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Another service outage briefly broke the internet. It could happen again

For the second time in 10 days, a giant chunk of the internet briefly broke because of an outage at a company most people have probably never heard of......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnJun 17th, 2021

Russia"s "Nonsensical, Impossible Quest" to Create Its Own Domestic Internet

"It was pretty strange when Russia decided to announce last week that it had successfully run tests between June 15 and July 15 to show it could disconnect itself from the internet," writes an associate professor of cybersecurity policy at Tufts Flet.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

Best cheap cell phone plan deals for August 2021: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

If you’re on the hunt for a new wireless service, we’ve rounded up the best cell phone plan deals available......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China has had quite a turbulent week. The government is u.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Watch the unique Volocopter take first public flight in the U.S.

Volocopter's 18-rotor electric aircraft recently took its first public-crewed test flight in the U.S. as the firm seeks to launch a commercial air taxi service......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Yat thinks emoji ‘identities’ can be a thing, and it has $20M in sales to back it up

I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000. “I hate the universe,” she texted. Sure, the universe would be better if pe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Growth roundup: Investing in community, targeting developers, new marketer recs

“The best thing a startup can do, and I’m seeing it happen more and more, is investing in community early on,” growth marketing expert Max van den Ingh of Unmuted tells us. “When I was leading growth at MisterGreen, we created a c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Here’s how you can sign up for Sling TV for free right now

Sling TV is a live television streaming service that brings the cable TV experience to modern streaming. Here's how you can watch, for free, right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract

Lawsuit: Marvel star was promised exclusive theatrical release and cut of ticket sales. Enlarge / A billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios' 'Black Widow' on June 22, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

China Orders 25 Tech Giants To Fix Raft of Problems

China ordered more than two dozen technology firms to carry out internal inspections as part of a campaign to root out illegal online activity. From a report: The Ministry of Industry Information Technology on Friday told 25 of its largest internet a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees ‘a de facto global tax on the Internet’

Elon Musk is siding with Epic Games in the App Store monopoly case, with the Tesla CEO firing off a tweet Friday morning that called Apple’s Store fees “a de facto global tax on the Internet,” also adding that “Epic is right.&.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Before becoming the web"s video juggernaut, what was the plan for YouTube?

A P2P platform for video sharing, a dating service, or a web-based movie theater for indie films?.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure

A Russian space official on Friday blamed a software problem on a newly docked science lab that briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Gopuff confirms new $1B cash injection at a $15B valuation to expand its instant grocery delivery service

Gopuff said it plans to use the funding to continue expanding in North America, the U.K. and Europe, among other things. Gopuff, the startup that’s helped kickstart a new category of food delivery in the U.S. — “instant.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Platform as a service startup Porter aims to become go-to for deploying, managing cloud-based apps

Any DevOps team can use Porter to manage applications in the cloud, delivering the full flexibility of Kubernetes through a Heroku-like experience. By the time Porter co-founders Trevor Shim and Justin Rhee decided to build a company around.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Helping brands build best word-of-mouth marketing in coming era of micro-influencers

In the past, TV and print media advertisements have always been the first choice of businesses for brand building. However, with the rapid development of the Internet, which has become an integral part of most consumers' lives, there is a trend of sh.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

ISS Briefly Loses Control After New Russian Module Misfires

destinyland shares a report from CNN: An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the spac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

International Space Station briefly loses control after new Russian module misfires

An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and briefly pushing it out o.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Best cheap gaming laptop deals for August 2021

You don't have to go broke to get a good gaming machine. We've got the best gaming laptop deals right here......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Your old Kindle e-reader will lose internet connectivity later this year

Amazon is urging customers to move away from its older Kindle e-readers, as later this year some of them will completely lose internet access......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Tencent Is World"s Worst Stock Bet With $170 Billion Wipeout

China's unprecedented crackdown on its technology industry has turned Tencent Holdings from a market darling into the world's biggest stock loser this month. From a report: The Chinese Internet giant had tumbled 23% in July as of Wednesday, set for i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021