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Apple is teasing fans with a playful live stream of the Steve Jobs Theater ahead of its big TV event

Apple is teasing the launch of its TV service on Monday with a series of cryptic messages. A live stream of the Steve Jobs Theater has featured playful nods to stars of upcoming Apple shows. It is also showing what appears to be an Apple Maps journey to Cupertino, California. Here's everything Apple is expected to announce at its special event. Apple is gearing up for its big TV event in playful (yet, no doubt, meticulously planned) fashion. After a week of product-related announcements from ...


Walmart is reportedly considering taking on Google and Microsoft with a video game streaming service (WMT, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

Walmart is considering creating its own video game streaming service, according to a new report from US Gamer. The report comes just days after Google announced Stadia, an upcoming video game streaming service that aims to remove the need for expensive video game consoles. According to US Gamer, Walmart has entered preliminary talks with developers and publishers, and discussed video game streaming at this year's Game Developers Conference, where Stadia was announced. Walmart is the latest co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, MGM, GDC, Samsung Galaxy, Netflix Hulu, VUDU, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, San Francisco Stadia


A hidden reference to Apple's long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat was just discovered on Apple's website

A reference to Apple's AirPower wireless charger has appeared in the code of the company's Australian website. AirPower was announced in 2017 but has yet to launch due to technical issues, reports have indicated. An AirPower launch would come after Apple made several other surprise hardware announcements this week ahead of a March 25th event at Steve Jobs Theater, where it's expected to unveil a video streaming service and subscription news service. Apple has yet to make any announcemen...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Nintendo, Wall Street Journal, John Gruber, Sonny Dickson, Steve Jobs Theater, Airpower, Michael Bateman


You can wirelessly charge your AirPods without buying the new ones — you just need Apple's new $79 case

Apple launched a new wireless charging case for AirPods on Wednesday, which is compatible with both generations of the wireless earbuds. The case is priced at $79 and is available to order on Apple's website. It means AirPods owners will no longer have to turn to third-party accessories for wireless charging. Apple refreshed its AirPods on Wednesday with a few new features, including support for hands-free Siri access, faster pairing with Apple devices, and the option to purchase Apple's earb...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Qi, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Stores


Former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is exiting Verizon with a payout worth more than $60 million

Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon Communications with an awards and benefits package worth more than $60 million. The Wall Street Journal calculated the total amount based on a securities filing from last Monday by combining Armstrong’s compensation in 2018, severance and a special incentive package he was given by Verizon when it acquired AOL in 2015. Armstrong was head of Oath (now called Verizon Media), which took a write down of $4.5 billion last year and laid off seven percent of its ...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Yahoo, Tech, Aol, Wall Street Journal, Verizon Communications, Tim Armstrong, Armstrong, OATH, Verizon Media, Gowrappan, Verizon Communications Disclosure, Verizon Media Verizon Communications


Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute

Tim Armstrong, onetime Google executive and former CEO of AOL and its successor, Verizon’s troubled, digital media-focused Oath group, departed Verizon in 2018 just months before the corporation took a $4.5 billion accounting charge on Oath. According to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal, he’s walking away…Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Media, Yahoo, Digital Media, Aol, Wall Street Journal, Tim Armstrong, OATH, Late Capitalism, Verizon Media Group


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes


Apple News jitters, Instagram goes shopping, and chatbots rise again

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. In less than a week, Apple is set to announce a range of services including an all-you-can-read subscription news bundle, and it’s causing a lot of angst for publishers already worried about big tech eating media. I talked to publishers who were pitched by Apple, and they say the phone maker is basing the business model on a flawed comparison between news and music. To date, The New York Times and Th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Washington Post, North Korea, Trends, Comcast, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, Xfinity, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Holmes, Alaska Airlines


Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier, known for its flagship line of barely there beauty products, has landed a $100 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital. The round values Emily Weiss’ business at a whopping $1.2 billion, fully cementing the company as a startup “unicorn” and tripling the valuation it garnered with a $52 million Series C in 2018. News of the round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Glossier. “We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the dist...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Funding, Tech, Dropbox, Venture Capital, Estee Lauder, Quinn, Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Wall Street Journal, IVP, WSJ, Tiger Global Management


Visa policies threaten innovation but aren’t stopping hiring abroad

The growing intensity of the US visa approval process has made it more difficult for companies to attract, support and retain foreign talent. However, recruiters are still sourcing talent from abroad at an increasing clip. According to a recent, roughly 30-page, report published by Envoy – the corporate workforce immigration management platform – US corporate demand for foreign talent has remained resilient in the face of a stricter stance on immigration taken by the current government. With hel...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, Money, Talent Gap, Microsoft, US Government, Government, Immigration, US, Tech, Diversity, Economy, Policy, Canada


