An indoor conference hosted by a coronavirus vaccine entrepreneur resulted in at least 2 dozen infections

Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE attends the Global Learning XPRIZE Foundation Grand-prize Awards at Google Playa Vista Office on May 15, 2019 in Playa Vista, California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Global Learning XPRIZE An indoor conference hosted by COVID-19 vaccine entrepreneur resulted in dozens of infections. Peter Diamandis, who also was infected, hosted a mostly virtual conference with an in-studio audience last month. "As a result, we felt awesome, we felt sa...
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Losses To Romance Scams Reached a Record $304 Million in 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent stay-at-home and social distancing directives might have played a major role in romance scams losses reaching record levels in 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission said in a report last week. From a report: Total losses were estimated at a record $304 million, up about 50% from 2019, with the average loss last year being estimated at $2,500 per individual. "From 2016 to 2020, reported total dollar losses increased more than fourfold, and the numb...
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Google inks landmark agreements with Australian media giants

The deals Google is cutting in Australia could change how it treats news outlets around the world.
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Google Cloud forges new passage to India with Tata Communications

Azure and AWS already have same cloud deal, but hey - new friends! Google and Tata Communications have teamed to spread the G-Cloud further inside India.…
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Best cheap Apple Watch deals for February 2021

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.
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A Hugely Popular File-Sharing Android App Also Has Giant, Terrible Security Flaws

An Android app used by a significant chunk of the global population also has glaring security flaws that would allow a savvy hacker to steal a user’s data or even hijack the app’s operations using arbitrary code.Read more...
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28 of the best gifts for teen girls, from a virtual assistant to a popular book series

Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across multiple sites.Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 28 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.See also: 44 cool and unique gifts teens actually want to receive--->Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. B...
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Daily Crunch: Axiom Space raises $130M

A space startup connected to the International Space Station raises $130 million, Atlassian releases a new version of Trello and bitcoin briefly passes $50,000. This is your Daily Crunch for February 16, 2021. The big story: Axiom Space raises $130M Founded in 2016, Axiom Space is working with NASA to add privately developed space station modules to the International Space Station. It’s also the service provider for the first private astronaut launch to the ISS, scheduled for January 2022 using ...
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What is a DNS server? How Domain Name System servers connect you to the internet

A DNS server helps your web browser connect to websites. Photographer, Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images A DNS server – short for Domain Name System server – converts web addresses into IP addresses.  Without a DNS server, you won't be able to connect to any websites. If you're having issues with your default DNS server, you can change it. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A Domain Name System (DNS) server is a fundamental part of the backbone of the internet - withou...
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Zolve raises $15 million for its cross-border neobank aimed at global citizens

Tens of thousands of students and professionals in India leave their home nation each year for work and pursue higher education. Even after spending months in the new country, they struggle to get a credit card from local banks, and have to pay a premium to access a range of other financial services. Banks in the U.S., or in most other countries for that matter, rely on local credit score to determine the worthiness of potential applicants. Even if an individual had a great credit score in India...
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Apple Says COVID 'Health Pass' Apps Are Limited to Developers Working With Public Health Authorities

Apple today informed developers that "health pass" apps can only be submitted by developers that are working with recognized public health authorities. A "health pass" app is classified as an app that generates a pass that's used to enter buildings and access in-person services based on testing and vaccination records. Apple says that to make sure these apps are responsibly handling sensitive data and providing reliable functionality, they're being limited to developers work with test kit ma...
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Live TV will never be the same

Live TV can be social. Interesting concept, yes? Let’s say it again — Live TV can be social. Not social like you’re sitting next to a buddy on the sofa social, social as in social media, social. Technologically social.We all have opinions, thoughts, and feelings about what’s on the TV, whether we’re tuned into an NBA game or the latest episode of The Bachelor. But how do we share those thoughts in real-time without the disruption or inconvenience of video?Enter Colorcast, the first of its kind ...
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Apple Pays $163.34 Million in Licensing Fees for Songwriters and Publishers

The Mechanical Licensing Collective today announced (via Variety that Apple and other digital service providers have paid a total of $424,384,787 in historical unmatched royalty fees. Of that total, Apple paid $163,338,890 which was the highest fee paid out. Spotify paid $152,226,039, which marked the second highest payment. After that, Amazon paid $42,741,507, and Google paid $32,855,222. Other streaming services like Pandora, iHeart Media, SoundCloud, and Deezer paid smaller amounts. The M...
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Why Does the Apple TV Still Exist? (slashdot)

