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Google unlawfully fired worker organizers, federal agency alleges

Google violated labor laws when it fired two vocal employees in 2019, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday.
Tags: Google, Cnn, National Labor Relations Board


Drones Being Used To Replant Forests Damaged By Wildfires

(CBS13/CNN) — The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. In California, 1.4 million acres of vegetation have burned. That’s almost 1 million more acres than the five-year-average. The August Complex wildfire, which started in August, was the biggest California wildfire on record and burned 1,032,649 acres. Regenerating the forests that sat on much of that land would ordinarily take years an...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Washington, Oregon, California News, Cnn, United States, Drones, New Zealand, West Coast, Seattle, Federal Aviation Administration, SCHMIDT, California wildfires, DroneSeed


Singapore Becomes First Country To Approve Lab-Grown Meat

Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just Inc. regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state -- the world's first government to allow the sale of cultured meat. CNN reports: The product, created from cultured chicken cells, has been approved as an ingredient in chicken bites following Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approval, Eat Just said Tuesday. Initially, the chicken bites will debut in a Singapore restaurant, with plans for wider expansion into dining an...
Tags: Singapore, US, San Francisco, Tech, Cnn, Josh Tetrick, Western Europe, Northern California, Tetrick, Singapore Food Agency SFA, Eat Just, Eat Just Inc


The best apps of 2020 prove just what a long, strange year it's been

Apple and Google released their lists of the best apps of 2020 this week, and they are stark reminders of the crucial role tech has played in helping us adapt to living, working, celebrating, exercising and doing pretty much everything else from home this year.
Tags: Google, Cnn


Apple is facing a slate of lawsuits in the EU over intentionally slowing down old iPhones, just weeks after the firm settled a similar suit in the US for $113 million

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive (L) and Apple CEO Tim Cook inspect the new iPhone XR during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple is facing a slate of new lawsuits in Europe that are seeking $217 million over the company's past practice of intentionally slowing down old iPhones. In a statement to Business Insider, an Apple representative said: "We have never — and would never — do anything to ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, News, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Cnn, Italy, Arizona, Tim Cook, Iphones, Jony Ive, Tech Companies, Mark Brnovich, L


Apple faces lawsuits in Europe over slowing down older iPhones

Apple is facing new legal action in Europe over its controversial practice of slowing down older iPhones.
Tags: Apple, Europe, Cnn


These are Apple's top apps and games of 2020

Apps and services have become more essential to our daily lives than ever in 2020, and that's immediately evident in Apple's App Store Best of 2020 winners. From video conferencing software that helped us stay connected and productive to streaming services and immersive games that provided a much-needed escape, Apple has handpicked 15 apps on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac that made life just a little bit better this year.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Apple Watch Apple


New Australian telescope maps millions of galaxies at record speed

Australian scientists have used a powerful new telescope to map about 3 million galaxies at record-breaking speed -- creating what they say is a "Google Map of the universe."
Tags: Google, Cnn


The best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals right now

A swath of wallet-friendly laptops powered by Google's inviting Chrome OS software are on sale right now, and we've scoured the web to help you find the very best deals available now.
Tags: Google, Cnn


The Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods are all seeing big discounts for Cyber Monday

We've seen deep discounts this holiday season on all sorts of devices from Apple — and that's a fact that's not changing for Cyber Monday.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Facebook Removes Temporary Algorithm Change That Had Blocked Misinformation

Facebook's employees and executives "are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line," reports the New York Times, after employees had spotted false and misleading election-related misinformation going viral on the site. The solution? Make temporary changes to the controversial algorithm "which helps determine what more than two billion people see every day" by highlighting "big, mainstream publishers like CNN, The New York Times and NPR...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cnn, New York Times, Npr, Times, Zuckerberg, Trump, Breitbart, Guy Rosen


America's Top Court Strikes Down Covid-19 Restriction On Religious Groups

DevNull127 writes: Earlier this year the governor's order had "restricted the size of religious gatherings in certain areas of New York where infection rates were climbing," reports the New York Times. But Wednesday night (in a close 5 to 4 decision) America's highest court ruled against the governor — and in favor of two religious organizations challenging him. "[T]hey tell us without contradiction that they have complied with all public health guidance, have implemented additional precaution...
Tags: New York, America, Tech, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Columbia University, Jeffrey D Sachs, Center for Sustainable Development


More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech


The Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods are all seeing big discounts for Black Friday

Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Expercom and Woot! are bringing the discounts on Apple goodies, including AirPods, Macbooks, Apple Watches, iPads and more.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Amazon Best


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


The Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods are all seeing big discounts for Black Friday

Let's be real — it's hard to top the feeling of scoring an Apple product at a discount. And with Black Friday just a few days away, it's the time of year to experience that feeling in droves.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost — and inheriting its diversity issues

About an hour after the news that BuzzFeed is acquiring HuffPost first broke, BuzzFeed chief Jonah Peretti held an all-hands for HuffPost staffers over Google Meet. Peretti appeared enthusiastic and optimistic, according to two HuffPost staffers who were on the call, and those feelings were shared by some members of the staff at HuffPost, but not without some trepidation.
Tags: Google, Cnn, Jonah Peretti, HuffPost, Peretti


The late Alex Trebek hosted more than 8,200 'Jeopardy!' episodes, with his last slated to air on Christmas Day. Here's a look at his life and legacy, from his start as a Canadian sports announcer to Emmy-winning millionaire.

