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Forget winning, can Amazon survive in India?

During a visit to India in 2014, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos made a splashy announcement: His firm was investing $2 billion in the South Asian nation, just a year after beginning operations in the country. Amazon’s announcement underscored how far India had come to open up to foreign firms. The nation, which had largely kept doors shut to international giants between its independence in 1947 to liberalization in 1991, has slowly transformed itself into the world’s largest open market. In a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Entertainment, Government, Singapore, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Vodafone, The New York Times


Egerton & Walter Hauser Eyed for Apple TV+’s In With the Devil Series

Egerton & Walter Hauser eyed for Apple TV+’s In With the Devil series While already set to star in the streaming platform’s Tetris biopic feature, Taron Egerton is expanding his relationship with Apple TV+ as he has signed on to star in its series adaptation of James Keene’s In With the Devil with Paul Walter Hauser in talks to join, according to Deadline. RELATED: Taron Egerton to Star in Apple’s Tetris Biopic From Matthew Vaughn if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Apple TV, Chicago, TV News, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Brie Larson, Keene, Taron Egerton, Bradley Thomas, Roskam, Richard Plepler, Matthew Vaughn


Bad News For Land-Speed Record Fans As Bloodhound Goes Up For Sale

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Bad news, land-speed record fans: the project to set a new 1,000mph (1,609km/h) speed record is yet again in serious doubt. On Monday morning, the Bloodhound Land Speed Record Project revealed that it's looking for a new owner in order to try and break the existing record. Whoever steps in will need pretty deep pockets, too -- almost $11 million, in fact. Trying to set a new land-speed record is probably one of the harder activities one can ...
Tags: Tech, South Africa, Nammo, Ian Warhurst, Bloodhound Land Speed Record Project


North Korea infected infosec bods with backdoors via dodgy blog pages, Visual Studio files – Google

Security eggheads discover their PCs chatting with Kim Jong Un's hackers North Korea's hackers homed in on specific infosec researchers and infected their systems with a backdoor after luring them to a suspicious website, Google revealed on Monday.…
Tags: Google, North Korea, Software, Kim Jong


SoftBank-backed travel platform Klook raises $200M amid COVID-19

Klook, the Hong Kong-based travel activities platform backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, announced the closure of $200 million in funding for its Series E round, lifting the startup’s total capital raised to date to $720 million. Aspex Management, an investment fund focused on Asia Pacific led the round, alongside existing backers Sequoia Capital China, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Matrix Partners China, Boyu Capital, as well as a handful of new investors. Securing sizable funding at a time the COVID-19...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Klook, SINGAPORE HONG KONG, Eric Gnock Fah, SoftBank Vision Fund, Ethan Lin, COVID, Sequoia Capital China Softbank Vision Fund, Matrix Partners China Boyu Capital


Blackberry and Baidu deepen autonomous, connected car partnership

Blackberry and Chinese search engine giant Baidu have agreed to expand a partnership that aims to give automakers the tools they need to launch next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles in China. Under the deal, Baidu’s high-definition maps will be integrated into Blackberry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System. The embedded system will be mass produced in the upcoming GAC New Energy Aion models from the electric vehicle arm of GAC Group, one of the country’s top three automakers th...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Blackberry, Baidu, Geely, GAC Group, Xpeng, Geely Baidu, GAC New Energy Aion, Wang Yunpeng, Yunpeng, Dhiraj Handa, APAC BlackBerry Technology Solutions


Vancouver Seaplane Company To Resume Test Flights With Electric Plane

A Vancouver seaplane company says its retro-fitted all electric airplane is set to take to the skies for more test flights this year, as it pushes forward with its plans to make commercial air travel cheaper and greener. CBC.ca reports: "There's no wavering in our confidence and determination and interest in getting this done," said Harbour Air CEO Greg McDougall. Founded by McDougall in 1982, Harbour Air uses small propeller planes to fly commercial flights between the Lower Mainland, Seattle, ...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Seattle, Cbc, McDougall, DHC, Gulf Islands, Harbour Air, Greg McDougall, Seattle Vancouver Island, de Havilland Beaver, Richmond B C Harbour Air


The best piano-learning apps in 2021

Learning how to play the piano? Take a look at our list of the best piano-learning apps, from those for absolute beginners to those for intermediate players.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Piano, Music Apps, Learning Apps, Classical Piano, Piano App


