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The Most Curated News in the World of Innovation & Digital Technology

Apple concedes to Facebook on its 30% iOS cut for online events
Apple concedes to Facebook on its 30% iOS cut for online events

- 1 day ago
Back in August as Facebook rolled out its latest online service for creators, teachers, and small businesses to host virtual events, the company announced it would be waving fees. Google also agreed to waive its 30% commission on Android, however, Apple at th…...

Inside Facebook’s year of reckoning on political ads
Inside Facebook’s year of reckoning on political ads

- 1 day ago
While others took action, the company deliberated for nearly 12 months on options ranging from “do nothing” to going “nuclear.”...

Business Highlights

570 News - 22 hours ago
___ Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed with solid gains Friday, the latest shift in a recent stretch of turbulence for the market. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, led by technology and health care stocks. Apple g…...

Twitter aims to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide
Twitter aims to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide

Reuters - 1 day ago
Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday the social media platform plans to expand its labeling of state-affiliated accounts worldwide, even as he defended its policy of allowing leaders of countries like Iran and China to use Twitter....

Alexis Ohanian files for a new $150M fund, with a nod to his Olympian family
Alexis Ohanian files for a new $150M fund, with a nod to his Olympian family

- 1 day ago
According to an SEC filing, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and early-stage VC firm Initialized Capital, is raising a new fund, named 776, with a target of $150 million. The filing comes three months after the entrepreneur left Initialized Capital an…...

Amazon removes the $500 Prime Bike, says it has nothing to do with the Peloton knock-off
Amazon removes the $500 Prime Bike, says it has nothing to do with the Peloton knock-off

- 3 days ago
Yesterday, a fitness equipment maker called Echelon Fitness announced its latest product, the so-called Prime Bike. At $500, it’s nearly a clone of Peloton’s $1,900 product. The company said it had developed the bike “in collaboration with Amazon”. Amazon is …...

Facebook denies it will pull service in Europe over data transfer ban
Facebook denies it will pull service in Europe over data transfer ban

- 3 days ago
Facebook's head of global policy has denied the tech giant could close its service to Europeans if local regulators order it to suspend data transfers to the US following a landmark Court of Justice ruling in July that has cemented the schism between US surve…...

Spotify adds an interactive feature for podcasts with launch of ‘Polls’
Spotify adds an interactive feature for podcasts with launch of ‘Polls’

- 3 days ago
Spotify today is introducing a new feature designed to make podcasts more interactive. The company says it’s beginning to test “Polls,” a tool that will allow listeners to engage with podcasts by answering questions posed by the podcast hosts during the show.…...

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way
Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

- 3 days ago
After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss…...

Tesla’s value drops $50 billion as cheaper batteries three years away
Tesla’s value drops $50 billion as cheaper batteries three years away

- 4 days ago
Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla Inc's market value on Tuesday (22 September) despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25,000 car that drives itself will be possible, but not for at least three years....

Dreamhaven is a new publisher founded by former Blizzard staff
Dreamhaven is a new publisher founded by former Blizzard staff

- 3 days ago
A new publisher on the scene. What you need to know Dreamhaven is a new publisher in Irvine, California founded by former Blizzard Entertainment staff. The publisher has two studios to start: Moonshot Games and Secret Door. Both studios are staffed by deve…...

Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables
Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables

- 4 days ago
Google’s in-house incubator Area 120 is today introducing a new work-tracking tool, Tables, which aims to make tracking projects more efficient by investing in automation. Instead of simply tracking notes and tasks associated with a project in various documen…...

EasySend raises $16M from Intel, more for its no-code approach to automating B2C interfaces
EasySend raises $16M from Intel, more for its no-code approach to automating B2C interfaces

- 4 days ago
No-code and low-code software have become increasingly popular ways for companies — especially those that don’t count technology as part of their DNA — to bring in more updated IT processes without the heavy lifting needed to build and integrate services from…...

Morgan Beller, co-creator of the Libra digital currency, just joined the venture firm NFX
Morgan Beller, co-creator of the Libra digital currency, just joined the venture firm NFX

- 4 days ago
Morgan Beller, who is a co-creator of the proposed Libra digital currency, along with Facebook vice presidents David Marcus and Kevin Weil, has left the company to become a general partner with the venture firm NFX . In a call yesterday, she said she first be…...

