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Can investors invoke so-called force majeure clauses to get out of deals? Expect some to start trying

Event organizers were the first to be hit hard. As fear of the spread of COVID-19 began to sweep cities and countries around the world last month, one by one, large conferences with long uninterrupted histories —  Mobile World Congress, SXSW — began reluctantly pulling the plug on their plans. It wasn’t just a shock for these organizations; it will cost them and the vendors with which they work and surrounding service providers like hotels and car services millions of dollars in lost revenue. Li...
Tags: TC, Tech, Italy, Venture Capital, Cooper, Cooley, Nate Cooper, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Google delays its planned rollout of an informational coronavirus website

Google will delay the rollout of an informational coronavirus website until later this week, according to the company.
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Can investors invoke so-called force majeure clauses to get out deals? Expect some to start trying

Event organizers were the first to be hit hard. As fear of the spread of Covid-19 began to sweep cities and countries around the world last month, one by one, large conferences with long uninterrupted histories —  Mobile World Congress, South by Southwest — began reluctantly pulling the plug on their plans. It wasn’t just a shock for these organizations; it will cost them and the vendors with which they work and surrounding service providers like hotels and car services millions of dollars in lo...
Tags: TC, Tech, Italy, Southwest, Cooper, Cooley, Nate Cooper, COVID


Oficina IESS Guaranda

El otro día por motivos laborales necesité llamar a las oficinas del IESS en Guaranda.Como estaba en la carretera no tenia mi agenda para consultar, entonces me pongo a buscar en Google, pero lo único que me aparecía son los datos del hospital del seguro de Guaranda y son los siguientes: Teléfono: 032980239 y 032980266 Pero lo que yo necesitaba es hablar con algún técnico o asesor sobre un asunto de empleados y trabajadores, cuando llamé al 104 del CNT que sirve también para averiguar números, i...
Tags: Travel, Google, Salinas de Guaranda


How Do We Stop People From Blinding Other Drivers With Aftermarket LEDs?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It might be stating the obvious, but your car's headlights are a safety device, and not all headlights are created equal. For a while, carmakers have been fitting powerful LED headlights to their high-end offerings, but more often than not, their cheaper cars -- and particularly cheaper trim levels -- get saddled with much-weaker illumination. But sometimes a commuter wants to see more of where they're going when the sun goes down. Eventuall...
Tags: America, Tech, Walmart, Daniel Gray, Amazon EBay, Ars Technica When LED


Torch & Everwise merge into affordable exec coaching for all

While companies might pay for a CEO coach, lower level employees often get stuck with lame skill-building worksheets or no mentorship at all. Not only does that limit their potential productivity, but it also makes them feel stagnated and undervalued, leading them to jump ship. Therapy…err…executive coaching is finally becoming destigmatized as entrepreneurs and their teams realize that everyone can’t be crushing it all the time. Building a business is hard. It’s okay to cry sometimes. But the b...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Post, Leadership, Enterprise, Education, Executive Coaching, Tech, Mental Health, Reddit, M&a, Talent, Garry Tan, Sequoia, Exit


Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. “We invite other companies to join us as we work to keep our communities healthy and safe,” the statement read. Joint Industry Statement from @Facebook, @google, @LinkedIn, @Microsoft, @reddit, @Twitter and @YouTube https://t.co/8H1XVFt2N0 pic.twitter.com/GGJd...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington Post, Youtube, White House, Politico, Linkedin, Tech, Reddit, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump


Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Code snippets in iOS 14 appear to show that Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus to complement the budget model iPhone 9 rumored to be in development, 9to5Mac reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Rumors, iPhone 9, iPhone SE 2


Slack will give a free upgrade to the paid version to teams helping solve the coronavirus crisis (WORK)

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said the company is now offering "free upgrades to paid plans" for teams working on coronavirus research, response, or mitigation.  "We've done hundreds of upgrades and consultations already and have an incredibly helpful, speedy and energized team standing by. We're grateful to be able to help where we can," Butterfield tweeted on Monday.  Last week during the company's earnings call with analysts, Slack said it has been seeing a signficant spike in new users for...
Tags: Apple, Google, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Butterfield, Slack Zoom, San Francisco Bay Area Salesforce


Apple's A14 Chip Rumored To Become First Arm-Based Mobile Processor To Exceed 3GHz

Apple's A14 processor that's expected to debut this fall in Apple's iPhone 12 models is rumored to have a frequency reaching 3.1GHz. "This would be 400MHz higher than Apple's current A13 Bionic chip with a frequency of 2.7GHz," reports MacRumors. From the report: At such a frequency, the chip's Geekbench 5 running points have surged. The report mentions that the A14's single-core performance shows a score of 1658 (up 25% from the A13), and a multi-core score of 4612 points (up 33% from the A13)....
Tags: Apple, Tech, TSMC, Geekbench, Ming Chi Kuo


How Google Is Keeping People Out of Its Offices During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Google shared updates on the steps it is taking to reduce the need for people to come to its offices, as well as why some creators on YouTube may have their videos removed unjustly. The tech giant said in a blog post, "During the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, many companies are closing their offices and directing...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Coronavirus


