Tech Settles With FTC for Rifling Through Its Users' Email Inboxes to Find Receipts

Email cleanup service has settled with the Federal Trade Commission and must delete information it gathered from some consumers after it was revealed the firm was mining and selling data from users’ inboxes, the agency announced on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Science, Technology, Email, Privacy, Advertising, Data, Cybersecurity, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Unrollme

Top Challenges Tech Entrepreneurs Will Face In 2020

One of the things that makes the tech industry so interesting to work in is the incredible rate of change. There are always new technologies and new procedures being implemented, and firms which aspire to success will need to discern which are important and implement them. If you’re a tech entrepreneur, you’ll face a range of familiar and novel challenges in 2020. Let’s take a look at a few of them! Automation. The transfer of control from human beings to artificial intelligences has been und...
Tags: Google, Startups, Australia, European Union, Britain, Others, Withers, Business Challenges, Entrepreneur Advice

FCC Funds 25Mbps, Data-Capped Satellite In Rural Areas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission is giving $87.1 million in rural-broadband funding to satellite operator Viasat to help the company lower prices and raise data caps. The FCC's Connect America Fund generally pays ISPs to expand their networks into rural areas that lack decent home Internet access. Viasat's satellite service already provides coverage of 98 percent of the US population in 50 states, so it doesn't need government funding t...
Tags: Fcc, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, ViaSat, Connect America Fund

Short story: The Rewilding

Restoring ecosystems doesn’t always mean going back. Viral genocides, fundamentalist STDs, famines in a test tube. As effective genetic engineering moved from tricky legality to illegal ubiquity, military analysts published detailed nightmares about what terrorists and enemy armies would do with the technology. They were the only ones surprised when the first velociraptor ran through a suburban street, camera on its head and drone following above, or when a kraken, ship-sized and with strange ...
Tags: Future, Pacific Ocean

frog's Most Surprising Tech Trend Predictions for 2020

Last week frog dropped its annual Tech Trends report, this time looking at what awaits us in 2020 and where the end of the “twenty-tens” leaves us. There are a number of predictions within the report pointing to both an energetic optimism for future innovations and the darker consequences of our technological triumphs over the past ten years alone. After all, we’ve seen events like the 3D printing revolution that delivered professional quality fabrication to a consumer level at dropping price p...
Tags: Design, Future, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Silicon Valley, Timothy Morey, Sam Dix

5 tools every entrepreneur should have, all on sale now

These tools can help businesses improve their planning, presentations and online presence.Each of these offers comes with a lifetime subscription.All five deals are currently over 95% off. None Having a great business idea often isn't enough. Sure, a rock solid concept can go a long way toward getting a successful business off the ground. But, without the right approach to developing, nurturing and growing that idea, even a surefire hit can end up in ruin.We'd hate to see your genius business re...
Tags: Google, Technology, Instagram, Learning, Education, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Innovation, Personal Growth, Slidebean, Digital Learning, Planagram

Best smartwatch deals for December 2019: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features, so now is a great time to pick one up for cheap. With Cyber Monday deals upon us, all of the top brands and models are getting steep price cuts.
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends

With 5G, 2019 reached peak bullshit

Mitch Wagner writes, "My colleague Iain Morris takes a hammer to 5G hype in an article that's so, so good. The world went bonkers in 2019 and 5G hype is part of that. Yes, 5G is inevitable, Iain notes. And it will prove useful. But it's not the miracle technology it's being hyped as. " Above all, the telecom industry continued to polish the turd that is 5G. Rarely has a technology generated so much industry hype and met with such a blasé response from the broader market. Watch your neighb...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Hype, Telcoms, 5g, Iain, Iain Morris, Mitch Wagner, Mere Puffery, So Long 2019

DNA From 'Chewing Gum' Provides Clues To Life 5,700 Years Ago

New submitter RG-man writes: DNA obtained from birch pitch used as a type of ancient chewing gum has revealed significant insights into the life of a young girl who lived 5,700 years ago. CNN reports: "...[Lola] chewed on birch pitch, a material that functioned a bit like an ancient chewing gum. A study of that birch pitch has uncovered the girl's entire genome and oral microbiome, marking the first time human genetic material has successfully been extracted from something besides human bones. T...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Scandinavia, Nature Communications, Hannes Schroeder, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen Plant

The Economics of Link Building

Posted by Alex-TLife has taught me that good things should be expensive — especially when it comes to any type of digital marketing services. If you’re not an expert, you can end up getting something far from what you’ve been expecting. Here’s an example of “the best mascot image you can get for your event” that I paid for when organizing one of our first Digital Olympus events: Just for reference, this is how our mascot looked originally: My point is, just like working with freelance d...
Tags: Google, Bali, Seo, Bbc, New York Times, Tolkien, Ahrefs, Krakow, Rand Fishkin, Ryan Stewart, Joe Williams, Ross Hudgens, Venngage, digital PR, Alex T, Robbie Richards

