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Trump Forced to Start His Own Online Platform Just as Facebook Upholds Its Ban on the Former President

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Every now and again, the world gets it right: Rudy Giuliani’s apartment got raided, student loan payments have been suspended, and Rory and Mal are back on The Joe Budden Podcast. Advertisement Also, four months ago, most social media companies banned the former President of Florida, the asshole of America, […]

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Microsoft launches Power BI Goals to help manage productivity

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. At its virtual Business Applications Summit, Microsoft today announced the launch of Power BI Goals, a set of tools in preview that lets customers tap the AI capabilities in Power BI to discover opportunities to improve business results. Microsoft says Goals […]

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Apple’s App Store Draws E.U. Antitrust Charge

“They want all the benefits of the App Store but don’t think they should have to pay anything for that,” Apple said in a statement. “The commission’s argument on Spotify’s behalf is the opposite of fair competition.” Today in Business Updated  April 29, 2021, 6:16 p.m. ET Criticism of the App Store is part of […]

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DevOps orchestration platform Opsera raises $15M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Opsera, a continuous orchestration platform for DevOps, today announced it has closed a $15 million series A round led by Felicis Ventures. Opsera says it will put the capital toward growing its engineering team and accelerating its sales, marketing, and customer […]

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Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

SAN FRANCISCO — At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. For years, the chief executives had met annually at the conference, which was held by the investment bank Allen & […]

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How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

SAN FRANCISCO — At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. For years, the chief executives had met annually at the conference, which was held by the investment bank Allen & […]

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Your Smartphone Should Be Built to Last

Years from now, what creature will digest the new iPads and AirTags that Apple announced on Tuesday? What soil will absorb their metals? The shiny gadgets of today will be waste tomorrow. As you eye that upgraded tablet, consider that Apple shipped so many new iPads last year that if they were all laid flat […]

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Massachusetts Police Department Further Proves Cops are Trash With Facebook Post Criticizing George Floyd After Verdict

Photo: BestStockFoto (Shutterstock) I know this may come as a surprise, but as a rule, I don’t really respect cops. Growing up reading a lot of young adult sci-fi books and watching a lot of Star Wars has made me generally detest authoritarian assholes who gleefully celebrate and enact state violence. Cops, by and large, […]

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Wake Me Up When Ted Cruz and ‘We Don’t Use Washcloths’ Twitter Are Done Trying to Cancel LeBron James

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) I’m not particularly fond of social media. How many goddamn selfies can you narcissists take? However, I’m acutely aware that a strong following can be leveraged into lucrative branding opportunities. It’s also a fantastic way to connect with your fans and audience on a deeper level or amplify important news […]

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Software product planning platform Productboard raises $72M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Productboard, a startup developing a DevOps orchestration system for enterprises, today announced that it raised $72 million in a series C round. The company says that the funds will be put toward expanding its team and customer base while supporting product […]

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Chuck Geschke, Father of Desktop Publishing, Dies at 81

Dr. Geschke had a way of “looking around the corner,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s current chief executive. “Civilization is all about written material,” he said. “Chuck and John brought that into the modern era.” Charles Matthew Geschke was born in Cleveland, on Sept. 11, 1939. His mother, Sophia (Krisch) Geschke, worked for the Cleveland bankruptcy […]

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How It Feels To Breathe a Brief Sigh of Relief After Inhaling America’s Bile, According to Black Twitter

Demonstrators protest near the Hennepin County Courthouse on April 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Three counts. Derek Chauvin is (legally) a murderer. He murdered George Floyd. On Tuesday evening, Chauvin was convicted on all three counts—second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Advertisement Black Twitter had their collective eyes on their respective […]

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Apple’s New Devices Target Markets Led by Smaller Rivals

“We think it is entirely appropriate for Congress to take a closer look at Apple’s business practices,” Mr. Prober said. Apple has faced scrutiny in recent years for its strict control over its App Store, including Apple’s practice of forcing apps to use its payment system, which allows it to collect a commission of up […]

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Apple shows off new devices and sets release date for disputed iPhone software.

Apple unveiled a series of new products on Tuesday that showed how it continues to center its marketing pitch around consumer privacy, at the potential expense of other companies, while muscling into new markets pioneered by much smaller competitors. Apple showed off a new high-end iPad and iMac desktop computer based on new computer processors […]

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Chargebee boosts subscription and recurring revenue tools with $125M round

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Subscription and recurring billing tools provider Chargebee today said that it raised $125 million in series G funding co-led by Sapphire Ventures, Tiger Global, and Insight Venture Partners. With the fresh round of capital, which values Chargebee at $1.4 billion post-money, […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Meet the Innovators of Image

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. The category is: Image. We hear it over and over again: “Representation matters.” But an ongoing racial reckoning and inventory of the fashion, media and beauty industries (among others) has confirmed what we’ve long […]

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Students at North Texas School Disciplined After Holding Slave Auction on Snapchat

