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Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash sue NYC for limiting fees the apps can charge restaurants

Food ordering and delivery platforms DoorDash, Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates and Uber Eats have banded together to sue the City of New York over a law that would permanently limit the amount of commissions the apps can charge restaurants to use their services. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that the companies filed suit in federal court on Thursday evening and are seeking an injunction that would prevent the city from enforcing the legislation, unspecified monetary damage...
Tags: New York, California, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Moya, Tony Xu, Plaintiffs, GrubHub, Grubhub DoorDash, Queens Councilman, Francisco Moya


iPhone 13 event: What to expect from Apple on September 14

It’s that time of year again: Apple is getting ready to announce new iPhones … and probably a bunch of other stuff. That also means it’s time for us to sum up what we’re expecting to see from Apple based on months of rumors and speculation. First things first: there’s a good chance Apple will host two separate events this year, as the company appears to have a whole bunch of products left to announce in 2021. As such, we’re letting you know what we think is most likely to make an appearance, and...
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Epic Games asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite in South Korea after new law

Epic Games has asked Apple to rejoin its Fortnite developer account in South Korea as the U.S. game maker plans to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payments side-by-side, said in a tweet on September 10. Epic has asked Apple to restore our Fortnite developer account. Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side in compliance with the new Korean law. — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 9, 202...
Tags: Apple, TC, South Korea, Japan, India, Tech, Epic, Korea, Apple Store, Epic Games, In-app Purchase, U S, Google Apple, Fortnite, Fortnite Twitter, Apple Epic


Vivo and Zeiss go bokeh mad with the new Vivo X70 phone series

For the new X70 series, Vivo has worked with lens experts Zeiss to add iconic bokeh effects to the cameras, along with a new version of its gimbal stabilizer.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Vivo, Zeiss, Vivo X70, Vivo X70 Pro


Big Tech Has Made Billions Off the 20-Year War on Terror

Silicon Valley owes its existence to efforts stretching back to World War II and the Cold War to leverage military spending, state intervention, and protection from competition in the form of early grants, contracts, and government-backed monopolies. According to the report, as Big Tech has increased its contracts with the federal government, it has also managed to edge out traditional military contractors such as Raytheon and Northop Grumman which have seen their contracts stabilize or decline...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Dhs, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Raytheon, Northop Grumman, Big Tech


3B by ’30: Big Moves by Big Players, 9 Key White House SAF Announcements and more

It was as busy as a mosh pit, as coordinated and fluid as Astaire and Rogers — the penny dropped on what the Unites States of America plans to do about sustainable aviation fuels, with more than a dozen companies and government agencies in the mix, as US airlines agreed to reach 3 billion gallons in SAF deployment by 2030. In our coverage today: The 9 Announcements by the White House on targets, $4.3B in R&D spending, $3B in loan guarantees, scale-up by fuel makers, airports supporting SAF fuel...
Tags: Google, White House, US, Usda, Top Stories, Delta, Biden, DOE, Biofuel, Gevo, Chevron, United, AMyris, SAF, Total, Rogers


Action This Day: Biden Administration Advances Sustainable Fuels in American Aviation

Today, President Biden is taking steps to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports, and non-governmental organizations to advance the use of cleaner and more sustainable fuels in American aviation. These steps will help make progress toward our climate goals for 2030 and are essential to unlocking the potential for a fully zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050. Today’s executive actions across the Departments of...
Tags: Google, White House, America, Usda, Indianapolis, Nasa, UPS, Delta Airlines, United States, General Services Administration, Epa, Salt Lake City, States, Airlines, Air Force, Biden


Epic Games Asks Apple to Restore Fortnite in South Korea Following Ban on In-App Purchase Requirement [Update]

Epic Games today said that it has asked Apple to reinstate its Fortnite developer account because it intends to release Fortnite in South Korea. South Korea in late August passed a bill that bans Apple from requiring developers to use its in-app purchase system. The bill forces Apple (and Google) to let developers use third-party payment methods to make purchases. ‌Epic Games‌ now says that it intends to release Fornite in Korea and offer both Epic payment and Apple payment options side-by-s...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Epic, Korea, App Store, Epic Games, Apple Apple, MacRumors Apple, South Korea South Korea, Fortnite, Fornite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Asks Apple


Epic Games Asks Apple to Restore Fortnite in South Korea Following Ban on In-App Purchase Requirement

