• Dubai royal family partners with JIFFY.ai 25 Jan 2021 19:33 Seed Group, a company of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, belonging to the Royal Family of Dubai, has partnered with Silicon Valley-based automation start-up JIFFY.ai to help expand operations in the United Arab Emirates and the …
  • Davies Touts Technology as it Expands Claims Infrastructure in the U.S. 25 Jan 2021 19:27 An investment by a Silicon Valley private equity firm and its Canadian partner is propelling a major expansion of London-based Davies into the U.S. insurance services sector, including claims management. Davies has acquired 17 insurance-related businesses …
  • BACKER: Three Ways The Biden Administration Will Attack Free Speech 25 Jan 2021 19:05 An assault on free speech is coming. In the wake of the Capitol riots, Americans have already seen it play out on social media, with the conservative social media app Parler being shut down and blacklisted. The “woke” activists in Silicon Valley are not …
  • The Pendulum Of Internet Censorship Swings Leftward, As It Always Will 25 Jan 2021 17:28 There has been a purge of left-wing accounts from social media, with socialist organizations being targeted on Facebook and multiple Antifa-associated accounts suspended from Twitter. "We have just confirmed that Facebook has disabled the page of the …
  • Businessinsider.co.za | Wall Street banker turned ‘psychedelics concierge’ to the stars wants everyone to have access to ketamine 25 Jan 2021 17:15 Mike "Zappy" Zapolin has positioned himself as an advocate for psychedelic medicine. Julie Jay Kelly Mike "Zappy" Zapolin tried ayahuasca in a search for greater meaning and has devoted his career to psychedelics ever since. He has …
  • Pinkerton: In Dealing With Big Tech, the American People Need a Seat at the Table 25 Jan 2021 17:04 On the Menu  There’s an old joke: If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.  That is, if you aren’t a player in the process, then you’re the one being played.  Just in the last three months, Americans have been played by Big Tech. Specifically, the …
  • The rise of Pubmatic’s Goel brothers 25 Jan 2021 16:51 With its public debut, the 14-year-old Pune and California-based firm leapfrogged co-founders and brothers Rajeev Goel (42) and Amar Goel’s (44) worth in the company - who together own close to 23.7% - at more than $300 million. Post-IPO, co-founders of …
  • Vaccine Delivery Gets Futuristic with Drone Delivery 25 Jan 2021 16:51 Delivery from robotic drones and pandemics make the supply chain of today look like something of a dystopian novel of a fictional future. But this is reality, now that Wingcopter finishes its first series funding, resulting in $22 million. In May 2020, the …
  • Biden's Green Energy Boom Could Send These Electric Vehicle Stocks Soaring 25 Jan 2021 16:46 Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world--richer than Bezos. And Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has gained over 700% in a year, while Chinese Nio (NYSE:NIO) has soared over 1,300% … Anyone who didn’t get in on those before they were hot shots missed the …
  • Wingcopter raises $22 million to expand to the U.S. and launch a next-generation drone 25 Jan 2021 16:46 German drone technology startup Wingcopter has raised a $22 million Series A – its first significant venture capital raise after mostly bootstrapping. The company, which focuses on drone delivery, has come a long way since its founding in 2017, having …
  • Former Groupon exec Samojednik named CEO at Chicago startup Paro 25 Jan 2021 16:24 Jan 25, 2021, 9:19am CST Paro, the Chicago startup that connects companies to finance professionals, said it's promoted Anita Samojednik from chief operating officer to chief executive officer. Samojednik, former president of Chicago-based Groupon ( …
  • Tech titans cozy up to Biden 25 Jan 2021 16:20 With help from Mohana Ravindranath Editor’s Note: Morning Tech is a free version of POLITICO Pro Technology's morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with …
  • Biden to sign Buy American EO 25 Jan 2021 16:10 Presented by the Global Business Alliance With help from Doug Palmer and Gavin Bade Editor’s Note: Weekly Trade is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily Trade policy newsletter, Morning Trade. POLITICO Pro is a policy intelligence platform that combines …
  • IT event calendar '21 25 Jan 2021 16:07 Nerdiocon Nerdiocon is designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) looking to build a successful cloud practice using Microsoft Azure. 2021-01-26 2021-01-27 Online, Virtual RSAC 365 Virtual Summit Expert-led sessions, keynotes and seminars covering the …
