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If you think the quantum world is confusing, wait until you see the pricing Amazon Web Services has fired up a cloud quantum computing service.…
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Vendors shipped nearly 32 million smartphones in the US in the second quarter, according to a Canalys report.
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Lyft president John Zimmer said that the company may pause all operations in California if forced to comply with a recent court ruling ordering it to reclassify drivers as employees. Zimmer told investors during its earnings call Wednesday that California accounts for about 16% of its total rides. Regulators said the state's gig work law requires ride-hail companies like Lyft and Uber to treat drivers as employees and took them to court over their refusal to comply, and a court handed the companies a major defeat earlier this week. Both Lyft and Uber, whose CEO made a similar claim about suspending operations earlier Wednesday, have a long history of threatening to stop doing business in places where they oppose regulations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lyft president John Zimmer warned that the company may temporarily stop operating in California due to a court ruling earlier this week ordering the ride-hailing giant to reclassify drivers as employees. "If our efforts here are not successful it would force us to suspend operations in California," Zimmer told investors during Lyft's quarterly earnings call Wednesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Zimmer's comments echoed a similar warning from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who told MSNBC earlier on Wednesday that "it's hard to believe we'll be able to switch our model to full-time employment quickly." On Monday, a California court ruled that Lyft and Uber must treat their California drivers as employees rather than independent contractors under the state's  gig work law, AB-5. The ruling dealt the companies a major blow in their legal battle with the state over drivers' status. The judge in the case issued a 10-day stay on the ruling in order to give the companies time to appeal. Both have argued that reclassifying drivers would significantly hurt their business. "Lyft cannot comply with the injunction at the flip of a switch," Zimmer said, according to the Chronicle, adding that doing so during the coronavirus pandemic would be "nearly impossible." He told investors that rides taken in California account for roughly 16% of the company's total trips. Lyft and Uber have refused to reclassify drivers as employees under AB-5, initially arguing the law doesn't apply to them. But the state's top rideshare regulator determined the opposite in a June ruling, and a group of city attorneys from California cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego filed suit against the companies over the issue in May. Lyft and Uber have made similar kinds of threats in the past — and it's worked Uber and Lyft have a long history of making — and in some cases acting on — similar threats about leaving markets when faced with regulations they don't like. Researchers from the University of California Berkeley noted in 2018 that Lyft and Uber used similar tactics in Chicago, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio in response to the cities' efforts to require drivers to undergo more rigorous background checks in order to work for the platforms. Both companies temporarily left Austin, and Uber also left San Antonio, before the regulations were revised or overturned with legislation supported by the companies. "Uber's threats to leave a market have been an effective tool of overturning regulations," the researchers concluded. The researchers also pointed to Uber's regulation-busting strategies such as leveraging its app to mobilize drivers and consumers in support of legislation or ballot initiatives it supports and "manipulation of public opinion data available to regulators." Uber and Lyft have deployed similar approaches in their effort to avoid having to comply with AB-5. The companies poured $30 million each into a ballot measure that would exempt rideshare and food delivery companies from the law. Zimmer used Wednesday's call as an opportunity to push the Lyft and Uber-backed measure, telling investors that "California voters can make their voices heard by voting Yes on Prop. 22 in November," according to the Chronicle. The companies argue that, in addition to helping their own bottom lines, drivers also benefit from the flexibility of working as independent contractors. They have also said that new benefits that they would provide under Proposition 22 will give drivers the best of both worlds. But driver advocacy groups have pushed back on those talking points, saying that it lets Lyft and Uber off the hook for denying drivers more robust pay, benefits, and labor protections guaranteed to traditional employees in California, and that it's the companies' own fault if they curb flexibility in response to regulations. The state's labor commission brought a separate lawsuit against the companies earlier this month on similar grounds, claiming that Lyft and Uber have committed wage theft by misclassifying drivers. Driver advocacy group Rideshare Drivers United, which has been rounding up driver wage theft accusations, claimed that Uber and Lyft owe more than $1.3 billion in payments to drivers in California.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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No sign of the AirPods Pro Lite at WWDC 2020 – but their predecessors have been given a hefty upgrade.
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Hulu offers up some great documentaries, from the scary to the enlightening. We've rounded up our favorites.
