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How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

November 11, 2018 at 04:10PM Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I’ve been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker’s article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that ridesharing and microtransit will be the future of mass transit. Instead, his thesis is that a properly operated and well-resourced… Continue reading How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’

November 11, 2018 at 10:00AM When the academic, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, began exploring online antifeminism, she discovered far-right men’s groups were using classical antiquity to support their viewsDDonna Zuckerberg didn’t expect to spend two years trawling through the corner of the internet defined as “the manosphere”, unpicking the grim alliance between pick-up artists, men’s… Continue reading Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Silicon Valley Democrat channels Lincoln for tech-to-Trump-country bill

November 11, 2018 at 06:00AM Ro Khanna tells Guardian multi-billion dollar bill to put tech institutions in middle America is inspired by Morrill Act of 1862A Silicon Valley lawmaker has a plan to bring big tech jobs to middle America – an idea he traces to Abraham Lincoln and believes may help his party defeat… Continue reading Silicon Valley Democrat channels Lincoln for tech-to-Trump-country bill

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Why Silicon Valley is worried about US plan to curb Chinese funds

November 10, 2018 at 11:00AM A new pilot is intended to halt China’s predatory investment strategies, but many fear it could cool the tech marketAmid growing concerns that China is creeping closer to becoming competitive with the US tech industry, a new pilot program will grant the government increased ability to intervene into lucrative foreign… Continue reading Why Silicon Valley is worried about US plan to curb Chinese funds

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PayPal ban unfairly lumps antifa with far-right Proud Boys, critics say

November 10, 2018 at 12:08AM Crackdown draws ire from leftwing organizers who say the firm is pandering to white nationalists and extremistsPayPal is canceling the accounts of the far right group, the Proud Boys, and also banning anti-fascists from the platform, saying it prohibits people who “promote hate” or “violence”.The online payment company’s decision to… Continue reading PayPal ban unfairly lumps antifa with far-right Proud Boys, critics say

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National Grid unveils $250M corporate venture capital arm

November 08, 2018 at 09:13PM National Grid, the Northeast’s natural gas and electricity company, is planting a flag in Silicon Valley with the launch of National Grid Partners. Led by former Intel Capital vice president and managing director Lisa Lambert, NGP has $250 million to invest in growth-stage technology startups over the next two to… Continue reading National Grid unveils $250M corporate venture capital arm

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Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

November 08, 2018 at 07:36PM Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconductGoogle CEO’s, Sundar Pichai, said the company would overhaul its sexual harassment policies, meeting some of the demands of employees who organized historic walkouts across the globe.In an email to staff on Thursday,… Continue reading Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

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The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.

November 07, 2018 at 02:46PM Because solar and wind power are now cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels, the only obstacle that remains to the mass adoption of renewable power is the amount of money utilities need to spend to store the energy those systems produce. Right now, storing 100 megawatts of renewable energy… Continue reading The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.

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‘Is our life just worth a photo?’: the tragic death of a couple in Yosemite

November 03, 2018 at 05:00AM More than 10,000 Instagram fans followed Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath’s travels. But their mysterious death raises concerns about selfie culture From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and and natural beauty in their adopted homeland for more than… Continue reading ‘Is our life just worth a photo?’: the tragic death of a couple in Yosemite

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‘You can’t erase us’: in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

November 02, 2018 at 12:20AM Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policiesAfter a day of global protests, employees at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters added their voices to calls for major change to company policies on gender pay equity and sexual misconduct.Chants of “Stand… Continue reading ‘You can’t erase us’: in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

Enterprise – TechCrunch · SEPN

Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store

November 01, 2018 at 05:19PM The past decade in retail has been the golden age of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) that use the internet to communicate with customers, execute transactions, handle distribution and offer better economics. But as small independent startups have scaled into unicorn territory and as countless brands have saturated… Continue reading Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store

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HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

November 01, 2018 at 04:00PM HashiCorp, the company that has made hay developing open source tools for managing cloud infrastructure, obviously has a pretty hefty commercial business going too. Today the company announced an enormous $100 million round on a Unicorn valuation of $1.9 billion. The round was led by IVP, whose investments include AppDynamics,… Continue reading HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

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Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants may have to be broken up

November 01, 2018 at 07:53AM ‘Father of Web’ disappointed with state of the internet and says big Silicon Valley companies have too much cloutTech giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the world… Continue reading Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants may have to be broken up

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Apple iPad and Mac event: all the announcements – live

October 30, 2018 at 01:40PM The Silicon Valley firm decamps to Brooklyn for its latest launch. But what exactly will the company announce? 1.40pm GMT 1.25pm GMT Hello, and welcome to another Apple launch event.This time round it’s the iPad and the Mac’s time to try and shine. Continue reading... Apple iPad and Mac event:… Continue reading Apple iPad and Mac event: all the announcements – live

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‘I wanted to go after big tech’: ex-Google exec’s novel rips Silicon Valley

October 27, 2018 at 06:00AM It was once Jessica Powell’s job to defend Google. Now she’s taking her industry to task in a ‘totally fictional but essentially true’ bookIn September, Jessica Powell tapped on her phone’s contact list and texted her old boss, the Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. She also called a former co-worker at… Continue reading ‘I wanted to go after big tech’: ex-Google exec’s novel rips Silicon Valley

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North Korea is using cryptocurrency scams to bypass UN sanctions and fund its regime, report says

October 26, 2018 at 02:58PM Cyber attacks on bitcoin exchanges and so-called cryptojacking attacks have previously been attributed to hackers working for Kim Jung-un's regime North Korea is using cryptocurrency scams to bypass UN sanctions and fund its regime, report says ...

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Google gender pay gap: women advance suit that could affect 8,300 workers

October 26, 2018 at 08:01AM Class action could increase pressure on corporation following report of payout for exec accused of sexual misconductA group of women who sued Google for pay discrimination are advancing a class-action lawsuit in California that could affect more than 8,000 current and former employees, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said.Jim Finberg, a civil… Continue reading Google gender pay gap: women advance suit that could affect 8,300 workers

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UK fines Facebook £500,000 for allowing access to users’ data

October 25, 2018 at 10:18AM Decision by information commissioner comes after Cambridge Analytica scandalFacebook has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, after allowing third party developers to access to users’ information without sufficient consent.The ICO announcement on Thursday upholds its initial decision in July. The… Continue reading UK fines Facebook £500,000 for allowing access to users’ data

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

October 24, 2018 at 06:45PM Larry Ellison gave his Oracle Openworld keynote on Monday and of course he took several shots sat AWS. In his view, his company’s cloud products were cheaper, better and faster than AWS, but then what would you expect him to say? He rolled out a slide with all the facts… Continue reading Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

Business · SEPN

Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg looks to future away from mining giant

October 22, 2018 at 04:09PM Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg looks to future away from mining giant ...      Alan Tovey  22 OCTOBER 2018 • 4:09PM Follow  Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg is planning to quit the mining company within three to five years, according to reports. Mr Glasenberg is said to have talked with… Continue reading Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg looks to future away from mining giant