‘New York Times’ Reporter On The Attempted Saudi Hack Of His Smartphone

January 29, 2020 at 09:03PM NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Ben Hubbard of The New York Times, who has reported extensively about Saudi Arabia, about the Saudi attempt to hack his iPhone. ‘New York Times’ Reporter On The Attempted Saudi Hack Of His Smartphone…

‘New York Times’ Reporter On The Attempted Saudi Hack Of His Smartphone

January 28, 2020 at 09:18PM NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Ben Hubbard of The New York Times, who has reported extensively about Saudi Arabia, about the Saudi attempt to hack his iPhone. ‘New York Times’ Reporter On The Attempted Saudi Hack Of His Smartphone…

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms

January 17, 2020 at 04:05PM The long-running contest between Microsoft and its Teams service and Slack’s eponymous application continued this morning, with Redmond announcing what it describes as its first “global” advertising push for its enterprise communication service. Slack, a recent technology IPO, exploded in the back half of last decade, accreting huge revenues whileContinue reading “Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms”

The Citizen crime app hasn’t made me safer – just more scared | Emma Brockes

January 06, 2020 at 03:13PM It claims to help New Yorkers ‘stay safe and informed’. But its constant updates play on our worst rubbernecking instincts On the second day of the new year, I awoke to the news that a man had been assaulted on 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, and there had been aContinue reading “The Citizen crime app hasn’t made me safer – just more scared | Emma Brockes”

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Time: A Viral Tweet Accused Apple’s New Credit Card of Being ‘Sexist.’ Now New York State Regulators Are Investigating

November 11, 2019 at 09:54PM New York regulators are investigating Goldman Sachs after being alerted for potentially violating state laws banning sex discrimination with regard to Apple’s new credit card. A discriminatory algorithm may be to blame. The Apple Card, which Apple announced this March, is issued by Goldman Sachs. After complaints began to circleContinue reading “Time: A Viral Tweet Accused Apple’s New Credit Card of Being ‘Sexist.’ Now New York State Regulators Are Investigating”

Even after Microsoft wins, JEDI saga could drag on

October 28, 2019 at 06:27PM The DoD JEDI contract saga came to a thrilling conclusion on Friday afternoon, appropriately enough, with one final plot twist. The presumptive favorite, Amazon did not win, stunning many, including likely the company itself. In the end, Microsoft took home the $10 billion prize. This contract was filled with dramaContinue reading “Even after Microsoft wins, JEDI saga could drag on”

Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to

August 02, 2019 at 02:31AM While you’d be hard pressed to find any startup not brimming with confidence over the disruptive idea they’re chasing, it’s not often you come across a young company as calmly convinced it’s engineering the future as Dasha AI. The team is building a platform for designing human-like voice interactions toContinue reading “Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to”

Catalyst raises $15M from Accel to transform data-driven customer success

July 30, 2019 at 04:00PM Managing your customers has changed a lot in the past decade. Out are the steak dinners and ballgame tickets to get a sense of a contract’s chance at renewal, and in are churn analysis and a whole bunch of data science to learn whether a customer and their users likeContinue reading “Catalyst raises $15M from Accel to transform data-driven customer success”

Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old British boy wins nearly £1 million in online shooting game

July 28, 2019 at 10:27AM Jaden Ashman says he was ‘stunned’ to finish so high in the gaming contest in New York Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old British boy wins nearly £1 million in online shooting game … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old British boy wins nearly £1 million in online shootingContinue reading “Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old British boy wins nearly £1 million in online shooting game”

Slack shares soar 60% on Wall Street debut, valuing messaging app at $25bn

June 20, 2019 at 04:21PM Loss-making tech firm smashes expectations in blockbuster first day of trading on New York Stock Exchange Slack shares soar 60% on Wall Street debut, valuing messaging app at $25bn … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Slack shares soar 60% on Wall Street debut, valuing messaging app at $25bn

Google rejects plans to fight sexual harassment and boost diversity

June 19, 2019 at 08:49PM Board rejects all 13 shareholder proposals to address a range of issues even as workers protest outside event Alphabet, the parent company of Google, failed to pass several proposals to address sexual harassment, antitrust issues and diversity policies at its annual shareholder meeting, despite hundreds of employees protesting outside theContinue reading “Google rejects plans to fight sexual harassment and boost diversity”