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Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google announced on Tuesday a number of new features on the way to help make virtual education easier, including updates to its Google Meet conferencing service and a new homework helper tool that just requires a photo from a phone. For Meet, Google says that a larger tiled view that can show up to 49 meeting participants, which Google first announced in June, will now arrive in September. Google first launched its tiled view for Meet in April with the ability to see 16 participants at a time. So being able to see 49 people at once will bring Meet’s gallery view on par with Zoom’s. Google will integrate its digital whiteboard product, Jamboard, into Meet in September as well, and in October, Google will add the ability to blur or replace... Continue reading…
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The Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the popular Firefox browser, has announced it is laying off 250 people. In an internal email now made public in a blog post, the company cited the coronavirus as well as a new focus on developing monetizeable products as the reasons for the redundancies. “We are making significant changes at Mozilla Corporation today,” Mozilla Corporation CEO Mitchell Baker wrote in the email. “Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable. We are also restructuring to put a crisper focus on new product development and go to market activities.” “This is hard to internalize and I desperately wish… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Mozilla
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Microsoft's cloud gaming capability is coming in September in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It's time to start reading up on it.
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US Huawei ban sanctions prevent Qualcomm from filling the void.
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With expensive data and tech heavy hitters, Hawkfish is backing the former mayor's promise to take on Donald Trump.
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EMUI 10.1 is already available for more than 30 models of Huawei smartphones and tablets, but soon it will be replaced by a new version ... The post EMUI 11 based on Android 11 will arrive to 250 million users appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Will Young’s twin brother, Rupert, has died at the age of 41.A spokeswoman for the singer confirmed the news, saying: “I can confirm that Will’s brother has very sadly passed away.“We would like to request privacy for Will and his family during this very difficult and sad time.”Rupert had spoken openly about his mental health and alcoholism, and was diagnosed with dysthymia – a depressive mood disorder – in 2005.Rupert set up the Mood Foundation, a charity that built a national database of private therapists who offered free, one-to-one treatment to anyone over 18 diagnosed with depression or anxiety.He said at the time: "My aim is to help people suffering from depressive conditions who are being prevented from recovery because they cannot afford the correct treatment or they do not meet the correct ‘threshold’ to access the appropriate services."One sufferer affects the lives of everyone around them."Will, who shot to fame after winning Pop Idol in 2002, had previously opened up about his brother’s personal struggles.He said: ”It was the family stepping away that actually got him better.“It’s very tough having a family member who is an addict. But when you’re dealing with that you eventually have to just stop and look after yourself. “Me, my parents, my older sister, everyone. We all just had to walk away. We had to leave him.”Useful websites and helplinesMind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email [email protected] Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on rethink.org.If you need help with a drinking problem, call the Alcoholics Anonymous national helpline for free on 0800 9177 650 or email [email protected] advice on how to reduce drinking, visit Drinkaware’s website or Alcohol Change UK.Find alcohol addiction services near you using this NHS tool.
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Dish, the company is best known for its satellite television service, has announced the acquisition of Ting Mobile, a prepaid carrier that offers a unique pay-per-usage subscription model. Tucows, the previous owner of Ting Mobile, is onboard to serve as Dish’s technology partner for its own retail wireless business. What does this mean for existing Ting Mobile customers? Read on … Continue reading
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Smart speakers are here to stay. These are the best ones you can buy no matter which voice assistant you prefer.
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Celonis, the $2.5 billion hot AI startup, is expanding its workforce by 60% and is looking to fill 600 jobs to meet strong customer demand despite the pandemic. The company, whose platform uses AI to quickly analyze a company's computer network and find ways to make it operate faster and more efficiently, is planning to hire engineers, developers and sales reps, with typical base pay of $50,000 to $100,000, CEO Alex Rinke said. "When this pandemic hit we didn't know how it would impact our business," he told Business Insider. "Overall, COVID has really been a tailwind for us in many ways and that's why we're hiring right now." Click here for more BI Prime stories. Celonis CEO Alexander Rinke braced himself for what could be a tough ride when the coronavirus crisis escalated in March. But the crisis actually created opportunities for the $2.5 billion AI startup which is launching a big expansion push that includes filling 600 new jobs in the US, Canada and Europe, growing its workforce by roughly 60% to 1,600. Celonis is looking to hire engineers, developers and sales professionals, with a typical base pay range of $50,000 to $100,000, Rinke said. "When this pandemic hit we didn't know how it would impact our business," he told Business Insider. "Overall, COVID has really been a tailwind for us in many ways and that's why we're hiring right now." Founded in 2011, Celonis uses AI to quickly analyze a company's computer network and find ways to make it operate faster and more efficiently. The startup's process-mining tools are used by major companies such as Airbus, Siemens, Lufthansa and Uber. Celonis has raised $370 million in funding from investors, including Accel and 83North. Rinke said it became evident shortly after the crisis escalated and clients were forced to adapt to remote work that preserving their cash and managing supply chains were two key pressing needs. It immediately became clear that their customers needed to "complete years of digital transformation in months." That trend led to a need for a bigger workforce, Rinke said.  Celonis, which is based in Munich and New York, is also looking to open four new locations in Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid and Stockholm.  Many businesses went from "emergency mode" to "sustainability mode" as they figured out ways to adapt to the new normal of remote work and the ongoing impact of the pandemic. "There's just a need for improving processes and getting more efficiency," Rinke said. Got a tip about Celonis or another tech company? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @benpimentel or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Claim your 20% discount on an annual subscription to BI Prime by clicking here. SEE ALSO: The CEO of popular tech hiring site HackerRank says demand has surged for app developers, data scientists and interns as companies like Morgan Stanley, Riot Games or John Deere look to 'improve their online presence, or risk losing out' SEE ALSO: Here's the pitch deck AI company Conexiom used to raise $40 million from Mark Zuckerberg's money manager ICONIQ to help businesses automate their sales and invoice processes Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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Sex Education season 3 has been announced by Netflix. Here's what we know about the British comedy's return, including its likely release date.
