Lightspeed leads Laiye’s $42M round to bet on Chinese enterprise IT

Laiye, a Chinese startup that offers robotic process automation services to several major tech firms in the nation and government agencies, has raised $42 million in a new funding round as it looks to scale its business. The new financing round, Series C, was co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lightspeed China Partners. Cathay Innovation, which led the startup’s Series B+ round and Wu Capital, which led the Series B round, also participated in the new round. China has been the hub for ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Enterprise, Microsoft, China, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Gartner, Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia, Lightspeed, Natural Language Processing, RPA, UiPath

Derek Rae interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

The Heart of The Game is a brand-new weekly podcast featuring interviews with the studio talent, commentators, players and coaches that bring us the beautiful game. Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, the latest episode features an interview with commentator Derek Rae. During the interview, Derek shares: • The meaning of football romanticism, • The lengths he takes to immerse himself in a local culture, • Memories of calling the recent Women’s World Cup tournament, • Where his love for Germany and the Bun...
Tags: Google, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Derek, Derek Rae, Nate Abaurrea

Pardon the Intrusion #11: No more passwords

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Here’s a double dose of good news for those who value their personal device security. (So, hopefully everyone.) First off, Google has open-sourced its security key technology, allowing anyone to build their own hardware security key for the strongest level of two-factor authentication (2FA). Because, as we all know, SMS is ...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Newsletter

New California Bill Proposes $1,000-a-Month Universal Basic Income

1 out of 8 Americans live in California. Now a proposed California law "would provide most adults in the state with a universal basic income of $1,000 per month, similar to the proposed plan of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang," reports Newsweek: The California Universal Basic Income (UBI) Program was Funding the program with a value-added tax has been blasted by some who believe such a tax would disproportionately burden the poor. Concerns have also been raised over potentially forc...
Tags: California, Tech, Yang, Andrew Yang, New California Bill Proposes, California Universal Basic Income UBI Program

Google & Other Search Engines Found Indexing Links to Private WhatsApp Groups via @MattGSouthern

It has been discovered that search engines, including Google, are indexing invites to private groups on WhatsApp.The post Google & Other Search Engines Found Indexing Links to Private WhatsApp Groups via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo

What happens if a pandemic hits?

What happens if a Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? It’s time to at least start asking that question. What will the repercussions be, if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize, and travel? Don’t get all disaster-movie here. Some people seem to have the notion that a pandemic will mean shutting down borders, building walls, canceling all air travel, and quarantining entire nations, indefinitely. That is entirely incorrect. Containment attempts can slow down...
Tags: TC, Opinion, Tech, Harvard, Bill, Basel, Don, Bern, Kai Kupferschmidt, Marc Lipsitch, Helen Branswell, Peter Sandman, Jody Lanard, Josh Michaud, Bill Hanage, Harvard Johns Hopkins

BharatPe raises $75M to help Indian merchants accept digital payments and secure working capital

BharatPe, a New Delhi-based startup that is enabling hundreds of thousands of merchants to accept digital payments for the first time and also providing them with access to working capital, has raised $75 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its business in the nation. The Series C round for the one-and-a-half-year-old startup was led by New York-headquartered hedge fund Coatue Management and existing investor Palo Alto-based fintech investor Ribbit Capital . VC firm Amplo,...
Tags: Apps, Asia, New York, India, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, World Bank, Payments, New Delhi, UPI, Online Lending, Freecharge, Ribbit Capital, Coatue Management, Insight Partners

12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified Lightning Chargers With Lifetime Warranty From Just $20.60 From Amazon!

