Ukraine Government Picks Stellar To Help Build National Digital Currency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CoinDesk: Ukraine's government has chosen the Stellar blockchain network as a platform to build a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Announced Monday, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build out a "virtual assets ecosystem and national digital currency of Ukraine." The National Bank of Ukraine has been researching the possibility of CBDC implementation ...
Tags: Tech, Ukraine, Dixon, National Bank of Ukraine, Denelle Dixon, CBDC, Stellar Development Foundation, Stellar Development Foundation SDF, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Oleksandr Bornyakov, Ministry of Digital Transformation, Bornyakov

Online class on technical writing principles

Google has published a few technical writing classes, which are available for people to attend and/or teach. I’ll be running one of the classes next week, at a time that’s convenient for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. If you’re an engineer or software developer who wants to improve your technical writing skills, then this course is […]
Tags: Google, Seo, APAC, Technical Writing

Singapore said its contact tracing app would only be used to fight the coronavirus, but now police are accessing its data for criminal investigations

ChannelNewsAsia/YouTube Singapore is under renewed scrutiny after updating the privacy policy of its national contact tracing app TraceTogether, and now says that police can access user data if someone is under criminal investigation.  About 80% of Singapore's population, around 4.2 million people, are using the app via their devices or government issued wearables. "We do not preclude the use of TraceTogether data in circumstances where citizens' safety and security is or has been affecte...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Privacy, Singapore, US, International, Trends, Cpc, Engadget, Tan, Christopher de Souza, Tech Insider, Desmond Tan, Singapore Police, Contact Tracing

Uber Wasted $100 Million On Useless Digital Ad Campaigns

Uber apparently squandered an estimated $100 million on third-party digital advertising campaigns. Input Mag reports: Former Sleeping Giants alum and co-founder of Check My Ads, Nandini Jammi, caught most of us up on the whole situation yesterday in a lengthy Twitter thread detailing just how Uber, the poster child of startup capitalism's unethical robber baron mentality, managed to recently waste a mind-boggling $100 million in pointless digital advertising campaigns through a host of blatantly...
Tags: Google, Uber, Tech, Kevin Frisch, Input Mag, Check My Ads Nandini Jammi, Breitbart Stephen Miller

Watch cats brutally attack defenseless drone

Cat-on-UAV brutality! "Cats are attacking my drone." — January, 2021, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Drones

Daily Crunch: Hundreds of Google and Alphabet employees unionize

Google employees take another step in their activism, Venmo adds a check-cashing feature and Slack has some issues. This is your Daily Crunch for January 4, 2021. The big story: Hundreds of Google and Alphabet employees unionize More than 200 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet have announced that they have formed the Alphabet Workers Union. Obviously, that’s only a tiny fraction of Alphabet’s workforce of more than 130,000 employees. But according to The New York Times, ...
Tags: Google, India, Israel, US, Samsung, Tech, Policy, The New York Times, Lidar, Venmo, Alphabet, SPAC, Anne McClain, McClain, Dylan Baker, Alexandr Wang

Singapore Police Can Access COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data For Criminal Investigations

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Singapore has confirmed its law enforcers will be able to access the country's COVID-19 contact tracing data to aid in their criminal investigations. To date, more than 4.2 million residents or 78% of the local population have adopted the TraceTogether contact tracing app and wearable token, which is one of the world's highest penetration rates. [...] In its efforts to ease privacy concerns, the Singapore government had stressed repeatedly that COV...
Tags: Singapore, Tech, Tan, Singapore Police Force, Zdnet

Looking to decarbonize the metal industry, Bill Gates-backed Boston Metal raises $50 million

Steel production accounts for roughly 8 percent of the emissions that contribute to global climate change. It is one of the industries that sits at the foundation of the modern economy and is one of the most resistant to decarbonization. As nations around the world race to reduce their environmental footprint and embrace more sustainable methods of production, finding a way to remove carbon from the metals business will be one of the most important contributions to that effort. One startup that’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Metal, Tech, Mit, Bill Gates, Fidelity, Electricity, Gates, Steel, Securities And Exchange Commission, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Carneiro, Moe, Woburn Mass, FMR

Fashion News Roundup: December 2020

A Gucci collaboration, Pantone’s colours of 2021, the top 10 beauty searches in 2020, and other style news that caught our attention in the last month of 2020. Madewell is the latest fashion retailer to join the 15 percent pledge: By the end of 2021, Black-owned brands, artisans, and designers will account for at least 15 percent of the brand’s third-party partnerships, including collaborations. Fashion model Stella Tennant has died at the age of 50. Have a look at Gucci’s collaboration with Th...
Tags: Google, Fashion, UK, News, Gucci, Napoleon, Pierre Cardin, Cardin, Pat McGrath, Madewell, Stella Tennant, Martin Margiela

