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Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Sells $1B in Amazon Stock Annually to Fund Blue Origin

The Kriesel high-performance electric converted Porsche, Jeff Bezos sells $1 billion in stock annually to fund Blue Origin, Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track and 23andMe can now let you know if you have the genes for Parkinson’s. All thi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchApr 7th, 2017

Amazon is shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program that gives away free Android apps

 Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchase.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

Washington State Orchard Owners Look To Robots As Labor Shortage Worsens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Seattle Times: Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatica.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock

 Jack Dorsey is at it again — after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today. After making his purchase, Dorsey posted the news on Facebook Twitter, sparking a one percent.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

5 Amazon Fire TV Problems & Fixes

5 Amazon Fire TV Problems & Fixes.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News3 hr. 56 min. ago

WikiLeaks Reveals the "Snowden Stopper": CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers

schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge: As the latest installment of it's "Vault 7" series, WikiLeaks has just dropped a user manual describing a CIA project known as "Scribbles" (a.k.a. the "Snowden Stopper"), a piece of software purportedly design.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Amazon"s Alexa Can Now Whisper, Bleep Out Swear Words, and Change Its Pitch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon is trying to make its Alexa voice assistant sound more humanlike. Up until now, the female-sounding voice maintained an even, monotone cadence whenever speaking, but with Amazon's new Speech.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

Amazon shows you how to use WorkSpaces on the Samsung Galaxy S8

AWS is one of the partners offering desktop virtualization services via the DeX, Samsung's new docking station......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News5 hr. 48 min. ago

Auto site Carvana tumbles 26% in stock market debut

 Carvana, the site for buying and selling cars, had a rough first day in the public markets. After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, it ended the day down 26% at $11.10. Bankers typically recommend a price that would cause the shares to go up ab.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 48 min. ago

A Database of Thousands of Credit Cards Was Left Exposed on the Open Internet

A US online pet store has exposed the details of more than 110,400 credit cards used to make purchases through its website, researchers have found. From a report on ZDNet: In a stunning show of poor security, the Austin, TX-based company FuturePets.c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 4 min. ago

Amazon"s Most Popular Generator Is Just $116, For Prime Members Only

Update: We posted this generator on Monday at $141, which at the time was an all-time low, but it’s since dropped to an insanely low $116, for Prime members only. Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 20 min. ago

IT Leaders Will Struggle To Meet Future Demands, Study Says

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. From a report: This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 48 min. ago

Cloudera shares up 20 percent on Wall Street debut

​Cloudera closed out its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with its share price up 20 percent to $18.10......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News6 hr. 56 min. ago

Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut

 Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up over 20% at $18.09, after pricing its IPO at $15 per share.  This is also above the range of $12 to $14 that enterprise big data company was preparing for. While the surging stock pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 12 min. ago

Report Shows Another Diversity Challenge: Retaining Employees

An anonymous reader shares a report: Women, blacks and Latinos are far more likely to quit jobs in tech than white or Asian men, according to a new report by the Kapor Center for Social Impact. The Oakland nonprofit commissioned an online survey by t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Bits: Daily Report: Cloud Computing Asserts Itself

Amazon Web Services has become the profit engine of the internet retailer. Can it stay ahead of rivals like Microsoft and Google?.....»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M to bring deep learning to home security

 Deep Sentinel, a home security startup, today announced that it had closed a $7.4 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Bezos Expeditions, Lux Capital and UP2398. Founded by serial entrepreneur David Selinger, D.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 12 min. ago

How Amazon is trying to make Alexa sound more human

On Thursday, Amazon announced a series of new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags that will help developers control Alexa's intonations a bit better than before making her sound more sophisticated -- or at least, more like us. The post How A.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

Great deal! These are our three favorite Amazon tech bargains today

Friday's Amazon Gold Box Deals of the day feature a laptop cooling pad, an affordable smartwatch that works great with Android devices, and an upgraded version of the most popular smart doorbell on the market. The post Great deal! These are our three.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 28 min. ago

The Internet-of-Things is Maturing

An anonymous reader shares a report: The "Internet of Things" (IoT) category is starting to mature in terms of startup investments, according to a new report from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Wing. Like any other trendy area of tech, IoT is in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 40 min. ago

Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks

 Taboola and Outbrain, two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006), and have each raised substantial sums of venture capital, are in advanced merger talks, reports the Israeli news ou.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago