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25 avril

Mashable !

  • 02:15
    Tesla's robo-taxis are needed more than ever. The company lost $702 million in the first three months of the year and the EV maker doesn't expect to be profitable again until the second half of the year, according to first quarter earnings results reported Wednesday. Revenue was lower than expected at $4.5 billion. CEO Elon Musk had braced for a losing quarter back in February when he announced the $35,000 base price for the Model 3, but he still sounded disappointed on Wednesday's investor call to discuss the sluggish numbers.  "The brand is losing steam," Jessica Caldwell, executive (...) -- Tesla, Elon Musk, Earnings, Model 3, Electric Vehicles
  • 02:06
    Another one bites the dust. Probably.  The dark-web marketplace Wallstreet Market has for some time now been an online place to buy drugs, stolen data sets, and other illicit goods and services with cryptocurrency. Now, with the market supposedly down "for maintenance," users are crying exit scam and accusing those who ran the site of making off with their funds.  SEE ALSO: The trailer for 'CRYPTO' just dropped, and cryptocurrency is good now A visit to the site, accessible via the Tor browser, provides worried vendors and past customers with a claim that it will return April 25.  "We (...) -- Bitcoin, Dark Web, Tech, Cryptocurrency Blockchain
  • 01:15
    The NSA spying program could soon come to an end — if the White House listens to the NSA's recommendation. According to the Wall Street Journal, the National Security Agency is recommending that the White House abandon the agency's metadata surveillance program, which was first brought to light by the leaks released by former contractor Edward Snowden in 2013. The program allowed for the bulk collection of data such as phone numbers and timestamps of calls and texts, but did not collect the actual content of these communications. SEE ALSO: Reminder: Airbnb lets hosts put cameras inside (...) -- Nsa, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Spying, National Security Agency

Boing Boing

BetaNews.Com

  • 02:26
    Obesity is a huge problem in the USA and other parts of the world. Not only does being obese lead to sickness and death, but it causes healthcare costs to skyrocket, which harms everyone's bank account. Not to mention, being fat simply doesn't feel good -- carrying extras weight is uncomfortable and can lead to joint pain. So yeah, since obesity is bad, many people try very hard to lose weight, but sadly, many fail. Why? Putting on the pounds is much easier than taking them off, and since progress can be slow, it is easy to lose motivation. Thankfully,… [Continue (...) -- [Continue Reading]

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Engadget

Daring Fireball

  • 06:29
    John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include AirPods 2, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle, the trove of iOS 13 and MacOS 10.15 leaks reported by Guilherme Rambo, and the future of iTunes. Brought to you by these fine sponsors: Things: The award-winning personal task manager that helps you achieve your goals. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Rated #1 VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. (...)

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Daring Fireball

  • 05:53
    Microsoft: Microsoft Corp. today announced the nofollowing results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $30.6 billion and increased 14% Operating income was $10.3 billion and increased 25% Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 19% Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 20% […] “Demand for our cloud offerings drove commercial cloud revenue to $9.6 billion this quarter, up 41% year-over-year,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft. Azure is way up, but (...)

