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It’s pretty significant when the Wall Street Journal talks about cloud issues, and this story (behind a paywall) is no different. The gist is that as enterprises support a mostly remote workforce with cloud computing, they are, of course, seeing rapid growth in the monthly public cloud bills. Although a 20 percent expansion in dollars burned each month is average, I’ve seen expenses go as much as 50 percent higher in month-to-month growth. This is without expanding the number of applications or data—just how the clouds are now being used. To read this article in full, please click here
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Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom worried that Mark Zuckerberg would go into "destroy mode" if he didn't sell the company to Facebook, according to records of his text messages.
Instagram investor Matt Cohler warned that Zuckerberg would "go harder into destroy mode" if Instagram turned down the acquisition offer.
The exchange was published by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its historic antitrust hearing Wednesday where Zuckerberg faced questions over Facebook's purchases of competitors.
Regulators didn't challenge the Instagram acquisition at the time, but the deal has since drawn scrutiny from both regulators and politicians who say it constituted anti-competitive behavior.
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Mark Zuckerberg spent Wednesday trying to persuade lawmakers that Facebook's acquisitions and cloning of competitors' products and features haven't amounted to monopolistic behavior, and that it has plenty of competition.
But when Zuckerberg first expressed interest in buying Instagram in 2012, cofounder Kevin Systrom didn't appear confident about what would happen if he opted to remain independent.
"Will [Zuckerberg] go into destroy mode if I say no [to an acquisition deal]?" Systrom asked in a message to Benchmark Capital's Matt Cohler, according to documents published by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its antitrust hearing on Wednesday.
"Probably," replied Cohler, an early Facebook employee-turned-VC who had invested in Instagram and was on its board of directors.
Cohler also warned that Zuckerberg was unlikely to be deterred by the fact that Instagram was keen on raising additional startup funding.
"He'll go harder into destroy mode," Cohler told Systrom.
The names in the text transcript are redacted, but the committee's website identifies the two participants in the conversation as Systrom and Cohler.
"Mark doesn't react emotionally, he reacts based on competition"
Systrom and Cohler went on to strategize around how to best respond to Zuckerberg's probe, weighing options like downplaying Instagram's strength and saying the product wouldn't be a good fit or able to succeed within Facebook.
But two things they seemed to agree on: Zuckerberg was most worried about Instagram getting bought up by Twitter, and they were worried about Zuckerberg trying to crush Instagram if they refused to sell.
"If i make the 'leave instagram alone for Facebook's sake' argument, [Zuckerberg] will conclude that it's best to crush instagram," Cohler said, implying that they wouldn't be able to fend off Facebook just by floating the possibility of selling to Twitter.
Ultimately, Systrom and Cohler concluded during the text exchange that Instagram needed to keep raising money and they needed to convince Zuckerberg that they weren't a threat to Facebook.
"Mark doesn't react emotionally, he reacts based on competition," Systrom said, "that's why i think signaling no competition is good."
"Bottom line I don't think we'll ever escape the wrath of mark," he added. "It just depends how long we avoid it."
Facebook eventually got its way just two months after the exchange, buying Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012. The price tag seemed massive at the time, but Instagram reportedly brought in $20 billion in revenue for Facebook last year alone and has the second-most number of monthly users in the US, according to eMarketer.
Facebook's acquisition of Instagram has since come under scrutiny from regulators and politicians who argue it amounted to anti-competitive practices. Zuckerberg faced multiple questions on the topic Wednesday, and argued that Facebook still faces lots of competition.
"The most popular messaging service in the US is iMessage," Zuckerberg told lawmakers. "The fastest-growing app is TikTok. The most popular app for video is YouTube. The fastest growing ads platform is Amazon. The largest ads platform is Google. And for every dollar spent on advertising in the US, less than 10 cents is spent with us."
Still, the committee obtained large numbers of documents from Facebook and others companies as part of its antitrust investigation, including emails where Zuckerberg said he viewed Instagram as a significant threat to Facebook's business before acquiring it.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
Verizon has reported its financials for the second quarter with revenues declining 5%, a $4.9 billion reduction in debt offered some positivity to proceedings.
