Interconnecting Products And Ecosystems

This is arguably the most exciting time – ever – to be in business. We are experiencing sweeping changes worldwide that are affecting business today in ways that we have never seen before—and providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Furthermore, the speed and magnitude of the change is unprecedented – the dissemination of information via the internet has fundamentally changed the way firms compete and win. To illustrate, contemplate the following: In less than five years, RIM (now BlackBer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Samsung, Bill Gates, Ibm, Watson, Airbnb, Starbucks, Branding, Local Motors, Product Marketing, da Vinci Vanderbilt, Zipcar Olli, Skype Friendster, William Putsis

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Update, GoogleBot Name, Google Search Console & Bing Webmaster Tools

This week, I covered another unconfirmed Google search algorithm update. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report. Google said the new GoogleBot user agent name is live...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Buzz Video Round Recap, GoogleBot

Customer Buys Used Tesla, Tesla Then Remotely Deletes His Autopilot and Self-Driving Features

I'm currently in the market for a used pickup truck for the farm, and seeking something that's 4WD. Imagine that I buy one--and then the original manufacturer decides to magically delete the 4WD capability because I didn't pay full sticker.That's essentially happened to a guy named Alec, but with Autopilot rather than 4WD. As told by Jalopnik, a fellow named Alec purchased a used 2017 Tesla Model S (presumably at less than sticker) equipped with both Enhanced Autopilot and Tesla's Self-Driving f...
Tags: Design, Cars, Tech, Tesla, ALEC, Jalopnik, Jason Torchinsky, Tesla Tesla

Scientists Discover Virus With No Recognizable Genes

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Viruses are some of the most mysterious organisms on Earth. They're among the world's tiniest lifeforms, and because none can survive and reproduce without a host, some scientists have questioned whether they should even be considered living things. Now, scientists have discovered one that has no recognizable genes, making it among the strangest of all known viruses. But how many viruses do we really know? Another group has just discovered thou...
Tags: Tech, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Jonatas Abrahao, Belo Horizonte Abrahao, Yaravirus Yara, Yaravirus

UPDATED - WRONG: Google: Nofollow Hint Ranking Change Has Not Been Worked On Yet

Gary Illyes from Google said at PubCon yesterday that yes, Google may start to decide to use nofollow links for ranking but the work on that from the engineering team has not yet begun. Google originally said they would make this change after March 1, 2020 but I guess it might be delayed a bit?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, Pubcon

Samsung Galaxy S20: Everything we know ahead of Galaxy Unpacked

The Samsung Galaxy S20 will likely be launched at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked. Here's everything we know so far.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Unpacked 2020

Operation Blazing Sword Adds Chris Cheng to Board

Chris Cheng, History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 Champion, joins Operation Blazing Sword/Pink Pistols Board of Directors. Chris Cheng Daytona Beach, Florida – -( Operation Blazing Sword is adding its newest member, Chris Cheng, to the Board of Directors. Cheng made his name winning History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 competition in 2012, earning a $100,000 cash prize and the title of “Top Shot”. He later became a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops in the 3-gun competition...
Tags: Google, Guns, US, History Channel, Nra, San Francisco California, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Cheng, Daytona Beach Florida, Shooting Media News, Erin Palette, Chris Cheng, Outreach Committee, Operation Blazing Sword, Chris Cheng History Channel

Alienware’s new gaming mouse looks like a peripheral from the periphery of the universe

If you want to see form explorations at their best, you better either look at transportation design, or at computer mice. The computer mouse, which has evolved so much since its debut in 1964, still pretty much does the same thing, but has seen improvements in function and evolutions in form that make it a great form-study product. Mice are almost always designed to be ergonomic, but they can be as basic-looking as Apple’s Magic Mouse, to absurd-yet-comfortable like the Logitech MX Vertical, o...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Games, Design, Gaming mouse, Logitech, Desktops, Dell, Alienware, Laptops, Product Design, Alienware Dell, AV610M

Los Angeles-based SureSale is developing an independent certification service for used cars

Donny Hall, the chief executive and co-founder of the used car certification service, SureSale, knows used cars. The serial entrepreneur built and sold a previous business, CarSure, which was an insurance plan for vehicle repairs. After selling that business in 2017 to Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Hall decided that his next venture would be to take on the used car industry’s dominant source for historical information about a vehicle — Carfax . His Santa Monica, Calif.-based SureSale has rai...
Tags: TC, California, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Transport, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Director, Upfront Ventures, Background Checks, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Calif, Carfax

Massive Building Fire Threatens Worldwide Vinyl Record Production

Apollo Masters, one of two plants in the world that manufacture lacquers that are imperative to the process of making vinyl records, sustained a major fire yesterday and burned down. Loudwire reports: The Desert Sun confirmed that the fire began in the 15,000-square-foot building at 8am Feb. 6. There were multiple explosions reported, and 82 firefighters responded to the scene. The company posted a statement on their website addressing the event, as well as the uncertainty of its future: "To all...
Tags: Japan, Tech, MDC, Loudwire

