OpenAI's Sam Altman: AI-Generated Wealth Will Enable a $13,500-a-Year Basic Income

CNBC wrote recently, "Artificial intelligence will create so much wealth that every adult in the United States could be paid $13,500 per year from its windfall as soon as 10 years from now. So says Sam Altman, co-founder and president of San Francisco-headquartered, artificial intelligence-focused nonprofit OpenAI..." [I]f the government collects and redistributes the wealth that AI will generate, AI's exponential productivity gains could "make the society of the future much less divisive and e...
Tags: Elon Musk, America, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, United States, Sam Altman, Cnbc, Musk, Altman, American Equity Fund

Big Tech Takes First Steps to Bring Workers Back to the Office

Although the covid-19 pandemic is still raging worldwide, big tech companies appear to be heartened by the recent developments over the last few months and are taking the first steps to bring their workers back to the office.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Labor, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, Redmond, Kurt DelBene, Chloe Meyere, Location Based Software

'Open Source Initiative' Stops Collaboration With FSF Over Richard Stallman's Return

The Open Source Initiative's board of directors recently issued the following statement: Richard M. Stallman recently announced that he will be returning to the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), a statement that the FSF has not denied. We believe it is inappropriate for Stallman to hold any leadership position in the free and open source software community. If we do not speak out against this, our silence may be misinterpreted as support. The Open Source Initiative cal...
Tags: Tech, FSF, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation, Free Software Foundation FSF, Richard M Stallman, YouTuber Brodie Roberston

How I Podcast: Science Vs’s Rose Rimler

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: Google, Spotify, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Brooklyn, Npr, Gimlet, Skype Google, David Rees, Ben Lindbergh, Jesse Thorn, Justin Richmond, How I Podcast, Spotify Gimlet, Lauren Spohrer Jeffrey Cranor

Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack

Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers. The security update lands as iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2, which also covers a patch to older devices as iOS 12.5.2. watchOS also updates to 7.3.3. Apple said the vulnerability, discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero, may have been “actively exploited” by hackers. The bug is found in WebKit, the browser engine that powers the Safari browser across all...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Smartphones, Ipads, Safari, Computing, Atom, Project Zero

Apple releases iPhone, iPad, Watch security patch for zero-day bug under active attack

Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers. The security update lands as iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2, which also covers a patch to older devices as iOS 12.5.2. watchOS also updates to 7.3.3. Apple said the vulnerability, discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero, may have been “actively exploited” by hackers. The bug is found in WebKit, the browser engine that powers the Safari browser across all...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Smartphones, Ipads, Safari, Computing, Atom, Project Zero

Well that was a crazy week

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Well that was a crazy week I may be getting older, but it does seem that the pace of tech news has gotten stuck in top-gear. It’s bonkers. Think about how small a splash the news that WeWork is going public via a SPAC made. It was small potatoes in the broader rush of happenings that blasted past us ...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Ipo, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, United States, Philippines, F1, Alinea, Pie, Red Bull, Mercedes, Oracle, Latin America

'Apple and Facebook's Fight Isn't Actually About Privacy Or Tracking'

Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes a columnist from Inc: Apple isn't going to stop developers from tracking you. It's also not against personalized ads, as Facebook refers to the targeted advertising it shows you based on your internet activity. If you want to share everything you do online with Facebook, Apple won't stop you. In that case, a developer can still collect the IDFA for the purpose of targeting ads or tracking conversions. Apple is just going to require developers to be tran...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Tech, Facebook Apple, IDFA

Visible in Calibre not in Apple books

Does anyone know why a EPUB may be visible in Calibre but not in Apple Books or Marvin for that matter. I got the file as a AZW 3 Converted to ePub Works great in ePub viewer but not in Apple Books
Tags: Apple, Books, Marvin, Calibre

Open Collective Launches Funds that Financially Support Open-Source Communities

"Introducing Funds for Open Source!" reads a blog post on the site for Open Collective. Back in 2018 TechCrunch called them "a non-profit platform that provides tools to 'collectives' to receive money while also offering mechanisms to allow the members of those collectives to spend their money in a democratic and transparent way." But while they're currently serving 2500+ projects, now SD Times reports that Open Collective "is trying to make working full-time for an open-source project an alte...
Tags: Tech, SD Times

Apple Watch can monitor the frailty of cardiovascular patients at home

A Stanford study has determined that the Apple Watch can monitor the frailty of cardiovascular disease patients when they're at home —...
Tags: Apple, Stanford

Resource Planning Reinvented: A Guide to MS Project Salesforce Integration

MS Project, if your organization uses it, is a project management tool that is used by managers and leaders to control the flow and, ultimately, outcomes of their core business objectives. Using this advanced tool, these project managers can plan milestones, assign responsibilities, manage various resources, make reports, and so on. As such, MS Project remains a project management software for many different industries and organizations. You can make it compatible through Salesforce integration ...
Tags: Microsoft, Sales, Tech, Salesforce, Rapidi, Salesforce Staging Integrations Work MS Project, MS Project, Salesforce Integration MS Project

What Happened to a Climate Change Denier's 10-Year Wager?

