Apple said to launch UWB Airtags, new MacBooks, Powerbeats 4 and more in 2020

Popular Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report that has some interesting plans for Apple in the first half of 2020. The report claims Apple will release several new products including Ultra Wideband tags, high-end wireless headphones, a 4.7-inch iPhone SE successor, refreshed iPad Pro models, and refreshed MacBook Pro and/or MacBook Air models. The first half of 2020 looks to be exciting for Apple fans as the rumours point to a whole host of products being released. The heavily ru...
Tags: Apple, News, Blogging, Rumors, MacBook Air, Ming Chi Kuo, Apple Airtags, Apple Headphone rumors, Apple MacBook rumors, Apple rumours, MacBooks Powerbeats

Federal Circuit affirms Obviousness based upon General Knowledge of PHOSITA

by Dennis Crouch Philips v. Google & Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2020) Google & Microsoft teamed-up to challenge Phillips’ U.S. Patent 7,529,806 in an inter partes review (IPR).  The Board complied and cancelled claims 1-11 — finding the claimed quasi-streaming method unpatentably obvious.  On appeal here, the Federal Circuit has affirmed — adding important context to obviousness determinations based upon general knowledge. In KSR, the Supreme Court indicated that the obviousness analysis should consid...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Philips, AIA, Patent, Apple Inc, Sas, Fed, Board, Phillips, Google Microsoft, Federal Circuit, IPR, SMIL, Hua

IBM Names Arvind Krishna CEO, Replacing Ginni Rometty

An anonymous reader writes: IBM named Arvind Krishna as chief executive officer, replacing longtime CEO Virginia Rometty. Krishna, 57, is currently the head of IBM's cloud and cognitive software unit and was a principal architect of the company's purchase of Red Hat, which was completed last year. Rometty, 62, will continue as executive chairman and serve through the end of the year, when she will retire after almost 40 years with the company, IBM said in a statement Thursday. The shares rose ab...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Ibm, Slashdot, Microsoft Corp, Big Blue, Krishna, Jim Whitehurst, Wedbush Securities, Ginni Rometty, Sam Palmisano, Rometty, Amazonwebservices, Arvind Krishna, Moshe Katri, Virginia Rometty Krishna

Crowd Breaks into Singing Bon Jovi in the Park: The Power of Music in 46 Seconds

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Rome, Bon Jovi, Facebook Twitter, Pink Floyd Songs Right in Front, Singing Bon Jovi

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.3% YoY in 2019, Samsung leads with 21.6% share, HUAWEI surpasses Apple: Reports

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 1.1% year over year in Q4 2019, and it was down 2.3% YoY for the whole 2019, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a 368.8 million smartphones during Q4 2019, and the total shipments for 2019 was 1371 million. This is third consecutive year of falling shipments despite the launch of 5G and foldable phones. The overall decline was partly due to we...
Tags: Apple, News, China, Samsung, Blogging, Xiaomi, Huawei, Handsets, IDC Apple, Worldwide smartphone shipments, Worldwide smartphone shipments 2019

Rules of Participating in SCR888

SCR888 is a top online casino in Malaysia. It offers its customer’s casino games to take their casino experience to a whole new level. Some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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After Years of Playing Gclub, Here Are Some Essential Tips

Gclub is one of Asia’s most popular online casino gaming and sports betting sites. It offers you the opportunity to play and enjoy some of the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A New Feature at The Gate January 2020 Which I Am Both Embarrassed and Happy to Introduce

A new feature has been implemented here at The Gate which I am very happy to introduce — and yet embarrassed about it because this functionality should have been a part of The Gate since it returned to BoardingArea back on Friday, August 1, 2014. The new feature is simply... The post A New Feature at The Gate January 2020 Which I Am Both Embarrassed and Happy to Introduce appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Technology, The Gate weblog, BoardingArea

The Big Picture Presentation

I was recently working on some items in an Adobe Spark portfolio, when a quote on their homepage reminded me of the importance of having a big picture mindset. It said: “Sell a good night’s sleep; not a mattress. How can you connect your product or service to a universal emotion?” I thought, what a great way to think about presentations. What if we let our driving force be a universal emotion or goal rather than a product or policy? But how do we stop selling mattresses and start selling a good ...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Goals, Marketing, Selling, Big Picture, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Audience Analysis, Ends And Means, Ends Vs. Means

Experts give IBM's new CEO the thumbs up: He could be the 'heavyweight' the company needs to really compete with Amazon and Microsoft (IBM)

IBM's decision to name Arvind Krishna as its new CEO got the thumbs up from experts, who say the 29-year company veteran he has the technological chops and business savvy to lead the company. Krishna, who joined the company in 1990, will take over as CEO in April, replacing Ginni Rometty. Experts familiar with his record at IBM say he is an excellent choice to lead the company at a time when it is struggling to regain its luster in the tech world. "You need a heavyweight to compete with Satya ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Ibm, Sundar Pichai, Idc, Red Hat, Wang, Krishna, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Whitehurst, Amazon Microsoft

We Got Chatter: Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update & Fluctuations

Let me start off by saying that while there is a nice amount of chatter in the SEO community signaling some sort of Google update in the past few days, it is hard for me to be very confident because of all the changes Google made in the past week or so. But we do have chatter and some, not all, of the tools are showing changes as well.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Algorithm Updates

Lotus Evora GT410: Not Coming To America. But We Want It!

