Gillmor Gang: Party Line

In the early days of social media, all things seemed possible. Twitter was this weird reboot of blogs, with a social layer atop an RSS feed that gave authority to last in/first out musings by providing data not just about read or unread but shared by who. You could take that authority data and rank posts by who shared them and who followed those people and what they in turn recommended. Although this was mostly ignored at the time by vendors and writers looking for a viral eyeball payoff, for...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Cdc, Tech, Manchester United, Manchester, Gillmor Gang, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Keith, Woodstock NY, Tenet, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor

No New Fossil Fuel Projects For Net-Zero: IEA

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: All future fossil fuel projects must be scrapped if the world is to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to stand any chance of limiting warming to 1.5C, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. In a special report designed to inform negotiators at the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, the IEA predicted a "sharp decline in fossil fuel demand" in the next three decades as well as a 2040 deadline for the global energ...
Tags: Tech, Paris, IEA, Glasgow, International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol

Google and Samsung merge their wearable OSes, tease Fitbit baked into the combo

Who could possibly have predicted that developers would shun two small ecosystems? Samsung and Google have decided to combine their wearable operating system efforts in what looks like an admission that developers don’t care about either.…
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More power to web apps, cries Google, and more privacy, too

Without harming the ad business, natch Google IO At Google IO 2021 on Tuesday, the ad giant reiterated its web privacy commitments and talked up technologies aimed at narrowing the performance gap between web apps and their native counterparts.…
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Android widgets can appear in Assistant as Google looks at surfacing in Android Auto

Widgets are already getting a big visual revamp with Material You and Android 12. Google is now bringing Android widgets to Assistant...
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Kia’s fast-charging EV6 electric crossover is coming to the U.S. in early 2022

The Kia EV6, an all-electric crossover that kicks off the automaker’s Plan S strategy to shift away from internal combustion engines and toward EVs, will come to the U.S. early next year, the company said Tuesday evening during a live streamed event in New York. The EV6 is the first dedicated battery-electric vehicle to built on its new Electric-Global Modular Platform, a platform that is shared with Hyundai and Genesis as part of the Hyundai Motor Group. The EGM-platform is the underlying found...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Tech, Automotive, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Meridian, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Motor Group, Amazon Alexa, Nickel Cobalt Manganese, Electric Global Modular Platform, EV6

Here's Everything Announced at Google I/O

Google I/O is back, baby, and that means a metric crap-ton of updates for the Google ecosystem. Although it was virtual, the annual developers’ conference did not fail to be a spectacle that featured opera-singing digital blobs, a bizarre cameo from Michael Peña, and AI bots pretending to be Pluto.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Computing, Tizen, Michael Pena, Fitbit, Bob, Operating Systems, Michael, Pixel, Google Io, Kirby

Where WarnerMedia-Discovery will find $3 billion in cuts

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter, where we break down the big news in advertising and media news, including:WarnerMedia-Discovery cutsTV ad prices spikeAnheuser-Busch's data playFirst, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Inc., at the Sun Valley conference in 2016. Getty/Drew Angerer WarnerMedia and Discovery deal synergies Now that WarnerMedia and Discovery have announced their planned merger, many emplo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Chicago, Discovery, Netflix, AT&T, Mars, Warner, Jeff Zucker, Coca Cola, Jason Kilar

Eufycam Wi-Fi Security Cameras Streamed Video Feeds From Other People's Homes

A software bug that's now been fixed allowed some Eufycam owners to stream video from strangers' homes instead of their own. The Register reports: These 1080p Wi-Fi-connected devices are made by Anker, and are designed to be used indoors and outdoors. They can record to microSD cards and/or the cloud, and viewable via a mobile app. On Monday, some users found themselves staring at feeds from other people's homes -- even those in other countries -- and feared they were being watched, too. The pri...
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Spotify and YouTube Music will bring much needed offline tunes to Google’s Wear watches

Spotify users will also be able to download podcasts
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Ethereum Staking Will Drop Power Consumption By 99%

