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Uber Is Spinning Out Postmates' Robotics Division Into Its Own Company

After acquiring the delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion last year, Uber Technologies announced on Tuesday that plans to spin the company’s robotics division out into a separate company: Serve Robotics.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, California, Companies, Automation, Transport, Robotics, Postmates, Online Food Ordering, Self Driving Car, Uber Technologies, Business Finance, Uber Freight, Ali Kashani, Lox Inc, Technology Internet


Roku Makes a Big Investment in Better Ad Targeting

On Monday, Roku announced a new “strategic alliance” with the market research giant Nielsen, that sees the connected TV giant swallow Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising business—and take on two major pieces of ad-targeting tech in the process. Read more...
Tags: Science, Advertising, Marketing, Roku, Nielsen, Smart TV, Internet Television, Targeted Advertising, Internet Radio, Online Advertising, Bob Ross, Business Finance, Roku Inc, Mass Media, Oneview, Entertainment Culture


This Startup Can Deepfake Household Products Into Your Home

The e-commerce industry spends a lot of time and energy trying to keep the public interested in its wares and traditionally this has involved spending cash on photography: taking nice pictures of your products has typically been the best way to keep users scrolling to your page on the likes of Amazon or Shopify. But…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Marketing, Nike, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Ikea, Augmented Reality, Tom Cruise, Visual Effects, Computer Vision, Shopify, 3d Modeling, E Commerce, Computer Graphics


Federal and State Regulators Probe Robinhood Over Meme Stock Trading Restrictions

U.S. regulators are investigating Robinhood after it temporarily blocked users from purchasing so-called meme stocks on its stock trading app amid the Reddit-fueled short squeeze earlier this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Amc, Reddit, Internet Culture, Robinhood, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Business Finance, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, New York Attorney Generals Office


Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Share Trading, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, World Wide Web, Reuters, Short Selling, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Business Finance, AMC Entertainment


Griddy Is Being Sued for $1 Billion for Allegedly Price Gouging During Texas Winter Storm

A Texas woman filed a class-action lawsuit this week to the tune of $1 billion in damages against Griddy, a Texas electricity retailer that the suit alleges engaged in illegal price gouging during the widespread outages that swept through the state last week. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Pricing, Price Gouging, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Griddy, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Retailing, Lisa Khoury, Electricity Pricing


LinkedIn's Co-Founder Is Going in on Flying Taxis, Which Are Definitely Realistic This Time

Time and time again, tech companies have promised a future where commuters will be able to zip around in the flying cars from The Jetsons. And time and time again, that just hasn’t happened.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Linkedin, Larry Page, Zynga, Aircraft, Reid Hoffman, Aviation, Flying Car, Mark Pincus, Federal Aviation Administration, Vtol, Toyota Motor Corp, Kitty Hawk, Eric Allison


What Are Pre-IPO Stocks, and Are They Worth It?

Before a private company goes public in an initial public offering (IPO), they might set aside a few shares to be purchased in what’s known as a pre-IPO placement. You can make a lot of money from pre-IPO stocks, but the risks are also significant, and either way, it’s not easy to get your hands on these early-bird…Read more...
Tags: Google, Money, Finance, Alibaba, Private Equity, Lifehacks, Stock Market, Stock, Initial Public Offering, Ourcrowd, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Business Finance, Secondary Market, Pre Ipo, Equity Securities


A Tech IPO? In This Economy?

Wall Street is abuzz with the news of two new tech IPO filings—called S-1s in the parlance —for crypto exchange Coinbase and cloud host Digitalocean. These two companies are doing solid business even during the pandemic. After all, what can people do when stuck at home but trade bitcoin and play with new websites?Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Computing, Aws, Coinbase, Initial Public Offering, Digitalocean, Dot Com Bubble, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Ouriel Ohayon, Computer Networking, Blockchaincom


Why You Need to Start Claiming Crypto on Your Taxes

Cryptocurrency has jumped to the forefront of personal finance news in 2020, and the IRS has noticed. If you acquired any crypto in 2020, you’ll want to declare it in your tax form, as the agency warned that this year they’ll crack down on investors used to fudging how much they owe. Read more...
Tags: Government, Tax, Economy, Capital Gains Tax, Lifehacks, Tax Evasion, Irs, Cryptocurrency, Internal Revenue Service, Business Finance, Taxation In The United States, Taxation In China, Taxation In Norway, Taxation In Poland, Taxation In The Czech Republic


