Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: With the coronavirus pandemic receding for every vaccine that reaches an arm, the push by some employers to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who've embraced remote work as the new normal. While companies from Google to Ford and Citigroup have promised greater flexibility, many chief executives have publicly extolled the importance of being in offices. Some have lamented the perils of remote work, saying it diminishes collab...
Tags: Google, Tech, Bloomberg, Ford, Citigroup, Jamie Dimon, Bloomberg News, JPMorgan Chase Co, Kastle Systems Many

YouTube Brand Accounts: Everything You Need to Know

YouTube is a massive platform with more than 2 billion monthly users. However, to call it a social network is an understatement. As the leading video sharing and streaming site in the world, it’s more than a social network: it’s an entertainment and education hub for millions. With so many potential customers coming to the website every day, it’s a no-brainer to create a YouTube channel for your business, especially as part of a YouTube SEO strategy. In this post, we’ll guide you throug...
Tags: Google, Movies, Youtube, Tutorials, Content Marketing, Custom, YouTube SEO, Recently Google, YouTube Brand Account, YouTube for Business, Google Account on YouTube, New Channel Type, YouTube Channel Permissions

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Matina Stevis-Gridneff: Covid-19: European Union Challenges President Biden’s Proposal to Waive Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines (Source: The New York Times) Philip Blenkinsop: Vaccine Patent Waiver Will Not Be Enough -WTO Chief (Source: Reuters) Alessandro Mascellino: Apple Patent Filing Shows Touch ID, Biometric Key on Upcoming Macs (Source: Biometric Update) Perry Cooper: Apple Patent Board Win Upheld Over Judge Appointments Argument (Source: Bloomberg Law) ...
Tags: Apple, Yahoo, Law, Canada, New York Times, Uspto, WTO, Biden, Patent, Cory Doctorow, Reuters, Duane Morris LLP, Philip Blenkinsop, Uniloc, Perry Cooper, Luke Savage

Comment on quick pasta and chickpeas by Jess

Perfection. Only had pasta, chickpeas in the cupboard and found this recipe via Google. Didn’t have fresh herbs and had to feed a toddler so I left off the spicy finishing oil but the dish was so tasty even without that last touch.
Tags: Google, Food, Jess

Tesla files trademark, hinting at Elon Musk’s restaurant concept plans

Tesla has recently filed a new trademark for its brand under restaurant services, a sign the company might be finally gearing up to deliver on an idea that CEO Elon Musk and other company executives have discussed publicly since at least 2017. The company applied for three new trademarks that will cover the categories of: “Restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services, according to the May 27 filing with the United States Patent a...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Cto, Musk, Michelin Guide, Andre, United States Patent and Trademark Office, JB Straubel, Edouard Michelin, Kettleman City California, Tesla Supercharger, LA Elon Musk

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 6000M Mobile GPUs For New Breed of All-AMD Gaming Laptops

MojoKid writes: AMD just took the wraps off its new line of Radeon RX 6000M GPUs for gaming laptops. Combined with its Ryzen 5000 series processors, the company claims all-AMD powered "AMD Advantage" machines will deliver new levels of performance, visual fidelity and value for gamers. AMD unveiled three new mobile GPUs. Sitting at the top is the Radeon RX 6800M, featuring 40 compute units, 40 ray accelerators, a 2,300MHz game clock and 12GB of GDDR6 memory. According to AMD, its flagship Radeon...
Tags: Asus, Tech, Amd, Gpu, MojoKid, RYZEN, AMD Gaming Laptops

ROM Site Owner Made $30,000 a Year -- Now Owes Nintendo $2.1 Million

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The now-unemployed owner of a shuttered ROM distribution site has been ordered to pay $2.1 million in damages to Nintendo after trying and failing to defend himself in the case. In September 2019, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles resident Matthew Storman over his operation of, which offered prominent downloads of "Nintendo Switch Scene Roms" and other copyrighted game files. At the time, Nintendo said that the sit...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Ars Technica, Nintendo, Storman, Matthew Storman

How to Replace Text and Hyperlinks in Google Documents with Apps Script

The company’s handbook is written in Google Docs. The document spans several pages and now the writer has been asked to create links such that all mentions of the company name in the document are linking to the company’s official website.It can be a time consuming task but with Google Apps Script, specific words in a document can be hyperlinked in bulk in one click. Add Hyperlinks in Google Docs This example show how to search and replace all occurrences of a text phrase, the company name in...
Tags: Google, Seo, Digital Inspiration, Blue Widgets Inc, Orange Inc