Going Linux #396 · Edit and manage photos on Linux Pt. 1

- 3 weeks ago
Want to know what applications are available on Linux for managing, viewing, modifying, and organizing photos? We talk about a few of them on this, the first of at least two parts. Episode 395 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #396 · Edit and manage photos on L…...

Pegatron plans to invest $1 billion in Vietnam plant: state media
Pegatron plans to invest $1 billion in Vietnam plant: state media

Reuters UK - 5 days ago
Taiwan's Pegatron <4938.TW> is seeking to invest $1 billion in three phases in production facilities in areas such as computing, communication and consumer electronics in Vietnam, state-media reported on Tuesday....

Nokia hires former Trump adviser Grace Koh
Nokia hires former Trump adviser Grace Koh

Reuters India - 5 days ago
Nokia said on Monday it has hired Grace Koh, former technology adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, to lobby for the company in Washington....

Ex-content moderator sues YouTube, claims job led to PTSD symptoms and depression
Ex-content moderator sues YouTube, claims job led to PTSD symptoms and depression

CNET - 19 hours ago
The worker watched videos that included beheadings, shootings and child abuse, according to the lawsuit....

Elon Musk: Tesla Battery Day tech won't be mass produced until 2022
Elon Musk: Tesla Battery Day tech won't be mass produced until 2022

- 4 days ago
The expectations around Tesla Battery Day, the event in which Tesla showcases its advancements in battery technology, are immensely high, partially because of Tesla CEO Elon Musk hyping it up to no end.  But some of the stuff that Tesla's about to unveil won'…...

German space agency reveals an autonomous, electric urban mobility prototype for use right here on Earth
German space agency reveals an autonomous, electric urban mobility prototype for use right here on Earth

- 6 days ago
Filed under: Green,Autonomous,Commercial Vehicles,Electric The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has debuted a prototype of what it calls 'U-Shift,' an urban mobility vehicle designed for multiple uses. U-Shift is a fully electric vehicle, designed for autonomo…...

China’s vaping giant Relx gears up for US entry
China’s vaping giant Relx gears up for US entry

- 1 week ago
The backlash against vaping in the United States has not deterred a Chinese challenger from entering the world’s largest vaping market. Relx, one of China’s largest e-cigarette companies, is seeking to submit its Premarket Tobacco Product Application to the U…...

The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: August 2020
The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: August 2020

- 3 weeks ago
“The only constant is change,” Greek philosopher Heraclitus has famously said. We can’t prove it, but we’re pretty sure he… The post The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: August 2020 appeared first on Social Media Marketing & Management Dashboard....

Working to make a decision on Tiktok, says Trump after Walmart, Oracle enter talks
Working to make a decision on Tiktok, says Trump after Walmart, Oracle enter talks

- 6 days ago
"We're making a decision. We spoke today to Walmart, Oracle -- I guess, Microsoft is still involved. We'll make a decision. But nothing much has changed. We'll make a decision soon," Trump told reporters at the White House....

Twitter Will Make Key US Political Accounts Adopt Tighter Account Security
Twitter Will Make Key US Political Accounts Adopt Tighter Account Security

- 1 week ago
Twitter, which was recently targeted in a hacking campaign that compromised the accounts of prominent political figures and celebrities, said on Thursday it was implementing more security measures for certain election-related accounts in the United States....

Amazon reportedly removes listings for drugs that could be used for doping
Amazon reportedly removes listings for drugs that could be used for doping

- 1 week ago
Amazon has removed dozens of listings for peptides, drugs that can be used for doping, after an investigation found 66 examples of such products on the site. Peptides are often used as performance-enhancing drugs, since they can speed recovery from injuries....

China tops 110 million 5G users in less than a year
China tops 110 million 5G users in less than a year

- 2 weeks ago
Over 110 million users in China have signed up for 5G plans, announced president of the China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a think tank under the telecoms watchdog Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at an indust…...

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative
Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative

Reuters India - 2 weeks ago
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its "smart manufacturing" business initiative....

ShareChat acquires video production company HPF Films
ShareChat acquires video production company HPF Films

- 2 weeks ago
The company did not disclose the financial details of the transaction....

Google Grilled on Ad Business Dominance by US Senate Panel
Google Grilled on Ad Business Dominance by US Senate Panel

- 2 weeks ago
Google faced a bipartisan buzzsaw of tough questions about its ad business in a hearing on Tuesday, with a particular focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertising to drive profits....

