Election Day nears for L.A. County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usc, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Lee, Inglewood

Election Day nears for LA County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
Tags: Apple, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usc, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Lee, Inglewood, Legislature, Assembly

US Drops Digital Tax Demand, Opening Door To Global Deal

The U.S. has dropped a key demand in negotiations over digital taxation of technology companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook, lifting a barrier that had raised transatlantic trade tensions and prevented an international deal. From a report: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her counterparts at a virtual meeting of Group of 20 finance officials that the U.S. is no longer calling for a so-called safe harbor rule that would allow U.S. companies to opt out of paying such a tax overseas,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, US, Tech, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Donald Trump, Alphabet, Yellen, Olaf Scholz, My U S

Grant High Teacher Under Fire For Reportedly Making Racist Gesture During Online Class

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Tags: New York, Technology, News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Grant, Gavin Newsom, Board, Board of Trustees, Nikki, Grant Union High School, Twin Rivers Unified School District, Vang, The Board of Trustees, Asian Americans

What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy

Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art primarily, whether it’s an animated cat or an NBA clip or virtual furniture. “Suddenly” is hardly an overstatement. According to the outlet Cointelegraph, during the second half of last year, $9 million worth of NFT goods sold to buyers; during one 24-hour window earlier this week, $60 million worth of d...
Tags: Startups, TC, Disney, Tech, David, Bitcoin, New York Times, Venture Capital, Nba, Crypto, Wisconsin, Virtual Reality, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrency, Venrock, David Pakman

Apple Mail and Hidden Tracking Images

John Gruber, writing at DaringFireball: In my piece yesterday about email tracking images ("spy pixels" or "spy trackers"), I complained about the fact that Apple -- a company that rightfully prides itself for its numerous features protecting user privacy -- offers no built-in defenses for email tracking. A slew of readers wrote to argue that Apple Mail does offer such a feature: the option not to load any remote resources at all. It's a setting for Mail on both Mac and iOS, and I know about it ...
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I'm Packing My Bags to Visit the Real-Life Inspiration for Windows XP's Wallpaper

I don’t think about the iconic Windows XP wallpaper often, but when an article or a video comes across my social media feed reminding me of it, nothing but happy memories come flooding back. Thanks to a recent SFGate article, I feel like I’m lying in a soft patch of grass, a cool breeze washing over my skin. I can see…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Wallpaper, Bliss, Computing, Stock Photography, Charles, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Fujitsu, Sonoma County California, System Software, Special Folder, In Art

How to block a number or contact on any Android device

The method to block a number on an Android phone varies by make and model. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images To block a number on Android, tap the three vertical dots in the top-right of the Phone app and select "Block numbers." You can also block a number on Android from your recent calls by locating the number in your call log and pressing down on it until a window appears with the "Block" option.  If the number you want to block is already on your contact list, you can select the person's n...
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Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app

Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big story: Facebook launches rap app The new BARS app was created by NPE Team (Facebook’s internal R&D group), allowing rappers to select from professionally created beats, and then create and share their own raps and videos. It includes autotune and will even suggest rhymes as you’re writing the lyrics. This marks NPE Te...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Europe, London, China, Tech, Tencent, Jamaica, Paul Murphy, Lightspeed, Norwest, AT T, DirecTV, Tim Hortons

Festival Pass: More livestreams to put on your calendar

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. I know everyone is raving about Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” and there was even a sketch devoted to it on “Saturday Night Live” last week, but there’s a TikTok song that spoke to my emo kid soul even more. One of the people from the Delaware band Khaki Cuffs is reminding us all what it was like to go to basement shows with a TikTok video of the origin...
Tags: Apple, Molly, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Music Festivals, Dropkick Murphys, Coachella, Delaware, Dave King, Taco Bell, Southern California, Pomona, DUBLIN Ireland, Coachella Valley Music

Apple Requiring Developers to Return DTK Mac Minis by March 31

Apple today sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, asking them to return the machines by March 31. The Developer Transition Kits are Mac minis with A12Z chips that Apple provided for development purposes ahead of the release of the M1 Macs. Apple in the emails provided developers with shipping instructions, and plans to begin collecting the DTKs starting next week. The DTKs featured 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports and an HDMI...
Tags: Apple, US, M1, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple Developer Program, Apple Silicon, Universal Quick Start Program, Developer Transition Kits, Apple Developer Program Apple Silicon

