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Shares of Hyundai Motors Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20% on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday. The talks were first reported by the Kor...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Cnbc, Ioniq, Reuters, Hyundai Motor, Korea Exchange, Hyundai Motor Company, TechCrunch Apple


Pardon the Intrusion #34: Cyberbaddies had a field day in 2020

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. 2020 is finally over. The year was already surreal and tough enough, thanks to the pandemic. But the en masse shift to remote work and the race to find a vaccine created unique threats in cyberspace, allowing criminals and threat actors to mount a variety of attacks, ranging from phishing scams to sophisticated espionage ca...
Tags: Security, Startups, Privacy, Newsletter, Tech, Cyberbaddies


Scientists Observe Live Cells Responding To Magnetic Fields For First Time

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: One of the most remarkable "sixth" senses in the animal kingdom is magnetoreception -- the ability to detect magnetic fields -- but exactly how it works remains a mystery. Now, researchers in Japan may have found a crucial piece of the puzzle, making the first observations of live, unaltered cells responding to magnetic fields. Many animals are known to navigate by sensing the Earth's magnetic field, including birds, bats, eels, whales and, acc...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Earth, First Time, University Of Tokyo, National Academy of Sciences Read


Tencent investment stays on game in 2020

It’s no secret that Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind WeChat and a handful of blockbuster video games, is an aggressive investor. Even during 2020 when the pandemic slowed down economic activity in many parts of the world, Tencent was charging ahead with its investment ambitions. During the year, the company participated in more than 170 funding rounds that amounted to a total of 249.5 million yuan ($38 million), according to the Chinese startup database ITJuzi. That made 2020 the most acti...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, United States, Alibaba, Tencent, Jack Ma, Latin America, Martin Lau Tencent, TechCrunch Fintech, Ant Group, In China Tencent


Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20% on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday. The talks were first reported by the Kor...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Cnbc, Ioniq, Reuters, Hyundai Motor, Korea Exchange, Hyundai Motor Co


Hyundai Motor confirms self-driving-car talks with Apple, shares skyrocket

Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. soared more than 20% in Seoul trading Friday after the South Korean auto maker confirmed it was in talks...
Tags: Apple, Seoul, Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Motor Co


Hyundai stock skyrockets on reports it is in early talks with Apple to build a car

Hyundai's stock is on pace for its best day in at least two decades on reports that the South Korean automaker is in early talks with Apple to develop self-driving electric cars.
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Apple and Hyundai in talks over electric car tie-up

The US tech titan and the Korean car company are in "early stage" of developing vehicles together.
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Apple and Hyundai announce electric car tie-up

The US tech titan joins forces with the Korean car company to develop self-driving vehicles.
Tags: Apple, News, US, Hyundai


Facebook Removes 'Likes' From Public Pages

Facebook has dropped the "likes" tally from public pages used by artists, public officials and brands as part of a new redesign. The New York Post reports: Those pages will now only show follower count, which Facebook says is intended to make things simpler. "Unlike Likes, Followers of a Page represent the people who can receive updates from Pages, which helps give public figures a stronger indication of their fan base," the company said in a blog post. Facebook has also redesigned pages to have...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Tech, Facebook Removes Likes From Public Pages


Earth Is Whipping Around Quicker Than It Has In a Half-Century

The 28 fastest days on record (since 1960) all occurred in 2020, with Earth completing its revolutions around its axis milliseconds quicker than average. Live Science reports: That's not particularly alarming -- the planet's rotation varies slightly all the time, driven by variations in atmospheric pressure, winds, ocean currents and the movement of the core. But it is inconvenient for international timekeepers, who use ultra-accurate atomic clocks to meter out the Coordinated Universal Time (UT...
Tags: Time, Tech, Earth, UTC, Coordinated Universal Time UTC


Welcome to 2021

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Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Chris, LinkedIn Google, Ron Ploof, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Analytics for Marketers Slack Group Get the Job


