Vice President Mike Pence will lead the US response to the COVID-19 outbreak

In an early-evening press conference, President Donald Trump tapped Vice President Mike Pence to lead the U.S. response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has spread through Europe, Asia and Latin America. The new coronavirus strain, which has infected about 81,000 people around the world and killed 3,000, has already wrought havoc on the global economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned yesterday that the U.S. will likely not be able to escape the spread of the virus. “It’s no...
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'Electronic Nose' Could Smell Breath To Warn About Higher Risk of Cancer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: An electronic device that "sniffs" breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed. According to the charity Cancer Research UK, people diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus -- a precancerous condition in which cells lining the food pipe change and may grow abnormally -- have more than 11 times greater risk of getting a particular type of oesophageal cancer cal...
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Starbucks Embraces Fake Meat, Starting In Canada

Starting next week, Starbucks will roll out its spring menu in stores across Canada that will include a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage. Engadget reports: Starbucks joins a growing list of brands that have added Beyond Meat's plant-based offerings to their menus. To date, those companies include McDonald's (also a Canadian pilot), KFC, Subway, Carl's Jr., Hardee's and more. The lab-grown, plant-based meat trend is a product of science and tech, but it's also driven by a growing aware...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Starbucks, Kfc, Beyond Meat, McDonald, Engadget, Carl, Jr Hardee

LG's Upcoming V60 ThinQ 5G Smartphone Features Dual Screens, Avoids Folding Screen Kerfuffle

While Motorola and Samsung's folding screens flame out, LG is playing it safe with their latest folding phone. Announced today, the unwieldily-named V60 ThinQ 5G with LG Dual Screen features two discrete 6.8" screens attached by a hinge.LG is betting the dual screens will appeal to those who want to multitask (you can run separate apps in each screen), use it like a mini-laptop (i.e. keyboard on one screen, display on the other), play games with more screen real-estate (one screen can contain th...
Tags: Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Lg

Reddit's Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

Bloomberg's Luka Kawa reports on the tips and tricks members of the r/wallstreetbets subreddit are using to push prices on the stock market, at least for the short term. Here's an excerpt from the report: The do-it-yourself traders of r/WSB are waging a kind of guerrilla warfare in the markets, trying to exploit what they see as weaknesses in the system to move prices where they want them. For anyone who wondered about where the small day traders who made the 1990s so wild went, meet the 2020 ve...
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Why you need to update your Google Chrome right now

If you're one of the roughly 70 per cent of people using the world's most popular Google Chrome browser, you really need to make sure it's up to date.Google quietly announced there are three active vulnerabilities in the browser,... [Author: [email protected]]
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United States: California Supreme Court Holds That Time Employees Spent On Mandatory Exit Inspections Is Compensable - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The California Supreme Court held that time Apple employees spent waiting for and undergoing mandatory security inspections is compensable
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Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’

TikTok is one of the hottest social media platforms but the CEO of Reddit had some harsh words for the popular app, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” at an event Wednesday. The comments from Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman were some of the more controversial offered up during a panel discussion with former public policy exec Elliot Schrage and former Facebook VP of Product Sam Lessin. During a brief conversation about the feature innovations of TikTok, Huffman pushed back hard o...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Steve Huffman, Don, Huffman, Sam Lessin, Lessin, Elliot Schrage, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok Huffman

The best Google Chrome games for 2020

Google Chrome is a fantastic web browser and a gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere.
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AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Election Technology, FBI and Homeland Security Passwords and Passphrases

Good morning everybody! I was on with Matt and Marty (who was sitting in for Ken.) We had a good discussion about election technology and what different states are doing to assure that they are secure.  We also talked about the FBI and Homeland Security about Passwords and Passphrases and security.  Here we go These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig If the Secretaries of State get hacked, I’m not sure we can feel comfo...
Tags: Google, Podcast, America, Sem, Fbi, New Hampshire, Maine, Homeland Security, South Carolina, Craig, Bernie Sanders, Joe, Forbes, Trump, State, Mardi Gras

