Visualping, which scans the web for changes (including new vaccination slots), raises $2 million

Years ago, Serge Salager, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who’d taken a small company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange, was approached by deep-pocketed buyer who was interested in buying the business. Flattered but also nervous about who else the potential acquirer was talking with, Salager found himself scouring the web obsessively for news about other possible takeover targets, from changes to their pricing and features to job offers. Salager was right to be paranoid. The buyer acquired a r...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, Dropbox, Fox News, Vancouver, Cvs, Toronto Stock Exchange, Google Alerts, Visualping, Serge Salager, Salager, Employees of Apple, WSJ CNBC, Mistral Ventures

FCC Fines Two Texas Telemarketers Record $225 Million For Making 1 Billion Robocalls

The FCC has slapped two Texas-based telemarketers for $225 million after making approximately 1 billion robocalls to people across the U.S. It marks the largest fine in its history. Engadget reports: They ran at least two businesses that illegally spoofed other companies to try and sell people on short-term insurance plans, claiming they were from well-known providers like Cigna. One of the people involved in the scheme admitted to making "millions" of robocalls per day, even going so far as to ...
Tags: Texas, Fcc, US, Tech, Cigna, Engadget

Nissan Finds a Second Use For Old LEAF Batteries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from SlashGear: Nissan has found a second-life for old LEAF batteries inside mobile machines that help workers at Nissan factories worldwide. The old batteries are being used in automated guided vehicles or AGVs used for various tasks inside the manufacturing facilities, including delivering parts to workers on the assembly line. AGVs are used as robotic mail carriers operating on magnetic tracks taking mail and parts exactly where they're needed on the asse...
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New iPad Pros Are Potentially Launching in April

Amid a pandemic that has created a fresh need for many people to perform their essential work and school functions from home, sources in the know said Wednesday that Apple plans to expand its iPad Pro line in April.Read more...
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These Tiny Chips Give Your DIY Projects Worldwide Cellular Connectivity

Particle is a component company for hobbyists and IT specialists that makes network-connected parts for DIY projects. For years they made mostly wifi devices, allowing users to connect things like robots and 3D printers to the internet. Now, they’ve announced a new system that offers global cellular connectivity for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, Arduino, Embedded Systems, Breadboard, Microcontrollers, Business Finance, Adafruit Industries, Technology Internet, Physical Computing

Qualcomm Now Owns Nuvia, Aims New CPU Design Resources Directly At Apple

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Qualcomm has wrapped up its $1.4 billion acquisition of silicon design firm Nuvia, a move that will lead to in-house Qualcomm CPU designs. The acquisition should allow Qualcomm to compete with Apple's silicon division and focus on pushing bigger, better ARM chips into the laptop market. The deal was announced in January 2021. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of Nuvia; the company was only founded in 2019 and has never made a product. Nuv...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Ars Technica, Qualcomm, Don, SVP, Qualcomm Technologies, Gerard Williams, Nuvia

Europe’s rush for a COVID-19 ‘digital pass’ stirs concerns

More details have emerged today about the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a pan-EU ‘digital green pass’ to show verified COVID-19 status. The plan is controversial from a human rights and civil liberties perspective, given the clear risk of discrimination. But privacy and security experts are also raising concerns about the technology architecture that will underpin the system — which has yet to detailed in full. “The proposal does not yet meet the requirements of data protection...
Tags: Europe, Justice, France, Germany, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Who, World Health Organization, Ibm, Parliament, Pdf, EU Council, European Parliament

Morgan Stanley Becomes First Big US Bank To Offer Its Wealthy Clients Access To Bitcoin Funds

According to CNBC, Morgan Stanley is the first big U.S. bank to offer its wealth management clients access to bitcoin funds. From the report: The investment bank, a giant in wealth management with $4 trillion in client assets, told its financial advisors Wednesday in an internal memo that it is launching access to three funds that enable ownership of bitcoin, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The move, a significant step for the acceptance of bitcoin as an asset class, was...
Tags: Tech, Morgan Stanley, Mike Novogratz, FS Investments, Galaxy Digital, CNBC Morgan Stanley, NYDIG, Morgan Stanley Becomes First Big US Bank, Galaxy Institutional Bitcoin Fund LP

‘The Essex Serpent’ Cast Now Includes Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is the latest actor to join the cast of The Essex Serpent, a new Apple TV+ series that also stars Claire Danes. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry, the series tells the story of a widow who moves to a small village and learns of a local legend involving a mythical sea serpent. Danes is playing the widow while Hiddleston will play the “trusted leader” of the small rural community. The news comes directly from Apple, along with a first-look image you can see above. The Essex Serp...
Tags: AppleTV, Casting, Television, Claire-Danes, The Essex Serpent, Tom Hiddleston

