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Apple extends free repair of 13-inch MacBook Pro with display backlight issues

Apple has silently extended its worldwide program that offers free repair to 13-inch MacBook Pro models with display backlight issues....
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Spotify's Big Bet On Podcasts Is Failing, Citi Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Spotify's multimillion-dollar bet on podcasting may not be working out, Citi analysts wrote in a note to clients Friday. "The cadence of Premium gross additions (through 3Q20) and app download data (through 4Q20) do not show any material benefit from recent podcast investments (that began in 2019)," the analysts wrote. The firm downgraded the stock to sell from neutral. Spotify kicked off its venture into podcasting in early 2019, after acquiring ...
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Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat

Once overlooked, agritech startups are beginning to have a moment in India. On Tuesday, DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, said it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as the Indian firm looks to maintain its accelerated growth despite the pandemic. Prosus Ventures, formerly known as Naspers Ventures, led Patna and Gurgaon-based startup’s Series C financing round. RTP Global and existing investors Sequoia Capital India, FMO, Omnivore an...
Tags: Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Accel, Gurgaon, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kumar, Patna, Naspers Ventures, Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh, DeHaat, Prosus Ventures, Shashank Kumar, Sequoia Capital India FMO Omnivore


‘Agility in Their DNA’: How Media Companies Will Lean Into Their Strengths

Where We Were Last year started off with publishers in a quandary about how to maintain their programmatic advertising businesses beyond 2022, when Google would end its support of third-party cookies in its Chrome browser. But by March, as a pandemic hit, publishers had to deal with the fallout, including a volatile ad market, adverse...
Tags: Google, Publishing, Advertising, Magazine, Platforms, 2021 Outlook


Ad Tech Is Primed for Its Own Roaring ’20s

Where We Were Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Google rocked the ad-tech world when it confirmed it would drop support for third-party cookies, the common currency for programmatic trading, in its Chrome web browser in 2022. After Adweek first reported that Google was contemplating the changes in March 2019, imitating policies in Apple's Safari, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Advertising, Magazine, Ad Tech, 2021 Outlook


Tim Cook: Why I Kicked Parler Off Apple's App Store

Charlotte Web shares a report from CNN: Apple, along with Amazon and Google, effectively kicked Parler off the internet in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol siege. Despite criticism that Big Tech wields too much power over speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his decision. "We looked at the incitement to violence that was on there," Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday. "We don't consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection..." Cook disputed that it's Apple's job to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Tech, Cnn, Tim Cook, Charlotte, Capitol, US Capitol, Parler


Capsaicin Spices Up Perovskite-Based Solar Cells To Record Efficiencies

"Researchers claim achievement of new record photovoltaic conversion efficiencies for perovskite-based solar cells by spicing them up with a little capsaicin," writes Slashdot reader ffkom, adding: "Of course everyone who loves to eat chilis already knew capsaicin energizes you to record levels." The researchers have published their findings in the journal Joule. From the report: Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) suffer from significant nonradiative recombination, limiting their power conversion eff...
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Trend Micro Cleaner One Pro Review

I’m always trying to make my devices last a little bit longer. Despite the fact that companies implement planned obsolescence techniques that force me to upgrade now and then, I’ve definitely saved money over the years with smart prolonging of my everyday gadgets. Therefore, when I got the chance to test out Trend Micro Cleaner One Pro , I was thrilled to give it a whirl. What Is Trend Micro Cleaner One Pro? Trend Micro Cleaner One Pro is a software program that cleans up your computer...
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Salesforce leads $15M investment in Indian HR tech platform Darwinbox

Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup looks to further expand in the country and Southeast Asian markets. The new round — a Series C — for the Hyderabad-headquartered startup was led by Salesforce Ventures, the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. This is Salesforce Ventures’ one of rare investments in India. Existing investors including Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital India ...
Tags: Asia, Enterprise, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Sap, Salesforce Ventures, Lightspeed India, Reddy, Middle East Asia, Sequoia Capital India, Dev Khare


Salesforce leads $15M investment round in Indian HR tech platform Darwinbox

Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup looks to expand beyond the country and Southeast Asian markets. The new round, a Series C, for the Hyderabad-based startup was led by Salesforce Ventures, the venture arm of the American software giant. This is Salesforce Ventures’ one of rare investments in India. Existing investors including Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital India also participate...
Tags: Asia, Enterprise, India, Funding, Tech, Middle East, SaaS, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Salesforce Ventures, Lightspeed India, Reddy, Sequoia Capital India, Alex Kayyal, Salesforce India, Darwinbox