Tim Cook says Apple's first Indian store to open 2021

The iPhone maker lags behind competitors in the world's second largest mobile phone market.
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Roblox raises $150M Series G, led by Andreessen Horowitz, now valued at $4B

Online gaming platform Roblox, now home to 115 million largely Gen Z players per month, announced today it has raised $150 million in Series G funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Late Stage Venture fund. The company will also open a tender offer for up to $350 million of common and preferred shares, it says. The company has previously offered stakeholders and employees liquidity through periodic secondary offerings, as it believes in its long-term potential. Roblox is also cash-flow positive, ...
Tags: Gaming, China, Funding, Tech, Tencent, Minecraft, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Temasek, Roblox, David Baszucki, Tencent Holdings Limited, Fortnite PUBG, Michael Guthrie, Altos Ventures Meritech Capital, David George General Partner

Konami Code Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies At 61

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a producer credited with implementing the fabled "Konami Code" that gave players godlike cheats in Contra, Gradius, Castlevania, and other Konami games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, died on Tuesday. He was 61. Polygon reports: Hashimoto was a programmer and producer for the home console port of Gradius, which in 1986 was the first video game to use the Konami Code. Hashimoto put it in the game as an aid for his playtesting, memorably saying that he "obviously couldn'...
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Tips on Buying your First Drone

Seriously, how cool are drones? If you have been procrastinating about investing in one, there has never been… The post Tips on Buying your First Drone appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
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Best smartwatch deals for March 2020: 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 so many models available, you can find a deal on one almost all of the time.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Android Wear, Trends, Smartwatches, Android Smartwatch, Samsung Fitbit

Founders Factory backs Creator Fund, student-led VC to back EU student startups

It seems like everyone wants student entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur First makes startups out of raw student material, for instance. Most countries want high-skilled students to stick around and make new companies. Only the U.K. likes to charge them a fortune for an education and then kick them out if they don’t earn enough. But I digress! In its long march to gradually cover several aspects of the U.K.’s startup scene, Founders Factory has invested in Creator Fund, the student-led venture capital f...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, India, Nigeria, US, Tech, CSR, Eu, Venture Capital, West Africa, Entrepreneur First, Imperial College, U K, Founders Factory

Best cheap Apple Watch deals for March 2020

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch deals, Apple Watch Series 4

A look at Made Renovation, which just raised $9 million in seed funding to zero in on bathroom remodels

Made Renovation, a new, San Francisco-based company, thinks it has found a profitable way to help homeowners get done something that busy general contractors in the Bay Area won’t otherwise make time for, which is bathroom remodels. Why they typically pass on these: they have too many entire homes, or, at least, entire floors, to build for affluent regional homeowners who’ve kept the construction industry buzzing for years. It’s a problem that founders Roger Dickey, who previously co-founded ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, California, San Francisco, Tech, Marketplaces, Gigster, Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund, Bay Area, Bathrooms, Chestnut Street, Marina, Dickey, Sagar Shah

Hustle Fund’s Elizabeth Yin discusses 2020’s fundraising landscape

On the heels of her conversation-driving Twitter thread on 2020’s venture fundraising climate, Hustle Fund’s Elizabeth Yin converted her thoughts into an op-ed for TechCrunch. In keeping with her expansive thread, we asked her to adapt her thread for a TechCrunch column and join us for an extended conversation. What follows is an interview between Yin and myself that came after I read her piece (which you can find here), digging into venture capitalist fear, the ability of established founders t...
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The fundraising landscape is shifting in 2020

Elizabeth Yin Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Yin is a founder and general partner of Hustle Fund, a pre-seed venture capital fund that invests in hilariously early software startups across the U.S., Canada and Southeast Asia. When I was a founder many years ago, I felt like I heard constantly conflicting advice and opinions on raising money for my startup. It’s easy to raise. It’s hard to raise. If it’s easy to raise,...
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Reese Witherspoon films The Morning Show season 2 and shares clip from behind the scenes