At 25 years old, Mitch Wallis was climbing the ranks at Microsoft, flying business class, meeting celebs and pitching snazzy new products to Silicon Valley bigwigs. But beneath the surface of his seemingly Instagram-perfect life, there was turmoil. “I had no much responsibility as a 25-year-old. My ego loved it, but my body started to feel the impacts,” the Sydney mental health advocate told HuffPost Australia. “For me, what that looked like was all my underlying mental health issues surfacing, being aggravated and all aspects of my life deteriorating as a result of that.” Wallis has suffered from mental illness from the age of seven. He was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder after his mum saw him repetitively touching objects and blinking, but he said it came to the surface when the pressure of his corporate life pushed him to the brink in his mid-twenties. View this post on InstagramA post shared by MITCH WALLIS (@mitch.wallis) on Jun 19, 2020 at 6:42pm PDT“Not just the sheer demand of work but also my own expectation and the culture of performance trying to deliver at a particular level,” he said of his first experience with burnout. “It started to take its toll.” Living away from family in the United States, Wallis was so burnt out from work stress he became incapacitated and ended up in an outpatient clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, for treatment. Looking back his clearest memory was telling his mum over the phone, “I don’t think I can recover from this.” Wallis did recover and now dedicates his life’s work to empowering young people to share their mental health stories through his charity Heart On My Sleeve. We spoke to Wallis and other experts about how to spot signs of burnout and manage it when it sneaks up: What actually is burnout? Last year, burnout was classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an “occupational phenomenon”, legitimising the experiences of many who’ve fallen prey to the problem, also known as vital exhaustion.“Burnout is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” said WHO.What are the signs of burnout? Burnout may feel like reduced enthusiasm for work you previously felt passionate about, Wallis explained. “Despising work and seeing it as the enemy, physical exhaustion or sickness, reduced performance and engagement are signs,” he said, adding, “It can also look like a spike of traditional mental ill health symptoms, like anxiety, agitation or depression.”Burnout is different for everyone, so it’s important to check in with how you’re feeling and be aware if your feelings or behaviour change. If you do notice a change, don’t ignore it.“For me, it starts with sleep disruption, irritability and general anxiety,” Wallis said. “As it starts to ramp, it gets more acute where my obsessional thinking will increase. My ability to drop certain scenarios or thoughts from my head becomes more difficult. I’ll start to feel depressed for no real reason, and I get depersonalisation, where I feel slightly dissociated and numb to a point of it completely intruding on my life.” Strategies to prevent it Slow down “We live in an age of this unrealistic expectation and perception of the rise-and-grind young working professional,” Wallis said. “Not everything has to be done today. We don’t need to self-actualise this week. Become a ruthless prioritiser and know what 20% of things are going to give you 80% of the outputs I need.”Ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ “Ask yourself what is the reason for this relentless pursuit or pace that you are willing to sacrifice your own health or happiness for? And also, ‘Who are you doing this for?’” Wallis said. “Your duty is to find that line and have the awareness and discipline to know when the unhelpful narratives and belief systems have taken control.” While acknowledging that corporations strain employees with job demands and inflexibility and that workplaces have a long way to be accountable for their staff members’ mental health, it’s ultimately up to the employee to figure out what’s driving them and set boundaries. Build your identity outside of work “What are you doing outside of the outside to get more value and worth on the inside?” Wallis asked. “Hobbies, learning, relationships, being a good human to your fellow humans. These matter the most.” Burnout is often close when you start living for the weekend and have an all-or-nothing way of thinking. “When people say, ‘I hate Mondays,’ or ‘Thank God it’s Friday,’ these are cute little sayings, but what you’re telling yourself is, ’80% of my life sucks,’” said clinical psychologist Ryan Howes. Bringing your weekend into your week and finding engagement elsewhere can be part of this strategy. “If your weekends are filled with connecting with friends and getting some rest and going on little adventures, fantastic. How can you make that part of your workweek?” Howes said. Examples Howes offered are getting breakfast with a non-work friend or going to a bookstore on your lunch break.Don’t do it alone“There is an old saying: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’,” Wallis said. “Vulnerability is key. Being able to say, ‘Hey, I need help on this’ is so important.’” Wallis added that many people believe in this concept but don’t take action it. “Nothing good, and I mean nothing, comes from a single person. Everything is a team effort, and we need to lean on each other when we are tired so we can be in it for the marathon, not the sprint.” Take self-care seriously and don’t compromise on it “Self-care is both reactive and proactive,” Wallis explained. “Reactive self-care are our go-to tools, people and mindsets that help us regain strength and stability. They are the things that put us back in a headspace of ‘I got this. I can cope.’“Proactive is our work stream to ensure there is an always-on solid foundation that we can use to thrive and not just avoid pitfalls ― from cold showers to exercise and everything in between ― it’s the things we do no matter how we are feeling so that we have buffer room or a savings reserve of energy to tap into when we need it. “Even if we have these plans or habits, they are useless unless we action them. Discipline and not compromising is the difference between success and failure in avoiding burnout.” And if you’re already burnt out? Taking holiday is a good place to start, especially if you’re working from home or suffering coronavirus-related mental issues. “Many people have taken their holiday leave, even though they have nowhere to go,” said psychotherapist Lucy Fuller. “This might sound mad and a waste of holiday leave, but it makes good sense in terms of taking a break and doing something different for a few days away from the pressures of work.”Practising mindfulness can help you live in the moment rather than thinking about the endless Zoom meetings you’ve got coming up. And practising gratitude can promote feelings of positivity: Write down three things that went well today or for which you’re grateful.Breathing exercises are useful when you feel overwhelmed, so take five minutes out of your day, sit comfortably somewhere and focus on your breath. There are a number of deep breathing apps you can download on your phone to help guide you, or you can find some helpful breathing exercises here.And if none of this helps and your stress is causing you distress, speak to your GP, who can offer psychological support. Related...