Rural communities are pushing back against vaccine-scheduling bots they say are giving out-of-towners an upper hand

Some communities are fighting back against vaccine scheduling bots that they say give the tech savvy out-of-towners the upper hand. Getty Vaccine-scheduling bots intended to make registration easier on seniors are facing backlash. A clinic in rural Massachusetts was canceled after 350 shots were reserved by out-of-towners.  As of Feb. 26, more than 70 million people received COVID-19 vaccine shots in the US, the CDC said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On February ...
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Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you (the register)

More expensive, less flexible, but easier and safer to use Google has recognised that users struggle to configure Kubernetes correctly and introduced a new Autopilot service in an attempt to simplify deployment and management.… [Author: Tim Anderson]
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What is 5G? Everything you need to know

It has been years in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. Although 5G coverage is still limited, expect to see it expand in the U.S. in 2021.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Wireless, 5g, What Is, 4G LTE, 5G Network, 5G cellular, Cellphone Tech, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Tier 4

Stat Of The Week: The Pandemic Slammed Solos

But technology softened the blow for some.
Tags: Technology, Law, Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms, Stat of the Week

Astra awarded NASA launch contract for storm observation satellites

Astra, the Alameda-based space launch startup that recently announced its intent to go public via a SPAC merger, has secured a contract to deliver six cube satellites to space on behalf of NASA. Astra stands to be paid $7.95 million by the agency for fulfilment of the contract. This will be a key test of Astra’s responsive rocket capabilities, with a planned three-launch mission profile spanning up to four months, currently targeting sometime between January 8 and July 31 of 2022. The satellites...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Telecommunications, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Cto, SPAC, Alameda, Outer Space

EC roundup: BNPL startups, growth marketing tips, solid state battery market map, more

When I needed a new sofa several months ago, I was pleased to find a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option during the checkout process. I had prepared myself to make a major financial outlay, but the service fees were well worth the convenience of deferring the entire payment. Coincidentally, I was siting on said sofa this morning and considering that transaction when Alex Wilhelm submitted a column that compared recent earnings for three BNPL providers: Afterpay, Affirm and Klarna. I asked him why h...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Labor, Finance, Linkedin, Tech, Amanda Milligan, Fractl, Diversity, Automotive, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity

'Success on your own is a boring journey' - Meet the ex-Salesforce exec Google poached to head up its Cloud division in the UK and Ireland:

Google's Managing Director of Cloud for the UK and Ireland Google Around 10% of Google's global workforce is based in the UK and Ireland.  Amid COVID-19 and Brexit, the company's cloud division faces a fresh set of unique challenges.  Insider asked Google Cloud's UK and Ireland chief Pip White about her plans for 2020.  Insider named White's colleague, Sanj Bhayro, to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming enterprise tech in Europe. Visit Insider's Transforming Bu...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Technology, London, Trends, Eu, Ireland, Ford, David Bowie, European Commission, Deutsche Bank, Dublin, Salesforce, White, Sundar Pichai

The RTX 3060 Will Be the First of Nvidia's New Graphics Cards to Get a Frame Rate Boost

Those who were able to purchase one of Nvidia’s new RTX 3060 graphics cards yesterday now have access to the company’s long-awaited Resizable BAR support, which is the feature PC users can enable at the BIOS-level to let the CPU and GPU talk directly to one another. This is a big deal, because that instantly helps…Read more...
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Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Workers, Will Close More Stores

Best Buy said it laid off 5,000 workers this month and is planning to close more stores this year as more consumers buy electronics online. From a report: The news comes at a time when big chains face growing competition from Amazon and other sites that sell items like TVs and laptops. Fry's Electronics said Wednesday that it would abruptly close all of its stores overnight, ending nearly four-decades in business. Best Buy expects 40% of its sales to come from online purchases this year, up from...
Tags: Amazon, Electronics, Tech, Best Buy, Corie Barry

Minnesota and Arizona Bills Aim to Let Developers Skirt Apple's In-App Purchase Rules