  • Cityview Chief Burton Takes Long View on LA 25 Jan 2021 15:07 But it’s at Cityview, which feeds Burton’s ongoing interest in building cities, where he has found his calling. The real estate veteran sat down with the Business Journal to discuss multifamily development, the coronavirus and the state of regulations in …
  • Venture Capital: Firms Portfolios Profit From a ‘Pandemic Bump’ 25 Jan 2021 15:07 Fifth- Wall’s Dan Wenhold said Covid has accelerated innovation. Photo by Jeff Newton Studio LLC When the pandemic first took hold in March, Eric Manlunas foresaw a doomsday scenario for his firm’s investments.  Fast forward 10 months, though, and the …
  • Will San Jose move to densify single-family neighborhoods like Sacramento just did? 25 Jan 2021 14:58 After Sacramento recently took the bold step toward becoming the first city in California to eliminate traditional single-family zoning, some San Jose housing advocates and residents hope the capital of Silicon Valley can build off of the momentum. San …
  • Will San Jose move to densify single-family neighborhoods like Sacramento just did? 25 Jan 2021 14:58 After Sacramento recently took the bold step toward becoming the first city in California to eliminate traditional single-family zoning, some San Jose housing advocates and residents hope the capital of Silicon Valley can build off of the momentum. San …
  • A Science Writer Travels to the Fields and Labs Where Agriculture Is Changing 25 Jan 2021 14:28 Vanderbilt University professor Amanda Little delivered the news in her 2019 book The Fate of Food: Our food systems are broken and the climate crisis is rushing them to a conclusion. If we needed more proof that we have to change our ways, the coronavirus …
  • When it’s time to say goodbye to adland 25 Jan 2021 11:52 Starting a new job can be a slightly bewildering experience, but of late it has been less about finding the best sandwich bars near work or figuring out a new commute due to the Covid-19 crisis, which has changed the face of office work. For Katie Lee, add …
  • Investment in scientific and technological development:  KazNU to start large project 25 Jan 2021 10:59 ALMATY. KAZINFORM KazNU is starting to implement a large investment project to create «Al-Farabi» Scientific and Technological Valley (STV), which includes IT, innovative and medical biological clusters. Al-Farabi KazNU signed a long-term investment …
  • Parler and the Far Right's Ever-Evolving Digital Ecosystem 25 Jan 2021 10:38 Since the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol in Washington, right-wing extremists on social media continue to glorify violence, draw new adherents and forge fresh plans for mayhem. This ominous activity presents an urgent threat to the security and social …
  • Audio-based social app Clubhouse raises funding from Andreessen Horowitz 25 Jan 2021 08:54 Audio-based social app Clubhouse said today it has raised new funding from the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz to help the startup scale up by hiring more people and investing in creators. The amount of the Series B round for the company, formally named …
  • Apple warns iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories can interfere with medical devices 25 Jan 2021 08:54 Apple Inc. has issued a warning that its iPhone 12 range and its MagSafe accessories can interfere with implantable medical devices, potentially making them deadly to users. The problem is that the devices contain magnets and radios that emit …
  • Uber lays off 15% of Postmates workers post-acquisition 25 Jan 2021 08:54 Uber Technologies Inc. has laid off around 185 people, approximately 15% of staff at Postmates Inc. after having finalized its acquisition of the company in December. The New York Times reported that Uber announced the cuts to staff on Thursday, Jan. 21, …
  • 2.28M user records from dating site MeetMindful published on hacking forum 25 Jan 2021 08:54 Details of more the 2.28 million users of dating site MeetMindful have been released online for free in the latest in a series of stolen data dumps. The stolen data includes real names, email addresses, address information, body details, dating preferences …
  • Vietnam investment opportunities: Q&A with Wiziin CEO Tien Nguyen 25 Jan 2021 06:29 Many startups are confused about how to find angel investors, while investors are discouraged by the lack of transparency of information about startup investments. Nguyen Ngoc Tien (aka Tien Nguyen), founder and CEO of Wiziin Vietnam, saw this pain point …
  • CBS Medical Editor Says Americans Should Wear Two Face Masks 25 Jan 2021 05:10 Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says that Americans should wear not one but TWO face masks if they want to ensure full protection against COVID-19. “Specifically what we’re saying is that two masks may …