Real Canadian Superstore Ontario Flyer Sneak Peek December 19th – 24th

At Real Canadian Superstore Ontario, from December the 19th to the 24th, get a free PC Cheese Collection box when you spend $250 or more on nearly anything in the store. Here is a list of great deals in this upcoming flyer: Cap Off Prime Rib Premium Oven Roast $4.98/lb 10lb Bag Farmer’s Market Yellow Onions or White or Russet Potatoes $1.98 2,000 PC Optimum Points For Every $5 Spent on Ace Products PC Tomato Cocktail or Cranberry 100% Juice $2 4,000 PC Optimum Points When You Spend $10 On Cave...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Canada, Don, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Real Canadian Superstore Ontario, Real Canadian Superstore Ontario Flyer Sneak Peek

Verizon brings 5G to its 20th city with launch in Des Moines, Iowa

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, Trends, Chicago, 5g, DES MOINES Iowa, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Galaxy S10 5G

Best Free Resources for Business Advice

There are a lot of people that are happy to charge you for business advice, but when you’re just getting started or if you’re on a tight budget it’s hard to find the money to pay for this advice. Luckily, there are a ton of free resources for business advice. Need business advice? Try these free resources: Small Business Administration (SBA) The Small Business Administration is “the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, a...
Tags: Google, Pinterest, Youtube, Sales, Small Business Administration, SBA, Small Business Development Centers, Women 's Business Centers, Small Business Shortcuts

Amazon has helped protect some vendors from the Trump tariffs by paying them up to 25% more for the goods it resells (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, Trump, Wedbush, Davidson, Ives, Amazon Amazon, US China

Does Apple Anchor a Shopping Mall? The Effect of the Technology Stores on the Formation of Market Structure

How do technology stores, particularly those owned by Apple and Microsoft, affect retail sales and market dynamics at malls? Through modeling and simulation, the authors found that these stores helped malls draw more high-income consumers, supporting the entry of upscale stores and exit of midscale and discount stores. [Author: by Doug J. Chung, Kyoungwon Seo, and Reo Song]
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, College, by Doug J. Chung, Kyoungwon Seo, and Reo Song, Doug J Chung Kyoungwon Seo, Reo Song, Technology Stores

Engineer Says Google Fired Her For Browser Pop-Up About Worker Rights

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Another former employee has accused Google of violating federal labor law by firing her for activities related to labor organizing. In a Tuesday blog post, Kathryn Spiers says Google terminated her after she created a browser tool to notify employees of their organizing rights. Spiers says she worked on a Google security team that was focused on how Google employees used Chrome within the company. Part of her job was to "write browser notifi...
Tags: Google, Security, Tech, Ars Technica, Nlrb, Hansen, Spiers, Kathryn Spiers

How I Podcast: Family Ghosts/You Must Remember This’s Sam Dingman

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs. We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equipment and software they use to get the job done. The list so far includes: I’m L...
Tags: TC, Podcasts, Tech, Sony, Npr, Alan, Neumann, Greenpoint, Ben Lindbergh, Jesse Thorn, Justin Richmond, Limewire, Gearslutz, Great River, How I Podcast, USB Skype

Microsoft Starts Showing Non-Removable Ads In Windows 10 Mail, Calendar Apps

As spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has started showing non-removable banner ads in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps. From the report: We last saw these ads in November last year, when Microsoft said they were an experiment. Then the ads only showed for those who were not Office 365 subscribers, but on this occasion, they are present for everyone and appear non-removable. The ads are not fixed -- when you read your Gmail if offers to let you read your Gmail on mobile, and for a...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, MSPoweruser Microsoft

How startups close their first big sales

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe Procopio is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent and built Intrepid Media. More posts by this contributor When to ditch that nightmare customer (before they kill your startup) No matter what your startup sells or who you’re selling it to, companies that survive —...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Social Networks, Yahoo, Marketing, Sales, Tech, Joe, Joe Procopio, Intrepid Media More

Need a new tablet? Here are the best Apple iPad deals for December 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Ipads, Computing, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, Apple deals, iPad deals

Google security engineer says she was fired for daring to remind Googlers they do indeed have labor rights

Web giant claims she broke rules with pro-union popup code – fellow techies reckon that's rubbish Google on Friday fired security engineer Kathryn Spiers after she created a Chrome popup notification reminding her colleagues that they have the "right to participate in protected concerted activities."…
Tags: Google, Software, Kathryn Spiers

