More About Biometrics at Airports

There is some interesting news in the world of biometric identification and privacy this week. The Department of Homeland Security…Continue reading on Austin Startups »
Tags: Travel, Startups, Privacy, Tech, Department Of Homeland Security, Biometrics, Face-recognition

California Coastal Waters Rising In Acidity At Alarming Rate, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Los Angeles Times: Waters off the California coast are acidifying twice as fast as the global average, scientists found, threatening major fisheries and sounding the alarm that the ocean can absorb only so much more of the world's carbon emissions. A new study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also made an unexpected connection between acidification and a climate cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation -- the same shifting ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, El Nino, West Coast, Pacific, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, La Niña, Nature Geoscience, Santa Barbara Basin

Avnish Bajaj Redux? Supreme Court of India Denies Relief to Google in Criminal Defamation Proceedings

By Divij Joshi In its judgement in Google India Pvt. Ltd. vs M/s Visakha Industries, delivered on December 10, 2019, the Supreme Court denied to quash defamation proceedings against Google for its failure to expeditiously remove allegedly defamatory material from its ‘Google Group’ service. The case is significant for online intermediaries operating in India, as […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Supreme Court, India, Intermediary Liability, Google Group, Divij Joshi, Avnish Bajaj Redux, Supreme Court of India Denies Relief, Google India Pvt Ltd, Visakha Industries

6 Local Search Marketing DIY Tips for the Crafting Industry

Posted by MiriamEllisThink crafting is kids’ stuff? Think again. The owners of quilting, yarn, bead, fabric, woodworking, art supply, stationers, edible arts, and related shops know that: The crafting industry generated $44 billion in 2016 in the US alone.63% of American households engage in at least one crafting project annually, while more than one in four participate in 5+ per year.The top three craft store chains in the country (Michaels, JOANN, Hobby Lobby) operate nearly 3,000 locations, j...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Martha Stewart, US, America, Seo, UPS, COLUMBUS Ohio, Michaels, Joann, Google Google, Gotland, Infogroup, MiriamEllis, Local Search Association, BrightLocal

Visa Warns That Hackers Are Scraping Card Details From Gas Pumps

Visa has issued a statement warning consumers that cybercriminals are actively exploiting a weakness in gas station point-of-sale (POS) networks to steal credit card data. Engadget reports: The company's fraud disruption teams are investigating several incidents in which a hacking group known as Fin8 defrauded fuel dispenser merchants. In each case, the attackers gained access to the POS networks via malicious emails and other unknown means. They then installed POS scraping software that exploit...
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The Struggle To Name Lab-Grown Meat

The debate over what to call cell-cultured meat remains unresolved -- and it could soon develop into a headache for the global lab-grown meat technology startups working to bring clean meat to consumers. Quartz reports: The window of opportunity to unify around a term for motherless meat is closing. If cultivated meat companies such as JUST, Memphis Meats, Aleph Farms, and Finless Foods want to present a consistent face before the first cell-based meat is unveiled to consumers, they'll likely ha...
Tags: London, Tech, Josh Balk, Good Food Institute, Bruce Friedrich, Brian Spears, Memphis Meats Aleph Farms

Amazon Prohibits Marketplace Sellers From Using FedEx Ground on Prime Shipments

Amazon has barred third-party stores on its Marketplace platform from using FedEx ground or home shipping for Prime deliveries, the Wall Street Journal reported, saying that the company has performed poorly in getting packages to customers. In an email to sellers, the Journal wrote, Amazon said that the ban will…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Shipping, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Fedex, E Commerce

Fashion platform Zilingo acquires Sri Lankan SaaS startup nCinga for $15.5M

Singapore’s fashion startup Zilingo has acquired Sri Lanka’s SaaS startup nCinga in a $15.5 cash and stock deal, the two said today. nCinga, founded in 2013, offers an IoT platform to enable real-time production monitoring on factory floors and data analytics tools. Its acquisition is one of Sri Lanka’s largest tech exits in recent times, the two said. Zilingo, which has built several pieces of supply chain — manufacturing, logistics, payments, etc for retailers and brands, said it will deplo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Australia, Singapore, Tech, Turkey, Sri Lanka, United States Europe, Ankiti Bose, Zilingo, Bangladesh India Vietnam Indonesia Thailand, Imal Kalutotage

Amazon’s third-party merchants are now barred from using FedEx Ground for Prime shipments

Third-party vendors were told by Amazon over the weekend that they are barred from using FedEx’s ground delivery services for Prime shipments. The Wall Street Journal reports that a message sent by Amazon to merchants on Sunday said the ban will last “until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves.” The e-commerce platform will still allow FedEx Ground for non-Prime shipments and FedEx Express, a faster but pricier option, for Prime. Third-party sellers now account for more ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Tech,, UPS, Usps, Logistics, Morgan Stanley, Wall Street Journal, Fedex, United States Postal Service, U S, Amazon Logistics