  • Ready to Sell Your Startup in 2021? 25 Jan 2021 05:04 January 25, 2021 By Louis Lehot in Business Miscellaneous Photo Credit: Victor1558 via flickr What is a merger, reverse-merger, acquisition, stock purchase or asset sale? Picking the right transaction structure can make or break your return. There will …
  • Next year in Jerusalem 25 Jan 2021 04:52 The German Kaiser once asked his Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck: “Can you prove the existence of God?” Bismarck was supposed to have replied: “The Jews, your majesty. The Jews.” The return of the Jews to the Land of Promise after 2000 years of dispersal is …
  • The multifaceted Spanish engineer leading Amazon Business in Europe 25 Jan 2021 04:39 Patricia de Loro, head of Amazon Business for Europe, has never really thought of herself as a geek, but looking at her career, most would disagree. Having previously worked at The Venture City fund, the engineer was also the director of Verticals Strategy …
  • JinkoSolar Begins Construction On 20 Gigawatt Solar Cell Factory 25 Jan 2021 04:16 January 23rd, 2021 by Zachary Shahan  Tripling Solar Cell Production JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module producers in the world, is ramping up its solar cell production tremendously. It is building a 20 gigawatt solar cell factory that is expected …
  • Parler provided freedom from censorship at cost of users' data 25 Jan 2021 03:29 Few people heard of the social media platform Parler before Big Tech’s political censorship made it a refuge for conservative voices in the 2020 election season. Elevated to center stage in the internet’s censorship wars, Parler is now fighting for …
  • RUTH SUNDERLAND: Heading for tech trouble? 25 Jan 2021 00:35 RUTH SUNDERLAND: If US tech falls to earth, it will hurt a lot of people in the UK - many small investors are exposed through funds that hold these shares History tells us that small investors piling into a soaring stock market is a sign of trouble What …
  • More Companies Are Joining ‘Tech Exodus’ From California 24 Jan 2021 22:57 This week Digital Reality data center services announced it was also relocating its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area to Texas, citing factors like a low cost of living and "supportive business climate". (Though it will still maintain …
  • Tom Still: Leaving California? Consider the Badger State 24 Jan 2021 20:48 Those pondering a move from Wisconsin need not rely on my branding slogan alone, of course. Outsiders who have looked at the state’s tech and entrepreneurial climate agree it’s on the rise — progress that COVID-19 has interrupted but not halted. In late …
  • The Corrupt Bargain redux 24 Jan 2021 20:33 When Donald Trump took the office of President of the United States in January of 2017, one of the first things he did was to put a bust of former President Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office A contemporary president giving a "shout out" of sorts …
  • Keep an eye on California, the progressive model for America 24 Jan 2021 20:33 The headlines today were stark: They reported that California, which just last month was one of the world’s Wuhan virus hotspots, is now the worst state in America when it comes to vaccine distribution. Additionally, Gov. Gavin Newsom is hiding key Wuhan …
  • Biden's Transport secretary Buttigieg tells laid-off Keystone XL workers he hopes they get 'different union jobs' 24 Jan 2021 20:33 For a whiff of what's in store for the workers Democrats have long claimed to champion, take a look at this exchange between Secretary of Transport nominee Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Ted Cruz, who ratted him out at his Senate confirmation hearings: After …
  • 'A mini-exodus': Tech companies are leaving Silicon Valley for cheaper cities 24 Jan 2021 18:03 Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has been fielding numerous inquiries from top executives in the tech world who reached out in recent weeks — from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. He has also reportedly met with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and …
  • Why selling a slice of the All Blacks makes sense 24 Jan 2021 16:39 OPINION: More than ten thousand kilometres away, an American investment firm is close to buying a slice of your favourite team. Well-sourced reports suggest NZ Rugby is nearing a deal to sell 15 per cent of the All Blacks’ commercial rights arm to Silver …
