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Samsung is bringing Galaxy S21 features to older phones starting today

Samsung has announced One UI 3.1, an updated version of its One UI operating system that brings a number of Galaxy S21 features to older Samsung phones.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, One UI, Galaxy S21, One UI 3.1


Glassdoor now lets you filter company ratings by demographics

Despite efforts from companies to create equitable environments, it’s clear that employees of a certain demographics, like Black women, sometimes have very different experiences from their counterparts. Glassdoor aims to better surface those experiences through a new feature that allows folks to filter ratings by demographics. Up until now, Glassdoor only presented an overall ranking for a specific company, so there was no way to easily determine if, for example, Black women feel the same as whi...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Glassdoor, Andrew Chamberlain, Amanda Stansell, Overall Black


Glassdoor now lets you filter company reviews by demographics

Despite efforts from companies to create equitable environments, it’s clear that employees of a certain demographics, like Black women, sometimes have very different experiences from their counterparts. Glassdoor aims to better surface those experiences through a new feature that allows folks to filter ratings by demographics. Up until now, Glassdoor only presented an overall ranking for a specific company, so there was no way to easily determine if, for example, Black women feel the same as whi...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Glassdoor, Andrew Chamberlain, Amanda Stansell, Overall Black


Why Facebook blocked all news content in Australia - and why Google didn't

Carsten Koall/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Australia wants to pass a bill forcing Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for their content. In response, Facebook banned news content in the country, while Google made deals with publishers. But the situation is much more complicated. Here's what you need to know. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook made huge waves on Wednesday by blocking all news content for its Australian users and all content post...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, Senate, Trends, Eu, Spain, News Corp, Brad Smith, France Germany, Casey Newton, Alex Wong Getty, Australia Facebook, Carsten Koall Getty, Tyler Sonnemaker


Facebook blocks users in Australia from finding or sharing news

Facebook said it would restrict the "sharing and viewing" of Australian and international news content on its platform in Australia. The announcement comes amid Australian regulators' proposed legislation over tech platforms paying news publishers, which Facebook and Google have staunchly opposed.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Cnn


Facebook's botched Australia news ban hits health departments, charities and its own pages

Social media company’s ban on sharing news has also affected dozens of government, not-for-profit and community pagesThe Bureau of Meteorology, state health departments, the Western Australian opposition leader, charities and Facebook itself are among those to have been hit by Facebook’s ban on news in Australia. On Thursday morning Facebook began preventing Australian news sites from posting, while also stopping Australian users from sharing or viewing content from any news outlets, both Austra...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Australia, Social Media, Australia news, Digital Media, Australian politics, Australian media, Bureau of Meteorology


Apple Pay will soon work on BART and Muni

If you’ve ever tried to hop on the bus in San Francisco and were bummed to find that Apple Pay wasn’t an option (unlike in New York, Beijing, and plenty of other major cities): good news! That’s changing. Apple has announced that support for Clipper (the payment system for BART, Muni, Caltrain, AC Transit, and a bunch of other Bay Area transit agencies) is officially on the way. You’ll soon be able to just tap your iPhone or Apple Watch to the card reader and be on your way. Apple says that Appl...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Bay Area, Bart, New York Beijing, BART Muni Caltrain AC Transit


Australia news code: What’s this row with Facebook and Google all about?

A law that would force tech firms to pay for news is being closely watched globally. We explain why.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Australia


Australia politics live: Facebook blames government's media code for ban on even non-news pages

Social media company says it is blocking pages over proposed media bargaining code but did not intend to ban government pages. Follow liveFacebook blocks Australian users and publishers from viewing or sharing newsAustralia’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?Melbourne hotspots; Victoria rules and restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.18am GMT Foodbank has also been caught up in the banThis is UNACCEPTABLE. Demand for food relief has never been...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Robert Thomson, News Corp, Australasia, Miller, Foodbank, THOMSON, Rupert, Michael Miller, Lachlan Murdoch, Coronavirus


Lesson #335: The Death of Search Engine Optimization

I have been a digital marketer for over 20 years now, which seems like an eternity at this point!  Google has always been a staple of any good digital marketing strategy, especially for search engine optimization (SEO), to attract free organic traffic based on the quality of the content on your page.  But, when we recently started to see our SEO traffic start to decline, we asked our SEO consultant to investigate what was the root cause, and he said it was due to a recent Google Search page ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Google Shopping, Google Adwords, Google Local, George Deeb


'We will be proceeding with the Code': As Facebook bans Australian news, the government says it won't back down on new media laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo The Australian government says it won't back down on its proposed news media bargaining code. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told ABC News Breakfast "we will be proceeding with the code." The laws, if passed, could compel Facebook and Google to pay Australian news outlets for the journalism they produce. Visit Business Insider Australia's homepage for more stories. The Australian federal government says it won't back down o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Law, Abc, Australia, Senate, Trends, Silicon Valley, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Fletcher, Australia New Zealand, ABC News Breakfast


