India’s path to SaaS leadership is clear, but challenges remain

Manav Garg Contributor Share on Twitter Manav Garg is CEO and founder of Eka Software Solutions and is founding partner of SaaSboomi and Together Fund. Software as a service is one of the most important sectors in tech today. While its transformative potential was quite clear before the pandemic, the sudden pivot to distributed workforces caused interest in SaaS products to skyrocket as medium and large enterprises embraced di...
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Google Says Geofence Warrants Make Up One-Quarter Of All US Demands

For the first time, Google has published the number of geofence warrants it's historically received from U.S. authorities, providing a rare glimpse into how frequently these controversial warrants are issued. ZDNet's Zack Whittaker reports: The figures, published Thursday, reveal that Google has received thousands of geofence warrants each quarter since 2018, and at times accounted for about one-quarter of all U.S. warrants that Google receives. The data shows that the vast majority of geofence ...
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Blow for Uber as judge finds California’s gig-worker law unconstitutional

Judge sides with drivers in lawsuit brought over Prop 22Uber criticizes decision and says it plans to appeal A judge on Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections. Related: One airport, 1,300 snakes: San Francisco helps to save endangered species Continue reading...
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India Approves World's First DNA Covid Vaccine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: India's drug regulator has approved the world's first DNA vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use. The three-dose ZyCoV-D vaccine prevented symptomatic disease in 66% of those vaccinated, according to an interim study quoted by the vaccine maker Cadila Healthcare. The firm plans to make up to 120 million doses of India's second home-grown vaccine every year. Previous DNA vaccines have worked well in animals but not humans. Cadila Healthcare sa...
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Cable TV Lost 1.1 Million Subscribers Last Quarter

The nation's six biggest names in the business (which Leichtman Research says accounts for about 95% of the market) collectively lost a little over 1.1 million customers during the three-month stretch ending in June, slowing down Q1's cord-cutting pace of more than 1.5 million, but continuing the bigger-picture cord-cutting cadence that's been a problem for the industry since 2014. reports: AT&T led the way with its loss of 443,000 subscribers as its flagship platform DirecTV undergoes ...
Tags: Hbo, Tech, United States, Comcast, Emarketer, DirecTV, Parks Associates, Leichtman Research, Disney Discovery Pluto TV

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G officially discontinued in leadup to the Pixel 6 launch

Google has officially discontinued the Pixel 5 well ahead of scheduled release of its next flagship, the Pixel 6. The 4a 5G is also done.
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The White House Says Boosters for All. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Federal officials are preparing to offer those who received Pfizer or Moderna covid vaccines a third dose in September. But the FDA and CDC are still reviewing the data for final clearance.
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Google has already discontinued the Pixel 5

Pixel 5 and 4A 5G stock will likely sell out soon.
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Apple's Anti-Fraud Chief Said Company Was 'The Greatest Platform For Distributing Child Porn'

An explanation for Apple's controversial decision to begin scanning iPhones for CSAM has been found in a 2020 statement by Apple's anti-fraud chief. Eric Friedman stated, in so many words, that "we are the greatest platform for distributing child porn." The revelation does, however, raise the question: How could Apple have known this if it wasn't scanning iCloud accounts...? 9to5Mac reports: The iMessage thread was spotted by the Verge as it works its way through the internal emails, messages, a...
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Tesla Unveils Dojo Supercomputer: World's New Most Powerful AI Training Machine

New submitter Darth Technoid shares a report from Electrek: At its AI Day, Tesla unveiled its Dojo supercomputer technology while flexing its growing in-house chip design talent. The automaker claims to have developed the fastest AI training machine in the world. For years now, Tesla has been teasing the development of a new supercomputer in-house optimized for neural net video training. Tesla is handling an insane amount of video data from its fleet of over 1 million vehicles, which it uses to ...
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'Android Auto For Phone Screens' Is Shutting Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: Google's ambitions in the car led to Android Auto being redesigned a couple of years ago, mostly to positive feedback. However, the version of Android Auto on phone screens was meant to shut down at the time and has been on life support ever since. Now, that version has stopped working for some users. The aptly named "Android Auto for Phone Screens" was launched in 2019 as Google was forced to delay Google Assistant Driving Mode. That feature,...
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More on Apple’s iPhone Backdoor

