Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Plummet This Weekend

"The mania that drove crypto assets to records as Coinbase went public last week turned on itself on the weekend," report Bloomberg — as the price of bitcoin took a big dive: The world's biggest cryptocurrency plunged as much as 15% on Sunday, just days after reaching a record of $64,869. It subsequently pared some of the losses and was trading at about $56,440 at around 8:25 a.m. in Tokyo Monday. Ether, the second-biggest token, dropped as much as 18% to below $2,000 before also paring losses....
Tags: China, Tech, Bloomberg, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Robinhood, Coinbase, U S Treasury, Cardano, Dogecoin, NEXO, Antoni Trenchev, New York Stock Exchange Dogecoin

Automated Affidavits to Confirm Residency

On April 16, 2021, the Province of Ontario introduced new measures under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which would allow law enforcement to stop individuals and vehicles, asking them the reasons for leaving their home. The government believed it necessary to stop COVID-19, as part of their broader support to a complete lockdown and stay at home order to battle a third wave of the virus. The amendment to O. Reg 294/21 stated, (2) Schedule 1 to the Regulation is amended by...
Tags: Technology, Law, Court, Toronto, Ontario, Justice Issues, Vavilov, Durham Region, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Ontario Regulation, Hudson 's Bay Company ULC, Teagan Markin, Brianne Taylor, Noelle Sorrell, Windor Essex County, Oscar Strawczynski

Edward Snowden's NFT Self-Portrait Sells for $5.4 Million in Charity Auction

Gizmodo reports: The latest big name to get in on the NFT craze is former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who on Friday auctioned off an original NFT art piece for roughly $5.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether. Titled "Stay Free", it's a digital self-portrait made out of pages from a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that ruled the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance of phone records violated the law, a practice Snowden brought to light in 2013 by ...
Tags: Snowden, Nsa, Tech, Edward Snowden, Gizmodo, National Security Agency, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, NFT, U S Court of Appeals

Proposing an Alternative To Renting or Owning a House: Publicly-Owned Housing

"Renting is terrible. Owning is worse. A third option is necessary," argues a recent article in the Atlantic, "a way to rent without making someone else rich." It's written by Shane Phillips, who's the Housing Inititiative Project Manager at UCLA's Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies: Largely as a consequence of housing prices, Generation X held less than half as much wealth in 2019 as Baby Boomers of the same age did two decades earlier, and Millennials are on course to hold even less. ...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, House, Ucla, Shane Phillips

Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its enterprise-focused on-demand ride-hailing app

Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets, is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its business model in the wake of corporate travel slowly coming back online. Gett has inked a deal to integrate Curb Mobility to integrate yellow taxis into Get...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, London, US, Tech, Moscow, Gett, Verifone, GTM, Dave Waiser, Ground Transportation Management GTM, Amos Tamam

Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox and PS Now put to the test

Google's Stadia, Nvidia's GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming and PlayStation Now are put to the test.
Tags: Google, News, PS Now

What Happened After Elite Universities Made Standardized Test Scores Optional?

The New York Times reports: Whether college admissions have changed for the long haul remains unclear. But early data suggests that many elite universities have admitted a higher proportion of traditionally underrepresented students this year — Black, Hispanic and those who were from lower-income communities or were the first generation in their families to go to college, or some combination — than ever before... The easing of the reliance on standardized tests, which critics say often work to ...
Tags: Tech, New York Times

How a True-Crime Podcast Led to an Arrest in a 25-Year-Old Cold Case

"A true-crime podcast has been credited with providing valuable information in a missing person case from the 1990s after two men were arrested," reports Newsweek: Kristin Smart, 19, of Stockton, California, went missing in May 1996 after returning to her dorm at California Polytechnic State University campus in San Luis Obispo. The case received widespread attention from Chris Lambert's Your Own Backyard podcast dedicated to investigating Smart's disappearance, which he began in September 2019...
Tags: Tech, Georgia, Smart, Associated Press, Flores, San Luis Obispo, PAUL, Kristin, Parkinson, Lambert, San Luis Obispo County, Cal Poly, Stockton California, California Polytechnic State University, Chris Lambert, Ruben Flores

