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In defense of screen time

Siri Fiske Contributor Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains. Technology “is wreaking havoc on our children,” warned one former Facebook employee. These parents nee...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Education, Opinion, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cartoon Network, Bethesda Md, Spokane Wash, Colorado Technical University, Siri Fiske, MYSA School, Institute of Education in London Kids


Facebook says it will ask employees to take down glowing Portal reviews on Amazon

The reception to Facebook Portal has been, at best, a mixed bag. Between the company’s ongoing privacy woes and a lackluster response, Facebook likely didn’t get the response it was anticipating for its first in-house hardware creation. Still, both the Portal and Portal Plus are floating around the four-star mark over on Amazon. Not too shabby. New York Times columnist Kevin Roose noticed something fishy in all of this, noting on Twitter that many of the verified reviewers on the site bore th...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Tech, New York Times, Andrew Bosworth, Bosworth, Boz, Kevin Roose, Amazon Not, Facebook Portal


2019 is expected to be another terrible year for media brands, but publishers like BuzzFeed and Refinery29 have a plan to survive

2019 looks to be a punishing year for venture capital-backed media companies whose advertising growth has slowed. But the heads of BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and Group Nine Media say they're bullish on their futures. The execs say they're well positioned because they've been diversifying beyond advertising and see themselves as acquirers. VC-backed media outlets have become associated with stalled growth, layoffs, and fire sales. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti even floated the idea to The New York Tim...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Trends, Discovery Communications, New York Times, Times, Jonah Peretti, Vox Media, Hearst, Group Nine, Facebook He, Lerer Hippeau, Peretti, Kenneth Lerer, Lerer


BuzzFeed and other digital sites say they’re well positioned to acquire in 2019 despite a tough ad market and a chorus of doomsayers

2019 looks to be a punishing year for venture capital-backed media companies whose advertising growth has slowed. But the heads of BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and Group Nine Media say they're bullish on their futures. The execs say they're well positioned because they've been diversifying beyond advertising and see themselves as acquirers. VC-backed media outlets have become associated with stalled growth, layoffs, and fire sales. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti even floated the idea to The New York Tim...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, North Korea, Trends, Discovery Communications, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Times, Jonah Peretti, Vox Media, Hearst, Group Nine, Facebook He, Lerer Hippeau, Peretti


8 cloud computing startups to bet your career on in 2019

If you're looking to take your career to the next level, it might be time to bet on cloud computing. Startups in the cloud market are garnering massive funding and massive interest.  That's not surprising. Cloud computing is expected to become a $300 billion market by 2021, according to analyst firm Gartner. The cloud computing market consolidates around Amazon Web Services , Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.  Over the last three years, job postings with key words on cloud have skyrocke...
Tags: Google, Softbank, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Gartner, San Jose, Nutanix, San Francisco Bay Area, PitchBook, Zapier, Mohit Aron, Cohesity, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, UnknownTotal, Deutsche Telekom Cohesity


Cloud Covered: 6 things you might have missed from Google Cloud last year

What was new with Google Cloud in 2018? Well, it depends on what particular cloud technology you’re interested in. There was plenty of news on the AI and machine learning front, along with developments on a variety of enterprise cloud components. The open cloud community continued to be a thriving place to collaborate, and Google Cloud user productivity and efficiency grew, too.These popular stories from last year illustrate some of what you can do with Google Cloud technology.Machine and deep l...
Tags: Google, Nasa, New York Times, Google Cloud Platform, Google Store, Google Cloud, G Suite, Cloud Services Platform


Media companies are embracing voice assistants, but worry they're giving up too much control to Amazon and Google

Dear Readers, After a short hiatus, we're back! Welcome to the first edition of BI’s new Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. We’ve replaced our daily digest with a weekly version that publishes every Wednesday and will go deeper into the big stories we’ve been following. We’ll play around with the format, so let me know what you like/don’t like at [email protected] If you’re new to the newsletter, you can sign up here. Voice is primed take off You didn’t have to be at CES to kn...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Putin, US, Trends, Netflix, Ford, New York Times, Nbcuniversal, The Times, Audi, Hulu, Voice, Mustang, United Airlines, Rubrik


Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust of customers now hammering the company on its social media platforms. The company, apparently, is opting for the “we’re a neutral platform” defense in the matter, despite the ...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Tech, New York Times, Roku, Ban, Fire TV Stick, Hulu, Sandy Hook, Amazon Fire TV, Jones, Alexa, Streaming Media, Platforms, Alex Jones, Nra


Everyone Will Subscribe to Media in the Future. No, Really!