After Ethereum transitions to proof-of-stake, the blockchain's power consumption is expected to drop by more than 99%, making it about 7,000 times more energy efficient than Bitcoin. Crypto Briefing reports: Ethereum will reduce its energy consumption by 99.95% following its transition to proof-of-stake, according to a new blog post from Carl Beekhuizen of the Ethereum Foundation. Beekhuizen estimated there are 87,000 at-home stakers using about 100W of energy for a total of 1.64 megawatts. Addi...
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NBN Replaces 10,000 Modems After Lightning 'Fries' Devices Across Blue Mountains

An anonymous reader writes: NBN Co has been forced to replace 10,000 faulty broadband devices in homes across the Blue Mountains west of Sydney after residents reported the technology was frequently struck by lightning and in one instance led to blue sparks flying out of a modem in a family's home. About 20,000 of the more than 32,000 homes in the Blue Mountains and Emu Plains have been connected to the national broadband network via fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) technology, which was set up under th...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Coalition, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Emu Plains, NBN, NBN Co

Smart Home at Google I/O 2021: Everything new

Google announced a handful of new smart home innovations at the return of the company's annual I/O event. Here's a breakdown of the latest innovations.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Smart Home, Google Assistant, Google I/O 2021

UTEC, one of Asia’s largest deep-tech investment firms, launches new $275M fund

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC), a deep-tech investment firm, announced the first close of its fifth fund, which is expected to total 30 billion JPY (or about $275 million USD) by June 2021. UTEC currently has about $780 million in total assets under management, and says this makes it one of the largest venture capital funds focused on science and tech in Japan, and one of the largest deep-tech funds in Asia. UTEC is an independent firm that works closely with universities. ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, Samsung, Tech, Venture Capital, UC Berkeley, Blume Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Cox Automotive

Google is making it easier to bring Android apps to your car

By the end of the year, more than 10 car models from Volvo, GM, Renault and Polestar will be powered by the Android Automotive operating system — and all of the built-in Google apps and services that come with it. Now, the company is making it easier for third-party developers to bring their navigation, EV charging, parking and media apps directly to a car’s screen. Google announced Tuesday at its annual developer conference that it’s extending its Android for Cars App Library, which is availabl...
Tags: Google, TC, Spotify, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Android Auto, Polestar, Google I/O 2021, Volvo GM Renault, Google Play Store Many

Biden Test Drives Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup

During a visit to Ford's Rouge factory in Dearborn, Michigan on Tuesday, President Joe Biden got a chance to test drive Ford's all-electric new Lightning pickup truck. CNET reports: What was the presidential verdict after taking the Lightning for a spin? "This sucker's quick!" he exclaimed, adding that he'd buy one. A reporter asked how quick it was, and Biden said it did 0-60 mph in 4.3 or 4.4 seconds, looking to a Ford employee for clarification, who quickly declined to comment. The president ...
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Six announcements from Google I/O

Google's annual conference unveils their latest tech. Here's what we found interesting.
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Powerbeats 2 Owners Now Receiving Payouts Following Apple's $9.75 Million Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Apple customers who own faulty Powerbeats 2 devices have begun receiving payouts from a class action lawsuit that Apple settled last year, according to multiple MacRumors readers that have started receiving funds. Powerbeats 2 owners sued Apple after it was found that some of the headphones had a defect that could cause them to stop working and fail to retain charge after "minimal usage." The plaintiffs in the case alleged that Apple misrepresented the battery life of the Powerbeats 2, and th...
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Google Wants to Make the Next Pixel Camera More Inclusive

Android is used on 3 billion smartphones worldwide, but most of the cameras on Android phones don’t accurately capture people of color. This is why Google announced it’s striving to develop a “more accurate and inclusive camera” for its next batch of smartphones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Pixel, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Sameer Samat, Timnit Gebru, Pixel Camera, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet

Six announcements from Google developer conference

Google's annual conference unveils their latest tech. Here's what we found interesting.
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59 thoughtful gifts under $50, from a bubble tea kit to a Disney+ subscription

