Inside Larry Ellison's new $80 million Palm Beach mansion, which sits in a high-security gated community and has 520 feet of ocean frontage

Tech billionaire Larry Ellison has paid $80 million for a 15,000-square-foot beachfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. Douglas Elliman Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison just bought an $80 million oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The 15,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a home theater, and a swimming pool. The estate sits on more than seven acres and has 520 feet of prime ocean frontage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Larry...
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Global Chip Shortage Hits Apple’s MacBook And iPad Production

Nikkei's new report states that the global chip shortage is starting to affect Apple on two of its other critical product lines: iPads and MacBooks. The post Global Chip Shortage Hits Apple’s MacBook And iPad Production appeared first on
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Google to ax its Shopping app in favor of web search

Google has confirmed its shuttering its Shopping app for Android and iOS, selecting to focus on the web version instead.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, News, Shopping, Trends, E-commerce, Web, Online Shopping, Google Shopping

Intel Xe-HPG (DG2) 512EU Graphics Card Engineering Sample Leaked

The Xe-HPG 512EU has one of the three cooler designs that Intel is currently evaluating and the final model might feature a white cooler. The post Intel Xe-HPG (DG2) 512EU Graphics Card Engineering Sample Leaked appeared first on
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, Intel, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Graphics Card, Intel Xe, Xe Graphics, Intel DG2

Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

If you liked shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you better switch over to the web version. Google is reportedly shutting down its Shopping app in a few weeks. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Google Shopping, Google Hangouts, Alphabet Inc, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Laurie Bedord: Farmobile Receives U.S. Patent for Its Farming Data and Collection System (Source: Successful Farming) Ben Mahaney: Nokia Settles Patent Dispute With Lenovo (Source: Yahoo Finance) Ben Lovejoy: Apple Patent Application Shows Magic Keyboard and Trackpad Combo, with Apple Pencil Support (Source: 9ot5 Mac) Malcolm Owen: Apple Pay with UWB May Automatically Select Right Card Based on Location (Source: Apple Insider) Source: USPTO Commentary ...
Tags: Google, Law, Nokia, Uspto, Oracle, Patent, Richard Beem, Yahoo Finance, Ben Lovejoy, UWB, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Matthew Powell, Laurie Bedord, Farmobile Receives U S Patent for Its Farming Data, Ben Mahaney

5 Myths About Building Links You Ought to Dump

Link building has long been a popular tool for lifting search engine rank in Google. However, if you do link building incorrectly today, Google will eventually catch on and penalize your site. If you hold onto any of the misconceptions below, you could be courting trouble.  City Names In Site Anchor Text Boost Your Rankings Many SEO companies think that putting the name of your city in the anchor text will help in Google rankings. But others have argued that Google doesn’t regar...
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Store Closed: Google Shopping App Is Out Of Business

Google plans to shut down its Shopping app.
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Advertisers’ Questions Persist as Google Opens FLoCs to External Trials

Everything seems to go into a frenzy when Google, the gatekeeper of online advertising, drops a blog post. The stock market swings, trade groups scramble and executives across the buy- and sell-side of the ad industry are left searching for answers. Tumult started in January 2020 when Google announced it will no longer support third-party...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Magazine, Ad Tech, Programmatic

Google Used a Secret Program Called ‘Project Bernanke’ to Benefit Clients Using Its Ad-Buying System

Google used a secret program called “Project Bernanke” for years to increase its clients’ chances of winning bids for competitive ad space, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing court documents filed in the Texas-led antitrust suit against Google. The state argues that the program gave Google an unfair…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Science, Advertising, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Wall Street Journal, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Bernanke, Ben Bernanke, Ken Paxton, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Peter Schottenfels

How One Man Lost $20 Billion In Two Days

This week Bloomberg profiled "one of the most spectacular failures in modern financial history: No individual has lost so much money so quickly." Meet Bill Hwang, founder of Archegos Capital Management: Starting in 2013, he parlayed more than $200 million left over from his shuttered hedge fund into a mind-boggling fortune by betting on stocks. Had he folded his hand in early March and cashed in, Hwang, 57, would have stood out among the world's billionaires... At its peak, Hwang's wealth bri...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Bloomberg, Reddit, Shopify, Nomura Holdings Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Hwang, GameStop Corp, Techedu, Archegos, Archegos Capital Management, Bill Hwang