China sends satellites into space in first sea-based commercial launch
China sends satellites into space in first sea-based commercial launch

Reuters Africa - 2 weeks ago
China has successfully sent nine satellites into orbit in its first commercial launch of a rocket from a platform at sea, state media reported on Wednesday....

Scientists detect a gas that typically indicates the presence of biological life in the atmosphere of Venus
Scientists detect a gas that typically indicates the presence of biological life in the atmosphere of Venus

- 2 weeks ago
In a press briefing today, scientists rom the Royal Astronomical Society announced a potentially revolutionary scientific discovery: They've detected the presence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, which suggests the possible presence of biological life…...

YouTube launches its TikTok rival, YouTube Shorts, initially in India
YouTube launches its TikTok rival, YouTube Shorts, initially in India

- 1 week ago
As TikTok’s fate in the U.S. remains murky, YouTube today announced the launch of a new short-form video experience it’s calling YouTube Shorts. The feature will allow users, initially in India, to upload 15-second or less short-form videos using a new set of…...

Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’
Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’

- 2 weeks ago
Facebook today is rolling out a new feature that will allow friends and family to watch videos together over Messenger. The feature, called “Watch Together,” works with all Facebook Watch video content, including its original programs, user uploads, creator c…...

Wipro, US-based ProcessMaker ink pact
Wipro, US-based ProcessMaker ink pact

- 1 week ago
This collaboration will leverage Wipro’s proprietary technology platform iCaaS (Intelligent Content as a Service) along with ProcessMaker’s Workflow automation platform to deliver Cognitive Content Automation solutions to customers, a Wipro statement said....

Google sets unprecedented goal to tap only renewable power by 2030
Google sets unprecedented goal to tap only renewable power by 2030

Reuters Africa - 2 weeks ago
Alphabet Inc's Google aims to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, becoming the biggest company in the world to commit to ditching coal and natural gas power....

Google will announce a new Pixel, smart speaker and Chromecast September 30
Google will announce a new Pixel, smart speaker and Chromecast September 30

- 2 weeks ago
Hardware season is in full swing. Apple’s big Watch event kicks off tomorrow and Samsung is readying itself for a third (!) Unpacked event on September 23. Now Google’s getting in on the fun. After opting to skip a virtual version of I/O earlier this year, th…...

Walmart expands drone delivery tests to Arkansas with new Zipline partnership
Walmart expands drone delivery tests to Arkansas with new Zipline partnership

- 1 week ago
Walmart now has two tests for drone delivery running in the US. Early Monday morning the company announced a new drone delivery program with Zipline, a startup that made its name delivering medical supplies across Africa. The partnership with Zipline comes on…...

Ola is facing a drivers' legal challenge over data access rights and algorithmic management
Ola is facing a drivers' legal challenge over data access rights and algorithmic management

- 2 weeks ago
Two ride hailing drivers are taking India-based Ola to court in the Netherlands in another test case targeted at algorithmic management of gig workers. The case, which is being supported by the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) union and others, is similar …...

India, US, Israel collaborating in 5G tech: Official

Financial Express - 3 weeks ago
India, US, Israel collaborating in 5G tech: Official  Financial Express...

Recent changes to improve relevance and reliability of Google Search
Recent changes to improve relevance and reliability of Google Search

- 2 weeks ago
Google made numerous changes to auto-complete, news, fact checking, knowledge panels, breaking news detection and more. The post Recent changes to improve relevance and reliability of Google Search appeared first on Search Engine Land....

NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies
NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies

Reuters India - 2 weeks ago
NASA on Thursday launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy from them rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the U.S. space agency seeks to spur private extraction of coveted off-world resources for its use....

FIFA endorses app to report match-fixing approaches
FIFA endorses app to report match-fixing approaches

- 2 weeks ago
A smartphone app developed by the international soccer players' union allowing professional players to anonymously report match-fixing approaches was endorsed by FIFA on Friday....

WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site
WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site

- 3 weeks ago
The company committed to more transparency about app flaws, with an advisory page aimed at keeping the community better informed of security vulnerabilities....

