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US e-Commerce Sales Jump 49 Percent In April, Led By Online Grocery

According to new data from Adobe's Digital Economy Index, U.S. e-commerce jumped 49% in April, compared to the baseline period in early March before shelter-in-place restrictions went into effect. Online grocery helped drive the increase in sales, with a 110% boost in daily sales between March and April. Meanwhile, electronic sales were up 58% and book sales have doubled. TechCrunch reports: The data comes from Adobe's index of the digital economy, which analyzes more than one trillion online tr...
Tags: Adobe, US, Tech


Learn how to create engaging content on YouTube from expert creators

What’s the biggest website in the world?  Wait, let’s amend that question...what’s the biggest website in the world other than the site that helps you find all the other sites? Once you take Google out of the equation, the biggest site on the entire interwebs is the Google-owned home for all manner of video, YouTube. In fact, YouTube has more monthly traffic than Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon combined . Therefore, if you’re going to create content, specifically video content, it only mak...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Shop, Facebook Twitter and Amazon


Democrats Try To Ban Internet Shutoffs Until Pandemic Is Over

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A proposed U.S. law would make it illegal for telecom providers to terminate Internet or phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was submitted in the Senate today by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). "Now -- as millions of Americans hunker down, work from home, and engage in remote learning -- would be the absolute worst time for Americans to lose a critical utility like Internet servic...
Tags: Senate, Tech, House, Ron Wyden, Merkley, Sens Jeff Merkley D Ore Bernie Sanders


Trump Wants California To Let Automaker Tesla Reopen Assembly Plant

U.S President Trump on Tuesday tweeted that Tesla should be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California, joining CEO Elon Musk's bid to defy county officials who have ordered it to remain closed. "California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Musk tweeted "Thank you!" in response. Reuters reports: At Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, employee parking lots that were deserted on Friday were packed w...
Tags: California, Tech, Tesla, New York Times, Trump, Reuters, Fremont California, Alameda County, Fast Safely Trump, Scott Haggerty


Report: Apple, Unlike Facebook and Google, Plans to Start Returning More Workers to Offices Soon

Apple is bucking the trend set by rival tech giants Facebook and Google during the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to have staff return to its offices this year, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Work From Home, Facebook, Science, Bloomberg Read, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Washington Restaurants Will Need To Track Diners' Info As Part of Reopening Requirements

If you choose to go out to eat at a restaurant in Washington, you will have to give the restaurant your name, phone number and email to facilitate contact tracing. This is just one of the guidelines that restaurants must adopt before resuming dine-in services during "phase two" of Washington's reopening plan. Eater Seattle reports: As announced previously, dining rooms can reopen at 50 percent capacity in this phase, with no more than five people at a table. But now there are several other stric...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Eater Seattle


(Update: it’s back) Slack is currently fixing performance issues that prevented some users from connecting

Update: Slack says connection issues are now fixed for everyone. Everyone should be able to connect to Slack now. Please let us know at [email protected] if you have any connection trouble. Thank you for being patient with us, we appreciate it. https://t.co/AALbQGsDHq — Slack Status (@SlackStatus) May 13, 2020 Slack is currently fixing issues that are preventing some users from connecting or sending messages, according to its Status page. The company’s latest update on Twitter says som...
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Slack is currently fixing performance issues that prevented some users from connecting (Update: it’s back)

Update: Slack says connection issues are now fixed for everyone. Everyone should be able to connect to Slack now. Please let us know at [email protected] if you have any connection trouble. Thank you for being patient with us, we appreciate it. https://t.co/AALbQGsDHq — Slack Status (@SlackStatus) May 13, 2020 Slack is currently fixing issues that are preventing some users from connecting or sending messages, according to its Status page. The company’s latest update on Twitter says som...
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Slack is currently fixing performance issues that prevented some users from connecting

Slack is currently fixing issues that are preventing some users from connecting or sending messages, according to its Status page. The company’s latest update on Twitter says some people may start seeing improvements, but that the company is still working on it. Customers may be seeing performance improvements, although we still have some work to do. We’ll be back with more news shortly. https://t.co/AALbQGsDHq — Slack Status (@SlackStatus) May 13, 2020 With so many working remotely bec...
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Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems

The app will ask for your name (or pseudonym), age range, postcode and phone number. Scott Morrison says the Australian government’s covid safe tracking app won’t be mandatory to download and install, but its uptake numbers could play a part in easing Covid-19 restrictionsAuthorities admit app is not working properly on iPhonesHow Australia’s Covidsafe compares to other countries’ contact tracing technologySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Privacy, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak, Covidsafe


