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Get a better view of your money with the Wallet budgeting app

Right now, 27 percent of Americans would need to beg, borrow or steal if they were faced with an unexpected debt over $400. That’s a frightening number — and even more frightening still if you’re among that 27 percent. With so many facing such precarious financial times, it’s never been more important to have a complete understanding of your money. And we don’t just mean knowing what’s in your wallet right now. You need to have complete command over your cashflow, knowing exactly what is coming ...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Wallet, Shop


Coronavirus Cases Now Reported In All 50 States

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The coronavirus has now been identified in all 50 U.S. states, and more than 100 deaths in the country have been linked to the illness. Those known deaths, all from the past three weeks, come as the number of diagnoses has surged into the thousands as the virus has spread and as testing has expanded significantly. On Tuesday evening, West Virginia became the 50th state to report its first case. As of Tuesday evening, at least 5,587 p...
Tags: Washington, West Virginia, Tech, New York Times, New York State


Coronavirus will take hit on shopping malls: experts warn

With the novel coronavirus spreading across the region, foot traffic at the San Fernando Valley’s major shopping malls is becoming sparse. Fashion giant Nordstrom said on Tuesday it will close more than 360 stores temporarily to their doors to stem the outbreak. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s also joined a growing list of retailers saying they would close their stores until the end of March. Apple, Nike and Allbirds had already shut down their stores. While local malls — including Westfield Topanga &...
Tags: Apple, Nordstrom, Business, News, Los Angeles, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Westfield, Zara, Reuters, Los Angeles County, Valley, Bloomingdale, LA County


Beware of “ZoomBombing”: screensharing filth to video calls

The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers with the most awful videos from across the internet, from violence to shocking pornography. That’s just what happened today on the WFH Happy Hour, a popular daily public Zoom call hosted by The Verge reporter Casey Newton and investor Hunter Walk. Suddenly, dozens of attendees were bombarded with disturbi...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Drama, Tech, Newton, Video Calling, Zoom, Sally, Jim, Casey Newton, Coronavirus, COVID-19


How to stop your iPhone screen going halfway down

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Have you ever been messing around with your iPhone and the whole display randomly slides halfway down your screen for no apparent reason? And how you can get it to not do that? Never fear, we’re here for you. This is actually a feature called Reachability. By moving the top of the screen down, it allows users who might not be able to reach the far corners of t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Basics


Fox Buys Free Ad-Supported Streaming Service Tubi For $440 Million

Tubi, a leader in the fast-growing free ad-supported streaming category, is being purchased by Fox for about $440 million. It's paying for the acquisition using cash from the sale of a minority stake in Roku. Deadline reports: Tubi brings Fox an expanded consumer offering with a sizable, younger-skewing and directly connected user base that spends over 160 million hours per month watching content on the service. Tubi is available on more than 25 digital platforms in the U.S. with some 20,000 tit...
Tags: Tech, Fox, Tubi, Farhad Massoudi, Roku Deadline, Lachlan Murdoch Read


Three Concepts of Propaganda and the U.S. Constitution

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019).Helen Norton's fine book demonstrates the multiple ways that government officials can violate the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment through their speech. She also canvases the often limited judicial remedies available for these violation. In this post, I want to take up where her book--and and Nathan Cortez's recent posts--leave off. I will focus on situations in which t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, Washington, United States, Johnson, George W Bush, Branding, Trump, Norton, Nixon, Cassandra, JB, Nathan Cortez, Helen Norton, Constitution Cambridge University Press


County deems Tesla a ‘non-essential’ business during shelter-in-place order

Tesla is not an essential business according to the Alameda County Sheriff, a declaration that could force the automaker to shutter some of its operations in the county under a shelter in-place directive that was ordered  because of the global spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus. The county, which includes Fremont, where Tesla’s factory is located, issued Monday a shelter-in-place order that requires all nonessential businesses to close, including bars, gyms and in-dine restau...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ceo, Automotive, Los Angeles Times, Hyperloop, TechCrunch, Tesla Model S, Musk, FREMONT, Alameda County


Quibi just released a trailer for the Reno 911! revival

If you didn’t know that Reno 911! is coming back, no one could really blame you. There’ve been rumblings about it since early December, but… well, things have been a little bananas since then. But sure enough: eleven years after the end of its original run on Comedy Central, Reno 911! is coming back by way of… not Netflix… not Hulu… but Quibi . And they just dropped the first teaser trailer for it. For the unfamiliar, Quibi’s thing is that its content is meant to be watched in ten minute ch...
Tags: TC, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Reno, Quibi


Revolut launches Revolut Junior to help you manage allowance

Revolut is introducing a new product specifically targeted toward kids aged 7-17 years old — Revolut Junior. Revolut Junior is a new app and service that integrates directly with the main Revolut app on the parent’s side. Parents or legal gardians who are also Revolut users can create a Revolut Junior account for their kid. After that, your kid can download the Revolut Junior app and get a Revolut Junior card. The new app offers a limited set of features with an interface divided in two tabs ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Europe, Finance, Tech, Revolut, Challenger Bank, Kard, Neobank, Revolut Junior, Revolut Junior Revolut Junior


