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Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and crony capitalism

Donald Trump’s Tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country’s roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump. Amazon is this little hidden gem you may not have heard of where you can buy things.  It’s just like eBay except the Amazon stuff doesn’t show up at your house smelling like cigarette smoke and moth b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, England, New York, Washington Post, Opinion, Ebay, China, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Cnn, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Christian


The U.S. continues to hammer Chinese tech

It’s another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Let’s get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new — provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at [email protected]) if you like or hate something here. Venture capital’s leading advocate NVCA pushes for narrower restrictions on foreign investment Let’s start with the most exciting subj...
Tags: Asia, New York, Congress, Washington Post, Government, China, Boston, Softbank, America, Tech, Policy, United States, House, Venture Capital, Tencent, Silicon Valley


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


The US continues to hammer Chinese tech

It’s another week, and another bevy of hits on Chinese tech by the U.S. government. Let’s get up to speed, plus a request for startup lawyer recommendations. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new — provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at [email protected]) if you like or hate something here. Venture capital’s leading advocate NVCA pushes for narrower restrictions on foreign investment Let’s start with the most exciting subj...
Tags: Asia, New York, Congress, Washington Post, Government, China, Boston, Softbank, US, America, Tech, Policy, United States, House, Venture Capital, Tencent


Extended shutdown of SEC could delay IPOs, ripple through market, experts warn

By Renae Merle, The Washington Post The shuttering of the Securities and Exchange Commission during a prolonged government shutdown could ripple throughout the markets, including slowing some highly anticipated stock offerings by companies such as Uber and Lyft, securities experts say. The agency provides day-to-day guidance to companies weighing what to disclose to shareholders and must sign off on most initial public stock offerings, or IPOs. Without this advice, companies may have to delay me...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Business, News, Pinterest, Washington Post, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Angel, SEC, Smith, Turner, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Johnson Johnson


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Two Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

By AHMED AL-HAJ SANAA, Yemen — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six people in a brazen attack that threatened U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world’s poorest nation. The attack at the Al-Anad Air Base, where American special forces once led their fight against Yemen’s al-Qaida branch, targeted hig...
Tags: Technology, News, Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Africa, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Iran, Soccer, Middle East, United Nations, Army, Associated Press


Netflix Pulls American TV Episode in Saudi Arabia That Criticizes Khashoggi Murder and Silicon Valley Investment

Netflix has removed an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act from the streaming platform in Saudi Arabia amid pressure from the Saudi government. The episode, which was first made available around the world on October 28, 2018, criticized government leaders over the murder of Washington Post reporter…Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Washington Post, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, Netflix, WeWork, Yemen, Donald Trump, Patriot Act, Slack, Doordash, Mohammad Bin Salman, Hasan Minhaj, President Trump


Netflix pulled an episode of ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained

Netflix pulled an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia after receiving a complaint from the kingdom. The removal was first reported by the Financial Times. The episode, titled “Saudi Arabia,” centers around the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and criticizes Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Crown Prince has been implicated by the Central Intelligence Agency and Turkish officials in the planni...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Censorship, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Prince, Yemen, Central Intelligence Agency, Financial Times, Mohammed bin Salman, Freedom House, Hasan Minhaj


How Much Internet Traffic Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shared this article from New York magazine: In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered... Hucksters infected 1.7 million computers with malware that remotely directed traffic to "spoofed" websites.... [B]ots "faked clicks, mouse movements, and social network login information to masquerade as engaged human consum...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Facebook Pages, Washington Post, Tech, Times, Justice Department, Slashdot, Marketingland


Earthrise, Apollo 8’s Photo of Earth from Space, Turns 50: Download the Iconic Photograph from NASA

Just a little over fifty years ago, we didn't know what Earth looked like from space. Or rather, we had a decent idea what it looked like, but no clear color images of the sight existed. 2001: A Space Odyssey presented a particularly striking vision of Earth from space in the spring of 1968, but it used visual effects and imagination (both to a still-impressive degree) to do so. Only on Christmas Eve of that year would Earth be genuinely photographed from that kind of distance, captured with a ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Astronomy, Washington Post, College, Washington, History, Nasa, Earth, New Mexico, Ansel Adams, Seoul, Hasselblad, Facebook Twitter, Hernandez, Anders


Reid Hoffman denies direct knowledge of funding disinformation in the Alabama Senate race

One of Silicon Valley’s prominent billionaires is in hot water after funding deceptive social media campaigns with echoes of Russia’s own political playbook. Reid Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn in 2003 and is now a partner at Greylock, footed the bill for a small political project with the aim of getting Democrat Doug Jones elected in 2017’s special election. Now, Hoffman is sorry — but he also maintains that he didn’t know where his money ended up. It’s not clear what impact the project ha...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Obama, Washington Post, Government, Senate, Russia, Linkedin, Tech, New York Times, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Birmingham, Times, The Washington Post


