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Sony has two big sales on its PlayStation Store right now -- Under $20, and Double Discounts for PlayStation Plus members.
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The Apple Watch SE doesn’t look like a “cheaper” Apple Watch. That’s by design, of course, as Apple doubles-down on its best-selling smartwatch by turning it into a family, not just a single timepiece. As with the second-generation iPhone SE earlier this year, the Apple Watch SE offers cherry-picked features from the flagship – in this case the new Apple … Continue reading
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(American Institute of Physics) The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. A group of researchers has explored peptide-based nanotubes and, in the Journal of Applied Physics, reports using a combination of ultraviolet and ozone exposure to generate a wettability difference and an applied field to create horizontally aligned polarization of nanotubes on flexible substrates with interlocking electrodes. The work will enable the use of organic materials more widely.
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The University of Edinburgh has renamed its David Hume Tower over the philosopher’s “comments on matters of race”.From the start of the new academic year – and until a full review is completed – the tower will be known as 40 George Square, the prestigious Scottish university announced on Sunday. It comes after more than 1,700 people signed a petition demanding the university dropped the name of the 18th century philosopher from the campus building, accusing Hume of writing “racist epithets”. “Nobody is demanding we erase David Hume from history,” the petition reads.“However, we should not be promoting a man who championed white supremacy. That is mutually exclusive with the goal of reducing the harm caused by racism at Edinburgh University to students of colour.“We can take Hume’s writings and learn about them in context, but there is no reason the tallest building on campus should be named after him.” Edinburgh University said the decision to change the name of the tower had been taken “because of the sensitivities around asking students to use a building named after the 18th century philosopher whose comments on matters of race, though not uncommon at the time, rightly cause distress today”. A number of other universities have already reviewed the name of campus buildings and departments linked to problematic historical figures. In July, City, University of London, announced it was renaming its prestigious Cass Business School, which was named after Sir John Cass, the director of a slave trade company. However, the decision sparked a backlash among some business school alumni, who said the name change would devalue their degrees. London Metropolitan University has also rebranded its art school – which was formerly known as the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design – over the 17th century merchant’s links with the slave trade. Related... London Metropolitan University To Rename Sir John Cass School Over His Links To Slave Trade Business School Graduates Want Refund If Uni Drops Slavery Link From Its Name
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The latest tidbits come ahead of Apple virtual event Tuesday that's expected to feature news about Apple Watch and iPad, too.
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As China cracked down on the spread of coronavirus information behind its Great Firewall, GitHub became a refuge from censorship. It may not last long.
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The bank expects Congress to pass a new stimulus bill in September with between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion in aid focused on households.
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Someone appears to have ignited the Great Firewall with Hong-Kong-related post China appears to have blocked access to the website of coding-for-kids tool Scratch.…
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Windows Defender new feature raised concerns over possible security threat.
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Swap resource-heavy physical appliances in branch and remote offices for virtual appliances... The post Five Ways Cloud-Managed DDI Can Enhance Borderless Networks appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Aviation safety agencies in the EU, US and other countries will need to approve Boeing's 737 Max repairs before the plane can carry passengers again.
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Gaming can be expensive, even for console players, but the Xbox One offers plenty of free-to-play titles.
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The Samsung Wireless Charger Trio powering three devices. | Image: Samsung Samsung has announced a host of new devices at its Life Unstoppable virtual event today, including the Galaxy A42 5G, which the company said during its presentation would be its most affordable 5G device yet. Alongside it, Samsung also announced a new wireless charger that can charge multiple devices at once, as well as a new Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab A7. The Galaxy A42 5G is the latest in Samsung’s midrange A-series lineup. Samsung says it has a quad camera array on the back, a 6.6-inch OLED display, and will be available in black. It will launch later this year, according to CNET. Image: Samsung Samsung is billing the Galaxy A42 as an affordable 5G device. Meanwhile the Wireless Charger Trio is a... Continue reading…
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The strategy would allow the coronavirus to spread through most of the population to build resistance.
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Realme has just celebrated its second anniversary in May this year. The company that started as an Oppo sub-brand with the release of the mid-range ... The post Realme wants to sell 100 million units of smartphones annually appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Hackers are using tools that allow them to see if login credentials from past data breaches allow them access to Fortnite accounts.
