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What To Expect At Apple's 'Time Flies' Event

On Tuesday, Apple will hold its annual September event called "Time Flies." Unlike in previous years, the company is not expected to announce new iPhones as they have reportedly been delayed "a few weeks" due to the pandemic. Macworld reports on what we can expect to see announced instead: Apple's invitation was light on details, as always, but it's hard to look at its "Time Flies" tagline and think that this won't mean showing off new models of the Apple Watch. Presumably that means a Series 6,...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Air, Time flies


YouTube Shorts – Google’s Answer to TikTok? via @MattGSouthern

Google’s foray into short-form video content begins with YouTube Shorts, a new feature being tested in limited markets.The post YouTube Shorts – Google’s Answer to TikTok? via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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A workable publisher code for Australia

Editor's note: This is an opinion piece that was first published in the Australian Financial Review on September 13, 2020. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's media bargaining code, which is designed to govern the relationship between news media and digital platforms – including how news content should be paid for – will have a big impact on the future of the country's digital economy and millions of Australians who use platforms such as Google’s.It’s vital we get it right befor...
Tags: Google, Australia, Consumer Commission, ACCC, Google Search YouTube, Google in Asia, Mel Silva


Microsoft's Underwater Data Center Rises From the Seafloor a Grimy Success

Microsoft’s underwater Northern Isles data center has risen again from the ocean depth, the company announced on Monday, and it is remarkably intact other than being covered in sea scum.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Environment, Ocean, Data Centers, Servers, Northern Isles, Seafloor, Datacenters, From The Depths


Sir David Attenborough Delivers Stark Warning In BBC Doc 'Extinction: the Facts'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: At 94 years old and with over 60 years of wildlife documentary-making under his belt, Sir David Attenborough is well-placed to share his thoughts about the future of our planet. And on Sunday, in the new BBC documentary Extinction: The Facts, the legendary presenter had a warning for all humans about the creatures we share the Earth with. "Over the course of my life, I've encountered some of the world's most remarkable species of animals," Attenb...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Bbc, Kenya, David Attenborough, Attenborough


Facebook Routinely 'Ignored' Efforts to Manipulate Elections Across the Globe: Whistleblower

Facebook has royally screwed up its response to political misinformation, conspiracy theories, and organized manipulation campaigns in the U.S.—where it’s based. Outside the West, the company has long been a sort of absentee landlord that ignores the spread of propaganda, state-backed armies of trolls, and incitement…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Social Media, Authoritarianism, Trolls, Misinformation, Botnets, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior


Verizon Acquires Tracfone In a Deal Worth More Than $6 Billion

Verizon, the largest wireless network in the U.S., has acquired Tracfone, the largest mobile virtual network operator. The Verge reports: Tracfone is the largest reseller of wireless services in the US, with 21 million subscribers, around 850 employees, and a network of more than 90,000 retail locations. It's owned by Mexico-based America Movil, and along with the Tracfone brand, operates the Net10 and Straight Talk brands in the US. More than 13 million Tracfone customers already rely on Verizo...
Tags: Verizon, Mexico, US, Tech, TracFone, America Movil


Google Faces $3 Billion UK Suit Over Use of Children's Data

Alphabet's Google faces a multibillion-dollar lawsuit in the U.K. over claims that YouTube routinely breaks privacy laws by tracking children online. Bloomberg reports: The suit, filed on behalf of more than 5 million British children under 13 and their parents, is being brought by privacy campaigner Duncan McCann and being supported by Foxglove, a tech justice group. The claimants estimate that if they're successful, there would be as much as 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) in compensation, w...
Tags: Google, Europe, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, U K, Cori Crider, Vannin Capital, Google Faces, Duncan McCann


Best Prime Day Apple Watch Deals 2020: What to expect

Here's all you need to know about the Prime Day Apple Watch deals to expect in 2020 and how to shop the sale.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch deals, Apple Watch Series 5, Prime Day 2020


Best Prime Day AirPods Deals 2020: What to expect

Looking to enjoy wireless freedom at a discount? Here are the Prime Day AirPods deals we're expecting to see.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, AirPods, True Wireless Earbuds, AirPods Pro, Prime Day 2020


Best Prime Day MacBook Deals 2020: What to expect

On the hunt for a MacOS laptop? Here are all the Prime Day MacBook deals we're expecting to see this year.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, MacBook deals, Prime Day 2020


Boston Dynamics CEO Talks Profitability and the Company's Next Robots

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat, written by Emil Protalinski: Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics is arguably the best-known robot company around, in part because its demonstration videos tend to go viral. Now it is attempting to transform from an R&D company to a robotics business, with an eye on profitability for the first time. When we interviewed Boston Dynamics founder and former CEO Marc Raibert in November 2019, we discussed the company's customers, potential application...
Tags: Tech, Eu, Canada, Boston Dynamics, U K, Emil Protalinski, Marc Raibert, Raibert, Playter, Robert Playter, Spot Playter