The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who was in a relationship with Elizabeth Holmes and now faces criminal charges

Throughout the saga of Theranos, the now-shuttered blood testing company that came under fire in 2015 over the accuracy of its blood tests, one of the company's key executives stayed away from the spotlight.  Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood" John Carreyrou found that Theranos president Sunny Balwani was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes during the time he was at the company. Balwani and Holmes confirmed their relation...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Hbo, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Beijing, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Rupert Murdoch, Lotus, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Doj


Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed

Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week. Critics of the plan say while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed. They say Apple is pointing to Apple Music as evidence of its subscription know-how. Big news publishers are said to be sitting it out because Apple’s financial and data-sharing terms are seen as unfavorable to them. Conversely, a publish...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, Times, Meredith, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Apple Music, Apple News, Hearst, El Chapo


Apple is holding a big event a week from now — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple has scheduled an event for March 25, when it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. Sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Though Apple is likely to announce its video service this month, the service is not expected to launch until the spring. Apple made headlines recently when it sent out media invites to a March 25 event, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news-subscription platform. An expans...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


Theranos and the cult of personality in science and tech

Elizabeth Holmes was a chemical engineering student who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos: a silicon-valley start-up company that, at one point, was valued at US$9 billion. Her plan was to be another Steve Jobs and, for a while, it looked like that would happen. She made the cover of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, and even Glamour, wearing black polo-neck shirts and was touted as being the next big thing. Former President Clinton was a fan. Former Secretary-of-State George Schultz was a...
Tags: Apple, Books, Technology, Featured, Law, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Defense, US, Fraud, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Biotechnology, Theranos, Clinton


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox


Lyft’s imminent IPO could value the company at $23B

Ridehailing firm Lyft will make its Nasdaq debut as early as next week at a valuation of up to $23 billion, The Wall Street Journal . The business will reportedly price its shares at between $62 and $68 a piece, raising roughly $2 billion in the process. With a $600 million financing, Lyft was valued at $15.1 billion in June. Lyft filed paperwork for an initial public offering in December, mere hours before its competitor Uber did the same. The car-sharing behemoths have been in a race to th...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, General-motors, Companies, Transport, Fidelity, The Wall Street Journal, Andreessen Horowitz, Rakuten, Initial Public Offering, Online Marketplaces, Alphabet


Leaked iPhone 11 camera details may have just been confirmed

It seems likely that Apple will stick with the same basic design it's employed the past two years for its 2019 flagship phones, but at least one substantial upgrade is reportedly in the works for the new devices. Citing Chinese suppliers, Japanese blog Macotakara claims that the iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple ends up calling the next iPhone) will feature a triple-camera setup housed in a square camera bump, similar to Huawei's Mate 20.Back in January, the prolific Twitter leaker @OnLeaks s...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Ming Chi Kuo, MacOtakara


Apple is holding a big event this month — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple is holding an event on March 25 during which it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. The announcement will come as sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Although Apple will likely announce its video service this month, it's not expected to launch until the spring.  Apple made headlines this week when it sent out media invites to an event on March 25, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news su...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Chris Cox, a key Facebook executive and lieutenant of Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company amid a reorganization. Zuckerberg announced the news in a memo to employees that he also shared publicly on Thursday. Uber plans to launch its IPO next month, Reuters reports. The timing of the IPO means it should arrive soon after Uber's main rival Lyft. Tesla unveiled its new Model Y on Thursday night. CEO Elon Musk presented the new ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Reuters, El Chapo, Chris Cox


Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov wrote, “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” Durov doesn’t offer an explicit explanation for Telegram’s sudden spike in signups, but he does ta...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Singapore, Tech, Nasa, Telegram, Wall Street Journal, Pavel Durov, Durov, SoftBank Vision Fund, WeWork Labs, Daily Crunch


Uber is talking to Softbank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business

Softbank's Vision Fund and Toyota are in late stage talks to invest $1 billion into the ride-hailing giant's self-driving car unit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.  The deal would value the self-driving car portion of Uber as a business worth $5 billion to $10 billion. An unspecified major automaker is also in the consortium with Softbank discussing the investment.  Uber is in "late stage talks" with SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion or more investment into its self-dri...
Tags: Google, Uber, Softbank, Trends, General Motors, Arizona, Nintendo, Toyota, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Reuters, Waymo, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, An Uber, Uber Reuters, Softbank Toyota


