Self-Driving Waymo Trucks To Haul Loads Between Houston and Fort Worth

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Thursday morning, Waymo announced that it is working with trucking company JB Hunt to autonomously haul cargo loads in Texas. Class 8 JB Hunt trucks equipped with the autonomous driving software and hardware system called Waymo Driver will operate on I-45 in Texas, taking cargo between Houston and Fort Worth. However, the trucks will still carry humans -- a trained truck driver and Waymo technicians -- to supervise and take over if necess...
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Trump's Justice Department targeted Democrats in Congress in search for source of leaks related to the Russia investigation, New York Times reports

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Trump's Justice Department seized records from Apple that belonged to Democrats in Congress. Members of the House Intel Committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff, were targeted, along with their families and staffers. The DOJ was looking for the source of leaks regarding the Russia investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. While searching for the source of leaked intelligence regarding th...
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Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from Gizmodo: A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward. It also found that people felt similar improvements with a smaller dose as they did with a larger one, but experienced substantially fewer side effects. Nitrous oxide (NO) is a colorless, non-flamm...
Tags: Tech, University Of Chicago, Gizmodo, Johnson Johnson, Science Translational Medicine Read, Peter Nagele

YouTube faces more brand-safety backlash from advertisers

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 11. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Programming note: This is the last daily edition of the newsletter. Thank you for reading! We'll be taking a break for the next few weeks, but we'll be back in inboxes in July - as a weekly newsletter from our colleague Lara O'Reilly. See you then. YouTube ad backlash.The antitrust lawyer fighting Google.Top McDonald's PR exec leaves.Tips, comm...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, France, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, McDonald, NFT, Newsletters, Lara, Tovar, Kate Taylor, Fred DeLuca

Trump DOJ subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

• CNN lawyer describes gag order and secretive process where Justice Department sought reporter's email records
Tags: Apple, News, Cnn, Stories, Justice Department, Trump DOJ, House Intelligence Committee Democrats

Schiff reacts to DOJ subpoena: Shocked ... but not surprised

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacts to reports that prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats, including Schiff himself, according to the New York Times.
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Trump's Justice Department targeted Democrats in Congress in search for source of leaks related to the Russia investigation, New York...

Officials subpoenaed Apple for communications data of Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, as well as their families and staffers.
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SoftBank, Uber, Tencent set to reap rewards from Didi IPO

After years of speculation, Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-sharing behemoth, finally unveiled its IPO filing for the U.S., giving a glimpse into its money-losing history. Didi didn’t disclose the size of its raise. Reuters reported the company could raise around $10 billion at a valuation of close to $100 billion. Cheng Wei, Didi’s 38-year-old founder owns 7% of the company’s shares and controls 15.4% of its voting power before the IPO, according to the prospectus. Major shareholder SoftBank Vision ...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Automation, Transport, Tencent, Brazil, Robotics, Carsharing, Reuters, Robotaxi, Didi

Trump Administration Subpoenaed Apple for Data on Two House Intelligence Committee Democrats

When investigating leaks of classified information during the early days of the Trump Administration, the United States Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for metadata from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, reports The New York Times. Apple was also required to provide data from their aides and family members, with the DoJ requesting the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee in 2017 and early 2018, including a minor. One of the Dem...
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Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- including Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
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Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Seized Records of Democrats

The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.
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Linux Foundation Readies Global COVID Certificate Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPN) is getting the Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN) ready for deployment. The GCCN [...] really is a coronavirus vaccine passport. It will do this by establishing a global trust registry network. This will enable interoperable and trustworthy exchanges of COVID certificates among countries for safe reopening and provide related technology and guidance for implementation. It's being built by the Linux Fou...
Tags: Tech, GCC, Linux Foundation, Zdnet, Brian Behlendorf, COVID, Linux Foundation Public Health, Linux Foundation Readies Global, The Linux Foundation Public Health LFPN, Blockchain Healthcare, GCCN

'CryptoPunk' NFT Sells For $11.8 Million At Sotheby's

phalse phace writes: A non-fungible token of a digital artwork called a "CryptoPunk" was sold for $11.8 million on Thursday, according to a tweet by auction house Sotheby's. The NFT was sold as part of the Sotheby's online auction "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale," which runs from June 3-10 and features work by 27 digital artists. CryptoPunks are a series of 10,000 unique pixel-art characters made by Larva Labs in 2017. The individual one sold by Sotheby's -- "CryptoPunk #7523" -- is of the...
Tags: Tech, Reuters, NFT, Sotheby, Larva Labs, Shalom Meckenzie

Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide further details into his job responsibilities or title. Kranz resigned his position at Canoo in April after steering the company toward public listing and a new leadership team, and he is reported to have been scooped up by Apple with...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, Bmw, Reuters, Apple Car, BMW AG, Personnel, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo

Daily Crunch: With $639M funding found, Klarna is Europe’s highest-valued private fintech

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 10, 2021. A short note from TechCrunch to start, namely that it’s the last few hours to get an early-bird pass to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising, coming in early July. It’s going to be pretty much amazing, so get on that, early-stage founders. — Alex Final 2 days for early-bird savings to TC Early Stage 202...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Texas, Microsoft, Indonesia, Softbank, Tech, Google Analytics, Alexis Ohanian, Cupertino, Serena Williams, Alex, Coinbase, Goodwater Capital

Google Kills Measure, its AR-based Measurement-Taking App

The latest thing to be shuttered by Google is an app. AndroidPolice blog writes: Google's AR plans have changed over the years, from the standalone Project Tango to modern web-based efforts. But it's the AR-based Measure app that's the subject of today's eulogy. The app leveraged your camera on ARCore-supported devices to (as the name suggests) measure the dimensions of stuff, and now it's being retired. Google has suspended both support and updates for Measure. Read more of this story a...
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Hackers Stole Source Code from Electronic Arts and Are Selling It Online