Quibi Reportedly In Talks To Sell Its Shows To Roku

According to The Wall Street Journal, failed mobile-first streaming service Quibi is in advanced talks to sell the rights to its content library to Roku for an undisclosed price. The Verge reports: If it were to happen, the deal could give the Roku Channel exclusive access to Quibi's slate of programming. None of Quibi's shows ever really took off, but Roku may feel that the content would stand a better chance when available on the best-selling streaming devices in the US. Quibi announced it w...
Tags: Facebook, Disney, US, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Roku Channel, Quibi

Discovery+ Launches Today

Discovery+, the new streaming channel from Discovery, is officially available in the U.S.. "The list of places where you can download Discovery+ is extensive, with almost every popular platform but the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 included in the company's launch slate," reports Engadget. From the report: Most notably, you can access the app through Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire Edition TVs -- with support for Prime Video Channels coming at a later date. At launch, Discovery also ...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Tech, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Peacock, Samsung Smart TVs Typically Amazon Fire TV, HGTV Food Network Animal Planet TLC

Michelob Ultra's VP of marketing breaks down its plan to grow sales

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 5. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Michelob Ultra's sales are soaring even as beer sales slide, the "Ratatouille" musical earns over $1 million in ticket sales, and Google employees form a union. Michelob ULTRA Michelob Ultra's sales have soared even as ...
Tags: Google, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Canada, Broadway, Nba, Jcpenney, McDonald, Michelob Ultra, Sorrell, Ratatouille, Ricardo Marques, Michelob

'The Office' is now streaming on Peacock with unreleased footage - here's how to watch every episode

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "The Office" remains one of the most watched sitcoms in America, nearly a decade after its conclusion. NBC As of January 2021, Peacock is the exclusive subscription streaming home of "The Office."You can watch the first two seasons of "The Office" for free, but you'll need to pay $5 per month for Peacock Premium to get every episode.Peacock Premium subscribers also get access to unreleased footage f...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, America, Trends, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, The Office, Streaming, Hdr, Peacock, VUDU, Parks Recreation, Tech Insider

PostTrack Review – Universal Parcel Tracker

The internet has won many hearts across the world. Nowadays, everything is found on the internet. It’s absolutely true that the internet has simplified every process – online shopping is one among them. Shoppers prefer online shopping than conventional shopping. The three main advantages of online shopping are convenience, price and variety. Whenever people receive the parcel that was ordered online, people get often overly elated. Shoppers may feel like the parcel is a surprise gift, though ...
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Ether Soars Above $1,000 As Bitcoin Sets Another Record

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Ether, the native currency of the Ethereum network and the second most valuable cryptocurrency, has soared above $1,000 for the first time since 2018. The rise is part of a broad cryptocurrency boom inspired by the continued rise in bitcoin's price. Last month, bitcoin rose above $20,000, smashing its previous all-time record of around $19,500. Since then, it has continued to rise, breaking above $30,000 in recent days. As I write this, one ...
Tags: US, Tech, Securities And Exchange Commission

Apple Enterprise Company Jamf Now Manages 20 Million+ Devices Worldwide

Apple enterprise management company Jamf today announced that the Jamf platform powers 20 million devices worldwide and serves more than 47,000 customers, which is a new milestone. Over the course of 2020 alone, Jamf has added more than 4 million devices and 10,000 customers, and it is now powering 24 or the 25 most valuable brands (based on Forbes' list of the most valuable technology companies)."Coming into 2015, Jamf was 13 years old and managing less than 4 million devices for approximate...
Tags: Apple, Enterprise, JAMF, Dean Hager, Apple Enterprise Company Jamf Now Manages, Apple Enterprise Company Jamf

11 startups that make daily rituals like eating and brushing your teeth more enjoyable

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Sill The comfort and consistency of rituals bring us back down to earth. They take many different forms, from putting on a favorite record to shaving. Online startups are adept at selling the entire experience of these beloved rituals, and at the center is a product that solves daily problems while providing a respite from the stresses of life. We took a look at startups you already know, like ...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Coffee, Music, Sleep, Fitness, Trends, Tech, Features, Harry, Casper, Personal Care, Skincare, Don, American Dental Association

