Quibi launched in April as an unconventional mobile-first, short-form video service. It struggled to keep up with its ambitions.
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The Verge used to have a fine tradition of cataloging all of the times when Eric Schmidt stuck his foot in his mouth, and today’s feels like a worthy addition: the former Google CEO and executive chairman has decided that social networks are “amplifiers for idiots.”
The fuller quote, according to Bloomberg: “The context of social networks serving as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people is not what we intended.”
Without knowing who “we” refers to, you might think he’s talking about how the entire tech industry has failed to keep sites like Facebook and Twitter from creating echo chambers and polarizing politics around the world (though some argue we can’t blame social networks alone).
He’s certainly a member of the tech elite, one who...
Nelly's hit record, "Country Grammar," turned 20 years old this summer--meaning that it's been a full two decades since the release of classic tunes like "Ride wit Me," "E.I." and the album's title track, "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)." But in addition to contributing heavily to the soundtrack of millennial adolescence, Nelly also brought a lot...
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Maloney, the first openly gay member of Congress from New York, is currently fighting to remain in the House for a fifth term.
EasyJet said it expected to operate at 25% of planned capacity in the first three months of 2021 due to bleak customer demand.
The 449-page report is a sign that Apple's conflict with developers over its App Store policies is far from being over.
After brute-forcing its way to dominance in so many industries, the tech leviathan may finally have met its match.
Told by co-founder Doc Mack with (archival) footage of crowds playing games.
Venmo has launched its first credit card (the aptly named Venmo Credit Card). It’s rolling out today to “select customers,” according to the company, but it will be available to everyone in the coming months. You can apply through the Venmo app, provided that you’re at least 18, live in the US, and have a Venmo account in good standing that’s been open for at least 30 days.
The Visa card can be managed directly in the Venmo app. You’ll be able to view your spending activity, track your rewards, make payments (you can use your Venmo balance to pay off the card), and split purchases. You can also use a virtual card to shop online, even before your physical card arrives.
Like Venmo accounts, Venmo cards will have a unique QR code on the...
Talk about “to boldly go.”
For better and for worse, the 2020 Matebook X Pro is very similar to its predecessors. Here is our full review.
Trump is now taking an experimental antibody cocktail from a US company called Regeneron. Conway, former senior Trump adviser, says she's feeling fine.
A leak has suggested that Nvidia may launch a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at the end of October to combat the AMD Big Navi launch.
Polestar has confirmed that its futuristic Precept concept car will not remain a vision of the future, but will go into production. The Polestar Precept was unveiled back in February, and served more as a tool to demonstrate to the world what Polestar was all about ahead of delivering its first consumer vehicles. However, with the recent announcement the Precept looks like it will be Polestar‘s next vehicle. General consensus has so far suggested that Polestar‘s next consumer vehicles was going to be an SUV, the Polestar 3. [Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]… This story continues at The Next Web
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Commentary: The oft-ignored iCloud storage took center stage and may be the reason people will give the Apple One bundle a shot.
Michael Caputo, assistant HHS secretary for public affairs, reportedly pushed conspiracy theories about the election and the CDC during a livestream.
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A group of Democratic senators is calling on the telecom industry to lift their limits and fees associated with heightened broadband use for students in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter addressed to the CEOs of telecom companies including AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and T-Mobile Friday, senators like Mark Warner (D-VA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested that the telecoms temporarily suspend data caps, overage fees, and throttling as students across the country begin remote schooling.
“We have heard from public schools who express appreciation for internet service options that enable remote learning, but are also concerned with ongoing data limitations and continued lack of service for many...