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Alphabet's drone delivery company just received FAA approval to start dropping packages on customer's front doorsteps in Virginia (GOOG, GOOGL)

Wing, the aerial-delivery venture spun out of Google, has become the first US drone operator to receive federal clearance as an airline.  That means Wing can start legally dropping packages on people's front doorsteps in the states.  Wing says it will begin testing services in two southwestern Virginia towns and hopes to launch there by later this year.  In Australia — where the company has been testing since 2014 — Wing drones deliver everything from burritos to coffees to over-the-counter me...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Australia, Washington Post, Virginia, US, Trends, Bloomberg, UPS, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Alphabet, Federal Aviation Administration, Blacksburg

Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...
Tags: Google, Post, New York, Texas, London, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Dnc

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know. Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users TechCrunch: As all eyes were on attorney general William Barr giving his highly anticipated summary of the Mueller report out this week, Face...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Instagram, Privacy, Washington Post, Russia, India, Dnc, Tech, Iran, Cnn, Hack, Fbi, Hillary Clinton

The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Link Building - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishThe final episode in our six-part One-Hour Guide to SEO series deals with a topic that's a perennial favorite among SEOs: link building. Today, learn why links are important to both SEO and to Google, how Google likely measures the value of links, and a few key ways to begin earning your own. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard F...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington Post, Seo, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Domain Authority, Randfish, Tyler, Cyrus Shepard, Speechpad, Britney Muller, Gillian Muessig, Sparktoro, Seattle Great

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable. […]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, News, Washington Post, Washington, Ap, Nation, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg

Amazon and YouTube call a truce on streaming video, but face off over music: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for “Ad Age” under “Skills” in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Amazon and YouTube both just announced that they’re launching ad-supported music-streaming services designed to work on their respective smart-speaker devices. The Amazon announcement wasn’t exactly a surprise--last Friday Billboard had a s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Pinterest, Zen, Washington Post, Youtube, Advertising, Diageo, Bloomberg, Chromecast, Netflix, Pandora, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo

The Mueller Report Is #1, #2 and #3 on the Amazon Bestseller List: You Can Get It Free Online

Peruse the Amazon bestselling book list and you'll find that the long-awaited Mueller Report is not just the #1 bestseller. It's also the #2 bestseller and the #3 bestseller. Collusion and obstruction--it's the stuff that makes for good book sales, it appears. You can pre-order the Mueller Report in book, ebook and even audio book formats via the links above. But if you want to download the report for free, and start reading it asap, simply head to the Washington Post and New York Times. Or go ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Books, Washington Post, College, Current Affairs, New York Times, Justice Department, Facebook Twitter

Pinterest goes public, Carl’s Jr.’s hemp burger and Serena Williams the VC: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for “Ad Age” under “Skills” in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Digital-scrapbooking platform Pinterest and video-conferencing software maker Zoom are set to start trading today. As J.P. Mangalindan, chief tech correspondent for Yahoo Finance notes, they are “two of at least eight tech companies eyein...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fcc, Washington Post, Youtube, Time, Advertising, Disney, Samsung, Bloomberg, New York Times, The New York Times, Susan Wojcicki, Nbc Universal, Hulu

A Virtual Time-Lapse Recreation of the Building of Notre Dame (1160)

Hundreds of gothic cathedrals dotted all over Europe have faced decimation and destruction, whether through sackings, revolutions, natural decay, or bombing raids. But since World War II, at least, the most extraordinary examples that remain have seen restoration and constant upkeep, and none of them is as well-known and as culturally and architecturally significant as Paris’s Notre Dame. One cannot imagine the city without it, which made the scenes of Parisians watching the cathedral bu...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Post, Greece, Washington Post, College, France, Architecture, Current Affairs, Paris, Notre Dame, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Victor Hugo, Durham NC Follow

The most overlooked path to commercialize AI is for companies to do it themselves

The Bessemer Process patented in 1856 by Sir Henry Bessemer is one of the inventions most closely associated with catalyzing the second industrial revolution. By reducing the impurities of iron with an innovative oxidizing air blast, the process ushered in a new wave of inexpensive, high-volume steelmaking. Bessemer decided to license his patent to a handful of steelmakers in an effort to quickly monetize his efforts. But contrary to expectations, technical challenges and monopolistic greed prev...
Tags: Apple, TC, Uber, Washington Post, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Andreessen Horowitz, Fedex, Bessemer, Chris Dixon, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Cleveland Engine Plant, Andrew Spear, Henry Bessemer, Courtesy of Flickr Tullio Saba Leveraging

Facebook and Google will be grilled by Congress today on white nationalism as they struggle to silence hate speech

Facebook and Google will be grilled on Tuesday about white nationalism on their platforms. Policy executives from both firms will face questions from the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing at 10 a.m. in Washington. It follows Facebook banning white nationalism and YouTube grappling with the issue. Visit for more stories. Facebook and Google are back in Congress this week facing tough questions. The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee is going to grill exe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, UK, Congress, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Britain, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Apple Google, Senate Committee, House Judiciary Committee, Facebook Google