The best iPad stands

Your iPad's kickstand case may suffice, but for those who prefer a more stable platform, check these out.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Tablets, Buying Guides, best iPad stands, Best tablet stands, iPad stands


Rancho Cordova School Resource Officer Gives Students iPads, iPhones To Help With Distance Learning

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Students are often greeted with a cool handshake by School Resource Officer Tracey Jacobs at the corner of Chase Drive and Coloma Road each morning, but as schools remain closed and students are staying home, those daily interactions are lost. A group of students has been missing Officer Jacobs, so she decided to do something to help support them during distance learning and keep them connected. The police department said Officer Jacobs purchased Apple iPhones and iPads ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Local, Jacobs, Basheer, Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova Police Department, Folsom Cordova, Tracey Jacobs, Rancho Cordova School, Coronavirus Uplift, Chase Drive


Redfin co-founder sues company over patent infringement

David Eraker claims Redfin has stolen his intellectual property and cost him millions of dollars in the process.
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Ipo, Court, Radio, Matterport, Madrona Venture Group, Convoy, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Federal Court, Surefield, Brokerage, Select, Pandemic


US Marshals Service Breach Exposed Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nextgov: The U.S. Marshals Service suffered a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of approximately 387,000 current and former prisoners at the end of last year, according to an agency official. "The attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in the system to extract sensitive personally identifiable information on approximately 387,000 individuals," a Marshals Service spokesperson told Nextgov. The spokesperson was referring to a system ...
Tags: Justice, Congress, US, Tech, Fbi, Social Security, U S Marshals Service, Zdnet, Nextgov, USMS, U S Computer Emergency Readiness Team, JSOC, Zack Whittaker, Marshals Service, Bureau of Prisons Information


Tesla Warned Staff to Return to Work in Violation of County Order or Lose Unemployment: Report

Tesla informed workers that if they did not show up for work at a Fremont, California, production facility CEO Elon Musk has reopened in violation of a county health order that they may be ineligible for unemployment, emails obtained by the Guardian show.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shelter At Work Or Else, Tesla Warned Staff


Uber Makes Takeover Approach To Grubhub

phalse phace shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: Uber is seeking to acquire Grubhub in an all-stock deal that would unite two of the biggest players in meal delivery at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a surge in demand for their services. Uber, which in addition to its flagship ride business operates a big meal-delivery unit known as Uber Eats, earlier this year approached Grubhub with a takeover offer and the companies continue to discuss a possible combination, accor...
Tags: Tech, Wall Street Journal, GrubHub


Huawei re-releases the P30 Pro so it can keep Google apps

When a Trump administration decree prevented American companies from working with Huawei, the company was forced to abandon Google apps on new phones. But the company has managed to exploit one loophole: Huawei today announced the P30 Pro ‘New Edition,’ providing a minor spec bump to its last flagship phone before the ban went into effect. This is in fact the second time the company has re-released the P30, having done so last fall. So what’s new this time? Well, not much really. The company bas...
Tags: Google, Startups, Huawei, Insider, Trump, Plugged


Apple is reopening 5 stores in the US — here's a list of the locations that have opened so far (AAPL)

Apple has begun reopening some retail stores in the US in certain states like Alabama, Alaska, South Carolina, and Idaho. The move comes after Apple reopened stores in other parts of the world like South Korea and Australia, where cases of coronavirus have fallen. Confirmed cases in the United States continue to rise, though effects have varied by state. Some states have already ordered businesses to reopen even as the coronavirus continues to spread. Apple says the initial focus will remain o...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Australia, China, US, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Austria, United States, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Birmingham, Times, Apple Store


Apple Planning for Employees to Return to Corporate Offices Soon

Apple plans to start having employees return to its corporate offices around the world in the near future despite the fact that many other tech companies are implementing work-from-home policies through at least the end of 2020, reports Bloomberg. Apple plans to bring employees back to its offices in phases over the course of a few months, according to people with knowledge of the company's plans. The first phase, which encompasses staff members unable to work remotely or who are facing chall...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, South Korea, Bloomberg, United States, Idaho, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Bloomberg Apple, Apple Park, Apple Planning for Employees, South Carolina Alabama Alaska, Australia Austria Switzerland Germany