4″ 12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified Lightning Chargers: $20.60 10′ 12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified Lightning Chargers: $43.19 3′ 12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified Lightning Chargers: $43.93   Backed by an AmazonBasics lifetime warranty Apple MFi certified charging and syncing cable for your Apple devices Apple MFi certification ensures complete charge and […]
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Forbes Criticizes Airbnb 'Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave'

"So this is creepy," writes a Forbes cybersecurity reporter, saying Airbnb "has put aside the stories of hosts secretly spying on guests" to promote a new line of devices Forbes calls "surveillance bugs to make sure guests behave." Vice reports: As part of its "party prevention" campaign, the home-sharing service is offering discounts on devices designed to alert hosts when there's an irregular level of noise in their homes... An email I received on Thursday from Airbnb (I've occasionally re...
Tags: Tech, Airbnb, Forbes, Evan Greer

Google Detects Edge Users Visiting Its Sites, Urges Them to Switch to Chrome

In Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser, Chrome's extensions "work as good as they work on Chrome browsers," argues the MS Power User blog. But guess what happens when you use Edge to visit Chrome's "Web Store" for downloading extensions? According to Google, internet users should use Google Chrome instead of Microsoft Edge if they want to use browser extensions securely. On visiting the Chrome web store on Microsoft Edge, you'll be displayed a banner with a yellow background color saying "G...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Chrome Google

Google Chrome Update Introduces a New Type of Privacy Concern via @MattGSouthern

Google Chrome’s latest update is under scrutiny for what has the potential to be major privacy concern.The post Google Chrome Update Introduces a New Type of Privacy Concern via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Web Development, Seo

Rallyhood exposed a decade of users’ private data

Rallyhood says it’s “private and secure.” But for some time, it wasn’t. The social network designed to help groups communicate and coordinate left one of its cloud storage buckets containing user data open and exposed. The bucket, hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), was not protected with a password, allowing anyone who knew the easily-guessable web address access to a decade’s worth of user files. Rallyhood boasts users from Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and Komen, Habitat for Humanities, a...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Social, Verizon, Cloud, Cloud Storage, Tech, Computing, Social Network, TechCrunch, YMCA, Yahoo Groups, Rallyhood, Komen Habitat for Humanities, Chris Alderson

Influencer Arrests, Sea Eagles Torturing Bats and HIV Drugs to Treat Coronavirus: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

I don’t know about you all, but I never win anything when I enter Instagram giveaways or contests. I’ve often wondered if anyone really does or whether they’re all scams. Although I don’t know the answer to that question, I do know that there’s now at least one less scammer on Instagram. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science Fiction, Science, Instagram, Hiv, Exercise, Adsense, Pluto, Oracle, Dark Matter, Morbius, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus

New $300 Kitchen Playset For Children Includes Amazon's Alexa

"Kids can play with Alexa in their very own $300 pretend kitchen and grocery store," CNET reports, "with the Amazon voice assistant dishing out cooking advice, shopping help and plenty of goofy toddler humor." The Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen and Market, from toymaker KidKraft, is making its debut at this weekend's New York Toy Fair... It uses a mix of RFID sensors and Bluetooth to tell Alexa which pretend food items kids are buying and cooking... Alexa speaks only when a sensor on the play set is activ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Tech, Cnet, Alexa, Tom, Engadget, Kidkraft, Children Includes Amazon, Alexa Kitchen

Activision Fights 'Call of Duty' Leaks With Subpoenas to Reddit

Gizmodo shares the saga of a now-deleted video claiming to show Call of Duty's new "battle royale" mode: The YouTube video, initially posted by a user who goes by TheGamingRevoYT, was slammed with a copyright claim and ripped from the platform. Meanwhile, other gamers noticed that Reddit posts and Twitter threads even mentioning the upcoming release were being taken down for "copyright infringement." Last week, when one Redditor found a leak of what appeared to be the cover art for the new game...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Reddit, Gizmodo, TorrentFreak Activision

How do we connect a child to technology?

