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A day in the life of Google's highest-ranking executive in Southeast Asia, who lives in Singapore, has 40 hours of meetings a week, and used to live on a sailboat

Davis, who's from the US, moved to Singapore in 2017 in the role of Google's Country Director. Stephanie Davis Stephanie Davis is Google's Vice President for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. Since April, she's been back at the office two days a week and working from home the other three. Davis has about 40 hours of meetings per week, most of which are virtual. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stephanie Davis is Google's Vice President for Southeast As...
Tags: Google, Asia, Indonesia, Youtube, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, US, International, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Features, Pakistan, New Zealand, Davis


44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Stop Plans For An Instagram For Kids

(CNN/CBS13) – Facebook’s plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continue to get backlash. On Monday, 44 attorneys general, including Rob Bonta in California, signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to scrap plans for an Instagram intended for younger users, citing mental health and privacy concerns. The letter comes less than a month after child safety groups and Congress expressed similar concerns. “Use of social media can be detrim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Florida, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Congress, California, Cnn, Gop, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital, Congressional, Consumer


A day in the life of Google's highest-ranking Southeast Asia executive, who lives in Singapore, has 40 hours of meetings a week, and used to live on a sailboat

Davis, who's from the US, moved to Singapore in 2017 in the role of Google's Country Director. Stephanie Davis Stephanie Davis is Google's Vice President for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. Since April, she's been back at the office two days a week and working from home the other three. Davis has about 40 hours of meetings per week, most of which are virtual. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stephanie Davis is Google's Vice President for Southeast As...
Tags: Google, Asia, Indonesia, Youtube, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, US, International, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Features, Pakistan, New Zealand, Davis


Flipkart in early talks to raise $1 billion ahead of IPO

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has hit the market to raise about $1 billion at up to $30 billion valuation before its public listing, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The Bangalore-based startup, which sold majority stake to Walmart in 2018, began exploring funding opportunities with some of its investors earlier this year. In recent months, the company has also internally discussed pushing its IPO process to early next year. (Media reports last year had suggested Flipkart ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Ipo, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Flipkart, Bangalore, Amazon India, Jio Platforms India, Reliance Retail India


Flipkart in talks to raise $1 billion ahead of IPO

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has hit the market to raise about $1 billion at up to $30 billion valuation in a pre-IPO financing round, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The Bangalore-based startup, which sold majority stake to Walmart in 2018, began first exploring funding opportunities with some investors earlier this year. In recent months, the company has also internally discussed pushing its public listing timeline to early next year, the people said, requesting anonym...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Ipo, India, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon India, McKenna, Digital India, Government of India, Walmart International


MDMA Passes a Big Test For PTSD Treatment

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: In an important step toward medical approval, MDMA, the illegal drug popularly known as Ecstasy or Molly, was shown to bring relief to those suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder when paired with talk therapy. Of the 90 people who took part in the new study, which is expected to be published later this month in Nature Medicine, those who received MDMA during therapy experienced a significantly greater reduction in the se...
Tags: Molly, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Mdma, University of California San Francisco, Jennifer Mitchell


DHS Launches Warning System To Find Domestic Terrorism Threats On Public Social Media

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyze intelligence about security threats from public social media posts, DHS officials said. The goal is to build a warning system to detect the sort of posts that appeared to predict an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 but were missed or ignored by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, the officials said. The focus is not on the identity of the poste...
Tags: Nbc News, Tech, Dhs, Department Of Homeland Security, Twitter Facebook, Public Social Media


Amazon 'Seized and Destroyed' 2 Million Counterfeit Products In 2020

Amazon "seized and destroyed" over 2 million counterfeit products that sellers sent to Amazon warehouses in 2020 and "blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they were published in our store," the company said in its first "Brand Protection Report." Ars Technica reports: In 2020, "we seized and destroyed more than 2 million products sent to our fulfillment centers and that we detected as counterfeit before being sent to a customer," Amazon's report said. "In cases where counte...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Amazon Seized, Brand Protection Report Ars Technica, Amazon VP Dharmesh Mehta


Is buying and selling short positions in pre-IPO stock next? This fintech startup is banking on it

Even the most sanguine industry observer has to be stunned at times by the pace of dealmaking right now. Not quite halfway through 2021, startups are routinely closing new rounds and sometimes seeing their valuations triple and even quadruple with every new round. Maybe they will all become trillion-dollar companies. It’s more likely, however, that they will not, which is where year-old Caplight comes in. Led by Javier Avalos, a former investment banker who recently spent more than three years...
Tags: TC, Finance, Tech, Venture Capital, Fintech, Hedge Funds, Forge, Carta, Justin Moore, Avalos, Secondaries, Javier Avalos, Caplight, New York Apeira Capital


WhatsApp users need to take action to keep the app working

WhatsApp users have until May 15 to accept its new privacy policies or face seeing the messaging app's functionality gradually removed.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Messaging, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Messaging Apps