A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A Joint $63/Hour Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a part-time writer working in publishing who makes $33 per hour (around $108,000 per year when combined with her husband's income) and spends some of her money this week on a snow globe.Occupation: WriterIndustry: PublishingAge: 38Location: Cleveland,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Ohio, Santa, Cleveland, Marky Mark, Apple Store, Browns, Qdoba


Silicon Valley’s year of reckoning

Tech companies have always branded themselves as the good guys. But 2018 was the year that the long-held belief that Silicon Valley is on the right side of progress and all things good was called into question by a critical mass. As startups grow bigger and richer, amassing more power and influence outside of the Valley, a reckoning has played out in government and business. Mission statements like “connecting the world” and “don’t be evil” no longer hold water. A look at a few of this year’s mo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, America, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Chicago


Facebook has been on an advertising blitz to fix its reputation, and some publishers have raked in cash from its nightmare PR year

Facebook has been on an advertising blitz this year, to the benefit of news publishers. The social network has increased its spending nearly fourfold across 25 publishers including The New York Times and Washington Post, according to ad-tracking firm MediaRadar. Facebook has been on a charm offense as it tries to repair its reputation and fend off regulation following revelations that it allowed its platform and user data to be misused. Facebook has been a thorn in the side of news outlets th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Facebook Facebook, Bernie Madoff, Wall Street Journal NBC, Jason Kint, Kint, Digital Content Next, MediaRadar Facebook, MediaRadar Google


The corner store could be Congress' next privacy challenge

Lawmakers have to figure out new privacy rules for offline stores now to catch up with tech giants' hunger for user data. Companies profile consumers in stores and on streets, just like they do online. The practice presents a headache for lawmakers and regulators because it's harder to address privacy offline than online. In crafting new privacy laws to cover tech giants' vast appetite for user data, lawmakers are finding that they're having to draw up new rules for the old-fashioned brick-an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Taylor Swift, Congress, California, Washington Post, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Coo, Federal Trade Commission, Euclid, Serge Matta, Sen Jerry Moran R Kansas, Groundtruth


How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Marketing

I have been an avid reader of the Marketing Insider Group blog for a while now, and read this great post on 6 Examples of AI Marketing by Michael Brenner, a CMO influencer whose work has been featured in many national business publications.  The topic of artificial intelligence and how it is changing human workflows has been interesting to me.  And, this specific post speaks to how artificial intelligence is changing the marketing world, a topic that is directly related to our day-to-day mark...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Washington Post, Cortana, CMO, Alexa, Michael, Michael Brenner, Facebook Messenger WhatsApp, George Deeb, Marketing Insider Group, Heliograf, Siri Google Assistant Alexa, Stylist magazine, Instagram Algorithms


Morning Docket: 12.19.18

* Eighty-three judicial ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh have been tossed out by the Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit due to an "intervening event": his SCOTUS confirmation. The Council, set up to fail by Chief Justice John Roberts, "[l]ack[s] statutory authority to do anything more." [National Law Journal] * The Senate passed the First Step Act in an 87 to 12 bipartisan vote, and now the sweeping criminal justice reform legislation will move on to the House for approval before be...
Tags: Google, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Brooklyn, House, Donald Trump, Council, Irs, Law Schools, Biglaw, ABA Journal, John Roberts, D.C. Circuit, Dentons


Senate report: Moscow directed ‘troll farm’ in efforts to elect Trump

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released a pair of reports detailing the results of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Here’s what you need to know. The Washington Post obtained a draft of the report ahead of its publication and revealed its contents in a bombshell article early Monday morning. The intelligence committee reports, according to the Post, reaffirm what we already know: Russia aided President Donald Trump‘s campaign...
Tags: Startups, Post, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, Moscow, Russian, Donald Trump, Trump, US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


Report Prepared For Senate Shows Scale Of Russia Disinformation Larger Than Expected

A new report that was put together by the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project and a network analysis firm for the Senate Intelligence Committee reveals the scope of the Russia disinformation campaign was larger than previously known and sought to directly benefit Republicans and President Trump, The Washington Post reported. “What is clear is that all of the messaging clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party — and specifically Donald Trump,” the report says, according to ...
Tags: Google, News, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Nicole Lafond, The Oxford, Russian Internet Research Agency, Graphika, Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project


Apple's big campus announcement had a very specific audience — Trump (AAPL)