Japan's NEC Corp Says New Facial Recognition System Isn't Stopped By Masks

Japan's NEC Corp. says face marks aren't an obstacle to its facial recognition tech. Mashable reports: The Japanese company claims its new facial recognition system can identify people with face masks in less than one second, with an accuracy rate higher than 99.9 percent. The system works by closely examining the parts of a person's face not covered by a mask, such as the eyes and surrounding areas. It does require the person to submit a photo in advance, though. The idea is for the system to...
Tags: Japan, Tech, NEC, Tokyo, Lufthansa, NEC Corp, Swiss International Airlines


2020 Annual Review

Now that we’ve called a wrap on 2020, a year that maybe wasn’t the worst in history but sure felt like it, I want to take stock of what I accomplished over the prior 12 months. While the pandemic impacted everything, many aspects of my life marched along with minimal disruption. I still wrote movies. I still made software, worked out, and played a surprising amount of D&D. Basically, a lot of normal happened despite the abnormal circumstances. It’s worth evaluating those parts of 2020 that wer...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Apps, Florida, Hollywood, Mac, Colorado, US, Los Angeles, Netflix, Paris, Projects, Boulder, Ryan Reynolds, Craig, Black


Some AirPods Max Owners Complain of Condensation in Ear Cups

Since the AirPods Max headphones were released on December 15, there have been a from MacRumors readers who have run into a problem with condensation. Image via MacRumors reader Some ‌AirPods Max‌ owners who have been wearing their headphones for a prolonged period of time have noticed condensation forming inside the ear cup. From MacRumors reader :So I've had my AirPods max for just under a week and have noticed that after prolonged usage there's a decent amount of condensation inside ...
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Coursera Offers $100 Off of Coursera Plus (Until January 20), Giving You Unlimited Access to Courses & Certificates

FYI: Between now and January 20, Coursera is offering a $100 discount on its annual subscription plan called “Coursera Plus.” Normally priced at $399, Coursera Plus (now available for $299) gives you access to 90% of Coursera’s courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates, all of which are taught by top instructors from leading universities and companies (e.g. Yale, Duke, Google, Facebook, and more). The $299 annual fee–which translates to 81 cents per day–could be a...
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Google AI concocts ‘breakie’ and ‘cakie’ hybrid baked goods

If, as I suspect many of you have, you have worked your way through baking every type of cookie, bread and cake under the sun over the last year, Google has a surprise for you: a pair of AI-generated hybrid treats, the “breakie” and the “cakie.” The origin of these new items seems to have been in a demonstration of the company’s AutoML Tables tool, a codeless model generation system that’s more spreadsheet automation than what you’d really call “artificial intelligence.” But let’s not split h...
Tags: Google, Food, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Baking, Robinson, Sara Robinson, Google AI


Catalyst’s new Total Protection case makes your iPhone 12 completely washable

By putting your iPhone 12 inside a protective shell, Catalyst's new Total Protection case makes the phone completely washable, and keeps it safe in a fall too.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Case, Catalyst, Iphone 12, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Product, Ces 2021 Audience Choice, Ces 2021 Innovation, Total Protection


Frontier Agrees To Fiber-Network Expansion In Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Frontier Communications has agreed to expand its fiber-to-the-premises network and improve its poor service quality as part of a bankruptcy settlement in California. Frontier committed to deploy fiber to 350,000 homes and businesses within six years on a schedule that would require the first 100,000 by the end of 2022, 250,000 by the end of 2024, and the full 350,000 by year-end 2026. The settlement, filed in late December, is pending approv...
Tags: California, Tech, Ars Technica, CWA, Cpuc, Frontier, Frontier Communications, Communications Workers of America CWA, Utility Reform Network, Cal Advocates, CWA TURN Cal Advocates


TikTok bans videos of Trump inciting mob, blocks #stormthecapital and other hashtags

For obvious reasons, Trump doesn’t have a TikTok account. But the President’s speeches that helped incite the mob who yesterday stormed the U.S. Capitol will have no home on TikTok’s platform. The company confirmed to TechCrunch its content policy around the Capitol riots will see it removing videos of Trump’s speeches to supporters. It will also redirect specific hashtags used by rioters, like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty, to reduce their content’s visibility in the app. TikTok says that ...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Instagram, Tech, United States, Riots, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Tiktok, Capitol Riot