Toyota partners with ENEOS to explore a hydrogen-powered Woven City

Toyota has tapped Japanese company Eneos to help develop the hydrogen fuel cell system that will power its futuristic prototype city Woven City. The vision for the 175-acre city, where people will live and work amongst all of Toyota’s projects, including its autonomous e-Palette shuttles and robots, is to build a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Woven Planet, the innovation-focused subsidiary of Toyota that is in charge of the project, announced Monday that ENEOS, a Jap...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Japan, Tech, Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mount Fuji, Woven City, Woven Planet, Eneos, Woven City ENEOS, Katsuyuki Ota, Susono City Shizuoka Prefecture


Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered ample interest from automakers in recent times. But it’s also a technology that has long been scorned by Elon Musk partly due to its once exorbitant costs. Innovusion, a five-year-old lidar company and a supplier to Chinese electric car upstart Nio, just landed a Series B funding round of $64 million. The new proceeds boost its total investment to over $100 m...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Laser


Apple's UK users deserve app price compensation, claim says

Legal action in the UK seeks compensation from Apple for high prices from a lack of competition.
Tags: Apple, UK, News


Aspire’s business accounts reach $1B in annualized transaction volume one year after launching

Singapore-based Aspire, which wants to become the financial services “one-stop shop” for SMEs, announced that its business accounts have reached $1 billion in annualized transaction volume one year after launching. The company also unveiled Bill Pay, its latest feature that lets businesses manage and pay invoices by emailing them to Aspire’s AI-based digital assistant. Launched in May 2020, Aspire’s online business accounts are targeted to startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises, and do ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Vietnam, Fintech, Online Banking, Singapore Indonesia, SMEs, Bill Pay, Aspire, Business Accounts, Brex


This Wi-Fi router with a 4-antenna array can blast a signal all over your home

You can have a house packed to the rafters with smart home technology. But if you don't have a quality router poised and ready to handle the load of a modern household, all those tech toys are…well, just that. Toys. Obviously, spotty Wi-Fi these days is unacceptable, so employing a top-notch piece of equipment like the Xiaomi 4-Antenna Wi-Fi Router can go a long way toward eliminating frustrating coverage issues and keeping peace throughout your household. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Xiaomi, Shop


Google Sheets - Find Values in One Column that are Missing in Another Column

A small business maintains their staff roster in a simple Google Sheet - the column A of the sheet contains a list of all employee names and column B contains a list of employees who have been assigned to a project. The immediate task is to identify staff members who are part of the organization but have not been assigned any project yet. In other words, the manager needs to figure out all employee names from column A who are not preset in column B.There are two ways to...
Tags: Google, Seo, Isna, Google Sheet


I Guess If You Must Put an AirTag on Your Siri Remote, This Is Fine

In the months of rumors leading up to Apple’s official AirTag reveal, I couldn’t help but shake the idea that somebody was going to try to stick one on their Apple TV remote. Of course, somebod(ies) absolutely did.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Electric Cars 'Will Be Cheaper To Produce Than Fossil Fuel Vehicles By 2027'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2027, and tighter emissions regulations could put them in pole position to dominate all new car sales by the middle of the next decade, research has found. By 2026, larger vehicles such as electric sedans and SUVs will be as cheap to produce as petrol and diesel models, according to forecasts from BloombergNEF, with small cars reaching the th...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Electric, Transport Environment a Brussels


How to use Spotify on your Apple Watch to play music or control playback

As long as you have Spotify installed on your iPhone, you can listen through your Apple Watch. Hollis Johnson You can play Spotify on your Apple Watch by installing the Spotify app and launching it. Once you start playing Spotify music, you can listen from your Apple Watch or iPhone. You'll need to connect Bluetooth headphones to listen to Spotify directly from your Apple Watch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify has apps on nearly every internet-conn...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Trends, Siri, Apple Watch, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, BI Photo, William Antonelli, William Antonelli Jennifer Still


Could quantum neural networking lead to human immortality?

There’s no proof you’re going to die. Don’t take that the wrong way; there’s a lot of evidence. But proof is for math, and death is only certain in retrospect. That’s why any research that pushes the boundaries of what we can observe, test, and replicate when it comes to the wacky world of quantum mechanics is exciting. Spooky action at a distance could be our ticket to immortality. An international team of researchers recently published work demonstrating quantum entanglement at an unprecedente...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, David Nield, Neural, Next Featured


Leaked Apple Documents Inadvertently Helped the Right-to-Repair Movement

Cyberattacks are rarely useful to anybody except cyber-attackers, but a recent ransomware incident has had some unexpected upsides for those in the right-to-repair community, new coverage from Motherboard suggests. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Steve Jobs, Articles, Ipads, Macintosh, Ransomware, Computing, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Quanta Computer, Right To Repair, Rossmann, Louis Rossmann, Apple Products, REvil


