Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its...

Google Maps is adding a couple of new useful features: the ability to pay for parking or buy a train ticket right from the app, writes Andrew J. Hawkins. Here is the...

Tech giants list principles for handling harmful content — Axios

Nine of the world's biggest tech companies have come together to establish an industry framework for handling harmful content and conduct online, writes Margaret Harding McGill. Here is the link: https://www.axios.com/tech-giants-list-principles-for-handling-harmful-content-5c9cfba9-05bc-49ad-846a-baf01abf5976.html

Facebook is ‘schoolyard bully’ in Australia news row, says UK media boss — The...

Henry Faure Walker, the chair of the News Media Association, said Facebook’s ban during a pandemic was “a classic example of a monopoly power being the schoolyard bully, trying to protect...

Twitter in standoff with India’s government over free speech and local law — NPR

Twitter is caught between complying with Indian law and defending free speech, in what could eventually be its biggest market, says Lauren Frayer and Shannon Bond. Here is the link: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/17/968641246/twitter-in-standoff-with-indias-government-over-free-speech-and-local-law

What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system — MIT Technology Review

Why was Deloitte awarded the project on a no-bid basis? The contracts claim the company was the only “responsible source” to build the tool, writes Cat Ferguson. Here is the link: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/30/1017086/cdc-44-million-vaccine-data-vams-problems/

Facebook hires first chief compliance officer amid regulatory scrutiny — The Hill

Henry Moniz will join Facebook on Feb. 8 to head the social media giant's compliance team, writes Cameron Jenkins. Here is the link: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/536606-facebook-hires-first-chief-compliance-officer-amid-regulatory-scrutiny

Oakland’s airport is selling Covid-19 tests in vending machines — CNN

It is the first US airport to offer Covid-19 tests in vending machines, according to a press release from the airport, writes David Williams. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/oakland-airport-covid-test-vending-trnd/index.html

GameStop jumps more than 130% even as hedge funds cover short bets, scrutiny of...

The stock appeared to get a boost in extended trading Tuesday after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted out the link to the Reddit board, writes Jesse Pound. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/27/gamestop-jumps-another-50percent-even-as-hedge-funds-cover-short-bets-scrutiny-of-rally-intensifies.html

Apple records most profitable quarter ever as sales soar amid pandemic — The Guardian

Apple finished 2020 with its most profitable quarter ever as sales of its high end iPhones, tablets and laptops soared, writes Dominic Rushe. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/27/apple-profits-latest-quarter-surge-pandemic

Instacart will lay off all of its unionized workers — Motherboard

Instacart is firing 10 employees who voted to form the first and only unionon the grocery delivery platform at a Mariano's grocery store in Skokie, Illinois, and inspired other Instacart employees...

Raspberry Pi enters microcontroller game with $4 Pico – Hackaday

The $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board is their attempt to break into the crowded microcontroller module market, writes Elliot Williams. Here is the link: https://hackaday.com/2021/01/20/raspberry-pi-enters-microcontroller-game-with-4-pico/

Chinese embassy’s Twitter account locked after post defending treatment of Uighurs — The Hill

Twitter on Thursday locked the account of the Chinese Embassy in Washington over a tweet defending Beijing’s policy toward Uighur Muslims, which the U.S. this week labeled a genocide, writes Tal...

Intel’s new CEO says troubled chip project is recovering, may still outsource some manufacturing...

Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s incoming CEO, said on Thursday that the company’s troubled 7-nanometer chip manufacturing technique is on track to be used to make chips sold in 2023, writes Kif Leswing. Here...

IBM revenue slide continues in Q4 2020 — CNBC

IBM shares moved as much as 7% lower in extended trading on Wednesday after the company reported fourth-quarter revenue that fell short of analysts’ expectations, writes Jordan Novet. Here is the link:...

Amazon offers to help Biden administration with COVID vaccine efforts — Axios

Amazon's worldwide consumer CEO Dave Clark has offered to help the Biden administration with its coronavirus vaccination goals by mobilizing efforts to inoculate its employees, writes Marisa Fernandez. Here is the link:...
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