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Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade For $13 Billion

Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade in a $13 billion deal that "will give a powerful Wall Street firm control of a major presence in the world of online brokerages," reports The New York Times. The deal highlights the tech-driven change felt in many markets, from the fixed-income market to the institutional market. Matthew Leising writes via Bloomberg: A report released Thursday by Greenwich Associates found an appetite for "new and better digital products and tools" among fixed-income investors is...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, New York Times, Morgan Stanley, Greenwich, James Gorman, McPartland, Charles Schwab Corp, Greenwich Associates, Kevin McPartland, Matthew Leising


Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections

• U.S. intelligence briefed House on Russia to ensure Trump's re-election. • Classified briefing to lawmakers made Trump angry • Trump said Democrats would “weaponize” news of Russian military campaign • Trump was mad DNI Joseph Maguire would let staff appear • That's why Maguire's out, Richard Grenell's in as 'acting' DNI. In Washington last week, U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers that Russia is carrying out a military-grade attack on the 2020 elections, with the goal of making Americ...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, US, Tech, World news, US news


The life and career rise of billionaire Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO leading a new streaming serve called Quibi

Meg Whitman, 63, is one of Silicon Valley's most storied CEOs. In her decades-long career, Whitman has been credited with turning around eBay and making major changes at Hewlett-Packard. Now, she's leading a new streaming platform called Quibi. Here's what you need to know about Whitman, a Princeton University graduate whose among the richest self-made women in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meg Whitman, now in her third iteration of being a tech CEO, is a veteran...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, California, Ebay, Boston, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, United Kingdom, New York Times, Hasbro, Silicon Valley


AS HEARD ON – The Jim Polito Show – WTAG 580 AM: Apps, tracking, selling info and election security

Welcome! Good morning, everybody. I was on with Mr. Jim Polito this morning and as you know today is Primary Day in New Hampshire it is the Big Day for our State Sport – Politics.  That means it is the day to address voter manipulation, voter fraud, low tech solutions and why apps are not the answer. So, here we go with Mr. Polito. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – CraigPeterson.com —  Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig You’ve got this free little cute little game, isn’t t...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Facebook, Podcast, New York, Microsoft, West Virginia, Department Of Defense, Sem, Mit, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Mozilla


Coronavirus could cost Apple $4 billion this quarter as the firm warns of iPhone shortages

Apple could lose $4 billion in sales as the coronavirus impacts its ability to produce sufficient iPhones and AirPods.  In a Monday press release, the firm warned that it expected to take a revenue hit due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Wuhan, in China, is thought to be the epicenter of the virus. The virus has so far infected more than 71,000, and killed more than 1,700. The majority of the cases are concentrated in China, but it has spread to more than 25 other countries. Analys...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, China, Trends, New York Times, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Instinet, Hubei Province of China, China Wuhan, Jeff Kvaal


Beijing Auto Show postponed due to coronavirus

China’s annual auto show in Beijing has been postponed because of novel coronavirus, as the number of cases of people infected surpass 71,000. The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which was scheduled to begin April 21, is the latest high-profile event that has been either cancelled or postponed over concerns of coronavirus. A new date will be announced in the future, organizers said on the official event website. Earlier this month, MWC canceled its event in Barcelona, which was supp...
Tags: TC, Asia, Finance, China, Tech, Barcelona, Beijing, Automotive, New York Times, Credit Suisse, Shanghai, Financial Services, Communist Party, Republic of China, Credit Suisse Group AG, Beijing Auto Show


Oyo’s revenue surged in FY19, but its loss widened, too

On Monday, budget-lodging startup Oyo reported a loss of $335 million on $951 million revenue globally for the financial year ending March 31, 2019, and pledged to cut down on its spending as the India-headquartered firm grows cautious about its aggressive expansion. The six-year-old startup’s growing revenue, up from $211 million in financial year ending March 31, 2018 (FY18), is in line with the company’s ambitions to be in a clear path to profitability this year, said Abhishek Gupta, Global C...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Japan, China, India, Softbank, Tech, New York Times, Airbnb, Oyo Rooms, Axel Springer, Oyo, Aditya Ghosh, Ghosh, Softbank Bloomberg