Surveillance Company Says It's Deploying 'Coronavirus-Detecting' Cameras In US

An Austin, Texas based technology company is launching "artificially intelligent thermal cameras" that it claims will be able to detect fevers in people, and in turn send an alert that they may be carrying the coronavirus. Motherboard reports: Athena Security is pitching the product to be used in grocery stores, hospitals, and voting locations. It claims to be deploying the product at several customer locations over the coming weeks, including government agencies, airports, and large Fortune 500...
Tags: US, Tech, Austin Texas, Athena, Athena Security


SoftBank reportedly balks at commitment to buy $3B in shares from WeWork shareholders

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that SoftBank Group is using regulatory investigations as a way to back out of its commitment to buy $3 billion in shares from existing WeWork shareholders. WeWork’s spectacular train wreck of an initial public offering was an early harbinger that the good times might be over for a cohort of later-stage investments valued at multiple billions of dollars. And the buyout package was part of a broader effort by SoftBank to work out some of the issues at the m...
Tags: TC, New York, Softbank, Tech, SEC, WeWork, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, Initial Public Offering, Securities And Exchange Commission, Adam Neumann, SoftBank Group, Buyback


HUGE LIST of Free Educational Resources for Kids Due to School Closings #DistanceLearning

If your kids are on an extended break at home because of school closings, check out this massive list of free educational resources for kids offering free subscriptions to continue to learn at home! This post may contain affiliate links which means we receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. HUGE LIST of Free Educational Resources for Kids Due to School Closings Kids are home from school, no...
Tags: Google, School, Parenting, Research, Silicon Valley, Houston, Skype, Khan Academy, Denver, Scholastic, Jerry, LMS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Vroom, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Fun With the Kids


Fox is buying Tubi for at least $440 million. Here are 8 other media and streaming-TV companies experts say could be acquired this year. (NFLX)

Deal activity around ad-supported streaming services like Tubi and Vudu is ramping up in 2020, as media companies look for ways to bolster their emerging streaming offerings. Fox is paying at least $440 million to acquire Tubi, the company said in a filing on March 17. Business Insider compiled a list of other companies that media strategists and advisers say could be acquired this year — though this is speculation and not all these companies are discussing deals. They include companies like X...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Power, Discovery, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Mtv, Sony


Facebook is wrongly blocking some links, including coronavirus info

Facebook appears to have a bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing URLs to legitimate websites including Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. The issue is blocking shares of some but not all coronavirus-related content, while some unrelated links are allowed through and others are not. It’s not clear what exactly is or isn’t tripping the filter. Facebook has been trying to fight back against misinformation related to the outbreak, but may have g...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Usa Today, Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg, Guy Rosen


Virtual reality scales back its real world presence

While few things may me feel more like social distancing than suiting up in a haptic feedback suit and strapping a computer to your face, location-based virtual reality startups have begun closing up shop alongside a host of other entertainment businesses. The closures came quickly Monday as city governments began announcing far-reaching measures. Disney-backed VR startup The Void announced Monday that they would be closing all of their locations in North America. LA’s Two Bit Circus closed thei...
Tags: TC, Amc, Disney, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Dubai, Virtual Reality, Sandbox VR, Coronavirus, COVID-19, North America LA, Los Angeles Dallas Columbus


Inside YouTube's secretive Google Preferred program, which can boost a creator's income and signal they've 'made it'

As part of its broader advertising strategy, YouTube curates a lineup of its top channels called "Google Preferred" where it highlights brand-friendly content that advertisers pay a premium to appear alongside.  Being included in Google Preferred means more revenue for creators who earn a higher rate than they normally would for videos on the platform.  The company is highly secretive about Google Preferred, declining to share even basic information like the list of content categories advertis...
Tags: Google, Nbc, Youtube, US, Trends, Cbs, Ken Burns, Cruz, YouTube Analytics, Chengdu China, IAS, Doubleverify, Google Preferred, Remi Cruz, Marko Zlatic, Kyra Ann


Kaiser Permanente to ramp up coronavirus testing by next week

Kaiser Permanente in Southern California will have the capability to perform 1,500 tests a day for the novel coronavirus starting some time next week, regional administrators say. With two regional clinical laboratories working around the clock, Kaiser will expand its capacity significantly, said Dr. Nancy Gin, regional medical director of quality and clinical analysis for Kaiser. She said the ramped-up testing will be possible thanks to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of tests made ...
Tags: Google, News, California, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Kaiser, Fda, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gin, Southern California, Providence


People Are Trying to Make DIY Ventilators To Meet Coronavirus Demand

As countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic expect to run out of ventilators and other equipment, makers are desperately trying to fill the gap with proposals for open-source, do-it-yourself devices. From a report: Most cases of COVID-19 -- the disease caused by the novel coronavirus -- do not require hospitalization. But for people hospitalized with severe infections, coronavirus damages their lungs and makes it hard to breathe in and circulate the amount of oxygen that their bodies need....
Tags: Tech, Cnn, New York Times, Italy, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Top tips for hosting an effective remote presentation