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The days of struggling to find modern plant-based ‘meats’ in the United States are over. Amid Impossible Food’s massive rollout of its own products in grocery stores across the US comes Beyond Meat’s own expansion in availability. As of now, anyone in the United States can purchase the plant-based meats and have them shipped directly to their home. The company’s … Continue reading
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The New York City location features a glaze waterfall, a giant donut box, and lots and lots of fresh, hot donuts.
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Your Instant Pot is getting some caffeinated company in the kitchen, with a new appliance focusing on pod coffee hoping to earn a spot on the countertop. The Instant Pod doesn’t use its own type of coffee pods, but instead promises compatibility with both K-Cup and Nespresso capsules. That way, you can make K-Cup brewed coffee – and tea, for … Continue reading
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The latest sale of the former tech boom star values the business at $70 million.
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Here's how you can watch Pixar's heartwarming and critically acclaimed film, Inside Out, for free online.
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DoorDash has 12 members of its Management Team, which are its top executives, including CEO Tony Xu. While the company has announced various members of that team over the years, it has never publicly compiled a list of them; Business Insider is publishing that list for the first time. The executive team has decades of tech-industry experience, helping manage companies ranging from Amazon to Uber; one member worked in the White House, while another has been dubbed the godfather of Google's AdSense product. The experience of the current team stands in contrast with the team that founded Palo Alto Delivery — DoorDash's precursor — some 8 years ago; at the time, Xu and his cofounders were all students and relatively little experience. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When they founded Palo Alto Delivery — the company that became DoorDash — in 2012, Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang, and Evan Moore arguably had more energy than experience. Tang and Fang were still computer science undergraduates at Stanford with a handful of Facebook internships between them. Xu and Moore were both graduate students in the university's business school with a bit more real-world experience, but neither were exactly seasoned operators. But they made it work. Xu, his cofounders, and their early team transformed a local delivery service that served Stanford and nearby neighborhoods into a nationwide — even international — operation. However, as DoorDash has gotten bigger, Xu, its CEO from Day 1, has sought to bring in more experienced hands to help steer and manage the increasingly complex company. Today, the company's top ranks — dubbed its Management Team — are filled with managers who have long experience in the tech industry, having helped run companies including Uber, Google, Facebook, Tesla, Microsoft, and Groupon.   Those managers have helped DoorDash navigate the coronavirus crisis as well as numerous legal and technical challenges. They've also helped the company, last valued at $16 billion in a venture financing round in June, prepare for a possible initial public offering. While DoorDash has announced various hirings over the years, it's never made public a complete list of its Management Team. In an exclusive, Business Insider has compiled a list of its members. Here are DoorDash's 12 top executives:SEE ALSO: DoorDash, the $12.7 billion food-delivery startup, could make or break tech IPOs in 2020. Early investors explain why they backed the company and its founder. Tony Xu, CEO and cofounder Tony Xu launched Palo Alto Delivery, the precursor to DoorDash, in the fall of 2012 with fellow Stanford students Evan Moore, Stanley Tang, and Andy Fang. Their initial idea was to fill a gap in their local area — there weren't a lot of food delivery options for Stanford students or the surrounding community in Palo Alto, California. The team struggled a bit to figure out whether to focus on individual consumers or on catering to businesses. They eventually settled on delivering to consumers, changed the company's name to DoorDash, and started building what would become a multibillion-dollar company and the national leader in the food delivery business. A key part of Xu's strategy was to focus on other suburban areas like Palo Alto that were bereft of delivery options. Xu immigrated from China to the US with his parents when he was 5. He later worked in the kitchen of his mother's Chinese restaurant. Before cofounding DoorDash, he was part of the product team at Square, worked on special projects for the CEO and chief financial officer of eBay, and was a business analyst at consulting firm McKinsey. Andy Fang, chief technology officer and cofounder Andy Fang was a Stanford undergraduate student with little real-world business experience other