TechCrunch

  • 01:52
    Zack Burt Contributor Zack Burt is an American computer programmer. He founded Code For Cash, the tech recruiting firm. The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find the most qualified people who are also the right fit for your company This article shares some practical processes that you can add to your human resources function in order to accelerate the programmer pipeline, based on the years I have spent as a hiring focused software engineer at growing startups and now running my own recruiting firm. Our recruiting strategy is surprisingly simple, and (...) -- Column, Hiring, Personnel, Startups, Talent, TC
  • 01:23
    Elon Musk would prefer if Tesla, which is known for its volatile share price and is among the most heavily shorted stock, were a private company, but acknowledged during an earnings call Wednesday that it wasn’t likely. Musk can dream, can’t he? “Unfortunately that ship had sailed,” Musk said flatly, in response to a question from Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas. Musk said Tesla as a public company was a distraction at times and then added, “I’m not sure what to do about it.” The question came up as an increasing number of investors, known as shorts, bet that Tesla’s stock will decline. (...) -- Tesla
  • 00:51
    Tesla is developing an insurance product, which could be launched in about a month, CEO Elon Musk said during a call with analysts Wednesday nofollowing its first-quarter earnings report. “It will be much more compelling than anything else out there,” he said. Musk didn’t provide further details on what the insurance product might look like, but it will most certainly place value on its Autopilot system, an advanced driver assistance system that is considered one of the most robust and at times, most controversial, in the industry. Musk later added that Tesla already shares information with (...) -- Automotive, Transportation, insurance, Tesla
  • 00:44
    In a feat that could eventually unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully recreated the speech of healthy subjects by tapping directly into their brains. The technology is a long, long way from practical application but the science is real and the promise is there. Edward Chang, neurosurgeon at UC San Francisco and co-author of the paper published today in Nature, explained the impact of the team’s work in a press release: “For the first time, this study demonstrates that we can generate entire spoken sentences based on an (...) -- Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Health, Science, TC, brain-computer interface, synthetic speech, UCSF
  • 00:42
    Great news for all you coders, hackers, developers and creative tech makers — our onsite Hackathon returns to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Applications to hack are open now and if you’re selected, you get to flex your mighty coding skills and go head-to-head against some of the world’s best developers to build something amazing. Even better, participating in the Hackathon doesn’t cost a thing, so hop to it and apply right here. The Hackathon is a grueling, exhilarating, sleep-deprived experience — and a ton of fun. It puts your skills to the test, tries your endurance and (...) -- Events, TC, Disrupt San Francisco 2019, TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019, TechCrunch Hackathon
  • 00:36
    It looks like movies produced by Netflix and other streaming services will be able to compete for next year’s Academy Awards without any changes to eligibility. After the Netflix Original film “Roma” was nominated for Best Picture at this year’s ceremony and ultimately took home the awards for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography, the Academy’s Board of Directors was mulling possible rule changes. The crux of the debate seems to be Netflix’s theatrical strategy. The company insisted for years that it was willing to release its movies in theaters, but it would not (...) -- Entertainment, Media, academy awards, Netflix
  • 00:26
    Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the energy side of its business over the course of the year. The energy business is an unheralded part of Tesla — overshadowed by its headline-grabbing (and much larger) auto exploits — that chief executive Elon Musk thinks will generate an increasing share of revenue for the company over time. Tesla reports $702 million loss in first quarter Revenues from its solar power and energy storage business fell by 13 percent from the fourth quarter 2018 and 21 percent from a year ago (...) -- Earnings, GreenTech, TC, analyst, Elon Musk, energy, energy storage, gigafactory, renewable energy, solar energy, Solar Power, Tesla, Zachary Kirkhorn

Engadget

Programmable Web

  • 00:48
    Amazon recently introduced its App Submission API. Through the API, app owners can programmatically update their apps on Amazon's Appstore. This automates previously manual tasks like basic updates, new APKs, and version updates. The API is similar to the submission API used with the Google Play store.

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MacRumors

  • 00:53
    The next couple of years will see the rollout of 5G cellular phone networks from companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, and it sounds like 5G smartphone plans might not be priced in the same way as current 4G LTE plans. During today's AT&T earnings call, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said (via The Verge) that he believes the pricing for 5G connectivity could resemble home broadband pricing with different prices for different speed tiers rather than one set price for the fastest connectivity available. "I will be very surprised if, as we move into wireless, the pricing regime in (...) -- AT&T, 5G, 5G iPhone

24 avril

Mashable !