  • Is Palantir Technologies Stock Overvalued? 24 Jan 2021 15:43 Palantir Technologies' (NYSE:PLTR) shares have performed remarkably well during its short time as a public company. The stock is up 176% since its late-September market debut. Palantir came to market with a reputation for technological prowess and some …
  • The Language of the Unheard 24 Jan 2021 14:37 {Reposted from the Sultan Knish website} When the Black Lives Matter riots raged in cities around the country a spectrum of the leftist oligarchy, from the New York Times to the ACLU to the leadership of Washington State University justified them with …
  • Third group of investors arrive in SL under Investor Bubble scheme 24 Jan 2021 14:30 Serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley investor Insaaf Mohideen has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit under the ‘Investor Bubble’ scheme, the State Ministry of Money & Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms confirmed. Insaaf Mohideen is a …
  • $100 Million From Elon Musk Won’t Enable Carbon Capture 24 Jan 2021 13:28 03 September 2020, Brandenburg, Grünheide: Elon Musk, Tesla boss, stands laughing on the Tesla ... [+] Gigafactory construction site. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images) dpa/ …
  • All work and low pay: are we too devoted to our jobs? 24 Jan 2021 13:06 If the past year has made us ask one question, it must surely be: how is it that our society so often chooses to place the least value on the work it needs the most? One effect of the pandemic has been to strip away some of the mythologies of the labour …
  • 'A slow drip versus an explosion': inside California's divided Covid reality 24 Jan 2021 11:23 California this week became the first US state to record 3m Covid-19 infections. But, within its borders, Californians have been living through two different pandemics. As the north begins to see encouraging signs that the latest, most severe period of the …
  • Hi-tech hub Guangdong sees higher education investments boom 24 Jan 2021 09:27 Bid to rival Silicon Valley with home-grown talent An investment boom in institutions of higher education is taking place in Guangdong province, one of China's biggest manufacturing hubs and its up-and-coming hi-tech region with grand ambitions to …
  • Top 5 Consumer Goods Companies for 2021 24 Jan 2021 08:28 In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, join host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma as they put their top five consumer goods companies for 2021 and beyond in their "shopping basket" and personal portfolios. To …
  • Miami's successful pitch to tech firms: How can we help? 24 Jan 2021 06:22 MIAMI - The city of Miami, with a growing reputation as a financial services center enhanced by its balmy climate and low taxes, is now making a concerted and increasingly successful push to attract hi-tech firms from Silicon Valley and New York. Goldman …
  • Around Town: Palo Alto native plays at sixth Inauguration Day ceremony 24 Jan 2021 05:51 In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto native who offered his musical talent to the Inauguration Day ceremony, a local student recognized as one of the brightest children in the world and regional transit official who has joined the Biden …
  • The 20 Best Airbnbs in and Around Lake Tahoe 24 Jan 2021 03:48 A weekend at Tahoe is a rite of passage as a Californian. At some point, you’ll spend a weekend at a family member’s or friend’s or friend of friend’s Tahoe home for a winter ski trip or summer lake weekend. And if you have your own, you’re probably not …
  • Valley Water Investigation Finds No Racism in Opposing New CEO 24 Jan 2021 01:18 A third-party investigation into two Valley Water directors who voted against the recent appointment of CEO Rick Callender—the first Black man to lead the agency—found that directors Barbara Keegan and Linda LeZotte’s actions were not motivated by race. …
  • Biden’s election won’t solve our social media driven division 23 Jan 2021 23:21 Joseph R. Biden Jr. was officially sworn in around 12 p.m. on January 20 as the 46th President of the United States, relieving many Americans and the rest of the world. While the country gains a new president (an actual president), the country’s political …
  • Amnesty Polls Show Americans Want Jobs for Americans 23 Jan 2021 20:42 Business groups are trying to reassure politicians it is safe to go back into amnesty waters — even though many politicians remember their peers who did not long survive the summer of 2013. The New York Times‘ chief White House reporter, Michael Shear, …