Lotus Evora GT410 billed as a more affordable and practical daily driver.Standard features include heated seats, satellite navigation, and Apple CarPlay. The new GT410 will compliment the GT410 Sport but won’t be available in the USA. Lotus, maker of all things light and wonderful, has just unveiled the new Evora GT410. Ah Lotus. See, I always said if they could just get some financial stability, they could do great things. And here we are with what is very definitely a great thing: the new L...
Tags: Apple, Usa, America, Ferrari, Autos, Michelin, Lotus, Stuttgart, Evora, Hethel, Lotus Evora, Car News, Tony Borroz, Sparco

Microsoft will now pay up to $20k for Xbox Live security exploits

Think you’ve found a glaring security hole in Xbox Live? Microsoft is interested. The company announced a new bug bounty program today, focused specifically on its Xbox Live network and services. Depending on how serious the exploit is and how complete your report is, they’re paying up to $20,000. Like most bug bounty programs, Microsoft is looking for pretty specific/serious security flaws here. Found a way to execute unauthorized code on Microsoft’s servers? They’ll pay for that. Keep getti...
Tags: Security, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Xbox Live

3 Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid In 2020

by Alex Shultz of Sure Oak To succeed in business, you have to market your business. But did you know that marketing doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive? In this digital age, you no longer need a team of experts and piles of cash to get your message out there. With the right mindset — and a little creativity — you can get more eyes on your company than ever. While many business owners know this, they often make some bonehead marketing mistakes — mistakes they could have easily avoide...
Tags: Google, Startups, Marketing, Online Marketing, Others, Alex Shultz, Power of Location Location, Sure Oak Alex

Facebook Stock Plummets 6 Percent After It Reported Fourth-Quarter Earnings, Wiping Out $30 Billion In Market Value

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: Facebook issued a disappointing quarterly report, sending its stock price down by 6%, reports CNBC. In the report, Facebook reported a 51% rise in expenses and "warned of advertising headwinds related to privacy and regulatory changes on the horizon, leading to slowing growth in the U.S. Facebook said privacy improvements on Apple's iPhones and Google's Android software could hurt its ability to target advertising." Here are the key numbers from Facebook's fourth-quarte...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Tech, Cnbc, FactSet, JustAnotherOldGuy, U S Facebook, Facebook Stock Plummets, Refinitiv Daily

The Complete List of All 117 Emoji Hitting Keyboards Later This Year

The start of a new year brings with it resolutions, aspirations, and, yes, emoji. Following the over 300 emoji introduced last year, Unicode just unveiled its list of 117 emoji hitting keyboards in 2020. Now, you might be wondering how many objects and animals are even left, but you'd be surprised. The new release includes a smiling face with a tear, two people hugging, and the already popular pinched fingers emoji, colloquially referred to as an "Italian hand gesture." In the animal kingdom, a ...
Tags: Apple, Religion, Tech News, Emoji, Unicode, Digital Life

E3 Organizer Says It's Tightened Security After Accidentally Doxxing Thousands of Attendees

The Electronic Software Association is introducing tighter security measures around press registration for E3, following an incident last year in which sensitive personal information belonging to thousands of journalists, YouTube creators, and Twitch streamers was made public. The Verge reports: A new blog post published today details updates to the conference and its "media registration process," which the company says "received a lot of attention this past summer." "Earning back your trust and...
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It Grows

Evil had a great holiday season: Amazon now has over 150 million Prime subscribers, the company announced in Q4 2019 numbers released on Thursday. The massive growth numbers sent the company’s market cap surging to over $1 trillion and made CEO Jeff Bezos an estimated $13.2 billion in a matter of minutes.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, E Commerce, It Feeds

117 Emoji Are Coming, Including a Mirror, Magic Wand, and the Already-Popular Pinched Fingers

The start of a new year brings with it resolutions, aspirations, and, yes, emoji. Following the over 300 emoji introduced last year, Unicode just unveiled its list of 117 emoji hitting keyboards in 2020. Now, you might be wondering how many objects and animals are even left, but you'd be surprised. The new release includes a smiling face with a tear, two people hugging, and the already popular pinched fingers emoji, colloquially referred to as an "Italian hand gesture." In the animal kingdom, a ...
Tags: Apple, Religion, Tech News, Emoji, Unicode, Digital Life

Tesla Posts Its First Annual Profit

140Mandak262Jamuna writes: Tesla announced its 2019 Fourth Quarter results. "Expectations were high this quarter after Tesla destroyed earnings expectations with surprisingly high profits last quarter. Today, Tesla announced that it made $7.384 billion in revenue and it reported surprising profits of $2.14 per share (Non-GAAP) in Q4 2019 -- over expectations for both revenue and earnings. The automaker continues to improve its financial position with strong results and increased its cash positio...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, GAAP, S3 Partners