  • 23:27
    If Amazon product returns weren't easy enough already, they are about to get even easier for U.S. customers thanks to a new, or rather, an expanded deal with retail chain Kohl's. As The Verge reports, from July, every Kohl's store across the U.S. will start accepting your Amazon returns. According to Kohl's CEO Michelle Gass, "80 percent of America lives within 10 miles of a Kohl's" thanks to the company operating more than 1,150 locations, making it a nice extra option for a lot of people. Amazon and Kohl's have been working together since 2017 when the returns program was introduced (...) -- Amazon, Kohls, Tech, Big Tech Companies, Consumer Tech
  • 23:17
    Read more...More about Airpods, Mashable Reels, Xfyro, Tech, and Consumer Tech -- Airpods, Mashable Reels, Xfyro, Tech, Consumer Tech
  • 22:44
    We now know just how high Facebook's "record-setting" FTC fine could be. Facebook expects to pay between $3 billion and $5 billion to the FTC as the result of an investigation into its privacy policies. The company disclosed the potential fine to investors in its first quarter earnings report.  It was previously reported to be a "record-setting" fine by the Washington Post, which recently reported the agency is also seeking to hold Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook's privacy violations. Facebook's Q1 disclosure marks the first time the company has commented publicly on (...) -- Tech, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media Companies
  • 22:40
    Game recognizes game. Sometimes, a musician's style is so well known and specific that it's only a matter of time before they get lovingly roasted. Popular "how to make an X song" videos have musicians trying to recreate the sound of their favorite artists, with varying levels of parody and sincerity.  Normally the original artists don't respond to the appreciative jest, either because of their status or just that they're card-carrying members of the NFL (the No Fun League.)  But this time, an artist truly recognized that a parody was hilarious. And also, pretty accurate.  SEE ALSO: 'One (...) -- Twitter, Music, Culture, Viral Video, Tyler The Creator
  • 22:30
    Slack's latest feature is one you might not expect: email.  A new feature, announced during the company's Frontiers conference, allows Slack users to message coworkers via email in an update designed to "bridge" the gap between Slack and email. The feature, which will be rolling out over the next couple months, is meant to give people who don't use Slack a way to keep up with conversations their coworkers are having inside the messaging app.  SEE ALSO: This Slack channel will give you $1,000 if you guess the right word "When they're mentioned by username in channels or sent a direct (...) -- Tech, Slack, Big Tech Companies
  • 20:53
    Some pictures are worth a thousand words. For other pictures, there are no words.   A cursed image of well, of something, has been making the rounds on Twitter recently. Upon first glance, it seems to be a hodgepodge of items. Stare at it for more than a couple of seconds, though, and it quickly descends into murkier territory.  Name one thing in this photo pic.twitter.com/zgyE9rL2XP — dumbass ass idiot Z) (ⓐmelip0ne) April 23, 2019 SEE ALSO: The complex allure of cursed images The caption is a simple challenge: "Name one thing in this photo." Except it's not easy. It's a game that sets (...) -- Twitter, Weird, Cursed Images, Culture, Web Culture
  • 20:39
    Slack just got a little more fun thanks to a new channel that'll give you $1,000 if you can guess the word of the day. It's that easy. Just type a word into the Slack channel and if it's the right one ... free money SEE ALSO: Slack's dark mode on mobile is now available to all users The Slack channel, appropriately called "The Word Of The Day Is," is free for anyone with a Slack account to join and the rules are pretty simple: Winners will receive a DM on Slack and sent $1,000 via Venmo according to the MSCHF Internet Studios' FAQ. It's way harder than it looks... Image: GIF by (...) -- Money, Slack, Mschf Internet Studios, Tech, Big Tech Companies
  • 20:30
    It can see you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good, so pray an Amazon employee with access to audio recordings of your Alexa conversations doesn't also avail themselves of the ability to look up your home address for goodness sake.  Although, to be fair, your prayers likely won't do much goodAccording to Bloomberg, some Amazon employees who listen to and transcribe customer conversations with Alexa can look up the location data of those customers.  Mashable was able to independently confirm that some Amazon employees do indeed have access (...) -- Amazon, Privacy, Alexa, Echo, Tech
  • 20:29
    If you've ever felt like your Twitter feed is one big echo chamber, that's because it is. Now, a new study helps explain why. In short: most of Twitter really is the same people talking.  A new study from the Pew Research Center proves, once again, that what you see on Twitter isn't even close to representative of how most people think or act. One big reason for that: most people on Twitter still don't tweet that much. According to Pew, about 80 percent of tweets are sent by just 10 percent of users. SEE ALSO: Twitter secretly verified Jack Dorsey's mom and thousands of others despite (...) -- Tech, Twitter, Social Media Companies