Slashdot reader Layzej writes: In January of 2011, Slashdot reported on AccuWeather meteorologist Joe Bastardi's wager for climate scientists. He bet the earth would "cool .1 to .2 Celsius in the next ten years, according to objective satellite data." He later backed down when the wager was accepted, saying "With the way the article is couched, which I did not know would turn into a bet, I think that if I am wrong, then I will not have the 10k to bet anyway...since it seems that 35 years of for...
Tags: Tech, Layzej, Joe Bastardi

'Monopolists and Oligopolists' May Be Devastating the Lives of Recording Artists

"The platforms have driven the price of content to zero," says William Deresiewicz, author of The Death of the Artist. "This demonetized content is still generating a fortune. But the artists aren't getting that money." "Artists today are beset on all sides by monopolists and oligopolists," argues a 7,000 word analysis in The American Prospect. "Like so many sectors of our economy, government inaction has allowed the music business to consolidate, with devastating effects on musicians. Radio i...
Tags: Youtube, Washington, America, Tech, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Riaa, Castle, David Lowery, Camper Van Beethoven, University Of Georgia, Jeff Mangum, Napster, Bandcamp, Chris Castle, Astra Taylor

Transportation Department says taxing drivers by the mile is not part of Biden's agenda after Buttigieg said it showed 'promise'

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a press conference in February. John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Department of Transportation clarified comments made Friday by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg on Friday said that a mileage tax to fund Biden's infrastructure plan had "a lot of promise." But on Saturday, a spokesperson said such a tax is not part of Biden's agenda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The office of S...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Biden, Department Of Transportation, Cnbc, Pittsburgh, John Mcdonnell, Transportation Department, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg, Adam Wren

Beyond iPhone 13: Long-Term iPhone Rumors

As we get closer to the launch of the 2021 iPhone lineup, rumors surrounding what may come after the iPhone 13 have already begun circulating. Apple is believed to plan its new iPhones several years in advance of their release, so it is highly likely that plans for 2022 and 2023 ‌iPhone‌ models are well underway at Apple. There have now been a sufficiently large number of reports from reliable sources about Apple's plans for the ‌iPhone‌ over the next few years, allowing us to build a provisi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Samsung, Intel, Barclays, Rumors, Lg, Huawei, TSMC, Qualcomm, Samsung Razer, 4nm A16 Chip TrendForce

FreeBSD's Close Call: How Flawed Code Almost Made It Into the Kernel

"40,000 lines of flawed code almost made it into FreeBSD's kernel," writes Ars Technica, reporting on what happened when the CEO of Netgate, which makes FreeBSD-powered routers, decided it was time for FreeBSD to enjoy the same level of in-kernel WireGuard support that Linux does. The issue arose after Netgate offered a burned-out developer a contract to port WireGuard into the FreeBSD kernel (where Netgate could then use it in the company's popular pfSense router distribution): [The developer]...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, FreeBSD, Kyle Evans, OpenBSD, Jason Donenfeld, WireGuard, Donenfeld, Core Team, Netgate, Matt Dunwoodie, Cisco Juniper NetApp Netflix Sony Sophos

Why a Young Professor Turned Down a $60,000 Research Grant From Google

"When Luke Stark sought money from Google in November he had no idea he'd be turning down $60,000 from the tech giant in March," reports CNN: Stark, an assistant professor at Western University in Ontario, Canada, studies the social and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence. In late November, he applied for a Google Research Scholar award, a no-strings-attached research grant of up to $60,000 to support professors who are early in their careers. He put in for the award, he said, "because o...
Tags: Google, Tech, Cnn, Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell, Stark, Luke Stark, Gebru, Western University in Ontario Canada, Google Gebru

Apple Watch Can Accurately Assess Frailty, Finds Stanford Study

The Apple Watch can accurately determine a user's "frailty," according to the findings of a recently-published study from Stanford University (via MyHealthyApple). Frailty can be determined using a six-minute walking test (6MWT), and the metric is a general standard used to evaluate the functional mobility and exercise capacity of a patient. Higher scores indicate "healthier cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, and neuromuscular function," according to Apple. Conducted by Stanford University r...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Stanford University, Apple Watch SE

With an ARR topping $250 million, LA’s vertical SAAS superstar ServiceTitan is now worth $8.3 billion

Who knew building a vertical software as a service toolkit focused on home heating and cooling could be worth $8.3 billion? That’s how much Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan, a startup founded just eight years ago is worth now, thanks to some massive tailwinds around homebuilding and energy efficiency that are serving to boost the company’s bottom line and netting it an unprecedented valuation for a vertical software company, according to bankers. The company’s massive mint comes thanks to a new $5...
Tags: TC, California, Finance, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Investment, Software, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Armenia, Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Sequoia

Trump is banned, but can a revamp save Twitter from itself?

