Diane Bryant was only at Google for a few months before leaving, but she still has a lot to say about how it does business (GOOG, GOOGL)

Diane Bryant made what seems to be her first public appearance since departing Google in July. Bryant was a 32-year veteran of Intel before she became the COO of Google Cloud in December 2017. But she left the search giant a little over six months later.  In her appearance, Bryant still had a surprising amount to say about Google's business. She discussed how Google's IT department is using AI to help provide employees with those famous free meals, as well as how the company is working to prev...
Tags: Google, Trends, Intel, Davis, Lebron James, Fortune, Diane Greene, Bryant, Greene, Google Cloud, Diane Greene Google, Diane Bryant, Brian Krzanich Intel, July Bryant, University of Califorinia, CIO of McDonald

The Plux is the wireless charger Apple promised us a year ago

Looking suspiciously like the AirPower charging mat Apple showcased at their keynote last year, the Plux fulfills the promise Apple couldn’t keep. The capsule-shaped Plux mat can, just like the AirPower, charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods case simultaneously by just placing them on the charging mat. The mat can be placed horizontally, or even propped up using a stand that comes along with the Plux kit, letting you charge your phone while using it too. Just plug the mat in, and you’ve...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Design, Cellphones, Logitech, Apple Watch, Wireless Charger, AirPods, Plux

10 Startup Myths Busted

by Caroline Revell You don’t have to look far for ‘Start-Up Business Advice’ but some of them seem to be fake news. To help you ignore the fiction, here are our top 10 myths busted: 1. You Need A College Degree. This is one of the main reasons which stops entrepreneurs starting a business, thinking that they are under qualified or need a degree. Mark Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $34.8billion and had no degree before starting Facebook. Thomas Edison was a newspaper salesman before creating...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Singapore, Bloomberg, Zynga, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Rsa, Coca Cola, Eric Schmidt, British Council, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Entrepreneur Advice

With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard, a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif. It was from their hometown Los Angeles exurb, that Kim and Lee first began plotting how they would turn their experience working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young (respectively) into the software business that just managed to rake in $40 million in financing led by one of venture capital’s...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Business, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Risk Management, Economy, ERP, Software, Audit, SaaS, Venture Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michael Brown

Pandora Premium comes to Google Assistant-powered devices

Pandora Premium is coming to Google Home, Mini, and Max devices, and other smart speakers and screens with Google Assistant built-in, the company announced this morning. The integration means listeners who pay for Pandora’s on-demand music service will be able to search and play any song, album, or playlist, just by asking Google, and can even search by lyrics, play their personalized “mood” playlists, and take other actions using their voice. For example, Google Assistant users will be able ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Spotify, Hardware, Media, Tech, Pandora, Tim Cook, North America, Streaming Service, Alexa, Amazon Music, Voice Assistant, Spotify Pandora

Apple could launch glasses in 2020, Apple Car in 2023, predicts analyst with strong track record (AAPL)

Apple could release a pair of augmented reality smartglasses in 2020, highly respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts. Apple could also release an "Apple Car" by 2023, according to the note. The note is speculative, but Apple does have hundreds of employees working on both automotive projects and augmented reality prototypes. Apple could release augmented reality glasses by 2020, and a car three to five years after that, highly-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a TF Securities...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Google Glass, Magic Leap, Samsung Galaxy, Aapl, Nyu, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Bloomberg Apple, TF Securities

Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Investment and Innovation. More posts by this contributor New tech trade associations will have big role in future tech policy ITC protection of IP necessary for continued innovation New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, Column, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Europe, Florida, Texas, Technology, White House, China, New York City, Samsung, America, Spain, Barcelona

StarVR’s One headset flaunts eye-tracking and a double-wide field of view

While the field of VR headsets used to be more or less limited to Oculus and Vive, numerous competitors have sprung up as the technology has matured — and some are out to beat the market leaders at their own game. StarVR’s latest headset brings eye-tracking and a seriously expanded field of view to the game, and the latter especially is a treat to experience. The company announced the new hardware at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, where I got to go hands-on and eyes-in with the headset. Before you get t...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Vancouver, RGB, SIGGRAPH, StarVR