  • 20:22
    Fact: On April 19, 2019, actor Rainn Wilson tweeted at Elon Musk and asked the tech leader if he could try to create a "quiet electric leaf blower." We know this occurred. We saw it with our very own eyes. But four days later something strange happened. .ⓐelonmusk can u make a quiet electric leaf blower? — RainnWilson (ⓐrainnwilson) April 19, 2019 On Tuesday, Elon Musk tweeted at his 26 million nofollowers to announce that "Tesla is going to develop a quiet, electric leafblower." Sound familiar? It should! Musk used the exact same phrasing as the former star of The Office did in his (...) -- Twitter, Tesla, Elon Musk, Rainn Wilson, Culture
  • 19:59
    Some dogs just know they're good boys. Watch as these dog friends take a cool, casual stroll down the middle of a road on Easter morning in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. A cop car crawls carefully behind the two dogs to protect them from cars. It's such a nice sight that the person who's filming comments, "That's beautiful." This is the kind of man-dog partnership we can all get behind. Read more... More about Dogs, Viral Videos, Culture, and Web (...) -- Dogs, Viral Videos, Culture, Web Culture
  • 19:50
    Anticipation over Avengers: Endgame is so high that Pornhub visitors are even searching for their favorite Marvel heroes on the adult entertainment site.  According to data from Pornhub, searches for "Avengers" started growing on April 16 and spiked on April 19 at 2,912 percent over the average number of searches from its "pre-April 15th average." People are really excited for any Avengers videos, aren't they? Image: Pornhub SEE ALSO: Why Captain America is definitely a virgin For comparison's sake, Pornhub reported "only" a 356 percent spike for "Avengers" searches with the release (...) -- Marvel, Avengers, Captain America, Pornhub, Culture
  • 19:35
    There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don't lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat.  In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded, or ectotherms. "What we found so surprising is that global warming hits sea creatures the hardest," (...) -- Science, Animals, Global Warming, Climate Change, Oceans
  • 19:22
    Representatives from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were grilled and admonished on Tuesday by UK lawmakers angry at the spread of extremist and criminal content. The UK parliamentary committee hearing was spurred by the spread of the graphic Christchurch shooting video, which the platforms struggled to contain. The shooter, who killed 50 people and injured 50 more at two mosques in New Zealand, livestreamed his crime on Facebook. Both liberal and conservative politicians slammed the companies for allowing hateful content to proliferate, and in the case of YouTube, actually promote its (...) -- Twitter, Youtube, Facebook Live, Extremism, Christchurch
  • 19:05
    Let this video be the sole evidence in banishing the stereotype that cats are afraid of dogs. Because these cats certainly are not.  Meet the garden guardians whose main purpose is to protect the garden they inhabit. According to YouTube poster walter santi, the "rolling cat" helms the front lines. If the dog can get past that cat, "D'Artagnan's girlfriend" is waiting patiently as the second line of defense. Supposedly, the dog has never gotten past D'Artagnan's girlfriend, but if that ever happens, there's a total of 7 outdoor cats living in the gardenThe creator of this YouTube account (...) -- Funny, Dogs, Cats, Viral Video, Culture
  • 18:38
    With 11 years and 21 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has stacked up quite the massive cast over the years. We all remember the big names, of course. Robert Downey Jr., the two best Chrises (yeah, not Pratt!), ScarJo, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson ... the MCU is an ever-growing roster of Big Names! But the smaller supporting actors form an important part of the larger universe, even if we rarely discuss their contribution. In fact, the MCU can easily double as a dystopian alternate universe inhabited by a smorgasbord of random TV characters plus our beloved (...) -- Entertainment, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Endgame, Movies Tv Shows
  • 18:35
    Since the iPad Pro and super affordable $329 iPad made their debut, it seems like the poor iPad Air has been swept under the rug. You know, the thing that happened to every other kitchen appliance when the Instant Pot came out. The iPad Air finally reclaimed its place in the spotlight in late March 2019, when Apple announced the jump to a 10.5-inch screen (among other improvements). SEE ALSO: iPad Air (2019) review: Apple's best bang for your buck If you've been in the market for an iPad and haven't pulled the trigger yet, be glad that you waited: The 2019 iPad Air is the perfect mix (...) -- Apple, Ipad, Tablets, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo
  • 18:23