5 ways to stop spam texts on your iPhone or Android phone

If you receive too many spam texts on your phone, you can try a few tricks to stop or reduce them. FluxFactory/Getty Images You can stop spam texts on iPhone or Android by blocking, reporting, or filtering messages. Don't ever engage with spam texts - even to send a STOP request - as this will make it worse. You can also stop spam texts with text-blocking apps, though they often cost money. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Unwanted text messages, while ge...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Verizon, Trends, Spam, Text Messaging, Don, AT T T Mobile, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, RoboKiller, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


Game Developers Break Silence Around Salaries

Developers are sharing their salaries on Twitter under the hashtag #GameDevPaidMe to encourage pay transparency in their industry. Axios reports: The hashtag started circulating last year, but has returned periodically as developers fight for better working conditions. Salary sharing is a way to equalize the field. By removing the secrecy, as well as the stigma, around discussing pay, workers have more power to advocate for themselves when negotiating salaries and raises. In 2020, Blizzard emplo...
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How 5-star reviews generated over $225,000 in practice revenue [PODCAST]

“With my natural affinity for numbers, I analyzed the reviews’ precise impact after a few years, and the results were astounding.  The system generated over $225,000 during a 3-year period.  My practice acquired 162 new 5-star reviews on Google, and my partner and I generated over 200 5-star reviews on Yelp.  I calculated that each […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Google, Podcast, Practice Management, Orthopedics, PA NP, CRNA


Zencargo raises $42M to expand its digital-first freight forwarding platform internationally

While consumers and businesses continue to use their purchasing power to spin the wheels of the globalized economy, one of the companies that’s built a technology platform to help that economy operate more smoothly is announcing an investment to double down on growth. Zencargo, which has built a digital platform to enable freight forwarding — the process by which companies organize and track the movements of items they are making and selling (and the components needed for those items) — has rais...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, UK, London, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Shipping, Vivienne Westwood, Flexport, Digital Partners, Freight Forwarding, Soho Home, Zencargo, Hersham, Jan Riethmayer


With new owner Naver, Wattpad looks to supercharge its user-generated IP factory

Toronto-based Wattpad is officially part of South Korean internet giant Naver as of today, with the official close of the $600 million cash and stock acquisition deal. Under the terms of the acquisition, Wattpad will continue to be headquartered in, and operate from Canada, with co-founder and Allen Lau remaining CEO of the social storytelling company and reporting to the CEO of Naver’s Webtoon, Jun Koo Kim. I spoke to Lau about what will change, and what won’t, now that Wattpad is part of Naver...
Tags: TC, Publishing, Internet, Disney, Toronto, Tech, Netflix, Canada, Animation, Machine Learning, Halifax, Streaming Services, Naver, Wattpad, Studios, Lau


Daily Crunch: Expensify’s hacker approach to enterprise software is paying off

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Today as we dig deep into Expensify, its history and its current ramp toward the public markets after reaching $100 million in ARR, a quick note on where we are in the world of exits. If you are bored of IPOs, consider it a luxury. For years, the unicorn market was all hype and no liquidity. But in the last year or so, the public market has been a welcome and lucra...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, United States, Crypto, EC, Box, Sarah, Expensify, Blind, Midwest, Rita, Danny, Babel, Daily Crunch, Waydev


Bird reportedly prepares to go public via SPAC, aims for 2023 profitability

Micromobility startups are following the lead of EV companies going public via mergers with special purpose acquisition companies, a financial instrument that came back en vogue in 2020. Bird Rides, the California-born micromobility company that now operates in more than 100 cities across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, plans to merge with Dallas-based blank-check company Switchback II Corporation, reports dot.LA. Switchback, the blank-check company merging with Bird, was formed i...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Usa, California, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Middle East, Bird, Dallas, Bronx, SPAC, United States Europe


FDA Clears Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Ages 12 To 15

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Pfizer and BioNTech's request to allow their Covid-19 vaccine to be given to kids ages 12 to 15 on an emergency use basis, allowing states to get middle school students vaccinated before the fall. The two-dose vaccine is already authorized for use in people 16 and older. CNBC reports: Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said the decision brings "us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy and to ending the pandemic." She assured parent...
Tags: Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Janet Woodcock


Jamie Bell Set to Star in Apple TV Plus Thriller Shining Girls

(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic) Jamie Bell, who was most recently in Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, will star in the upcoming thriller television series Shining Girls. Shining Girls is a metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes. The television adaptation will see Silka Luisa as executive producer and showrunner. Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura will star alongside Jamie Bell. MRC Television is the studio responsibl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TV, Movies, Star, Chicago, TV News, Streaming, Jordan, Elisabeth Moss, Bell, Michael, Tom Clancy, Moss, Kirby, Wagner Moura



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