Mystery and Crime LeBlanc, Maurice: The Teeth of the Tiger (1914); v1; 17 Mar 2020

This story has to do with the final Will of a man named Mornington, who, in the year 1900, left behind the sum of $400 million francs. Of that, three-fourths went to his adopted country - which left $100 million francs to be distributed to his heirs. The executor of the estate was Mornington's friend, Don Luis Perenna (AKA Arsene Lupin). The problem, however, was that no one knew where (or even who) some of the heirs were. If no heirs were to be found within 3 months, the entire $100 million fra...
Tags: Google, Books, ePub Books, Mornington, Maurice Leblanc, Leblanc Maurice, Don Luis Perenna, Perenna, Perenna Lupin


TransferWise partners with Alipay for international money transfers

TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer service most recently valued by investors at $3.5 billion, has partnered with China’s Aliplay for international transfers. The launch enables TransferWise’s now 7 million-plus users to be able to send Chinese yuan from 17 currencies to users of Alipay, which serves more than 1.2 billion people worldwide including via its local e-wallet partners. Promising “instant” money transfers — under 20 seconds, apparently — TransferWise...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Europe, London, China, Tech, Alipay, Transferwise, Aliplay


U.S. ITC Launches Investigation Into Capacitive Devices Made by Apple and Others Following Patent Infringement Complaint

The United States International Trade Commission today announced an investigation into possible patent violations involving capacitive touch-controlled devices, computers, and components created by Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and others, reports Reuters. According to a document announcing the investigation [PDF], it stems from a February complaint filed by Irish company Neodron claiming Apple and other companies are infringing on Neodron-owned patents related to touch-based devices.The investigat...
Tags: Apple, Asus, United States, Itc, Reuters, DUBLIN Ireland, Amazon Apple, United States International Trade Commission, Sony Mobile Communications, USITC, Apple Amazon Samsung, Patent lawsuits, Neodron, Neodron Ltd


States strategize to protect voters as COVID-19 changes some primary plans

This week brings another batch of Democratic primaries, this time in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. But a lot has changed since Super Tuesday. Lately, a lot changes every hour. In a joint statement last Friday, top election officials from the four states with a primary scheduled on March 17 addressed concerns about COVID-19. “Americans have participated in elections during challenging times in the past, and based on the best information we have from public health officials, we are confiden...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Florida, Voting, Cdc, Kentucky, Government, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Ohio, Hobbs, Louisiana, State, Democratic Party, Lee


US Tried To Buy Out German Company For Access To Coronavirus Vaccine Research, German Officials Say

New submitter andywest shares a report from The New York Times: The Trump administration attempted to persuade a German firm developing a possible vaccine for coronavirus to move its research work to the United States, German officials said, raising fears in Berlin that President Trump was trying to assure that any inoculation would be available first, and perhaps exclusively, in the United States. The offer arose from a March 2 meeting at the White House that included the chief executive of the...
Tags: White House, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Tech, United States, New York Times, The New York Times, Trump, Mike Pence, Horst Seehofer, Seehofer, Die Welt am Sonntag, CureVac Daniel Menichella President Trump


AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile CPUs With Major Performance Lift Claims

MojoKid writes: Though Ryzen 4000 Series laptop processors aren't available just yet, some of AMD's partners are going to begin taking pre-orders for notebooks soon. As such, AMD is lifting the veil on additional details and the architectural enhancements that make Ryzen 4000 Series AMD's strongest mobile processor line-up to date. AMD Ryzen 4000 series CPUs are based on the Zen 2 architecture, similar to the current Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors. AMD is touting an approximate 25% IPC inc...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Gpu, TSMC, MojoKid, IPC


YC CEO Michael Seibel opens up about his accelerator’s first online-only Demo Day

Y Combinator’s Demo Day has historically drawn crowds of investors and journalists into a big warehouse to watch hundreds of startups come out to the public for the first time ever. Think two minute pitches, a big audience, and tons of networking opportunities after.  This year, citing COVID-19 concerns, the accelerator canceled its in-person Demo Day and moved it to online-only, a week earlier than expected. You need to be pre-approved to access the list of companies, and more than 1,200 inv...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, San Francisco, Tech, Moscone Center, Yc, San Francisco California, Michael Seibel, Seibel, Kimberly White Getty


Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they're working together to fight coronavirus misinformation (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, TWTR)

Facebook, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Twitter said they're working with each other and government health agencies to ensure people see accurate information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. The companies are hoping to combat fraudulent and harmful content on their platforms, according to a joint statement published on Facebook's website Monday. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in fake news and profiteering that's testing the industry's ability to crack ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Trends, Bloomberg, Reddit, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Alphabet, Facebook Google, Facebook Google Twitter, YouTube Microsoft, LinkedIn Reddit, Facebook Google Microsoft Reddit, Facebook Google YouTube Microsoft


