Archive for category: Science

YouTube to exclusively stream Activision Blizzard’s big esports titles like Overwatch League; Overwatch League was a Twitch exclusive for the past two years (Nick Statt/The Verge)+

YouTube to exclusively stream Activision Blizzard’s big esports titles like Overwatch League; Overwatch League was a Twitch exclusive for the past two years (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Sources: Accenture has sent a form to Facebook content moderators working at a European facility requiring them to acknowledge that their job could cause PTSD (Madhumita Murgia/Financial Times)+

Sources: Accenture has sent a form to Facebook content moderators working at a European facility requiring them to acknowledge that their job could cause PTSD (Madhumita Murgia/Financial Times)

LogiNext, an automation and analytics platform for B2B transportation and B2C delivery businesses, raises $39M Series B led by Tiger Global and Steadview (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic Times)+

LogiNext, an automation and analytics platform for B2B transportation and B2C delivery businesses, raises $39M Series B led by Tiger Global and Steadview (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic Times)

After backlash, Google backtracks on desktop search redesign which made it hard to distinguish ads from organic results, will experiment with favicon placements (Nick Statt/The Verge)+

After backlash, Google backtracks on desktop search redesign which made it hard to distinguish ads from organic results, will experiment with favicon placements (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Tech CEOs at Davos dodge issues such as privacy, misinformation, extremist content, and antitrust violations by focusing on the need for global AI regulation (Bloomberg)+

Tech CEOs at Davos dodge issues such as privacy, misinformation, extremist content, and antitrust violations by focusing on the need for global AI regulation (Bloomberg)

Life House, which started as a hotel management software provider and now also operates boutique hotels under its own brand, raises $30M Series B (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)+

Life House, which started as a hotel management software provider and now also operates boutique hotels under its own brand, raises $30M Series B (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)

LA-based esports training platform ProGuides, which offers online classes from popular professional gamers for $7.99 a month, raises $5M seed funding led by M13 (Matt Perez/Forbes)+

LA-based esports training platform ProGuides, which offers online classes from popular professional gamers for $7.99 a month, raises $5M seed funding led by M13 (Matt Perez/Forbes)

Profile of Tony Blevins, the VP of procurement at Apple, known as the Blevinator for his ability to stare down suppliers and slash prices to the bone (Tripp Mickle/Wall Street Journal)+

Profile of Tony Blevins, the VP of procurement at Apple, known as the Blevinator for his ability to stare down suppliers and slash prices to the bone (Tripp Mickle/Wall Street Journal)

Sources: Accenture is making its YouTube content moderators sign a document acknowledging that performing the job can cause PTSD (Casey Newton/The Verge)+

Sources: Accenture is making its YouTube content moderators sign a document acknowledging that performing the job can cause PTSD (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Sources: Commerce Dept. withdrew proposed rules making it harder for US firms to sell to Huawei from overseas facilities following DOD and Treasury objections (Bob Davis/Wall Street Journal)+

Sources: Commerce Dept. withdrew proposed rules making it harder for US firms to sell to Huawei from overseas facilities following DOD and Treasury objections (Bob Davis/Wall Street Journal)

London police announce it’ll start using live facial recognition cameras within a month for five to six hours at a time with bespoke lists of suspects each time (BBC)+

London police announce it’ll start using live facial recognition cameras within a month for five to six hours at a time with bespoke lists of suspects each time (BBC)

In the aftermath of StockX’s 2019 data breach, customers continue to face challenges including fraudulent purchases and lack of customer service responses (Ian Servantes/Input)+

In the aftermath of StockX’s 2019 data breach, customers continue to face challenges including fraudulent purchases and lack of customer service responses (Ian Servantes/Input)

Inside the Pwn2Own Miami 2020 hacking contest, where hackers targeted industrial control systems software for the first time (Andy Greenberg/Wired)+

Inside the Pwn2Own Miami 2020 hacking contest, where hackers targeted industrial control systems software for the first time (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Kaspersky Lab: in 2019, ~30% of all macOS malware detections derived from the Shlayer trojan, an unsophisticated malware that spreads via fake app installs (Tara Seals/Threatpost)+