We are now onto the fifth short story of nine in Ted Chiang’s collection Exhalations. This one is a very short one at only a couple of pages, but despite its brief length, it explores some of the most fundamental issues facing us as a society today: technology, children, love, and the meaning of connection as all these elements fuse together. It was not my favorite story so far, but it is certainly interesting, especially in light of the previous short story Lifecycle of Software Objects (whi...
Tags: Science Fiction, Book Review, Tech, Reddit, Ted Chiang, Edmund, Lionel, Dacey, Chiang, Reginald, Nanny Chiang, Edmund So, Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling Some, Truth of Fact the Truth

Would Star Trek's Transporters Kill and Replace You?

schwit1 quotes Syfy Wire: There is, admittedly, some ambiguity about precisely how Trek's transporters work. The events of some episodes subtly contradict events in others. The closest thing to an official word we have is the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, which states that when a person enters a transporter, they are scanned by molecular imaging scanners that convert a person into a subatomically deconstructed matter stream. That's all a fancy-pants way of saying it takes you ...
Tags: Tech

China Roundup: Amid coronavirus, tech firms offer ways to maintain China’s lifeblood

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The coronavirus outbreak is posing a devastating impact on people’s life and the economy in China, but there’s a silver lining that the epidemic might have benefited a few players in the technology industry as the population remains indoors. The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus that infected thousands and killed hu...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Digital, Tech, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Facial Recognition, Jack Ma, Shenzhen, Taobao, Chinese New Year, Hubei, Lark

Oracle's Allies Against Google Include Scott McNealy and America's Justice Department

America's Justice Department "has filed a brief in support of Oracle in its Supreme Court battle against Google over whether Java should have copyright protection," reports ZDNet: The Justice Department filed its amicus brief to the Supreme Court this week, joining a mighty list of briefs from major tech companies and industry luminaries — including Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun, which Oracle bought in 2010, acquiring Sun-built Java in the process. While Microsoft, IBM and others have backed...
Tags: Apple, Google, Supreme Court, America, Tech, Internet Association, Sun, Dell, Java, Oracle, Justice Department, EMC, Linus Torvalds, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Glueck, Center for Democracy and Technology

Where to download older firmware?

Hi, I tried to find it on my own but didn't work. I have the Onyx Nova Pro updated and it really runs slow. Want to try first to flash the last firmware again, and maybe this way will run more fluent, and if not go two versions backwards, when I was happy with what I got. Any link to a Google drive/ftp archive? Thanks
Tags: Google, Books, Onyx Boox

Investors and startups are seeking ways to entertain and protect kids online

As streaming services like HBO Max, Netflix and Disney+ plus vie for subscription dollars and YouTube, Xumo, Kanopy, Tubi TV, Vudu and Pluto TV try to take more ad revenue from traditional television, entertainment for kids — and the tech tools that manage their screen time — are becoming more important. On the streaming side, Netflix has been marshaling its resources for months, poaching talent like Chris Nee, creator of the “Doc Mcstuffins” Disney Channel series, Naketha Mattocks (“The D...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Media, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Pocket watch, Streaming Services, Subscription Services, Disney Channel, Pluto TV, Superawesome, Kapor Capital, YouTube Facebook, Dentsu

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold: Which is right for you?

Keen to try out one of the new folding phones? Which do you pick? We compare the Galaxy Fold and the Z Flip.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Spec Comparison, Folding Phones, Foldable Screen, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

What does your eyewear and this futuristic keyboard have in common? The acetate!

There’s something so futuristic about Tim Zarki’s Lapis Keyboard. One look at it, and it’s like none of the other conventional keyboards on the market, even though there’s no stark difference to other keyboards. The secret probably lies in the fact that Zarki used machined acetate to create the keyboard. You might be familiar with machined acetate, as it’s commonly used in the production of eyewear. But to craft a keyboard? Not a very common usage of it.The machined acetate was used to manufactu...
Tags: Design, Technology, Mechanical Keyboard, Product Design, Tim Zarki, Lapis Keyboard, Zarki

