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How Verge Aero’s drones pulled off an Election Day win as big as Biden’s

Carlye Wisel Contributor Share on Twitter Carlye Wisel is a theme park journalist reporting on everything from Mickey Mouse weddings to mid-pandemic roller coaster rides. Her podcast, Very Amusing with Carlye Wisel, explores untold stories and secrets behind how experiences are created at Disney and Universal theme park resorts. 2020 has felt excessively long, and Election Day was no different. A drawn-out, five-day statistic...
Tags: Column, Hardware, Disney, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, United States, Drones, Philadelphia, Biden, Aero, Shooting Star, Mickey Mouse, Wilmington Delaware, Carlye Wisel




Ignore the social media echo chambers

Bernard Moon Contributor Share on Twitter Bernard Moon is co-founder and partner at SparkLabs Group, a graduate of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and is an alumni of the Coro Fellowship. More posts by this contributor Cultivated data is the next Gold Rush Dilution: The good, the bad and the ugly After Election Day, NPR, The Washington Post and various blogs described Amer...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Column, Media, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, Opinion, Government, America, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Netflix, Atlantic, House


The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWr67v620kY Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Design, Technology, College, Life, Environment, America, Tesla, Creativity, Harvard, Nikola Tesla, Hyde Park, Eden Project, Facebook Twitter, Alexandra


GM dumps Trump to side with California in emissions rules fight

General Motors is changing sides in a battle over whether states — and specifically California — can set tailpipe emissions regulations and other rules meant to mitigate climate change that are stricter than the federal government. The automaker said Monday it will no longer back the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to prevent California from setting its own rules, Reuters reported. CEO Mary Barra reportedly sent a letter to several environmental groups stating that the automaker was “immediately...
Tags: Obama, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Reuters, Air Resources Board


The downfall of adtech means the trust economy is here

Richard Jones Contributor Share on Twitter Richard is CMO of Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel customer engagement solution provider. As an expert in zero-party data, he is committed to helping brands provide a value exchange with consumers through the lifecycle in return for consumer attention, engagement and loyalty. 2020 has brought about much-needed social movements. In June, activists launched the Stop Hate for Profit cam...
Tags: Social, Verizon, Facebook, Column, Media, Advertising Tech, California, Opinion, Marketing, America, Social Media, Tech, Starbucks, Richard, Meredith, Forrester


The downfall of ad tech means the trust economy is here

Richard Jones Contributor Share on Twitter Richard is CMO of Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel customer engagement solution provider. As an expert in zero-party data, he is committed to helping brands provide a value exchange with consumers through the lifecycle in return for consumer attention, engagement and loyalty. 2020 has brought about much-needed social movements. In June, activists launched the Stop Hate for Profit cam...
Tags: Social, Verizon, Facebook, Column, Media, Advertising Tech, California, Opinion, Marketing, America, Social Media, Tech, Starbucks, Richard, Meredith, Forrester


Indian Coding Startup WhiteHat Jr Sues Critics

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critics of his startup. From a report: Bajaj, founder of coding platform WhiteHat Jr, has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. On Monday, WhiteHat Jr, filed a simi...
Tags: Google, India, America, Tech, Bajaj, Whitehat Jr, Aniruddha Malpani, Karan Bajaj, Pradeep Poonia, Poonia, Wolf Gupta, Indian Coding Startup


Equity Monday: Good vaccine news, three rounds, and why IPOs are trending

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out last Thursday’s main ep, and our bonus episode that went out on Sat...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Digital, America, Tech, Equity, Tomasz Tunguz, Equity podcast, Credit Key


Hundreds More Movie Theatres Close As Attendance Plummets

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: It seems like it's inadvisable to sit in a movie theatre during a pandemic. Thousands of theatres still tried showing movies this weekend — but the number of open theatres is dropping, perhaps because the number of people actually buying tickets appears to be plummeting. For example, there were 2,154 movie theatres open in America this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter — roughly 40% of about 5,449 theatres (according to figures they cite...
Tags: America, Tech, Canada, Jackie Chan, Comscore, Slashdot


Byju’s-owned Indian startup WhiteHat Jr sues critics

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critics of his startup. Bajaj, founder of coding platform WhiteHat Jr, has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. On Monday, WhiteHat Jr, filed a similar case agains...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, America, Tech, Edtech, Mary Meeker, Plaintiffs, Bajaj, Forbes India, Byju, Byju's, Whitehat Jr


US Congress Passes an IoT Security Bill 'That Doesn't Totally Suck'

Shotgun (Slashdot reader #30,919) shared these thoughts from The Register: Every now and again the U.S. Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President's desk. As we noted back in March when the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was introduced, the law bill is actually pretty good: it asks America's National Institute of Standards and Technolog...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Tech, House, General Services Administration, U S Congress, Apple Microsoft, CTIA, Symantec Mozilla BSA