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Video conferencing company Zoom could be valued at $8 billion in upcoming IPO. Zoom has set an IPO price range of $28 to $32 per share, giving the company a $8.25 billion valuation on the upper end of the range. Tesla laid off dozens of salespeople after its disappointing Q1 delivery report. A Tesla representative confirmed the layoffs to Business Insider and said the affected stores remain open. Congress is planning to grill F...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Tesla, Snapchat, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Alexa, Piper Jaffray

Newly Public Schedules From Interior Dept. Head Show Ties To Former Clients

Newly released daily schedules from acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt show hundreds of differences from schedules his department previously released publicly, and include meetings between Bernhardt and people with ties to his former lobbying clients. President Donald Trump has nominated Bernhardt to formally become Interior secretary. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week voted 14-6 to advance the former lobbyist to a full Senate vote. That same day, the New ...
Tags: Google, News, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, New York Times, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Interior, Bernhardt, Bernhard, Cimarex Energy, Shell Oil, House Natural Resources Committee, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, David Bernhardt

New Apps Fight Robo-Calls By Pretending To Be Humans

"While lawmakers debate what to do about the roboscourge, engineers have cooked up some clever ways to make bots work for us, not against us," writes the Washington Post, taking a look at apps like the $4-per-month RoboKiller -- which offers malicious "answer bots": They're voicemail messages that try to keep robots and human telemarketers on the line, listening to nonsense. Answer bot options range from Trump impersonators and extended coughing sessions to someone doing vocal exercises. Even be...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, America, Tech, Trump, Jolly Roger

To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zuckerberg to accrue over 1 billion daily Stories users across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook compared to Snapchat’s 186 million total daily users. Meanwhile, the whole tech industry scrambled to build knock-offs of Snap’s vision of an ephemeral, vi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising Tech, Washington Post, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Facebook Messenger

Apple News+: Is it Worth the $9.99 per Month Subscription Price? (mac rumors)

Apple in late March unveiled its new Apple News+ service, which is designed to let Apple News users access over 200 magazines and some paywalled news content for a $9.99 per month fee. We've been using Apple News+ over the course of the last week and a half and in our latest YouTube video, we explore whether the service is worth the $9.99 monthly cost. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple News+ primarily focuses on magazines, and there are right around 240 to ...
Tags: Apple, News, Washington Post, New York Times, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Apple News, MacRumors YouTube, Juli Clover, Apple News Apple News

The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices

Chikai Ohazama Contributor Share on Twitter Chikai Ohazama is the founder and CEO of Muxgram, which offers messaging products like the upcoming Sunday Beagle. He previously co-founded Keyhole (Google Earth/Maps) and held leadership roles at Google for 11 years. When I first came out to California, one of my favorite places to go for sushi was in downtown Mountain View. They had these little boats that would float around the ba...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, India, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Google Docs, Brad Feld, Michelin

Automakers Want Cars That Won't Start If You're Drunk

Since 2008, a $65 million program has been designing a sophisticated new "ignition interlock" system that would only allows cars to start if it detects that the driver is sober, the Washington Post reports: What's different -- perhaps even revolutionary -- is that the built-in ignition interlock would make an instantaneous and precise reading of every driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) level when the driver attempts to start the vehicle. Eventually, the device could become standard equipment, ...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Virginia, Tech, Department of Motor Vehicles, Ford Flex, Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety DADSS, James River Transportation, Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety

14-Year-Old Earned $200,000 Playing Fortnite on YouTube

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multiplayer video game "Fortnite." His YouTube channel -- where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game -- has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views; figures that have netted him advertisers, sponsorships and a steady stream of income. Last year, that income totaled nearly $200,000... "It's kind o...
Tags: Abc, Washington Post, Youtube, Tech, Long Island, Griffin, Chris, WABC TV, WABC, Spikoski, Griffin Spikoski

Daily Crunch: The corporate fallout of the Bezos divorce

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. MacKenzie Bezos giving ex-husband Jeff 75 percent of Amazon stock, voting control MacKenzie Bezos noted in a tweet that her 26-year marriage to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been formally dissolved. She added that she will be giving the executive all interest in the Bezos-owned Washington Post and priva...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Washington Post, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, Nintendo, Mario, Jeff Bezos, Zelda, Alexa, Margrethe Vestager, Jeff, Bezos, Heritage Foundation

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos said on Thursday that their divorce agreement had been finalized. MacKenzie Bezos said in a statement that she would grant Jeff Bezos all her interests in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, as well as 75% of the Amazon stock they owned and voting control over the shares she's retaining. Wannabe suitors are flooding MacKenzie Bezos with creepy messages now that she's poised to become one...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Zuckerberg, McDonald, Amazon Alexa, MacKenzie Bezos, Alexa Snap