Oyo’s revenue surged in FY19, but loss widened, too

Budget-lodging startup Oyo reported a loss of $335 million on $951 million revenue globally for the financial year ending March 31, 2019, and pledged to cut down on its spending as the India-headquartered firm grows cautious about its aggressive expansion. The six-year-old startup’s growing revenue, up from $211 million in financial year ending March 31, 2018, is in line with the company’s ambitions to be in a clear path to profitability this year, said Abhishek Gupta, Global CFO of OYO Hotels &...
Tags: Startups, Asia, China, India, Tech, New York Times, Oyo, Abhishek Gupta, OYO Hotels Homes


Google confirms it again removed alleged spying tool ToTok from Google Play

In December, The New York Times reported a popular messaging app called ToTok was actually a spying tool used by the government of the United Arab Emirates to track users’ conversations, location, and social connections. The app was removed from the Google Play store in December, while Google investigated, then reinstated in early January. Google now confirms the app has again been removed, but this time declined to comment as to why. The site 9to5Google first noticed ToTok had again been pulled...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Security, Apps, Tech, New York Times, United Arab Emirates, Annie, North America, App Annie, Totok, Middle East Europe Asia Africa


Is tech socialism really on the rise?

Greg Epstein Contributor Share on Twitter Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God." Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring and ethical communities for the nonreligious and allies, Greg was also named “one of the top faith and moral leaders...
Tags: Column, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Disability, Harvard, United States, New York Times, Salesforce, New York Times Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Americans with Disabilities Act, Marc Benioff, Justin Kan


Thermometer guns used to screen for coronavirus are 'notoriously' unreliable experts say, warning about improper use and false temperatures

A new coronavirus spreading across the globe has led to temperature screenings at airports, Chinese cities, and businesses. The thermometer guns used in these screenings are "notoriously not accurate and reliable," since many screeners hold them at the wrong distance or use them in the wrong environments, experts told The New York Times. Demand for thermometer guns has spiked since the coronavirus outbreak began, leaving some manufacturers struggling to keep up. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Apple, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Hawaii, New York Times, New Jersey, West Africa, Who, The New York Times, Wuhan, Grainger, World Health Organization WHO, Shenzhen China, Mo


Meet the NYC woman getting paid $5,000 to fix clients' dating apps and 'ghost banter' with their matches

Amy Nobile founded Love, Amy in April 2019 to help people find love on dating apps after meeting who she calls "the love of her life" on Bumble post-divorce. Nobile conducts photoshoots for dating app profiles, holds sexting consultations, and "ghost banters" with clients' matches.  Less than a year in, Nobile has built a full-fledged business from word-of-mouth, transforming a side-hustle into a service that charges clients $5,000 for three months. But Nobile insists she's more "mirror" than ...
Tags: Google, Nbc, NYC, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Manhattan, Ivy League, Starbucks, Mars, Bumble, Oprah, Google Photos, Amy, Don


Activate this 'Bracelet of Silence,' and Alexa Can't Eavesdrop

Ben Zhao and his wife, Heather Zheng, computer science professors at the University of Chicago, designed what they are calling a "bracelet of silence" that will jam the Echo or any other microphones in the vicinity from listening in on the wearer's conversations. The New York Times reports: The bracelet is like an anti-smartwatch, both in its cyberpunk aesthetic and in its purpose of defeating technology. A large, somewhat ungainly white cuff with spiky transducers, the bracelet has 24 speakers ...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Zheng, Lopes, Adam Harvey, Ben Zhao, Heather Zheng


HQ Trivia, the Once-Popular Mobile Game, Is Shutting Down

CNN Business has learned that the once-popular live mobile trivia game "HQ Trivia" is shutting down. From the report: When HQ launched in 2017, its first game HQ Trivia quickly attracted millions of people across the world who stopped whatever they were doing twice a day to play the game on their smartphones. The company was profiled by The New York Times and its original host Scott Rogowsky became a household name, appearing on programs like NBC's "Today" show. But over the next year, the game'...
Tags: Nbc, Tech, Cnn, New York Times, Colin Kroll, Scott Rogowsky, Yusupov, Rus Yusupov