Sonantic is ready to convince listeners that synthetic voices can cry

When you think of voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, the words “emotional” and “expressive” probably don’t come to mind. Instead, there’s that recognizably flat and polite voice, devoid of all affect — which is fine for an assistant, but isn’t going to work if you want to use synthetic voices in games, movies and other storytelling media. That’s why a startup called Sonantic is trying to create AI that can convincingly cry and convey “deep human emotion.” The U.K.-based start...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Media, Siri, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Qureshi, Alexa, Cto, Flynn, EQT Ventures, John Flynn, Sonantic, Zeena Qureshi, Arabella Day


RenovAI helps retailers offer automated interior design advice to their customers

Alon Gilady, CEO of RenovAI, told me his startup is trying to solve the problem that many of us face when we’re moving into a new home — we aren’t interior designers, but we can’t afford to hire real designers, either. Apparently Gilady’s co-founder and vice president of products, Alon Chelben, had this issue himself when he moved into a new apartment and tried to use DIY design applications, only to be disappointed by the “very ugly” results. “He thought to himself, ‘I cannot design,’ ” Gilady ...
Tags: Startups, Ecommerce, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Alchemist accelerator, Gilady, Renovai, Alon Gilady, Alon Chelben


How to transfer your Google Play Music library to YouTube Music

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. Google today revealed it’s attempting to ease Google Play Music into its final hours, and making it easier for anyone who still uses it to shift over to its effective replacement, YouTube Music. To that end, Google today announced a new feature that allows users to export their entire library from the former app to the latter. According to the YouTube Blog pos...
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Apple Store App Gains Dark Mode Support

Apple today updated its Apple Store app to add Dark Mode support, allowing the app to feature a darker interface when ‌Dark Mode‌ is enabled on an iPhone or iPad. The Apple Store app is Apple's dedicated app for purchasing new Apple products and scheduling Today at Apple sessions on the ‌iPhone‌ and the ‌iPad‌, and a ‌Dark Mode‌ option will be welcome given the increased usage of the app as retail stores remain closed. Apple has been slowly adding ‌Dark Mode‌ options to all of its apps after...
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Facebook has created a game-changing $5.3 billion computer hardware industry player that just nabbed Google for its board

Google has joined the board of the Open Compute Project, an open source data center hardware project that was founded by Facebook. OCP expects to become its own $5.3 billion industry in 2020 and hit $11.8 billion by 2023 — a sales figure that does not include the billions of dollars spent by its board members Facebook, Microsoft, or Rackspace. The OCP project has moved from sharing hardware designs among data center engineers into a nearly complete alternative ecosystem that is driven by the u...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Bill Gates, Ibm, Dell, Jeff Bezos, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Arista Networks, Business Insider, Bullock, Amazon Amazon


Apple employees will start returning to the company's offices soon even as other tech giants are letting staff continue working from home (AAPL)

Apple employees will soon return to work, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Apple is reportedly bringing employees back to its global offices in stages, with the first phase said to be starting in May through early June. That approach differs from plans enacted by Facebook and Google, which have told workers they can choose to work remotely through the rest of the year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple employees will soon resume work at the company's major off...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Facebook, Bloomberg Apple, Wall Street Journal Apple, Mark Gurman Apple


Apple employees are expected to start returning to the company's offices soon even as other tech giants are letting staff continue working from home (AAPL)

Apple has a phased plan for some employees to return to work in its offices, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Apple reportedly wants to bring employees back to its global offices in stages, with the first phase said to be starting in May and lasting through early June. That approach differs from plans enacted by Facebook and Google, which have told workers they can choose to work remotely for the rest of the year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some Apple employe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Facebook, Bloomberg Apple, Wall Street Journal Apple, Mark Gurman Apple


Facebook Will Pay $52 Million In Settlement With Moderators Who Developed PTSD On the Job

In a landmark acknowledgment of the toll that content moderation takes on its workforce, Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to current and former moderators to compensate them for mental health issues developed on the job. The Verge reports: In a preliminary settlement filed on Friday in San Mateo Superior Court, the social network agreed to pay damages to American moderators and provide more counseling to them while they work. Each moderator will receive a minimum of $1,000 and will be elig...
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Best Honor 9X Pro cases and covers

The Honor 9X Pro has a wonderfully attractive glass body. Protect it with one of these five cases and covers.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Buyers Guide, Smartphone cases, Honor, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, HONOR 9X Pro


Future Wisely Retitles New Album Out Friday

Surprise! Future's latest album is out this Friday. In an XXL interview last month, our man Nayvadius said the project would be called Life Is Good, after the smash Drake collaboration that parked itself at #2 for many weeks. He elaborated, "It’s about life and being good and just enjoying life." … More »
Tags: Music, News, Future, Drake, Nayvadius



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