In this post, I’ll collect links on Apple’s iPhone backdoor for scanning CSAM images. Previous links are here and here. Apple says that hash collisions in its CSAM detection system were expected, and not a concern. I’m not convinced that this secondary system was originally part of the design, since it wasn’t discussed in the original specification. Good op-ed from a group of Princeton researchers who developed a similar system: Our system could be easily repurposed for surveillance and censorsh...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Privacy, Uncategorized, Surveillance, Princeton, Backdoors, Bruce Schneier, CSAM, Hashes

Hacker Selling Private Data Allegedly From 70 Million AT&T Customers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Restore Privacy: A well-known threat actor with a long list of previous breaches is selling private data that was allegedly collected from 70 million AT&T customers. We analyzed the data and found it to include social security numbers, date of birth, and other private information. The hacker is asking $1 million for the entire database (direct sell) and has provided RestorePrivacy with exclusive information for this report. The threat actor goes by the na...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, AT T, Shinyhunters, T Customers

Daily Crunch: Alerzo lands $10.5 million Series A for digitizing Nigeria’s mom-and-pop stores

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 August 20, 2021. The week is finished, but our work to catch up with the torrent of technology, startup and venture capital news is not. Today we have software companies investing in hotels, profitable scooters, at-home rowing machines and TikTok radio? Oh, and apparently Elon is building a robot. It’s a great group of stories!...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Tesla, United States, Brazil, Bird, Greycroft, Fernando, Sirius, Elon

Get your pitch-off on with our Disrupt Startup Alley companies on upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

Disrupt is right around the corner, and this year the show is packed to the brim with incredible panels and conversations, an absolutely stacked Startup Battlefield cohort of companies launching on our stage, investor insights and a virtual expo hall full of exciting new products and services in the Startup Alley. We can’t wait! Literally. So we’re giving you guys a sneak peek at some of the startups you might see at Disrupt in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live. Usually, the Extra Crunch Li...
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Growth roundup: Mail privacy protection and growth marketing beyond the tactics

“Email impacts marketing strategy and enables better overall business success. It’s the lifeblood of an effective multichannel campaign,” says Melissa Sargeant, CMO at Litmus. “However, Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection — announced earlier this summer with its iOS 15 update — attempts to eliminate metrics and data associated with email.” This week in marketing, Sargeant dives into the changes that Apple is making through the new privacy protection in iOS 15 and how these updates affect marketers. ...
Tags: Apple, TC, London, Tech, CMO, Experts, Email Marketing, Jack, Kyle, LMS, Apple Mail, Sargeant, Ascendant, Kyle Lacy, Jack Abramowitz, Growth Marketing

'Madden NFL 22' shines on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but the franchise is still getting stale

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Madden NFL 22" is the first "Madden" game to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X. "Madden NFL 22" / Electronic Arts "Madden NFL 22" is now available for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Multiple gameplay styles will satisfy sports fans of all types, and some new next-gen features add value. But, while "Madden" fans will appreciate the upgrades, the series has started to show its age. for PS5 (...
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A Third of Stitch Fix Employees Quit After New CEO Ends Flexible Work Hours

Hundreds of workers at the personal styling service Stitch Fix have quit their jobs after incoming CEO Elizabeth Spaulding announced earlier this month that employees would no longer be allowed to work any hours they choose, according to interviews with half a dozen former and current employees. BuzzFeed News reports: The changes to the company's scheduling policies led to an exodus of around a third of its stylists, part- and full-time employees who work from home selecting clothing items for c...
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Festival Pass: More music festivals require COVID shots; another is postponed

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Not surprisingly, we’ve got more COVID-19 protocol changes this week. In Los Angeles County, a new health order requires masks at outdoor “mega-events” with 10,000 or more people. That includes concerts and sporting events. Last week, BeachLife announced its COVID-19 vaccination/negative testing policies. Some Festival Pass readers emailed asking about the ...
Tags: Apple, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Florida Georgia Line, Southern California, San Pedro, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine

A complete 2021 back-to-school supply list for K-12, including remote and in-classroom learning essentials