China launches hotline to report ‘illegal’ comments about Communist party

Public encouraged to report internet users who cast doubt on party’s version of history ahead of its 100th anniversaryChina’s cyber regulator has launched a hotline to report online criticism of the ruling Communist party and its history, vowing to crack down on “historical nihilists” ahead of the party’s 100th anniversary in July.The tip line allows people to report fellow internet users who “distort” the party’s history, attack its leadership and policies, defame national heroes and “deny the ...
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1.3 million Clubhouse users' data was reportedly leaked

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 12. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Clubhouse data leak.Mobile deals heat up.Media burnout.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. A user of the social media app Clubhouse shows her smartphone with the logo of the audio app...
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Apple Agrees to Provide Executive to Testify At Upcoming App Store Senate Hearing

Apple has agreed to provide its chief compliance officer, Kyle Andeer, to the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel for a hearing on anti-competitive practices for mobile app stores on April 21, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Earlier this week, Apple refused to provide an executive for the hearing around anti-competitive practices on online stores. In a letter obtained by Bloomberg News, Apple says that it has deep respect for the role and job of the subcommittee and that it was...
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US Prosecutor Urges Crack Down on 'the Scourge of Online Scams'

Last month America's Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual report on internet crime, which a former federal prosecutor bemoans as "another record year." The bureau received 791,790 complaints of "internet-enabled crime" in 2020 (a 69 percent increase over the prior year), representing over $4.1 billion in reported losses (a 20 percent increase). These complaints included a wide array of crimes, such as phishing, spoofing, extortion, data breaches, and identity theft. Collectively,...
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iPhone 11 Pro with misprinted Apple logo sold for $2,700

An alleged "misprint" iPhone 11 Pro that was apparently sold for $2,700 has surfaced in a tweet, with images showing the Apple logo on...
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Microsoft Is Reportedly in Talks to Scoop Up AI Firm Nuance Communications for $16 Billion

Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire Nuance Communications, an artificial intelligence firm whose speech recognition tech helped develop Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, for as much as $16 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Siri, Linkedin, Software, Computing, Stephen elop, Nuance, Virtual Assistant, ZeniMax Media, Nuance Communications, Mark Benjamin, Business Finance, Reuters Read

Google Accused of Secret Program Giving Them an Unfair Advantage in Ad-Buying

Google "has utilized a secret program to track bids on its ad-buying platform," writes the New York Post, "and has been accused of using the information to gain an unfair market advantage that raked in hundreds of millions of dollars annually, according to a report." The initiative — dubbed "Project Bernanke" in an apparent reference to former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke — was detailed in court filings in an ongoing Texas-led antitrust suit, which were initially uploaded to an online ...
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Microsoft reportedly in talks to purchase AI and speech technology firm Nuance Communications

Microsoft shares rose in pre-market trading after its sales jumped SOPA Imagines/Getty Images Bloomberg News reported that Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire AI voice company Nuance Communications. The deal would reportedly value Nuance at $16 billion, a 23% premium to Friday's close. Nuance Communications voice-technology was the framework for Apple's Siri. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft is negotiating a deal to buy Nuance Communications, an art...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Massachusetts, Trends, Siri, Linkedin, Ai, Skype, Nuance, Wedbush, ZeniMax Media, Nuance Communications, Voice Technology, Dan Ives, GitHub Microsoft, Tiktok

Iran Nuclear Facility Suffers Blackout, Cyberattack Suspected

While difficult negotiations continue over a deal to curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions, this morning Iran suddenly experienced a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility, the Associated Press reports: While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion fell immediately on Israel, where its media nearly uniformly reported a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Sunday night toasted his security...
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How a Researcher 'Clinging To the Fringes of Academia' Helped Develop a Covid-19 Vaccine

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: The New York Times tells the story of Hungarian-born Dr. Kariko, whose father was a butcher and who growing up had never met a scientist — but knew they wanted to be one. Despite earning a Ph.D. at Hungary's University of Szeged and working as a postdoctoral fellow at its Biological Research Center, Kariko never found a permanent position after moving to the U.S., "instead clinging to the fringes of academia." Now 66 years old, Dr. Kariko is sudde...
Tags: Tech, Hungary, United States, New York Times, University of Pennsylvania, Times, Slashdot, Weissman, Moderna, University of Szeged, BioNtech, Drew Weissman, Karikó, Biological Research Center Kariko, David Langer, Kariko Kariko

