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These podcasting companies could be next to be acquired

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising, weekly edition, where I get into the big stories in media and advertising.First, some news about us: We're growing. Big welcome to Claire Atkinson, Lara O'Reilly and Steven Perlberg, who've joined the team in the past two weeks. I'm excited to see them bring more firepower with the goal of making our media and advertising coverage even more of a must-read.And remember, if you're not a subscriber, sign up here to get this in your inbox daily. On to the news:...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Media, Advertising, Disney, Trends, Sydney, Podcasting, Sony, Streaming, John, Pfizer, Gucci, Turner


Trump Fires Election Security Director Who Corrected Voter Fraud Disinformation

phalse phace shares a report from NPR: Christopher Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security director who had spearheaded a campaign to counter rumors about voter fraud, has been fired, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump, in two misleading tweets about the security of the U.S. election, said Krebs' termination was "effective immediately." The CISA campaign, led by Krebs, was originally intended to target foreign interference. However, as the president continued to repeat dangerously mi...
Tags: White House, Tech, Npr, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Krebs, Christopher Krebs, Chris Krebs, Trump Fires Election Security


Google Chrome showcases potential icon designs to better match macOS Big Sur

Google has teased some potential alternate icons for Chrome to better match the design language that Apple used for macOS Big Sur.
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China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR push

Tech companies around the world are still identifying the “next big thing” enabled by 5G connections. Some, such as Oppo, are betting it will be augmented reality. The Chinese smartphone firm showcased its progress in AR at a Tuesday event swarmed by hundreds of reporters, analysts, and partners in Shenzhen. Green strobe light, the color of its brand, beamed as vice president Liu Chang unveiled the Oppo AR Glass 2021, a lightweight headset slightly chunkier than regular glasses. Still in the ...
Tags: China, Tech, Huawei, Oppo, Liu Chang, Shenzhen Green, Alen Wu


2022 Honda Civic Previewed by Prototype

We told you last week that the eleventh-generation of the Honda Civic would be shown on streaming service Twitch, and lo and it behold, it was on Tuesday night. At least in prototype form. The full Monty will be shown to us in the late spring of next year – seems like we’re waiting until […] The post 2022 Honda Civic Previewed by Prototype appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Prototypes, Autos, Honda, New Cars, Future Cars, Monty, Honda Civic, News Blog, Civic Hatchback Prototype, 2022 Honda Civic


Rise and move forward together: Indonesia’s digital future

In a year like no other, Indonesian entrepreneurs have shown grit and determination to keep their businesses running for the communities that rely on them. They’ve also shown great creativity in adapting new tools and technologies—like Ida, the owner of a traditional cake business in Lombok who saw business dry up when local schools were forced to close. After taking a Women Will course, Ida used Google My Business to connect with her customers, promote her range of cakes throughout Indonesia, a...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Youtube, Entrepreneurs, Kiva, Jakarta, Ida, Lombok, Google in Asia, AlphaBeta, Randy Jusuf, Bangkit, Kok Bisa, Irfani Sakinah, Makkassar


EU Plans To Increase Offshore Windfarm Capacity By 250%

The capacity of the EU's offshore windfarms in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will be increased by 250% under a draft plan drawn up by the European commission. The Guardian reports: The total energy generating capacity in Europe's seas stands at 23 gigawatts (GW), from 5,047 grid-connected wind turbines across 12 countries, including the UK. Under a European commission strategy, the 27 EU member states alone would achieve a capacity of 60GW by 2030 a...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, Belgium, Denmark, Black Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean


Walmart Black Friday 2020 deals start Nov. 25: Latest ad reveals $119 Apple Watch, $15 Switch games and more

Walmart has finally revealed prices for its Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales, and they're impressive.
Tags: Apple, Walmart, Walmart Black


UC Davis Becomes Latest UC School To Roll Out COVID Exposure App

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Tags: Google, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Davis, Cbs, Kim, UC Davis, NorCal, Davis News, Coronavirus, UC Davis Becomes Latest UC School, UC Davis Sacramento, Katherine Kim, UC Davis School of Nursing and School of Medicine


1Password for Mac update brings ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ and better Safari integration

Popular password manager 1Password was updated today with some great new features for Mac users. The app now offers compatibility with...
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Chrome for Mac gets a special version optimized for Apple Silicon

If you plan to own a Mac featuring Apple’s own hardware (or you’ve already bought one) and you’re a Google Chrome user, then we have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apple Silicon