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.When people living in England head to the shops from Friday, they’ll be told to wear a face mask or risk being turned away. And for some, this news brings with it a lot of anxiety.While people with physical or mental illnesses or disabilities are exempt from wearing face covers, they still fear being shamed by members of the public or shop workers for not wearing one. Nicola Little, 27, has asthma and anxiety, and finds it difficult to breathe when wearing a face cover. While she’s considered exempt from having to wear a face covering because of her health, she worries about being shamed when out in public because her illness is invisible.Little, who lives in Stevenage with her partner and young daughter, wore a face cover on the bus when they were first made mandatory on public transport back in June because she was too scared to tell the bus driver she had asthma.But when she put on the mask, Little, who is also prone to panic attacks, started to feel the familiar rise of anxiety. “I start panicking, I get anxious, I’m hot and stuffy. It just makes you feel really restricted,” she tells HuffPost UK.She has since told bus drivers she has asthma, and was given a downloadable exemption card from Asthma UK to show anyone who might question her for not wearing one, but she still feels guilty as well as anxious about being shamed by strangers.Little says she feels “scared” about masks becoming mandatory in shops and worries she’s going to have to revert to online shopping to avoid being called out for not wearing one.“I don’t think I’d be able to do a food shop with a face mask on the whole time,” she says. “I’ll have to start shopping online again, which I don’t really want to do because I enjoy going to the shops – it’s good for the mental health as well.”The 27-year-old, who works in a primary school, wishes there was a badge people could wear to show they are exempt from mask-wearing, a bit like ‘baby on board’ badges for pregnant women. “I definitely think we should have something like that,” she says, “because then you haven’t got to keep getting your phone out or a piece of paper, you can just wear it on your jumper and nobody will say anything to you.”Related...
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Fazilet Hadi, a policy manager at Disability Rights UK, told PA Media she has already heard several stories of people being confronted on public transport, despite having legitimate reasons for not wearing a mask.While some charities have created exemption cards to explain why a mask is not being worn, Hadi believes there needs to be government advertising as well to make people truly aware.“We heard horrific stories from the disability hate crime network about disabled people who’ve already been challenged on public transport,” she said. “We really urge the public to be kind and assume that the people around them aren’t wearing it for a reason.”A government spokesperson said the guidance is “absolutely clear” that you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to, including because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability.“We expect people to be sensitive to the fact that some groups of people are not able to wear a face covering, and will continue to communicate this message to the general public,” the spokesperson told PA Media.But whether that’s enough only time will tell. Sarah MacFadyen, head of policy at Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, told HuffPost UK: “We need a greater awareness that there are exemptions from the rules on face coverings, and this includes people with severe respiratory conditions. Most people will be able to wear a face covering with no problem, but some people find that wearing a mask makes them feel like they can’t breathe. “As face coverings become mandatory in shops in England, we urge the public to think twice before they judge someone for not wearing a face mask.“Not all health conditions are visible and people with lung conditions have already told us that they’ve been publicly confronted by strangers about not wearing one, leaving them feeling anxious and humiliated.”Related...
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Gone are the days when you’d sit in a chair while an optician would put their face so near to yours, you’d be able to feel their breath on your face.With the world still in the grips of a pandemic, opticians have made big changes to the way they operate. While many were open throughout lockdown for urgent eye care, routine testing was briefly put on hold. But since June 15, they’ve gradually reopened with new measures in place to keep everyone safe.It’s not been easy, however, says Giles Edmonds, Specsavers’ clinical services director: “The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge in the management of eye and hearing care.”Here’s what your trip to the opticians will look like now. Related...