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The more popular or more powerful a programming language, the better the odds of finding not only many books about it, but a diversity of books. As Python has soared in popularity, so have the number and variety of the books created to help people learn the language and master its intricacies.Here are seven of the best books on programming with Python, ranging from beginner’s guides to power-Python proficiency. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been working with Python for some time, there is most likely a book here for you. A few are available in online or PDF editions for free. To read this article in full, please click here
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It may not be the smartest or the prettiest smartwatch out there, but it has two standout features that are hard to beat.
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Chinese tech giant Tencent proposed buying out Chinese search engine Sogou, a move that will privatize Sogou and take it off US stock exchanges.
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Cloud Architects designed the Double Ring House, which is 515 square feet over two floors. The spherical house is prefabricated and will be available for sale around the world. The 26-foot-long orb shape allows designers to maximize space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiny homes come in all kinds of unusual designs, from shipping containers to eggs, but an orb is still a rare occurrence. New York City-based Cloud Architects is expanding the already out there world of tiny homes. The limited-edition spherical home will go on sale within the next year and ship anywhere in the world. The designers created it to fit within a standard shipping container. The Double Ring House is on the larger side for what traditionally counts as a tiny home, but the 515 square feet includes the loft space on the second floor. The sphere has a 26 foot diameter.  Cloud Architects, with founders Ostap Rudakevych and Masayuki Sono, is not new to making innovative and unusual designs. Their portfolio includes designs like the Hydrolander interplanetary vehicle concept, House 02 built into a hill, and the Mars Ice Home concept created in collaboration with NASA. The Double Ring House, though, will be available for anyone to buy, as long as they're still in stock. Take a look. SEE ALSO: This $56,000 smart tiny home is only 68 square feet, and can operate off-grid using solar power — see inside The double ring name comes from the two round windows that take up much of the surface area of the exterior. For this project, designers adjusted their normal method of study the location's sun exposure, climate, topography, and views. They wanted to make the home suitable for nearly any site. They tried several shapes before landing on an orb, asking themselves what design allowed the most flexibility. The final product has the advantage of being able to rotate for the best orientation at a particular location while keeping the same circular footprint. The rounded shape also maximizes interior space, and curved walls make it feel larger. It can accommodate any climate, and the curved exterior works well for snow and rain. Additional insulation panels can also be added, planned by the designers. Double Ring Houses will come fitted with all parts that won't move in transit, including electrical work, plumbing, and finishes. When it goes on sale later this year, customers can pay a deposit and give some standard information about the site before receiving their new home.
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If you're stumped by the latest Garmin outage, here's what you can do
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Superfast wireless and better technology could change how we play games and interact with computers -- again.
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Retired judges now to take greater part in overseeing council snoopers A very rare thing has happened to British state spying laws: they have been tightened up after parts of the so-called Snoopers' Charter were formally commenced into law.…
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After planning to go big in India, Foxconn Electronics looks to turn its fortunes by investing more in China. An advanced semiconductor assembly and a ... The post Foxconn to build 5G chip packaging/testing plant in China appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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A blurry photo provides new clues about Samsung's next folding phone
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Today, Ni Fei, President of Nubia Technology Co., Ltd., continued to warm up the upcoming Red Magic 5S on Weibo. As you know, previously, it ... The post Red Magic 5S To Come With Ice Wind Cooling Box appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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China is one step closer to launching its Tianwen-1 Mars mission as the rocket that will send the mission into space now sits on the launch pad. Chinese mission planners are using a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the Hainan Province in southern China. The rocket the mission will use to reach orbit is a Long … Continue reading
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