A fired Facebook employee wrote a scathing 6,600-word memo detailing the company's failures to stop political manipulation around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images A recently fired Facebook data scientist wrote a lengthy memo detailing the tech giant's failures to stop election interference in countries around the world, per a Buzzfeed report. The employee, whose job was to find "inauthentic activity," wrote that the company was slow to take a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Buzzfeed, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Nato, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Dublin, Ecuador, Donald Trump


A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by BuzzFeed News. From the report: The 6,600-word memo, written by former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang, is filled with concrete examples of heads of government and political parties in Azerbaijan and Honduras using fake accounts or misrepresenting th...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, United States, Azerbaijan, Honduras, Ecuador, Western Europe, Zhang, Sophie Zhang, Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation, India Ukraine Spain Bolivia, BuzzFeed News Her Linkedin, Facebook Site Integrity


How Does Mobile Payment Processing Work?

It’s all about convenience nowadays. From mobile pet groomers to in-home beauty services, nearly every industry is going mobile. It’s simply an unmatched level of convenience for customers and entrepreneurs who crave flexibility. If you’re going to hit the road, you’ll need mobile payment processing. Here’s everything you should know about getting paid while you’re on the go. What Do We Mean By Mobile Payment Processing? Technically speaking, mobile payment processing encompasses...
Tags: Apple, Google, Sales, Start, PCI DSS


How to Bet For Free with No Deposit Free Spins and Free Bet Tokens

The online gambling industry is incredibly competitive, with companies always trying to find a new angle as to how they can attract and retain new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Carbon Health and Color founders see power in bringing healthcare to the edge

When COVID-19 spread to the United States, the pandemic exposed two conflicting realities: a healthcare system that excels at high-cost, complex treatments while failing to provide sufficient access at the local level. That lack of access to public health infrastructure might be the country’s biggest challenge. It has also created opportunities for healthcare startups, founders of Carbon Health and Color said Monday during TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, which kicked off today. “When we think about ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Bali, US, Color, Tech, United States, Seattle, Detroit, Techcrunch Disrupt, Healthtech, Bay Area, Wuhan China, Othman Laraki, Laraki, Carbon Health


New ways to reach your audiences with Programmatic Guaranteed

With uncertainty about what will come next and many teams still working from home, marketers tell us they are looking for ways to make every advertising dollar count while also increasing operational efficiency. Programmatic Guaranteed in Display & Video 360 helps you achieve both. First, it gives you a more productive way to engage with your audiences than traditional reservations by increasing reach for the same budget. Second, it reduces the manual work required to set up deals by automating ...
Tags: Google, Google Marketing Platform, Programmatic Guaranteed, Zinnia Zheng, Google Audiences, Adam Coulter, Omnicom Media Group Australia, FreeWheel Kargo Smartclip


Bloomberg: Apple Watch Series 6 With SpO2 Tracking and All-Screen iPad Air Coming at 'Time Flies' Event, Apple Silicon Macs by November (mac rumors)

Apple is set to host a virtual event on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and ahead of time, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has outlined his expectations for new product announcements both tomorrow and in the months to follow. Gurman, who has a very strong track record, reiterated that this Tuesday's event will be focused on the introduction of new Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air models, adding that Apple does not plan to introduce its rumored iPhone 12 lineup until October. In line with rumor...
Tags: Apple, News, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Joe Rossignol, Don, Gurman, HomePod, Apple Silicon Macs, Gurman Gurman


N95 masks could soon be rechargeable instead of disposable

The pandemic has led to N95 masks quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after resources as essential workers burned through billions of them. New research could lead to an N95 that you can recharge rather than throw away — or even one that continuously tops itself up for maximum effectiveness. The proposed system, from researchers at Technion-IIT in Israel and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, is not one of decontamination, as you might expect. Instead, it focuses on...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Masks, Israel, Tech, Tata, IEEE Spectrum, Technion, Pandemic, Peter Tsai, N95, COVID-19, Technion IIT, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, Dov Levine


SEC to investigate short-seller’s claims against Nikola, report says

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly looking into claims that Nikola Corp. is involved in an alleged “intricate fraud,” the latest development in a controversy that erupted last week just days after GM took an 11% stake in the newly public company. Bloomberg reported Monday that the U.S. agency was examining the company to assess the merits of accusations made by short-seller Hindenburg Research. The Bloomberg report, which was based on unnamed sources, sent Nikola shares...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, SEC, General Motors Co, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nikola, Hindenburg, Nikola Motor, Nikola Corp, Hindenburg Research, Hindenburg Research The Bloomberg