Founder of Adobe Dies at Age 81

Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger brings the news that Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe, had died at the age of 81. The company started in co-founder John Warnock's garage in 1982, and was named after the Adobe Creek which ran behind Warnock's home, offering pioneering capabilities in "What you see is what you get" (or WYSIWYG) desktop publishing. Gizmodo reports: "This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide...
Tags: Chuck, Adobe, Tech, Gizmodo, Carnegie Mellon University, Slashdot, Warnock, Mercury News, Geschke, Shantanu Narayen, Narayen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, John Warnock, Charles Chuck Geschke

India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it has raised $160 million in its Series E financing round that valued the startup at $3 billion, up from “a little over” $1 billion valuation in th...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Stripe, Mathur, Airtel, Bangalore, Swiggy, Southeast Asian, GIC

'No One Was Driving the Car': 2 Dead After Fiery Tesla Crash

Texas TV station KPRC 2 reports that two men are dead after a Tesla "crashed into a tree and no one was driving the vehicle, officials say." Long-time Slashdot readers AmiMoJo and McGruber both submitted the story: There was a person in the passenger seat of the front of the car and in the rear passenger seat of the car. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said authorities believe no one else was in the car and that it burst into flames immediately. He said it he believes it wasn't...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Slashdot, Herman, KPRC, Harris County Precinct, Mark Herman, Texas TV, Harris County Constable Precinct, Deven Clarke

customer experience friction

Market research firm Statista reported that the global shopping cart abandonment rate for online retailers in 2020 was 88%.   This is driven by a number of factors, but friction in customer experience plays a big role.  One study pegged that a quarter of people abandoned shopping carts because the checkout process was too complicated. That friction happens sometimes by design and good reasons — such as legitimate efforts to deter bots.  But I think we have to continually evaluate whether ...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, Branding, Ann Handley, Statista, Josh Dzieza, Cart Corporate Blog Sponsored Post

Lenovo Canada Weekly Sale: Save $830 Off 15″ Legion 7i Gaming Laptop , with Coupon Code!

Lenovo Canada has a great Spring Clearance Sale! where you can Save up to 65% Off PCs, Electronics & More! Weekend Sale Weekend Sale! Get an Extra 6% Off  Legion and IdeaPad Gaming PCs and Accessories! Use code GAMINGSALE (4/16-4/18) April Showers Sale Limited Time Deals with Employee Pricing! You Pay What We Pay on Select PCs Starting at $279.99! (4/19-4/25) Yoga Fire Sale! Up to 32% Off Yoga C940 & C740 2-in-1 Laptops Starting at $1009.99! Exclusions Apply Use code YOGAFIRESALE  (4/14-4/29...
Tags: Shopping, Intel, Canada, Chromebook, Nvidia, Lenovo, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, AMD Ryzen, Lenovo Canada, IdeaPad Flex, Lenovo Canada Weekly Sale, Spring Clearance Sale, GAMINGSALE, YOGAFIRESALE

Debian Votes to Issue No Statement on Stallman's Return to the FSF Board

An anonymous reader writes: Debian Project Secretary Kurt Roeckx has announced the results of a closely-watched vote on what statement would be made about Richard Stallman's readmission to the Free Software Foundation's board. Seven options were considered, with the Debian project's 420 voting developers. Option 1: "Call for the FSF board removal, as in" Option 2: "Call for Stallman's resignation from all FSF bodies" Option 3: "Discourage collaboration with the...
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'Blistering' Note Reveals Secret Travails of Facebook's Content Moderators

