Jason Little discusses The Vagina, his NSFW webcomic

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Apple sales bounce back in China as Huawei loses smartphone crown

Huawei’s smartphone rivals in China are quickly divvying up the market share it has lost over the past year. 92.4 million units of smartphones were shipped in China during the first quarter, with Vivo claiming the crown with a 23% share and its sister company Oppo following closely behind with 22%, according to market research firm Canalys. Huawei, of which smartphone sales took a hit after U.S. sanctions cut key chip parts off its supply chain, came in third at 16%. Xiaomi and Apple took the fo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Asia, China, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, Honor, Oppo, Greater China, Canalys Huawei

A Case Can Be Made To Replace Law Reviews With Law Blogs

No one could have imagined the changes we have seen the last ten or twenty years. Two day delivery of anything we want from the largest company in the world, a company that didn’t exist twenty plus years ago. A newly minted electric car company with a valuation in excess of all the other U.S. auto manufacturers, combined. All the result of innovation, technology and the Internet. While we hear of legal tech left and right, today, we hear little, if anything, of innovation when it co...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Uncategorized, Harvard Law Review, Adam Liptak, Liptak, Supreme Court Reporter for the New York Times, Dennis G Jacobs

An Oracle exec’s brass-knuckled approach with a reporter leads to a Twitter suspension

Companies and the reporters who cover them routinely find themselves at odds, particularly when the stories being chased are unflattering or bring unwanted attention to a business’s dealings, or, in the company’s estimation, simply inaccurate. Many companies fight back, which is why crisis communications is a very big and lucrative business. Still, how a company fights back matters. And according to crisis communications pros who TechCrunch spoke with this afternoon, a new post on Oracle’s corpo...
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An Oracle EVP took a brass-knuckled approach with a reporter today; now he’s suspended from Twitter

Companies and the reporters who cover them routinely find themselves at odds, particularly when the stories being chased are unflattering or bring unwanted attention to a business’s dealings, or, in the company’s estimation, simply inaccurate. Many companies fight back, which is why crisis communications is a very big and lucrative business. Still, how a company fights back matters. And according to crisis communications pros who TechCrunch spoke with this afternoon, a new post on Oracle’s corpo...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Drama, China, Tech, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Times, Gizmodo, Oracle, Uae, WSJ, Don, Ken, Mara, Glueck

Indonesian consumer research startup Populix gets $1.2M in pre-Series A funding

Indonesia is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, but consumer data is still hard to find for many businesses, especially smaller ones. Populix wants to make research easier for companies, through a respondent app that now has 250,000 users in 300 Indonesian cities. The startup announced today it has raised $1.2 million in an oversubscribed pre-Series A round led by returning investor Intudo Ventures, with participation from Quest Ventures. Populix has now raised a total of ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, United States, Philippines, Yougov, Kantar, Vietnam, Seattle, University of Cambridge, Gojek, Market Research, China India

High-Bandwidth Wireless BCI Demonstrated In Humans For First Time

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Coming on the heels of the Neuralink announcement earlier this month -- complete with video showing a monkey playing Pong with its mind, thanks to a wireless brain implant -- researchers with the BrainGate Consortium have successfully demonstrated a high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface (BCI) in two tetraplegic human subjects. The researchers described their work in a recent paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions in Biom...
Tags: Brown University, Tech, Ars Technica, Utrecht, John Timmer, BrainGate, Neuralink, Arto Nurmikko, BrainGate Consortium, IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering, John Simeral, Simeral More

A Cloud-Based Google Chrome Sounds Neat, but Consider Upgrading Your Hardware Instead

As I sit at my desk typing this blog, I have 15 Chrome tabs eating up 790MB of memory. I also have 17 Microsoft Edge tabs open, which take up 535MB of memory. Aside from those two extra tabs on Edge, I have the same webpages open, yet Chrome is hogging more memory. Complaints about the resource-hogging Google Chrome…Read more...
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Bowling alley drone pilot returns with another stunning effort