  • Masters of the Universe Turn on Far Left: Facebook Censors Socialist Workers Party, Leftist Activists 23 Jan 2021 20:42 Britain’s Socialist Workers Party (SWP) was censored from Facebook on Friday, as Silicon Valley tech giants turn their censorship apparatus upon the radical left in the U.S. and the UK. The leftist party claimed in a statement that they were “silenced” by …
  • Simple Hacks That Make Fasting Easy 23 Jan 2021 20:11 Over the years, I've done several interviews with Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founder and CEO of bulletproof.com, including one in which we discuss how ketones may be useful against COVID-19. Here, we discuss his latest book, "Fast …
  • As economic suffering grips regular Americans, Wall Street behemoths get ready to feast 23 Jan 2021 19:06 For millions of regular Americans, the end of 2020 was marked by economic distress, with millions suffering pandemic-triggered job losses—and thus the loss of their employer-tied health insurance—still waiting on robust economic relief from federal …
  • TV Rewind | The River: When Paranormal Activity met Lost 23 Jan 2021 18:34 The release of the first Paranormal Activity film in 2007 changed the game for the horror genre. What was once known for being hammy and gory, the genre now found itself exploring the rough appeal of found-footage style and the audience loved it. In 2012, …
  • How a budget sex toy company fixed some of sextech's biggest problems 23 Jan 2021 18:16 Sex toy company Satisfyer didn't invent any new concepts when it released its line of internet-connected, app-enabled pleasure devices last month. Since the early 2010s, an increasing number of sextech companies like We-Vibe, Ohmibod, and Lovense have …
  • Luxury Resort Development Takes FAST® Approach to Wastewater Treatment 23 Jan 2021 18:08 With the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands and kept comfortable year-round by gentle Pacific sea breezes, the coastal region called Punta de Mita near Puerto Vallarta has emerged as a playground for some of the world’s most elite celebrities. This 4- …
  • Fluid Fans Help Manchester City To ‘Most Innovative Sports Team’ Crown 23 Jan 2021 17:36 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Bernardo Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their ... [+] team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on January 20, 2021 in Manchester, …
  • Google threatens to shut down search engine in Australia over news law 23 Jan 2021 17:08 Google threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if officials there approve a law requiring it to pay news publishers for their content. In a dramatic escalation of its aggressive fight against the proposal, the Silicon Valley titan on Friday …
  • The new data paradigm: Embrace decentralization 23 Jan 2021 17:08 There are times when a centralized data source may not always be a good idea. In a paper published in May 2019, Zhamak Dehghani (pictured), director of Next Tech Incubation NA at ThoughtWorks Inc., uncovered the trouble with data lakes. Despite hefty …
  • Why I Bought Warrants in This Electric-Vehicle SPAC 23 Jan 2021 17:08 Prior to announcing a merger target, the most prominent risks associated with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) are the unknown: What company will the SPAC ultimately become, what structure will the deal have, and whether or not the SPAC can …
  • This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them? 23 Jan 2021 16:52 Moving away from coal is essential to fighting back against worsening droughts, storms and sea-level rise around the world. That fight will only get harder if America keeps burning coal. I drove here in January after Steve Gray, a 56-year-old resident who…
  • Sberbank’s second pirouette 23 Jan 2021 16:13 Can the former Soviet savings monopoly turn itself into a consumer-technology giant? Jan 23rd 2021 TECH FIRMS with ropy business models are told to “pivot”—abruptly reinvent themselves in the hope that a new approach generates profits before venture …
  • FCC Section 230: Shield for ceonsoring free speech 23 Jan 2021 15:38 “One form of freedom governs another just as one limb of the body does another.” – Karl Marx “Section 230” is a buzz word that has been bandied back and forth lately between the new left and conservatives in Washington D.C. It is a statute to shield …
  • Local Leaders Look to State to Keep Business as Second San Jose Company Moves HQ 23 Jan 2021 11:28 Another big Bay Area company this week announced they would move their headquarters out of California, to the chagrin of local leaders who say the state Legislature has the power to stanch the outflow of businesses. Align Technologies, the medical device …
  • Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic 23 Jan 2021 11:07 When Andi Owen took over the furniture company Herman Miller, in 2018, she didn’t expect to get caught up in politics. But these days, it seems no chief executive is safe from the culture wars. Over the last year, Ms. Owen, a former executive at the Gap, …
  • Confessions of a Tesla True Believer 23 Jan 2021 09:53 Cars Published on January 23rd, 2021 | by Guest Contributor 0 January 23rd, 2021 by Guest Contributor  By Robert Tod Chubrich, an investor living in Los Angeles and CleanTechnica reader I am one of a generation of investors who put our money in Tesla, …
  • How Silicon Valley Professionals Use Their Bonuses 23 Jan 2021 09:23 Jan 23, 2021 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - ValueWalk) Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more A Google professional asked the Blind platform 'What are you doing with your bonus?' Baupost's Seth Klarman: the Fed has broken the stock …
  • Keep queue jumpers out of the vaccine roll out 23 Jan 2021 08:20 By then Australia’s vaccination program should hopefully be underway.Whether it’s the more effective Pfizer jab or the more economical, Australian-made and easier to transport AstraZeneca stock, the assumption is that we will finally join the rest of the …
  • A successful vaccination drive is crucial to Boris Johnson’s government 23 Jan 2021 08:00 IN MEDIEVAL TIMES pilgrims came to Lichfield Cathedral to visit the shrine of St Chad, the dust from whose bones was said to cure all manner of ills. Today, a scarcely less miraculous scene is unfolding. A trickle of pensioners, bundled against the cold, …
  • Clubhouse Review 23 Jan 2021 07:32 January 21, 2021 7 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag PROS Lets you participate in fascinating conversations. Numerous clubs and topics to follow. Lets you share music. Strong communities, especially those focusing on people of color. CONS …
  • Eric Schmidt's Year-Old Defense Startup Already Tied to Biden Admin 23 Jan 2021 07:20 A year-old defense company backed by a $63 million investment from board member and former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is already working its way into the good graces of the Biden administration. Two employees of the company, Rebellion Defense, are …
  • You should be grateful to Obiano, aide replies Ngige 23 Jan 2021 06:47     Chris Ngige The raging war of words between former governor of Anambra State and Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, and incumbent Governor Willie Obiano has taken a dramatic turn, as Obiano described Ngige as an opportunist who rode to power on a …
  • The White Tiger Is a Complex Crime Drama with a Dazzling Performance at Its Center 23 Jan 2021 06:21 Sometimes a great face is all you really need to set a movie spinning, and Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger, adapted from Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel, has one: Adarsh Gourav plays Balram, the antihero of this sometimes bitterly funny, sometimes wrenching …
  • The Technology 202: Facebook's new 'Supreme Court' will have final say on the future of Trump's account 23 Jan 2021 06:07 Facebook’s decision to refer the decision to the oversight board — which is intended to effectively function as a “Supreme Court” reviewing the company’s most controversial content moderation decisions — reflects the polarizing opinions on how the world’s …
  • We'd rather go down in Down Under, says Google: Search biz threatens to quit Australia if forced to pay for news 23 Jan 2021 06:03 Google threatened to shut down its search service in Australia if the government passes legislation that forces Google and Facebook to pay publishers Down Under for reusing their news content. The News Media Bargaining Code, proposed by the Australian …
  • Big Tech's rise threatens country's future – beware the woke-industrial complex 23 Jan 2021 04:28 Roivant Sciences CEO Vivek Ramaswamy argues Big Tech companies should be treated as ‘state actors’ in court. Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reportedly made China’s wealthiest man Jack Ma disappear. Here at home, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the …
  • Tech companies hail Biden's day one immigration action 23 Jan 2021 02:32 Silicon Valley cheered President Biden’s executive action on immigration reform on his first day in office, marking a stark contrast with their criticism of the Trump administration's hard-line policies. Biden signed two executive orders and sent a …
  • Hillicon Valley: Biden names acting chairs to lead FCC, FTC | Facebook to extend Trump ban pending review | Judge denies request for Amazon to immediately restore Parler 23 Jan 2021 02:32 Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter with this LINK.Follow our cyber...