GameStop's Doing a Thing Again

GameStop, little diva that she is, is in the spotlight once more after shares of the company skyrocketed on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Stock Market, Short, Robinhood, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, GME, Short Squeeze, Business Finance, Subreddits, Keith Gill, Rwallstreetbets


Microsoft's Latest Product Goes Toe-to-Toe With Squarespace

Microsoft is officially getting into the website-building biz. On Wednesday, the company’s digital marketing wing rolled out a of tools which promise to give businesses a quick and easy way to set up their own landing pages. And unlike some of the other site builders on the market—like, say,…Read more...
Tags: Business, Science, Microsoft, Small Business, Articles, Website, Computing, Squarespace, Microsoft Bing, Microsoft Advertising, Business Finance, Technology Internet


HP Expands Its Gaming Empire by Bringing HyperX Into the Fold

HP is already one of the biggest computer makers in the world, complete with its own line of Omen gaming systems. But today HP’s gaming empire is about to get bigger with the acquisition of HyperX.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, California, Hp, Hewlett Packard, Personal Computer, Kingston Technology, Business Finance, Enrique Lores, Fountain Valley California, voodooPC, Video game hardware, Technology Internet


Nothing Is Teaming Up with Teenage Engineering for Future Product Design

So far, it’s been much ado about nothing as One Plus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company has yet to release a single product. But today, Nothing is making a splash by announcing a founding partnership with Teenage Engineering that will put the Swedish design group in charge of Nothing’s future product design.Read more...
Tags: Science, Telecommunications, Oneplus, Bloggers, Casey Neistat, Teenage Engineering, Carl Pei, Business Finance, Industry Economics, Technology Internet


The Free Market Approach to Energy Has Costs Texans $28 Billion Since 2004

Texas has a utility market unlike any other in the U.S., and in the wake of last week’s grid failure there that left millions of people in the dark, it’s come under scrutiny. Ninety percent of Texas’ electricity is generated on its own grid, and that grid is very lightly regulated. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Market, Deregulation Of The Texas Electricity Market, Electric Power Industry


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Tags: Amazon, Science, Articles, Philosophy, Coupon, Business Finance, Gunk, Branches Of Philosophy, Bond Valuation


AT&T Reportedly Close to Making Its Problem Child Somebody Else's Issue

AT&T is said to be very close to a deal for a minority stake in DirecTV.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Companies, Att, Cnbc, DirecTV, Bell System, Business Finance, High Definition Television, Vrio Corp, WarnerMedia, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture


Apple Bought Another Company Every 3 to 4 Weeks for Last 6 Years, Tim Cook Says

Apple has bought out just short of 100 small businesses over the last six years as part of its corporate acquisition spree, CEO Tim Cook told shareholders at a virtual meeting on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Technology, Cook, Software, Itunes, Tim Cook, Computing, App Store, Apple Inc, MacRumors, Business Finance, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Apple Inc Litigation


Iced Tea Company That Pivoted to Blockchain Has Its License Pulled by the SEC

I’ve got that deja vu feeling. In 2017, the price of bitcoin exploded, prompting a bunch of random companies to announce their business was pivoting to “blockchain” in some form or another before being forgotten when the mania subsided. Three years later, we’re seeing bitcoin’s price fall from another record high and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Bitcoin, SEC, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Business Finance, Tea Company, Long Blockchain Corp, Payment Systems, Economics Of Bitcoin, Draftdigibyte


Texans Could Be Paying Off Their Obscene Energy Bills for Decades

The costs of the Texas blackouts is still mounting, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Texans could be saddled with energy bills they’ll be paying for decades absent government intervention.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Net Metering, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Market, Deregulation Of The Texas Electricity Market


Barclay's Analysts Bet Tesla Stock Is Being Propped Up By r/WallStreetBets

Tesla might be the beneficiary of the GameStonks effect, at least according to analysts for the British bank and investment firm Barclay’s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Stock Market, Robinhood, Share Trading, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, Barclay, Business Finance, Keith Gill, In Video Gaming, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, Internet Based Activism


