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HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: 'My dogs are going to starve!'

The app sensation has drawn millions of players and awarded $6m in prize moneyOnline quiz app HQ Trivia, which at its peak was played by more than 2 million people a day, has hosted its last game – with inebriated hosts awarding a total prize pool of US$5.Described as a “final drunken hurrah”, the app’s last broadcast was watched by 28,000 people after the company told employees last Friday it would shut down due to lack of funding. Continue reading...
Tags: Apps, Games, Technology, Media, US, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Quiz and trivia games


9 Best Mattresses of 2020 For Business Owners

When running your own business, it can be challenging to separate your work life from your personal life. Unlike a 9 to 5 job, business owners take their work with them when they leave the office. As the line between work and home becomes blurred, business owners often end up making major sacrifices along the way. Unfortunately, time for sleep is one of the first things busy professions cut in favor of more personal productivity. Although it may seem tempting to put off sleep to answer one more...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Usb, Fda, Thermo, Alpaca, Kingsdown, Popular Articles, DepositPhotos, Product Lists, Vaya, Amerisleep, Oeko Tex, ZOMA, BioCore


Can Amazon Become the New Google?

Google and Amazon are the top two US companies with the highest search ad revenue share in 2019 with Google having as much as 73% and Amazon with 13%. Both these giants are no less than a goldmine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Innovation


Algorithms getting better at predicting parole outcomes

US study finds a promising way to calculate the risk of reoffending.
Tags: Technology, US


Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights at the European Commission. “I do think that there should be regulation on harmful content,” said Zuckerberg during a Q&A session at the Munich Security Conference, per Reuters, making a pitch for bespoke regulation. He went on to sugg...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Vera Jourova, Facebook Facebook


Tesla's biggest problem with self-driving cars is that it actually has to sell them to customers (TSLA)

Unlike Cruise and Waymo, Tesla has created a business around building cars and selling them to consumers. This business model has been wildly successful for Tesla, now valued as highly as three of General Motors. But Tesla is hamstrung by this model, as far as the potentially $8 trillion autonomous ride-hailing and ride-sharing business is concerned. Tesla is trapped, having created great products that consumers want and love, but also watching as competitors design all-new businesses optimize...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, TSLA, Michigan, Bmw, Volkswagen, Detroit, Mercedes


At Wayfair, ~550 workers laid off in 'Valentine's Day Massacre'

An estimated 550 people who worked at Wayfair lost their jobs last Thursday, in what has been dubbed Wayfair's 'Valentine's Day Massacre.' The layoffs included 350 workers at the online shopping firm's Boston headquarters. “I thought I would be an insider to what was happening — I was completely blind-sided," one former HR employee said. From Mary Hanbury's story at Business Insider today: Between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, hundreds of Wayfair's US employees were asked to gather in...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Layoffs, Technology, News, Labor, Boston, Berlin, US, Tech, US news, Tech News, Shah, Wayfair, Niraj Shah


Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, and it's sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, The Times, Moscow, Gru


Russian intelligence agents went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia


Russian intelligence agents have reportedly gone to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia


German court orders Tesla to stop felling trees for Gigafactory

Ruling comes after state environmental office greenlit clearance of 92 hectares of forestA German court has ordered Tesla to stop clearing forest land near Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, in what is being hailed as a victory for environmental activists.The US electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a “Gigafactory” in Grünheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Germany, Berlin, Environment, US, Tesla, World news, Trees and forests, Grunheide, Brandenburg Continue


Meet the 'super angel' investors, the power players of streaming, and the top M&A bankers of 2019

Hello! One of the things we try to do here at Business Insider is to introduce our readers to the individuals shaping their industries. After all, companies don't do things; it's the people working there that make things happen. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight stories focused on key players in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Wall Street this week. First off, in Silicon Valley, a special breed of investor known as 'super angels' are raising their own venture-capital funds as solo general...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Microsoft, Wall Street, Softbank, Digital, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Mars


The massive screen on Samsung's new Galaxy S20 Ultra phone is so big it would have been considered a tablet less than a decade ago

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a screen measuring 6.9 inches, just 0.1 inches shy of the 7-inch screen from the Google Nexus 7 tablet from 2013.  If this new Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone were released back then, it probably would have been considered a tablet.  Samsung is no stranger to making phones with giant screens. Its first Note phone from 2011 had a 5.3-inch screen that was massive compared to the 2011 iPhone 4s, which had a minuscule 3.5-inch screen.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra


'Five Open-Source Projects AI Enthusiasts Might Want To Know About'

b-dayyy quotes Linux Security: As AI becomes more and more ingrained in our daily lives through consumer products, we can't help but be concerned that proprietary software will comprise the market. And we are not talking about a million-dollar market, but a bigger one that may reach US$118.6 billion by 2025. Many industries and end-users would thus benefit from more open-source AI projects and tools for developers' use. That would save tons of individuals and companies money to build their own A...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Tech


WeWork is bringing in a new CEO as it tries to right the ship — here's everything that's going on inside the coworking giant

WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 after mulling a massive valuation cut to drum up investor interest, and cofounder Adam Neumann was ousted as CEO and chairman. WeWork has been slashing jobs and selling or shuttering businesses.  WeWork has announced real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO, replacing Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, who served as co-CEOs since Neumann was ousted. It's also seen a big board shakeup.  Marcelo Claure will stay on as chairman, according to The Wall S...
Tags: Google, New York, Mexico, Stanford, Wall Street, Softbank, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Aol, Italy, Brookfield