Board Question #92889: So the 100 Hour Board has been around for a ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,So the 100 Hour Board has been around for a long time. Many enlightened boarders have answered many imponderable questions. I wanted to know how you guys got onto the board? Is it a duel, a trial by ordeal, a Chubby Bunny contest with the existing members? What's your story?Curiously yours,-Rapier Tapir A: Dear Rapier Tapir, Absolute bribery. With a bit of blackmailing.  It all started when I stumbled across the Board again after over 12 years since my sibling wrote for ...
Tags: Google, BYU, Board, Tipperary, Gim, Jacques Torres, Kim Possible, Goldie Rose, Ardilla Feroz Becoming a Board

Facebook’s Twitter account compromised, hacker group claims credit

There’s this brilliant feeling on Fridays if you’re a reporter when you think that all the things you have to write about are complete. You kickstart some work for Monday. Maybe you tighten up a to-do list. Hell, you might even read some email. But then on Fridays like today, something eye-catching happens and the Great Content Gods demand written sacrifice and here we are. Facebook’s Twitter main page and Messenger were temporarily vandalized by a person or persons claiming to be from the...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Austin, Niantic, Zack Whittaker, Khoros, Khoros Khoros

FCC Moves To Free Up Spectrum For Potential Cellphone Service

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Federal Communications Commission will pay a group of satellite companies billions of dollars to upend their operations so a valuable swath of the radio spectrum can be used for cellphone service (Source: paywalled; alternative source), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. The telecom regulator said he plans to propose $3 billion to $5 billion of compensation for reasonable relocation costs and another $9.7 billion of accelerated payme...
Tags: Fcc, Washington, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Intelsat SA, Ajit Pai, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, SES SA

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs. S20 Plus: Do you go regular or large?

The Unpacked event from Samsung showcases its fresh batch of smartphones. Here, we compare the S20 and the S20 Plus.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Whoa, France. Take it easy. Wow. You're out of control. Fining Apple 55 minutes of revenue for secretly slowing down iPhones? Maniaques!

Prenez-vous les cartes de crédit? asks Tim Cook as he prepares to personally expense this trifling €25m On Friday, the French government fined Apple €25m for slowing down certain iPhone models to preserve battery life, a practice the Cupertino idiot-tax operation acknowledged back in 2017 following complaints about undocumented processor throttling.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Tim Cook, Cupertino

The best Google Home tips, tricks, and Easter eggs for 2020

What can you do with Google Home? Here are tips to help you make the most of your smart speaker or display.
Tags: Google, Home, Trends, Other, Tips, Tricks, Smart Home, Easter Eggs, Google Assistant, Google Home, Tier 4

Digital Trends Live: Continuing coronavirus effects, HBO Max gets Friends

On this Digital Trends Live, we break down top tech stories, including the ongoing impact of the coronavirus.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Trends, Tesla, Apple TV, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, HBO Max, Coronavirus

Tesla Remotely Disables Autopilot On Used Model S After It Was Sold

little1973 shares a report from The Verge: Tesla has remotely disabled driver assistance features on a used Model S after it was sold to a customer. The company now claims that the owner of the car, who purchased it from a third-party dealer -- a dealer who bought it at an auction held by Tesla itself -- "did not pay" for the features and therefore is not eligible to use them. The features were enabled when the dealer bought the car, and they were advertised as part of the package when the car w...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, ALEC, Jalopnik

Facebook's Twitter account was hijacked by the same group that hacked a bunch of NFL accounts (TWTR, FB)

Facebook's Twitter account was briefly hijacked by the hacking collective OurMine on Friday afternoon. A back-and-forth tussle for control between the hacking collective and Facebook resulted in a series of rapidly posted-then-deleted tweets. OurMine has a history of hacking the social media accounts of high-profile individuals, teams and companies: it hacked the Twitter accounts of 15 NFL teams at the end of January.  Twitter confirmed the hack to Business Insider, and said the accounts were ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, NFL, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Jack Dorsey, Business Insider Facebook, Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook s Twitter, Jane Manchung Wong, Sundar Pichai Facebook

A Better Way to Embed PDF Documents in Web Pages

How do you embed a PDF document into your website for inline viewing? One popular option is that you upload the PDF file to an online storage service, something like Google Drive or Microsoft’s OneDrive, make the file public and then copy-paste the IFRAME code provided by these services to quickly embed the document in any website.Here’s a sample PDF embed code for Google Drive that works across all browsers. < iframe frameborder = " 0 " scrolling = " no " width = " 64...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Seo, Archives, Pdf, Better Way, Embed, Adobe View SDK

Wuhan coronavirus leads Ericsson, LG, Google, Apple, and others to suspend employee travel as WHO declares global health emergency (AAPL, FB)

Ericsson, LG, Apple, Google, and other major tech companies have restricted employee travel in response the coronavirus outbreak. The virus has killed more than 100 people and spread to at least 18 countries, prompting many to warn against travel to China. Companies with a presence in China are halting business travel as a precaution. Here are the ones who have confirmed travel restrictions so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ericsson and LG have both announced they wi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Cook, Microsoft, Cdc, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Tim Cook, Who, World Health Organization, Airbnb, Lg, Foxconn

