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OneKey wants to make it easier to work without a desktop by integrating apps into mobile keyboards

“The app that you use the most on your phone and you don’t realize it is your keyboard,” says Christophe Barre the co-founder and chief executive of OneKey. A member of Y Combinator’s most recent cohort, OneKey has a plan to make work easier on mobile devices by turning the keyboard into a new way to serve up applications like calendars, to-do lists, and, eventually, even Salesforce functionality. People have keyboards for emojis, other languages, and gifs, but there have been few ways to ...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Paris, Computing, Salesforce, Mobile Devices, Latin America, Bogota, User Interfaces, Mobile App, Barre, Christophe Barre


Looks Like the Apple Watch Series 6 Could Sport a Blood Oxygen Sensor

While we know many of the new features that are coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 via WatchOS 7, it’s been relatively quiet on what hardware changes Apple might make. However, it now looks like the Series 6 might be the first Apple Watch to include a blood oxygen sensor. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Apple rumors, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 6


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


Battery Likely for Upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 Filed in Certification Listings

A battery likely for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 has been filed at the Korea Testing and Research Institute and discovered by a Twitter user @yabhishekhd. Certification for a 1.17Wh battery with a capacity of 303.8mAh was issued on June 23 by the KTR, a Korean regulatory body that approves and tests new hardware ahead of public sale. The battery seems to be destined for a future ‌Apple Watch‌, given the shape, capacity, and model number of A2327. The current ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 5 has ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Watch, Korea Testing and Research Institute


A Little Sazon

When the head guy of Goya Foods announced his whole-hearted support for 45*, many folks called for a boycott. I've always liked Goya's products but I had to think about this. Of course Mr. Goya (not his real name) is free to support whomever he likes--but does this support mean that some of my grocery dollars will end up as campaign donations to a man who has done major harm to this country--a man I despise? Then 45* used his presidential position and the historic Oval Office and d...
Tags: Google, Gardening, Goya, Tb, Oval Office, Arroz con pollo, Goya Foods, Vicki Lane, Sazón


William English, Co-Creator of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91

If you’re on a desktop right now, you’re probably using a computer mouse. In which case, you should raise a glass to William English. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Obituary, Computer History, Computer Mouse, William English


Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon, it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo. Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Microsoft, Tablets, Consumer Tech, Windows 10X, Surface Neo


Jeff Bezos Tells Congress He 'Can't Guarantee' Amazon Isn't Violating Its Own Policies to Undercut Sellers

At Wednesday’s major tech antitrust hearing in the House Judiciary Committee—featuring the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he couldn’t promise that the company hasn’t violated its own policies on fair competition with third-party sellers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, Science, Technology, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, House Judiciary Committee, E Commerce, Amazon Apple Facebook, Tech Policy, Congress He Can t Guarantee Amazon


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he curr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Congress, La, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc


Four keys to building your startup

At last week’s Early Stage virtual event, founders and investors shared some of their best insights about startup building and what they’re looking for in their next investments. We’ve assembled a compilation of insights covering different elements of entrepreneurship from a handful of founders and VCs: Jess Lee, partner at Sequoia Capital on identifying your customer Garry Tan, managing partner at Initialized Capital on finding the right problem Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner at Floodgate o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Events, Tech, Fundraising, Airbnb, Sequoia Capital, Instacart, Hiring, Garry Tan, Jess Lee, Founders, Initialized Capital, Lee


The 31 top power players helping CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap

Snap has come back after a string of troubles in 2018. The credit goes to cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel and the top executives who are helping him chart out the next phase of the company's growth. From chief business officer Jeremi Gorman to chief strategy officer Jared Grusd, here's a who's who of Snap's new leadership team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap has charted a successful comeback. The company's botched redesign, increased competition, a plateauing user bas...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, London, Supreme Court, Australia, Youtube, Stanford, Wall Street, Ipo, Singapore, India, US, NFL, Trends


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


I Miss My Sharp Personal Organizer

I’ve yet to determine why exactly I gravitate to portable gadgets, but I can remember being obsessed with everything high-tech and pocketable since I was a kid. It started with obvious devices like the Game Boy which all of my friends had, but eventually included personal organizers: devices that tended to appeal more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Sharp, Consumer Tech, Organizers, I Miss


We now know exactly what Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg think about before they acquire a startup

