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Senate Confirms Progressive Tech Critic Lina Khan To Become an FTC Commissioner

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, the young progressive who helped launch a reckoning amongst antitrust scholars and enforcers, in a 69-28 vote. From a report: At 32, Khan will become the y.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 15th, 2021

Newtopia closes first fund of $50M to invest in LatAm startups

Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based in Latin America. Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops are now a business proposition valued at nearly a billion dollars. Squire is a back-end barbershop m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 9 min. ago

Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

CEOs want workers back at their desks. Employees and the virus have other plans. Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. (credit: Apple) All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap video doorbell deals for August 2021

As smart home tech has taken hold in the U.S., video doorbells are one of the most popular devices for homes......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Samsung deals for August 2021

Samsung has been a leader in high-quality tech for decades. Check out all of the Samsung deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

It"s the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers

Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era" There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Is Remote Work Forcing Smaller Cities to Compete With Big Tech Salaries?

Remote working seems like a boon to smaller cities, Reuters reports: About 30 per cent of remote workers plan on moving, according to two recent surveys: an April poll of 1,000 tech workers by nonprofit One America Works and a June survey of 1,006 na.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Tech Companies Praised for "Pandemic Leadership", Vaccine Mandates

"America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February," reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America's technology companies have been "decisive trend s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 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

Electric cars have much lower life cycle emissions, new study confirms

In the US, lifecycle emissions for EVs are already 60-68% lower than gasoline. Enlarge / If we're serious about decarbonizing, the internal combustion engine has to go by 2030-2035, according to a new study. (credit: Reinhard Krull/EyeEm/Getty I.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

The best way to grow your tech career? Treat it like an app

What happens after a developer or engineer lands that sweet gig? Are they able to harness their skills and grow in interesting and challenging new directions? Raj Yavatkar Contributor Share on Twitte.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge

A change of command is one of the most delicate moments in the life cycle of any organization. If mishandled, the transition from one CEO to the next can result in massive downsides. Jason Dressel Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Daily Crunch: European privacy regulators fine Amazon $887M over targeted advertising practices

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 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

Robinhood’s CFO says it was ready to go public

Robinhood says it went public because it was ready. And our read of the markets is that it's an appealing time for high-growth tech companies with a history of losses to do so. Yet it's underwater. Robinhood priced at $38 per share this wee.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated 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

Cheltenham’s GCHQ to massive, cyber-oriented tech startup campus right next door

Since the UK’s spying headquarters of GCHQ was established in the city in the 1950’s, Cheltenham has attracted large firms like IBM, Raytheon, Microsoft, BAE Systems to the region. However, startups like Truststamp, Bamboo Technologies, Ripjar, H.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Lite-On Tech steps into production of components for EV charging piles

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has landed orders for components and devices used in power charging piles for electric vehicles (EVs) from clients in North America mainly, and will undertake small-volume trial production in the third quarter of 2021.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says streaming release of ‘Black Widow’ breaches contract

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Blizzard confirms developer named in lawsuit was removed for “misconduct”

Disturbing new details emerge of booze-filled "Cosby Suite" at 2013 Blizzcon. Enlarge / Ex-Blizzard developer Alex Afrasiabi as he appeared in a 2019 video promoting World of Warcraft. (credit: Blizzard) Last year, reports started to bubble up.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021