Inside the Pentagon's Secret UFO Program

Newly leaked documents show that the Department of Defense funded a study concerning UFOs, contradicting recent statements by the Pentagon. From a report: In 2017, The New York Times revealed the existence of $22 million dollar UFO investigation program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, or AATIP. A twist came two months ago, however, when Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough told John Greenewald -- curator of the Black Vault, the largest civilian archive of declassified g...
Tags: Navy, Tech, Department Of Defense, New York Times, Foia, Pentagon, McMillan, DIA, Bigelow Aerospace, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, Susan Gough, John Greenewald, Greenewald, Tim McMillan, BAASS


E-A-T: How Google Ranks Your Reputation

I know, I know, I know. It’s been said so many times before on this blog that it’s almost becoming cliche. If you live by the Google, you’ll die by the Google. This is true, of course, because if you rely completely on the search engine to deliver traffic to your website, you’ll always be at the mercy of the algorithm. It could all disappear overnight. At the same time, it’s also undeniable that Google can be a tremendous source of traffic and you’d be foolish to overlook it. When most people th...
Tags: Google, Blogging, New York Times, Orange County, The Net, Search Engine Journal


The DNC was reportedly 'intimately involved' with the creation of the infamous app that botched the Iowa caucuses

Officials from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had access to and were involved with the creation of the app that botched the Iowa caucuses, according to a report from Yahoo News.  National party officials pushed for "continual access" to the app in its initial contract, the report said.  The app, developed by Shadow Inc., led to delays and inconsistencies in reporting of caucus data from the closely-watched caucuses.  The contract said that Shadow would provide monthly updates about th...
Tags: Apple, Dnc, Trends, New York Times, Iowa, Associated Press, The New York Times, Business Insider, Sanders, Walker, Democratic National Committee, Yahoo News, Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee DNC, Xochitl Hinojosa, Buttigieg


The rise and fall of Andy Rubin, the former Google executive accused of sexual misconduct whose new startup, Essential, just shut down for good (GOOGL, GOOG)

Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and a former Google executive. Rubin's career seemed to be on track — software engineering in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, founding Android, being a top dog at Google for a decade — until he was let go from Google after a sexual misconduct investigation, according to multiple news reports. Rubin has been accused of having inappropriate relations with a subordinate, allegedly coercing a woman into oral sex (an allegation that Rubin denies). And recent unseal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, New York, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Stanford, Trends, Information, Intel, Larry Page, New York Times, Manhattan, Magic, Silicon Valley


Robin Williams’ Celebrity Struggles: A Discussion with Dave Itzkoff by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (ep. 31)

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_031_12-16-19.mp3 New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to consider issues raised by Dave's 2018 biography Robin: How do we make sense of our strange relation to celebrities, and what are strategies that celebrities use to deal with their asymmetric relationship to the world? While Robin Williams tried, in gratitude, to share himself with his ...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Podcasts, College, Robin Williams, Dave, New York Times, Joaquin Phoenix, Robin, Facebook Twitter, Bret Easton Ellis, Dave Itzkoff, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Robin Dave


Branding 4.0 For The 4th Industrial Revolution

In August 2019, 181 of the most powerful CEOs in the world, representing corporate giants such as JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, and Apple, made an extraordinary commitment. This commitment is so revolutionary that fully executed it will impact every facet of corporate America, from finance to governance, legal to investments, and performance to ownership. It will impact regulation, reputation, and relationships. And it will impact you. The Commitment These 181 CEOs committed to lead their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Microsoft, Nokia, US, America, Unilever, Davos, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Patagonia, Airbnb, Deloitte, Gates


Android founder Andy Rubin's startup Essential is shutting down, saying there is 'no clear path' to deliver its new phone to customers

Android creator Andy Rubin's consumer electronics startup Essential will shutter its operations, the company announced in a blog post Wednesday. The company pointed to troubles with its latest product as the reason for the shutdown, saying that while the product was developed, it saw "no clear path to deliver it to customers."  The three-year old company was initially lauded as a promising technology startup, but struggled as its product the Essential Phone failed to gain traction.  Rubin's de...
Tags: Google, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Times, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Essential Phone