With the ex-president gone, the site is launching a flurry of new features – yet its reputation for abuse may endureIn January, Twitter committed what was at first glance a massive act of self-sabotage: it gave its star attraction, Donald Trump, a lifetime ban. This brought to an end a five-year faustian relationship between the two; some observers wondered if the platform would wither without him, yet, to many, Trump was Twitter’s problem writ large.If YouTube has creators and Instagram has inf...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump

Saturday's Best Deals: Tacklife Auto Jump Starters & Tire Inflators, Kasa Smart Home Products, Hask Hair Mask Packs, Rowing Machines, and More

A sale on Tacklife auto products and nourishing skin and hair masks lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Science, Newegg, Films, Macys, Kindle, Memory, Samsung, Walmart, Star, Best Buy, David, Ferrari

The Mormon Church's secretive $100 billion fund grew its Tesla stake by 3,500% last year

The Mormon Church is betting big on Tesla. Reuters The Mormon Church's $100 billion fund grew its Tesla stake by about 3,500% in 2020.Ensign Peak Advisors' position ballooned in value from $1 million to $330 million.Tesla ranked among the fund's 25 most-valuable holdings in December.See more stories on Insider's business page.Elon Musk has hawked Tesla-branded tequila and short shorts, smoked weed during a live podcast, and sparred with regulators over his Twitter habit. ...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Mormon church, Musk, Church of Jesus Christ, Ensign, Tesla Reuters, Theron Mohamed

How 'Rest of World' Wants to Change International Tech Coverage

Medium's tech site OneZero reports on "Rest of World" [dot org], which they call "a news site dedicated to telling technology stories about what's happening outside of North America and Europe," but founded as a nonprofit by the daughter of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Sophie Schmidt: We have big intractable problems in the tech and society category: misinformation, disinformation, surveillance, privacy, you name it. We're creating panels, and commissions, and we're shaking our fists at big...
Tags: Google, Europe, China, Tech, SEC, North America, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, Sophie Schmidt

Jeff Bezos’ investment fund is backing a startup hoping to be the AWS for SMB accounting

One of the biggest pain points for startups and small businesses is keeping up with back office tasks such as bookkeeping and managing taxes. QuickBooks, it seems, just doesn’t always cut it. Three-time co-founders Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold, and Jessica McKellar formed Pilot with the mission of affordably providing back office services to startups and SMBs. With over 1,000 customers, it has gained serious traction over the years. And Pilot has now also received validation from some big-...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Funding, Tech, Austin, SaaS, Venture Capital, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Stripe, Pilot, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, QuickBooks, Bezos Expeditions

Apple iPad torched this guy's home, lawsuit claims

Lawyers hope to recover repair cost shelled out by insurer A defective iPad sparked a house fire this time last year, a lawsuit filed against Apple has claimed.…
Tags: Apple, Software

CEO Manish Chandra and investor Navin Chaddha explain why Poshmark’s Series A deck sings

Mayfield partner Navin Chaddha and Poshmark founder and CEO Manish Chandra met all the way back in 2003, well before Poshmark was even a glimmer in his eye. They stayed connected over the years, through Chandra’s sale of his startup Kaboodle to Hearst and after he left. At a breakfast one morning, Chandra told Chaddha he was going to try to do everything from his iPhone for the next six months. Over the course of that time, the idea for Poshmark started to percolate into something more concrete....
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Hearst, Mayfield, Chandra, Navin Chaddha, Poshmark, ECL, Kaboodle, Manish Chandra, Tracy Sun, Chaddha, Extra Crunch Live, EC Ecommerce and D2C, EC How To

Female Founder Starts a Meme - By Just Calling Herself a Founder

It all began when a CEO and founder "was thinking about identity and the peppy phrases that female professionals use to describe themselves online: 'girl bosses' and the like," reports the New York Times: "I worry about the negative impact of that," Ashley Sumner, 32, said. "I worry that it allows investors to see founders who are women as a separate class from the rest of the founders. I worry it allows investors to write women founders smaller checks. I do believe that women need to help insp...
Tags: Tech, United States, New York Times, Times, Sumner, Ashley Sumner, Australia Africa Latin America India

5 apps and social media platforms you should be using to connect with clients

Apps like Slack and Vox provide instant access to clients. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Tiffani Purdy is the CEO of New Paradigm Biz Bestie and a marketing and sales strategist. While most people rely on email marketing, Purdy suggests finding new ways to connect with your clients. She uses Slack, Facebook Groups, and Telegram to share content with clients and grow her business. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the last 20-plus years, email has become the standard f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Facebook Groups, Vox, Telegram, Slack, Social Media Advertising, Nordic, Facebook Group, Purdy, Contributor

Neo-Nazi groups are using Instagram to recruit young teenagers, experts warn. Memes are being used to entice them.

Memes are being used to draw in teenagers to neo-Nazi groups, experts told Insider. Getty Images Instagram is a fertile ground for extremist propaganda, experts told Insider. Neo-Nazi groups are using the social media platform to recruit teenagers, the experts said. Parents are now being advised to spot far-right messaging to protect their kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. "My kids have had a pretty progressive upbringing," Joanna Schroeder told Insider. "So it was pre...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Texas, Technology, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Social Media, Memes, News UK, Internet Safety, Nazi, Doge

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