Why You Shouldn't Make Monthly Payments on Your Paused Student Loan (Even If You Can)

If you live with student loans, you’ve likely been paying close attention to our government’s ongoing debates about enacting public student loan forgiveness—to the tune of $50,000, $10,000, or none at all. The context is familiar: the average American student loan debt hovers around $30,000, and was a repayment crisis…Read more...
Tags: Money, Finance, Debt, Economy, Loans, Lifehacks, Debt relief, Student Debt, Interest, Student Loan, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Business Finance, Student Loans In The United States, Repayment Plan


Dish Expects to Launch Its 5G Network This Year

Dish Network is doubling down on its intention to launch its 5G network in major cities by September, The Verge reports. Since Dish acquired Boost Mobile last year, that puts the company in a unique position to compete with existing mobile carriers, and Ergen said during the company’s earnings call today that Dish can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Corporation, Dish Network, 5g, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Business Finance, Ergen, T Mobile US, Mobile Virtual Network Operators, Wireless Broadband, Technology Internet


How to Get a PPP Loan for Your Small Business, Finally

President Biden today announced changes to the COVID-relief business loans program aimed toward the small and minority-owned businesses left out in previous rounds of aid. The changes make it easier to qualify, and includes an exclusive 14-day window for small business owners to apply for loans, starting Wednesday.…Read more...
Tags: Business, Small Business, Articles, Economy, Loans, Lifehacks, Biden, Payroll, Student Loan, Small Business Administration, Business Loan, Business Finance, Sole Proprietorship, CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program


Winter Storm Energy Prices in Texas Leave Customers With Astronomical Bills That Can Reach Up to $17,000

As if freezing for days and living with power outrages weren’t bad enough, some Texans now have to deal with the steep financial consequences from the storm. The latest blow came via the electricity bills, some of which have reached outrageous sums that can reach $5,000 or even $17,000 for just a few days.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, United States, Business Finance


Comcast Graciously Drops Data Caps, but Only for Northeast Customers, Until 2022

Comcast has once again decided to cut some of its customers a break with their data caps, Ars Technica reports. Facing ever-increasing pressure from customers and lawmakers, the internet service provider has decided to not enforce data cap overage fees on its Northeast customers until 2022.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Ars Technica, Companies, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Xfinity, Information and Communications Technology, Data Transmission, Business Finance, Data Cap, Data Plan, Criticism Of Comcast, Technology Internet, Comcast Graciously Drops Data Caps


Ransomware Gang Says It's Selling Data from Cyberattack That California DMV Warned About

A ransomware gang called “Cuba” claims to be selling off data on the dark web belonging to Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS), a Seattle-based financial services and data management firm that suffered a bad ransomware attack in early February.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, California, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, DMV, Cuba, Seattle, Computer Security, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Automatic Funds Transfer Services AFTS


Ransomware Gang Says Its Selling Data from Cyberattack That California DMV Warned About

A ransomware gang called “Cuba” claims to be selling off data on the dark web belonging to Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS), a Seattle-based financial services and data management firm that suffered a bad ransomware attack in early February.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, California, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, DMV, Cuba, Seattle, Computer Security, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Automatic Funds Transfer Services AFTS


I Waited Five Hours for AOC to Ask the Robinhood Guy a Question, and This Is What I Got

Those of us who sat through yesterday’s five-and-a-half-hour House Committee on Financial Services hearing on the GameStop short squeeze had maybe, foolishly, hoped against hope to see some cold hard accountability. We came to hear Robinhood’s CEO explain why, at the peak of the GameStop run, the trading app shut out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Stock Market, Robinhood, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Vlad Tenev, Financial Markets, Aoc, Short Selling, Business Finance, Melvin Capital, Vladimir Tenev, House Committee on Financial Services, Tenev, Rwallstreetbets


How to Avoid Fees When Paying Your Taxes

If you’re one of the 20% of Americans expecting to owe the IRS money after you file taxes this year, you might be wondering about the best way to pay them. Turns out there are a few different ways to settle your balance with the IRS, and some options are better—and cheaper—than othersRead more...
Tags: Articles, Banking, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Financial Services, Nets, Irs, Debit Card, Payment, Form, Direct Debit, Business Finance, Wire Transfer, Surcharge, Payment Systems