than a pair of internships at Facebook when he teamed up with Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, and Evan Moore to found Palo Alto Delivery in the fall of 2012. After starting the service, which the team relaunched as DoorDash the following year, Fang reportedly served for a time as its lone delivery driver and worked with his cofounders to dispatch orders. In the early days, DoorDash's service was built around a simple website. But Fang, who graduated in 2014 from Stanford with a bachelor's of science in computer science, led the effort to build out a code base to serve as a foundation for its service. As DoorDash's CTO, Fang leads its engineering team and is responsible for overseeing the development of its technology. Stanley Tang, chief product officer and cofounder Stanley Tang was a classmate and former dorm mate of Andy Fang in Stanford's computer science department when they teamed up with graduate business students Tony Xu and Evan Moore to found DoorDash. Like Fang, Tang also worked a short stint at Facebook while still in school. But as a teenager, Fang wrote "eMillions: Behind-the-Scenes Stories of 14 Successful Internet Millionaires" in which he offered case studies of success in the new digital economy based on interviews with entrepreneurs. Along with Fang, Tang graduated from Stanford in 2014 — some two years after they launched DoorDash's predecessor — with a degree in computer science. But while Fang gravitated toward the code base, Tang took an interest in overseeing the design of its service and how customers and partners interacted with it. That remains his role as the company's chief product officer.   Christopher Payne, chief operating officer In 2016, three years after DoorDash formally launched and after several years of explosive growth, CEO Tony Xu was ready to bring in an experienced operator to help him scale up the business. He turned to Christopher Payne to fill that role. By that point, Payne had more than 25 years of operating experience, serving as a manager and vice president at Microsoft, Amazon, and eBay; the founder and CEO of a small software startup that was acquired by eBay; and, for a short time, as the CEO of Tinder. As DoorDash's COO, Payne oversees its marketing operations, its partnerships with restaurants and other merchants, and its interactions with couriers. Sarah Wagener, chief people officer Like Christopher Payne, Sarah Wagener was a well-seasoned executive before she joined DoorDash in 2018, having spent more than 20 years in human resources and recruiting, much of that in the tech industry. Immediately prior to joining the food-delivery company, she had been at Pandora for more than 5 years, first heading up its recruiting and diversity efforts and then its HR operations. Before that, she had stints at Facebook, Genentech, Bayer Healthcare, and staffing agency Aerotek. She oversees DoorDash's equivalent of a human resources department as its chief people officer.  Prabir Adarkar, chief financial officer Before he joined DoorDash in 2018 as its chief financial officer, Prabir Adarkar was a top finance official at another SoftBank-backed Silicon Valley unicorn — Uber. He had spent three years at the app-based taxi company, overseeing its financial planning and analysis and helping determine its pricing and the incentives it offered riders and drivers. Prior to Uber, Adarkar was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, advising technology companies on mergers and acquisitions.  Keith Yandell, chief business and legal officer Keith Yandell has been a busy guy since joining DoorDash in 2016 as its chief business and legal officer. Soon after starting, he spearhead the company's first acquisition. He's also been a leading player in its fundraising efforts; just since he joined, the company's raised $2.7 billion, representing the vast majority of its total financing. Most notably, though, he's been the key figure in DoorDash's numerous legal scrapes. The company has battled with couriers, the city of San Francisco, and the state of California over whether such workers should be classified as employees or contractors; and with customers and the District of Columbia attorney general over allegedly misleading customers about who received the tips they paid. Yandell is helping lead the effort on behalf of the company to overturn California's Assembly Bill 5, which forces companies including DoorDash to classify their gig workers as employees. Yandell had plenty of experience dealing with legal controversies before he started at DoorDash. Like Prabir Adarkar, Yandell is a veteran of Uber, where he headed up the litigation team of the app-based taxi company that fought numerous legal battles with passengers, drivers, and regulators. Prior to that, he was a partner at Allen Matkins, where he tried numerous cases. Rajat Shroff, vice president of product management As DoorDash's vice president of product management, Rajat Shroff oversees the company's product management, product design, and product operations teams. He leads the company's effort to develop and build out products for consumers, retailer partners, and advertisers. Like