Check out this stunning drone video that takes viewers on an amazing journey through Minnesota's massive Mall of America.
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Check out this FPV footage of a drone zipping through the Mall of America

Check out this stunning drone video that takes viewers on an amazing journey through Minnesota's massive Mall of America.
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India’s ElasticRun raises $75 million to grow its commerce platform for neighborhood stores

A startup that is helping over 125,000 neighborhood stores in India secure working capital, inventory from top brands, and work with e-commerce firms to boost revenues said on Thursday it has raised a new financing round as it looks to further its reach in the world’s second largest internet market. Pune-based ElasticRun said it has raised $75 million in its Series D financing round co-led by existing investors Avataar Ventures and Prosus Ventures. Existing investor Kalaari Capital also particip...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, Finance, India, Tech, Flipkart, Kalaari Capital, Found, Pune, NBFCs, ElasticRun, Prosus Ventures, Avataar Ventures, Sandeep Deshmukh, Shitiz Bansal

Microsoft Is Changing the Default Office Font

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Microsoft is changing the default Microsoft Office font -- and it wants your help to pick a new one. The Verge reports: While there are more than 700 font options in Word, Microsoft has commissioned five new custom fonts for Office, in a move away from the Calibri font that has been the default in Microsoft Office for nearly 15 years. The five new sans-serif fonts feature a variety of styles, including traditional, modern, and even one inspired by German ro...
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Apple sold a whopping $48 billion worth of iPhones in just three months

Seems like a lot of folks were holding out for the new iPhone 12, with Apple reporting handset sales of a whopping $48 billion for the latest quarter.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Phones

Apple Reports Impressive Earnings, Boosts Its Buyback Plan, and Lifts Dividend

Revenue rose an astonishing 54% buoyed by huge sales of iPhones and big gains from both iPads and Macs.
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The SPAC boom isn’t just here to stay, it’s changing consumer tech

Mike Murphy Contributor Mike Murphy is the founder and CEO of Rosecliff Ventures, a New York City-based investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity opportunities. Consumer technology is an inherently risky investment sector: even the best idea can fall flat if the story of the product is not sold properly to the end user. The stats can only take you so far, and, eventually, customers want to believe in the product. Traditionally, companies that...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, New York City, Tech, Venture Capital, M&a, Private Equity, Fda, SPAC, Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Ventures, SPACs, Special-purpose Acquisition Company

Facebook benefits from pandemic ad spending but Apple could spoil its party

Facebook Inc (FB.O) beat Wall Street expectations for both quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday but warned that growth later this...
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Find Google Sheets Linked to your Google Forms

When a user submits your Google Form, the response can be either saved in the Google Form itself or it can be written as a new row in a Google Spreadsheet. Multiple Google Forms can be associated with a single spreadsheet and their responses will be…
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When artists and machine intelligence come together

Throughout history, from photography to video to hypertext, artists have pushed the expressive limits of new technologies, and artificial intelligence is no exception. At I/O 2019, Google Research and Google Arts & Culture launched the Artists + Machine Intelligence Grants, providing a range of support and technical mentorship to six artists from around the globe following an open call for proposals. The inaugural grant program sought to expand the field of artists working with Machine Learning ...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Ai, Alex, Black, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Martine, Grenoble France, Google Research, Paola, Allison Parrish, Arts & Culture, Google Arts Culture, Dhvani, Machine Learning ML, Freya MurrayKenric McDowell

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Are 94% Effective Against COVID-19 Hospitalization In Older Adults, Says CDC

According to a new study from the CDC, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were 94 percent effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19 among people age 65 and older. The Hill reports: The study provides new evidence on the benefits of vaccination, and builds on results from the clinical trials by adding real-world evidence from 417 hospitalized adults in 14 states from January to March. "This multisite U.S. evaluation under real-world conditions suggests that vaccination provided protection aga...
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Apple Pay Promo Offers Mother's Day Discounts From 1-800-Flowers, J.Crew, Zazzle and More

