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Daily Crunch: Airbnb cancels all DC bookings during inauguration week

Airbnb takes a big step to avoid violence at the inauguration, Intel gets a new CEO and Affirm goes public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 13, 2021. The big story: Airbnb cancels all DC bookings during inauguration week Airbnb said today that.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 14th, 2021

US Treasury Nominee Yellen Wants to Encourage Cryptocurrencies -- "For Legitimate Activities"

Business Insider reports: The bitcoin price was set for its biggest one-week fall since September on Saturday morning, having slipped around 10% since Monday... Bitcoin came under selling pressure this week after Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's pick for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

Are We Slowing Global Warming?

This week New York Magazine featured a new article by journalist David Wallace-Wells about the state of the fight against global warming. He warns that "Already, the planet is warmer, at just 1.2 degrees, than it has ever been..." But there's also.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

GitHub Reverses Takedown of Code for Anime Torrent Site Despite Film Group"s DMCA

Inside.com's developer newsletter spotted this code repository story: GitHub posted a DMCA notice it received from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) last week asking the platform to take down a repository associated with NYAA.si, a popular torrent.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 1 min. ago

Work trips are making a $5 billion comeback

Would you bet millions of dollars on a corporate travel comeback? Doesn’t matter. Andreessen Horowitz, Addition and Elad Gil are anyways. This week, the trio led a nine-figure financing round in TripActions, a software company that helps other comp.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

Augmented reality’s awkward phase will be long and painful

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approac.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Sa.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns

Hey y’all. You’ve just landed on Human Capital, the weekly newsletter that details the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. The week kicked off with GitHub making a public apology to the person the company terminated for caut.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

Chrome 88 Released, Removing Adobe Flash -- and FTP

Google released Chrome 88 this week — and besides improving its dark mode support, they removed support for both Adobe Flash and FTP. PC World calls it "the end of two eras." The most noteworthy change in this update is what's not included......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 1 min. ago

How DNSpooq Attacks Could Poison DNS Cache Records

Earlier this week security experts disclosed details on seven vulnerabilities impacting Dnsmasq, "a popular DNS software package that is commonly deployed in networking equipment, such as routers and access points," reports ZDNet. "The vulnerabilitie.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 1 min. ago

Are Experts Underselling the Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines?

David Leonhardt won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2011. This week in a New York Times newsletter, he argues that early in the pandemic experts around the world mistakenly discouraged mask use because of "a concern that people would rush to buy h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 1 min. ago

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  mobilecrunchRelated News22 hr. 29 min. ago

This site posted every face from Parler’s Capitol Hill insurrection videos

Faces of the Riot used ISS to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Wired) When hackers exploited a bug in Parler to download all of the right-wing social media platform's contents last week, they were su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Daily Crunch: Alphabet shuts down Loon

Alphabet pulls the plug on its internet balloon company, Apple is reportedly developing a new MacBook Air and Google threatens to pull out of Australia. This is your Daily Crunch for January 22, 2021. The big story: Alphabet shuts down Loon Alphabet.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

As Bitcoin Price Surges, DDoS Extortion Gangs Return in Force

Extortion groups that send emails threatening companies with DDoS attacks unless paid a certain fee are making a comeback, security firm Radware warned today. From a report: In a security alert sent to its customers and shared with ZDNet this week, R.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I'd rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office. I had my first telehealth consultation last year,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Report: The MacBook Air is getting a major redesign, too

Also, a bit of a bombshell: The new MacBook Pro will have an SD card slot. Enlarge There's been on onslaught of Apple leaks out of business publication Bloomberg over the past week, and the latest goes into a little more detail about an upcom.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Sitecore Nets $1.2B Investment, Acquia Debuts Digital Commerce, More News

Sitecore got a major private investment to the tune of $1.2 billion, leading our customer experience and digital marketing news this week. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Watch the Resident Evil showcase here: new Village gameplay, RE:verse multiplayer

The new Resident Evil Village trailer gives us a better look at the giant vampire woman that sent the internet into a frenzy last week. Called Lady Dimitrescu, we see her speaking to someone called Mother Miranda—possibly the game's main antagonist.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Rocket Report: Starship going offshore, Blue Origin may launch humans in April

"We're smarter as a team having been through this process." Enlarge / Rocket Lab's first mission of 2021 was named "Another One Leaves The Crust." (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 3.30 of the Rocket Report! This week we're celebrating a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

GM warns Indian state"s move to block its exit could hit investment

GM's comments came after authorities in Maharashtra earlier this week rejected the automaker's application to cease operations at its plant in the western Indian state amid protests by workers......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021