Shadow's Cancelled Nevada Caucus App Had Errors, Too

New submitter em1ly writes: A source familiar with the Nevada version of the error-ridden Iowa caucus app spoke to Motherboard about even more issues with the app. From the report: "After logging into the app, users were presented with a dashboard letting them submit how many caucus attendees they wished to add for each candidate, according to the app. A pop-up then asked, 'Are you sure you want to submit the first alignment? Please ensure all in-person participant counts are correct before conf...
Tags: Tech, Iowa, Nevada, Nevada Democrats, Nevada Democratic Party, Cancelled Nevada Caucus

10 Blue Light Glasses That Will Save Your Eyes From Hours of Screen Time

In 2020, most people are spending an enormous chunk of their days staring at screens. Whether you're always on your laptop or glued to your phone, all that light exposure can't be good for your eyes. Enter blue light glasses. They're the kind of thing you didn't know you needed, but once you have them, they're never coming off. I've been wearing my pair for a little over a year now; they're the first thing I put on when I get to my desk every morning, and they've made my 5 p.m. dry eye go away ...
Tags: Glasses, Religion, Tech, Health and Wellness, Digital Life, Screen Time, Healthy Living Tips

Chip Industry Had Worst Sales Year Since Dot-Com Bubble Burst

The semiconductor industry last year suffered its worst annual slump in almost two decades, hurt by a trade war between the largest chip producer, the U.S., and the largest consumer, China. Bloomberg reports: Revenue fell 12% to $412 billion in 2019, the Semiconductor Industry Association said Monday in a statement. That's the biggest drop since 2001, when industry sales slumped 32% as the dot-com bubble burst. The rate of decline last year abated with sales growing slightly in the fourth quarte...
Tags: China, Americas, Tech, Sia, China Bloomberg, Semiconductor Industry Association

White House reportedly aims to double AI research budget to $2B

The White House is pushing to dedicate an additional billion dollars to fund artificial intelligence research, effectively doubling the budget for that purpose outside of Defense Department spending, Reuters reported today, citing people briefed on the plan. Investment in quantum computing would also receive a major boost. The 2021 budget proposal would reportedly increase AI R&D funding to nearly $2 billion, and quantum to about $860 million, over the next two years. The U.S. is engaged in what...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, China, Tech, Nasa, Defense Department, Trump, Reuters, SBIR, Small Business Innovation Research, National Labs

As its fundraising lags, SoftBank’s second Vision Fund could be near-sighted

SoftBank, the technology conglomerate that transformed the venture capital industry and made waves in the technology world with its $100 billion Vision Fund, may not be able to repeat the performance or sustain its revolutionary approach to tech investing, . According to the Journal, SoftBank may only be able to raise half of the $108 billion target it had set for its sequel to the Vision Fund — with most of that money coming from the Japanese company itself. Big backers like the Saudi Arabi...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi, Masayoshi Son, Michelle Horn, Mubadala Investment Co, WeWork SoftBank, Vision Fund, Michael Ronen, David Thevenon, Journal SoftBank, ParkJockey Nuro, GM Cruise Ronen

500 People Will Get Ten Day Clinical Trial for Antiviral Drug Versus Coronavirus

Doctors in Washington State gave remdesivir (Gilead antiviral drug) to the first coronavirus patient in the United States last week after his condition worsened and pneumonia developed when he’d been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, United States, Innovation, Washington State, Gilead

[Videos] Writing Title, META Descriptions, Keywords, and URLs

This blog post contains 5 videos that contain the following: Many examples of how to properly write the title tag for SEO An example of how to properly write the META Description tag for SEO Does your website’s SEO still rely on the META Keywords tag? Some examples of how to manage an SEO-friendly URL structure With the help of Yoast SEO Plugin (for WordPress CMS), you can write and edit the SEO title tags and META description tags by yourself without the help of your website designer or the ...
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Catching up with B Capital, the fast-growing firm founded by Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly

B Capital Group, formed in in 2015 by Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, formerly of Bain Capital, has been quietly building its business since closing its first fund with $360 million in capital commitments, anchored by the management consulting giant Boston Consulting Group. Already the firm, which is investing out of its second $410 million fund, employs 50 people and we hear a much bigger fund could be coming. Among its newest additions is a general partner, Rashmi Gopinath,...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Indonesia, California, Singapore, India, San Francisco, Tech, Bird, South America, Seattle, Bain Capital

The star Apple engineer behind its Swift programming language just left Google and went to a new job at hot AI startup SiFive

In January, the legendary former Apple engineer Chris Lattner left Google and joined the artificial intelligence chip startup SiFive Lattner is now serving as senior vice president of platform engineering at SiFive, an AI chip startup. Lattner is most famous for creating Apple's popular iOS programming language Swift. After leaving Apple in 2017, he served a short stint at Tesla and then worked at Google for two and a half years, working on TensorFlow, the popular open source AI framework crea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Nasa, Amd, Swift, Chris, Lattner, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Swift Lattner, Sutter Hill Ventures Spark Capital, Naveed Sherwani, Samsung Venture

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