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Australia passes world-first new law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content

Australia has become one of the first countries in the world with the power to force tech giants to pay for the news they use after a controversial law passed in parliament today. The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining... [Author: [email protected]]
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Apple fans are obsessed with this TikToker’s awesome iPhone hack

A newly unearthed iPhone hack shows how users can quickly rearrange multiple apps on their home screen all at once. The nifty trick...
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Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content, setting the stage for potential, similar action in other countries.
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Google says it’s working to get ‘Hey Google’ working on Wear OS again

Google is "working with [its] partners to address these and improve the overall experience."
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Australia Passes Law to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News

Australia's laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to be implemented, though the laws' architect says it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

The world-first law is designed to make the tech giants pay news publishers for content.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Australia


Daily Crunch: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10

We check out Amazon’s new smart home device, Airbnb adds flexible search and Hopin is raising even more money. This is your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2021. The big story: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10 Brian Heater spent some time with Amazon’s new smart home device, paying particular attention to the screen that rotates based on the user’s location. He reports that the screen works smoothly and silently, but also feels “unnecessary,” and in some cases “downright unnerving” (especially fr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Hardware, Tech, Walmart, Airbnb, Brian, Lululemon, SPAC, Joby, Neal, The European Union, Youtube Google, Primary Venture Partners, Alex Iskold


The 2 best smart light strips of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.Smart light strips bring illumination and color to dim spots, like under kitchen cabinets.They also work as night lights or as mood lights.Smart light strips can be controlled from your phone and by voice-activated assistants like Alexa.Light strips can transform the look of your home. With adhesive backing that enables them to stick virtually anywhere the only l...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Home, Home Depot, New York, Ge, Home Decor, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Smart Home, Philips, Philips Hue, Lighting


Justice Department Gives Judge Big Google Document Request

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department asked the judge hearing its antitrust fight with Alphabet's Google for a huge list of documents from...
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Plant-based food startup Next Gen lands $10M seed round from investors including Temasek

Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups, partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives. One of the newest entrants is Next Gen, which will launch its plant-based “chicken” brand, called TiNDLE, in Singaporean restaurants next month. The company announced today that it has raised $10 million in seed funding from investors including Temasek, K3 Ventures, EDB New Ventures (an investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, United States, Alibaba, Ubs, Brazil, TechCrunch, Temasek, China Brazil


Samsung Now Updates Android For Longer than Google Does (slashdot)

Samsung is upping the ante on Android updates and offering four years of security updates on many of its Android devices. The company's full update package is now three years of major OS updates and four years of security updates, besting even what Google offers on the Pixel line. From a report: In the announcement, Samsung says, "Over the past decade, Samsung has made significant progress in streamlining and speeding up its regular security updates. Samsung worked closely with its OS and chipse...
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Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per month with ads

ViacomCBS executives held a virtual investor event today where they outlined the strategy for Paramount+, the streaming service set to launch on March 4 that’s basically a rebranded, expanded version of CBS All Access. In addition to launching in the United States, executives said the service will be available across Latin America and Canada on March 4, with a Nordic launch a few weeks later and an Australian launch also planned for this year. And they said that Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per mo...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Tech, Star Trek, Canada, United States, Paris, Showtime, Cbs, Warner Bros, Kelsey Grammer, Paramount, Latin America, Picard, Tom Ryan, Jack Ryan


UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m payout

Some 29 million people in the UK could be entitled to up to £30 back on Apple or Samsung smartphones.
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UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m pay-out

Some 29 million people in the UK could be entitled to up to £30 back on Apple or Samsung smartphones.
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Samsung


Facebook says it plans to invest $1 billion to ‘support the news industry’ over the next 3 years

Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to “support the news industry” over the next three years.
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Facebook Says It Will Pay $1B Over 3 Years to News Industry

Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to support the news industry over the next three years.
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new music for trombone and computer

Here are a couple of new videos of my solo trombone and computer project that I call Phantom Trombones. “Probable Pathology” is my contribution to Stay in Shape, Vol. 1. “General Specifics” is an outtake from that same “session.” I think both videos have guest appearances from Ollie the dog.
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Facebook says it will pay $1.3 billion over three years to news media

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest US$1 billion ($1.34b) to "support the news industry" over the next three years.The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that... [Author: [email protected]]
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Spain’s Wallapop raises $191M at an $840M valuation for its classifieds marketplace

Through all of the last year’s lockdowns, venue closures, and other social distancing measures that governments have enacted and people have followed to slow the spread of Covid-19, shopping — and specifically e-commerce — has remained a consistent and hugely important service. It’s not just something that we had to do; it’s been an important lifeline for many of us at a time when so little else has felt normal. Today, one of the startups that saw a big lift in its service as a result of that tr...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Ebay, Tech, Spain, Korea, Northzone, Naver, Vestiaire Collective, Fleur Pellerin, Barcelona Spain, Wallapop, Naver Corp


The best Apple Watch deals happening now - get $60 off the new Apple Watch Series 6