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Remember when you could easily walk in for an eye test without booking? Now, like most other services on the high street, you’ll need to book ahead. This is to reduce the risk of crowding and ensure social distancing can happen.Some opticians, like Vision Express, are taking preliminary information from customers over the phone when they book appointments to reduce the time spent in store.When you go inside, you’ll likely be greeted by a staff member donning personal protective equipment (PPE). There’ll be hand sanitising stations, too. Only a set number of customers are allowed in stores at any one time and those who are will be urged to socially distance at all times. In some opticians, like Boots, all customers are required to wear a mask. From July 24, it might be the case that it’s mandatory in all opticians. Your appointment is likely to be longer than usual, and the optician will be wearing more PPE, such as a full face shield and a mask. “We’re scheduling longer appointments to allow for changing of PPE and deep cleaning for every patient,” says Claire Slade, director of professional services at Boots Opticians. Opticians will do things a little differently during the eye test, too, to make sure patients and staff are safe. For example, they usually do screening tests – a visual field screen test on all patients and a tonometry (air puff test) on all adults – but now they only do these if clinically needed. And all testing equipment and frames will be sanitised after use.Meanwhile in some opticians, like Boots, clinicians are providing contact lens checks remotely, via telephone call. Although Slade notes that where necessary, you can go in for an in-store appointment. Don’t worry, you’re still allowed to try on glasses in stores – they’ll just need to be cleaned before and after use. “Customers are still very welcome to browse and try on glasses, and our team will be on hand to make sure that each pair of frames are thoroughly cleaned before they go back on the shelf,” says Slade.Some opticians are offering to send your glasses straight to your home once you’ve ordered them, so you don’t have to go back to the store to pick them up. This service is free at Vision Express, for example. When it comes to paying, cash won’t be accepted in some stores, such as Boots. Card machines will be cleaned regularly and customers are encouraged to bring debit and credit cards for a more hygienic transaction.Related...
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We found the PowerWatch X to be a mild step up, but it was still lacklustre when it came to smart features.When the Series 2 reviewed here was announced at CES 2019, it seemed promising as it added a solar cell in the bezel.That’s just under the cost of a cellular Apple Watch Series 5!You can’t take calls on it, there’s no option for contactless payments, and notifications are still limited.In dark areas, you can turn on a backlight by holding one of the watch’s four navigational buttons, but it doesn’t help that much.Premium fitness smartwatches, like the Garmin Fenix series, cost a small fortune.
The technology needed to run Huawei’s in-house mobile operating system, the HarmonyOS, on smartphones is ready, but the ecosystem is still lagging behind, said Kevin Ho, the president of Huawei’s handset product line, on Tuesday.Speaking at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019, Ho said that millions of applications are needed to perfect the mobile OS ecosystem, and this remains the toughest problem for Huawei to solve at present.The OS, officially unveiled in August, is widely considered as an alternative to Google’s Android.Yu Chengdong, CEO for Huawei’s consumer business group, said at the launch that HarmonyOS would support a wide range of devices from personal computers to smartwatches, as well as virtual reality glasses, without mentioning any plans for installation on smartphones.Huawei’s Hongmeng may not replace Android on smartphones after allHo reaffirmed that Huawei doesn’t have a plan to launch a smartphone running the HarmonyOS and that the company is still sticking to Android.
The year’s most anticipated streaming service has finally arrived: Disney+ premieres in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands today, marking a new era for an entertainment giant whose business has long centered on theatrical releases and linear television distribution.“We’re very excited to get this exceptional service into the hands of consumers around the globe, and we’re confident they are going to be extremely happy with it.”Here’s what you need to know about the service, including what content will be on it, where you can find it and how many people can use one account.For many customers, Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month.In August, members of the Disney fan club D23 were offered a discounted annual subscription to Disney+ for $46.99 a year for three years, which comes out to less than $4 a month.More impressive is Disney’s library of content, which includes 300 Disney films and all 30 seasons of The Simpsons on day one.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have been researching to dispel the myth that women don’t thrive in STEM fields due to biological deficiencies in math aptitude.Jessica Cantlon led the team at Carnegie Mellon University, and they “comprehensively examined” the brain development of young boys and girls.The research showed no gender difference in brain function or math ability.Cantlon says that science doesn’t go along with the folk belief.She says that the research showed that children’s brains function similarly without gender differences.The team hopes their findings will recalibrate expectations of what children can achieve in mathematics.