Experimental Antibody Treatment for Covid-19 Patients Wins 'Emergency Approval' in America

America's Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization Saturday to an experimental antibody treatment (for people already experiencing Covid-19), reports the Washington Post: The drug, made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, is designed to prevent infected people from developing severe illness. Instead of waiting for the body to develop its own protective immune response, the drug imitates the body's natural defenses. It is the second drug of this type — called a monoclonal antibody ...
Tags: Washington, America, Tech, Fda, New England Journal of Medicine, Lilly, Regeneron, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly Co, COVID, America s Food and Drug Administration


Affirm, Airbnb, C3.ai, Roblox, Wish file for tech IPO finale of 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The wait was long but this week the time was right: Airbnb finally filed its S-1 and so did Affirm, C3.ai, Roblox, and Wish. We are likely to see these five price on public markets before the end of an already superlative year for tech IPOs. The ongoing pandemic and political turmoil were not scary enough, apparently. This coming decade, you have to t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Utah, New York, Obama, White House, Ipo, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, Italy, Tencent, SEC


Masks are Effective, Despite One Flawed Study From Denmark

"I think the overwhelming body of evidence suggests that masks are effective," the lead author of a study recently cited by America's Center for Disease Control told the Washington Post. They were responding to another (very controversial) outlier study whose findings "conflict with those from a number of other studies," according to the New York Times, citing numerous experts. "Critics were quick to note [that] study's limitations, among them that the design depended heavily on participants re...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, America, Tech, New York Times, Denmark, Columbia University, The Washington Post, Center for Disease Control, Internal Medicine, Angela Rasmussen, Henning Bundgaard, Bundgaard


Voter-fraud debunking journalist Isaac Saul talks about his viral election thread and why the conspiracy theories put poll workers in danger

Ballots are counted at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Since election night, journalist Issac Saul has been documenting and debunking as many voter fraud conspiracy theories as possible in an ever-growing Twitter thread. "It took off immediately, and the new lies just kept pouring in," Saul told Business Insider Columnist Anthony L. Fisher.  Saul says these conspiracy theories are putting innocen...
Tags: Google, Florida, Congress, America, Trends, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, United States, Usps, Philadelphia, Michigan, Biden, Detroit, Skype, Pittsburgh, Trump


SCOTT GALLOWAY: The TV business model is eroding. With the acquisition of an iconic network like CNN, companies like Netflix or Twitter could reshape the future of news.

Cable subscriptions for TV news have steadily decreased in recent years. Scott Olson/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." As TV news and cable viewerships decline, Galloway says platforms like CNN have a chance to bridge the digital divide and avoid depending solely on advertising revenue. He says CNN could work w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, News, Media, Time Warner, Cable, Youtube, Opinion, John Oliver, Disney, NFL, America


Against all odds: The sheer force of immigrant startup founders

Niko Bonatsos Contributor Share on Twitter Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst Partners. More posts by this contributor As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies I’ve long said that I don’t care where you come from, if your name is hard to say, or you have a “funny” accent. There’s a reason for that. For centuries, some of America’s biggest companie...
Tags: Column, Europe, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, China, India, Immigration, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Czech Republic, United States, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, South America


Communicators Can Show How Clients’ Products Benefit Society

Ten years ago, when I was a junior reporter in France, I was assigned to cover the then-burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship. I wrote stories for a radio show about a new kind of business people, whose goal wasn’t just to make money but also to improve society. Whenever I went to my editor with a new story idea, she would ask, “How is this company changing the world?” The founders of social businesses, from Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard to TerraCycle’s Tom Szacky, all had ambitions to make a...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, France, America, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walmart, Pr, Netflix, Patagonia, Thought Leadership, Client Management, Jin, Apple Google Amazon, OpinionWay, Yvon Chouinard, Tom Szacky


African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in seven countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya. Parallel to its P2P app, the startu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Yahoo, Nigeria, Africa, America, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Banking, E-commerce, Uganda, United States, South Africa


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are caught in the Congressional time warp again — but where's Parler?

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: for maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend listening to "Time Warp," from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" while you read. This week: The time warp, featuring Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg ... again Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-May...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Texas, Congress, White House, Ipo, Softbank, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Connecticut


Obama said he couldn't afford to look soft on terrorism as a 'liberal president,' but that he 'took no joy' in ordering people killed

President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's counterterrorism policy at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, May 23, 2013. Larry Downing/Reuters Former President Barack Obama in his new book discussed his ambivalence over the killings he ordered while president as part of counterterrorism operations. "I took no joy in any of this. It didn't make me feel powerful," Obama wrote.  Obama said he often felt as though he wanted to "save" young men who'd be...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Drones, Pakistan, Al Qaeda, Yemen, Donald Trump, George W. Bush