A path to growth for Asia’s women founders

After Khushboo Aggarwal’s dad suffered a cardiac event brought on by complications from diabetes while she was traveling abroad, she realized there was a need for a better support system for Indian patients and their worried loved ones. Khushboo co-founded Zyla Health: a digital care management platform, providing personalized care to patients with chronic illnesses. Zyla offers services like live chat support and algorithms that can issue alerts when there are causes for concern in patient data...
Tags: Google, Asia, Entrepreneurs, APAC, Google in Asia, Zyla, Yoonmin Cho, Khushboo, COVID, Khushboo Aggarwal, Zyla Health, Google for Startups Women Founders Academy

Huawei operating system coming to smartphones in Asia

The system was developed after a trade ban blocked smartphones from working fully with Google's Android.
Tags: Google, Asia, Business, Huawei

EU Set To Unveil Plans For Bloc-Wide Digital Wallet

The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported. Reuters reports: The app will allow citizens across the EU to securely access a range of private and public services with a single online ID, according to the FT report on Tuesday. The digital wallet will securely store payment details and passwords and allow ci...
Tags: Tech, Eu, Financial Times, Reuters, European Union EU

Facebook Says US Is the Top Target of Disinformation Campaigns

Of the 150 disinformation campaigns that Facebook has caught and removed in the past four years, the U.S. has been the most frequent target by far, according to a new threat intelligence report from Facebook. Axios reports: "I think it's significant that while we saw a lot of foreign targeting of the U.S. ahead of 2020 election, there was also a lot of domestic targeting," says Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of security policy. One campaign the company points to was the network operated by ...
Tags: Facebook, China, Russia, US, Tech, Iran, Trump, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook Axios

Google Pixel Buds With Wireless Charging Case Now Just $81.99 Shipped From Verizon!

Update : DEAD! Don’t miss it if this becomes alive again. Sign up for deal notification alerts here!
Tags: Google, Deals, Headphones

Cognigy raises $44M to scale its enterprise-focused conversational AI platform

Artificial intelligence is becoming an increasingly common part of how customer service works — a trend that was accelerated in this past year as so many other services went virtual and digital — and today a startup that has built a set of low-code tools to help enterprises integrate more AI into their customer service processes is announcing some funding to fuel its growth. Cognigy, which provides a low-code conversational AI platform that notably can be used flexibly across a range of applicat...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Dusseldorf, Automation, Daimler, Lufthansa, Customer Support, Digital Innovation, NLP, RPA, Gong, conversational AI

Security Vulnerability in Apple’s Silicon “M1” Chip

The website for the M1racles security vulnerability is an excellent demonstration that not all vulnerabilities are exploitable. Be sure to read the FAQ through to the end. EDITED TO ADD: Wired article. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Apple, Uncategorized, Silicon, Bruce Schneier

eBay Sellers Can No Longer Use PayPal Under New Terms

New terms of use for eBay have come into effect which mean the online auction house will now pay sellers directly rather than through PayPal. The BBC reports: PayPal was acquired by eBay in its early days in 2002, and the two firms have worked in partnership ever since. The changes mean that while eBay buyers can still pay with PayPal, sellers will be paid straight into their bank accounts. But some sellers have threatened to stop using the service over the move. EBay's forums have several pos...
Tags: Ebay, Tech, Paypal, Bbc

SoftBank-backed construction giant Katerra said to be shutting down after raising billions

After burning through more than $2 billion in funding, SoftBank-backed construction startup Katerra has told employees that it will be shutting down operations, according to a report in The Information. Last year, the company claimed it had more than 8,000 employees globally. Menlo Park-based Katerra had already been struggling to find a viable business in cheaply building apartments properties for real estate developers when it was pushed to the edge of bankruptcy late last year, with the compa...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Vodafone, WeWork, Khosla Ventures, Dfj Growth, Greenoaks Capital, Menlo Park, Barron, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group, Vision Fund, Katerra

Can a Cryptocurrency Break the Buck?

An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece from Bloomberg, written by Timothy Massad: On Sept. 16, 2008, the day after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, the Reserve Primary Fund "broke the buck": Its net asset value fell below $1 per share. The fund -- often called the first money-market fund -- held $785 million of Lehman commercial paper that was suddenly worthless. Although the paper represented only 1.2% of the fund's total assets of $64.8 billion, demands for withdrawals escalated, and...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Treasury, Lehman, Lehman Brothers, U S Treasury, Massad, Timothy Massad, Reserve Fund, Moore Cayman

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

Despite a recent history of uneven cash flow and moderate growth, SaaS customer experience management platform Sprinklr has filed to go public. In today’s edition of The Exchange, Alex Wilhelm pores over the New York-based unicorn’s S-1 to better understand exactly what Sprinklr offers: “Marketing and comms software, with some machine learning built in.” Despite 19% growth in revenue over the last fiscal year, its deficits increased during the same period. But with more than $250 million in cash...
Tags: TC, New York, Enterprise, Digital Transformation, Tech, Machine Learning, Sprinklr, Alex Wilhelm, Walter Thompson, Danny Crichton, Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton Natasha Mascarenhas, TechCrunch Equity, Extra Crunch Roundup, Alex Since, Yann Maignan