Uber is talking to Softbank about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business

Softbank's Vision Fund and several other entities are in late stage talks to invest $1 billion into the ride-hailing giant's self-driving car unit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.  The deal would value the self-driving car portion of Uber as a business worth $5 billion to $10 billion. An unspecified major automaker is also in the consortium with Softbank discussing the investment.  Uber is in "late stage talks" with SoftBank and others about a $1 billion or more investment i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, Softbank, New York City, Trends, General Motors, Arizona, Wall Street Journal, Waymo, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, An Uber, Uber Uber s Advanced Technolgoies Group


Softbank and an automaker are in 'late stage talks' to pump $1 billion into Uber's self-driving car group ahead of the big IPO

  Uber is in "late stage talks" with SoftBank and others about a $1 billion investment into its self-driving car unit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. This would shore up one of Uber's costliest business ahead of its IPO, which is expected to happen this summer.  The deal would value Uber's Advanced Technologies Group at $5 billion to $10 billion, according to the report. In addition to SoftBank, a major automaker is also among the consortium discussing the investment with Uber. ...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Trends, General Motors, Wall Street Journal, Waymo, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group, Uber Uber s Advanced Technolgoies Group


Google+ Early Shutdown Due to Security Breach | Digital Marketing Agency

Last month, Google announced that it will be shutting down Google+ on April 2nd, 2019. In a blog post written on January 31, 2019, it acknowledged that the main reason for pulling the plug on Google+ was low performance. Google will still offer private Google+ powered networks for businesses currently using the software. Google also advised users to save all content that they wish to keep prior to the shutdown. Photos and videos will be automatically backed up to Google Photos and will not be lo...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Seo, Canada, Wall Street Journal, Google Photos, WSJ, Digital Marketing Agency, Google Data Breach, Facebook Timeline for Google Shutdown, Download Google Pictures and Videos


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


US Tells Germany To Stop Using Huawei Equipment Or Lose Some Intelligence Access

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the United States has told Germany to drop Huawei from its future plans or risk losing access to some U.S. intelligence. The U.S. says the Chinese company's equipment could be used for espionage -- a concern that Huawei says is unfounded. "The Trump administration has been pressing allies to end their relationships with Huawei, but Germany, moving ahead with its plans, has not moved to ban the company from its networks," reports The Verge. From the repor...
Tags: Germany, US, Tech, United States, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, U S


Apple Confirms March 25th Event, Expected To Announce New TV Service

Apple is holding an event on March 25th where it's expected to announce its long-rumored TV streaming and Apple News subscription services. The invitation shows an animated countdown GIF with the caption "It's show time," hinting that the new TV service will play a big role. The Verge reports: Rumors of an event at the end of March began last month, saying that the company will reportedly focus exclusively on services. Although, there is always a chance that we could see the anticipated announce...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Apple News, Announce New TV Service


Google paid $105 million to two executives accused of sexual harassment

Google paid a total of $105 million to Andy Rubin and Amit Singhal after they were accused of sexual harassment at the company, the Wall Street Journal first reported. This confirms the New York Times report that Google paid $90 million to Rubin and reveals Google also paid $15 million to Singhal, who left Uber after it was revealed that he did not disclose the sexual harassment allegation. The suit, filed by shareholder James Martin, confirms the board of directors approved a $90 million exi...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Diversity, New York Times, Travis Kalanick, Sexual Harassment, James Martin, Wall Street Journal, Amit Singhal, Martin, Singhal, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Bloomberg Singhal, Page et al Alphabet Inc


Apple just sent invites to a March 25 event, where it's expected to unveil its video-streaming service

Apple is holding an event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus in California. Apple sent the invitations on Monday. It's likely to introduce a video-streaming service and a subscription news service. Apple is holding an event on March 25 where it will presumably announce details about a new video-streaming service and a new subscription news service. Apple's invitations, sent on Monday, did not disclose any details about the announcement, but they open with a film-re...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Reese Witherspoon, California, New York City, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg Apple, Apple Park, Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino California Bloomberg


Apple just sent out invites to a March 25 event where it's expected to unveil its video-streaming service

Apple is holding an event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus. Apple sent out invitations to the event on Monday. It will likely introduce a new video streaming service and a new subscription news service. Apple is holding an event on March 25, where it will presumably announce details about a new video streaming service and an upcoming premium news service. Apple did not disclose any details about what the announcement will entail in its invitation. But the invitat...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Reese Witherspoon, New York City, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Wall Street Journal, Cupertino Calif, Bloomberg Apple, Apple Park, Steve Jobs Theater



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