Google Workspace Promo Code FREE in Desamark

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Capitol Riot Suspect Plotted To Sell Stolen Pelosi Laptop To Russian Intelligence, Authorities Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: A Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters told a former "romantic partner" that she planned to steal a laptop computer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and sell it to Russian intelligence, court documents revealed Monday. The woman, Riley June Williams, 22, was on the run, charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with the intent to disturb a session of Congress and other charges after her former flame tur...
Tags: Congress, Russia, Nbc News, Tech, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, William, Capitol, Pelosi, Lund, SVR Russia, Riley June Williams, Jonathan Lund


Telegram Says It Shut Down "Hundreds Of Public Calls To Violence" From US Channels Last Week

In the weeks since Trump-sympathizing rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, platforms have scrambled to account for the ways right-wing zealots used their communication networks to strategize, coordinate or otherwise inflame tensions related to the deadly insurrection. Apparently, Telegram has been no exception: On…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Software, Telegram, Operating Systems, Pavel Durov, Trump, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Zello, Cross Platform Software, Alt Tech, Telegram In Iran


Salesforce leads $15M investment in Asian HR tech platform Darwinbox

Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup looks to further expand in the country and Southeast Asian markets. The new round — a Series C — for the Hyderabad-headquartered startup was led by Salesforce Ventures, the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. This is Salesforce Ventures’ one of rare investments in India. Existing investors including Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital India ...
Tags: Asia, Enterprise, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Sap, Salesforce Ventures, Lightspeed India, Reddy, Middle East Asia, Sequoia Capital India, Dev Khare


Apple's iPhone 13 Could Ditch the Lightning Port, Feature Next-Gen Vapor Chamber Cooling and In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 could feature vapor chamber cooling, as well as an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It may also completely ditch the Lightning port in favor of wireless charging. Apple Insider reports: Kuo believes Apple is highly likely to incorporate vapor chamber tech into an upcoming iPhone model, though it is not clear if the system will be ready in time for 2021. Generally speaking, vapor chamber (VC) technology involves evaporation of a liquid (t...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Kuo, Bloomberg Apple, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, Apple Insider


The best iPhone chargers for 2021

Need a new iPhone charger? Today's chargers are more convenient and inventive than ever! Here are the best picks, from wireless chargers to the latest MagSafe.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, best iPhone chargers, Iphone Charger, new iPhone chargers, top iPhone charging devices


Parler CEO Brings Back Website, Promises Service Will Follow 'Soon'

Right-wing social media platform Parler, which has been offline since Amazon Web Services dropped it like a hot potato last week, has reappeared on the Web with a promise to return as a fully functional service "soon." Ars Technica reports: Although the platform's Android and iOS apps are still defunct, this weekend its URL once again began to resolve to an actual website, instead of an error notice. The site at the moment consists solely of the homepage, which has a message from company CEO Joh...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ars Technica, Amazon Web Services, Pittsburgh, EPIK, Parler, John Matze, DDoS Guard


Smartwatches Can Help Detect COVID-19 Days Before Symptoms Appear

Smartwatches and other wearable devices that continuously measure users' heart rates, skin temperature and other physiological markers can help spot coronavirus infections days before an individual is diagnosed. From a report: Devices like the Apple Watch, Garmin and Fitbit watches can predict whether an individual is positive for COVID-19 even before they are symptomatic or the virus is detectable by tests, according to studies from leading medical and academic institutions, including Mount Sin...
Tags: New York, California, New York City, Tech, Stanford University, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, Rob Hirten


Glo HD Hacks, Mods and Ideas, work in progress

SOFT HACKS and MODS PLAN: more and fun stuff to do. Single Hacks - Bypassing KOBO registration, while keeping Wifi active (at least works on Forma) https://www.yingtongli.me/blog/2018/...obo-rego.html] - Save your annotations https://www.ankursheel.com/blog/expo...om-a-kobo-aura - Full-screen on/off (remove header/footer) 1. Attach Kobo to PC/Mac with USB cable and click transfer mode on KOBO screen. 2. Locate "Kobo eReader.config" on the KOBO eReader/.kobo folder. 3. Ctrl-click or right-cli...
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Singapore-based Volopay raises $2.1 million seed round to build a “financial control center” for businesses

Volopay, a Singapore-based startup building a “financial control center” for businesses, announced today it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, and included participation from Soma Capital, CP Ventures, Y Combinator, VentureSouq, the founders of Razorpay and other angel investors. The funding will be used on hiring, product development, strategic partnerships and Volopay’s international expansion. It plans to launch operations in Austral...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Australia, Singapore, Tech, Justin Mateen, RazorPay, Airwallex, Volopay, Shaji, Soma Capital CP Ventures, Rajith Shaiji, Rajesh Raikwar Volopay, Shaiji, Raikwar