Cybercriminals have hacked and stolen large amounts of data and code from Electronic Arts, the prominent gaming publisher responsible for producing The Sims, Battlefield, and a number of other classic games.Read more...
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Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bmw, Faraday Future, BMW AG, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo, Canoo Kranz

Reddit Ends Secret Santa Gift-Giving Platform

Reddit is shutting down the beloved Secret Santa platform Reddit Gifts after the 2021 holiday season. Gizmodo reports: Over the years, the related forum r/secretsanta has attracted over 200,000 members and celebrity surprises such as a cat drawing by Arnold Schwarzennegger, an autographed photo of Shaq, and annual thoughtful gift packages from Bill Gates containing items such as video games, a horse blanket, and 81 pounds of books and toys. "Why the fuck would you kill this," a top comment reads...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Gizmodo, Shaq, Secret Santa, Arnold Schwarzennegger, Reddit Ends Secret Santa Gift Giving Platform

Nvidia acquires hi-def mapping startup DeepMap to bolster AV technology

Chipmaker Nvidia is acquiring DeepMap, the high-definition mapping startup announced. The company said its mapping IP will help Nvidia’s autonomous vehicle technology sector, Nvidia Drive. “The acquisition is an endorsement of DeepMap’s unique vision, technology and people,” said Ali Kani, vice president and general manager of Automotive at Nvidia, in a statement. “DeepMap is expected to extend our mapping products, help us scale worldwide map operations and expand our full self-driving expertis...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, M&a, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicles, Google Apple, Mark Wheeler, DeepMap, Nvidia Drive, James Wu, Ali Kani, Baidu James Wu

After 30 years, ‘Crossing the Chasm’ is due for a refresh

Jeff Bussgang Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital, a former entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. When I was at Open Market in the 1990s, our CEO gave out the recently published book “Crossing the Chasm” to the executive team and told us to read it to gain insight into why we had hit a speed bump in our scaling. We had gone from zero to $60 mil...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Tech, Venture Capital, Mongodb, Nosql, Peter Drucker, Harvard Business School, Squire, Veeva, Jeff Bussgang, Geoffrey Moore, Jesse Middleton, Flybridge Capital, EC Column

Dow Jones Futures: S&P 500 Hits High With Tesla Model S Plaid Due; Google, RH In Buy Zones As GME, Meme Stocks Skid

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Apple announces its 2021 Apple Design Award winners

Apple incorporated the announcement of this year’s Apple Design Award winners into its virtual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) online event, instead of waiting until the event had wrapped, like last year. Ahead of WWDC, Apple previewed the finalists, whose apps and games showcased a combination of technical achievement, design and ingenuity. This evening, Apple announced the winners across six new award categories. In each category, Apple selected one app and one game as the winner. In the...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Gaming, Apps, Games, India, Awards, Tech, Companies, United States, Computing, Belgium, Belarus, Denmark, Apple Watch

As Companies Plan For Return To Work, These New Resources Help You Advise Them On The Law

These will help legal professionals advise clients by giving them access to comparative federal and state legal requirements and case law.
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Apple hires BMW veteran in latest sign of electric car push

The hire is the latest sign that Apple is serious about building an electric car to compete with automakers such as Tesla.
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AI-powered construction supervisor app ensures buildings are earthquake safe

“It’s not an earthquake that kills people, but the collapse of a poorly built building.” Build Change, a foundation dedicated to preventing housing loss caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and windstorms, is announcing the “Intelligence Supervision Assistant for Construction” (ISAC-SIMO) app. It’s an open-source, AI-powered quality assurance tool for construction. And it could save countless lives. Meet ISAC-SIMO: The tool utilizes machine learning to help people ensure they’re using...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured

Father's Day Apple Pay Promo Offers Adidas Discount

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion offers a Father's Day-themed discount, with $20 off select items when spending $100 or more with Adidas. Checking out with ‌Apple Pay‌ is required. The ‌Apple Pay‌ discount is available today through June 17 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The offer excludes brands that include YEEZY, 4D, select Ultraboost, Pharrell x adidas, Disney, adizero adios pro, Human Made, limited-edition Originals, select NMD, select Stan Smith, and select Superstar. Apple's promotiona...
Tags: Apple, Adidas, Stan Smith, Apple Pay promo, Ultraboost Pharrell

2021 Apple Design Award Winners Include CARROT Weather, Genshin Impact, Bird Alone, Little Orpheus and More

Apple today announced the apps and games that are receiving a 2021 Apple Design Award for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement, with winners including CARROT Weather, Genshin Impact, Alba, Bird Alone, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Little Orpheus, and more. Winners were selected in categories that include Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation, with a full list of winning apps available below. Inclusiv...
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CDC To Meet On Rare Heart Inflammation Following COVID Vaccine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that will convene an "emergency meeting" of its advisers on June 18th to discuss rare but higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation following doses of the mRNA-based Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. So far, the CDC has identified 226 reports that might meet the agency's "working case definition" of myocarditis and pericarditis following the shots, the agency disclosed...
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What is CSS? Understanding the coding language that styles a webpage beyond plain text and photos

CSS is important website coding that improves the user interface and experience. alvarez/Getty Images CSS is a programming language that lets you customize the color, font, and layout of an HTML-coded website. CSS adds vibrancy to the online experience because without it, websites would look like identical bland lines of text and images. There are three distinct CSS styles that you can use when designing your website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Even if yo...
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