[Podcast] Psychology-Driven Brand Strategy with Kaye Putnam

In this episode we sit down with the wonderful Kaye Putnam, a psychology-driven brand strategist from South Carolina. We geek out about all things brand thinking. We get into the meaning of ‘psychology-driven branding’, about knowing your brand and living your brand. Kaye shares her ‘4C Brand Strategy Framework’ which helps to bake psychological principles into brands. We also discover Kayes inspirational story, her obsession with human decision making and how this helps her in her work + how sh...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Design, Education, South Carolina, Branding, Kaye, Kayes, Brand Strategy, YouTube Listen, Kaye Putnam


Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt: US 'Dropped the Ball' on Innovation

In the battle for tech supremacy between the US and China, America has "dropped the ball" in funding for basic research, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt. From a report: And that's one of the key reasons why China has been able to catch up. Dr Schmidt, who is currently the Chair of the US Department of Defense's innovation board, said he thinks the US is still ahead of China in tech innovation, for now. But that the gap is narrowing fast. "There's a real focus in China aro...
Tags: Google, Asia, China, US, America, Tech, Bbc, Eric Schmidt, Us Department Of Defense, SCHMIDT, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, China America


Airtable’s Howie Liu has no interest in exiting, even as the company’s valuation soars

In the middle of a pandemic, Airtable, the low-code startup, has actually had an excellent year. Just the other day, the company announced it had raised $185 million on a whopping $2.585 billion valuation. It also announced some new features that take it from the realm of pure no-code and deeper into low-code territory, which allows users to extend the product in new ways. Airtable CEO and co-founder Howie Liu was a guest today at TechCrunch Disrupt, where he was interviewed by TechCrunch New...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Unicorns, Techcrunch Disrupt, Liu, Airtable, Howie Liu, No Code Development, Frederic Lardinois Liu


Q&A With San Diego Based Hip Hip Artist Heir Wallace

Much respect Heir Wallace! for the consistent body of work you’ve been putting out for the past year. Before getting into the new mixtape, for the readers who don’t know, how long have you been making music? In a way all my life, since I could remember I’ve been writing music. I started taking it seriously around 11. What area of San Diego are you from? Any particular influences from your area that motivated you to make music? At first City Heights but I moved around a lot.  People I’ve met thr...
Tags: Apple, San Diego, Jazz, Prince, Wallace, Q&A Interviews, Heir Wallace, Wes Walt Trab, NoShenanigins


Hate Speech on Facebook Is Pushing Ethiopia Dangerously Close To a Genocide

Ethnic violence set off by the assassination of a popular singer has been supercharged by hate speech and incitements shared widely on the platform. From a report: Throughout his life, Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa sang about love, unity, and raising the marginalized voices of his Oromo ethnic group. He had always tried to keep his work and politics separate, saying, "Art should not be subject to political pressure." But it became increasingly difficult for him to keep these two worlds apart...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Oromia, Oromo, Oromo Liberation Front, Hachalu Hundessa, Hundessa, Ahmed Abiy Abiy, Network Against Hate Speech, Ethiopia Abiy


Long Before Cambridge Analytica, Simulmatics Linked Data and Politics

NPR reporter Shannon Bond reports of a little-known -- and now nearly entirely forgotten -- company called Simulmatics, which had technology that used vast amounts of data to profile voters and ultimately help John F. Kennedy win the 1960 election. From the report: The [...] company was called Simulmatics, the subject of Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore's timely new book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Before Cambridge Analytica, before Facebook,...
Tags: Amazon, White House, Tech, Harvard, John F Kennedy, Npr, The Company, Greenfield, Facebook Google, Jill Lepore, Lepore, Shannon Bond, Simulmatics People Machine, Simulmatics, Ed Greenfield, People Machine


Hands-On With Microsoft's $1,400 'Surface Duo' Dual Display Smartphone

As Apple prepares to unveil its new iPhone 12 lineup next month, Microsoft has launched the $1,400 Surface Duo, a foldable smartphone that offers two displays and is quite different from anything Apple has to offer. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've checked out a few foldable smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, so we thought we'd also take a look at the Surface Duo because foldable smartphones offer interesting new technology that we ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Microsoft, Samsung, MacRumors YouTube, Qualcomm Snapdragon


Accessorize your Apple devices with our picks for best accessories of 2020

Your Apple tech is top-notch, and you want to get the most out of these powerful devices. There are lots of accessories out there, from cases to dongles, that help you take care of your tech and maximize its full potential.
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The Black List’s Franklin Leonard on why picking winners doesn’t mean making losers

Tech and Hollywood don’t cross-pollinate that often, but when it comes to Franklin Leonard’s way of looking at things, maybe they should. Leonard is best known as the creator of the Black List, a curated collection of the most underrated screenplays of the year. What began as a side project in 2005 is now a full-fledged hit-making machine. Four of the last 13 Best Picture winners came from the list. Overall, 54 movies from the Black List went on to win Oscars and over 300 have been nominated. An...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Tech, Miami, Caa, Nea, Black List, Leonard, Franklin Leonard, Triller, Disrupt 2020, Black List Leonard



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