Apple's campus search, which concluded earlier this week, was conducted fairly quietly, especially compared to rivals like Amazon. That's because Apple's main goal wasn't to gain the maximum incentives from local governments.  Instead, it wanted to portray itself as a job creator and American company for two reasons: To repay Trump for tax reform, and to protect the iPhone from Trump's tariffs and trade wars.  Earlier this week, Apple made a big announcement, saying that it planned to open a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Usa, Texas, Cook, Washington Post, France, China, US, Trends, Hillary Clinton, United States, Ireland, Tim Cook, San Diego, Silicon Valley


How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

Image by Arielle Fragassi, via Flickr Commons In May of 1967,” writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, “a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, ‘I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency’s funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts. Against objections that so man...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, Writing, Washington Post, College, China, America, Peter Matthiessen, New York Times, Iowa, Literature, Cia, Whitney, New Yorker, Kurt Vonnegut


Amazon may be working on ‘database of suspicious persons’ using facial recognition

By Peter Holley, The Washington Post A patent application filed by Amazon offers a vision of how doorbell cameras could be equipped with new technology that would allow the devices to gather data and identify people considered to be “suspicious.” The application – revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month and first reported by CNN – describes how a series of cameras could be used to piece together a composite image of an individual’s face, giving homeowners and police the abili...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, Washington Post, Snow, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Cnet, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Siminoff, Jamie Siminoff, Peter Holley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


The 2018 Golden Dukes Awards Nominees Are Here!

When it comes to scandals, 2018 was a doozy. Between the expansive Russia probe, the near-constant cabinet secretary snafus, and a wild midterm election, it’s hard to keep track of all the muck. And so, as we do every year, we’ve rounded up some of the best instances of corruption, stupidity and craziness for the 12th Annual Golden Duke Awards! The awards are named after former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, as Josh recounted last week. Duke Cunningham revolutionized corruption in his time, an...
Tags: Google, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate


Google's CEO was grilled about a bizarre YouTube conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton drinks the blood of children

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was grilled about a wild YouTube conspiracy theory that claims that Hillary Clinton drinks the blood of children. It followed a report from The Washington Post, which said the so-called "Frazzledrip" conspiracy is alive and well on YouTube. Democrat Jamie Raskin asked how Google is dealing with the Frazzledrip conspiracy. Pichai was careful to dodge specifics, but acknowledged YouTube needs to do more to tackle misinformation.  Sundar Pichai faced a barrage of bizarre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Congress, Washington Post, Youtube, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Clinton, Raskin, Jamie Raskin


How Is Artificial Intelligence Shaping up the World of Digital Marketing

‘Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same.’ This popular quote by Thanos, the Mad Titan of the Avengers movie aptly points to the coming of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). The use of Lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) which one activated can engage targets without human intervention, gives rise to the prospect of a Doomsday where killer machines will rule over humankind. While AI is talked about in the same breath as killer bots, in reality, it presents the opportunity to automat...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, London, Washington Post, Ebay, Marketing, Digital, Sales, Siri, Seo, Content Marketing, Watson, Starbucks, Voice


Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube

Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site that can lead to real-world violence. During his testimony on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the exec was questioned on how YouTube handles extremist content that promotes conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and, more recently, a Hillary Clinton-focused conspiracy theory dubbed Frazzledrip. According to an article in Monday’s Washington Post, Frazzledrip is a...
Tags: Google, Post, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, Tech, Hillary Clinton, HRC, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Pittsburgh, Huma Abedin, Democratic Party, Raskin, House Judiciary Committee, Pizzagate


Super Micro just issued its strongest denial yet to Bloomberg's Chinese chip-hacking story, but its stock is still lower than it was before the bombshell report (AAPL, AMZN, SMCI)

Super Micro, which sells server motherboards to companies like Apple and Amazon, was accused of being infiltrated by Chinese spies in a bombshell Bloomberg Businessweek story published in October. Super Micro said on Tuesday that it had hired a third-party firm which had not found any evidence backing up the Bloomberg story.  Super Micro stock is still 20% lower than it was before the report.  A Bloomberg News representative declined to comment on Super Micro's findings.  Super Micro, one of...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Usa, Washington Post, Nsa, China, Singapore, Trends, Bloomberg, Fbi, Tim Cook, Homeland Security, San Jose, Bloomberg Businessweek, Department Of Homeland Security


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 11th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: 10 Daily (best books) Al-Fanar Media (notable books from and about the Arab wor...
Tags: Apple, Music, Washington Post, Boston, David, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Iain Dale, Chicago Tribune, KCRW, Teen Vogue, Raleigh News, Maureen Corrigan, Vail Daily, Harvard Crimson



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