Just Creative’s Most Popular Posts of 2019

Looking back on 2019, here are JUST Creative’s most popular posts and some interesting stats. Top 10 Posts of 2019 Top Laptops for Designers Logo Design & Branding Trends for 2019 (See 2020 logo trends) Best in-Ear Headphones Top Google Font Combinations Graphic Design Trends 2019 (See 2020 graphic design trends) Ultimate List of Logo Design Resources Design Conferences 2019 (See 2020 conferences) Best Serif Fonts for Logo Design Essential Graphic Design Tools 2019 Stats 5,400,000 Page View...
Tags: Google, Design, Just Creative, Top Posts

How I Podcast: Family Ghost’s Sam Dingman

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs. We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equipment and software they use to get the job done. The list so far includes: I’m L...
Tags: TC, Podcasts, Tech, Sony, Npr, Alan, Neumann, Greenpoint, Ben Lindbergh, Jesse Thorn, Justin Richmond, Limewire, Gearslutz, Great River, How I Podcast, USB Skype

How to change your Roku device's name, so you can identify it in apps and online

You can change your Roku device's name using a menu on the Roku website. If you have several Roku devices, you can rename them to make it easier to tell them apart. If you have multiple Roku devices of the same model, refer to the "About" menu on the Roku to see their serial numbers, so you can tell them apart when renaming them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you have more than one Roku device in your home, you've probably discovered that they are unhelpfully given na...
Tags: Google, Trends, Roku, Cbs, Alexa, Roku Every Roku

Disastrous NLRB Ruling Adds Another Hurdle for Tech Worker Organizing

Shortly after Google staffers engaged in the largest mass walkout at any tech firm in the United States, the company quietly lobbied the National Labor Relations Board in the hopes it would roll back a decision that safeguarded the only way protesters were able to organize that action as quickly as they did: email.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Caesars Entertainment, United States, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Alphabet

Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Upgradable Storage and Memory When Buying a New Computer?

davidwr writes: If you were going to buy a desktop or laptop computer, how important is it to be able to upgrade memory and storage after your purchase? Is not being able to upgrade an "automatic no-buy," assuming you can get a computer that meets your needs that is upgradeable? If not, would you be willing to pay a little more for upgradeability? A lot more? Personally, I like to keep computers 4-6 years, which means I prefer to buy an upgradeable machine then upgrade it after 2 or 3 years usin...
Tags: Tech

Xen Nerve Stimulator Set

Meant to stimulate the Vagus nerve (a regulatory bodily component that starts within the ear and runs through nearly every organ) while its user listens to music, this tech-forward set—which includes the Xen device, headphones, interchangeable earbuds, a display stand, and the necessary charging accessories—replaces typical listening devices. It connects via Bluetooth to your mobile device and streaming service and offers a proprietary in-ear treatment …
Tags: Wellness, Design, Technology, Headphones, Earbuds, Xen, Vagus Nerve, Neuvana

2019: the year podcasting broke

Like any burgeoning art form, podcasts have a complicated relationship with corporate America. The form’s appeal has long been its accessibility; for years, it’s been open to anyone with an idea, a little free time and a computer. The results haven’t always been stellar, but the medium’s potential is seemingly limitless. The exact beginnings of podcasting are difficult to pinpoint — that, naturally, has been the nature of plenty of IP lawsuits, as those involved early on lay claim to the ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Podcasts, Entertainment, America, Tech, Netflix, Pwc, Blue Apron, This American Life, Elle, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Digital Audio, Thurston Moore, Moore

Daring Foods will offer healthy, tasty plant-based chicken

Anyone who wants to eat a meatless burger has plenty of options — but what if you want to be a little healthier? Daring Foods will soon be offering an alternative, in the form of plant-based chicken made from five non-genetically modified ingredients — water, soy, sunflower oil, salt and natural flavoring (a mix of paprika, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, mace, cardamom). “We’re not here to be gimmick, we’re here to be part of your life every day,” said Daring Foods co-founder and CEO Ross Mackay. “Ther...
Tags: Food, Startups, New York, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Glasgow, Mackay, Seattle Food Tech, Rastelli, Ross Mackay, Rastelli Foods Group

Introducing our new column: Becky Jo’s Carfree Life

My 2nd grander and I when first trying out our new SUV. (Photos: Becky Jo) (Publisher’s Note: I’m excited to introduce our new Family Biking columnist Becky Jo. You can expect her posts every Tuesday. Enjoy! – Jonathan) Hi, I’m new here. Funny story, or at least I hope I’m able to laugh at it someday. My family has gone completely carfree. It seemed like a logical plan at the time. See, our family consists of two parental units, one kid down at PSU in the dorms, one kid in high school, one ki...
Tags: Google, Sport, Fbi, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Hillsboro, Burley, North Portland, CarMax, Becky Jo, Family Biking, Becky Jo's Carfree Life, Becky Jo Publisher, Becky Jo You

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