Apple teases ‘new and wonderful’ product a top execs take on new posts

Changes are afoot at Apple as several of its engineering executives receive new posts ahead of work on a new and wonderful project.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Engineering, Dan Riccio, John Ternus


Apple hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio will step down, focus on new project yet to be revealed

Apple's hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, is planning to step down to oversee a new project, the company announced Monday, providing no further details on the longtime executive's latest role. Could this be related to the iPhone maker's foray into self-driving car technology? — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Dan Riccio


Browser Makers Launch New Project For Writing Documentation For Web APIs

A coalition of tech companies announced today the launch of Open Web Docs, a new initiative to help write documentation for Web APIs, JavaScript, and other web tooling and platforms. From a report: The new project does not view itself as a replacement for MDN Web Docs, a website hosted by Mozilla, where all browser makers agreed to move the official Web API documentation back in October 2017, and stop developing their own, often diverging, documentation sites. Instead, in a press release and FAQ...
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President Joe Biden commits to replacing entire federal fleet with electric vehicles

President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. government would replace the entire federal fleet of cars, trucks and SUVs with electric vehicles manufactured in the United States, a commitment tied to a broader campaign promise to create 1 million new jobs in the American auto industry and supply chains. The commitment, if it bears out, could give a boost to U.S. automakers, particularly those that have diverse portfolios that include passenger cars, commercial vans and light trucks. Biden made the c...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Government, America, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, North America, Biden, Buick, GSA


Daily Crunch: Twitter unveils Birdwatch

Twitter pilots a new tool to fight disinformation, Apple brings celebrity-guided walks to the Apple Watch and Clubhouses raises funding. This is your Daily Crunch for January 25, 2021. The big story: Twitter unveils Birdwatch Twitter launched a new product today that it says will offer “a community-based approach to misinformation.” With Birdwatch, users will be able to flag tweets that they find misleading, write notes to add context to those tweets and rate the notes written by others. This ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Policy, Jane Austen, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange, Clubhouse, Helsinki, Chamath Palihapitiya, Taboola, SPAC, Dolly, Watch Google


Hacker Leaks Data of 2.28 Million Dating Site Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A well-known hacker has leaked the details of more than 2.28 million users registered on MeetMindful.com, a dating website founded in 2014, ZDNet has learned this week from a security researcher. The dating site's data has been shared as a free download on a publicly accessible hacking forum known for its trade in hacked databases. The leaked data, a 1.2 GB file, appears to be a dump of the site's users database. The content of this file includes...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Zdnet, BCrypt, MeetMindful


How to backup an iPhone to iCloud, to a computer through iTunes, or to an external hard drive

You'll likely want to backup your iPhone's data with iCloud storage, but there are ways to backup an iPhone without using iCloud.   You can also delete previous backups and find storage space for new ones.  Here's how to backup an iPhone to iCloud, to a computer through iTunes, and to an external hard drive. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. How well do you know your iPhone's various backup options?Like many iPhone users, you might have set your phone to back up...
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Warning: Keep your iPhone 6 inches away from your pacemaker

An important heads-up for iPhone owners: Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers.
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Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone 6 inches away from your pacemaker

An important heads-up for iPhone owners: Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers.
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Facebook News launches in the UK, its first market outside of the US for the curated news portal

As the United Kingdom prepares to sharpen its focus on how it regulates big tech companies, Facebook is taking a big step up in the role it plays in presenting media to the U.K. public, and into how it works with the country’s media industry. Today it is launching Facebook News in the U.K., Facebook’s first market outside of the U.S. for its dedicated, curated news portal — accessed like the U.S. version through a tab in the Android or iOS app menu. The portal will launch with content from hundr...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, Germany, India, US, Samsung, Tech, United Kingdom, Economist, Axel Springer, Telegraph Media Group, STV, Facebook News


Debunk, don’t ‘prebunk,’ and other psychology lessons for social media moderation

If social networks and other platforms are to get a handle on disinformation, it’s not enough to know what it is — you have to know how people react to it. Researchers at MIT and Cornell have some surprising but subtle findings that may affect how Twitter and Facebook should go about treating this problematic content. MIT’s contribution is a counter-intuitive one. When someone encounters a misleading headline in their timeline, the logical thing to do would be to put a warning before it so that ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Tech, Taiwan, Mit, Biden, Cornell, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, David Rand, Moderation, Disinformation, Adam Berinsky