Christopher Payne and Sarah Wagener, Rajat Shroff had a long history in tech prior to joining DoorDash in 2017. He came to the company from Groupon, where he'd similarly led its product management operation. Prior to that he'd been involved in or headed up product management efforts at a succession of companies, including Oracle and Brand.net. Liz Jarvis-Shean, vice president of communications and policy Liz Jarvis-Shean joined DoorDash last August as its first vice president of communications. In that role, she oversees its public-relations efforts. Jarvis-Shean is well-prepared to handle any flack, scrutiny, or publicity directed at or by DoorDash. She worked on Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and served as a special assistant to him in his first administration, helping push through the Affordable Care Act and the confirmations of two Supreme Court justices. She later headed up communications at Tesla as it was ramping up production of its first car, the Model S, preparing to launch its second, the Model X, and broke ground on its Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant. More recently, she was the head of communications at Airbnb at a time when the online travel company was starting to draw criticism that the short-term rental market it helped foster was leading to rising rents in many cities, including New York. Ryan Sokol, vice president of engineering Ryan Sokol has headed up DoorDash's engineering team since he joined in January last year as the company's vice president of engineering. After the company saw a surge in traffic this spring as governments barred in-person dining to combat the coronavrius pandemic, Sokol led an effort to overhaul DoorDash's technology systems to make them more reliable and better able to handle the demand. Sokol was well-prepared for the role, having worked in the tech industry as a consultant and manager for more than 20 years. Like Keith Yandell and Prabir Adarkar, Sokol joined DoorDash from Uber. While a director at the app-based taxi company, he oversaw the launch of UberEats and helped scale up its operations. He previously oversaw Uber's engineering team that focused on its core ride-sharing marketplace. Before Uber, Sokol had been head of engineering at communications app maker Voxxer and had served in a variety of roles at IBM, Genentech, and a variety of consulting firms. Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead When DoorDash acquired rival Caviar from Square last year, it got with the deal not only someone who was intimately familiar with the high-end food delivery business, but someone who was something of a star manager as well. Gokul Rajaram has overseen Caviar — first for Square and now for DoorDash — since Square had acquired the company in 2014. But he's perhaps best known for being the so-called godfather of Google's AdSense product. He helped launch the search advertising feature, which transformed Google from a provider of a free search engine into a huge business. After he left Google, he founded Chai Labs, which was focused on helping companies in the travel, shopping, and entertainment industries create search-friendly content for their websites. When Facebook acquired Chai Labs, Rajaram, as its product direct for ads, helped build the social networking company's advertising business into the behemoth it became. Tom Pickett, chief revenue officer Tom Pickett is the newest member of DoorDash's executive team, its first chief revenue officer, and the only member of its top management who doesn't report directly to CEO Tony Xu. Instead, Pickett, who joined the company this spring and oversees its interactions with merchants, reports to Chief Operating Officer Christopher Payne. Pickett is yet another seasoned operator. Prior to joining DoorDash he was CEO of Elation, a streaming video company that operated Crunchyroll, before it was acquired by AT&T. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Google, including as a top manager at YouTube and on its AdSense team. Before getting into tech, Pickett was a fighter pilot in the Navy, flying F/A-18 planes. While in the Navy, he graduated from its TOPGUN flight training program. Got a tip about DoorDash? Contact Troy Wolverton via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @troywolv, or send him a secure message through Signal at 415.515.5594. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Read more about DoorDash: DoorDash's head of engineering walks us through how it worked with $12 billion Cloudflare to keep its cloud infrastructure running as it dealt with millions of restaurant orders in the early days of the pandemic San Francisco's District Attorney is suing DoorDash for classifying workers as contractors instead of employees despite AB5 gig-worker law DoorDash, riding on food delivery demand during the coronavirus crisis, looks set to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding at a $15 billion valuation DoorDash, buoyed by surging demand and ample capital, has launched new services like toilet paper deliveries from convenience stores during the COVID crisis. CEO Tony Xu says it's being 'extremely agile.'