One of the things that is going to come up again and again over the next couple of years is the question of how many people are going to subscribe to all these paywalls and monetization plans that publishers are setting up?For instance, in a tweet from the News Media Alliance, they asked this question:Subscriptions make sense. But how many will consumers pay for?And in another tweet from Reuters Institute, they wrote this:Over half (52%) of publishers expect subscription & membership to be main ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Blogging, Chicago, Netflix, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Spotify Netflix, Reuters Institute, News Media Alliance, Stranger Things Black Mirror


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Kyle Jahner: Drugmakers Head to High Court for Clarity on Patent-Sale Timing (Source: Bloomberg Law) Sara Salinas: Apple CEO Tim Cook Rips into Qualcomm, Leaves Little Chance of a Settlement in Patent Dispute (Source: CNBC) Jeff John Roberts: IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as A.I. and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence (Source: Fortune) Arif Bacchus: Lenovo Patent Application Hints at a Future Laptop with a Flexible, Folding OLED Display (Source: Digital Trends) ...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Tim Cook, Uspto, Ibm, Lenovo, Patent, Cnbc, Jeff John Roberts, Sui Lee Wee, Christopher J Walker, Keith Bradsher, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Kyle Jahner, Bloomberg Law Sara Salinas


The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition. Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn. A review...

The Myth of Capitalism is a polemic about the reduction in competition in many industries in the US. And it starts in an entirely appropriate place. Dr Dao - a doctor with patients to serve the next day - was "selected" by United Airlines to be removed from an overbooked plane. As he had patients to tend the next day he did not think he should leave the plane. So the airline sent thugs to bash him up and forcibly removed him. The video (truly sickening) went viral. But the airline did ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Business, Microsoft, Australia, China, US, America, Walmart, Idaho, New York Times, Sydney, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Costco


Google entrenched in North American schools

Over the past few years, Google has been sending for free, google powered laptops and other devices to schools all across the USA and Canada (elementary and high schools) There is a web page https://classroom.google.com/h to use with it. You really can't opt out because the whole system is geared this way and there is no other way to teach your child. You must join the collective. These are very concerning articles on the subject: http://michellemalkin.com/2018/04/11...der-our-noses/ Ev...
Tags: Google, Usa, Canada, New York Times, Weapon, Bentley, General Discussion


President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s p...
Tags: Amazon, Column, South Korea, Japan, Politics, Congress, Australia, Finance, Singapore, Tech, Chicago, United States, Chile, New York Times, President, Venture Capital


Shareholders sue Google execs over handling of Andy Rubin sexual harassment claims

When Android founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014, the departure was unexpected, if not shrouded in mystery. A few years later, a New York Times expose revealed that Rubin was essentially forced out of the search giant due to a handful of sexual misconduct claims from other Google employees. In ousting Rubin, Google paid the famed engineer a whopping $90 million when it could have simply fired him outright. Naturally, when the story surfaced, Google received an avalanche of criticism for not ...
Tags: Google, News, Washington, New York Times, Times, Sundar Pichai, San Francisco Chronicle, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Google Rubin, Rubin Google


The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants, the company announced today. The NYT says it’s launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as well as an interactive news quiz, and – in an interesting twist – it will be introducing “enhanced coverage” in its Sunday paper that prompts readers to launch dedicated Alexa skills to learn more about the stories they’re reading. On weekdays, the Times will offer a short news briefing for Alexa device...
Tags: TC, Daily, Hardware, Michael Barbaro, Tech, New York Times, Nyt, The New York Times, Times, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Barbaro, Sebastian Modak, Monica Drake, New York Times News Quiz, Caryn Ganz


The New York Times is betting big on Amazon Alexa as voice assistants take hold in US households

The New York Times is prioritizing voice as devices like Amazon's Echo take hold in US households. The newspaper is starting to roll out news and recommendation content that's tailored to the voice assistants. Discovery is a big hurdle for content on voice assistants, so the Times will use its print edition to promote its new skills. The New York Times is joining the race by publishers to take advantage of the growing adoption of voice assistants. Last year, the Times hired an editor, Dan San...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Michael Barbaro, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Drake, Times, Audi, Voice, Alexa, Hearst, Sánchez


China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users access it using software to circumvent the Great Firewall. The Times interviewed nine people who've been questioned by police over their tweets, including a human rights activist who was manacled to a chair. Chinese Twitter users have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, China, US, Trends, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Muslim, The New York Times, Times, Wang, Wang Aizhong, Times Business Insider


Shareholders Sue Alphabet's Board For Role In Allegedly Covering Up Sexual Misconduct By Senior Execs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Attorneys in San Francisco representing an Alphabet shareholder are suing the board of directors for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct claims against top executives. The suit comes months after an explosive New York Times report detailed how Google shielded executives accused of sexual misconduct, either by keeping them on staff or allowing them amicable departures. For example, Google reportedly paid Android leader Andy Rubin a $90 million ex...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Cnbc, San Mateo County, Andy Rubin


Google board sued for $90 million payout to Andy Rubin amid sexual abuse probe

“While at Google, Rubin is also alleged to have engaged in human sex trafficking -- paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to women to be, in Rubin’s own words, ‘owned’ by him.” The Board of Directors of Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, has been sued by shareholders for okaying that $90 million exit payment to Andy Rubin, the Android mobile software superstar developer, while actively covering up abuse committed by him and other executives. Rubin was credibly accused of violently se...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Alphabet


Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts

Months after an earth-shattering New York Times investigation exposed Google parent company Alphabet’s $90 million payout to Android co-founder Andy Rubin, despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, a Google shareholder is suing the company. James Martin filed suit in the  San Mateo Superior Court Thursday morning, alleging the company’s leaders deployed massive allowances to poor-behaving executives to cover up harassment scandals. Both Rubin and Google’s former head of s...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Lawsuit, Tech, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Sexual Harassment, James Martin, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, John Doerr, Ram Shriram


Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's board of directors are being sued over allegations of covering up company executives accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.  The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation into his behavior. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be cred...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Times, Alphabet, San Francisco City, Rubin, Brin, Andy Rubin, Google s Board


Google Shareholders Sue Over Andy Rubin’s Reported $90 Million Golden Parachute

A bombshell report by the New York Times in October revealed that Google, like many companies, was willing to bury inconvenient sexual harassment complaints against its executives. In the case of Andy Rubin, a veteran associated deeply with the creation of the Android operating system, his fall from grace was…
Tags: Google, Science, New York Times, Alphabet, Andy Rubin, Google Walkout, Lawsuit For Real Change


Empirical SCOTUS: Which Supreme Court cases are generating the most interest?

This Supreme Court term, like the past several before it, has been slow out of the gates. It also marks another term with a new justice – this time Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The justices often find consensus both early on in a term and after a largescale change, defining or redefining their jurisprudential boundaries only later. The justices have released five decisions in argued cases so far, all of them free even from concurrences. This is a new high count for unanimous decisions without a conc...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Indiana, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Madison, Apple Inc, Hyatt, American Legion, Frank, John Roberts, Murphy, Weyerhaeuser


Leaked document shows the terms that Amazon is offering influencers to sell products — and it's paying big commissions for Amazon's own brands

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business, Amazon Influencer Program


Amazon is now paying influencers big commissions to sell its products. We got a leaked document that shows how it all works

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Marie Kondo, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business


Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Image by J. F. Horrabin, via Wikimedia Commons Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The best course for steering clear of either one, Russell maintained, is liberalism. "The doctrine of liberalism is an attempt to escape from this endless oscillation," writes Russell in A History of Western Philosophy. "The essence of liberalism is an attempt to...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, History, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Facebook Twitter, Russell, Wise, John Locke, Bertrand Russell, Healthy Democracy, Bertrand Russell Authority, J F Horrabin


The Feds Cracked El Chapo's Encrypted Comms Network By Flipping His System Admin

With signs that the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord and alleged mass murderer Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is entering its end phase, prosecutors on Tuesday played copies of what they said were audio recordings of Guzman the FBI obtained "after they infiltrated his encrypted messaging system" with the help of Colombian and former cartel systems engineer Cristian Rodriguez, Reuters reported. Gizmodo reports: As has been previously reported by Vice, Colombian drug lord Jorge Cifuentes t...
Tags: New York, Tech, Fbi, Canada, New York Times, Netherlands, Times, Rolling Stone, Gizmodo, Voice, Reuters, El Chapo, Guzman, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Rodriguez, Sinaloa Cartel


Hey Apple, what happens on iPhones doesn't stay there, and your 'clever' CES ad is promoting a dangerous illusion (AAPL, GOOGL, FB)

  Apple has a big — and misleading — ad on display in Las Vegas during this year's CES convention. The ad states, "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone." The ad is literally untrue; much of what users do on their iPhones and the data they generate doesn't stay on their devices. IPhones leak data to wireless carriers, websites, app developers — and to Apple's own servers and services. Apple benefits directly and indirectly from the information that can be gleaned off of users' iPho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Siri, United States, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, Sin City, Trump, Lawrence, Gene Munster, Coca Cola Here, Manafort


Everything You Wanted To Know About Glitter

From unfolding glitter’s definition as a mass noun to outlining the process behind the development of aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate, the New York Times’ Caity Weaver explores every intricacy behind the beloved, dazzling (sometimes) plastic product. Weaver describes her visit to Glitterex, one of two production facilities in the US (both of which are in New Jersey) and shares learnings about layers, color and so much more. …
Tags: Design, US, Tech, New York Times, New Jersey, Glitter, Linkaboutit, Weaver, Caity Weaver


Blame authors' fortunes on monopolism, not university professors, booksellers and librarians

The New York Times weighs in on an Authors Guild survey that shows a "drastic 42% decline in authors' earnings over the past decade. John Scalzi offers some important perspective. Here's the summary: * Authors Guild: authors' incomes are way down, thanks to Amazon's monopolism, which is crushing indies and traditionally published authors alike; universities are relying on fair use and Google Books for coursepacks, and big tech overall is "devalu[ing] what we produce to lower their costs fo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Post, Copyfight, News, Writing, US, America, New York Times, Nea, Hemingway, Simon, Ernest Hemingway, AG, Authors Guild



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