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Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers

Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their account for their teenage children. That could potentially let parents set spending notifications and limits while giving kids more flexibility in urgent situations than a few dollars stuffed in a pocket. Delving into children’s banking could establish a new reason for adults to sign up for Venmo, get them saving more in Venmo debit accounts where...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Finance, Tech, Paypal, Financial Services, Debit Cards, Venmo, Mastercard, Revolut, Greenlight, Wong, Step

Inside The Wall Street Journal, Tensions Rise Over ‘Sick Man’ China Headline

After China announced the expulsion of three of the paper’s journalists, 53 reporters and editors at The Journal asked top executives to consider changing the headline and apologizing.
Tags: News, China, Newspapers, Xi Jinping, Letters, News Corporation, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Murdoch, Lewis, Wong, THOMSON, Rupert, Mead, Robert J, Gigot

Horse racing: Keeper Ofthe Stars takes Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita

ARCADIA >> Jonathan Wong is known more in Northern California than he is in the Southland. He’s the leading trainer at Golden Gate Fields, winning at a 29% rate heading into Saturday’s action. But Wong, 31, is certainly no stranger to Southern California racing, and he showed again Saturday he can play with the big boys when he saddled Keeper Ofthe Stars, a 36-1 longshot, for a victory in the $200,000 Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. The victory was Wong’s third in 17 starts (18%) dur...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Santa, Arcadia, Brill, Mike Smith, Southern California, Northern California, Tom, Golden Gate, Wong, Buena Vista, Stronach Group

Folding Screen Smartphone Fails: Motorola RAZR, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

As someone who hates carrying a large-screen phone, but enjoys using one, I was excited by the idea of the Motorola RAZR. It promised the best of both worlds, folding to a compact size for carrying but offering a large screen when open.Sadly, the RAZR is already crashing and burning. Raymond Wong over at Input Mag found that the screen went bad at the hinge--after just one week of use:Images by Raymond Wong / Input As Wong explains:The screen's damage isn't just cosmetic. The touchscreen is semi...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Wong, Raymond Wong, Zack Nelson, Input Mag, JerryRigEverything Channel

Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the main feed and brings users to a special area showing the newest content from their network. Instagram Latest Posts For now, this doesn’t look like a full-fledged “Most Recent” reverse-chronological feed option like what Facebook has for the News Feed...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Wong, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Well-being, Instagram Time Well Spent, Instagram chronological feed

Sue Wong’s Academy Gala Delivers Oscar Night Asian Chic and Celebrities!

FACEBOOKAmong this year’s glittering Oscar night galas, designer Sue Wong delivered yet another heady combo of resplendent Asian Chic among a cast of stars served with her own signature flair in the uber-elegant Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The “Living Canvas of Oscar Night” showcased a glamorous selection of fashion and entertainment offerings designed to inspire […]
Tags: Hollywood, Seo, Wong, Sue Wong, Living Canvas of Oscar Night

OPPO India appoints Elvis Zhou as president

OPPO today announced that it has appointed Elvis Zhou as the President of its India Operations who will be spearheading OPPO’s business strategy in India. He will report to Charles Wong, Vice President, Global Sales at OPPO. He has spent over 11 years with OPPO in various roles starting as the regional manager of OPPO East Guangdong wherein he was responsible for sales in the region. He played a critical role in the global expansion of OPPO to the Indian market in 2013 and has been associated...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Elvis, Oppo, Wong, Zhou, OPPO India, Charles Wong, Elvis Zhou, OPPO Elvis Zhou, OPPO India president, India Operations, East Guangdong, OPPO Mumbai Welcoming

Dodgers’ trade for Mookie Betts, David Price is finally official

LOS ANGELES — They spent the winter big-game hunting and finally bagged their prey. Gerrit Cole wanted to be a Yankee, the Dodgers said, and not even their $300 million could change his mind. Anthony Rendon wasn’t interested in the “Hollywood lifestyle” that comes with playing in Los Angeles, he said himself. Stephen Strasburg didn’t want to leave Washington. Francisco Lindor would have cost more than money and the Dodgers wouldn’t part with Gavin Lux and Dustin May to land him. But they did lan...
Tags: Hollywood, Washington, Boston, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Mlb, Sirius Xm, Boston Red Sox, Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds

Dodgers’ reworked trade for Mookie Betts almost complete; Angels’ deal in doubt?