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider You don't have to spend a fortune to give a gift they'll love. We found 59 of the best gifts under $50 sure to please everyone on your list. With best friends' birthdays, anniversaries with your significant other, celebratory moments with coworkers, or even just to tell a loved one you're thinking about them, it's easy for y...
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Google Shows Off Android 12's Huge UI Overhaul

At Google I/O 2021 today, Google confirmed that Android 12 is getting a huge new design. Ars Technica reports: Google calls the new design "Material You," and just like in the leaks, it's a UI that changes colors like a chameleon. For now, this design will only show up in Google Pixels, but Google says it will roll out across the ecosystem to the web, Chrome OS, smart displays, cars, watches, tablets, and every other Google form factor. The new interface is powered by a "color extraction" API th...
Tags: Google, Asus, Tech, Ars Technica, Pixel, Google Pixel

Google’s new Wear OS looks like it will copy health tracking straight from Fitbit watches

Google is revamping Wear OS with help from Fitbit, and apparently that includes completely copying health tracking from Fitbit OS.
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Financing for students startup StudentFinance raises $5.3M seed from Giant and Armilar

Fintech startup StudentFinance – which allows educational institutions to offer success-based financing for students – has raised a $5.3m (€4.5m) seed round co-led by Giant Ventures and Armilar Venture Partners. It’s now raised $6.6m total, to date. StudentFinance launched in Spain first, followed by Germany and Finland, with the UK planned this year. Existing investors Mustard Seed Maze and Seedcamp, along with Sabadell Venture Capital, also participated. The startup, which launched at the begi...
Tags: TC, Europe, Usa, UK, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Germany, Tech, Spain, Economy, United States, United Kingdom, Venture Capital, Finland, Private Equity

Doma adds Wells Fargo as a client as it prepares to go public

Doma offers "instant underwriting" of title insurance for mortgage refinancing, along with remote and digital closing and escrow services for all types of mortgages.
Tags: Technology, Ipo, Radio, Venture Capital, Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Blend, Industry News, Lennar, DOMA, Qualia, Select, Notarize, Opendoor, Max Simkoff, Simplenexus

Google unveils completely redesigned Android 12

Google tried to make up for lost time at its annual developer conference this week by announcing a massive Android redesign and new features to help users work from home, shop and do more to protect their personal data.
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Opendoor expands to 3 new markets across West, Midwest

Opendoor has launched homeselling operations in Kansas City, Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado. The iBuyer is nine markets away from its 2021 goal.
Tags: Technology, Colorado, Radio, Kansas, Markets & Economy, Opendoor, West Midwest, iBuyer, Market Expansions, Missouti, Kansas City Colorado Springs

Roofr just nailed down a second seed round to make new roofing sales a cinch to close

Roofer Pro. Roof Snap. Acculynx. There’s suddenly no shortage of companies offering software to make the lives of roofers and their customers easier. Among these is Roofr, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based, 31-person sales platform for roofing contractors that just raised $4.25 million in post-seed funding led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Avidbank and previous backer Crosslink Capital. Cofounder and CEO Rich Nelson is aware of the competition. But as a third-generation roofer b...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, San Francisco, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, North America, Nelson, Cto, Crosslink, Bullpen Capital, Roofr, Rich Nelson, Kevin Redman, Avidbank, Crosslink Capital Cofounder

Android 12: Everything you need to know

Android 12 is still a few months from being released to the public, but there's a lot we already know about the new operating system.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Android 12, Google I/O 2021

NAR ends multimillion-dollar zipLogix partnership

After six years and $62 million, the trade group says it will reallocate funds to "other important member-facing initiatives."
Tags: Technology, Radio, NAR, Lone Wolf, National Association of Realtors, Select, Transaction Management, Relay, Florida Realtors, Dale Stinton, Ziplogix, MLS & Associations, Zipforms, Form Simplicity, Instanet, Nar Member Benefit

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