Apple today sent out an emails informing Apple Pay users about a Mother's Day promotion that offers discounts from several stores when using ‌Apple Pay‌ to make a purchase. The following discounts are available: 1-800-Flowers - $15 off when spending $39.99 or more with code APPLEPAY. J.Crew - $25 off $150 or more with code APPLEPAY. Uncommon Goods - 15 percent off selected items with code APPLEPAY. Zazzle - 30% off with code APPLEPAYJAZZ. Mother's Day takes place on Sunday, M...
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Daily Crunch: Uber adds vaccine booking

Uber unveils half a dozen new features, Samsung announces a new flagship laptop and Zomato files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for April 28, 2021. The big story: Uber adds vaccine booking Uber announced a half dozen new features today, including the ability to make a vaccine appointment at Walgreens and then reserve a ride to get there. Other additions include a valet service to drop off rental cars, reserved rides at airports and the ability to pick up food during a ride. In an inte...
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Apple continues COVID-19 momentum with strong sales of iPads, Macs ... and, of course, iPhones

Apple continued to set new high revenue marks during the coronavirus pandemic for sales of iPhones and other devices and services such as Apple Music.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Samsung's Lee Family To Pay More Than $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax

The family of late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee said on Wednesday they will pay over 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in inheritance tax for his estate and donate his vast private art collection to state curators. Reuters reports: Lee, who is credited with transforming Samsung into the world's largest smartphone and memory chip maker, died on Oct. 25 with an estate local media valued at around 26 trillion won. The inheritance tax bill -- one of the largest-ever in South Korea and glob...
Tags: South Korea, Samsung, Tech, Samsung Electronics, Reuters, Lee, Lee Kun, Samsung Analysts

China Orders Companies To Step Up Monitoring of Foreigners In Anti-Spying Campaign

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Chinese social groups, enterprises and public entities will have increased responsibility to combat foreign espionage under new regulations issued by the country's ministry of state security. The regulations, which were released and took effect on Monday, come amid deepening hostilities between China and some western governments, including over the detention of foreigners accused of national security crimes. According to state media, state s...
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Chip shortages for iPads and Macs may cool Apple's hot streak

It turns out Apple is dealing with the same microchip shortage that has snarled companies and industries around the world.
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Zuckerberg outlines how Facebook will thrive after Apple privacy change

Mark Zuckerberg spent the majority of Facebook's Wednesday earnings call outlining the company's e-commerce strategy as it prepares for...
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Apple's M1 Mac shines as iPhones fly off (virtual) store shelves

Apple says a combination of enthusiasm over 5G wireless and working from home are driving demand despite a global chip shortage.
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Facing uncharted waters, Apple reports 54% year-over-year revenue increase

Chip shortages and a waning pandemic might make growth unsustainable, though.
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Facebook Says Impact of iOS 14.5's App Tracking Transparency Will Be 'Manageable'

Facebook today announced its earnings for the first calendar quarter of 2021, and during the call discussing the results, Facebook executives confirmed that Apple's App Tracking Transparency will have a "manageable" impact on Facebook's business starting in the second quarter. As highlighted by ZDNet, Facebook CFO Dave Wehner said that Facebook is expecting "increased ad targeting headwinds in 2021 from regulatory and platform changes, notably the recently launched iOS 14.5 update." iOS 14.5 ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Wehner, Dave Wehner, App Tracking Transparency Facebook, Facebook Says Impact, ZDNet Facebook

AirTags Arriving Early to Some Customers

AirTags aren't set to officially launch until Friday, April 30, but some customers have mistakenly received their ‌AirTags‌ shipments already. MacRumors reader Johnny sent us a series of photos of his ‌AirTags‌ that he already has in hand, giving us a look at the packaging and a real-life look at the ‌AirTags‌ themselves outside of reviews. Apple first unveiled the long-awaited ‌AirTags‌ last week. They're priced at $29 each, with a pack of four available for $99. ‌AirTags‌ connect to an i...
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