This time for sure? After days of negotiating to adjust the original deal, the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed on a reconfigured trade that will cost the Dodgers more in prospects but still bring Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles. What was once a leg of a three-team trade is now a separate trade between the Dodgers and Minnesota Twins that will send right-hander Kenta Maeda and cash to the Twins with right-hander Brusdar Graterol, the 67th pick in next year’s draft an...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Twins, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Anaheim, Dodgers, Wong, Raley, Prospect

Dodgers’ reworked trade for Mookie Betts almost complete

This time for sure? After days of negotiating to adjust the original deal, the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed on a reconfigured trade that will cost the Dodgers more in prospects but still bring Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles. What was once a leg of a three-team trade is now a separate trade between the Dodgers and Minnesota Twins that will send right-hander Kenta Maeda and cash to the Twins with right-hander Brusdar Graterol and the 67th pick in next year’s draft...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Twins, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Dodgers, Wong, Prospect, Kenta Maeda, Maeda, Baseball America

Rachel McAdams Won’t Return For Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Rachel McAdams Won’t Return For Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Earlier today, word broke that Marvel is in talks with Sam Raimi to bring him on board to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But Variety‘s report also buried another major piece of news that’s been largely ignored. According to Variety, Rachel McAdams will not be returning for the Doctor Strange sequel. In the first film, McAdams portrayed Dr. Christine Palmer, a colleague and former lover of Benedict...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel, Rachel Mcadams, Strange, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Loki, Christine, McAdams, Wong, Sam Raimi, Benedict Wong

While Hong Kong Waits in Line, Singapore Distributes 5 Million Masks

(Bloomberg) -- With no sign the coronavirus outbreak will be under control any time soon, surgical masks -- the three-ply, pleated rectangles that typically sell for a few cents each -- have become a political flash point across Asia.In Singapore, where an election is expected soon, the government touted its move to deploy some 1,500 servicemen to help distribute 5 million masks, accompanied by a bilingual, cross-platform public health campaign.By contrast, Hong Kong politicians from all corners...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, Bloomberg, Who, World Health Organization, Macau, Manila, Feb, Wong, Carrie Lam, Kim Yong, China Japan, Lam

Google is shutting down a tool for non-programmers to make apps, in a move that shows it's getting more strategic in the cloud wars with Amazon and Microsoft (GOOGL)

Google is shutting down App Maker — a tool to make it easy for non-programmers to make simple apps — a week after it acquired Seattle-based startup AppSheet.  AppSheet and App Maker have some overlap in functionality, and Google is encouraging users to make the switch after App Maker fully shuts down in 2021. Some users aren't happy about that. However, by shutting down App Maker, Google can put more resources into building out AppSheet and double down on its larger ambitions in the market for...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Newman, Wong, Daniel Newman, Google Sheets, Google Cloud, Jason Wong, G Suite Google, Futurum Research

The Lessons of SARS Never Really Left Hong Kong. Will That Help Stop an Outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus?

For the past week, Hong Kong retail store owner Dora Ho has been wearing a medical mask wherever she goes. She doesn’t let her husband leave the house without one, either. The couple have a dozen boxes of them at home, and started their stockpile as news reports began to pour in about a deadly, pneumonia-like coronavirus that first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. As well as the standard 3-ply and 4-ply masks, Ho has a box of 3M-made N95s, which have been increasingly expe...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, NG, United States, Wuhan, Guangdong, Ho, Wong, Kwun Tong, Southern China, Tourism Bureau, Wuhan China, University of Hong Kong, Zhongshan

TV Bits: ‘Black Monday’ Season 2, ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ Gets a Second Season, ‘Tosh.0’ Gets Four More Seasons, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new trailer for the final season of Homeland The Chi season 3 trailer has arrived Comedy Central has decided to remain in the Daniel Tosh business Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins heads to HBO Max Awkwafina is Nora From Queens has received a second season order And more! Homeland – a show I really enjoyed for about two seasons, stuck around with through three or four, and promptly forgot about afterward – is somehow entering its eighth se...
Tags: Television, Movies, Danai Gurira, Queens, Showtime, Michigan, Claire Danes, Yellowstone, Straight Outta Compton, Variety, Lupita Nyong, Wong, McClusky, Queens New York, Corey Hawkins, Nora