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Johnce/Getty Images We've compiled a school supply list full of everything students need for a successful school year. From elementary through high school, here are the best backpacks, remote learning supplies, and more. We also included essential hygiene products for kids, including face masks and hand sanitizer. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Every year, kids get a school supply list filled ...
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General Motors issues third recall for Chevrolet Bolt EVs, citing rare battery defects

General Motors is recalling even more Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to possible battery cell defects that could increase the risk of fire. This latest recall, announced by the automaker on Friday, marks the third time GM has issued the consumer notice for the Bolt. The second recall, which was issued in July, covered 2017 to 2019 Bolt EVs. Now, GM is expanding that recall to include an additional 9,335 2019 model year Bolts, as well as 63,683 2020–2022 Bolt EV and EUV vehicles. “In rare c...
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Samsung Is Turning Its Smart Home Platform Into a Tinkerer's Tool

Samsung isn’t making any more SmartThings devices, but it’s still plenty invested in its smart home platform. The company is rolling out a new architecture called SmartThings Edge, which promises to be “more reliable, faster, and more secure” by utilizing localized automation.Read more...
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iCloud Keychain: How to enable and use Apple's system for storing passwords and credit cards across your devices

You can enable and edit your iCloud Keychain through a computer or mobile device. Nikkimeel/Shutterstock iCloud Keychain saves a user's passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data and syncs it across Apple devices. You can add or delete information from your iCloud Keychain manually at any time from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer. iCloud Keychain can be enabled or disabled through the Settings app on an iPhone or iPad or System Preferences on a Mac. Visit Insider&#...
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Everything New in the iOS 15 Weather App

Apple in 2020 acquired popular weather app Dark Sky, and in iOS 15 some of those Dark Sky features have been incorporated into the official app. Apple's Weather app has received a major design overhaul in ‌iOS 15‌, making it a much better weather resource. Design Overhaul The Weather app in ‌iOS 15‌ has an updated design that makes it easier than ever to see the information that you want to know at a glance. The Weather app adopts the card-style interface that's also been used for the Sett...
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Your guide to back-to-school essentials, from the best backpacks and tech accessories to COVID-19 safety supplies

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Zuraisham Salleh/Getty Images We rounded up the best back-to-school essentials for remote and in-person learning in 2021. Whether your child needs a backpack, laptop, or notebook, we've researched and tested the best ones. Below are our favorite classroom and virtual learning supplies, tech, and safety essentials. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Back-to-school season is stressful at the best of...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Google, Home, Cleaning, Students, Parenting, Cdc, Trends, Tech, Features, Chromebook, E-learning, School Supplies, Kohl, Classroom Learning

New Linux Syscall Enables Secret Memory Even the Kernel Can't Read

RoccamOccam writes: After many months of development, the memfd_secret() system call was finally merged for the upcoming 5.14 release of Linux. There have been many changes during this feature's development, but its core purpose remains the same: allow a user-space process to create a range of memory that is inaccessible to anybody else -- kernel included. That memory can be used to store cryptographic keys or any other data that must not be exposed to others. Reportedly, it is even safe from pr...
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The Pandemic Gave Us a Lesson on the Importance of Hugs

Rose Gagnon could not hug her grandchildren for several months. Not being able to see and touch her loved ones every day because of COVID-19’s social distancing protocols was taking a toll on the mental health of the 85 year old. Like many, she was feeling lonely and yearning for an emotional connection that had been hampered by the inability to embrace those most important to her. That’s when Gagnon’s granddaughter Carly Marinaro devised an innovative solution in the form of a “hug time” dev...
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How to install Swift Programming Language on CentOS 8

Swift is a modern general-purpose, open-source, and high-performing compiled programming language. It was developed by Apple for iOS application development and first released in 2014. We will show you 2 methods to install Swift programming language on CentOS 8 in this article.
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Google discontinues the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5

Google confirmed that the Pixel 4a 5G and 5 will be discontinued. The Pixel 4a and the new Pixel 5a are Google's affordable options in 2021.
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Apple extends live-at-work to at least January 2022

Stores of iThings will stay open, though Apple has again pushed back the date for its staff to return to their offices, this time from October until at least January 2022, as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread in America and beyond.…
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