Infosys to acquire US-based Kaleidoscope Innovation for up to $42 million
Infosys to acquire US-based Kaleidoscope Innovation for up to $42 million

Times of India - 3 weeks ago

  1. Infosys to acquire US-based Kaleidoscope Innovation for up to $42 million  Times of India
  2. Infosys acquires US-based Kaleidoscope Innovation for $42 million  Moneycontrol
  3. Infosys to acquire US-based product design firm Kaleidoscope …...

China's ByteDance buys UIPay to leverage e-payment capabilities at home
China's ByteDance buys UIPay to leverage e-payment capabilities at home

Reuters Canada - 3 weeks ago
ByteDance, the owner of popular short-video app TikTok, said it has acquired a Chinese third-party payment service UIPay in a bid to leverage its domestic payment capability....

Apple Publishes Human Rights Policy Following Shareholder Pressure Over China Censorship
Apple Publishes Human Rights Policy Following Shareholder Pressure Over China Censorship

- 3 weeks ago
Apple has published a human rights policy document that commits to "freedom of information and expression," following years of criticism from investors that it shows too much deference to Beijing and accedes to China's censorship demands. The four-page d…...

PUBG ban in India: What happens next, can you play PUBG, other key details you need to know
PUBG ban in India: What happens next, can you play PUBG, other key details you need to know

- 3 weeks ago
India on Wednesday banned PUBG Mobile, a very popular mobile game in the country. The ban came as India banned another 118 Chinese apps....

Facebook to warn third-party developers of vulnerable code
Facebook to warn third-party developers of vulnerable code

- 3 weeks ago
Facebook has announced a policy change that will see the company notify third-party developers if it finds a security vulnerability in their code. Facebook said it “may occasionally find” critical bugs and vulnerabilities in third-party code and systems, in a…...

Epic argues Apple should return Fortnite to the App Store in new filing
Epic argues Apple should return Fortnite to the App Store in new filing

- 3 weeks ago
As the week closed out, a couple of court filings pushed the ongoing litigation between Epic, Apple and Google slowly forward. One filing from Google says the search giant will seek to dismiss Epic’s lawsuit, while a last-minute filing from Epic Friday evenin…...

RPT-UPDATE 1-Amazon faces new antitrust challenge from Indian online sellers -legal documents
RPT-UPDATE 1-Amazon faces new antitrust challenge from Indian online sellers -legal documents

Reuters India - 1 month ago
A group of more than 2,000 online sellers has filed an antitrust case against Amazon in India, alleging the U.S. company favours some retailers whose online discounts drive independent vendors out of business, a legal filing seen by Reuters showed....

BlackBerry makes China push as the OS for Xpeng smart cars
BlackBerry makes China push as the OS for Xpeng smart cars

- 1 month ago
The once-pioneering BlackBerry is pretty much out of the smartphone manufacturing game, but the Canadian company has been busy transitioning to providing software for connected devices, including smart cars. Now it’s brought that section of its business to Ch…...

Desktop Metal going public in SPAC-led deal that could value 3D printer company at $2.5B
Desktop Metal going public in SPAC-led deal that could value 3D printer company at $2.5B

- 1 month ago
Desktop Metal’s had no shortage of investor interest in its business during in its half-decade existence. To date, the metal 3D printing company has raised $430 million, becoming one of the fastest U.S. companies to achieve unicorn status in the process. Toda…...

Daily Crunch: Judge says Apple can’t block Unreal Engine
Daily Crunch: Judge says Apple can’t block Unreal Engine

- 1 month ago
Epic Games wins a victory against Apple, Fitbit announces a new smartwatch and Microsoft Word adds a transcription feature. This is your Daily Crunch for August 25, 2020. The big story: Judge says Apple can’t block Unreal Engine U.S. District Court Judge Yvon…...

GM teases two new all-electric Chevy Bolt models
GM teases two new all-electric Chevy Bolt models

- 1 month ago
GM provided a glimpse Wednesday of not one, but two versions of the Chevrolet Bolt, the all-electric vehicle that first launched in 2017 with an aim at hitting the market before — and carving sales away from — the Tesla Model 3. The all-electric hatchback, wh…...

Payments services company Finix adds $30 million to its Series B
Payments services company Finix adds $30 million to its Series B

- 1 month ago
Finix, a startup that provides payments-related services to other companies, announced it has extended its Series B financing with a $30 million investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and American Express Ventures. The fintech startup has now raised ov…...

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