  • President Donald Trump’s last-day flurry of pardons included one Utahn 23 Jan 2021 01:37 (Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP file photo) Former President Donald Trump waves to the members of the media after his final flight on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.   | Jan. 20, 2021, 8:21 p. …
  • Prince Harry complains that he and Meghan were subjected to 'the mothership of all harassment' 23 Jan 2021 01:36 Prince Harry today declared war on Silicon Valley by telling tech titans they should be motivated by 'well-being' and not just 'financial incentive' in a lengthy interview about social media where he blamed it for the US Capitol riot and …
  • In Defense of Civility 23 Jan 2021 01:35 In the seventies, I was working in Silicon Valley when email became ubiquitous on business' campuses. Although email simplified office communication, I noticed two negative aspects: email discouraged face-to-face interaction and it facilitated …
  • The pandemic is showing us which friendships are worth keeping 23 Jan 2021 01:09 In some ways, keeping a tighter circle during the pandemic has been difficult, she admits. But she went into the lockdown in March feeling socially hung over — and overall her quieter life has felt restorative. “I detoxed from all the social connecting I …
  • To court socially minded millennials, some wineries are investing in more than grapes 23 Jan 2021 01:07 Public accountability also attracted Janie Brooks Heuck, managing director of Brooks winery, in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills region. In addition to being certified as biodynamic by the Demeter organization, Brooks is also a B Corporation and a member of 1 …
  • Report: Apple developing VR headset with planned 2022 launch date 23 Jan 2021 00:49 Apple Inc. is reportedly developing a virtual reality headset that will feature sharper displays than current competing devices and is expected to be far more expensive. That’s according to a report today in Bloomberg, which attributed the information to …
  • TripActions raises $155M to help companies manage workers’ business trips 23 Jan 2021 00:49 TripActions Inc., the startup behind a cloud service of the same name for managing business travel, today announced that it has raised a $155 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, Addition Ventures and venture capitalist Elad Gil. The round …
  • Competition, edge computing, developers and deplatforming all forge cloud’s future 23 Jan 2021 00:49 In the highly competitive technology world, most businesses strive for complete domination of a market by driving out serious competition, a strategy known as “winner take all.” But when it comes to the public cloud landscape and the evolving role of its …
  • By leveraging joint data assets, cloud-linked ecosystems bridge experience gap, create agile value chain 23 Jan 2021 00:49 Cloud computing is transforming not only business but the role of chief information officers. From fighting the endless battle of keeping the lights on, CIOs and their counterparts in other information technology executive roles have been elevated to rank …
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation debuts $4 Arm-based Pico chip 23 Jan 2021 00:49 The Raspberry Pi Foundation today detailed an internally developed microcontroller chip for “internet of things” projects that will become available to customers starting at a mere $4. Dubbed Pico, the chip will also ship as part of partner-made circuit …
  • Time to take aim at storage and edge by expanding block capabilities to network protocols 23 Jan 2021 00:49 It’s high time to re-engineer the storage stack to enable storage area network or SAN performance in the cloud, a growing trend reflecting what information technology departments could expect on-premises. This represents an important move worth watching as …
  • CIOs face new challenges as cloud adoption becomes a critical imperative 23 Jan 2021 00:49 2020 took cloud operations from a business advantage to a business imperative, and that has propelled chief information officers into the spotlight, as chief executive officers look to implement cloud strategies ASAP. Fueling the increased importance of …
  • It’s time for a data architecture do-over 23 Jan 2021 00:49 As Moore’s Law becomes less relevant, technological innovation is entering a new age. Instead of ever tinier and more powerful computing hardware, the next wave of value creation will come from the mixing of big data, machine learning/artificial …
  • Companies: Lead us to the cloud, then get out of the way 23 Jan 2021 00:49 What is the perfect cloud strategy? Decades after cloud computing entered the business lexicon, enterprises are still a long way from agreeing on a definitive model. The evolving workplace, proliferation of edge devices, and increasing complexity of hybrid …
  • The era of the citizen developer is dawning, says Google Cloud’s Amit Zavery 23 Jan 2021 00:49 Interest in low-code no-code application development continues to grow, and major enterprise companies are positioning for a central role in what is turning into a promising business. Gartner has predicted that in two years, more than 50% of medium-sized …