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Students at a school in Northern Texas were disciplined after they set up a slave auction game on social media pretending to sell their Black classmates. The incident took place in the Aledo Independent School District, where students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus cyberbullied other students based on their race, according […]

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White America’s Favorite Honey Baked Ham Is in Twitter Jail After Coming for BLM Co-Founder for Buying House in White Neighborhood

Jason WhitlockScreenshot: YouTube Sports pariah and white America’s favorite lapdog Jason Whitlock is unfortunately a Black man. As such, Whitlock has found a niche in life in which his whole modus operandi is to denounce, bash, and destroy the Movement for Black Lives. Whitlock hates Black people. He hates progressive Black people even more. He […]

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Nationwide White Lives Matter Rallies Fail to Draw Sizable White Supporters

A tattoo detail on the head of a man as as he is confronted by anti-racism protesters following a planned “White Lives Matter’” demonstration on April 11, 2021 in Huntington Beach, California. Photo: Patrick T. FALLON/AFP (Getty Images) White supremacists tried and failed miserably to rally masses of racists around the country in the name […]

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback Carlton Davis Apologizes After Tweeting Anti-Asian Slur

Photo: Steve Luciano (AP) Last time I checked, words mean things. So should you ever feel inclined to use a specific word, it’s probably in your best interest to ensure that you’re acutely aware of its actual definition. Advertisement We call this “foreshadowing.” On Sunday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis should’ve been off somewhere […]

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How to Check if Your Phone Number Is in the Huge Facebook Data Leak

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Hacked data on over 553 million Facebook users was leaked online over the weekend, including names, birthdates, a Facebook user’s relationship status, the city where they live, their workplace, and sometimes even email addresses. But the most sensitive data included in the leak is arguably the phone numbers, which are […]

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Celential.ai, which matches software engineers with jobs, raises $9.5M

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. AI-powered software engineering recruitment platform Celential.ai today announced that it raised $9.5 million in series A funding. It comes as Celential appoints Amer Akhtar, former Yahoo small business president and ex-CEO of ADP China, as the company’s new CEO. Ncube […]

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Food supply traceability startup iFoodDS nabs $15M

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. iFoodDS, a Seattle, Washington-based provider of safety, traceability, and quality management data solutions for the fresh food supply chain, today announced the close of a $15 million series A funding round led by Insight Partners. iFoodDS CEO Scott Matthews says […]

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Despite Bans, Extremist Groups Are Alive and Thriving on Facebook

Photo: Jirapong Manustrong (Shutterstock) I feel like the reason Facebook was so resistant to implementing restrictions on white supremacists and conspiracy theorists is because that’s largely who its consumer base is now. While the social media company began implementing restrictions on pages that advocate violence and hate, a recent report has found that many extremist […]

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Discord, a Chat App for Gamers, Said to Have Discussed Deal With Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO — Discord, a social media company popular with gamers, has held deal talks with Microsoft for a transaction that could top $10 billion, according to people briefed on the situation. The talks were preliminary and no deal is imminent, said one of the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions are […]

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States Are Right to Fight Apple and Google’s App Monopolies

As Congress continues its interrogation of monopolistic practices of technology companies, states are getting into the game. Among the first targets on their list are Apple and Google, which together command 100 percent of the market for smartphone operating systems. New bills introduced in several states would threaten the companies’ dominance and represent an opportunity […]

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Start Your Vlogging Career With 50% off a TaoTronics 12″ Ring Light

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. TaoTronics 12″ Selfie Ring Light | $30 | Amazon | Promo code KJ8E7UFN + Clip Coupon Advertisement So you’re in the market for a ring light a year into the pandemic? It’s ok, totally not judging you. But since you’re here, […]

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North Carolina Elementary School Showcases #KeepSlavery and #SlaveryForever Messages From 4th-Grade ‘Historical’ Assignment

Photo: Shutterstock Anyone trying to claim that educational institutions across the U.S. are just innocently bungling the teaching of America’s history of slavery rather than deliberately continuing a centuries-long practice of justifying and diminishing the inhumane treatment of enslaved Black people in this country are, to put it plainly, pissing on our faces and telling us […]

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Black HerStory, Black History and All the Feels Are in Store for This Week’s Virtual Events

Image: Courtesy of Big Hassle Media Now that the second week of March has come to a close, I’m not sure what to be more excited about: the fact that we get to spring forward this weekend or the fact that the end of this seemingly never-ending quarantine may be closer than originally thought? While […]

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Faulty Software Snarls Vaccine Sign-Ups

When coronavirus vaccines first became available, state health officials in Virginia turned to software recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to schedule appointments. But people complained that the software, called VAMS, was too confusing for older adults to use. So the state switched to another system, PrepMod — but that had problems, […]

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The Blendtec Fit Blender Is Just What Your Pre-Summer Diet Needs and It’s 17% Off

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Blendtec Fit 120 Volt Blender | $249 | MorningSave If you’ve been one of the more motivated in the new year and overhauled your diet and exercise plan, this is a deal for you. This Blendtec […]

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