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe to Business Insider here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.  Hello! It's been a dizzying week for Big Tech, with Jeff Bezos et al appearing in front of Congress, then earnings, before the week wrapped up with an unexpected twist involving Tik Tok, President Trump, and Microsoft.  For smart commentary on the Congressional hearing on tech antitrust, I'd re...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Washington, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Young


Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have a new message for regulators: Limiting Facebook's data collection will destroy a 'lifeline' for small businesses during the pandemic (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg is warning that restricting Facebook's ad targeting will hurt small businesses. The Facebook CEO and other senior execs say the social network was a "lifeline" for many companies during the pandemic. During a call with analysts on Thursday, they argued that heavy-handed regulation on Facebook risks negative "macro-economic" effects. The remarks highlight how the company is using the pandemic to defend itself amid mounting political and regulatory scrutiny. Facebook has rolled o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, Trends, Silicon Valley, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Rob Price, Dave Wehner, Contact Business Insider


What’s ahead for no-code and low-code startups?

Since The Exchange last checked in on the world of low- and no-code startup funding, several more interesting rounds in the niche have bubbled up. This week, TechCrunch covered a startup called Hevo raising $8 million, and Paragon, which raised a $2.5 million seed round. Hevo is a “data pipeline startup” that helps “clients’ employees to integrate data from more than 150 different sources — including enterprise software from Salesforce and Oracle  without requiring a technical background, we ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Startups, TC, Developer, Automation, Robotics, Freitag, Market Analysis, No Code, Claris, The Exchange, Low-code, Foo, Extra Crunch, Hevo


VCs say that these 29 companies are the top startups in the booming big data industry

Companies have a growing need for tools to help them store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of data. Business Insider asked venture capitalists to name the top startups in the big data space — including ones that they have no relationship to — and why they think the company will boom in 2020.  Here are the 29 startups they named, plus how much they've raised. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data operations and data engineering have taken off, investors say. Companies a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Api, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bob Muglia, Intel Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Ggv Capital, Business Insider, Sapphire Ventures, Glenn Solomon, Norwest Venture Partners


So, Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Right Now?

The Series 3 is a good smartwatch. Some would even say the Apple Watch Series 3 was the first real smartwatch that was worth the expensive price tag. That said, it’s been three years since the Series 3 launched. Apple’s lowered the price of the watch to $200, and these days, you can find deals that bring that price…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3


Apple Surpasses Saudi Aramco To Become World's Most Valuable Company

Apple rode the company's strong earnings report to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company, surpassing the state oil giant Saudi Aramco at Friday's market close. CNBC reports: Apple shares closed up 10.47% Friday, giving it a market valuation of $1.84 trillion. Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable publicly listed company since its market debut last year, now trails at $1.76 trillion as of its last close. Apple's strong fiscal third quarter earnings, released Thursday, ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Cnbc, Saudi Aramco


Apple Emails Reveal Internal Debate on Right to Repair

Tim Cook didn't reveal anything new during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. But emails his company shared with the committee spoke volumes. These internal discussions reveal that what looks like Apple's united front against Right to Repair is really an internal debate, rife with uncertainty. From a report: The New York Times editorial in favor of Right to Repair last April set off a fire alarm inside Apple's public relations team. When Binyamin Appelbaum reached out ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Repair, New York Times, Tim Cook, Times, Greg, House Judiciary Committee, Appelbaum, Joswiak, Phil -LSB- Schiller, Binyamin Appelbaum, Greg Joz Joswiak, Kaiann Drance VP, Kaiann, Repair Of Apple


Big Tech's CEOs testified in a historic antitrust hearing last week. Now what happens?

Wednesday's highly-anticipated antitrust hearing featuring Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially come and gone. Now, Congress will consider the testimonies delivered during the hearing as well as other meetings and hearings made in the last year as part of its investigation into online competition. Lawmakers will also take into account hundreds of thousands of internal company emails, memos, and other d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, US, Trends, House, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Republican, App Store, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Jim Jordan


Microsoft Edge Accused of Stealing Data From Chrome

Some Windows 10 users have complained that when Microsoft sets up its Edge browser, it steals data from Chrome and Firefox without asking first, writes ZDNet columnist Chris Matyszczyk. But today a reader sent him a new complaint involving Windows 7: "My wife's computer, which is running Windows 7, got a Windows update this morning, which then gave the full-screen welcome page for Edge Chromium. She was terrified as this looked exactly as if malware had taken over the machine... How could any...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Tech, Chris Matyszczyk, Zdnet