Epic Games today said that it has asked Apple to reinstate its Fortnite developer account because it intends to release Fortnite in South Korea. South Korea in late August passed a bill that bans Apple from requiring developers to use its in-app purchase system. The bill forces Apple (and Google) to let developers use third-party payment methods to make purchases. ‌Epic Games‌ now says that it intends to release Fornite in Korea and offer both Epic payment and Apple payment options side-by-s...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Epic, Korea, Epic Games, South Korea South Korea, Fortnite, Fornite, South Korea Apple, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Asks Apple


Epic Games Asks Apple to Allow Fortnite's Re-Release in South Korea After Passage of New Law

(Reuters) -"Fortnite" creator Epic Games has asked iPhone maker Apple to restore its Fortnite developer account and intends to re-release the...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Reuters Fortnite


Google’s made-for-India cut of Android and the one phone that runs it delayed by chip shortages, testing

Devices were supposed to arrive Friday, November is new target Google and giant Indian telco Jio have announced the jointly developed budget 4G smartphone, and the accompanying made-for-India cut of Android, have been delayed.…
Tags: Google, India, Software


Groundbreaking Technique Yields Important New Details on Silicon, Subatomic Particles and Possible 'Fifth Force'

NIST: Using a groundbreaking new technique at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international collaboration led by NIST researchers has revealed previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature. By aiming subatomic particles known as neutrons at silicon crystals and monitoring the outcome with exquisite sensitivity, the NIST scie...
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Back to the Future with First-Party Data

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Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.4B

Snyk, the Boston-based late-stage startup that is trying to help developers deliver more secure code, announced another mega-round today. This one was for $530 million, with $300 million in new money and $230 million in secondary funding, the latter of which is to help employees and early investors cash in some of their stock options. The long list of investors includes an interesting mix of public investors, VC firms and strategics. Sands Capital Ventures and Tiger Global led the round, with pa...
Tags: Security, Startups, Developer, Boston, Funding, Tech, Tiger Global, Temasek, Crunchbase, McKay, ARR, Peter McKay, Boston startups, Sands Capital Ventures, Snyk, Recent Funding


Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B

Snyk, the Boston-based late-stage startup that is trying to help developers deliver more secure code, announced another mega-round today. This one was for $530 million on an $8.5 billion valuation, with $300 million in new money and $230 million in secondary funding, the latter of which is to help employees and early investors cash in some of their stock options. The $8.5 billion valuation was up from $4.7 billion in March when the company raised $300 million. The long list of investors includes...
Tags: Security, Startups, Developer, Boston, Funding, Tech, Tiger Global, Temasek, Crunchbase, McKay, ARR, Peter McKay, Boston startups, Sands Capital Ventures, Snyk, Recent Funding


The neon glowing waves are back — and this photographer knows just where to find them

While you were sleeping, ocean waves were glowing again with an electric neon blast that lit up dark beaches. Chasing glowing waves has become a near obsession for Patrick Coyne, a Torrance photographer who has scouted the sea for occurrences of the bright bioluminescence at least 50 times this year, from Malibu down to San Clemente. Sometimes, the sea stays pitch dark, and the outing is a bust. Other nights, the waves lighten and take on a glowing hue, giving hope there will be a performance pu...
Tags: Apple, Florida, News, Australia, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Malibu, Beaches, Torrance, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Coyne


Daily Crunch: Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are latest step in Facebook’s AR ambitions

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. Hi friends! Greg here again for this edition of the Daily Crunch on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Alex Wilhelm is still out on vacation for a few more days … even though he’s still tweeting a lot, which leads me to think he’s either bad at vacation or dislikes Twitter less than I do. Whatever the case, I’ll keep that daily recap goodness flowing to give you a glimps...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, India, Tech, Ryan Lawler, Coo, Lucas Matney, Better, Kevin Ryan, Alex Wilhelm, Ray, Greg, SPAC, Ryan


See Facebook's Ray-Ban smart glasses that can take photos and calls

Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses, starting at $299. Ray-Ban Facebook launched its first line of Ray-Ban smart glasses priced at $299. Available in 20 styles, they can take photos and videos, play music, and place phone calls. See what they look like, what they can do, and how much they cost. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook launched its "Ray-Ban Stories" smart glasses on Thursday, with 20 different style combinations starting at $299.The glasses have...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Buzzfeed, Trends, Social Media, Tech, New York Times, Retail, Smart Glasses, Ray Ban, Facebook Facebook, Tech Insider, Ryan Mac, Facebook Reality Labs


Google’s Plan to Use 120% Less Water Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Just as oil companies laud their plans to address climate change, tech companies also tend to sound off about their respective efforts to be more environmentally sound. Sometimes they don’t wholly add up either.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