Apple commentator Jason Snell writes: Why does this product still exist, and is there anywhere for it to go next? Gruber and Thompson [two other columnists] suggest that perhaps the way forward is to lean into an identity as a low-end gaming console. Maybe amp up the processor power, bundle a controller, and try to use Apple Arcade to emphasize that this is a box that is for more than watching video. The thing is, that's really been the story of the Apple TV for the last few years, and so far as...
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Australia's Nine Strikes a Google Media Deal as Licencing Laws Approach - Media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd has agreed on a content licencing deal with Google, one of its...
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Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway up stake in this healthcare company

According to a regulatory filing, Berkshire Hathaway also now holds 147.6 million shares of Verizon, and an additional 48.4 million shares of Chevron and 23.07 million shares of E.W. Scripps. The company also trimmed its stake in its largest stock holding, Apple, by 5.4%  
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Buffett's Firm Reveals New Investments in Verizon, Chevron

Warren Buffett’s company made major new investments in Verizon and Chevron and again trimmed its huge stake in Apple while making several other adjustments to its stock portfolio last year.
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Construction activity in DTLA remains robust amid pandemic

COVID-19 hammered the nation’s economy in 2020, but downtown Los Angeles still saw significant construction activity and the 10 largest projects underway have a combined value of more than $3 billion, according to a year-end report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. “Downtown over the last 20 years, and in particular over the past two years, has become a world-class city center,” said Nick Griffin, the organization’s executive director. “It was originally more of an office c...
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There have been zero reported US drone strikes since Joe Biden took office

A Yemeni boy walks past a mural depicting a US drone on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images Since Joe Biden took office, there have no reports of US drone strikes or civilian casualties. This comes after Trump carried out more strikes in Somalia and Yemen than all other presidents combined. "If there is a pause in airstrikes overall, we hope it's due to a reassessment of the United States' strategy," said Amnesty International's Daphne Eviator. Visi...
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reveals billion-dollar stakes in Chevron and Verizon

Warren Buffett. Rick Wilking/Reuters Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway invested in Chevron and Verizon last quarter.It disclosed a $4.1 billion stake in the energy titan and a $8.6 billion position in the telecoms giant.Berkshire also trimmed its Apple stake and exited JPMorgan and Pfizer.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway purchased billion-dollar stakes in Chevron and Verizon last quarter, according to its latest portfolio update.The fa...
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The best iPad cases in 2021

Apple sells several different types of , which means you should be sure to pick a case that fits your specific model.The best cases offer a combination of  protection, utility, and style.Whether you're looking for rugged protection, a super slim sleeve, or a keyboard attachment, we've got you covered.Apple's iPads are great for content creation and consumption, and their incredible portability means you can stream Netflix or take notes  from almost anywhere. Whether you're using your iPad at ho...
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'Near-Total Internet Shutdown' for Third Night in a Row in Myanmar

Myanmar's new military government has enforced a "near-total internet shutdown" in the country for the third night in a row, and fifth such communication blackout of this kind this month. NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages globally, reports: Myanmar is in the midst of a near-total internet shutdown for the third night in a row ; real-time network data show national connectivity collapsing to 19% of ordinary levels from 1 am local; incident ongoing. Read more of this story at Slashd...
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Dark mode can save battery, but only if your device has an OLED screen - here's what you should know

Depending on your device's screen type, turning on dark mode may help it save battery life. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Dark mode can save battery, but only if your device has an OLED screen. Phones, computers, and other devices with LCD screens won't save battery with dark mode on. If you're not sure what type of screen your device has, check the manual or contact the manufacturer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Dark mode has become incredibly popular ove...
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Google reportedly shut down its Stadia studios a week after praising them

A new report sheds light on Stadia’s final days.
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Australia politics live: Victoria set to end Covid lockdown; Turnbull says it's 'incredible' PM's office wasn't told about rape allegation

Premier expected to announce easing of restrictions as survey reveals levels of vaccine hesitancy in Australia – all the news as it happensWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresMore than a quarter of Australians unsure about Covid vaccineMelbourne hotspots, Victoria lockdown rulesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 10.34pm GMT Anthony Albanese has been doing a lot of media this morning - he attended a rally in support of Tafe, held a doorstop and appeared on Sky all befo...
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Digital Security Will Be a Dominant Theme in 2021

Real estate survived 2020 thanks to a rapid shift to new ways of doing business and interacting with our clients. While this has accelerated the industry’s shift to using more technology tools, it has not been without some significant risks. Digital security is not a new concern, but it will soon be an even bigger issue now that remote interactions are becoming more common. For example, a recent report from TransUnion showed that fraud alerts among rental housing applicants surged during the pan...
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Apple’s iOS 14.5 emoji promote inclusivity, vaccines, and the AirPods Max

New emoji for exhaling, getting hypnotized, and having heartburn as well.
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How ShowingTime’s privacy policy ties Zillow’s hands

A legal expert confirmed to Inman that "[Zillow] can’t do things that ShowingTime couldn’t do" with agents' data.
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