Pre-Clinical Test of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shows It Protected Monkeys from Covid-19

"Johnson & Johnson's experimental coronavirus vaccine protected macaque monkeys with a single shot in a pre-clinical study, potentially gaining on other vaccines that are further along in testing but require two doses over time," reports Bloomberg: Five of six primates exposed to the pandemic-causing pathogen were immune after a single injection. The exception showed low levels of the virus, according to a study published in the medical journal Nature... The health-care behemoth kick-started hu...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Belgium, Astrazeneca, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, J J, New Brunswick New Jersey, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Paul Stoffels, AstraZeneca Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc


Newly surfaced emails show how ruthlessly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google built their businesses and ate up smaller companies

New documents surfaced through a Congressional investigation into Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook show how the companies pursued acquisitions and fought off perceived competitors.  The documents provide a rare glimpse into the actions taken by top executives including Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs at crucial moments for their company. Lawmakers said the documents are evidence that companies engaged in anticompetitive behavior, but CEOs defended their companies' actions and said they conti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Pennsylvania, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Systrom, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Tesla Engineer Reinvents Chocolate Chip for Maximum Taste and Melt

"Silicon Valley, long obsessed with computer chips, is now disrupting chocolate ones," writes the New York Post: Remy Labesque, a Los-Angeles based industrial engineer working for Elon Musk's Tesla, has re-engineered the chocolate chip for the optimization-obsessed set. Thirty bucks gets you 17.6 ounces, or about 142, of the expertly forged chocolate geodes, which are molded to "melt at the right rate," according to Todd Masonis, co-founder of San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate, which makes a...
Tags: New York Post, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Todd Masonis, Masonis, Remy Labesque, Labesque


Meet the 24 designers, sales leaders, and other operators honored by a top early-stage VC firm as 'unsung heroes' who help founders build successful tech startups

Prominent early-stage venture firm Floodgate released the first edition of its "Anchor List," which honors two dozen executives and operators who played key roles in building successful tech startups. The list names four professionals across each of six categories who were selected by outside judging panels made up of industry insiders and other venture investors. Floodgate senior associate Shawn Xu told Business Insider that he considers such operators "unsung heroes" in a startup ecosystem t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Americas, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wealthfront, Kleiner Perkins, General Assembly, Eventbrite, Twitter Marketing, EMEA, Maples, Xu, Mike Maples, Opendoor


Tim Cook defended the App Store's policies in Big Tech's blockbuster hearing, just as developers are piling on accusing Apple of abusing its power

Apple CEO Tim Cook was grilled alongside three other Big Tech chief executives at a congressional antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Cook was questioned on whether Apple abuses its power when dealing with app developers. Specifically he defended Apple's 30% commission it levies on in-app purchases, which is already the subject of an antitrust investigation in Europe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook found himself defending how Apple treats developers during...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Cook, Congress, Trends, Eu, United States, House, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Johnson


New Digital Archive Opens Access to Thousands of Digitized African American Funeral Programs (1886-2019)

Funeral rites, burials, and other rituals are held near-universally sacred, not only due to religious and cultural beliefs about death: We preserve our connection to our ancestors through the records of their births and deaths. For many Black Americans in the U.S. south, grief and loss have been compounded by centuries of violence and tragedy, but funerals have still tended to be “celebrations of life” rather than mournful events, says Derek Mosley, archivist at the Auburn Avenue Research Libra...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, Stanford, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Yale, Smithsonian, Johnson, Civil rights movement, Jim Crow, Facebook Twitter, Atlanta Georgia, Morehouse College


When a Customer Gets Refunded For a Paid App, Apple Doesn't Refund the 30% Cut They Took From The Developer

When a customer gets refunded for an app they purchased, Apple doesn't refund the 30% cut they took from the developer, says developer Simeon Saens of Two Lives Left. While [online] payment processors generally don't refund fees on refunded payments, "the App Store doesn't position itself as a payments processor the way Stripe does, so it sounds really weird that they would act like one," writes HN user chadlavi. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says in a tweet: This is a critical consideration in the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, App Store, Tim Sweeney, Simeon Saens



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