Working from home? Can’t meet colleagues or customers face to face? Whether your company adopted a policy due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or you’re part of a remote team, you can still deliver an impactful presentation from home, no matter where you host. Here are our top tips for making your remote meeting effective. Make remote meetings effective Location, location, location! Before you even switch on your computer — consider your setup. You might not be in an office boardroom or conference r...
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Webinar, eLearning, Austin Startups, Remote-working, Work-from-home, Skype Cisco Webex


FAA temporarily closes tower at Chicago’s Midway Airport after employees test positive for COVID-19

In another example for the farreaching effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the FAA today said that it is temporarily closing the tower at Midway Airport, the second largest airport in the Chicago area. In a statement, the FAA says that that several technicians at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. For a while, there was a ground stop in effect for Midway and no flights could take off to land at the airport. In its statement, FAA notes that the airport remains open and that operations wi...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Chicago, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Midway Airport, NATCA, Midway, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple Delays 'Beastie Boys Story' Theater Release Due to Coronavirus, But Apple TV+ Launch Still Planned

"Beastie Boys Story," a Spike Jonze documentary on the Beastie Boys that has been picked up by Apple, has had its theatrical release date delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the closure of many theaters across the United States. According to Deadline, a new theatrical release date will be announced at a later date, but Apple is still planning to stream the documentary on Apple TV+ starting on April 24."Our highest priority is the health of our audiences and employees, as well as...
Tags: Apple, Disney, United States, Spike Jonze, Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond, Apple TV shows, Beastie Boys Story, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Apple Delays Beastie Boys Story Theater


Fox gets deeper into streaming with $440 million acquisition of Tubi

Fox Corp., the broadcast news and entertainment company holding what remains of the Murdoch Family’s television and cable sports and media assets after the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney, has agreed to acquire the streaming service Tubi TV  for $440 million.  Tubi, once of a now-dwindling number of free ad-supported streaming services, will bring a new digitally native consumer offering to Fox with younger-skewing audience that consumes roughly 160 million hours of entertainment on the ...
Tags: TC, Friends, Disney, Tech, Companies, Fox, United States, Nbcuniversal, Roku, Warner Bros, 21st Century Fox, Viacom, Digital Advertising, Internet Television, Internet Radio, Tubi TV


Netflix Party lets friends have movie nights while social distancing. Here's how it works

A Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party allows people to Netflix and chill while social distancing for coronavirus. Here's how it works.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Netflix, Usa Today, Netflix Party


These are the best Google Home and Google Nest deals for March 2020

It's hard to beat the convenience of asking Google questions without using your smartphone or computer.
Tags: Google, Deals, Trends, Smart Home, Google Home, Google Nest Home, Commerce 2020


Popcorn Time, the 'Netflix For Piracy,' Is Back Online

Popcorn Time, the highly popular and extremely-easy-to-use "Netflix for piracy" service, came back Tuesday after a years-long hiatus. The move comes as people around the world are quarantined or being asked to stay in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Motherboard reports: Popcorn Time allows people to stream movies using BitTorrent, without actually downloading the movies or worrying about finding a tracker to use. Essentially, it removes any torrenting learning curve, allowing people...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Popcorn Time


Some good coronavirus news: Monster Google-Oracle API copyright battle on hold as bio-nasty shuts Supremes

Tesla Delaware lawsuit also delayed. The ten-year monster battle between Google and Oracle over the use of Java APIs will be delayed until further notice – after the US Supreme Court announced it was suspending oral arguments over coronavirus fears.…
Tags: Google, Linux, Oracle, US supreme court, Supremes, Tesla Delaware


A memo circulating inside Google accuses the company of not protecting its army of contract workers from the coronavirus pandemic (GOOG)

Google workers are raising concerns internally about the company's treatment of contract workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an internal memo seen by Business Insider, workers are demanding that Google contract workers are given assurances around pay and are not forced to go to company offices unless absolutely necessary. "When it comes to our 'extended workforce,' Google and its contracting agencies are falling short," the memo authors wrote. Contract workers based in Pittsburgh — which...
Tags: Google, Washington Post, Trends, United States, Signal, Pittsburgh, TVC, HCL, Watch Google, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, HCL Technologies, Google Pittsburgh, Jenn Kaiser, United HCL Workers of Pittsburgh, Meenakshi Benjwal


Google’s coronavirus screening website accused of mining health data for profit

Private patient information could be sold to companies for product development
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Verily, Project Baseline, Coronavirus, COVID-19


These are the apps that Apple is recommending for people sheltering in place due to the coronavirus (AAPL)

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed 7,800 people worldwide and infected more than 196,000, according to recent totals. On March 16, the San Francisco Bay Area was ordered to shelter in place, and today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he may soon issue a similar order. Apple published a list of apps for people working and staying at home.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The worldwide death toll of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, China, New York City, US, Trends, Who, Bill De Blasio, San Francisco Bay Area, Apple Google, Wuhan China, On Wednesday the World Health Organization WHO, House Party Snapchat Marco Polo Facetime, Microsoft Teams Cisco Webex Meetings, The New York Times The Washington Post CNN, Apple News See



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