Indie Giant A24 Recently Entertained a Potential $3 Billion Dollar Sale

In the Netflix era, more and more movies, particularly mid-budget dramas, have shifted to streaming services. And in an effort to compete with each other and woo subscribers, those services have been looking to acquire companies that would help them expand their libraries. These are the circumstances under which indie studio A24 may be looking to broker a sale. Variety reports that A24 has been testing the market for a potential sale, “floating an asking price of between $2.5 billion to $3 b...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, News, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, MGM, Variety, Zola, Sofia Coppola, CinemaScore

Apple Boosting iPhone 13 Production in Anticipation of High Demand at September Debut

Apple is looking to boost initial production of this year's iPhone 13 models to 90 million units through the end of the year, an increase of up to 20% over the 75 million units of the iPhone 12 series produced last year, according to Bloomberg's Debby Wu and Mark Gurman. The report also outlines a number of expectations for the ‌iPhone 13‌ series, most of which have already been rumored: Same four sizes as the current lineup September announcement At least one model with LTPO display to en...
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Facebook Announces Time Bonus Payouts For Bug Hunters

Facebook is adding a new perk to its bug bounty program that will pay bonus rewards to researchers based on the time it takes the social network to fix a vulnerability after it's found and reported by bug hunters. ZDNet reports: Essentially, Facebook is acknowledging that it's sometimes slow to reach a bounty decision and is using this bonus payment to encourage patience among the researchers in its bug bounty community. The Payout Time Bonus will reward reports that are paid more than 30 days f...
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AT&T Will Let Unlimited-Data Customers Pay More To Avoid the Slow Lane

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, AT&T announced the end of data slowdowns for smartphone users who purchase "unlimited" data -- but the perk is only for customers who buy AT&T's most expensive mobile plan. AT&T will continue to sell two other "unlimited" plans that can be put into a slow lane. AT&T advertises three "unlimited" plans, each with different limits. The Unlimited Elite plan's advertised price is $85 per month for one line, while AT&T's "Unlimited Extr...
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Chinese Hackers Exploit Latest SolarWinds 0-Day to Target U.S. Defense Firms

Microsoft on Tuesday disclosed that the latest string of attacks targeting SolarWinds Serv-U managed file transfer service with a now-patched remote code execution (RCE) exploit is the handiwork of a Chinese threat actor dubbed "DEV-0322." The revelation comes days after the Texas-based IT monitoring software maker issued fixes for the flaw that could enable adversaries to remotely run arbitrary [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Texas, Microsoft, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan, Target U S Defense Firms, SolarWinds Serv U

Bloomberg: Apple asks suppliers to build 90 million ‘iPhone 13’ units by the end of 2021

Almost two months ahead of the announcement, Apple is asking its suppliers to speed up production of the next-generation iPhone. The...
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Apple Seeks Up to 20% Increase in New iPhone Production for 2021

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has asked suppliers to build as many as 90 million next-generation iPhones this year, a sharp increase from...
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Reddit Orders 'SaveVideo' Bot To Shut Down Or Face Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: u/SaveVideo was a Reddit video downloader bot that helped users download and save videos from Reddit. The service was used by millions of people but according to its operator has now shut down following an ultimatum from Reddit. "The gods of Reddit have decided and I am obliged to obey or risk a lawsuit," SaveVideo announced yesterday. 'SaveVideo' (which operates from the domain) is a decently sized operation by any standards....
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Republicans Call For Amazon To Testify On Pentagon Relationship

Republicans are questioning Amazon's relationship with the Pentagon after newly released emails show that defense officials praised tech executives vying for a $10 billion contract during the Trump administration. The Verge reports: On Tuesday, The New York Times reported on previously unreleased emails that show Pentagon officials applauding Amazon executives while the company sought out a lucrative defense contract between 2017 and 2018. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, or ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Times, Defense Department, Trump, Bezos, UT, Donnelly, Jedi, Sen Mike Lee

Sort by Random - How to Randomize the Order of Rows in Google Sheets

You have a workbook in Google Sheets that contains multiple rows of data and you are required to sort the list in a random order. For instance, your sheet may contain the names of your team members and you need to reshuffle the list before assigning tasks to each of the members randomly. Or your Google Sheet may have the email addresses of people who participated in a giveaway and you need to pick any three random entries in an unbiased manner for the prize.There are multiple ways to randomize t...
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Google Hangouts app set to warn that it’s ‘going away soon’