Flappy Bird Has Been Revived as an Interactive MacOS Notification

Flappy Bird hasn’t graced the Apple App Store in years, not since its meteoric rise in popularity back in 2014 before its creator just as swiftly took it offline. Now the furiously addictive mobile game has been reincarnated in a form no one expected: an interactive macOS notification. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Imessage, Macintosh, Software, Computing, Bird, Flappy Bird, App Store, macOS, PlayCanvas, macOS Big Sur, Technology Internet, Neil Sardesai, Video Game Clones, Dino Runner

How Union Organizers Will Continue Their Fight With Amazon

"The lopsided vote against a union at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, was a major disappointment to organized labor..." writes the New York Times. "Yet the defeat doesn't mark the end of the campaign against Amazon so much as a shift in strategy." The article notes unions and other labor groups enjoyed more success when opposing Amazon's plans for a New York headquarters by joining with local politicians and nonprofit organizations: In interviews, labor leaders said they would step u...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Congress, Alabama, Tech, New York Times, Bessemer, Henry, Service Employees International Union, City University of New York, Mary Kay Henry, Bessemer Alabama, The Service Employees International Union, Milkman, Ruth Milkman

A ‘more honest’ stock market

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion acquisition, so it looks like they’re still pretty desirable. This week, I’m talking about a story I published a couple days ago that highlights pretty much everything that’s wild about the alternative asset world right now. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox fr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Bluetooth, Supreme Court, Alabama, Tech, Tesla, E-commerce, Smartphone, Software, Bluetooth Speaker, Software Development

VR experiments manipulate how people feel about coffee

Images can affect how people perceive the quality of a product.In a new study, researchers show using virtual reality that images of farms positively influence the subjects' experience of coffee.The results provide insights on the psychology and power of marketing.Are coffee consumers influenced by the imagery and story around the production of the drink? Such was one of the central questions of a new study that explored the power of marketing on how "premium" aficionados consider coffee to be. ...
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, UK, Technology, New York City, Brain, Innovation, Vr, Virtual Reality, Kenya, Addiction, Denmark, Norway, Mind, Times Square, Marseille France

advertising without cookies

Adland is counting down to the end of third-party cookies by 2022, which has major implications for marketers. Some of the digital ad industry is working on alternative techniques to track people.  A few of these techniques could be even more invasive than cookies, like tying people to email addresses (permanent) instead of advertising IDs (temporary).   As Gartner analyst Andrew Frank put it, “So far, a solution that serves consumer privacy interests as well as the economic interests of ...
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Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app

The apps will continue to function through June
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Astronomers Detect a Bright-Blue Bridge of Stars, and It's About To Blow

"Astrophysicists have found a new region of the Milky Way, and it's filled with searingly hot, bright-blue stars that are about to explode," writes Live Science (in a report shared by long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot): The researchers were creating the most detailed map yet of the star-flecked spiral arms of our galactic neighborhood with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia telescope when they discovered the region, which they have named the Cepheus spur, they reported in a new study. ...
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512(f) Preempts Tortious Interference Claim–Copy Me That v. This Old Gal

“Copy Me That” (I’m pretty sure no IP lawyer recommended that name–it’s like a confession for copyright defendants) makes an app to help users manage recipes. “This Old Gal” (again, who comes up with these names?) publishes recipes. This Old Gal complained to Copy Me That that its users were copying its recipes. This implicates some tough issues about the copyrightability of recipes, but the opinion sidesteps all that. In response to This Old Gal’s complaint, Copy Me That removed This Old Gal’s ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Law, Congress, E-commerce, Copyright, Dmca, Johnson, Smith, Crossfit, Vodka, Usc, Viacom, Automattic, Shropshire, Umg Not Compromised in Supply Chain Attack, but User Database Leak Possible's developer newsletter reports: The PHP team no longer believes the server was compromised in a recent attack, which prompted PHP to move servers to GitHub and caused the team to temporarily put releases on hold until mid-April... In an update offering further insight into the root cause of the late March attack, the team says because it's possible the user database was exposed, has been moved to The team also reset pa...
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