Twistlock snares $33 million Series C investment to secure cloud native environments

As the world shifts to a cloud native approach, the way you secure applications as they get deployed is changing too. Twistlock, a company built from the ground up to secure cloud native environments, announced a $33 million Series C round today led by Iconiq Capital. Previous investors YL Ventures, TenEleven, Rally Ventures, Polaris Partners and Dell Technologies Capital also participated in the round. The company reports it has received a total of $63 million in venture investment to date. Twi...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Walgreens, Portland Oregon, Containers, Bernstein, Aetna, Ben Bernstein, Dell Technologies Capital, Cloud Native, Serverless Computing

Let's Make Shopping More Inclusive

Diverse and inclusive advertising has been a hot topic in the industry for a few years now. Today, brands that do not show diversity of age, gender, color, or body type, etc. often face backlash from shoppers. The trend, however is going one step further with brands and retailers exploring new ways to embrace inclusivity. It is no longer enough to show inclusive imagery; the brand must also talk the talk. Fashion has been one of the most active categories so far, launching new initiatives to ma...
Tags: Google, Sem, Retail, Tommy Hilfiger, Asos, Alexa, Shopper Mindsets, Shopper Culture, Shopper Marketing, Audience Understanding, Shopping Behavior, Morrison, Zagat, Morse, Retail Trends, Shopper

Mobile Internet Goes Free, National For a Day In Cuba

More than 5 million cellphone users in Cuba received free internet on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before the government launches sales of the service. The test marks the first time internet services were available nationwide. Reuters reports: Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. There are hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuba but virtually no home penetration. Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, considered the country's social media pioneer, raved that she had directly...
Tags: Tech, Cuba, Havana, Reuters, ETECSA, Yoani Sanchez

This Inception-inspired Top Can Spin For An Entire Day!

One of cinema’s greatest moments was the last second of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. I remember the camera slow-zooming into DiCaprio’s totem, the spinning top. The idea was that in his dreams, the top kept spinning, and in reality, the top eventually returned to its static position. As the camera zoomed in, the top slightly faltered and everyone around me gasped as the scene cut to a close, leaving us to wonder if DiCaprio, who was united with his children, was dreaming about it or not.Nola...
Tags: Deals, Christopher Nolan, Design, Technology, Nolan, Popular, Product Design, Random, Accessories & Fashion, DiCaprio, CNC, Limbo, Spinning Top, Yoav AmirClick

2019 Nissan Sentra US Pricing and Specs

As one of the cheapest cars in America, the Nissan Sentra has always been very low on the desirability charts. But that is not the case with the latest, 2019 Nissan Sentra. Granted, it still does not look particularly amazing, but it’s a feature-rich car and offers excellent value for money.  With a base MSRP of $17,790, the 2019 Nissan Sentra seems to be a compelling choice for female drivers or college students of both genders who want an affordable, reliable and well-equipped first car. T...
Tags: Apple, America, Autos, Nissan, Nissan Sentra, Automatic Emergency Braking AEB, USD Sentra SV, Nissan Sentra US Pricing

Why Low-Budget Videos Beat TV-Quality Ads on Facebook

The better the production quality of a video ad, the better it performs on Facebook. Right? But there's a reason why many low-budget Facebook videos often reach more people with less ad spend than commercial-quality videos. In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn from an entrepreneur who ran a "bad ad" on Facebook that made him $2 million in his first year of business. Chad Kauffman is the co-founder of Kitty Poo Club, a company that ships disposable cat litter boxes, pre-filled with p...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, China, United States, Chad, Ohio, Fda, Shopify, Dollar Shave Club, Felix Thea, Don, FELIX, Toronto Canada