Google Antitrust Suit Takes Aim At Chrome's Privacy Sandbox

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Verge: State antitrust watchdogs are targeting Google's plans to phase out third-party tracking cookies, building on a major lawsuit filed last year. The group of 15 attorneys general, led by Texas, updated its complaint about Google yesterday to include a more detailed case against the search giant, including new claims about Google's strategic use of the Chrome browser. In particular, the new complaint takes aim at recent privacy updates to Chrome, which could ...
Tags: Google, Texas, Tech, Paxton, Google Google, AG Paxton, Privacy Sandbox Google

Cymbio raises $7M to help brands expand to more e-commerce markets

Cymbio, a Tel Aviv-based startup focused on what it calls “brand-to-retailer connectivity,” announced today that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. CEO Roy Avidor, who founded the company with Mor Lavi and Gilad Zirkel, told me that the platform is designed to help brands sell their products on any e-commerce marketplace that they want. Whereas adding a new market might normally require a cost-benefit analysis (“How much money will it cost me to set up this retailer? How much sales wi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Funding, US, Tel Aviv, Tech, Sapiens, Ron Zuckerman, Vertex Ventures, Vertex Ventures Israel, Avidor, Emanuel Timor, Cymbio, Roy Avidor, Mor Lavi

Visa Plans To Enable Bitcoin Payments At 70 Million Merchants

On Fortune's Leadership Next podcast yesterday, Visa CEO Alfred Kelly said that the payment processing behemoth is willing to facilitate not only bitcoin purchases, but also spending functionalities. "We're trying to do two things," said Kelly. "One is to enable the purchase of Bitcoin on Visa credentials. And secondly, working with Bitcoin wallets to allow the Bitcoin to be translated into a fiat currency and therefore immediately be able to be used at any of the 70 million places around the wo...
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, Visa, Forbes, Kelly, USDC, Alfred Kelly, Cuy Sheffield, Kelly One, BTC Times, Kelly Visa

Will Apple blink? ByteDance, Tencent, others ready new ad-tracking tech in defiance of iOS privacy protections

Middle Kingdom tests backup plan for when iGiant starts blocking app stalkers The Chinese Advertising Association has developed an identifier called the China Anonymization ID, or CAID, to ensure the continued ability to track iOS users after Apple implements its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Bytedance Tencent, Chinese Advertising Association

New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the 12.9-inch model may have a Mini LED screen

The new iPad Pros might have a processor that’s "on par" with Apple’s M1 chip.
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Natalie Portman, Sophie Mas Ink First-Look TV Deal at Apple

Natalie Portman and Sophie Mas’ MountainA production company has set a first-look TV deal at Apple. News of the deal comes a week after it was reported that Portman had signed on to star in the Apple series “Lady in the Lake” with Lupita Nyong’o. Portman is also an executive producer on the series, as […]
Tags: Apple, News, Natalie Portman, Apple News, Lupita Nyong, Portman, Natalie Portman Sophie Mas, Sophie Mas MountainA

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 6700 XT For Midrange 1440p PC Gaming

MojoKid writes: AMD just unveiled its latest RDNA 2-based GPU that targets 1440p PC gamers, known as Radeon RX 6700 XT. The Radeon RX 6700 XT is built around the company's Navi 22 GPU. In terms of core counts, Navi 22 is effectively a Navi 21 -- the "Big Navi" GPU used on the powerful Radeon RX 6900 XT -- lopped in half. AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT has fewer CUs and Ray Accelerators (40 vs. 80), and 50% of the total number of Stream Processors (2,560 vs. 5,120). Other parts of the of Navi 22, howeve...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, MojoKid, NAVI, RDNA, Big Navi GPU, Ray Accelerators, Stream Processors

Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos In a Mechanical Womb

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The mouse embryos looked perfectly normal. All their organs were developing as expected, along with their limbs and circulatory and nervous systems. Their tiny hearts were beating at a normal 170 beats per minute. But these embryos were not growing in a mother mouse. They were developed inside an artificial uterus, the first time such a feat has been accomplished, scientists reported on Wednesday. The experiments, at the Weizmann Ins...
Tags: Israel, Tech, New York Times, Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science, Jacob Hanna

Daily Crunch: Uber to classify UK drivers as workers

Uber changes driver classification following a legal defeat in the U.K., Facebook says it will crack down on rule-breaking Groups and Snap makes an e-commerce acquisition. This is your Daily Crunch for March 17, 2021. The big story: Uber to classify UK drivers as workers Following a Supreme Court ruling, Uber said it will classify all drivers in the United Kingdom as workers — a category between self-employed and employed that entitles those designated to a minimum wage and holiday pay. That d...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Uber, UK, Supreme Court, India, Softbank, US, Siri, Tech, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Nintendo, Silicon Valley, Facebook Groups

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

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from 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...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith

RIP Piracy on YouTube?