Moto G7 vs. Moto G7 Power vs. Moto G7 Play

We compare the Moto G7, the Moto G7 Power, and the Moto G7 Play in a head-to-head, finding out which one is the best in various categories and the best overall.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Motorola, Trends, Lenovo, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, Tier 4

Google workers form new labour union

A group of Google engineers and other workers announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labour movement in the tech industry.About 225 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet are the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business

These are the best cheap iPad deals for January 2021

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is the king. We curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Ipads, Computing, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, Apple deals, iPad deals

How to convert customers with subscription pricing

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe Procopio is a multiexit, multifailure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent and built Intrepid Media. More posts by this contributor How startups close their first big sales Here’s what happens when you decide to sell your startup The lure of subscription pricing is the guarantee of re...
Tags: Startups, Ecommerce, Column, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Tech, SaaS, B2b, Joe, Joe Procopio, Intrepid Media More, EC entrepreneurship

The Thinking Behind the 32GB Windows Format Limit On FAT32

The reason why the Windows UI has a 32GB limit on the formatting of FAT32 volumes is because retired Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer "said so." The confession comes "in the latest of a series of anecdotes hosted on his YouTube channel Dave's Garage," reports The Register. From the report: In the closing years of the last century, Plummer was involved in porting the Windows 95 shell to Windows NT. Part of that was a redo of Windows Format ("it had to be a replacement and complete rewrite since th...
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The $6.99 Discovery Plus streaming service launched today with shows from HGTV and Food Network, joining an already crowded streaming market

Chip and Joanna Gaines. Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images Discovery Plus launched today as the selection of streaming services continues to grow. Starting at $4.99, the Discovery Plus subscription includes shows from brands like Food Network, HGTV, TLC, BBC, and Discovery Channel, which airs the popular Shark Week program. It will also include a "Fixer Upper" reboot featuring home renovation duo Chip and Joanna Gaines starting on January 29, as well as additional s...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, News, Entertainment, US, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, Bobby Flay, Food Network, Italy, Warner Bros, Usa Today, David Attenborough, Guy Fieri, Wall Street Journal

2020 was a record year for Israel’s security startup ecosystem

Naama Ben Dov Contributor Naama Ben Dov is an associate at YL Ventures who researches new investment opportunities, analyzes investments through thorough due diligence and provides value-add to portfolio companies. From COVID-19’s curve to election polls, public temperature checks to stimulus checks, 2020 was dominated by numbers — the guiding compass of any self-respecting venture capital investor. As a VC exclusively focused on investments in Israeli cybersecu...
Tags: Security, Column, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Israel, Tech, Cybercrime, YL Ventures, Checkmarx, Snyk, COVID, Enso Security, Naama Ben Dov Contributor Naama Ben Dov, Solvo

How to delete apps from the Launchpad menu on a Mac computer in 2 ways, depending on how you downloaded them

The Launchpad holds all of your apps. Fionna Agomuoh/Business Insider You can delete apps from your Mac's Launchpad in two ways, depending on how you downloaded them. To delete an app that you downloaded from the App Store, click and hold on its icon, and then click the "X" that appears. For apps that you downloaded from the internet, you'll need to go through your Applications folder. You can't remove pre-installed apps, like Safari or Mail, from the Launchpad. Once an app is deleted from...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Macbook, App Store, Mac App Store, Launchpad, Time Machine, Tech Insider, macOS, Ryan Ariano, Every Mac, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference

Malware Uses WiFi BSSID for Victim Identification

An anonymous reader shares a report: Malware operators who want to know the location of the victims they infect usually rely on a simple technique where they grab the victim's IP address and check it against an IP-to-geo database like MaxMind's GeoIP to get a victim's approximate geographical location. While the technique isn't very accurate, it is still the most reliable method of determining a user's actual physical location based on data found on their computer. However, in a blog post last m...
Tags: Mac, Tech, Internet Storm Center, Xavier Mertens, BSSID Mertens, Alexander Mylnikov Read

HBO Max is pricey at $15 a month, but its impressive movie library and promise of brand-new Warner Bros. releases make it a must-have for film fans

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. nikkimeel/Shutterstock HBO Max is an on-demand streaming service with access to HBO original series, newly released Warner Bros films, and a growing collection of additional WarnerMedia titles.The service costs $15 a month, and people who already subscribe to the HBO cable channel might be eligible for free access to the app.HBO Max is a bit expensive, but it has one of the best movie libraries of ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Japan, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Entertainment, South Park, Disney, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Streaming, Warner Bros

The best iPhone camera accessories

From lights to lenses to microphones, we recommend the best iPhone camera accessories, which will take your mobile photography and video to the next level.
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