HashiCorp soars above $5B valuation in new $175M venture round

The rise of the cloud over the past decade has forced software developers and DevOps engineers to completely rearchitect the modern web application, ensuring scalability, performance, and security. That’s a really painful proposition when done manually, which is where HashiCorp comes in to play. The company’s suite of products helps everyone in the tech workforce from IT admins to software developers operate in the cloud (mostly) effortlessly and natively. The company’s products have long garner...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, HashiCorp, Greylock, Nomad, Vault, Franklin Templeton, Franklin Templeton Investments, Recent Funding, Armon Dadgar, Mitchell Hashimoto, IVP HashiCorp, David McJannet


Report: iOS 14 code suggests Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus too

We’ve been hearing rumors for months that Apple is planning on releasing a new budget phone this year, known as either the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9. But a new report by 9to5Mac suggests Apple is working on a larger iPhone 9 Plus too – the first we’ve heard of such a device. Previous rumors had suggested the iPhone 9 would use the iPhone 6‘s design, including a 4.7-inch LCD and TouchID, in order to reduce costs. But code in iOS 14 also points to a larger 5.5-inch model with roughly the same sp...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, Plugged


Tesla Begins Model Y Deliveries

Tesla has begun deliveries for its Model Y crossover SUV, the company announced on Twitter Monday, matching analyst expectations on timing. CNBC reports: Tesla's announcement comes as many companies are being forced to revise their product timelines, and shift their manufacturing plans as the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down normal business operations around the world. The accomplishment marks a win for Tesla, which has previously fallen short of self-imposed, start of delivery deadlines. Users have...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Cnbc, FREMONT, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Club


Staff angered as Charter prohibits working from home despite spread of coronavirus

An engineer from Charter, one of the largest phone and internet providers in the U.S., sent an email blast to a senior vice president and hundreds of engineers on Friday. In the email, Nick Wheeler, a video operations engineer based in Denver, criticized his employer for not allowing its staff to work from home despite ongoing efforts to lock down vast swathes of the U.S. to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The email was short. “I do not understand why we are still coming into the office as t...
Tags: Health, Security, Verizon, New York, Email, Cdc, White House, Tech, United States, Comcast, Telecommunications, Wheeler, Reddit, Who, Denver, Signal


Apple grudgingly opens up its check book, pays VirnetX $454m in patent royalties after a decade of wrangling

Loss of Face time Apple has finally coughed up the $454m it owes VirnetX for infringing its video-conferencing patents, nearly a decade after Cupertino first lost the lawsuit.…
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Apple grudgingly opens up its check book, pays VirnetX $454m in patent royalties after a decade of legal wrangling

Loss of Face time Apple has finally coughed up the $454m it owes VirnetX for infringing its video-conferencing patents, nearly a decade after Cupertino first lost the lawsuit.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Cupertino


San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order does not apply to gig workers

Earlier today, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a shelter-in-place order in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order legally requires people to stay home as much as possible unless it’s essential that they leave to do things like go to the grocery store, buy gas or go to the pharmacy. So, no more going out to restaurants, gyms or nightclubs. Residents can, however, still order food for delivery from restaurants, as well as take Uber and Lyft rides, but “only for essential t...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, London, California, San Francisco, Tech, Instacart, Gavin Newsom, Edan, Gig workers, Steve Gregg, COVID-19, COVID


Google reveals the wheels almost literally fell off one of its cloudy server racks (the register)

Crushed rollers sent rack into the red until castor thousands solved wheely obscure problem Google has revealed that the wheels almost literally fell off some of its servers.… [Author: Simon Sharwood]
Tags: Google, News, Simon Sharwood


After a weekend of WTF-ing at Trump's COVID-19 testing website vow, Google-Verily's site finally comes to life... And it's not what was promised

Just the San Francisco Bay Area goes to 3-week near-lockdown The coronavirus website built by Google-stablemate Verily and vaunted by President Trump on Friday, is up and running – and is proving to be not nearly as useful as the Command-in-Chief suggested.…
Tags: Google, Wtf, Software, Command, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump


Former Coinbase exec is now down with OCC (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)

Former Coinbase chief legal officer Brian Brooks has been tapped as the chief operating officer and first deputy comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, beginning April 1, 2020. In the role, Brooks will help the OCC in its mission of chartering, regulating and supervising national banks and federal savings associations, along with federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Specifically, the chief operating officer is involved with oversight of banking supervision po...
Tags: TC, Finance, Government, Tech, Banking, Economy, Bitcoin, Treasury, Digital Currency, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Brooks, OCC, Personnel, Brian Brooks, Steven T Mnuchin


The hidden cost of food delivery

Noah Lichtenstein Contributor Share on Twitter Noah Lichtenstein is the founder and managing partner of Crossover, a diversified private technology fund backed by institutional investors, technology execs and professional athletes and entertainers. More posts by this contributor What Studying Students Teaches Us About Great Apps I’ll admit it: When it comes to food, I’m lazy. There are dozens of great...
Tags: Food, Startups, Ecommerce, Uber, Column, New York, China, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Square, Food Delivery, Caviar, Seamless, Postmates, PillPack



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