Month: February 2019

Revolut CFO Peter O'Higgins resigns this week in wake of allegations made against Revolut of allowing money laundering, and using dodgy hiring practices (Finextra Research)

Finextra Research: Revolut CFO Peter O’Higgins resigns this week in wake of allegations made against Revolut of allowing money laundering, and using dodgy hiring practices  —  The CFO of Revolut has resigned as the fintech unicorn makes headlines for all the wrong reasons, with allegations surface over serious lapses … Revolut CFO Peter O’Higgins resigns

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LittlevGL Brings GUI Tools to Micropython

Microcontrollers are wonderfully useful things, but programming them can be a little daunting if you’re used to the simplicity of compiling for regular PCs. Over time though, this has become easier. Communities have strayed away from assembly code and created higher-level languages such as Micropython, to allow these devices to be programmed in a more

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LinkedIn suspends emails to connections when a European member has been mentioned in the news, after algorithm mixes up identities (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: LinkedIn suspends emails to connections when a European member has been mentioned in the news, after algorithm mixes up identities  —  LinkedIn has been forced to ‘pause’ a feature in Europe in which the platform emails members’ connections when they’ve been ‘mentioned in the news’. LinkedIn suspends emails to connections when

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Thailand's government passes cybersecurity bill that has been criticized for vagueness and the potential to give the government sweeping access to user data (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Thailand’s government passes cybersecurity bill that has been criticized for vagueness and the potential to give the government sweeping access to user data  —  Thailand’s government passed a controversial cybersecurity bill today that has been criticized for vagueness and the potential to enable sweeping access internet user data. Thailand’s government passes

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Dell reports Q4 revenue of $23.84B, up 9% YoY, in its first quarter as a newly public company, but a net loss of $287M, up from $133M in 2018 (Robert Hof/SiliconANGLE)

Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE: Dell reports Q4 revenue of $23.84B, up 9% YoY, in its first quarter as a newly public company, but a net loss of $287M, up from $133M in 2018  —  In its first quarter as a newly public company, Dell Technologies Inc. today reported marginally better-than-expected quarterly revenue growth but a

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Twitter says in the coming months it will test a Hide Tweet feature that allows users to hide replies to their tweets that others can view through a menu option (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter says in the coming months it will test a Hide Tweet feature that allows users to hide replies to their tweets that others can view through a menu option  —  Twitter has confirmed it’s developing a new “Hide Tweet” option, but has yet to provide detail about its launch plans

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Tesla says it is shifting all sales globally to online, resulting in some store closures and layoffs but allowing vehicle prices to be lowered by ~6% on average (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: Tesla says it is shifting all sales globally to online, resulting in some store closures and layoffs but allowing vehicle prices to be lowered by ~6% on average  —  Tesla is moving all of its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of

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In letter to Sen. Warner, Facebook says teens were ~18% of users of its Research app over its lifetime; Facebook had said publicly that teens were less than 5% (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: In letter to Sen. Warner, Facebook says teens were ~18% of users of its Research app over its lifetime; Facebook had said publicly that teens were less than 5%  —  Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program … In letter

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RIAA: US revenue for recorded music grew 12% in 2018 to $9.8B largely due to a 30% surge in streaming revenue; subscriptions to services like Spotify topped 50M (Jem Aswad/Variety)

Jem Aswad / Variety: RIAA: US revenue for recorded music grew 12% in 2018 to $9.8B largely due to a 30% surge in streaming revenue; subscriptions to services like Spotify topped 50M  —  The U.S. music industry posted its third consecutive year of double-digit growth, according to the RIAA’s year-end revenue report issued today. RIAA:

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Vacuum-Powered Rotary Tool Redux, This Time Machined

We love to see projects revisited, especially when new materials or methods make it worth giving the first design another go around. This twin-turbine vacuum-powered Dremel tool is a perfect example of what better tools can do for a build. You may recall [JohnnyQ90]’s first attempt at a vacuum powered rotary tool. That incarnation, very similar

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Sources: Gov. Cuomo has talked with Amazon execs, including Bezos, to try to lure Amazon back to NYC; a full-page ad coming Friday in the NYT will urge the same (J. David Goodman/New York Times)

J. David Goodman / New York Times: Sources: Gov. Cuomo has talked with Amazon execs, including Bezos, to try to lure Amazon back to NYC; a full-page ad coming Friday in the NYT will urge the same  —  [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]  — 

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Here’s who has the most juice in Twitter’s AI influencer community

Insight analyst Lizzie Dunmore today published an analysis of Twitter interactions on the topic of AI between the general public, the media, and the 18 most influential AI influencers. Dunmore, who works for Onalytica, looked at a year’s worth of tweets from 3,000 influencers and 1,000 news media outlets to figure out who the most

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