‘Killers of the Flower Moon’: Leonardo DiCaprio Demanded Rewrites on the Upcoming Martin Scorsese Movie

Killers of the Flower Moon, a film that will reunite Martin Scorsese with both Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, was supposed to start filming in March of this year. That didn’t happen, thanks to the coronavirus. And it seems that screenwriter Eric Roth has used that delay to work on rewrites for the film – rewrites requested (or perhaps we should say “demanded”) by DiCaprio. It was previously rumored that the film ran into behind-the-scenes issues when DiCaprio decided he wanted to play a ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, America, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Oklahoma, Paramount, Eric-Roth, True Story, Martin-Scorsese, Indiewire, DiCaprio, Roth, Tom White, Killers of the Flower Moon, Texas Ranger


The Tax Collector Featuring Rap Legend Conejo Is Officially The Number One Street Movie In America

If heads haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for? The Tax Collector directed by David Ayer starring Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, George Lopez, Shia LaBeouf, and legendary rapper Conejo dropped this Summer and since then it’s got praise by the L.A. Times’ interesting piece on it, “How ‘The Tax Collector’ topped the box office, when there’s no official box office“.  Released at a perfect time during the pandemic, it was a breath of fresh air when theaters were closed all across th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, America, Jazz, Times, Adams, David Ayer, Conejo, Jose Conejo Martin


America Has Yet To Shake Its Addiction To Hate

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. I spent last weekend talking with other people of color about Biden’s election. Everyone had the same vibe. It wasn’t joy nor dread. The mood was of cautious encouragement. Someone compared America’s hate problem to a terrible addiction. This country fell off the wagon, went on a four-year bender, almost died, killed others in the rampage, and then staggered back into AA still bleeding and smelling of booze. You’re...
Tags: Google, Post, Hollywood, London, News, Nbc, Obama, Mexico, America, Los Angeles, Dnc, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Michigan, Npr


Apple illegally tracks iPhone users to target them with ads, EU privacy activism group claims in lawsuit

The complaint against Apple was filed in Germany and Spain. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images European privacy activism group Noyb has filed two complaints against Apple with regulators in Spain and Germany. Noyb claimed the way Apple tracks iPhone users for advertising purposes is unlawful, because the tech giant doesn't obtain their consent first. The complaint focuses on Apple's use of unique codes assigned to iPhones which track users' behavior, and allow advertisers to...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Germany, US, America, Trends, Eu, Spain, Ireland, Schrems, Max Schrems, Google Apple, Rosetti


Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections

Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to gig workers, a primary care network for Black people and people of color and more. Lastly, I pulled out some nuggets from DoorDash’s S-1 that are relevant to DEI and labor. If you want this as an email newsletter every Friday at 1 p.m. PT, be sure to sign up here. Former Amazon warehouse worker sues compan...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Abc, California, Berlin, New York City, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Miami, Biden, Black, Kamala Harris


Salesforce was supposed to become a diversity role model. Here's why its Office of Equality has struggled to move the needle.

(L to R) Tony Prophet, Salesforce chief equality and recruiting officer and Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and cofounder Steve Jennings/Getty Images, Kimberly White/Getty Images Salesforce is known as a leader on social change, exemplified by hiring Tony Prophet as its first ever chief equality office in 2016. There's no clear roadmap for businesses to follow when changing diversity and progress is often slow, but in four years, Salesforce's diversity numbers have barely budged.  Business In...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Indiana, Equality, Salesforce, Teaser, Prophet, Mila Kunis, Signal, Black, Janelle Monae


These Stanford students are racing to get laptops to kids around the U.S. who most need them

The digital divide is not a new phenomenon. Still, it largely took Americans by surprise when, as the U.S. began to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19 in March, schools grappled with how to move forward with online classes. It wasn’t just a matter of altering students’ curriculum. Many lacked either internet access or home computers — and some lacked both. According to USAFacts, a non-partisan organization funded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer,  4.4 million households with children ...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Stanford, America, San Francisco, Tech, Steve Ballmer, San Diego, Starbucks, Cleveland, Pew Research Center, Bay Area, Northern California, Wang, San Mateo CA, Citrix Systems


TV Bits: ‘Halo’, ‘Jeopardy!’, ‘Prison Break’, ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3, ‘The Shrink Next Door’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new photo from Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV series Do you qualify for a free month of Disney+? Find out here One actor will not return for more Prison Break Here’s the immediate plan for upcoming Jeopardy! episodes Narcos: Mexico season 3 character details revealed The great Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of an upcoming show And more! Let’s start things off with a bit of a bittersweet note. Longtime Jeopardy! host and TV icon Alex Trebek died...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Instagram, Mexico, Halo, Disney, America, Fox, Showtime, Nba, Bill Murray, Luis Gerardo Mendez, DEA, Bob, Jeopardy



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