India To Launch First Manned Space Mission By 2022

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. From a report: Modi congratulated Indian scientists for excelling in their research and are at the forefront of innovation. "Our scientists have made us proud. They launched over 100 satellites... They successfully completed the Mars mission." ISRO, India's space agency, successfully launc...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Mars, Modi, United States Russia, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, China From, ISRO India, Mangalyaan India

Valve Seems To Be Working On Tools To Get Windows Games Running On Linux

"Valve appears to be working on a set of 'compatibility tools,' called Steam Play, that would allow at least some Windows-based titles to run on Linux-based SteamOS systems," writes Kyle Orland from Ars Technica. From the report: Yesterday, Reddit users noticed that Steam's GUI files (as captured by SteamDB's Steam Tracker) include a hidden section with unused text related to the unannounced Steam Play system. According to that text, "Steam Play will automatically install compatibility tools tha...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Kyle Orland, Ars Technica From

Americans Don't Think the Platforms Are Doing Enough To Fight Fake News

Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren't doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation. But what do Americans at large think? From a report: Nothing good, according to a new survey published by Gallup and the Knight Foundation on Wednesday. The report, based on web surveys from a random sample of 1,203 U.S. adults, found that 85 percent of Americans don't think the platforms are doing enough to stop the spread of fake news. Additionally, 88 perc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Knight Foundation, Gallup

Don't Get Nostalgic for This 20th Anniversary: Apple's iMac G3 Was an Awful Computer

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the iMac G3, the original iMac that was designed by Jony Ive and was one of the first computers released by Steve Jobs after he rejoined Apple in 1997. It launched on August 15th, 1998.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Computers, Osx, iMac, Jony Ive, Imac G3, Don, Bondi Blue, The Original Imac Was Bad, 20 Years Of Imac

Google said to be developing wearable health and fitness assistant ‘Google Coach’

Google is said to be working on a health and wellbeing coach fittingly called "Google Coach." Though the naming of the product might change before launch, Google, for now, is working on putting together all the ideas it has on how the service will work. Apart from being just an exercise tracker, it will also help you stay active, which is internally named 'Project Wooden.' It will leverage the data Google has on you to deliver health and fitness data proactively. It is expected to recommend w...
Tags: Google, Blogging, Rumors, Wear OS, Google Coach

Stocks are tumbling as Tencent's brutal earnings report reminds traders of Facebook's growth woes

US stocks tumbled Wednesday after Chinese tech giant Tencent reported its first profit decline in almost 13 years, putting pressure on the US tech sector. Investors are watching tech especially closely for signs of a growth slowdown after Facebook said it had peaked for the year during a disastrous earnings report. Follow the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index. US stocks tumbled Wednesday after Chinese tech giant Tencent reported its first profit decline in almost 13 years, putting pressure on t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Alibaba, Tencent, Nvidia, Lebron James, Baidu, Alphabet, Freeport McMoRan, Newmont

Insatiable Season 1 Episode 9 Recap

Insatiable Season 1 Episode 9 Recap In the previous episode of Netflix’s Insatiable, Patty pushed Dixie off of a food truck. This ninth episode opened with a dream that Dixie died, but Patty didn’t really know what happened to Dixie after the ambulance took her away. Now it’s time to look back at Insatiable Season 1 episode 9! Power in the Dark Patty was convinced her teratoma had made her push Dixie off the truck. Patty, Christian, Nonnie, and Dee performed a séance. The Ouija board call...
Tags: Google, TV, Movies, Netflix, Christian, John, Mike, Schwartz, Patty, Dee, Angie, Armstrong, Barnard, Dixie, Insatiable, Wiener Taco

Startups: If You’re not Blogging, You’re Making a Mistake

Communication is everything in a startup. If you’re a startup, you need to be blogging for your own team. I know everyone says blogging is dead in the age of Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. But blogging is your best competitive edge over larger firms: how fast you can learn and how fast those learnings permeate the organization determines how fast you can evolve — and evolving is your edge.I believe having a good narrative version of who we are at BP3 is important. Too often we think in bulle...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Wisdom, Startup, Communication, Blogging, Austin Startups