Google is launching a native version of Chrome for Apple’s Arm Macs on Wednesday

An ARM-native version of Chrome might run more efficiently.
Tags: Apple, Google


$6 Billion Linux Deal? SUSE IPO Rumored

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: According to Bloomberg, EQT is planning an IPO for German Linux and enterprise software company SUSE. EQT is a Swedish-based private equity firm with 50 billion euros in raised capital. SUSE is the leading European Union (EU) Linux distributor. Over the years, SUSE has changed owners several times. First, it was acquired by Novell in 2004. Then, Attachmate, with some Microsoft funding, bought Novell and SUSE in 2010. This was followed in 2014 when ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bloomberg, Suse, Novell, EQT, Attachmate, Bloomberg EQT, European Union EU Linux


Stock Trading App Robinhood May Hold an IPO in Just a Few Months

Stock trading app Robinhood is seeking financial advisers to help it go public as soon as the spring of 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Finance, Wall Street, Bloomberg, Stocks, Stock Market, Robinhood, Fintech, Late Capitalism, Stonks


AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually end up working. It has now raised a £7.1 million Series A round co-led by AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital . The round also includes significant participation from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Global Brain, with follow-on investment f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Europe, Learning, Cloud Computing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Machine Learning, Ibm, Cybernetics, Amazon Web Services, Red Hat, Partner


Musicians get the bulk of ticket sales with Bandcamp’s new live-streaming concert feature

The musician’s life is rarely an easy one. That goes double for these last, oh, eight or so months. Most artists who haven’t risen the ranks to rock-star levels make the lion’s share of their money from live shows, and that’s just not in the cards for now — and likely won’t be for some time. Bandcamp has been something of a lifesaver for many artists who make fractions of a cent on streaming revenue. Among other things, the site has set up the wildly popular Bandcamp Fridays, wherein it waves...
Tags: Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Livestreaming, Bandcamp


Perkins, ACB, Benetech, Salesforce and more announce breakout sessions at Sight Tech Global

Sight Tech Global is little more than two weeks out, and today we published the detailed agenda for Dec. 2 & 3. The show runs from 8 a.m. to noonish Pacific standard time. If you have not already grabbed a free pass to the 100% virtual event, now is the time! Sight Tech Global will present 35 speakers in 15 sessions focused on the cutting edge of AI-related technologies and accessibility, especially for the blind and visually impaired. A few of the remarkably accomplished speakers include OrCam ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hardware, Events, Tech, Diversity, Artificial Intelligence, Comcast, Silicon Valley, Voice, Voice Assistant, Geoff, Kai Fu Lee, Harvard Business School, Brad Turner, Roxana


Researchers developed ‘explainable’ AI to help diagnose and treat at-risk children

A pair of researchers from the Oak Ridge Laboratory have developed an “explainable” AI system designed to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults who’ve experienced childhood adversity. While this is a decidedly narrow use-case, the nuts and bolts behind this AI have particularly interesting implications for the machine learning field as a whole. Plus, it represents the first real data-driven solution to the outstanding problem of empowering general medica...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Oak Ridge Laboratory


Restoring Apple Silicon M1 Macs Leading to macOS Installation Errors

Several customers who purchased a new Mac with an M1 Apple Silicon app have discovered an issue when attempting to restore the machine, which leads to it becoming non-functional and that says "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update." There are three threads on the MacRumors forums and warning against restoring one of the new machines. MacRumors reader describes the problem:I just received my M1 MacBook Pro and Macbook Air. Because I don't nee...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, M1, Apple Configurator, Apple Silicon, Macbook Air Because, RyanFlynn


China Built the First Electric Car Designed Exclusively For Ride-Hailing

Two of China's top companies have joined forces to design, develop, and build an electric car for the express purpose of ride-hailing. The Verge reports: The vehicle is an adorable green hatchback called the D1, and it was developed by Didi Chuxing, the top ride-hailing company in China that notoriously defeated Uber in 2016, and BYD, one of the leading electric vehicle manufacturers. The D1 will have a range of 418 km (260 miles) as judged by NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). They also explain...
Tags: China, Tech, Didi, Didi Chuxing, China Built the First Electric