Kaspersky Lab: in 2019, ~30% of all macOS malware detections derived from the Shlayer trojan, an unsophisticated malware that spreads via fake app installs (Tara Seals/Threatpost)

Inside the IRS’s probe into Facebook, including emails from 2008 where Sandberg and Ted Price, Facebook’s head of tax, discuss tax havens for parking profits (Paul Kiel/ProPublica)+

Inside the IRS’s probe into Facebook, including emails from 2008 where Sandberg and Ted Price, Facebook’s head of tax, discuss tax havens for parking profits (Paul Kiel/ProPublica)

Security startup Privafy launches with $22M in funding, claims its products protect data in motion across networks, mobile and remote devices, and cloud apps (Jessica Lyons Hardcastle/SDxCentral)+

Security startup Privafy launches with $22M in funding, claims its products protect data in motion across networks, mobile and remote devices, and cloud apps (Jessica Lyons Hardcastle/SDxCentral)

Since rollout of iOS 13, which warns users of apps tracking their location, marketers have collected 68% less background and 24% less foreground location data (Jared Newman/Fast Company)+

Since rollout of iOS 13, which warns users of apps tracking their location, marketers have collected 68% less background and 24% less foreground location data (Jared Newman/Fast Company)

Source: Samsung is working on Quick Share, an AirDrop-like feature to allow sharing of files between enabled Galaxy phones, likely launching with Galaxy S20 (Max Weinbach/XDA Developers)+

Source: Samsung is working on Quick Share, an AirDrop-like feature to allow sharing of files between enabled Galaxy phones, likely launching with Galaxy S20 (Max Weinbach/XDA Developers)

Broadcom signs 2 new multi-year agreements with Apple, says it expects to generate $15B by supplying wireless chips for Apple devices released through mid-2023 (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)+

Broadcom signs 2 new multi-year agreements with Apple, says it expects to generate $15B by supplying wireless chips for Apple devices released through mid-2023 (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Software Motor Company, which develops software to make electric motors in HVAC systems more efficient, raises $25M from BMW to apply its tech to electric cars (Eric Walz/Futurecar.com)+

Software Motor Company, which develops software to make electric motors in HVAC systems more efficient, raises $25M from BMW to apply its tech to electric cars (Eric Walz/Futurecar.com)

Dataset Search, Google’s search engine for datasets, is now out of beta, with a mobile version, new tools to better filter searches, and access to ~25M datasets (James Vincent/The Verge)+

Dataset Search, Google’s search engine for datasets, is now out of beta, with a mobile version, new tools to better filter searches, and access to ~25M datasets (James Vincent/The Verge)

Experts say FTI’s report on the hack of Bezos’ phone does not explain why FTI wasn’t able to decrypt the malicious file or perform actions like jailbreaking (Shannon Vavra/CyberScoop)+

Experts say FTI’s report on the hack of Bezos’ phone does not explain why FTI wasn’t able to decrypt the malicious file or perform actions like jailbreaking (Shannon Vavra/CyberScoop)

Amazon claims Prime Video has 65K titles, but 66% of those are user uploaded, including thousands of short instructional clips and conspiracy-theory videos (Wall Street Journal)+

Amazon claims Prime Video has 65K titles, but 66% of those are user uploaded, including thousands of short instructional clips and conspiracy-theory videos (Wall Street Journal)

DHS issues an alert about six flaws in popular health care devices from GE Healthcare that could affect device functionality and expose patients’ health info (Jeff Stone/CyberScoop)+

DHS issues an alert about six flaws in popular health care devices from GE Healthcare that could affect device functionality and expose patients’ health info (Jeff Stone/CyberScoop)

New York-based project management platform Clubhouse raises $25M Series B led by Greylock Partners, source says at a valuation of $100M (Alex Konrad/Forbes)+

New York-based project management platform Clubhouse raises $25M Series B led by Greylock Partners, source says at a valuation of $100M (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

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