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TLDR: With the Complete Guide to YouTube Masterclass, you’ll understand how to build, nurture and grow a lucrative YouTube channel. It’s hard to believe, but YouTube has been a part of our lives for over 15 years now. Ever since that day in April 2005 when YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim posted the first clip, his simple 18-second “Me at the zoo” video, the world has been hooked.  Today, 2 billion users are logged in to YouTube every month. They upload 500 hours of video every minute — and because everyone is watching, YouTube will generate $5.5 billion in ad revenue… This story continues at The Next Web
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Prior Design is a company that modifies electric vehicles to make them look cooler. Typically the company turns its talents towards modifying Tesla vehicles. This time out, the company has taken the very cool Porsche Taycan Turbo S and given it an external makeover worthy of the Porsche name. The official name is Porsche Taycan Turbo S by Prior Design, … Continue reading
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A report from online real-estate marketplace Zillow suggests that there hasn't been a big outflow of urban residents moving to the suburbs during the pandemic in most of America, although there have been widely publicized reports of a short-term flight to rural areas during the pandemic. However, San Francisco is an outlier, as it has had a huge spike in the number of homes listed on the market since February. The Zillow report suggested that this is largely from a huge number of San Franciscans trying to sell their homes without a similar uptick in people looking to buy in the city. One chart makes clear that the inventory of homes on the market has shot up in San Francisco, compared to other cities of a similar size. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the big questions facing the real estate market in the coronavirus era is whether Americans will flee large, dense cities for theoretically more social-distancing-friendly suburbs. According to a recent report from online real-estate marketplace Zillow, housing markets across the country haven't seen a huge outflux from central cities to suburbia, with both urban and suburban markets acting similarly to each other across a variety of housing market metrics since the start of the pandemic. However, San Francisco represents a big outlier in one metric: Housing inventory, or the number of homes on sale, within the city of San Francisco proper has skyrocketed by 96% since February, wildly different from similar housing markets like Miami, Boston, and Washington, DC. That spike in the central city hasn't been matched by a shift in homes on the market elsewhere in the San Francisco metro area: Zillow said the increase in available housing inventory in San Francisco is largely due to a lot of residents trying to sell their houses without a commensurate increase in buyers. The authors wrote, "relatively higher inventory has different causes by city, and is not clearly attributable to either supply or demand. In San Francisco, though, the softening is clear as sellers inundate the market and buyers have not changed their pace to match — newly pending sales in the city are up only 1.7% YoY." The big jump in homeowners trying to sell in the city proper is consistent with an upswing in people looking for homes in less densely populated parts of northern California. Business Insider's Katie Canales reported in June that real-estate agents have seen a spike in demand for high-end houses in the Napa Valley and other less-urban regions in the Bay Area. Read Zillow's full report on urban and suburban housing markets in the pandemic here.SEE ALSO: The 30 best American cities to live in after the pandemic Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: July 15 is Tax Day — here's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time
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Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 across its Microsoft 365 apps and services next year. In exactly a year, on August 17th, 2021, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported for Microsoft’s online services like Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, and more. Microsoft is also ending support for Internet Explorer 11 with the Microsoft Teams web app later this year, with support ending on November 30th. While it’s still going to take some time to pry enterprise users of Internet Explorer 11 away, Microsoft is hoping that the new Internet Explorer legacy mode in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will help. It will continue to let businesses access old sites that were specifically built for Internet Explorer, until... Continue reading…
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Internet giant Google has had the nerve to position itself as the defender of individual interests over corporate ones in Australia.
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Telegram is introducing end-to-end encrypted video calls on its platform as the chat app completes seven years. Right now the feature will be available in alpha mode on its Android app, while iOS users might have to wait for a little while to get this feature. Currently, you can only do one-on-one video calls, but the company says that it will introduce group video chat in the coming months. Telegram‘s competitor, WhatsApp, already offers group calls with up to eight people on all mobile platforms. [Read: This AI simulation of Roger Federer helps him overcome his Wimbledon SHAME] Telegram says all… This story continues at The Next Web
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Twitter has finally given us the tool it’s been promising for months, namely the ability to restrict who replies to your tweets. Here’s how it works. The platform’s been testing this option for a few months. The intention behind it is to allow users to control their own conversations — and to ensure one doesn’t have to deal with the unfettered opinions of the entirety of Twitter. If you don’t fall into the group capable… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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More than a billion tons of it could enter the environment in the next 20 years. It's time, advocates say, to put a sin tax on single-use plastic.
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