Ford Calls On Automakers To Support California Fuel Economy Deal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Ford is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Major automakers are set to discuss next steps at a virtual meeting of their auto trade association Tuesday, which comes a week after General Motors abruptly announced it would no longer back the Trump administr...
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BELANJA DI SINI. LENOVO. Percepat! Harga bisa berubah sewaktu-waktu! Kamera web Lenovo FHD didukung oleh kamera CMOS Full HD 1080P 2 Megapiksel yang memungkinkan teman, keluarga, dan kolega Anda melihat Anda sejelas hari, bahkan saat mereka jauh.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Australia: Google business reviews: potential defamation payout - Ramsden Law

When will a google business review be considered defamatory? Taking action against google. Implications.
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Extra Crunch membership now available to readers in Israel

We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch memberships are now available in Israel. That adds to our existing support in: United States Canada Argentina, Brazil, Mexico UK and select European countries Australia Sign up for Extra Crunch membership here . Use the code ISRAEL122020 during checkout for an additional 25% off an annual or 2-year plan. The discount code expires on December 11, 2020. Israel has always been of interest to TechCrunch. It’s home to one of the hot...
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Best smartwatch deals for December 2020: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features, so now is a great time to pick one up for cheap. With so many models available, you can find a deal on one almost all of the time.
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These are the best cheap Apple Watch deals for December 2020

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch deals, Apple Watch Series 4

The Essential Drivers Of Brand Growth

Growing your brand is a key objective of marketing managers, as strong brands make your company more money, faster and with less risk. They also help you attract the best employees, give you the best deals with channel partners and get the attention of financial investors. But how should you go about growing your brand? Unfortunately, silver-bullet advice on ‘the one number you need to know’ or ‘the one thing you need to do’ is all too common in the industry and can limit your imagination and...
Tags: Apple, Nokia, Unilever, Sharp, Red Bull, Branding, Ben Jerry, UnitedHealth Group, Pareto, Amazon CVS, Jenni Romaniuk, Brand Growth, Andrew Ehrenberg, Facebook Google Netflix Amazon, Warren Twedt, Focus On Light Users

Massachusetts Lawmakers Voted To Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Monday to pass a police reform bill that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police departments and other public agencies in the state. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Bill, Police Departments, Recognition, George Floyd, Police Reform Bill

'Code Switch' From NPR Is Apple's Podcast of the Year

Apple has picked "Code Switch" as the best audio show of the year, marking the first time the company has recognized a single podcast in this way. Engadget reports: Code Switch is NPR's weekly discussion on race. While the series has been on the air for the better part of seven years, it became significantly more popular over the summer as people across the US took to protest the death of George Floyd and other instances of racial injustice. As in past years, the company also shared a selectio...
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Reddit Reveals Daily Active User Count For the First Time: 52 Million

According to The Wall Street Journal, Reddit says it now has 52 million daily users, with daily usage growing 44 percent year over year for October. The Verge reports: The number is small compared to other social media rivals, though. Twitter has 187 million daily users, Snap has 249 million, and Facebook has 1.82 billion. But at their larger sizes, none of those services are seeing daily usage grow as rapidly as Reddit. In their most recent quarters, Twitter reported 29 percent year-over-year g...
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Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger is now available for $129

You can now purchase Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger from the company’s store for $129. The Duo does, so you can simultaneously charge your...
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Hector Martin Promises To Bring Linux To the M1 Chip

Joe2020 writes: Famous developer Hector Martin who put Linux on the PS4 now wants to port Linux to the new Apple M1, and he wants to do it with the help of crowdfunding by making it his full-time job. One can find his official pledge for support here. "Since these devices are brand new and bespoke silicon, porting Linux to run on them is a huge undertaking. Well beyond a hobby project, it is a full-time job," the developer explains. "The goal is to bring Linux support on Apple Silicon macs to ...
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A Second, Mysterious Monolith Appears In Romania

Joe2020 shares a report with the caption, "Yeah, this happened." NPR reports: Less than two weeks after authorities stumbled across a mysterious metal object standing freely in the Utah desert -- and just days after it disappeared -- a similar monolith has been reported nearly halfway around the world. Residents in the Romanian city of Piatra Neamt say they have found another odd item that could have been ripped from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The local newspaper reports that the monoli...
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MagSafe Duo Charger for iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Now Available for Purchase

Apple today began selling the MagSafe Duo Charger that was announced alongside the new iPhone 12 models back in October. Priced at $129, the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo offers a ‌MagSafe‌ charging puck for the ‌iPhone 12‌, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini, along with an Apple Watch charger. Though the accessory was announced in October and was listed as coming soon, it was not clear when it would launch. Orders placed today will deliver as soon as Friday, December 3 when shipped, and it is not available for...
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The Arecibo telescope has collapsed: A look at its 57-year history

The Arecibo Observatory's main telescope collapsed on Tuesday morning.Although officials had been planning to demolish the telescope, the accident marked an unceremonious end to a beloved astronomical tool.The Arecibo radio telescope has facilitated many discoveries in astronomy, including the mapping of near-Earth asteroids and the detection of exoplanets. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suffered a fatal blow Tuesday when a 900-ton receiver platform fell into the observatory's iconic 1,...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Technology, China, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, Planets, Mercury, Puerto Rico, The Associated Press, National Science Foundation, Arecibo Observatory, National Air and Space Museum, Arecibo

Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup

Adam Nash, a Silicon Valley-born-and-bred operator and investor, is back at it again. Today, on his personal blog, he announced that he has started a consumer fintech company that has already garnered initial funding from Ribbit Capital, along with other “friends and angels” who appear to have also pitched into the round, including Box CEO Aaron Levie, Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini, Superhuman founder Rahul Vohra, and Amy Chang, who sold her startup Accompany to Cisco in 2018. Nash d...
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Best Apple sales and deals: Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhones and more

Shopping reader-favorite retailers have discounts on in-demand Apple products. Here's where to shop for in stock (for now) Apple products.
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Massachusetts lawmakers vote to pass a statewide police ban on facial recognition

Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to pass a new police reform bill that will ban police departments and public agencies from using facial recognition technology across the state. The bill was passed by both the state’s House and Senate on Tuesday, a day after senior lawmakers announced an agreement that ended months of deadlock. The police reform bill also bans the use of chokeholds and rubber bullets, and limits the use of chemical agents like tear gas, and also allows police officers to inter...
Tags: Google, Minneapolis, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Tech, House, Portland, Portland Oregon, Illinois, Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Senate, Customs Enforcement ICE, Amazon Microsoft, Microsoft Amazon

Virgin Galactic plans first rocket-powered test flight from New Mexico for next week

Virgin Galactic has revealed the flight window for the first rocket-powered flight of its VSS Unity spacecraft from the shiny new Spaceport America in New Mexico. The ship could be in the air as early as December 11. This flight will be the third for Unity out of the future passenger spaceport, but the last two have been gliding flights, not propulsive ones. This will be the first time Unity has hit the throttle in nearly two years — back when it touched the edge of space at something like Ma...
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Equity Shot: Salesforce’s $27.7 billion-dollar Slack message

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Welcome to an Equity Shot all about the huge, and hugely interesting Salesforce -Slack deal, in which the enterprise social company will be subsumed for the mere price of $27.7 billion. TechCrunch has notes on the deal here, and on what Salesforce expects the acquisition will do for its growth rate here. Some of the drama, we admit, was removed when the deal was p...
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Best iMessage games

You may use it mostly for sending text messages for free, but you can also play games via iMessage. Here's our pick of the best iMessage games available now.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Imessage, Trends, Buying Guides, Apple iMessage, Imessage Apps, Entertainment in containment, best iMessage games

HPE Says It's Relocating HQ To Houston From San Jose

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to shift its focus away from Silicon Valley, announcing Tuesday that it will relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas. CNBC reports: "HPE's largest U.S. employment hub, Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent, and is where the company is currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus," the company said in its fourth quarter earnings release. It's unclear how many employee...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Houston, Bay Area, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, San Jose California, HPE, Houston Texas CNBC, Houston From San Jose

Daily Crunch: Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7B

Salesforce announces its acquisition of Slack, Amazon brings the Mac mini to the cloud and Google Maps gets a newsfeed. This is your Daily Crunch for December 1, 2020. The big story: Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7B The acquisition, which was first reported last month, is now official. “This is a match made in heaven,” said Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff. “Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the a...
Tags: Facebook, Enterprise, Mac, China, Softbank, Tech, Aws, Salesforce, Google Maps, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Chang, Slack Amazon, VOI, Daily Crunch, Sinch

Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger is now available

Back in October Apple announced the MagSafe Duo , a folding travel charger capable of charging both the iPhone and either an Apple Watch or AirPods simultaneously/wirelessly. In an unusual move, the company didn’t specify exactly when it’d start shipping — or even when it’d go up for sale. Some rumors suggested late December, while others were uncertain it would even make it out before the end of the year. When was this thing actually going to be released? The answer, it seems, is today....
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Tesla Whistleblower Martin Tripp Ordered To Pay $400,000 To Settle Hacking Case

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter. The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wastin...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Nevada, Musk, Tripp, Martin Tripp, Tesla Whistleblower Martin Tripp

Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M

Lightspeed POS just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and other businesses. It went public in Canada last year before recently debuting on the New York Stock Exchange and acquiring another point-of-sale company, ShopKeep, for $440 million. The Upserve acquisition is similarly sized — Lightspeed will pay $123 million in cash, along with stock that will b...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Tech, Canada, Commerce, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Payments, New York Stock Exchange, Lightspeed, Lightspeed Pos, Shopkeep, Dax Dasilva, Upserve, Vista Equity Partners According

Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker

Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla’s mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. Musk, who received an award Tuesday from the media giant, discussed his various interests and businesses, notably SpaceX and Tesla, both of which he leads. Döpfner noted that Tesla’s valuation far exceeds the market cap of incumbent automakers like BMW...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Axel Springer, Musk, BMW Daimler, Elon musk Tech, Döpfner, Mathias Döpfner Musk

Salesforce is buying Slack for $28 billion

In one of the most notable tech acquisitions of recent years, Salesforce will buy Slack for approximately $27.7 billion. It’s Salesforce’s biggest purchase ever, and a shot in the arm for Slack, which has been facing increasing competition from platforms like Microsoft Teams and Google Chat. In the announcement post, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says: “This is a match made in heaven. Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works i...
Tags: Google, Startups, Microsoft, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Insider, Plugged, Salesforce Ohana

Amazon To Roll Out Tools To Monitor Factory Workers and Machines

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon is rolling out cheap new tools that will allow factories everywhere to monitor their workers and machines, as the tech giant looks to boost its presence in the industrial sector. Launched by Amazon's cloud arm AWS, the new machine-learning-based services include hardware to monitor the health of heavy machinery and computer vision capable of detecting whether workers are complying with social distancing. Amazon said it had created a t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Ars Technica, Jefferies, Mönchengladbach, Thill, Brent Thill, Matt Garman

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