A Facebook content moderator (contracted through Accenture) quit their position in Austin, Texas — but also left a critical internal note which was later leaked by a senior tech reporter at BuzzFeed who described it as "blistering." SFGate also calls it "a harrowing account of what it's like to work as a Facebook content moderator." The message describes content moderation as a job that takes a significant toll mentally and physically and has led some coworkers to go on psychiatric medication...
Tags: Facebook, Buzzfeed, Tech, Austin Texas

Adobe Co-Founder and Inventor of PDFs Charles Geschke Dies at Age 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of the leading software company Adobe who invented PDFs, died Friday at age 81, the company said in a statement.Read more...
Tags: Chuck, Science, Technology, Adobe, Barack Obama, Xerox, Charles, Programming Languages, Nancy, Carnegie Mellon University, Premiere Pro, Warnock, Palo Alto Research Center, Geschke, Human Interest, Shantanu Narayen

Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months

Fall comes amid warnings over speculation by novice investors in cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin Bitcoin has posted its biggest one-day drop in almost two months, amid warnings that novice investors could suffer heavy losses from speculating in crypto assets such as “meme coin” Dogecoin.Bitcoin tumbled over 11% on Sunday, dropping from around $62,000 to $55,000 – its lowest level since the end of March. Last week, the cryptocurrency had hit fresh record highs at nearly $65,000. Continue readin...
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Are Your Guests “Apped Out?” Only Welcoming Words Such As These, Spoken By Humans, Convey Authentic Hospitality | By Doug Kennedy

As a writer in the hospitality space, I am often approached by new companies with emerging technology who are looking for PR. Despite that my articles are almost always related to training tips for human engagement such as sales and hospitality skills, they somehow think that my help promoting whatever new gimmick they have come up with is key to their industry penetration. Recently I was approached by yet another company about an exciting new innovation they had invented there and were l...
Tags: Travel, Google, Doug Kennedy

Nicholas Bloom is America's best work-from-home expert. He says the remote work revolution is 'only halfway through.'

Hello! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today: America's best work-from-home expert is bracing for turmoil.We spoke with 21 of Matt Gaetz's high-school classmates. Some say they could have predicted the congressman's sex scandal.Some Lululemon retail employees say there is an environment of "toxic positivity," where workers fe...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, UK, New York, Microsoft, Finance, Stanford, White House, Boston, Advertising, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work

Openwall Releases 'Linux Kernel Runtime Guard' 0.9.0

Long-time Slashdot reader xiando shares news from LinuxReviews: Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a security module for the Linux kernel developed by Openwall. The latest release adds compatibility with Linux kernels up to soon to be released 5.12, support for building LKRG into kernel images, support for old 32-bit x86 machines and more... The Linux Kernel Runtime Guard is an out-of-tree kernel module you can install as a kernel module, or, with the 0.9.0 release, build into your Linux k...
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Apple Watch SE GPS Aluminum 44mm For Just $201.49 Shipped From Target After $108 Price Drop!

Update : This is sold out for delivery, but is still in stock in select stores for pickup!
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Where To Get Real Estate Humor, Technology, Marketing and News

Twitter may not be the monster social network of days gone by but it is still a much loved way to share news, commentary, content and opinion. For a real estate perspective there’s no better place to go than the AgencyLogic Twitter account. Simply follow @AgencyLogic and enjoy!
Tags: Twitter, Real Estate, Technology, News, Funny, Marketing, Social Media, Fun, Radio, Content, Social Network, AgencyLogic, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, AgencyLogic Twitter

Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?