Study of YouTube Comments Finds Evidence of Radicalization Effect

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube's platform is playing a role in radicalizing users via exposure to far-right ideologies. The study, carried out by researchers at Switzerland's Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, found evidence that users who engaged with a middle ground of extreme right-wing content migrated to comme...
Tags: Tech, Barcelona, Switzerland, Brazil, Lausanne, IDW, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Parnas’ Disclosure To House Intel Committee Throws Wrench Into Criminal Case

NEW YORK — Tempers flared at a Thursday hearing in the prosecution of Lev Parnas, as an attorney for the former friend of Rudy Giuliani’s was accused of ethical misconduct. The hearing, held in Manhattan federal court, dealt with two issues sparked by Parnas’s ongoing campaign to transfer evidence in his case to the House Intelligence Committee. The first issue came up after Manhattan federal prosecutors tried to block Parnas from transferring his iCloud account, which they had gained access ...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, House, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Federal Election Commission, Southern District of New York, Blanche, Bondy, Parnas, Paul Oetken, Impeachment, SDNY, Oetken

Meet IBM's new ceo, who spearheaded the $34 billion purchase of Red Hat as part of a master plan towards conquering a $1 trillion market (IBM)

Arvind Krishna, the new CEO of IBM, joined the tech giant in 1990 when it was an iconic and dominant player in enterprise tech. When he takes over as CEO in April, Krishna will be leading a company that's been described as a tech dinosaur.  The nearly 109-year-old tech company has struggled to adapt to the rise of the cloud, where it has been outpaced by stronger rivals led by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Krishna has been spearheading IBM's counteroffensive, which is focused on taking on hyb...
Tags: Google, Trends, Ibm, Watson, Red Hat, Business Insider, Google IBM, Krishna, Amazon Microsoft, Ginni Rometty, Rometty, Arvind Krishna, Ginni, Red Hat Krishna

Google Launches SOS Alert For Searches Related to Coronavirus via @MattGSouthern

Google has activated an SOS alert in search results for queries related to the coronavirus outbreak.The post Google Launches SOS Alert For Searches Related to Coronavirus via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Digital Experience

Amazon quietly publishes its latest transparency report

Just as Amazon was basking in the news of a massive earnings win, the tech giant quietly published — as it always does — its latest transparency report, revealing a slight dip in the number of government demands for user data. It’s a rarely seen decline in the number of demands received by a tech company during a year where almost every other tech giant — including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — all saw an increase in the number of demands they receive. Only Apple reported a declin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Security, Government, Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, Tech, Law Enforcement, Computing, Department Of Justice, Cloud Services, Justice Department, Amazon Web Services, Transparency Report, Facebook Google Microsoft, Cloud Infrastructure

Job Search Decoding: How to Beat the ATS (Applicant Tracking System)

An applicant tracking system, also known as ATS, is a software solution that takes care of your recruitment needs electronically. Many SMBs and large organizations prefer investing in the ATS system for automating and accelerating their hiring process. Though an Read more… The post Job Search Decoding: How to Beat the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Seo, Software, Innovation, Job Search, B2b, Digital Marketing, Applicant Tracking System

‘There Are Sensible Voices That Are Emerging,’ How Scientists Are Using Social Media to Counter Coronavirus Misinformation

As a new form of coronavirus continues to infect a growing number of people around the world, medical professionals, scientists and big tech giants are fighting the spread of another contagion — misinformation. Just like a virus, it can be difficult to contain and many working in medical and scientific fields are using the very tools used to spread misinformation to counter it. Though so much misinformation is spread on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Se...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, China, Uncategorized, West Africa, Who, Watson, Infectious Disease, The Washington Post, Wuhan, Ho, Facebook Twitter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

How to perform a reverse image search in Android or iOS

You can use Google to search, and reverse search, images on a PC, but here's how to do it in Android and iOS.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Tier 4

Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2020 takes an NRO payload to orbit

Update: Successful lift-off and orbit achieved! Rocket Lab’s first mission of the year, and 11th commercial flight overall, is planned to take off this afternoon from New Zealand and bring a payload from the National Reconnaissance Office to orbit. You can watch the launch, “Birds of a Feather,” right here. The mission, which was only announced 10 days ago, is also known as NROL-151, and was awarded under a new NRO effort to “explore what the tiny rocket marketplace can provide for us,” as di...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, New Zealand, Sapp, National Reconnaissance Office, Electron, Rocket Lab, Betty Sapp, Lars Hoffman, Rapid Acquisition

Delivery Apps Keep Adding Restaurants Without Their Consent

Several delivery services, including Postmates, Seamless, Grubhub, and DoorDash, are offering food from restaurants without their explicit permission. "The delivery apps pull up restaurant menus listed online, from which customers make their selections, and couriers working for the apps place orders on their behalf," reports Eater. "The process essentially inserts third-party apps as middlemen into a service many restaurants say they want control over, or wish to opt out of entirely." From the r...
Tags: Google, Tech, Philadelphia, GrubHub, Tiffin, Postmates Seamless Grubhub, San Francisco Grubhub, Counter Grubhub, Tiffin Indian Cuisine

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