OpenWRT Forum User Data Stolen In Weekend Data Breach

The OpenWRT forum, a large community of enthusiasts of alternative, open-source operating systems for routers, announced a data breach over the weekend. Bleeping Computer reports: The attack occurred on Saturday, around 04:00 (GMT), when an unauthorized third party gained admin access to and copied a list with details about forum users and related statistical information. The intruder used the account of an OpenWRT administrator. Although the account had "a good password," additional security pr...
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What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lg6cZmfpeM You know that QAnon supporters figured prominently in the Capitol insurrection. Two QAnon conspiracy theorists now hold seats in Congress. And perhaps you read the disturbing profile this weekend about the QAnon supporter who attended the elite Dalton School in Manhattan and then Harvard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s finally worth understanding what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from filmmaker Kirby Fer...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Congress, College, Harvard, Current Affairs, Manhattan, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Dalton School, Kirby Ferguson


Apple Pulls the Plug on User-Found Method To Sideload iOS Apps on Mac

Apple has plugged a hole that allowed users to sideload iOS and iPad applications to M1 Macs that were never intended to run on desktop. The server-side change ensures that only applications that app developers have flagged as optimized for Mac will run. From a report: Late last year, Apple launched its first Macs running on its own ARM-based custom CPU called the M1, as opposed to the Intel chips that have been used in Macs for several years. These new machines included the entry-level 13-inch ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Tech, Intel, MacBook Air, Mac App Store


Popular Podcasts App Pocket Casts Is Up For Sale: Where Did It Go Wrong?

James Cridland, editor of podcast newsletter PodNews: Podcast app Pocket Casts is looking for a buyer. NPR, which owns 34.6% of the company, reports their share of the company's loss was $812,000: which could put the company's net loss at more than $2m, though the company denies this. I've used Pocket Casts for a long time. To me, it has two unbeatable features: 1. A really, really good audio player - the skip-silence and the voice-boost is light-years ahead of anything that anyone else has prod...
Tags: Google, US, Tech, Bbc, Npr, James Cridland, BBC Studios Americas Pocket Casts


Github apologizes for firing Jewish worker who warned colleagues about Nazis

Github today apologised for firing a Jewish employee who warned co-workers about Nazis and offered him his job back. It also said that "employees are free to express concerns about Nazis". As it happened, the Jewish employee posted to an internal Github Slack channel: "Stay safe homies, Nazis are about." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Tech, Mistakes, Anti-semitism, Capitol insurrection


Gillmor Gang: Twitter+

The best thing about 2020 is we survived it. No need to say what the worst thing is, it’s hands down our collective stupidity in the choices we’ve made. That reality has forced us to refactor what we do moving forward. If we had correctly understood the massive changes ahead, we would not be wondering when we will return to the old, new or any normal. The normal is what got us here. Unlimited air travel, freedom to do whatever we wanted without regard to the impact it would have on anybody el...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Video, Hollywood, White House, Tech, Georgia, Gang, Mitch McConnell, Gillmor Gang, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice


The best student Chromebooks for 2021

Are you searching for the best student Chromebook? Here, we consider factors critical to students, such as battery and portability, giving you our top picks.
Tags: Students, Trends, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing, Tablets, Chromebooks, Buying Guides, Portable Computers


Cryptocat author gets insanely fast backing to build P2P tech for social media

The idea for Capsule started with a tweet about reinventing social media. A day later cryptography researcher, Nadim Kobeissi — best known for authoring the open source E2E encrypted desktop chat app Cryptocat (now discontinued) — had pulled in a pre-seed investment of $100,000 for his lightweight mesh-networked microservices concept, with support coming from angel investor and   former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, William J. Pulte and Wamda Capital. I'm designing a decentralized soc...
Tags: Apple, Social, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, France, Censorship, US, Tech, Glenn Greenwald, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Delaware, Amazon Web Services, P2p


Zillow’s shift to IDX is live. Here’s what agents need to know

Changes include buyer's agents being advertised as "personal guides" and the site defaulting to agent listings over others.
Tags: Technology, Data, Radio, Zillow, Industry News, IDX, Select, Premier Agent, Zillow Offers, MLS & Associations, Susan Daimler


Massive Blackouts Have Hit Iran. The Government is Blaming Bitcoin Mining.

Massive blackouts and smog have hit cities across Iran. It's a toxic mix as the country, already under economic duress and suffocating U.S. sanctions, simultaneously battles the region's worst coronavirus outbreak. Blackouts are not new in Iran, where an aging and subsidized electricity sector is plagued by alleged mismanagement. But this time, government officials say that bitcoin mining at cryptocurrency farms -- the energy-intensive business of using large collections of computers to verify d...
Tags: Tech, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Kerman, IRNA, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, TAVANIR, Ali Vaezi, Ziya Sadr, The Washington Post Mining



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