TechCrunch has spilled much digital ink tracking the fate of VMware since it was brought to Dell’s orbit thanks to the latter company’s epic purchase of EMC in 2016 for $58 billion. That transaction saddled the well-known Texas tech company with heavy debts. Because the deal left VMware a public company, albeit one controlled by Dell, how it might be used to pay down some of its parent company’s arrears was a constant question. Dell made its move earlier this week, agreeing to spin out VMware in...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Texas, Enterprise, Finance, Tech, Michael Dell, Dell, EMC, Vmware, EC Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure, EC News Analysis, Dell-VMware spinout

Microsoft Edge Adds a 'Kids Mode' Limiting Browsing to 70 Web Sites

"In Microsoft's ongoing endeavor to convert people to its rebooted Edge web browser, it's launching a new Kids Mode that makes it easy for parents to control how their children surf the web," reports Gizmodo: Parents have the choice between two versions, one for ages five to eight years and one for ages nine to 12 years. Both enable the strictest level of tracking prevention in Edge and Bing SafeSearch by default to filter out adult text, images, and videos from search results. The only differe...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Gizmodo, Msn, Don, Bing SafeSearch

Amazon has cancelled its 'Lord of the Rings' multiplayer video game

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." New Line Cinema Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" video game has been cancelled, Bloomberg reported. The free-to-play game had been under development with a Chinese partner. It was "disappointed that we won't be bringing this game to customers," Amazon told Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon Games has cancelled its "The Lord of the Rings" video game, Bloomberg reported. The game was originally announce...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Games, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Tencent Holdings, Frodo Baggins, Amazon Games, Tech Insider, Leyou Technologies Holdings, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK

A fintech head breaks down the 'religious' properties that make bitcoin the top cryptocurrency - and says Chamath Palihapitiya and Jack Dorsey are so devout that they ignore other crypto innovations

KTS Design/Science Photo Library/Getty Images Ajit Tripathi, head of institutional business at Aave, described in a recent Citi report why bitcoin is the undisputed leader in the cryptocurrency space. He provided three main reasons why bitcoin has found so much success. Tripathi as discussed the "religious" properties that make it so singularly popular with the likes of Chamath Palihapitiya and Jack Dorsey. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell The marke...
Tags: Apple, UK, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Pwc, Ubs, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Securities And Exchange Commission, Chamath Palihapitiya

Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been working on a secretive airship company for over 4 years. Here's how the billionaire plans to use the 'air yacht' to deliver humanitarian aid.

Google cofounder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Google cofounder Sergey Brin is building a secretive airship company called LTA. The airship will be climate-friendly and deliver humanitarian aid worldwide. Brin was inspired by the USS Macon, a massive airship built by the US Navy in the 1930s. See more stories on Insider's business page. If Sergey Brin has anything to do with it, the future of humanitarian aid could come in the form of giant airships roaming the skies. Brin, the Go...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Navy, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, The Guardian, Guardian, Mountain View, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, US Navy

What to expect at Apple's 'Spring loaded' event

If the "Spring loaded" tagline of Apple's upcoming press event is any indication, the company is about to drop a ton of new products.
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An AI-powered version of Albert Einstein has joined UneeQ's growing lineup of 'digital humans'

UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein. UneeQ UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein is among its latest batch of 'digital humans.' A digital COVID-19 health advisor and doppelgänger of a famed banker are also available. Virtual companions could solve feelings of isolation and loneliness, the company says. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest virtual companions created by UneeQ, a New Zealand and Austin-based company specializing in "digital ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Tech, Earth, Austin, Mental Health, New Zealand, Ubs, Albert Einstein, Ai, Einstein, Don, Sophie, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Pandemic, Artificial Intellegence

Power Plants Become Bitcoin-Mining Operations. Are There Alternatives?

The New York Focus site writes: A decade ago, the bankrupt owner of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden, New York, sold the uncompetitive coal-fired relic for scrap and surrendered its operating permits. For the next seven years, the plant sat idle on the western shore of Seneca Lake, a monument to the apparent dead end reached by the state's fossil fuel infrastructure. But today, Greenidge is back up and running as a Bitcoin mining operation. The facility hums with energy-hungry computers tha...
Tags: New York, Tech, Bitcoin, New York Times, Ethereum, Seneca Lake, Greenidge, Dresden New York, New York Focus, Power Plants Become Bitcoin Mining Operations, Joseph Pallant Blockchain

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