  • Solving the CIO dilemma: How to keep pace and control spend under new pressures 23 Jan 2021 00:49 A chief information officer is responsible for meeting the information technology needs of an organization and driving value from said technology. Once an underappreciated fix-it role, today’s demand for technological solutions has put mission-critical …
  • IBM misses revenue target but says steady growth will resume this year 23 Jan 2021 00:49 IBM Corp. beat analysts’ expectations today with fourth-quarter earnings of $2.07 per share, 28 cents better than the $1.79 that was expected, but growth continues to be elusive. Revenue fell 6.5% from the same quarter last year, to $20.37 billion, about 1 …


  • Update: Organizers cancel Devils Lake ice fishing tournament for safety reasons 25 Jan 2021 18:30 There just wasn’t enough ice to safely hold the tournament, which draws thousands of anglers onto frozen Six-Mile Bay of Devils Lake, said Cory Meyer, a member of the Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s tournament committee. The tournament is always …
  • The Muscleman of Technology shows off top CES products 25 Jan 2021 15:06 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bruce Pechman attended the first ever “Virtual All-Digital CES 2021” show with some wild and crazy new products. CES is always the proving ground for new innovations and products.  The Muscleman of Technology showcased the trends and new …
  • Daily Business Report-Jan. 25, 2021 25 Jan 2021 15:05 Tesla is ranked as the world’s top car manufacturer. Above, the Tesla Model S interior. (Courtesy Tesla Inc.) The World’s Top Car Manufacturers by Market Capitalization Visual Capitalist Ever since Apple and other Big Tech companies hit a market …
  • Samsung Advances Network Security Leadership, Achieving First Common Criteria Certification For 5G In North America 25 Jan 2021 14:28 Monday, 25 January 2021, 5:13 pm Press Release: Samsung Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Announces that its 5G RAN solutions received a Common Criteria (CC) certification[1] against the Network Device collaborative Protection Profile (NDcPP), an …
  • RF Filter Market Review and Survey Report Forecast to 2025 (Based on COVID-19 Worldwide Spread in 2020) 24 Jan 2021 01:31 The RF Filter Market Research Report 2020-2025 offers an in-depth evaluation of each crucial aspect of the Global RF Filter industry that relates to market size, share, revenue, demand, sales volume, and development in the market. The report analyzes the …
  • Local restaurants and their employees’ lives are being destroyed by government mandates 24 Jan 2021 00:38 BY ERIC SCHEFFER Dear city of Asheville mayor, City Council and city manager; Buncombe County Board of Commissioners chairman, Board of Commissioners and county manager (plus Asheville Independent Restaurant Association members and the media): I echo the …
  • How a budget sex toy company fixed some of sextech's biggest problems 23 Jan 2021 18:16 Sex toy company Satisfyer didn't invent any new concepts when it released its line of internet-connected, app-enabled pleasure devices last month. Since the early 2010s, an increasing number of sextech companies like We-Vibe, Ohmibod, and Lovense have …
  • 13 movie mistakes that made their scenes much better 23 Jan 2021 13:44 Films are complex beasts with so many moving parts that mistakes are unavoidable. Even the blockbusters with the biggest budgets and most sets of eyes on them routinely make it to cinemas with a few errors, especially when it comes to continuity. From …
  • 1 Perspective 21 for ’21: Composers and performers who sound like tomorrow 23 Jan 2021 12:55 In that spirit — and since we’re feeling all inaugural — please find below the first-ever class of 21 for ’21. Some of these composers and performers are just launching their careers; others are well along in their work. But each has found some sort of …
  • ELECTRONIC WEAPONS: For A Few Billion More 23 Jan 2021 10:46 January 23, 2021: The U.S. Army is upgrading its tactical radios used by combat units to include new software that makes these radios more difficult to jam or locate. The army was responding to new jamming capabilities demonstrated by Russia and China, two …
  • Samsung boasts fully virtualized commercial 5G RAN 23 Jan 2021 04:24 Samsung Electronics announced its latest 5G advancement with the recent rollout of the company’s vRAN 2.0 solutions, the first fully virtualized commercial 5G RAN delivered end-to-end from a single vendor. This will help create more programmable networks …
  • Satellite Beach approves low-power radar at Hightower 23 Jan 2021 00:01 The long-wavelength reach of radar may soon provide better "eyes" for what our regional waves are up to. This week, the city of Satellite Beach and the Indian River County Commission both approved small arrays of high-frequency, low-powered radar …