64 thoughtful and fun gifts that won't cost you more than $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We've rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.For more inspiration, check out Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of totally expendable k...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith


Artie raises $10M for app-less mobile games

Artie, a startup looking to rethink the distribution of mobile games, announced today that it has raised $10 million in funding. There are some big names backing the company — its latest investors include Zynga founder Mark Pincus, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Scooter Braun’s Raised In Space, Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Susquehanna International Group, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment + The Sixers Lab, Googler Manuel Bronstein and...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Media, Youtube, Funding, Tech, Zynga, App Stores, Alice, Sdk, Braun, Horrigan


Facebook blocks health departments, charities and its own pages in botched Australia news ban

Social media company’s ban on sharing news has also affected dozens of government, not-for-profit and community pagesThe Bureau of Meteorology, state health departments, the Western Australian opposition leader, charities and Facebook itself are among those to have been blocked on Facebook in Australia as a result of the company’s wide-ranging ban on sharing or viewing news. On Thursday morning Facebook began preventing Australian news sites from posting, while also stopping Australian users fro...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Australia, Social Media, Australia news, Digital Media, Australian politics, Australian media, Bureau of Meteorology


NY AG sues to shut down crypto app Coinseed alleging it sold a worthless currency and defrauded investors

Coinseed wasn't legally allowed to sell its own coin, the lawsuit, says. Chesnot/Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she has sued to shut down Coinseed, a cryptocurrency-trading app.  She said in a filing that the firm defrauded thousands of investors out of more than $1 million.  She alleged that the firm fraudulently sold its own currency and wasn't registered with the state. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Attorney General ...
Tags: New York, News, US, Trends, Tech, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, James, NY AG, Letitia James, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tech Insider, Tim Levin, Coinseed, Delgerdalai Davaasambuu, Chesnot Getty Images New York


For the first time the US DOT is carving out budget for climate and environmental justice projects

As part of the grant-making associated with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program, the agency will for the first time carve out some of that program’s $889 million budget for projects addressing climate change and environmental justice. The projects will be evaluated on whether they were planned as part of a comprehensive strategy to address climate change, or whether they support strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as deploying zero...
Tags: TC, US, Articles, America, Tech, Infrastructure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT Eligible


Daily Crunch: Facebook cuts off news-sharing in Australia

Facebook plays hardball in Australia, Epic Games expands its fight against Apple and New York’s attorney general sues Amazon. This is your Daily Crunch for February 17, 2021. The big story: Facebook cuts off news-sharing in Australia In response to a proposed law forcing internet platforms to pay news publishers directly, Facebook announced today that Australian users will not be able to share or view news links. In its post, Facebook drew a direct contrast with the other big company targeted ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, Spacex, New York, Media, Australia, Tech, Policy, New Zealand, Jamaica, Google Maps, Apple App Store


Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law

With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia


Facebook bans sharing of news in Australia – starting now – rather than submit to pay-for-news-plan

As News Corp and Google strike global news payments deal and bill passes lower house Analysis Facebook has barred the sharing of news articles in Australia , effectively immediately, because it thinks Australia’s pay-for-news plan is unworkable.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Software, News Corp, passes lower house Analysis Facebook


A high-profile engineer at Mailchimp accused the company of 'sexism and bullying' in resignation announcement

Mailchimp has announced a new Patreon integration for its users. SOPA Images / Contributor Mailchimp engineer Kelly Ellis quit Wednesday after accusing the company of "sexism and bullying." Ellis said in a Twitter thread that she resigned after a conversation about pay "went south." Ellis is also involved in an ongoing gender pay bias lawsuit against her former employer, Google. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kelly Ellis, a principal software engineer at the email-...
Tags: Google, Politics, Enterprise, Trends, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Mailchimp, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Ellis, Google Pinterest, Tech Insider, Pay Disparity, Kelly Ellis


What are the green and orange dots on an iPhone? How to tell when apps are using your mic or camera

Your iPhone will let you know when an app is using your microphone or camera. Crystal Cox/Business Insider The green or orange dots on your iPhone signal when an app is using the camera or microphone, respectively. These colored dots were added in iOS 14, and are meant to help you track how apps are accessing your device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed that an orange dot and a green dot now occasionally appear in the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Instagram, Privacy, Iphone Apps, Trends, Facetime, Microphone, Iphone Camera, Control Center, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Voice Memo, Meira Gebel, BI-freelancer


Suspected Russian Hackers Used US Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. From a report: The federal investigation of the hack will take several months, Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said in a briefing for reporters on Wednesday. "As of today, nine federal agencies and about 100 private-sector companies were compromised," Neuberger said. ...
Tags: Texas, White House, Russia, US, Tech, United States, Solarwinds, Neuberger, Anne Neuberger


Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Coming Soon to San Francisco Bay Area's Clipper Card

The Clipper card, used for transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, appears set to gain support for Apple Pay with Express Transit mode in the near future. With ‌Apple Pay‌ integration, Clipper cards will be able to be added to iPhone and Apple Watch and used for BART, Caltrain, Muni, VTA and more. Express Transit Mode will be supported, which means transit can be authenticated with just a tap, and no need to use Face ID, Touch ID, or touch a vending machine. Though BART and Muni will offer ...
Tags: Apple, Apple Pay, Bart, San Francisco Bay Area, MUNI, SFMTA, BART Caltrain Muni VTA


Facebook to block news content in Australia

By Sheila Dang | Reuters Facebook Inc will block news content from being read and shared in its news feed in Australia, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay the country’s news publishers for content. The move, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, represents a divergence in responses among the big tech giants to demands by news publishers, which have blamed the companies for destroying their advertising business. Au...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Sport, Soccer, Argentina, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Alphabet Inc, Reuters Facebook Inc, Tow Center for Digital Journalism


First Look: Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound’ Head to Apple in Film and TV Overall Deal

Fresh off the debut of its critical darling Wolfwalkers, Apple TV+ is continuing to build out its animated catalogue. Apple has acquired Skydance Animation’s upcoming films Luck and Spellbound as part of an overall multi-year deal with the animation studio for feature films and TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple and Skydance have struck a multi-year overall deal, in which the animation studio’s feature films and TV series will debut on the Apple TV+ streaming service. This includ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Emma Thompson, Pixar, John Lasseter, Central Park, Skydance, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Luck, Linda Woolverton, Lasseter, Peggy Holmes, Business and Industry News, Lauren Montgomery, Gotham Group


How I Podcast: Election Profit Makers’ David Rees

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs (the latter of which has become a kind of default during the current pandemic). We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equip...
Tags: Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Npr, Caribbean, Santo Domingo, Jon, Scarlett, David Rees, Ben Lindbergh, Starlee, Jesse Thorn, Justin Richmond, How I Podcast, Lauren Spohrer Jeffrey Cranor, Anita Flores


Following Facebook's News Ban in Australia, Posts Disappear From Pages of Some Government Agencies, Also Some Restaurant and Humor Sites

Facebook has restricted access to news in Australia, and so far the tech giant seems to have taken a pretty broad definition of news. From a report: Some pages that don't fit the traditional news genre have been stripped out as part of the stoush between Facebook and the federal government over whether the social media company should pay for Australian content it runs on its site. In response to the outages, Facebook said government pages should not be hit by the changes. A spokesperson said any...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, Tech, Queensland, South Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Council of Trade Unions, Facebook s News Ban, Victoria Police Facebook, Urban List


NASA Will Listen for Thumps From Its Rover's Arrival on Mars

When the Perseverance rover sets down on Mars on Thursday, another NASA spacecraft already there will be listening for the thump-thump that will result when the newcomer arrives. From a report: The hope is that these thumps will create enough shaking to be detected by InSight, a stationary NASA probe that arrived in 2018 to listen for marsquakes with an exquisitely sensitive seismometer. The InSight lander sits more than 2,000 miles to the east of where Perseverance is to land. "We have a reason...
Tags: England, Tech, Nasa, University of Oxford, Mars, Fernando, NASA Television, Benjamin Fernando


Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Cast Adds Jesse Plemons in Lead Role

While Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon already has heavy-hitters like Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, it looks like the lead of the film will be played by none other than Jesse Plemons, who worked with Scorsese previously on The Irishman. Plemons is taking a role that was originally intended for DiCaprio, but DiCaprio preferred to step into a more supporting part instead. Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the book by David Grann, which tells the true story of how members ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Movies, Casting, Fbi, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Paramount, Eric Roth, True Story, Martin-Scorsese, DiCaprio, J Edgar Hoover, Jesse-Plemons


Google suspends Trump 2020 app from Play Store for non-functionality

Google has suspended the Trump 2020 campaign app from the Google Play Store for policy violations, the company confirmed, following a report from Android Police which noted the app was unable to load any content and appeared to have been taken down. Both the Android version of the app and its iOS counterpart have been left online since the November 2020 elections, but hadn’t received recent updates — which likely contributed to the app’s stability issues. The Play Store version hadn’t been updat...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Tech, Play, Android Apps, Play Store, Trump, Feb



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