    Gaming isn't the cheapest hobby in the world — with such a vast library of games on the market and most of them starting at $60, adding on a paid live service to that already hefty price tag can seem like a bad idea. It is tempting, though, because who wouldn't want to join the diverse community of video game fanatics out there? Thankfully, Best Buy is offering a way to help lighten the load on gamers and their wallets.   SEE ALSO: Best 4K TVs for gaming: Samsung QLED, LG OLED, Sony, and more Purchase a three-month Xbox Live Gold membership at Best Buy, and you'll get another three months (...) -- Microsoft, Xbox, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Skimlinks, Shopping Solo
  • 18:15
    Cheap laptops are nice, but if you want something that consistently performs well and has a processor that can keep up with you, you're going to want to dish out a little more cash. Whether you're a student or you're deep in the workforce, a new MacBook can equip you with the technology you need to excel. Right now you can grab a MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar on sale for $2,399.99 at Best Buy. This latest model MacBook Pro features a brilliant 15-inch Retina display with True Tone technology, which keeps your white balance and coloring consistent as you move through different lighting. (...) -- Apple, Laptops, Macbook, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo
  • 18:10
    Dating apps have a dick pic problem.  Unsolicited lewd photos and harassment have become part and parcel of dating app culture in recent years. Bumble has decided to put its weight behind combatting the issue that has long dogged dating app users.   Bumble is launching an AI tool that will warn users when they've been sent an obscene photo.  SEE ALSO: OkCupid launches anti-dick pic pledge to cut down on harassment. But, is it enough? Andrey Andreev — founder of the dating group that includes Bumble, Lumen, and Badoo — and his team used AI to build a feature that's able to capture images in (...) -- Harassment, Nudes, Bumble, Dick Pics, Culture
  • 18:03
    James Holzhauer is by now, a household name. Well, maybe if you're a 'Jeopardy!' fan. On Tuesday night Holzhauer became the second person to cross the $1 million mark in total earnings on the show. The only other person to accomplish this feat was Jeopardy! hall-of-famer Ken Jennings, whose 74-day winning streak totaled him about $2.5 million. If Holzhauer's hot streak continues, he could reach that number in a fraction of the time.  While he has only been on the show for 14 games, he has shattered records. He not only holds the record for the most money earned in a single show, as of (...) -- Television, Jeopardy, James Holzhauer, Entertainment, Web Culture
  • 17:52
    Sketch comedy can be incredibly hit or missI Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is a relentlessly bizarre hit. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is a new sketch comedy show on Netflix created by Saturday Night Live's and Detroiters' Tim Robinson (obviously) and Zach Kanin that leans in hard to its strange characters and scenarios to hilarious effect. I almost spit out my coffee during the first episode. I Think You Should Leave is consistently surprising, and its sketches contain so many hard left turns, it's impossible to know where anything is headed. SEE ALSO: (...) -- Television, Netflix, Comedy, I Think You Should Leave, Entertainment
  • 17:48
    I am truly, deeply, unfathomably terrible at Mortal Kombat 11 — but damn if I don't like shouting "FATALITY!" at the top of my lungs.  When I received a copy of MK11, I had every intention of respecting it with a full review. The latest installment in a 27-year-long franchise with a history and lore more complicated than the Rosetta Stone, this game is the kind that deserves to be played thoroughly and written about thoughtfully. (Not to mention, early buzz had been very promising and from what few promotional materials I'd seen, the game looked very worth my time.) Unfortunately, as I've (...) -- Games, Drinking Game, Combat, Mortal Kombat 11, Entertainment
  • 17:32
    There are plenty of savage insults, but perhaps the most savage of all is simply walking away mid-conversation. Sportscaster Kelly Cates got accidentally dissed in that exact way by her Sky Sports colleagues Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher during a broadcast in early April. And now she's responded by recreating the viral moment where she got snubbed. The original video showed Cates asking a question about Liverpool's upcoming game. Then Neville and Carragher respond by immediately turning around and walking away while answering her. An odd directing choice.  Baffled fans criticized (...) -- Sports, Viral Video, Culture, Web Culture
  • 17:22
    You don't realize how much you use your microwave until you don't have one. Seriously, what did people do before they were invented in 1946? (Or the '70s and '80s, when most U.S. households started getting microwaves.) Even if you have a toaster oven, a slow cooker, and a rice cooker, there's nothing that replaces that speed and convenience.  Whether yours is busted, crusted in the last tenant's food explosions, or your current landlord decided you just didn't need one (New York apartments or notorious for this), splurging on a new microwave is something you'll have to budget for at (...) -- Cooking, Microwave, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo

Boing Boing

Daring Fireball

  • 23:24
    Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger, and Maggie Haberman: Ms. Nielsen left the Department of Homeland Security early this month after a tumultuous 16-month tenure and tensions with the White House. Officials said she had become increasingly concerned about Russia’s continued activity in the United States during and after the 2018 midterm elections — ranging from its search for new techniques to divide Americans using social media, to experiments by hackers, to rerouting internet traffic and infiltrating power grids. But in a meeting this year, Mick Mulvaney, the White House chief of staff, made (...)
  • 23:16
    J. W. Verret, writing at The Atlantic, “A Trump Transition Staffer Calls for Impeachment”: Let’s start at the end of this story. This weekend, I read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report twice, and realized that enough was enough — I needed to do something. I’ve worked on every Republican presidential transition team for the past 10 years and recently served as counsel to the Republican-led House Financial Services Committee. My permanent job is as a law professor at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, which is not political, but where my colleagues have held many prime (...)

TechCrunch

  • 23:32
    Tesla reported Wednesday wider-than-expected loss of $702 million, or $4.10 a share, in the first quarter after disappointing delivery numbers, costs and pricing adjustments to its vehicles threw the automaker off of its profitability track. The loss included $188 million of non-recurring charges. When adjusted for one-time losses, Tesla lost $494 million, or $2.90 a share, compared with a loss of $3.35 a share a year ago. Tesla reported that it also incurred $67 million due to a combination of restructuring and other non-recurring charges. While analysts had anticipated a loss — an (...) -- Automotive, Transportation, electric vehicles, Elon Musk, Model 3, Model S, model x, Tesla
  • 23:23
    You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat-style Stories now have 500 million daily users across Facebook and Messenger. WhatsApp’s Stories feature Status has 500 million dailies too, and Instagram hit that milestone three months ago. That’s impressive, because it means one-third of Facebook’s 1.56 billion daily users are posting or watching Stories each day, up from zero when Facebook launched the feature two years ago. For reference, Stories inventor Snapchat has just 190 million total daily (...) -- Advertising Tech, Apps, Mobile, Social, TC, Facebook, Facebook ads, Facebook Earnings, Facebook Earnings Q1 2019, Facebook Stories, Facebook Stories Ads, Instagram, Instagram Stories, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Status
  • 23:20
    The Galaxy Fold has been the most polarizing product I can recall having reviewed. Everyone who saw it wanted to play with the long-promised smartphone paradigm shift. The results, on the other hand, were far more mixed. If nothing else, the Fold has a remarkably high Q-Rating. Each person who saw me using the product had at least a vague idea of what it was all about. I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve had that reaction with a non-iPhone device. That’s great from brand perspective. It means a lot of people are curious and potentially open to the notion that the Samsung Galaxy (...) -- Hardware, Mobile, Reviews, foldables, galaxy fold, Samsung, samsung galaxy fold, smartphones
  • 22:30
    As Slack gathered with its growing customer base this week at the Frontiers Conference in San Francisco, it announced several enhancements to the product, including extending collaboration to folks who want to stick with email instead of hanging with their co-workers in Slack . Some habits are tough to break, and using email as your file-sharing and collaboration tool is one of them. Email is great for certain types of communications, but it was never really designed to be a full-fledged communications tool. While a tool like Slack might not ever fully replace email, it is going after it (...) -- Cloud, Enterprise, TC, email, microsoft outlook, slack
  • 22:18