The first series of The Morning Show, which premiered on Apple's very own streaming...
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People are turning to Etsy for coronavirus-proof face masks, but it seems to be full of counterfeit antiviral gear that doesn't work

The demand for face masks and other preventive products have reached a fever pitch due to the coronavirus outbreak, and many are turning to e-commerce sites to make purchases. So many people are turning to Etsy that "face masks for germs" became one of the top searches, and more than 200 postings for face masks have sprung up in the past two days. Even as sites like Facebook and Amazon have added links and resources for learning more about COVID-19, Etsy has stayed quiet on any precautionary o...
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Tim Cooke says Apple's first Indian store to open 2021

The iPhone maker lags behind competitors in the world's second largest mobile phone market.
Tags: Apple, Tech, Tim Cooke

LG's New V60 ThinQ Is a Huge Phone With a Removable Second Screen

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: 5G connectivity. 8K video recording. A design that folds. These are some of the things you'll get in one of Samsung's newest phones -- but the privilege will cost you at least $1,000 for the most affordable device of the lot. If you want these next-gen features but aren't feeling the four-figure price tags, you could try LG's new phone: the V60 ThinQ. It supports the new mobile network, packs a camera sensor with 64 megapixels for 8K recordi...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Lg, Samsung Google, Julian Chokkattu, Chokkattu

The best Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch we've ever tried, and the Series 5 is the latest and greatest model. If you want to save some money, the older Series 4 is still a great option — especially now that it's regularly discounted. You can get an excellent deal on the Series 3 too. We've had ours since it launched three years ago, and it's still going strong. For those who always want cutting-edge tech, it may be worth waiting until September, when the Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to launch...
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Facebook Would Have To Pay $3.50 Per Month To US Users For Sharing Contact Info, Study Finds

German Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while U.S. users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how people in various countries value their private information. From a report: The study by U.S. based think tank the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) is the first that attempts to quantify the value of online privacy and data. It assessed how much privacy is worth in six countries by looking at the habi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, US, Tech, Argentina, Reuters, Facebook Inc, TPI, Technology Policy Institute TPI, United States Germany Mexico Brazil Columbia, Scott Wallsten

From Salesforce to Disney, it's hard for some CEOs to say goodbye

Welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If this is your first time here, this is how you can get Trending in your inbox every week. This week: From the tower of Salesforce to the kingdom of magic, change is in the air Did someone make Tuesday the official day of CEO goodbyes? Within the span of minutes after the markets closed on Tuesda...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Disney, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Chicago, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, Dell, Iger, WeWork

Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney says adios altogether to the company amid layoffs

Last week, the Business of Fashion broke the news that cofounder and CEO Tyler Haney was stepping down her role as CEO of the activewear label, citing slowing growth for the company and reporting that mismanagement was one reason for executive turnover at the top of the organization. The company soon after confirmed the news to us, saying that Haney would assume a new position as “founder” and remain on the company’s board of directors, even helping in its search for a new CEO. None of this sat ...
Tags: TC, Buzzfeed, Tech, Nashville, Mickey Drexler, Haney, Moskowitz, Austin New York, Outdoor Voices, Tyler Haney, Cliff Moskowitz, General Catalyst Forerunner Ventures GV, Drexler Ventures

Amazon all set to enter India’s food delivery market

Weeks after Uber exited India’s food delivery market, conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon. The e-commerce giant plans to enter the Indian food delivery market in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The launch of the service, which would be offered as part of Amazon’s Prime Now platform, could happen as soon as next month, we are told. In the run up to the launch, the e-comm...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Zomato, Bangalore, Diwali, Prosus Ventures

First Amendment Doesn't Apply On YouTube; Judges Reject PragerU Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: YouTube is a private forum and therefore not subject to free-speech requirements under the First Amendment, a US appeals court ruled today (PDF). "Despite YouTube's ubiquity and its role as a public-facing platform, it remains a private forum, not a public forum subject to judicial scrutiny under the First Amendment," the court said. PragerU, a conservative media company, sued YouTube in October 2017, claiming the Google-owned video site "un...
Tags: Google, Youtube, US, Tech, US District Court, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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