Thousands Mass for Rally After Activist’s Call: Hong Kong Update

(Bloomberg) -- Thousands of Hong Kong protesters started arriving for an afternoon rally in the city center after a prominent activist called for continued support for the demonstrations to keep their grievances in the world spotlight.Police approved the gathering in Chater Garden in the Central business district but not a planned march to the Causeway Bay shopping area, citing concerns that it could turn violent.Sunday’s rally follows a relative lull in the past weeks, after seven months of som...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Bloomberg, Iran, Taiwan, Causeway Bay, Joshua Wong, Mong Kok, Legislative Council, Wong, Yuen Long, Stanley, Hong Kong International Airport, Radio Television Hong Kong, Chater Garden

Lunar New Year is a mix of old and new traditions, and growing diversity at public celebrations

It doesn’t take much to convince Mariam Lam that 2020 will be a special year. In the Lunar New Year cycle, it is the Year of the Rat. “This is my year,” says Lam, 47, with a laugh. “I’m a rat.” The UC Riverside administrator and ethnic studies professor has a birth date that falls in the Year of the Rat, according to the 12 cycles of the Chinese zodiac. Each year is represented by an animal, and the rat is the first of the zodiac animals. So, the cycle has come full circle. People born in the Y...
Tags: Japan, New York, La, China, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, North America, Orange County, Hoa, Southern California

A small acquisition from Google Cloud could mark the beginning of a big new expansion into helping companies deal with a coming developer shortage (GOOGL)

Google Cloud made a big bet on the burgeoning market for no code/low code tools by acquiring Seattle-based startup AppSheet earlier this week. AppSheet makes it easy for even nontechnical people to build custom apps that connect to external services like Microsoft Office 365 or Salesforce — without needing to write a single line of code. That makes the AppSheet acquisition strategic for Google Cloud, which is looking to expand its appeal to larger enterprise customers amid its major push again...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Newman, Wong, Moorhead, Moor Insights Strategy, Daniel Newman, Google Cloud, Jason Wong, G Suite, Futurum

Grandma Wong Arrested by Communists

Grandma Wong is very popular among Hong Kong Liberators. I saw her at many protests and talked with her through translator now and then. Very courageous lady. She would wave that flag for hours. I sometimes commented on livestreams that I don't know how she keeps going. Grandma Wong is a political prisoner held hostage. [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Military, Wong, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon

Incredible story of a successful in-flight surgery using fork, knife, coat hanger, and cognac

In June 1995, physicians Angus Wallace and Tom Wong were waiting for their flight to depart Hong Kong to London when they were asked to examine a woman complaining of arm pain caused by a "fall." After takeoff, the doctors returned to the woman to put a splint on her arm but they quickly realized that her injuries were much more serious than she had first reported. Not only did the woman have arm and rib fractures, her lung was punctured and air leaking between her lung and chest wall had caused...
Tags: Hong Kong, Video, London, News, Diy, Wikipedia, US, Flight, Surgery, Doctors, British Medical Journal, Wallace, Wong, Physicians, Tom Wong, Masters Of Improv

24 E-Bike Thefts Since September Unnerve Delivery Workers

The rise of food-ordering apps means little cash is carried, so robbers aim at the vehicles, which can cost $2,000.
Tags: News, New York City, Elderly, Moses, Jonas, Wong, Willig, Robberies and Thefts, Delivery Services, Bicycles and Bicycling, Police Department (NYC, Mekas, Helen (1924-, Ruth (1923-, Ping (1925-

She Is 96 and Does Not Fear Her Death. But Do Her Children?