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming TV wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Phillip Journey an Independent Running For 2020 NRA Board of Directors

Opinion by Phillip Journey Phillip Journey is running for the 2020 NRA Board of Directors, please consider him for your vote when returning your ballot. Phillip Journey an Independent Running For 2020 NRA Board of Directors USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tribalism in its positive aspect can lead to social bonding helping keep individuals committed to the group, even when personal relations may fray. It can also lead to bullying when a member is unwilling to conform to the politics of the collective....
Tags: Google, Guns, US, Indianapolis, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nra, Wayne, NRA Board, Kansas State, Ross Perot, RTC, Sebelius, Gun Rights News


These are the power players steering TikTok's rise in the US

TikTok has exploded onto the US social scene in the last year, attracting millions of teens who scour the platform for viral memes and create their own short videos. However, there is little known about the people in charge of running the platform, and the executives at the top of its owner, ByteDance, a $75 billion company based in China. TikTok has faced scrutiny about its ties to China, and how much access and influence the Chinese government has to TikTok's user data and content moderation...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, California, Youtube, Stanford, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Washington Dc, Internet Association, New York Times, Shanghai


White House Earmarks New Money For AI and Quantum Computing

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled its $4.8 trillion budget proposal which, among other things, includes plans to increase federal funding for the development of AI and quantum computing. "The technologies are expected to become an important part of national security, and some worry the United States is behind China in their development," reports The New York Times. From the report: The funding [...] would direct more money for A.I. research to the Defense Department and the National Sc...
Tags: White House, China, Tech, United States, New York Times, Defense Department, Quantum Computing, Trump, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy Department


Personal Data of All 6.5 Million Israeli Voters Is Exposed

A software flaw exposed the personal data of every eligible voter in Israel -- including full names, addresses and identity card numbers for 6.5 million people -- raising concerns about identity theft and electoral manipulation, three weeks before the country's national election. The New York Times reports: The security lapse was tied to a mobile app used by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party to communicate with voters, offering news and information about the March 2 election....
Tags: Israel, Tech, New York Times, Benjamin Netanyahu, Haaretz, Justice Ministry, Likud, Verizon Media, Privacy Protection Authority, Ran Bar Zik, Haaretz Read


Leaked emails show Amazon is stockpiling products made in China because of the risk that the coronavirus poses to its supply chain — after it said there were 'no interruptions' to its operations (AMZN)

Amazon increased its orders last week for some products that are sourced from China, according to emails seen by Business Insider. Amazon told first-party suppliers in the email that the move was to "prepare for possible supply chain disruptions due to recent global events originating in China." The move shows the urgency Amazon is working with to prevent any supply-chain disruptions it could face because of the coronavirus outbreak in China, where the bulk of its products are sourced from. Am...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Kentucky, China, Disney, US, Trends, Barcelona, Nasa, New York Times, Shanghai, Jeff Bezos, Nissan, Reuters, MGA


The Iowa Democratic caucuses were plagued by tech problems that reportedly went far beyond issues with an app

Tech problems played a role throughout the botched Democratic primary caucus in Iowa on February 3. A smartphone app developed specifically for registering results and largely untested before being deployed, encountered major hitches during the caucus. But beyond the app, the Iowa Democratic caucus was plagued by a various tech issues, including an inability to operate Google Sheets and two-factor authorization tripping up counts, the New York Times reports. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Trends, New York Times, Iowa, Watson, Times, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Des Moines, Iowa Democratic Caucus, Iowa Democratic, Buttigieg, Iowa s Democratic, Google Sheets


Alexander: Was it really the medical info that held up Mookie Betts trade?

The world according to Jim: • Nearly a week ago, L.A. rejoiced. The Dodgers, who swing for the fences plenty on the field but have been  overly risk-averse otherwise, turned bold and (apparently) came away with one of baseball’s elite players, Mookie Betts. Finally, on Sunday, Dodger fans are closer to being able to celebrate but only after exhaling, having stewed for a week over whether this thing was going to get done or not. • In the meantime, eight players on four different teams – and who k...
Tags: Google, Boston, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, San Diego, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Rays, Twins, Rube Goldberg, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels



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