Daily Crunch: Wefox CEO says $650M Series C was ‘much more than we wanted to raise initially’

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. Hello, and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 1, 2021. We’re back from a long weekend here in the United States, which means that the blog has been humming all day. Today’s tech and startup news had a fun mix of the old going new (7-Eleven adding EV charging points), and new going old (check out this new diaper startup), but mostly we had funding rounds. Lots of them...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Europe, New York, Indonesia, America, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, United States, Hadoop, Hortonworks, Goldman Sachs, Pittsburgh, Sprinklr, Steel City

Handicapping Hollywood's new power players

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, and this week in advertising and media news:Hollywood's next power players;Adtech's next deal?Ad agencies' return to normal.First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. David Zaslav, chief executive officer of Discovery Communications. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hollywood's new power players The planned Discovery-WarnerMedia merger now has a name ("Warner Bros. Discovery")...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Ge, New York City, Samsung, Newsletter, Trends, Discovery, Netflix, Warner Bros, Jason Kilar, Ad Tech, WPP, Adtech, Lucia Moses

How to share your Google Calendar with others to make scheduling easier

Though Google Calendar has an app, you'll have to use a computer to share your calendar with others. Shutterstock To share a Google Calendar, head to the website's "Settings and sharing" menu. You can copy and paste a sharable link to your Google Calendar, or share it directly via email. If you want to share a Google Calendar with someone without a Google account, you need to make it public. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're trying to arrang...
Tags: Google, Trends, Sharing, Google Calendar, Calendar Apps, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, William Antonelli

The iPhone 13's Battery Is Rumored to Be Up to 18% Bigger... Just in Time

The iPhone 13 rumors keep streaming in. Apple prognosticator Ming-Chi Kuo recently hinted bigger batteries were coming, but it looks like we now have an idea of how much bigger.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ming Chi Kuo

17 free or affordable online courses to learn Python, taught by schools like MIT, Harvard, and the University of Michigan

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Codecademy; iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Python is a popular programming language used in everything from AI to data analysis. Below are 14 online courses and programs you can take to learn how to code in Python. The online classes are offered by schools like MIT and Harvard and companies like Google and IBM. It's no secret that coding-related jobs are on the rise and that careers in data scienc...
Tags: Google, Python, Codecademy, Microsoft, Trends, Mit, Harvard, Ibm, University of Pennsylvania, Udemy, Raspberry Pi Foundation, University Of Michigan, Georgia Tech, MIT Harvard, Julia Pugachevsky, Christina Morillo

Top Meat Supplier is the Latest Victim of a Cyberattack

Major meat supplier JBS USA was the latest victim of an organized cybersecurity attack, with servers in North American and Australian affected, the company said Sunday. From a report: Why it matters: JBS USA is the largest producer of beef in the country, The Hill notes, and also is a major supplier of poultry and pork. The disclosure of the attack comes as cyber threats have picked up over the last year. Last month, Colonial Pipeline was taken offline by its operator because of a cyberattack. ...
Tags: Russia, Tech, JBS USA

Twitter’s acquisition strategy: eat the public conversation

Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Share on Twitter Evan J. Zimmerman is the founder and CEO of Drift, a genomics software company, and chairman of Jovono, a venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor CFIUS Cometh: What this obscure agency does and why it matters to your fund or startup The last few months have been interesting for Twitter. After years of no innovation at all, Twitter is making b...
Tags: Social, Column, Twitter, Spotify, Social Media, Tech, United States, Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour, Clubhouse, Eventbrite, Snap, Substack, Revue, EC Column, EC Media

You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Computing, Wireless, Mesh Networking, Science and Technology, Wireless Networking, Ring, Internet Privacy, Amazon Ring, Amazon Sidewalk, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet

RE/MAX launches First app to help agents find new listings

Three months after its debut, RE/MAX's artificial intelligence-powered First app has resulted in 33,000 more listings for agents according to the company.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Nick Bailey, G73, First app

Amazon to let customers sue after thousands of Alexa complaints

By Matt Day | Bloomberg has stopped requiring customers to pursue claims in arbitration — rather than a court of law — after tens of thousands of people inundated the company with complaints that the Alexa digital assistant was improperly collecting voice recordings. Amazon’s terms of service, which govern everything from buying products on the company’s web store to using its consumer gadgets, now lets customers file class-action suits against the company in state or federal court. P...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Bloomberg, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Alexa, Amazon Fresh, Bloomberg News, Bezos, Woodland Hills

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