The oldest old may be ready to say goodbye. Not everyone is ready for this conversation.
Tags: News, Elderly, Moses, Jonas, Wong, Hospice Care, Elder Care, Retirement Communities and Assisted Living, Willig, Mekas, Helen (1924-, Ruth (1923-, Ping (1925-

Downtown Sacramento Bars Having Their Biggest Night Of The Year

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The festivities are underway all over downtown where businesses and law enforcement have been preparing for one of the busiest nights of the year. The CHP is hitting the road for what they call maximum enforcement this New Year’s Eve. “There are going to be times when someone is taken to jail or is under the influence and that takes time so we make sure there are officers for extra coverage,” said Officer Greg Zumstein. Zumstein is patrolling highways and city streets. On Tu...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, CHP, New Year's Eve, Hyatt, Bay Area, Wong, Sacramento News, Greg Zumstein Zumstein, Sacramento Hotel, Zumstein Bars, Collin Wong

ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade

ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade The 2010s were a decade of mindblowing films that took us through turbulent times with style and substance. It was the decade when superhero flicks came into their own, and horror became a dominant force in the industry. This decade also saw a downturn in the mid-budget studio picture (comedies, star-led dramas), yet still a few managed to rise above. Overall it has been an impressive ten years, and is counting down the best of the best...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Aaron Sorkin, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Stephen King, Disney, America, Dave, Jake Gyllenhaal, Wes Anderson, Manchester, Hugh Jackman

Reading Round-Up: Lots of Books

It’s that time of the year when I go all “but where has the year gone” etc. You know the drill. This year, I started commuting pretty much 5 hours a day and that means I read SO MUCH. And I read SO MUCH MORE than I actually had a chance to review here. SO I am going to do a listicle here with mini-reviews of the book mountain I read but never got around to reviewing. The Cold is in her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale – A YA novel that was marketed as “inspired by the myth of Medusa” b...
Tags: Books, Book Reviews, Earth, Rebecca, Queens, Kingfisher, Daphne du Maurier, Diana Wynne Jones, Ava, Fran Wilde, Hazel, Wong, Francesca, Lois Murphy, Riverland, Robin Stevens

Mysterious Bags of Cash Trigger Major Hong Kong Protest Arrests

(Bloomberg) -- Glancing at bags of cash stuffed to the brim earlier this month, Gary Fan simply wanted someone to remove them from an office in Hong Kong used by his political party.The former pro-democracy lawmaker had collected HK$2.7 million ($345,000) during an anti-government protest the day before, and was waiting for someone to pick it up from a mysterious group known as Spark Alliance that helps bail protesters out of jail. The next day, a person whom he knew and trusted came to collect ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Paypal, Beijing, Hsbc, Amnesty International, Jason, Peter, Bloomberg News, Legislative Council, Wong, Lau, Carrie Lam, Leung, Ling

Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds”. Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like Spotify was purposefully restricting social features to force users to rely on the company’s own playlists and discovery surfaces. This gave Spotify the ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Wong, Dani Deahl, IPO Spotify, Jane Manchun Wong, Spotify Social, Spotify Social Listening,

Labor condemns 'disgraceful' Westpac as Hartzer stands down – politics live

Westpac chief executive’s resignation draws little sympathy on all sides of politics. All the day’s events, live 10.29pm GMT Labor, today through Penny Wong, is continuing to raise the issue of Gladys Liu never having provided a statement to parliament about her associations with groups linked to the CCP.It is almost impossible to separate Chinese businesses from the CCP. And there is no suggestion Liu has any issues herself. But Labor says she should have provided a statement to the parliam...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison

Pro-democracy camp wins Hong Kong elections in landslide

By EILEEN NG and KEN MORITSUGU HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Wu Chi-wai, leader of the city’s biggest pro-democracy party, said Monday that the bloc swept nearly 90% of 452 district council seats, which will help it take unprecedented control of 17 out of 18 district councils. The ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Elections, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Tokyo, Joshua Wong, Wang Yi, Wong, Carrie Lam, Lam, Wu

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Facebook is building its own version of Instagram Close Friends, the company confirms to TechCrunch. There’s a lot people that don’t share on Facebook because it can feel risky or awkward since its definition of “friends” has swelled to include family, work colleagues, and distant acquaintances. No one wants their boss or grandma seeing their weekend partying or edgy memes. There are whole types of sharing, like Snapchat’s Snap Map-style live location tracking, that feel creepy to expose to s...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Lol, Wong, Second Facebook, Messenger Facebook, Facebook Stories