Salesforce is officially making Seattle its second headquarters with its Tableau acquisition

June 10, 2019 at 02:56PM Here’s an interesting by-product the news today that Salesforce would be acquiring Tableau for $15.7 billion: the company is going to make Seattle, Washington (home of Tableau) the official second headquarters of San Francisco-based Salesforce, putting the company directly in the face of tech giants and Salesforce frenemies Microsoft andContinue reading “Salesforce is officially making Seattle its second headquarters with its Tableau acquisition”

New York school district’s facial recognition system sparks privacy fears

May 31, 2019 at 06:00AM Plan for cameras to track students in Lockport’s schools called ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’ and ‘colossal waste of money’ A school district in western New York is launching a first-of-its-kind facial recognition system, generating new privacy concerns about the powerful but controversial technology. The Lockport city school district is beginningContinue reading “New York school district’s facial recognition system sparks privacy fears”

New York tenants fight as landlords embrace facial recognition cameras

May 30, 2019 at 06:00AM More than 130 residents at a Brooklyn apartment complex oppose plan to use the cameras, whose use, experts say, is quietly expanding in cities Tenants in a New York City apartment complex are fighting their landlord’s effort to install a facial recognition system to access parts of the buildings, callingContinue reading “New York tenants fight as landlords embrace facial recognition cameras”

Huge asteroid destroys New York in Nasa simulation after scientists fail to deflect it

May 07, 2019 at 10:11AM Fictional crash tests the ways that disaster response and space agencies would deal with such a natural disaster Huge asteroid destroys New York in Nasa simulation after scientists fail to deflect it … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Huge asteroid destroys New York in Nasa simulation after scientists fail toContinue reading “Huge asteroid destroys New York in Nasa simulation after scientists fail to deflect it”

Pinterest shares leap 25% in spectacular New York stock exchange debut

April 18, 2019 at 05:41PM Latest Silicon Valley ‘unicorn’ valued at $12bn Popular digital scrap book platform is close to making money Pinterest, the digital pin board company, made a spectacular debut on the New York stock exchange on Thursday when its shares leapt 25% in its first few hours of trading. The company, thatContinue reading “Pinterest shares leap 25% in spectacular New York stock exchange debut”

‘Disastrous’ lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds

April 17, 2019 at 01:28AM Report says an overwhelmingly white and male field has reached ‘a moment of reckoning’ over discriminatory systems Lack of diversity in the artificial intelligence field has reached “a moment of reckoning,” according to new findings published by New York University research center . A “diversity disaster” has contributed to flawedContinue reading “‘Disastrous’ lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces off against SEC in court

April 04, 2019 at 07:42PM Lawyers for billionaire entrepreneur argued in court he has not violated the terms of his settlement with the SEC A federal judge in New York has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeking to hold Tesla CEO Elon Musk in contemptContinue reading “Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces off against SEC in court”

Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants

April 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just colonised the internet: their hubs, campuses and offices are taking over huge sections of cities around the world. But campaigners from New York to Toronto and Berlin are fighting back ‘It’s a challenge out here. The way the tech companies are building andContinue reading “Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants”

‘Shame!’ Amazon gets $23m from Virginia county amid fierce protests

March 17, 2019 at 11:27AM Tech giant will build second HQ in Crystal City Protesters echo New Yorkers who forced company out Protesters repeatedly shouted “shame” as a northern Virginia county board unanimously approved a $23m incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there. Related: ‘Amazon isn’t bigger than New York’: meet theContinue reading “‘Shame!’ Amazon gets $23m from Virginia county amid fierce protests”

Amazon to reportedly open dozens of grocery stores across the US

March 01, 2019 at 09:57PM Retail giant plans to open its first store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year, according to a Wall Street Journal report Amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall StreetContinue reading “Amazon to reportedly open dozens of grocery stores across the US”

‘Outrageous abuse of privacy’: New York orders inquiry into Facebook data use

February 23, 2019 at 03:21AM Order follows report that Facebook may access highly personal information including weight, blood pressure and ovulation status New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health andContinue reading “‘Outrageous abuse of privacy’: New York orders inquiry into Facebook data use”