Trebek won Emmy Awards in 1989, 1990, 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2019. Reed Saxon/AP Images Alex Trebek, the beloved host of the "Jeopardy!" game show, died on November 8 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Trebek, who helmed "Jeopardy!" for 36 years, holds the record for most episodes of a game show hosted. He reportedly earned a salary of $10 million a year. His last episode will air on Christmas Day. It was taped at the end of October, just over a week before he died. The s...
Tags: Google, Abc, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Canada, United States, NHL, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Alex Trebek, Bryan Cranston, Columbia, Matthew, Cbc, Reuters


Apple's global security chief and two members of Sheriff's office indicted for alleged bribery

Apple's global head of security and two members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly requesting and offering bribes for concealed weapons licenses.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Santa Clara County


Gift Guide: 7 great gifts for anyone working from home

Let’s just get this out of the way: for the past several years, I’ve contributed the “Best Gifts for Frequent Travelers” segment to TechCrunch’s annual gift guide. I love it. It was easily my favorite gift guide to write, and it was an audience favorite, as well. But I am no longer a frequent traveler. I’ve left New York City exactly once since March. Odds are that special person in your life isn’t traveling much, either. So, in honor of this new sedentary life to which we’ve all grown accustom ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, New York, California, New York City, Tech, Cnn, Queens, Logitech, Philips, Philips Hue, iMac, Cubii


US Postal Service Announces a Nationwide Digital 'Operation Santa'

For 108 years Americans have helped their postal service perform "Operation Santa." But this year's program will be fully digital and nationwide, reports CNN: The program allows children and families to write letters to Santa, which will then be processed and shared online beginning on December 4 at USPSOperationSanta.com. Once the letters are live, anyone in the U.S. can go online and adopt a letter, and help make a child or family's holiday wishes come true. Companies also can help adopt lett...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, US Postal Service, Usps, Santa, U S Postal Service, Frum, Operation Santa, Kim Frum, USPS Operation Santa, Nationwide Digital Operation Santa, New York City Frum


The spiritual mysteries of 'The Mandalorian'

What is the Mandalorian religion? It's a question consistently trending on Google since the "Star Wars" series premiered last year. Answers have been sparse -- but a recent episode contained a major revelation.
Tags: Google, Cnn


In the Last Week America Experienced 1 Million New Coronavirus Cases

The total number of U.S. coronavirus cases since the pandemic started has now surpassed 12 million, CNN reports — "an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week." Researchers at John Hopkins University calculate that over a quarter of a million Americans have now died from the disease. Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before — with the country reporting a staggering 2.8 million infections sin...
Tags: White House, Tech, Cnn, Sanjay Gupta, Johns Hopkins University, John Hopkins University, Deborah Birx


Weekend reading: Terror of Tesla

What caught my eye this week. A las my co-blogger The Accumulator is too recumbent passive to bother with anything so energetic as sorting through the several hundred spam emails we get to Monevator each week in order to dig out reader messages. That means the readers who asked for our thoughts on the upcoming inclusion of $470bn electric car maker Tesla into the S&P 500 don’t get his comfy and sanguine words. Instead they get my snark. Let me first stress then that we’re flattered when anyone...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, New York, Putin, Russia, Marketing, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Cnn, Netflix, Fca, Warren Buffett


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


The surprising reason why Apple was so gung-ho about its 5G iPhone

Verizon and Apple are teaming up on another sales pitch for the 5G iPhone 12 — and this time, they're aiming at business customers.
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Cnn


Election Misinformation Often Evaded YouTube's Efforts To Stop It.

YouTube videos endorsing the false idea that there was widespread election fraud were viewed more than 138 million times on the week of Nov. 3, according to a report from an independent research project that has been studying misinformation trends on the video site. From a report:The report by the project, called Transparency.tube, looked at videos on YouTube that supported claims of voter fraud during the November elections, as well as videos that disputed such claims. Over all, the researchers...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Cnn, New York Times, NewsMax, OANN


Apple to pay $113 million over deliberately slowing down iPhones

Apple has agreed to pay millions of dollars to 34 states over its controversial previous practice of deliberately slowing down older iPhones to extend their battery life.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


The best sales to shop today: Apple, Under Armour, Roomba and more

Today, you'll find a deal on Apple's new Mac Mini, discounts on fleece at Under Armour and savings on a Roomba robo vac. All that and more, below.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Armour


Google and Wyclef Jean team up to help Black-owned businesses get through the holidays

Wyclef Jean and Google are joining forces this week to help struggling Black-owned businesses survive the holiday sales season, which is expected to be a rough one for small business owners throughout the country.
Tags: Google, Cnn, Wyclef Jean, Black



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