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


US defence secretary warns Huawei 5G will put alliances at risk

Mark Esper said countries using Chinese technology would put intelligence cooperation at riskThe US defence secretary, Mark Esper, warned that US alliances including the future of Nato were in jeopardy if European countries went ahead with using Chinese Huawei technology in their 5G networks.Esper also warned future intelligence cooperation would be at risk, as the US would no longer be certain its communications networks are secure. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Technology, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Asia Pacific, Nato, Telecoms, Huawei, Esper, Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper


US defence secretary warns US alliances at risk from Huawei 5G

Mark Esper said countries using Chinese technology would put intelligence cooperation at riskThe US defence secretary, Mark Esper, warned that US alliances including the future of Nato were in jeopardy if European countries went ahead with using Chinese Huawei technology in their 5G networks.Esper also warned future intelligence cooperation would be at risk, as the US would no longer be certain its communications networks are secure. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Asia Pacific, Nato, Telecoms, Huawei, Esper, Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper


Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI

Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI Intellectual theft is a huge problem in the US and the largest perpetrator is the Chinese government.   They target military sub-contractors and sub-sub-contractors, universities, businesses, financial entities, medical...
Tags: Security, Updates, Cloud, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Government, China, US, Sem, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence


How do hotel star ratings work

In case you missed it, there’s a seven-star resort coming to an Austrian treetop near you. No word on if it’s being inspected by the Lil’ Rascals to make sure it has adequate clubhouse space and “No Girls Allowed” signage since to literally everyone in the world’s knowledge no official rating system exists for tree houses. But it makes one wonder: If a treehouse can claim it has seven stars, can any old hotel do it too? The Burj-al-Arab in Dubai famously claimed it was the world’s first and o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Hotels, US, Netflix, United States, Dubai, Caa, Michelin, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, AAA, Caribbean, Burj Al Arab, Forbes


The FTC's latest shot at the tech giants has opened up an unexpected front in the war to constrain Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB)

The Federal Trade Commission's move to probe past acquisitions by the big tech firms is one more regulatory worry for those companies. The agency plans to study the "hundreds" of deals the companies have made over the last 10 years that the companies hadn't previously had to report to it. There's growing concern inside and outside the agency that the companies have used such deals to quash nascent competitors. As a result of the study, the FTC could force the companies to unwind some of their ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, European Union, Commission, Silicon Valley, Harry, University Of California Berkeley, Doj, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission


Popular Preprint Servers Face Closure Because of Money Troubles

The rise of preprint repositories has helped scientists worldwide to share results and get feedback quickly. But several platforms that serve researchers in emerging economies are struggling to raise money to stay afloat. One, which hosts research from Indonesia, has decided to close because of this funding shortfall. From a report: INA-Rxiv, which was set up in 2017, was one of the first repositories to host studies from a particular region. Previous platforms served specific disciplines: for e...
Tags: Indonesia, US, Tech, Charlottesville Virginia, COS, INA, Open Science COS


Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry. Facebook said Friday it will allow 'influencers' like FuckJerry to produce sponsored content for political campaigns, as long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, but sponsored political content will not be placed in Facebook’s political Ad Library, unless they're "boosted" ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Bloomberg, US news, Tech News, United States, Memes, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Picks


The dream of a cashless society is a nightmare for some. Here's why cities across the US are banning cashless businesses and who's taking which side.

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cent...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


US urges Britain to take another 'hard look' at letting Huawei into 5G

Washington urges UK rethink and claims Chinese firm has ‘back doors’ to mobile networksBritain needs to take a “hard look” and reconsider its decision to allow the Chinese firm Huawei into the UK 5G network, US officials said on Friday.The remarks, made on the margins of the Munich security conference, represent the most direct public warning from Washington to the UK that it should rethink and needs to recognise the high risk of exposure of the UK network to the Chinese state. Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Washington, US, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, Munich, Britain, Foreign Policy, Huawei, Trade Policy


Huawei labels US call intercept claims as 'utter nonsense'

A newspaper claimed the tech giant could intercept phone calls - something it says is impossible.
Tags: US, Tech, Huawei


Why Tinder’s new safety features won’t end harassment on the platform

The dating app Tinder has faced increasing scrutiny over abusive interactions on the service. In November 2019, an Auckland man was convicted of murdering British woman Grace Millane after they met on Tinder. Incidents such as these have brought attention to the potential for serious violence facilitated by dating apps. Amid ongoing pressure to better protect its users, Tinder recently unveiled some new safety features. The US version of the app added a panic button that alerts law enforcement t...
Tags: Startups, US, Tech, Auckland, Syndication, Grace Millane


U.S. Charges Huawei with Stealing Trade Secrets from 6 Companies

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged Huawei with racketeering and conspiring to steal trade secrets from six US firms, in a significant escalation of a lawsuit against the Chinese telecom giant that began last year. Accusing Huawei and its affiliates of "using fraud and deception to misappropriate sophisticated technology from US [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: US, Tech, Cybersecurity, Hacking News, Cyber Espionage, Huawei, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, US Department of Justice DOJ, Enterprise Security, Espionage Act, Business Security, U S Charges Huawei, Ravie Lakshmanan


Facebook removes 'foreign interference' operations from Iran and Russia

The Russian operation focused on Ukraine and the Iranian network posted about the US 2020 presidential election.
Tags: Facebook, Russia, US, Tech, Iran, Ukraine


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. The US government has filed racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies. Alibaba has pledged $140 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak with a platform to coordinate deliveries of crucial medical s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Alibaba, SEC, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Oracle, Wuhan



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