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX has successfully launched its 13th rocket this year, and its 11th Falcon 9 (the company also flew two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019). The launch included the re-use of a twice flown Falcon 9 booster stage, which it recovered again with a landing at sea aboard one of its droneship landing pads, and a recovery attempt of both halves of the nose cone fairing that protects the spacecraft’s cargo and that is shed before the upper stage reaches its target orbit. This launch carried a Boeing-...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Rocket, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space, Kacific

Introducing the new Scriptnotes Premium

Scriptnotes is a free weekly podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. It’s hosted by me and Craig Mazin. Around 80,000 people listen to it each week. From the start, Scriptnotes has been ad-free. In order to pay for our producer, editor and transcriber, we offer a paid premium version that gives access to the entire back catalogue of 430+ episodes. For the past few years, we’ve been using a service that channels the premium feed through a custom app on iOS ...
Tags: Apple, News, Sam Mendes, Castro, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Krysty Wilson Cairns, Scriptnotes Premium

Carbon will print parts for Lamborghini’s Sián FKP 37 hybrid sports car

Carbon today announced the expansion of its partnership with Lamborghini. The white-hot 3D-printing startup will manufacture central and lateral dashboard air vents for the carmaker’s Sián FKP hybrid sports car. The move follows the deal announced earlier this year that found Carbon printing a fuel cap and an air duct clip for Lamborghini’s Urus SVU. Baby steps, honestly, but important ones nonetheless. Lamborghini follows in Ford’s footsteps with the Carbon partnership. It’s clear that a...
Tags: Tech, Carbon, Adidas, Automotive, 3d Printing, Ford, Lamborghini, Ellen Kullman, Maurizio Reggiani, Carbon Digital Manufacturing Platform, TechCrunch Carbon

Ask Slashdot: Who Is Most Likely To Challenge Microsoft In the Office?

Tablizer writes: Microsoft still dominates cubicle-land. Google is making a push into that domain, but it's unclear how far or how fast they can go. Most "serious" applications still run on only Windows and that doesn't seem to be changing much. What's keeping others out? Do we need new desktop-oriented, cross-platform standards? It seems everyone "went web" and forgot about the desktop niche, but it's a big niche still. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Tablizer

Nuclear Fusion Startup Raises $100 Million To Design and Build a Demo Power Plant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: A nuclear fusion start-up backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos raised more than $100 million to help design and build a demonstration power plant. The company lined up $65 million in Series E financing led by Singapore's Temasek Holdings Pte, and is getting another $38 million from Canada's Strategic Innovation Fund, General Fusion Inc. said in a statement Monday. It's now attracted more than $200 million in financing. Canada-based General Fusion...
Tags: France, Singapore, Tech, Bloomberg, Canada, Jeff Bezos, General Fusion, Temasek Holdings Pte, Demo Power Plant, Strategic Innovation Fund General Fusion Inc

Cadillac's 2021 Escalade will have an enormous 38-inch curved ultra-HD screen on the dashboard (GM)

In a press release, the company said the 2021 Escalade, its massive luxury SUV, will come complete with an equally massive display. Cadillac says the curved screen will have "twice the pixel density of a 4K television," but it hasn't offered any details about what customers might expect to see on the screen — though, presumably, it'll at least be used as the car's dashboard. The automaker plans to unveil its 2021 Escalade on February 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Cadillac, Escalade, Steve Carlisle

Verizon brings 5G availability to 19 cities with Los Angeles launch

Verizon is in the midst of a massive 5G rollout. Its mobile 5G network is now available in select areas of several cities, including Chicago and Denver.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Verizon, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Galaxy S10 5G

How charity apps may be making us more generous

There are more ways than ever to give to charity - so are these innovations spurring our generosity?
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Best Buy Deal – 2 Google Nest Hubs Only $99.99 Shipped

Best Buy Deal – Save $159.99 on Google Nest Hub. Want a Google Nest Hub for Christmas? Best Buy has a great deal on a 2 for only $99.99. A 2 pack is normally $259.98. Google Nest Hub at Best Buy. A single Google Nest Hub is $79.99, which is still a great deal because they are $129.99. At this great price, why not get 2?Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Indian B2B food tech startup HungerBox raises $12M from Paytm and others

HungerBox, an Indian food tech startup that has courted 10 of the 11 largest companies in the country to use its services, today announced it has raised $12 million from Paytm and others as it looks to sign clients in Southeast Asia. The three-year-old startup’s new financing round, a Series C, was funded by a consortium of Indian and international investors, including payments firm Paytm and NPTK, an Asian VC fund that invests in emerging firms. Existing investors Sabre Partners and Neopl...
Tags: Food, Startups, Apps, Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Zomato, Bangalore, Paytm, Food Tech, Sabre Partners, Recent Funding, Madhur Deora, Hungerbox

