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Amazon Offers Biden Help With Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

Amazon has extended an offer to President Joe Biden to assist with the national distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, a move that could expedite the federal effort to combat the pandemic. From a report: Dave Clark, the CEO of Amazon's consumer business,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 21st, 2021

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after divorce from Jeff Bezos

Billionaire philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott, who is the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher from her children's school......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated News5 hr. 38 min. ago

Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

One of the few industries that have benefited from the COVID-19 crisis is online finance. Around the world, the pandemic has forced consumers to adopt digital banking. Hong Kong’s WeLab, a fintech company founded in 2013, saw users soar by 20%.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 39 min. ago

Deliveroo posted narrowed loss of $309M, with gross transactions surging to $5.7B in 2020, EITF shows

The clock has officially started ticking on Deliveroo’s plans to go public in April. After announcing last week that it planned to list on the London Stock Exchange, today the on-demand food delivery company backed by Amazon and others publish.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 39 min. ago

SK Hynix announces mass production of 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM

SK Hynix has kicked off mass production of 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, which offers the largest capacity in the industry, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

The SvarDOS Community Builds an Open Source DOS Distribution

Long-time Slashdot reader sproketboy shared a link to SvarDOS, "an open-source project that is meant to integrate the best out of the currently available DOS tools, drivers and games." From their site: DOS development has been abandoned by commercia.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 39 min. ago

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

In the areas where Amazon operates, "low-wage workers at other businesses have seen significant wage growth since 2018..." reports the New York Times, "and not because of new minimum-wage laws." The gains are a direct result of Amazon's corporate de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Antitrust Advocate Who Coined the Phrase "Net Neutrality" Joins Biden"s White House

Tim Wu coined the phrase "net neutrality". He's the author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age , and Bloomberg calls him an "outspoken advocate for aggressive antitrust enforcement against U.S. technology giants." They add that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

COVID"s Unlikely Offspring: The Rise of Smartwatch as Illness Detector

Researchers are stretching the capabilities of smartwatches to track illnesses from COVID-19 to Crohn's disease Smartwatches and wearable devices have come a long way beyond counting steps. They’re getting better at detecting illness,.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Vaccine selfies are everywhere. That"s actually a good thing

When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. "I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort me," she.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

A new type of supply-chain attack with serious consequences is flourishing

New dependency confusion attacks take aim at Microsoft, Amazon, Slack, Lyft, and Zillow. Enlarge (credit: Przemyslaw Klos / EyeEm / Getty Images) A new type of supply chain attack unveiled last month is targeting more and more companies, with.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

More top-tier companies targeted by new type of potentially serious attack

New dependency confusion attacks take aim at Microsoft, Amazon, Slack, Lyft, and Zillow. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A new type of supply chain attack unveiled last month is targeting more and more companies, with new rounds this week takin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

The Biden Administration Weighs the Social Cost of Carbon

A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Haus im Obstgarten is a geometric timber house in a traditional Austrian village

Austrian office Firm Architekten has completed a wood-clad house in the village of Frastanz-Gampelün that sits atop a concrete base and offers panoramic views across the surrounding Alpine landscape. Read more Austrian office Firm Architekt.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

White House could shake up auto finance

A stack of concerns awaits the vehicle finance sector as the Biden administration and new Congress settle in and consider changes in regulatory and enforcement priorities......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

What is Telegram?

With a focus on security and privacy, Telegram offers an encrypted messaging app platform to chat with friends and family; here’s everything we know about it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations

Given the chaos created by the Trump administration, bitcoin fans are anxiously optimistic about how regulators will approach the cryptocurrency space during President Joe Biden’s administration.    Leigh Cuen Contr.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

New evidence COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against variants

New research has found that new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can evade antibodies that work against the original form of the virus that sparked the pandemic, potentially undermining the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody-based drugs.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

The US Has a Covid "Scariants" Problem. Here"s How to Fix It

Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants are getting the monster treatment......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Destiny 2: Beyond Light: Where to find Xur for the weekend of March 5

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Beyond Light offers some of the toughest loot to find, including exotic weapons and armor. Here's how to track down Xur......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021