Apple Cites Irrelevant Spotify Subscription Stats In New Antitrust Defense
In response to Spotify's antitrust complaint, Apple claims that Spotify has greatly exaggerated how much money is being taken by the App Store. "Apple says that it's currently taking a 15 percent cut of subscription fees for around 680,000 Spotify subscribers, representing 0.5 percent of Spotify's total subscribers, and that Spotify is not paying a 30 percent cut on anything," reports The Verge, citing Der Spiegel. From the report: The takeaway message is supposed to be that Spotify is blowin...
Remember that crypto-exchange boss who mysteriously died after his customers' coins disappeared? Of course he totally stole the
Biz tells ransomware victims it can decrypt their files... by secretly paying off the crooks and banking a fat margin
BGP super-blunder: How Verizon today sparked a 'cascading catastrophic failure' that knackered Cloudflare, Amazon, etc
Iran is doing to our networks what it did to our spy drone, claims Uncle Sam: Now they're bombing our hard drives
Bill G on biggest Microsoft management blunder... Was it Bing, Internet Explorer, Vista, the antitrust cases?
What I Learned From Designing AR Apps
The digital and technological landscape is constantly changing — new products and technologies are popping up every day. Designers have to keep track of what is trending and where creative opportunities are. A great designer has the vision to analyze new technology, identify its potential, and use it to design better products or services. Among the various technologies that we have today, there...
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping extravaganza
Prime Day , Amazon’s summer shopping event, should be back soon for a fifth year. We've yet to hear definitive details about time and date, but if traditional holds, we'll hear an announcement by early next week. If you still haven't checked out Prime Day, it may sound like an overhyped "Black Friday in July" sale. But while the company did fall flat in its first year with a crop of lackluster ...
This week in games: Bethesda ships Fallout 76's canvas bags and EA dubs loot boxes "surprise mechanics"
Chrome OS will show Android cloud storage apps in Files app
From the very beginning, Chrome OS and Chromebooks were envisioned to be cloud-centric, which is why the early models had very measly internal storage. It may have been a bit ahead of its time and Chromebook makers eventually crammed more gigabytes inside devices. Fast-forward a few years later, cloud storage has become a critical piece of modern workers’ lives and … Continue reading
The cost of an ad-free internet: $35 more per month
A new bill would tell you how much the ad-targeting data you give to companies like Google and Facebook is worth.
FedEx sues U.S. government over 'impossible' task of policing exports to China
U.S. parcel delivery firm FedEx Corp on Monday sued the U.S. government, saying it should not be held liable if it inadvertently shipped products that violated a Trump administration ban on exports to some Chinese companies.
New app Trash from ex-head of Vine uses AI to make short clips
Social video app uses machine learning ‘to automate the un-fun parts of video editing’ A new app from the former head of video-sharing app Vine hopes to repeat the success of the cult social network by making it easier to shoot and edit short clips. Trash hopes that its secret weapon will be “computational cinematography”: the app, which entered closed beta on Monday , uses machine learning “to...
Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment
Cisco and IBM said the companies would meld their data-center and cloud technologies to help customers more easily and securely build and support on-premises and hybrid-cloud applications. Cisco, IBM Cloud and IBM Global Technology Services (the professional services business of IBM) said they will work to develop a hybrid-cloud architecture that melds Cisco’s data-center, networking and analyt...
Tech Skills and Business Skills: Find a Balance
Technology and business are evolving rapidly. You can contribute to your career and your organization more effectively by keeping one thing in mind.
To avoid California bill, Uber and other on-demand companies look to strike a deal
Faced with a looming threat to their way of doing business, Uber, Lyft and other major on-demand companies are trying something they’ve historically been reluctant to do: seeking compromise. Anxious to preserve the freelance work arrangements upon which they’ve built their vast workforces, these...
Google's New Media Literacy Program Teaches Kids How To Spot Disinformation, Fake News
Google announced this morning it's expanding its two-year-old digital safety and citizenship curriculum for children, "Be Internet Awesome," to now include media literacy -- specifically, the ability to identify so-called "fake news" and other false content. "The company is launching six new media literacy activities for the curriculum that will help teach kids things like how to avoid a phishing attack, what bots are, how to verify that information is credible, how to evaluate sources, how t...
Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat.
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Monzo, the UK challenger bank, raises £113M Series F led by YC’s Continuity fund at a £2B post-money valuation
Monzo, the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding. Confirming TechCrunch’s scoop in April, the Series F round is led by Y Combinator’s “Continuity” growth fund, and gives the company a new £2 billion (~$2.5b) post-money valuation. That’s double the £1 billion valuation […]
Apple May Launch 16-inch MacBook Pro by End of Year
Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro and possible point updates to its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro familiy as well. The post Apple May Launch 16-inch MacBook Pro by End of Year appeared first on ExtremeTech .
Taxi Officials Are Grilled Over Lending Crisis: ‘This Is a Moral Outrage’
In an emotional City Council hearing, lawmakers said New York officials could have stopped exploitative loans that have devastated thousands of cabdrivers.
Alligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found With ‘Bite Marks’ in Pond
On Saturday, a South Carolina man was found dead in a giant pond with “bite marks” on his body and authorities believe that he might have been killed by an alligator. According to […] The post Alligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found With ‘Bite Marks’ in Pond appeared first on Geek.com .
Canadian, Russian, American back on Earth from space station
Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending more than six months aboard the International Space Station
The Right Chemistry: The science of plant-based meat substitutes
The first question that had to be answered was, what makes cooked meat look, smell and taste the way that it does?
Highlights of the day: G2 and Beyond
SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionize all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at the G2 and Beyond forum that Digitimes organized in Taipei on June 22 to shed light on the changes to the global supply chain in the wake of the US-China trade war. The forum also featured Foxconn Technology Group found Terry Gou and Katerra chairman Michael E Marks .
The Insight-PCM Deal: 6 Big Things You Need To Know
A channel blockbuster that was two years in the making came about over a series of conversations between the CEOs of two solution provider giants, Insight Enterprises, and PCM, Inc.