Last week, David Heinemeier Hansson, a software developer, took to Twitter after he and his wife applied for the Apple Card and compared their spending limits.Hansson clarified that his wife, Jamie Hansson, had a better credit than he did, yet her application for a credit line increase was denied.Hansson pointed out that the ‘sexist program’ gets even worse.After Hansson’s tweet went viral, the New York’s Department of Financial Services announced on Saturday that they’re launching an investigation into Goldman Sachs, the investment bank who provide the Apple Card, and the algorithm used by Apple Card to determine the “creditworthiness” of applicants.The @AppleCard is such a fucking sexist program.Yet Apple’s black box algorithm thinks I deserve 20x the credit limit she does.
Sony might no longer have much of a smartphone business to speak of but its imaging sensors are used by a large number of smartphones to pull off impressive photography feats.The Sony IMX586, in particular, is often what’s used whenever you hear about a 48 megapixel camera.Unsurprisingly, Sony already has a successor in the works and it’s already teasing this IMX686 even before the sensor hits the market next year.Truth be told, nothing else is known about this sensor.In fact, had Sony not teased the sensor itself, we would be none the wiser until the chip launched in 2020.Finally catching up with marketing trends, Sony is trying to drum up some hype, especially considering how popular its 48 megapixel sensor was this year.
Last month Oppo announced its latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, with a headline feature of the world’s fastest fast-charge solution yet.Oppo’s 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charger is claimed to be able to charge the Reno Ace’s 4,000mAh battery in half an hour, which would put it ahead of all other competing technology on the market.I have the Reno Ace in hand now, and I can confirm that it is indeed the fastest-charging phone available — if not quite as fast as Oppo’s claims.Two minutes and 39 seconds after plugging the Reno Ace in, the screen turned on to indicate a one-percent charge.Here’s how it went over the next half-hour:So no, it didn’t quite get a full charge in half an hour — but it was still pretty dang fast.
In the spring, the sphere of entrepreneurs and startups, we often hear how many of us who have lived according to the motto ”fake it till you make it”.this is A well-known example is how Steve Jobs did at the introduction of the first version of the Iphone.Applechefen to have a solution is to continuously switch out the new phones at the demonstration in 2007.But the case is likely to be particularly hard hit if they don't succeed.A famous example of which is the Theranos, which has reached a market value of 9 billion dollars, but then turned out to be a fraud.Soon, the book will of Elizabeth Holmes, the rise and fall of English, ”Bad blood, secrets and lies of Silicon Valley”.
The third-generation Acura RDX didn't play nice with smartphones running Android, but that changes as of this week.The Japanese luxury brand said on Monday that Android Auto is now rolling out to all 2019 and 2020 RDX vehicles via an over-the-air software update.The update is free, before you ask.All owners need to do is navigate to the home screen and begin the process.The RDX will download the update in the background while the owner motors around or even while it's turned off.Important note in the process: The owner needs to initially fire up the RDX to start the update.
The Tesla Cybertruck – the electric car company’s pickup truck – will make its official debut later this month, with CEO Elon Musk confirming the date of the unveil.The unusual name was revealed back on Tesla’s Q3 2019 earnings call, Musk referring to the pickup as the “Cybertruck” though not confirming whether that would be the utility’s production name.We do, however, know when we should find out that full name.It’ll be revealed in Los Angeles, near the SpaceX rocket factory.That’s at the tail-end of the LA Auto Show 2019, though it won’t be part of the official event.However, Musk hasn’t been shy about talking up the capabilities of the new electric vehicle.
Editor’s note: This article was sponsored by electronicAsia and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.While global expectations are high on the potential for 5G technology to fast-track the development of cutting-edge sectors such as autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, a Hong Kong telecom executive has warned that superfast mobile networks could be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than their predecessors.“The 5G systems are built around cloud-based technology and functions, so the cybersecurity threat is there.We have to protect our networks better than before,” KL Ho, senior vice-president of strategic wireless technology at Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), told TechNode on the sidelines of the electronicAsia trade fair in the special administrative region last month.The debate over 5G and cybersecurity has become a global geopolitics issue, involving countries including the US, China, and EU members, as well as Chinese gear makers such as Huawei and ZTE.The US, along with some of its closest allies such as Australia and Japan, has banned Huawei from participating in their 5G network rollouts.