Interactive Web Site Tracks the Global Spread of the Coronavirus: Created and Supported by Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins has created an interactive website that tracks the spread of the coronavirus around the globe. The site is updated daily, if not several times per day. And it shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the globe (along with the precise location on a map), the number of people who have recovered from the virus, and the total number who have perished. With the report today that Italy has seen coronavirus spike from 3 cases, to 132 155, in a matter of days, it does look l...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Cdc, College, Italy, Johns Hopkins, Facebook Twitter, WHO CDC ECDC NHC

Sensors are the next big thing in space, not starships

Understanding the opportunities available in the space industry — especially for early-stage companies and new founders — isn’t easy. The pool of people who have deep aerospace technical expertise isn’t huge, and like any community that requires a high degree of specialist knowledge, it’s a tightly-knit field that relies on social connections. But space is increasingly opening up, and we’ve already reached a point where the most valuable new entrants might come from industries that aren’t specif...
Tags: Tech, Faa, Kepler, Bessemer, Hatch, Proton, Astra, Rocket Lab, Tess Hatch

Safari Will Stop Trusting Certs Older Than 13 Months

"Safari will, later this year, no longer accept new HTTPS certificates that expire more than 13 months from their creation date..." writes the Register. Long-time Slashdot reader nimbius shares their report: The policy was unveiled by the iGiant at a Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/Browser) meeting on Wednesday. Specifically, according to those present at the confab, from September 1, any new website cert valid for more than 398 days will not be trusted by the Safari browser and inst...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Slashdot, Safari Apple, Certification Authority Browser Forum CA Browser

How Apple Makes Its Money

Apple is a brand with instant name recognition. And this recognition is responsible for making it the first U.S. publicly traded company to reach a market value of one trillion dollars. How Apple Makes Its Money So, how does Apple make its money? A new infographic from SellYourMac asks this very same question. Apple has multiple streams of revenue, but the iPhone generates the lion’s share of the company’s income. This is the breakdown of net sales for 2019: iPhone – $142,381 Mac – $25,740 i...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Steve Jobs, Americas, Sales, Asia Pacific, Small Business News, U S Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, SellYourMac, 288 Greater China

Flat-Earth Daredevil Mad Mike Hughes Dies in Homemade Rocket Launch

"He was working on a TV show, Homemade Astronauts, when his craft crashed in the California desert," reports NBC. Four different Slashdot readers shared the news. NBC News reports: Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes died Saturday when a homemade rocket he was attached to launched but quickly dove to earth in the California desert. The stunt was apparently part of a forthcoming television show, "Homemade Astronauts," that was scheduled to debut later this year on Discovery Inc.'s Science Channel. Di...
Tags: Nbc, California, Nbc News, Tech, Slashdot, Mike Hughes, Mojave, Discovery Inc s Science Channel Discovery

FizzBuzz 2.0: Pragmatic Programming Questions For Software Engineers

A former YC partner co-founded a recruiting company for technical hiring, and one of its software engineers is long-time Slashdot reader compumike. He now writes: Like the decade-old Fizz Buzz Test, there are some questions that are trivial for anyone who can build software at a professional level, but are likely to stump anyone who can't hack it. I analyzed the data from over 100,000 programmers to reveal how five multiple-choice questions easily separate the real software engineers from the re...
Tags: Tech, Triplebyte, Mike

American Lawmakers Launch Investigations Into Ring's Police Deals

A U.S. Congressional subcommittee is now "pursuing a deeper understanding of how Ring's partnerships with local and state law enforcement agencies mesh with the constitutional protections Americans enjoy against unbridled police surveillance," reports Gizmodo: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy, is seeking to learn why, in more than 700 jurisdictions, police have signed contracts that surrender control over what city...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Tech, Ars Technica, House, Gizmodo, Alexa, U S Congressional, Subcommittee, Raja Krishnamoorthi, House Oversight and Reform, House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Federal Trade Commission the Department of Justice

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