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  • 28 Mar 2021

Amazon hit with lawsuit over claims that it failed to provide employees with required 30-minute lunch breaks

A former Amazon worker has made multiple allegations against the tech company, mainly centred around lunch breaks and rest periods.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Facebook’s Playbook for Responding to Polarization Accusations

In a Thursday presentation, Facebook executives told employees the company isn’t to blame for social division in the country. One researcher said some polarization can be a good thing, citing the civi

  • 23 Mar 2021

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky is returning to AWS to replace Andy Jassy as CEO

When Amazon announced last month that Jeff Bezos was moving into the executive chairman role, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy would be taking over the entire Amazon operation, speculation began about who would replace Jassy. People considered a number of internal candidates viable, such as Peter DeSantis, v…

  • 23 Mar 2021

Intel plans to spend $20 billion on two new chip factories in Arizona.

Patrick Gelsinger, Intel’s chief executive, vowed on Tuesday that Intel would become a major manufacturer of chips for other companies, in addition to producing the processors that it has long designed and sold.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Amazon is reportedly telling delivery drivers they must give 'biometric consent' so the company can track them as a condition of the job

Amazon delivery drivers will lose their jobs if they don’t give permission for the company to collect their biometric data, per a Motherboard report.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Robinhood has filed confidentially for a US IPO

Read original at Business Insider

  • 23 Mar 2021

Facebook Missed 10.1 Billion Opportunities to Stop Juicing Hoaxes and Propaganda in 2020, Study Finds

If Facebook had moved sooner to restrict hoax, toxic, misleading, or other content attempting to interfere with the 2020 elections, it could have limited its reach by around 10 billion views, according to a report by the advocacy group Avaaz.

  • 23 Mar 2021

How Amazon helped create an America in despair

‘A big goal of my book is to get the average upper-middle class consumer to reckon more with what’s behind the one-click,’ Alec MacGillis told Protocol.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Announcing the Next Editor of The Paris Review

The board of The Paris Review Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Stokes as the next editor of ‘The Paris Review.’The board of The Paris Review Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Stokes as the next editor of ‘The Paris Review.’

  • 23 Mar 2021

Scientists read minds of monkeys using new ultrasound technique

Brain-machine interfaces are one of those incredible ideas that were once the reserve of science fiction. However, in recent years scientists have begun to experiment with primitive forms of the technology, even going as far as helping a quadriplegic control an exoskeleton using tiny electrode…

  • 22 Mar 2021

WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year. Now it wants to go public with a SPAC advised by Shaquille O'Neal

WeWork is hoping investors will help it go public at a valuation of $9 billion including debt, according to the Financial Times.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Why Trump’s social media network will be an epic failure

I’ve seen a lot of dumb startup pitches in my day, but a Donald Trump-branded social media network takes the stupid cake. All I can figure is, we’re exactly two months away from the FBI’s birthday and team Trump’s determined to get the old agency the perfect gift this year. Or maybe Trump just really …

  • 22 Mar 2021

Google Cloud hires Intel veteran to head its custom chip efforts

There has been a growing industry trend in recent years for large-scale companies to build their own chips. As part of that, Google announced today that it has hired long-time Intel executive Uri Frank as vice president to run its custom chip division. “The future of cloud infrastructure is b…

  • 22 Mar 2021

2 asteroids to zoom closer than moon in less than 24 hours

Asteroids 2021 FO1 and 2021 FH will have close approaches to Earth on March 23, 2021 (UTC).2021 FO1 is ~14 feet wide (~4 meters) and will fly about 200,000 m…

  • 22 Mar 2021

LG considers exiting smartphone business after $4.4B loss in 2020

South Korean electronics giant and iPhone supply chain member LG is thinking about shutting down its mobile business entirely, after hints it wanted to sell the arm in January failed to result in any serious interest.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Ransomwared Bank Tells Customers It Lost Their SSNs

A data breach that already hit bank employees just got much worse

  • 22 Mar 2021

Drone Footage Of Tesla Making Unprotected Left Turns Is Seriously Terrifying

There’s been a lot of talk—and video footage—of Tesla’s Level 2 driver-assistance system, called either Autopilot or Full Self Driving Beta, making some seriously sketchy choices. Now we have another issue to add to the list: unprotected left turns.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Europe is starting to freak out about the launch dominance of SpaceX

The Falcon 9 has come to dominate commercial satellite launches.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Amazon Workers in Italy Are Striking In Protest of Grueling Working Conditions

Warehouse workers and delivery drivers are striking in Italy marking one of the biggest actions of its kind in Europe.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Revolut applies for bank charter in the US

London-based fintech startup Revolut has announced that it is applying for a bank charter in the U.S. The company has submitted a draft application with the FDIC and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. If the company manages to get a charter in California, it would let…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Zoom introduces new SDK to help developers tap into video services

One clear sign of a maturing platform is when the company exposes to other developers the services it uses for its own tools. Zoom has been doing that for some time, introducing Zoom Apps last year and the Marketplace to distribute and sell these apps. Today, the company introduced a new SDK (softw…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Facebook disabled more than 1.3 billion fake accounts through October and December 2020

Facebook disabled more than 1.3 billion fake accounts through October and December 2020, according to a new report by the company.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online, and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs and merchants to connect more directly with their consumers. With more people in Latin America getting u…

  • 22 Mar 2021

See a helicopter on Mars for first time! Perseverance drops Ingenuity’s cover

The Ingenuity helicopter’s protective covering was dropped to the surface of Mars by the Perseverance rover on March 21, 2021 (Sol 30). Could fly in April: h…