The writing is on the wall for Google Hangouts. Soon, Hangouts will begin warning of the app's upcoming shutdown and migration to Chat.
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Investment app Syfe raises $30M Series B led by returning investor Valar Ventures

Syfe founder Dhruv Arora Investment apps in Southeast Asia are attracting a lot of funding, and now some are raising fast follow-on rounds, too. For example, Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raised $65 million in May just four months after a $30 million growth round. Now Singapore-based Syfe is announcing that it has closed a $30 million Series B, only nine months after its Series A. It also said all of Syfe’s full-time employees will receive equity in the company. The latest round’s lead in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Valar Ventures, UBS Investment Bank, HONG KONG SINGAPORE, Arora, Andrew McCormack, Sequoia Capital India, Robo-advisor, Syfe

Optimize Your Business Website and Attract More Customers with the Help of SEO

Optimizing a website with SEO is not only the key to get your online business popular but also it is the way to secure a good position in search engines. You need to learn about optimization techniques for your websites to perform better in SERP. It is better to use Magento Best Ecommerce Software for your optimization. The platform is very flexible, which is the major advantage of using this platform. Here I am describing some of the steps that must be followed for optimizing a website with SEO...
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As Cubans Protest, Government Cracks Down On Internet Access and Messaging Apps

As Cubans take to the streets to protest against the government's mishandling of the economy and coronavirus health crisis, the country's government is turning to censorship to crack down on dissent. According to NBC News, the government "has taken steps to block citizens' use of the encrypted chat apps WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram." They've also shut off the internet. According to a case study from Top10VPN, Cuba went offline for 32 hours, which affected 7 millions users and cost the country m...
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From Foodlet to Foodiebay to Zomato: The Story UnPluggd

Zomato has gone public now – among the first Indian tech startups to go public ! If you truly want to understand Zomato’s growth journey – go back 5 years and look at what the company was facing – a few wrong decisions, changing landscape (dine-in vs. delivery), new competitions and more. What Zomato did 5 years decided its journey and here is presenting a great conversation between Deepinder (Zomato founder) and myself, wherein we talk about the journey..the challenges, the early days of eba...
Tags: Google, Business, Tech, Zomato, Ashish Sinha, Foodlet, Foodiebay, Deepinder Zomato

5 pitch decks that legal-tech startups used to raise millions

The legal-tech space has raised nearly $1 billion in funding so far this year. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Funding for legal-tech is nearing $1 billion for 2021 so far. VC firms, private equity, and even traditional law players are pouring money in. Check out these 5 pitch decks for examples of how legal-tech startup founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening th...
Tags: Google, Trends, Denmark, Houston, Copenhagen, General Atlantic, Clio, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harvard Law School, Broderick, Paul Hastings, LiveOak Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, Samantha Lee, Jack Newton, Fried Frank

Amazfit PowerBuds Pro just upstaged Apple’s next AirPods

It's possible that Apple's next AirPods Pro will have fitness tracking, but right now you can get that feature and more in the $150 Amazfit PowerBuds Pro.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Home Theater, Fitness Tracking, True Wireless Earbuds, AirPods Pro, Noise Canceling True Wireless Earbuds, Amazfit powerbuds pro

Apple May Be Interested in Acquiring A24 Film Studio

A24, a film and TV studio that works with Apple, recently explored a possible sale and Apple was one of the interested parties, according to a new report from Variety. Movies that include "Hereditary," "Moonlight," "Lady Bird," and "Midsommar" have come from A24, with A24 also responsible for Apple TV+ content that includes "Mr. Corman" and "On the Rocks" along with and upcoming films "Sharper," "The Sky is Everywhere," "The Tragedy of Macbeth," "Bride," and more. A24 is asking for $2.5 bill...
Tags: Apple, Reese Witherspoon, Variety, Corman, Midsommar, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Apple Studios Apple, Variety Movies

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack: Everything You Need to Know