Detroit’s Ludlow Ventures goes for fund four

Ludlow Ventures, an 11-year-old, Detroit-based seed-stage venture firm, is in the process of closing on $65 million in capital commitments for its fourth and newest fund, shows SEC paperwork filed this week. We reached out to firm founder Jonathon Triest, who declined to comment, citing SEC regulations. Ludlow closed its previous fund, a $45 million vehicle, in 2019. Its second fund, announced in 2017, also closed with $45 million. Ludlow’s debut fund closed in 2014 with $15.5 million. Ludlow,...
Tags: New York, La, Boston, Africa, Tech, Paypal, SEC, Detroit, Ludlow, Dan Gilbert, Lagos Nigeria, Boulevard, Ludlow Ventures, Jonathon Triest, Brett deMarrais, Triest


F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M

Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra, a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation. Volterra emerged in 2019 with a $50 million investment from multiple sources, including Khosla Ventures and Mayfield, along with strategic investors like M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm) and Samsung Ventures. As the company described it to me at the time of th...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Samsung Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Exit, Mayfield, Volterra, Francois Locoh Donou, F5


Apple’s electric car may be at least five years away, report says

The Apple Car is real, but it won't be here for at least half a decade, according to a new report that says the car is nowhere near ready for production.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Apple Car


Apple Negotiating with Hyundai for Apple Car Production [Updated x2]

Apple is planning to work with Hyundai on the upcoming Apple Car, according to a report from Korean site Korea Economic Daily. The report suggests that Apple is in negotiations with Hyundai Motor Group to manufacture an ‌Apple Car‌. Apple is said to be planning to work with Hyundai to produce electric vehicles and develop batteries due to the "enormous costs" of the technology and the necessary production facilities. Multiple prior rumors have suggested that Apple will work with a manufactur...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Korea, Hyundai, Apple Car, Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Motor Group, CNBC Hyundai


Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, veteran of many gaming generations

Epic today announced the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, maker of game development tools for many years. They’ve stayed largely behind the scenes, but many gamers will recognize the colorful Bink Video logo, which has appeared in the openings of many a title over the years. “Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission, and culture,” said Rad Game Tools founder and CEO Jeff Roberts said in the announcement. And it has see...
Tags: Gaming, Tech, Epic, Sony, M&a, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Jeff Roberts, Bink, Unreal Engine Epic, Rad Game Tools, Bink Video


Daily Crunch: Facebook bans Trump for two weeks

Online platforms take action against President Trump, Lenovo tries out a swiveling screen and Roblox raises $250 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 7, 2021. The big story: Facebook bans Trump for two weeks After a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol yesterday, a number of online platforms moved to suspend accounts connected to the outgoing president. For example, Twitter locked Trump’s account for 12 hours after he posted several (subsequently deleted) tweets repeating his un...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Congress, US, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Chromebook, Lenovo, Donald Trump, Shopify, SoFi, Chamath Palihapitiya


Trump returns to Twitter with what sounds like a concession speech

It’s been a long couple of days for the country, but President Trump only had to wait 12 hours before returning to his social network of choice. In an uncharacteristically scripted three-ish minute speech, the president denounced the “heinous attack” on the Capitol. “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy,” Trump said, warning the individuals involved that they will “pay.” The previous day, Trumped directed a crowd of his supporters to march tow...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Congress, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Trump, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Trump Administration


Shopify Removes Trump Stores, Citing President's Support For Violence

Shopify has removed stores affiliated with President Trump from its platform, citing a violation of its policies that prohibit users from promoting or supporting organizations that foment violence. CNET reports: "Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence," a spokesperson said in a statement. "Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or p...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cnet, Shopify, Trump, Donald J Trump, Shopify Removes Trump Stores Citing


Apple Negotiating with Hyundai for Apple Car Production [Updated]

Apple is planning to work with Hyundai on the upcoming Apple Car, according to a report from Korean site Korea Economic Daily. ...
Tags: Apple, Korea, Hyundai



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