Google launches balloon-powered internet service in Kenya — CNN

A fleet of balloons has begun providing internet service to remote areas of Kenya, Google's Project Loon and Telkom Kenya announced, writes Bethlehem Feleke. Here is the link: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/08/africa/google-kenya-balloons/index.html

What authentic leadership looks like in a world of style and glamour — Forbes

"Authentic leadership, to me, means being your own true self and realizing that we are all human and need to respect each other at all times," writes Div Manickam. Here is the...

An inside look at Cloudera’s strategy for helping businesses weather the Covid-19 storm —...

Patrick Moorhead, on a call with Cloudera's VP of Industry Solutions, Cindy Maike. Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2020/07/07/an-inside-look-at-clouderas-strategy-for-helping-businesses-weather-the-covid-19-storm/

Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn’t go well — CNN

Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives, writes Brian Fung. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/tech/facebook-civil-rights-meeting/index.html

Sony launches wearable air conditioner, personal heater for roughly $130 — Interesting Engineering

Sony is selling a new wearable, pocket-sized air conditioner for roughly $130, writes Brad Bergan. Here is the link: https://interestingengineering.com/sony-launches-wearable-air-conditioner-personal-heater-for-roughly-130

The PPP loan data is out, but companies say it’s a mess — Protocol

Firms listed are saying they never actually received the loans, writes Biz Carson. Here is the link: https://www.protocol.com/ppp-loan-data-tech-companies

Palantir Technologies files to go public — NYT

The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year, writes Erin Griffith. Here is the link:...

ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall...

Foreign students attending U.S. colleges that will operate entirely online this fall semester cannot remain in the country to do so says ICE, writes Rachel Treisman. Here is the link: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/06/888026874/ice-foreign-students-must-leave-the-u-s-if-their-colleges-go-online-only-this-fa

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan — BBC

Technology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report. Here is the link:...

The fall of Quibi: how did a starry $1.75bn Netflix rival crash so fast...

While it’s too soon to declare the end of Quibi, it’s still worth asking: is the promise of the quick bite already over, questions Adrian Horton. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/28/quibi-netflix-jeffrey-katzenberg-crash

Google Cloud brings Bare Metal Solution to new regions — ZDNet

Google Cloud on Monday announced it's expanding its Bare Metal Solution to five additional regions, writes Stephanie Condon. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-cloud-brings-bare-metal-solution-to-new-regions/  

The 25 greatest Java apps ever written — Oracle blog

Alexa Morales talks about a few of the countless Java apps that stand out from the crowd. Here is the link: https://blogs.oracle.com/javamagazine/the-top-25-greatest-java-apps-ever-written

Privacy isn’t a right you can click Away — Wired

Have you ever read a privacy disclosure? Even once, asks Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio’s senior US senator and ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Here...

How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco — BBC

A leading medical-research institution working on a cure for Covid-19 has admitted it paid hackers a $1.14 million ransom, writes Joe Tidy. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53214783

With DOJ charges, former VC Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time...

The U.S. Department of Justice has brought two criminal wire fraud charges against Mike Rothenburg, writes Connie Loizos. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/28/with-doj-charges-disgraced-mike-rothenberg-could-now-be-facing-serious-jail-time/