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch around, and one of the most popular fitness trackers on the market. Apple sells it in three different versions, Apple Watch Series 6, SE, and the Series 3, with the oldest model starting at $200.Apple Watches go on sale frequently and there's no need to every full price for one. If you're deciding which one to buy, here's a quick breakdown:   Series 6 SE...
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79 gift ideas for everyone in your life - all under $100

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider With a $100 budget, you can buy anything from a to a . These 70+ gift ideas cover a wide range of interests and needs, and are thoughtful and unique. If your budget changes, here are our guides to gifts under $25 and gifts under $50.Or If you don't have a budget at all, we have gift guides that hit all the price points.If you want to set a budg...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, NYC, Disney, US, Trends, Walmart, Features, Gifts, Fox, Tennessee, New York Times, Toyota, Fitbit


Why Discord Is Switching From Go To Rust

RoccamOccam writes: The developers at Discord have seen success with Rust on their video encoding pipeline for Go Live and on their Elixir NIFs' server. Recently, they penned a post explaining how they have drastically improved the performance of a service by switching its implementation from Go to Rust. From the post, "Remarkably, we had only put very basic thought into optimization as the Rust version was written. Even with just basic optimization, Rust was able to outperform the hyper hand-t...
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How to Overcome 'Zoom Fatigue'

Throughout the pandemic, many former office workers have been necessarily glued to their computer monitors. As work migrated online, video tools like Zoom and Google Hangouts have become the rare outlet for regular face-time with colleagues. But short of an alternative for seeing your co-workers without a screen in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Video, Technology, Fatigue, Articles, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Lifehacks, Zoom, Nonverbal Communication, Jeremy Bailenson, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Videotelephony, Cancer Related Fatigue


'Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry' focuses on the pop star's rise to fame - here's how to watch the documentary on Apple TV Plus

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple TV Plus "The World's a Little Blurry" is a new documentary that examines the life of pop star Billie Eilish.You can stream the movie with an Apple TV Plus subscription starting February 26.To celebrate the release, a live event will stream for free via Apple TV and YouTube on February 25. TV Plus Monthly Subscription (small) Before she rose to stardom, Billie Eilish began her career by releasing so...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Music, Entertainment, Film, Documentary, Youtube, Trends, Apple TV, Pop, Pop Culture, Documentaries, Amazon Fire TV, Concerts, Billie Eilish, Apple Music Apple


The best online sales happening now, including Playstation Plus, Microsoft, and Logitech

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including savings at J.Crew Factory and Backcountry.Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now 12-Month Subscri...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Sales, Trends, Features, Logitech, Lenovo, Deals Of The Day, Carol, Olema, Melissa Doug, Stio, Saatchi Art, Sunski, Style (Reviews, IP Graphics


Verizon Leads 5G Airwave Bidding With Record $45 Billion Splurge

Verizon Communications committed $45 billion for 5G wireless airwaves in a government auction that attracted record bidding as the largest U.S. mobile carriers race to build faster networks. From a report: At $23 billion, AT&T was the second-highest bidder, according to the Federal Communications Commission, which ran the auction. Participants also included T-Mobile US Inc. and pay-TV providers such as Dish Network, Comcast and Charter Communications. Some have already tapped the debt market to ...
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CoStar revenue leaps to $1.7B, but profits take a hit

The company closed three acquisitions in 2020, and CEO Andrew Florance indicated during an earnings call that CoStar's buying spree is far from over.
Tags: Technology, Radio, M&a, Earnings, Zillow, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, CoreLogic, Andy Florance, Select, Scott Wheeler, Apartments.com, Andrew Florance, Ten X, Homesnap, RentPath


Pilot CEO Waseem Daher tears down his company’s $60M Series C pitch deck

The pitch deck is just one aspect of the broader fundraising process, but for founders aiming to entice investors, it’s the best way to communicate their startup’s progress and potential. The decisions founders make regarding what to include on those few slides can be the difference between a quick pass or a first check. As the venture capital market continues to boil over and investors find themselves reviewing more deals remotely across different stages, there’s added need to drill down into t...
Tags: TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Venture Capital, ARR, Daher, Corporate Finance, Waseem Daher, EC How To, LTV Customer


Handy co-founder Oisin Hanrahan is taking over as CEO of ANGI Homeservices

A little over two years after ANGI Homeservices acquired his startup Handy, Oisin Hanrahan is becoming CEO of the combined organization and joining its board of directors. ANGI is a publicly traded subsidiary of IAC, formed from the merger of Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor. In addition to the Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor and Handy brands, the company also operates Fixd Repair, HomeStars, MyHammer, MyBuilder, Instapro, Travaux and Werkspot (most of those are outside the United States). The company say...
Tags: TC, Tech, United States, Handy, IAC, Homeadvisor, Angie, Hanrahan, Ridenour, ANGI, Brandon Ridenour, Joey Levin, Oisin Hanrahan, ANGI Homeservices, Bryan Ellis, Umang Dua


Here are 3 can’t miss Apple deals today — AirPods Pro, iPad Air, MacBook Pro

Get the best deals on Apple gadgets including the 16-inch MacBook Pro right now at Amazon.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Apple iPad Air, 16-inch MacBook Pro, AirPods Pro



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