Google has created an AI-powered nightmare creature generator

Google has taken the wraps off Chimera Painter, a web-based tool that lets anyone generate terrifying cryptozoological entities in an interface that looks like MS Paint by way of Diablo. Why, you ask? Well, isn’t it obvious? No… no, I suppose it isn’t. Surely the strangest thing to hit Google’s AI blog for at least a month, the Chimera Painter does actually have something like a reason for existing. The team was looking at ways to accelerate the creation of art for games, which is often fanta...
Tags: Google, Wtf, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Gan, Devin Coldewey


Twitter and Facebook’s diverging philosophies were on display in the latest tech hearing

The latest tech hearing was a study in contrasts. Contrasts between lawmakers who made an effort to stay on topic in a hearing ostensibly about social media and the 2020 election and those who… just talked about whatever was on their minds. Also contrasts between then and now. Social media companies previously treated any attempt at Section 230 reform as radioactive; now, they’ve now come around to cooperating so they’re not cut out of the conversation altogether. But most of all it was a study ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Congress, Government, US, Tech, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen Lindsey Graham, Trump Facebook, Sen Amy Klobuchar


Daily Crunch: Reviewing Apple’s new Macs

We review each of Apple’s new M1-powered Macs, Twitter launches its new Stories-like format and Amazon launches a pharmacy service. This is your Daily Crunch for November 17, 2020. The big story: Reviewing Apple’s new Macs We’ve got three big hardware reviews today, each one highlighting a new Mac with Apple’s M1 chipset. First up, there’s the MacBook Air, which Brian Heater says offers strong performance gains and is probably the right Apple Mac for most consumers. Then there’s the new Mac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Hardware, Mac, Ipo, Tech, Earth, Lego, International Space Station, Nintendo, Airbnb, MacBook Air, Matthew Panzarino, Conan O'brien


Up to 150 people can be in a Google Hangout chat at once, but only 25 can video chat — here's a full guide

You could have a vast number of people in one Google Hangout call. Isabella Paoletto/Business Insider Up to 150 people can participate in a Google Hangout, though a video call is limited to 25 participants. The 10 participants who are currently most active on a group Hangout will be displayed at the bottom of the Hangout screen. People can join a Hangouts session via Gmail, the Hangouts mobile app, the Hangouts site directly, and with a Chrome extension. Visit Business Insider's Tech Refer...
Tags: Google, Mac, Trends, Pc, Google Hangouts, Business Insider, Steven John, Google Hangouts Google, Tech Insider, Isabella Paoletto, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


Google Releasing New Version of Chrome Optimized for Apple Silicon Macs

With Apple Silicon Macs now out in the wild and in the hands of customers, Google has developed a new version of Chrome that's designed for the machines. Chrome 87, released today, comes in a version that's optimized for Apple Silicon. As noted on by the Chrome team on Twitter, the rollout of the feature has hit a "snag" and it has been temporarily paused for the time being. Chrome for ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs will resume rolling out starting tomorrow, and when it's available the new version of ...
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Google, Mac, Intel, Rosetta, M1, Intel Macs, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs


Brits Upset Apple Cart

Police in central England are asking for help catching thieves who made off with an estimated $6.6 million in Apple gadgets last Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, England, Science, Apple Watch, Doing Crimes


Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims

Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018 until he was removed from his position on Tuesday. It’s not immediately clear who is currently heading the agency. A spokesperson for CISA did not immediately comment. President Trump fired Krebs in a tweet late on Tuesday, citing a statement published by CISA last week, ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Tech, Senate Intelligence Committee, Cisa, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Krebs, Sen Mark Warner, CyberScoop, Jeanette Manfra, Chris Krebs, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Brian Harrell


Developers Now Able to Create Subscription Codes to Lure New and Returning Subscribers

Apple today informed developers that they can now take advantage of subscription codes, which can be provided to customers to allow them to sign up for subscriptions at a discounted price or for free for a specified duration. Developers are able to create unique, alphanumeric codes, which Apple says can be used to acquire, retain, and win back subscribers. Codes can be provided digitally, offline at physical events, alongside products, and more. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 users can redeem subscrip...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Apple Developer Program


Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution May Be a Logistical Nightmare

hey! writes: Pfizer's BNT162b2 vaccine must be stored at a constant -100F/-70C temperature, presenting a logistical nightmare for hospitals, which don't normally have freezers that go that low. This is because it is an mRNA vaccine, and mRNA is unstable unless stored at extremely low temperatures. Pfizer will distribute doses in dry-ice packed "suitcase" shipping containers containing 1,000-5000 doses, but these cases only work for ten days, during which they may be opened only twice a day, each...
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