Code.org, Tech Giants Enlist Teachers To Sell Kids and Parents On 'CS Journeys'

theodp writes: On Monday, tech-bankrolled Code.org announced the CS Journeys program, which the nonprofit explains is designed to help teachers "excite, encourage, and empower your students to continue their CS journeys in and beyond your class." Besides live, virtual field trips to Amazon's Fulfillment Centers, kids aged 5-and-up will also participate in live, weekly classroom conversations with professionals from the likes of Google and Amazon, where they "will learn about a number of ways the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Gallup, Tech Giants, Maggie Johnson, CS Journeys, Facebook Instagram Microsoft


After new law in Korea allows third-party payment systems in apps, Epic wants Apple to release Fortnite for iPhone again

Last August, Fortnite was famously pulled from the iOS App Store after Epic surreptitiously enabled a direct payment option for V-Bucks,...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Korea


Epic tests Apple with new request: let us relaunch Fortnite in Korea

Fortnite might return to iOS — but only in Korea.
Tags: Apple, Korea


Should you buy an iPhone 12 even though Apple's new iPhone 13 might arrive soon?

Does it even make sense to buy an iPhone 12 now? Here's what to consider.
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Apple has reportedly appointed wearable chief Kevin Lynch to lead its car division

Apple has reportedly appointed a new executive to lead the development of its secretive self-driving car division. According to Bloomberg, the company has tapped Kevin Lynch to oversee Project Titan following the departure of executive Doug Field, who left the iPhone maker for Ford earlier this week. The name may not be familiar, but if you’ve watched any Apple event in recent years, you’ve seen Lynch on stage. After a stint at Adobe, he joined Apple in 2013 to oversee the company’s wearable and...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Bloomberg, Ford, Apple Car, Lynch, Kevin Lynch, Doug Field, Tceng


The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado gets a tech upgrade, hands-free trailering and a new ZR2 off-road flagship

GM unveiled Thursday the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, a full-sized pickup truck that received a major technology upgrade, including its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system and an infotainment system with embedded Google services, as well as an overhauled interior. A new flagship trim, the off-road factory-installed lifted ZR2 truck, has also joined the Silverado lineup. The Silverado refresh comes ahead of GM’s electric vehicle offensive, which will include Chevrolet and GMC p...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, United States, Gm, Chevrolet, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Cadillac, Gmc, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado


What China’s new data privacy law means for US tech firms

Scott W. Pink Contributor Share on Twitter Scott W. Pink is special counsel in O’Melveny’s Data Security & Privacy practice based in Silicon Valley. He advises technology, media, entertainment and a variety of companies on issues of cybersecurity and privacy, IP counseling; social media law; and advertising, marketing, and promotions law. China enacted a sweeping new data privacy law on August 20 that will dramatically impac...
Tags: China, US, Tech, European Union, Silicon Valley, People 's Republic of China, PIPL, Scott W Pink, O'Melveny 's Data Security Privacy, China law Historically China


Squad Mobility eyes shared platforms as target for its compact solar electric quadricycle

Squad Mobility’s vision of the perfect urban vehicle is a low-cost EV equipped with solar panels, swappable batteries and enough zip and range in its diminutive 6.5-foot package to meet the needs of city drivers. The early stage Dutch startup, which recently revealed the final design of its quadricycle, is now assembling working prototypes in Breda, the Netherlands. Squad has said the vehicle will have a base price of €5,750 ($6,790), excluding taxes. That price goes up if buyers want to add fea...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, California, Germany, Tech, Automotive, Netherlands, Squad, Airbnb, Sion, Sono, Shared Mobility, Breda the Netherlands Squad, Robert Hoevers


How to bypass Gmail's attachment size limit and send large files

You can attach virtually anything to a Gmail message. lechatnoir/Getty Images Gmail allows you to send attachments up to 25MB per email. You can send multiple attachments in an email, as long as they do not add up to 25MB. If your attachment exceeds the 25MB limit, Google will automatically upload the file to your Google Drive and include a link instead of an attachment. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Gmail, like many email providers, allows you to add attach...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Gmail, Trends, File Sharing, Gmail Account, Attachment, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Ennica Jacob


Infosec researchers say Apple’s bug-bounty program needs work

Apple allegedly pays less for bugs than its competitors do—and pays more slowly.
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Here’s how to get a free $5 Amazon gift card when you buy a $50 Apple gift card

When you purchase a minimum $50 Apple gift card, you'll get a free $5 Amazon gift card sent to you by email.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Apple deals, Amazon 2021, Apple Gift Card deals, Apple gift cards



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