    Microsoft reported its quarterly earnings for Q3 2019 today. Overall, Wall Street expected earnings of about $1 per share and revenue of $29.84 billion. The company handily beat this with revenue of $30.6 billion (up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter) and earnings per share of $1.14. With Microsoft focusing heavily on its cloud business, with both Azure and its other cloud-based services, it’s no surprise that this is also what Wall Street really cares about. The expectation here, according to some analysts, was that the company’s overall commercial cloud business would hit a run rate (...) -- Earnings, Enterprise, earnings, Microsoft
  • 22:17
    A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38 billion monthly users, up 2.5 percent from 2.32 billion in Q4 2018 when it grew 2.2 percent, and it now has 1.56 billion daily active users, up 2.63 percent from 1.52 billion last quarter when it grew 2 percent. Facebook pulled in $15.08 in revenue, up 26 percent year-over-year compared to Refinitiv’s consensus estimates of $14.98 billion in revenue. Facebook recorded earnings per share of $0.85 compared to estimates of $1.63 EPS. However, that’s because Facebook has (...) -- Advertising Tech, Apps, Earnings, Government, Mobile, Privacy, Social, TC, Facebook, Facebook ads, Facebook Earnings, facebook privacy, Facebook Stories, Facebook Stories Ads
  • 21:39
    When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t want to miss a thing. Alongside international partners like the European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” that will simulate a scenario for how to respond to an asteroid on an impact trajectory with the Earth (it’s unclear whether Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce (...) -- Space, TC, Asteroid, astronomy, bruce willis, department of defense, European Space Agency, fema, independence day, NASA, Prevention, simulation, U.S. government, United States, White House
  • 21:32
    Forty-one percent of voice assistant users are concerned about trust, privacy and passive listening, according to a new report from Microsoft focused on consumer adoption of voice and digital assistants. And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung, as well as Microsoft, employ humans who review the voice data collected from end users. But people didn’t seem to know that was the case. So when Bloomberg recently reported on the global team at Amazon that reviews audio clips from commands spoken to Alexa, some (...) -- Artificial Intelligence, Privacy, digital assistant, smart speakers, Speech Recognition, voice assistant
  • 21:04
    Airbnb is looking to book a place in the streaming media business. The company best known for its controversial marketplace of on-demand accommodations is now plotting a foray into becoming a production studio, according to a report in Reuters. Tons of companies in Silicon Valley have taken to producing marketing features and print magazines as an exercise in branding, but Airbnb is reportedly looking to take this a step further. The company already has a glossy magazine published by Hearst, and according to the Reuters report, that effort will be central to the company’s media plans (...) -- Media, TC, Airbnb, Streaming Media
  • 20:51
    Braille is a crucial skill to learn for children with visual impairments, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks, kids can learn through hands-on play rather than more rigid methods like Braille readers and printouts. Given the naturally Braille-like structure of LEGO blocks, it’s surprising this wasn’t done decades ago. The truth is, however, that nothing can be obvious enough when it comes to marginalized populations like people with disabilities. But sometimes all it takes is someone in the right position to say “You know what? That’s a great idea and we’re just going to do it.” The BecDot is (...) -- Education, Gadgets, Hardware, TC, accessibility, Blindness, lego, vision impaired
  • 20:41
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    Facebook has announced that a new isInputPending API it created is included in Chrome 74, the latest version of Google's popular Chrome browser, as an origin trial. The social networking giant created the isInputPending API to address a problem it identified in measuring user interactions with its service: the fact that queueing time was consistently producing some of the biggest delays.

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