Apple in July unveiled its rumored MagSafe Battery Pack, introducing an add-on battery that's designed to work with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Priced at $99, the MagSafe Battery Pack provides extra battery life for the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup and it also has a few nifty features, such as a reverse wireless charging option that lets it be charged through the iPhone. This guide features all of the details that we know about the new MagSafe Battery Pack and h...
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Man Wrongfully Arrested By Facial Recognition Tells Congress His Story

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Michigan resident Robert Williams testified about being wrongfully arrested by Detroit Police in an effort to urge Congress to pass legislation against the use of facial recognition technology. Williams' testimony was part of a hearing held by the House of Representatives' subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, which dealt with how law enforcement uses the highly controversial surveillance technology. Congress recently intro...
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Apple’s new MagSafe battery premieres reverse charging on the iPhone 12

Just plug in your iPhone to charge both devices at once
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Daily Crunch: ZoomInfo announces plans to acquire sales intelligence tool for $575M

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 July 13, 2021. Have you gotten into the fake meat craze yet? Or are you sitting on the sidelines still, holding a turkey leg in one hand and a bacon sandwich in the other? The good news for primitive humans like you and me is that more fake meat is cropping up in more places. Like Beyond Meat’s fake chicken at Panda Express. Lo...
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France Hits Google With $593 Million Fine In News Copyright Battle

Google was fined 500 million euros ($593 million) Tuesday by French competition regulators for failing to comply with an order to negotiate fair deals with news publishers for the use of their content. CNBC reports: France's Competition Authority said Google had breached an April 2020 ruling that ordered the company to negotiate "in good faith" licensing deals with publishers and news agencies for any reuse of copyrighted content. In January, Google agreed to a major digital copyright deal with ...
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Apple, Nike earn multiple 2021 Outstanding Commercial Emmy nominations

Apple earned three of this year's six honors; Amazon also makes the cut.
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NewView Capital leads $22.3M Series B in Australian telehealth platform Eucalyptus

Telehealth platform Eucalyptus raised a $22.3 million Series B round of funding to build a digital health portfolio for primary care in Australia. NewView Capital led the round with participation from existing investors Blackbird Ventures and W23, and new investor AirTree Ventures. As part of the investment, Ravi Viswanathan, NewView founder and managing partner, will be joining the Eucalyptus board. The new round gives the Sydney-based company a total of $32.8 million raised since it was founde...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Telemedicine, Digital Healthcare, Eucalyptus, Doyle, Blackbird Ventures, Viswanathan, Tim Doyle, Telehealth, Teledoc, AirTree Ventures

Build a digital ops toolbox to streamline business processes with hyperautomation

Boopathy Rajendran Contributor Share on Twitter Boopathy Rajendran is the senior vice president and heads global delivery and services at Vuram, a hyperautomation services company specializing in low-code enterprise automation. Reliance on a single technology as a lifeline is a futile battle now. When simple automation no longer does the trick, delivering end-to-end automation needs a combination of complementary technologies ...
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Google is capping Meet’s formerly unlimited group video calls to an hour for free accounts

You’ll have to make a new link or pay for a longer call.
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Drought is Stressing California's Power Grid

Drought is putting pressure on California's already stressed-out grid. From a report: As water reservoirs run dry, there's been a significant drop in hydroelectric generation. Without enough water pressure to quickly turn turbine blades, there could be electricity shortages right when residents need it the most. Rolling blackouts have already become a new norm for the state as utilities shut down power lines in an attempt to avoid sparking fires during hot, dry weather. But summertime outages al...
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Ted Lasso’s Creators & Stars React To Apple TV+ Series’ 20 Emmy Nominations; Surpassing ‘Glee’ As Most Nominated Freshman Comedy

UPDATED with reactions: Ted Lasso scored 20 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, becoming the most-nominated freshman comedy series in TV...
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Apple is reportedly working on a pay later feature for Apple Pay

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. If you’ve done any online shopping in the last little while, there’s a good chance you’ve run into services like Affirm and PayPal’s Pay in 4. They allow you to purchase something and pay for it later by splitting up the total cost of the item into several installments. By the looks of things, Apple could soon offer a similar option to Apple Pay users. According to Bloomberg, the com...
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