test the potential of artificial intelligence in the worlds of contemporary dance and fashion.For our first experiment, Runway Palette, we...
Tags: Google, Paris, Arts And Culture, Wayne, Wayne McGregor, Business of Fashion, Google in Europe, Innovation & Technology, Damien Henry, Google Arts Culture Lab, LA Music Center Today


Google Stadia Launch Problem-Laden

The incredibly rocky launch of the Google Stadia has typically been generating negative opinions online, with even the most corrupt, shilling publications not knowing what to make of it completely in their reviews. A handful of headlines for some articles covering the Stadia: Despite the Stadia’s multitude of reported problems, Google had released a launch […]
Tags: Google, Games, Trailer, Anime, Stadia, Google Stadia, Google Stadia Launch Problem Laden


‘Emma’ Trailer: Jane Austen’s Classic Comedy Gets a Little Quirky with Anya-Taylor Joy

Jane Austen’s classic comedy Emma has been adapted several times in a variety of different ways. Gwyneth Paltrow starred in a film adaptation back in 1996, BBC turned it into a miniseries in 2009, and the classic teen comedy Clueless gave us a modern spin on the tale that may as well be the definitive adaptation of the story. But director Autumn de Wilde may have offered some competition in a new adaptation that keeps the period setting but seems to have a quirky, contemporary comedic sensibili...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Beck, Bbc, Wes Anderson, Adaptation, Jane Austen, Movie Trailers, Bill Nighy, Jenny Lewis, Marie Antoinette, Emma, Wilde, Rilo Kiley, Focus Features


Valve reveals VR-exclusive game Half-Life: Alyx

Game will be first in series since Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was released in 2007Developer Valve Corporation has unveiled the latest game in the long-dormant Half-Life series, a VR-exclusive title named Half-Life: Alyx, set for release in March 2020.A new game in the critically acclaimed sci-fi shooter series had been heavily rumoured following leaks from this year’s Game Awards and was via Twitter. A prequel set between the first and second games, Half-Life: Alyx stars supporting character Alyx ...
Tags: Business, Games, Technology, Steam, Culture, Virtual Reality, Alyx Vance, Alyx, 2007Developer Valve Corporation


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Force You To Tell Them Your Password

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a forceful opinion today holding that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from being forced to disclose the passcode to their devices to the police. In a 4-3 decision in Commonwealth v. Davis, the court found that disclosing a password is "testimony" protected by the Fifth Amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. EFF filed an amicus brief in Da...
Tags: Tech, Davis, Commonwealth, Electronic Frontier Foundation, U S Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police


The Biggest Beauty Brands Around the World Are Equal Parts Surprising and Also Not

Beauty is, for all intents and purposes, an international language. You needn't download Google Translate on your iPhone to understand lipstick or know you like someone's hair color, and you certainly don't need frequent flyer miles to be well-versed in buzzy beauty brands. As it turns out, many of the cosmetics companies you know and love have an even bigger reach around the world. According to global beauty discovery platform Cosmetify, which analyzed the monthly search data across more than 1...
Tags: Google, Beauty, Estee Lauder, Priceline, The Body Shop, Dove, Coty, Maybelline, Clinique, Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Glossier, Best of 2019


T-Mobile Reveals Data Breach Affecting Prepaid Customers

T-Mobile says it has suffered a data breach affecting some prepaid customers. No financial data, social security numbers, or passwords were accessed, but information associated with users' prepaid wireless accounts was obtained, including names, billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, rate plans, and features that users have added to their accounts. TmoNews reports: T-Mobile is in the process of notifying all customers that've been affected by this data breach. If you got a notificati...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, T Mobile


Apple Pulls All Customer Reviews From Online Apple Store

Apple has removed the "Ratings & Reviews" section from all product pages on its website. The changes were apparently made between November 16 and 17, and it's "currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read the opinions of other customers at the time of purchase," reports AppleInsider. From the report: AppleInsider received a tip from a reader who had noted the buyer review section was missing on Apple's online retail store page. The user als...
Tags: Apple, Tech, U S U K


Google Is Terminating Google Cloud Print

Google has announced that Cloud Print, its cloud-based printing solution, is being retired at the end of next year. 9to5Google reports: The announcement comes in the form of a support document for Cloud Print that popped up recently, which is kind enough to remind us that Cloud Print has technically been in beta since it launched a decade ago: "Cloud Print, Google's cloud-based printing solution that has been in beta since 2010, will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. Beginning Janu...
Tags: Google, Tech, Cloud Print Google


In Fascinating News: These Were the Biggest Beauty Brands Around the World in 2019

Beauty is, for all intents and purposes, an international language. You needn't download Google Translate on your iPhone to understand lipstick or know you like someone's hair color, and you certainly don't need frequent flyer miles to be well-versed in buzzy beauty brands. As it turns out, many of the cosmetics companies you know and love have an even bigger reach around the world. According to global beauty discovery platform Cosmetify, which analyzed the monthly search data across more than 1...
Tags: Google, Beauty, Estee Lauder, Priceline, The Body Shop, Dove, Coty, Maybelline, Clinique, Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Glossier, Best of 2019, Biggest Beauty Brands Around the World


2019’s Biggest Beauty Brands Around the World Are Equal Parts Surprising, and Also Not

Beauty is, for all intents and purposes, an international language. You needn't download Google Translate on your iPhone to understand lipstick or know you like someone's hair color, and you certainly don't need frequent flyer miles to be well-versed in buzzy beauty brands. As it turns out, many of the cosmetics companies you know and love have an even bigger reach around the world. According to global beauty discovery platform Cosmetify, which analyzed the monthly search data across more than 1...
Tags: Google, Beauty, Estee Lauder, Priceline, The Body Shop, Dove, Coty, Maybelline, Clinique, Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Glossier, Best of 2019


After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard

Not so much 'going gold' as 'growing cold' Google has announced plans to close down its Cloud Print service over the coming year.…
Tags: Google, Software, Google Cloud Print


General Election 2019: Remain groups 'rush' to buy Twitter ads before ban

Several groups have placed last-minute ads on Twitter before the platform bans political promotions.
Tags: Tech


Solar energy breakthrough and other news

BBC Click's Kitty Knowles looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Kitty Knowles


Tesla to unveil long-hyped 'cyberpunk' electric pickup truck

Elon Musk has said he wants to build ‘supertruck with crazy torque’ as Ford and GM plan offerings of their ownElon Musk has talked for years about building an electric pickup truck that would threaten Detroit’s automakers, and on Thursday he will finally take off the wrapping. Tesla’s so-called “cybertruck” will debut at an evening event in Los Angeles.In a tweet on Thursday, Musk referenced his longtime ambition to build “a Tesla supertruck with crazy torque, dynamic air suspension” that “corne...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Los Angeles, Tesla, US news, Ford, Gm, Automotive Industry, Detroit


The best smart displays for 2019

A lot of smart displays have come on the market recently, and they're not all created equal. Whether it's Alexa or Google Assistant, here are a few of our favorites available now.
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa



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