Amazon is paying up to 25% more to some suppliers to offset the tariff impact — but still plays 'hardball' with smaller vendors (AMZN)

Amazon has been paying up to 25% more to some suppliers to help them deal with the tariffs imposed on Chinese products. The move shows how Amazon, the largest online retailer in the US, is dealing with the tariffs. Walmart launched a new program last year to help its suppliers deal with tariffs, but Target reportedly told its suppliers that it won't offer any price increases. Analysts say last week's trade agreement could have a positive financial impact on Amazon's margins. Click here to read...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Wedbush, Davidson, Ives, Amazon Amazon, US China, Forte

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new startup is deliberately targeting 'mundane' tasks, and the first one is a holiday app that organizes addresses

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's startup Lumi Labs launched in March 2018, and has mostly stayed quiet since. Lumi's website says the company is focused on building consumer applications that use AI to solve everyday tasks. The world is now getting a look at the first such app, called Holiday Helper, which helps people organize their holiday contact information for sending cards and gifts. If it sounds mundane, that's because it is supposed to be.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, University Avenue, Lumi, Wojcicki, Lumi Labs, GitHub Mayer

Amazon bans sellers from using FedEx for some deliveries

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is banning its third-party merchants from using FedEx’s ground service to deliver to Prime members, suggesting that it thinks the service is too slow to get packages to their destinations in time for Christmas. The temporary ban will block those companies from using FedEx Ground service, although they can still […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation

Alphabet, Apple, Dell, Tesla, Microsoft exploit child labor to mine cobalt for batteries, human-rights warriors claim

Woke tech giants sued for 'knowingly benefiting from ... the cruel and brutal use of young children' Google-parent Alphabet, Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla have been accused of "knowingly benefiting from and aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of young children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to mine cobalt," a key component of the lithium-ion batteries that these companies obtain from suppliers like Glencore, Umicore, and Huayou Cobalt to power their products.…
Tags: Google, Tesla, Software, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Huayou Cobalt, Alphabet Apple Dell Tesla Microsoft, Alphabet Apple Dell Microsoft, Glencore Umicore

Controversial Sale of .Org Domain Manager Faces Review At ICANN

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: ICANN is reviewing the pending sale of the .org domain manager from a nonprofit to a private equity firm and says it could try to block the transfer. The .org domain is managed by the Public Internet Registry (PIR), which is a subsidiary of the Internet Society, a nonprofit. The Internet Society is trying to sell PIR to private equity firm Ethos Capital. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) said last week that it sent ...
Tags: Tech, Icann, Financial Times, PIR, Internet Society, Public Internet Registry PIR

The best Apple MacBook laptops

Apple's MacBook-series include some of the best laptops in the industry. Of all the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro options, our favorite is the 2019 13-inch MacBook Air. While the best laptops include all sorts of mobile computing devices that run on Windows 10, few of them hold a candle to Apple's MacBook line in terms of support as well as software and hardware quality. However, there are several models available today, so which is the best MacBook? The answer to that question entirel...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Macbook, Ram, Amd, Ssd, MacBook Air, Anker, CPU, Macbook Pro, Intel Core, Don, Space Gray

Apple removes nostalgic app that made your phone look like an iPod

Apple removed a music player app that could make your iPhone look like an old school iPod from the App Store. The app called “Rewound” appeared on the App Store last week, but the app’s creator said that it's already "killed" by Apple.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Music, News, Trends, Ipod, Apple App, Ipod App

Brand power vs. product power

David Friend Contributor Share on Twitter David Friend is the CEO of cloud storage company Wasabi, and co-founder of cyber security company Carbonite, recently bought for $1.4 billion. Wasabi is his sixth startup. Most tech companies — particularly B2B companies — either don’t understand the power of a brand, or do a really poor job of creating one. An informal survey of a dozen of my young CEO friends showed that, given the ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, Advertising Tech, Cloud Storage, Marketing, Articles, Brand, Tech, Carbonite, Solo, David Friend, Wasabi, Opentext

John Mueller: Googlebot Receives Sitemaps “In the Form of an Energy Drink” via @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller illustrated how Googlebot processes sitemap files by using a unique analogy involving energy drinks.The post John Mueller: Googlebot Receives Sitemaps “In the Form of an Energy Drink” via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller

‘Tis The Season To Be Wary II: 3 Considerations For Trademark Policing Before The New Year

The holiday season brings with it a fair amount concern over counterfeit products.
Tags: Technology, Law, Uncategorized, Intellectual Property, Tom Kulik, Copryight

Amazon Blocks Sellers From Using FedEx Ground For Prime Shipments

schwit1 shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: is blocking its third-party sellers from using FedEx's ground delivery network for Prime shipments, citing a decline in performance heading into the final stretch of the holiday shopping season. The ban on using FedEx's Ground and Home services starts this week and will last "until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves," according to an email Amazon sent Sunday to merchants that was reviewed by The Wall Street Jou...
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