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce — and she's set to come out of it as one of the richest women in the world

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce. On Thursday, they both released statements on Twitter. The couple first announced their plans to divorce in January, leading to speculation on how they would divide their fortune. Jeff Bezos — founder and current CEO of Amazon — is set to remain the world's richest person with 75% of the couple's Amazon shares, while MacKenzie Bezos is positioned to become one of the world's richest women after retaining 25% of the shares. Vis...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Washington Post, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Alice Walton, Jeff, Laurene Powell Jobs, Oreal, MacKenzie, Bettencourt Meyers, MacKenzie Bezos

Snapchat will power Stories & ads in other apps

Snapchat’s found an answer to the revenue problem stemming from its halted growth: it will show its ads in other apps with the launch of Snapchat Ad Kit and the Snapchat Audience Network. And rather than watching as other apps spin up their own knock-off versions of its camera and Stories, it will let apps like Tinder and Houseparty host Stories inside their own products that users can share to from the Snapchat camera with Stories Kit. They’ll both be launching later this year, and developers i...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tinder, Australia, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, United States, Evan Spiegel, Fitbit

MacKenzie Bezos giving ex-husband Jeff 75 percent of Amazon stock, voting control

In a tweet today, MacKenzie Bezos noted that her 26 year marriage to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been formally dissolved. She added that she will be giving the executive all interest in the Bezos-owned Washington Post and privatized space company, Blue Origin. The deal also finds MacKenzie giving her ex 75 percent of their joint Amazon stock, with Jeff also retaining voting control in her remaining 25, “to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.” p...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Finance, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie, MacKenzie Bezos, Luther Albright

House Dems To Grill Tech Companies On White Nationalism, Hate Crimes

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on hate crimes and how social media has fueled the resurgence of white nationalism. In a press releasing announcing the hearing, the committee said the hearing will examine “the impact white nationalist groups have on American communities” and what social media companies “can do to stem white nationalist propaganda and hate speech online.” No participants are listed, but the Washington Post reported that Google and Facebook will te...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Congress, Washington Post, House, New Zealand, Extremism, Trump, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland, Facebook Twitter, House Judiciary Committee, White Nationalism, Muckraker

A CEO who sold a startup for $1 billion, led a big IPO for another, and raised $80 million for a 3rd shares some simple advice on building a tech unicorn

Wayne Jackson sold his first startup for more than $1 billion, led a successful IPO with another firm, and recently raised $80 million for his latest tech venture. He has some simple advice on growing a successful tech business: Find your niche. In a world dominated by giants like Google and Amazon, Jackson says serving a specific market will stand your business in good stead. Wayne Jackson has got a decent record when it comes to growing a business and exiting at a bumper valuation — he's do...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Ipo, Virginia, Trends, Cisco, Delta Airlines, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Jackson, Facebooks, Sonatype, Riverbed, Sourcefire

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill That Could Hold Tech Execs Responsible For Data Breaches

On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a new piece of legislation that would make it easier to criminally charge company executives when Americans' personal data is breached. From a report: The Corporate Executive Accountability Act is yet another push from Warren who has focused much of her presidential campaign on holding corporations and their leaders responsible for both their market dominance and perceived corruption. The bill, if approved, would widen criminal liability of "...
Tags: Washington Post, Tech, Warren, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill

Study Reports Americans Are Having Less Sex

With analysis drawn from the General Social Survey‘s latest round of data, Americans have once again reported that they’re having less sex. This three-decade trend is led by young people (men in particular) aged 18 to 29 years old. Previously, “20-something men and women reported similar rates of sexlessness,” says the Washington Post. Since 2008, however, there’s been a steep distancing. Factors include live-in relationships, …
Tags: Psychology, TV, Science, Design, Washington Post, Sex, Tech, Culture, Sociology, Millennials, Linkaboutit, Americans, Sex Culture

The Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi: A New Documentary

"It’s been six months since agents from Saudi Arabia killed the Washington Post columnist. What has been done in the aftermath?" In this documentary, The Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post examines Khashoggi’s writings, his killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the Trump administration’s response. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, College, Saudi Arabia, Current Affairs, Istanbul, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Saudis hacked Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’s phone, says company's security adviser

Chief executive allegedly targeted because he owns Washington Post, where Jamal Khashoggi was columnistThe security chief for Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, says the Saudi government had access to Bezos’s phone and gained private information from it.Gavin de Becker, Bezos’s longtime security consultant, said he had concluded his investigation into the publication in January of leaked text messages between Bezos and Lauren Sánchez, a former television anchor whom the US National Enquirer ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Newspapers & magazines, Middle East and North Africa, Magazines, Jeff Bezos, US press and publishing, National Enquirer, Bezos, Jamal Khashoggi, Lauren Sánchez, Gavin De Becker Bezos

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