Anyone with hit with a copyright claim on YouTube can probably tell you about the complicated, confusing, and drawn out hassle that comes with them. Thankfully, the platform is releasing a tool to proactively notify creators about their video’s potential copyright issues before they’re published.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Copyright, Software, Computing, Mashup, Content Id, Video Hosting, Alphabet Inc, Matt Navarra, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet

NASA To Test Rocket In The Next Step Towards Returning To The Moon

NASA is counting down to what should be the final major test of the massive rocket it is building to put the first woman and the next man on the moon. From a report: More than 700,000 gallons of supercold propellant will fill up the tanks of the 212-foot tall core stage so that it can fire its four engines without actually blasting off. The goal is to simulate what will happen during its first launch, a mission to send a capsule with no crew around the moon and back. That lunar mission is curren...
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Chuck Schumer Wants To Replace Every Gas Car in America With an Electric Vehicle

With the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill signed into law, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is ready to tackle the next major challenge: President Joe Biden's call for a massive infrastructure bill. As part of that package, Schumer said he plans to include his ambitious proposal to get every American to swap their gas-guzzling car for an electric one. From a report: "It's a bold new plan designed to accelerate America's transition to all electric vehicles on the road, to developing a c...
Tags: Senate, America, Tech, Joe Biden, New York Times, Schumer, Chuck Schumer

Natalie Portman Signs First-Look TV Deal With Apple TV+

Word recently broke that Natalie Portman would be headed to Apple TV+ with the limited series Lady in the Lake, which also stars Lupita Nyong’o. Now it looks like Lady in the Lake is just the beginning of Portman’s relationship with Apple, as Portman has signed a first-look TV deal with Apple along with her producing partner Sophie Mas. It’s the first deal Portman and Mas have signed through their newly formed production company, MountainA. When it comes to new-ish streaming services, Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, Disney, Apple TV, Leonardo Dicaprio, Idris Elba, Thor, Ridley Scott, Baltimore, Natalie-Portman, Lucy, Lake, Martin Scorsese, Mas

Verizon is practically giving away AirPods with this fantastic deal

The Airpods Pro from Apple have active noise cancellation, as well as 24 hours of battery with the portable charging case, and top-tier sound.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Home Theater, Apple AirPods Pro, AirPods Deals, Verizon 2021

Bitcoin – Why Is Everyone Crazy About This Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin is crypto or virtual currency, which operates on a peer-to-peer or decentralized network without intermediaries like banks, government, agents, or brokers. Moreover, it enables users to transfer cryptocurrency over a secure and safe network with the use of technology used in blockchain. One should know that the bitcoin network allows you to transfer or store bitcoin whenever you want, regardless of your time-zone or geographical location. All you require to do is register with the bit...
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Robinhood appoints former Google exec as first chief product officer

Robinhood Markets Inc has appointed former Google executive Aparna Chennapragada as its first chief product officer, a blog post by the U.S. online brokerage showed on Wednesday.
Tags: Google, Finance, Article, Robinhood, Reuters, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/business-leaders, Aparna Chennapragada, Robinhood Markets Inc, Fox-business/tech/business-tech, B2aaa02f-7fef-531b-aaee-6315593a3e10

Ginetta Sports Cars Coming to America

Ginetta, a British race car manufacturer for more than 60 years, has opened Ginetta North America in South Boston, Virginia, to provide support for their motorsports customers across North America. From their U.S. base, Ginetta will be able to not only market, distribute, and sell their sports cars, but grow their presence and the brand. […] The post Ginetta Sports Cars Coming to America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Technology, Global, Sales, America, People, Racing, Trade, Autos, North America, Motorsports, Ginetta, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Race Cars, U.K

Lenovo Smart Display 7 is still the most underrated smart display

The recent announcement of the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) drives home the notion that the Lenovo Smart Display 7 is the most underrated smart display around.
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45 of the best things we've bought on Amazon for under $25

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Amazon has wide selections and low costs, making it difficult to know what's worth buying.The Insider Reviews team shared the best things they've bought on Amazon for under $25.We unearthed some interesting finds, from a repairing hair mask to a white noise sleep machine.Amazon has become the one-stop-shop for an unbelievable amount of online purchases. The e-commerce kingpin has a huge s...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Europe, Florida, New York, Trends, Gifts, Keurig, Gift Guides, Nespresso, OXO, Amazon Amazon, Jacqueline, ESR, Gifts For Men

iPad Pro With Thunderbolt and Mini-LED Display Coming 'As Early As April'

Apple will introduce new iPads as early as April, according to a new report shared today by . The April date comes following incorrect rumors that Apple planned to hold an event on March 23. Apple will refresh its iPad Pro lineup, introducing new models that "look similar to the current iPad Pros" in the same 11 and 12.9-inch screen sizes. The two iPads are expected to feature an updated A14X processor that's "on par" with the M1 chip in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, along with...
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