In a trial run, Google Chrome to corral netizens into groups for tailored web ads rather than target individuals

The third-party advertising cookie: Barely tolerated anymore. We can rebuild it, internet titan insists, we have the technology. Analysis Google on Monday said it will make some of its Privacy Sandbox proposals available for testing with the release of Chrome 89 in March as part of its effort to rewire the technical infrastructure of online advertising.…
Tags: Google, Software, Analysis Google


Not just MagSafe: Apple reminds users not to hold iPhones near pacemakers

In response to iPhone 12 fears, Apple updates support hub with revised guidance.
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Apple's hardware engineering chief to step down to focus on new project

Apple Inc's hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, will step down to oversee a new project, the iPhone maker said on Monday, providing...
Tags: Apple, Apple Inc, Dan Riccio


Google Says It May Have Found a Privacy-Friendly Substitute To Cookies

Google says its new machine learning algorithms could replace cookie-based ad targeting without invading your privacy. Axios reports: Google has been testing a new API (a software interface) called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) that acts as an effective replacement signal for third-party cookies. The API exists as a browser extension within Google Chrome. The company said Monday that tests of FLoC to reach audiences show that advertisers can expect to see at least 95% of the conversions p...
Tags: Google, Tech, Federated Learning of Cohorts


Facebook News launches in the UK, the first international market for its curated news portal

As the United Kingdom prepares to sharpen its focus on how it regulates big tech companies, Facebook is taking a big step up in the role it plays in presenting media to the U.K. public, and into how it works with the country’s media industry. Today it is launching Facebook News in the U.K., Facebook’s first market outside of the U.S. for its dedicated, curated news portal — accessed, like the U.S. version, through a tab in the Android or iOS app menu. The portal will launch with content from hun...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, Germany, India, US, Samsung, Tech, United Kingdom, Economist, Axel Springer, Telegraph Media Group, STV


The best speaker deals - save $50 on a Yamaha soundbar with Alexa built-in

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Yamaha Speakers with good performance can be pricey, but they often go on sale.We've compiled all the best speaker deals for January 2021.Right now, you can buy a Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar for $300 - that's $50 off its full price. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Great speakers can make listening to music far more enjoyable - and speakers have been getting a whole lot better over the past few years...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, TV, Audio, Speakers, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Tech, Features, Tech Deals, Home Theater, Soundbars, Alexa, Yamaha, Amazon Best


How to watch WWE Network's wrestling events exclusively on Peacock starting March 18

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Rey Mysterio is seen in action against Randy Orton. Reuters/Faisal al Nasser Peacock will be the exclusive streaming home to WWE Network events and programs starting March 18.As a result, the existing WWE Network streaming service is expected to close in the US.To watch WWE Network, you'll need a Peacock Premium plan for $5/month or a Premium Plus plan for $10/month.See also: Peacock is now the excl...
Tags: Reviews, Usa, UK, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Fox, Playstation, Nbcuniversal, Streaming, Lg, Vizio, Hulu, Wrestling, Wwe


Apple hardware executive Dan Riccio is taking on a 'new project' at the company

Apple's Dan Riccio. Apple Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering is transitioning to work on a "new project." Dan Riccio will be replaced as SVP of hardware by John Ternus, who has been with Apple for 20 years. The announcement comes amid rumors that Apple is working on an electric vehicle. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple hardware chief Dan Riccio is stepping down from his role to transition to a new position as part of "a new project," Apple sa...
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Smart lock maker Latch teams with real estate firm to go public via SPAC

This week, Latch becomes the latest company to join the SPAC parade. Founded in 2014, the New York-based company came out of stealth two years later, launching a smart lock system. Though, like many companies primarily known for hardware solutions, Latch says it’s more, offering a connected security software platform for owners of apartment buildings. The company is set to go public courtesy of a merger with blank check company TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp. As far as partners go, Tishman Spey...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Europe, New York, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Lock, Alex, Exit, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Latch, Smart Lock, Tishman Speyer, Schoenfelder


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Big is beautiful, especially when it comes to Samsung's smartphones. We compare the brand new Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship with last year's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy Note, Buying Guides, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Unpacked 2021


Apple has a new head of hardware engineering in latest executive shuffle

Dan Riccio, the former SVP, will remain at Apple to work on "a new project."
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