Mathematicians Solve Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery

If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it at both ends. Now bend it until it breaks. How many fragments did you make? If the answer is three or more, pull out another stick and try again. Can you break the noodle in two? If not, you're in very good company. From a report: The spaghetti challenge has flummoxed even the likes of famed physicist Richard Feynman '39, who once spent a good portion of an evening breaking...
Tags: France, Tech, Mit, Feynman, Richard Feynman, National Academy of Sciences

3D Printed Logos

Company logos turned into real world functional items and useful objects. “3D Printed Logos” – creative project by Japanese designer Taku Omura. Jordan “Jumpman” Logo Louis Vuitton “LV” Logo McDonald’s “Golden Arches” Logo Honda Logo Seino “Kangaroo” Logo Bluetooth Logo Nike “Swoosh” Logo Adobe Acrobat Reader Logo Toys “R” Us Logo Sony PlayStation Logo Adidas Logo […]
Tags: Design, Tech, Sony, Taku Omura, Jordan Jumpman Logo Louis Vuitton LV Logo McDonald

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other wifi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the wifi in your home.Read more...
Tags: Feature, Hardware, Diy, Top, Internet, Lifehacker Top 10, Speed, Tweaks, Routers, Lifehacks, Diy Creations, Wi Fi

List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie update

  Android Pie is official now! But is it for everyone? No. After numerous speculations and opinions, Google has finally confirmed that Android 9.0 ‘P’ will be called Pie. The potential successor of Android Oreo brings in some significant features that mostly revolves around Artificial Intelligence. The Android Pie 9.0 prominently includes features like Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to prioritise system resources for the apps, App Actions that help you raise the visibility of your...
Tags: Google, Blogging, Google Pixel, Google Pixel Google Pixel XL Google Pixel

Treat Yourself To a Really Nice Lightning Cable Starting at Just $8

We see deals with some regularity on Anker’s 6' nylon-wrapped Lightning cables, but today, you can also upgrade your standard 3' cords for just $8 each. These cables feel ridiculously nice in the hand, are way more durable than Apple’s first party cable, and comes with a lifetime warranty, so what’s not to love? Just…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Amazon deals, Lifehacks, Anker, Anker Deals

Microsoft and Amazon Begin Public Rollout of First Alexa-Cortana Integrations

Starting today, Amazon and Microsoft will begin rolling out the first integrations between the digital assistants, allowing users to rouse Cortana on Echo devices and conjure Alexa on Windows 10 PCs and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers. From a report: "The goal is to have two integrated digital assistants who can carry out tasks across different dimensions of daily life -- at home or work, and on whatever device is most convenient," Microsoft's Jennifer Langston wrote in a blog post. "Currently, Co...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Cortana, Tech, Alexa, Harman Kardon, Jennifer Langston

ThinkPad P1 Mobile Workstation Could Suit Small Business Power Users

Lenovo says the ThinkPad P1 is its thinnest and lightest mobile workstation it has made to date. And at only 0.7 inches or 18.4mm thick, Lenovo has managed to include some impressive specs in such a small form factor. In addition to the P1, Lenovo is also announcing a bigger P72. It is slightly thicker and weighs considerably more, but if you are looking for more power and you want to get rid of your desktop entirely, it might be an option. Whether it is the P1 or P72, these are units designed ...
Tags: Sales, PCI, Lenovo, Core, Intel Xeon, Ecc, Herman, Nvidia Quadro, Technology Trends, Intel Optane, Rob Herman, Workstations Lenovo, Neil Jarvis, Innovation Aston Martin

How to Get Six Months of Apple Music for Free Through Verizon

Verizon has announced that customers on any of its three unlimited data plans are getting 6 months of free Apple Music. And if you already subscribe to Apple’s streaming music service, don’t worry, you’re included too.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Free Stuff, Lifehacks, Apple Music

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