After North Dakota tried and failed to pass legislation that would have paved the way for third-party App Store options, Minnesota and Arizona have introduced new bills that would loosen Apple's control over ‌App Store‌ developers. A Minnesota bill shared by Star Tribune would force Apple and Google to keep products from Minnesotan developers on their app stores even if those developers sell them directly or through other channels, skirting current in-app purchase rules. Supporters of the bi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Minnesota, North Dakota, House, Arizona, App Stores, App Store, Star Tribune, Capitol, Arizona House, Erik Neuenschwander, Zack Stephenson, U S House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, Arizona Bills Aim

Salesforce delivers, Wall Street doubts as stock falls 6.3% post-earnings

Wall Street investors can be fickle beasts. Take Salesforce as an example. The CRM giant announced a $5.82 billion quarter when it reported earnings yesterday. Revenue was up 20% year over year. The company also reported $21.25 billion in total revenue for the just closed FY2021, up 24% YoY. If that wasn’t enough, it raised its FY2022 guidance (its upcoming fiscal year) to over $25 billion. What’s not to like? You want higher quarterly revenue, Salesforce gave you higher revenue. You want high g...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Credit Suisse, SaaS, Earnings, Salesforce, Canaccord Genuity, Patterson, Stock Price, CRM, Marc Benioff, Hynes, Brad Zelnick, Gavin Patterson Salesforce

What is SoundCloud? Everything you need to know about the music and podcast platform

SoundCloud is a free music streaming and distribution platform with paid tiers for users and artists. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images SoundCloud is an online audio streaming and distribution platform that allows users to upload, stream, promote, and share music and podcasts. SoundCloud is free, with paid subscriptions offering ad-free listening and offline listening options for fans.  SoundCloud is available on the desktop and mobile apps for iOS and Android. Visit Insider's Te...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Trends, Music Streaming, Soundcloud, Stockholm Sweden, Facebook Apple, Music Distribution, Tech Insider, SoundCloud Go, Music Apps, Streaming Apps, Thomas Trutschel Photothek, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference

How to download music from Spotify and listen to your favorite songs offline

You can download music from Spotify for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium. You're able to download albums, playlists, and podcasts on Spotify's mobile app.  You can only download playlists for offline listening if you're using Spotify on a computer.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify allows users with Spotify Premium to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs or albums offline. Quick tip: Spotify lets you downlo...
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With $62.5M in debt financing, Road Runner Media puts digital ads behind commercial vehicles

If Southern California-based Road Runner Media succeeds, you’ll start seeing a lot more ads while you’re driving. That’s because the startup is placing digital screens on the back of technicians’ vans, delivery vehicles, buses and other commercial vehicles. Those screens can show both ads and serve as a brake light — according to founder and chairman Randall Lanham, the brake light functionality is required if you’re putting a sign on the back of a vehicle. “The way we look at it, we are a digit...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Advertising Tech, Washington, Funding, Los Angeles, Tech, New Zealand, Philadelphia, Department Of Transportation, Adtech, Southern California, Riley, Lanham, Chris Riley

Are you a Slack purist? Plus, the most encouraging data visualization of the year so far: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. The latest on the labor market “The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have eased, though applications for aid remain at a historically high level,” the AP’s Christopher Rugaber reports. “Jobless claims declined by 111,000 from the previous week to a se...
Tags: Google, Uber, Microsoft, Advertising, Ap, Chicago, New York Times, Ohio, Npr, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Pittsburgh, Bloomberg News, Hill, Census Bureau, Kevin Brown, Dayton Daily News

What Productizing Means To Your Law Firm

Insights and predictions from Legal Rebel and professor Bill Henderson.
Tags: Technology, Law, Uncategorized, James Goodnow, Bill Henderson

Companies have been attempting smart contact lenses for years, but two companies are close to success. Here's what needs to happen to get them in our hands

Samsung, Google, and Sony have experimented with smart contact lenses since 2014. Medical technology companies like Mojo Vision and Innovega are currently testing their prototypes. Their first customers are people who are visually impaired and industries that need information in a hands-free environment. We explore the processes and challenges this industry faces to bring this breakthrough technology to market.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of t...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Sony, Tuan, Samsung Google, Wiemer, Michelle Yan, Mojo Vision, Mike Wiemer, Ashley Tuan, Innovega, Innovega Jerome Legerton, FDA Legerton, Legerton, Michelle Yan Huang

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