Connectivity has always been at the core of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Whether tapping a local ethernet connection for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) monitoring or deploying gateways and backhauling data over a cellular network, connectivity starts the IoT solution journey.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is humanity’s new frontier. Often viewed as the next wave of human evolution, AI has now officially taken center stage after enduring years of policy, technological, and investment setbacks that led to multiple AI winters. However, with the increasing inclusion of AI in our daily lives, humanity is concerned with major ethical issues brought by this development, as demonstrated by the dispute over the use of facial recognition technologies in public security in China,
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a chain of events unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. Our daily routines have been flooded with uncertainty, both at home and at work. This has resulted in questions about the future state of our global economy.
New York Times | Jan. 21, 2022, 7:25 p.m.
The president said passage of a China competition bill was needed “for the sake of our economic competitiveness and our national security.”Read Full Article
FT | Jan. 21, 2022, 7:01 p.m.
Xu Li has pulled off an IPO despite accusations facial recognition company enables human rights abusesRead Full Article
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
A lawsuit alleges that the social media platforms "have invested billions of dollars to intentionally design their products to be addictive and encourage use that they know to be problematic."Read Full Article
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:49 p.m.
Just days after implementing tighter controls on its discounted education pricing, Apple has removed the third-party controls, according to a report.Read Full Article
The Verge | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:46 p.m.
The NLRB will issue a formal complaint against Amazon unless it settles a case with a fired worker | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The National Labor Relations Board is preparing to issue a complaint against Amazon alleging the company illegally fired a worker at one of its New York warehouses, unless the company settles the case first. At issue is whether Daequan Smith, an organizer with the newly-formed Amazon Labor Union (ALU), was fired for trying to organize.As first reported by Bloomberg, NLRB spokesperson Kayla Blado confirmed Friday that the agency’s regional director Kathy Drew King determined allegations by the ALU that Smith was fired illegally had merit and would issue a complaint if the case doesn’t settle. “The complaint would allege a discharge because of union and other protected concerted activities, among other allegations,” Blado said.Amazon didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment from The Verge. The ALU Is awaiting a hearing on its petition to hold a union election at four of Amazon’s warehouses in Staten Island. Smith was a worker at one of the Staten Island warehouses, and the ALU tweeted Friday that since his firing, Smith has been left homeless. The NLRB has the authority to reinstate workers fired for organizing, but it’s not yet clear whether it would do so in this case. The NLRB ordered Amazon to redo a union election at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, after finding the company interfered in the first election in April 2021. That redo, which will be carried out by mail and supervised by the NLRB, begins February 4th.Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:45 p.m.
Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’t “credible” and that the state failed to establish that the company’s ad business has run afoul of antitrust laws. […]Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:31 p.m.
Even though DeFi, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, NFTs and a slew of other products came online in 2021, only about 1% of the world’s population has a unique crypto wallet.Read Full Article
The Robot Report | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:20 p.m.
The partnership is new ground for Mitsubishi, who has never partnered with an autonomous delivery company like Carken before.The post Mitsubishi partners with Cartken for delivery robots appeared first on The Robot Report.Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 6:17 p.m.
I normally try to bring some pep to my little intros in this missive. But today I am going to avoid astruturning my own mood to simply say, hey, what's up with the stock market?Read Full Article
The Verge | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:58 p.m.
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:35 p.m.
Matrix is the latest (and last) same-day streaming movie on HBO Max, and Friday is your last opportunity to watch it at home for months.Read Full Article
VentureBeat | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
AI technologies can fall short of their promise, as news from this week about Watson Health and semi-autonomous driving systems showed.Read Full Article
The Information | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:21 p.m.
A top ad agency holding company is planning to triple its spending on TikTok this year to 5% of its roughly $2 billion social media ad budget. And that share will double to 10% next year, a senior executive at the agency predicted. At another ad agency, Mekanism, spending on TikTok has gone from zero a few years ago to roughly as high as 10% to 25% of social ad spending for some clients now.Both of these agencies are signaling a major shift that’s underway in advertising. Brands are starting to embrace advertising on TikTok, ByteDance’s wildly popular video-sharing app. While still in its early days of growth, that trend poses a threat to Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram as well as Snapchat—particularly as Apple’s privacy changes limit the effectiveness of their ad targeting and measurement.“It’s probably our fastest-growing” platform, said Horizon Media Chief Investment Officer David Campanelli. He projects Horizon will double its ad spending on TikTok this year to 5% as clients become more comfortable with the idea and seek to reach its young users.Read Full Article
VentureBeat | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
Whether over-hyped or under-marketed, here are three "dark horse" technology trends that are likely to power the smart technology of 2030.Read Full Article
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:17 p.m.
Boasting two firmness levels, the Layla Hybrid mattress is just as versatile as it is comfortable. But is it worth the money? Here's our honest verdict.Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 5:15 p.m.
This week: how to set up lead magnets that attract prospective customers who are ready to purchase.Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 4:15 p.m.
Well-researched personas are useful, but nothing is better than talking to a customer if you want to understand what delights them — and what they're willing to pay for.Read Full Article
TechCrunch | Jan. 21, 2022, 4:13 p.m.
With AR solutions now projected to be a $175 billion market by 2026, a technology like remote visual assistance has the potential to seamlessly integrate into current support processes and systems.Read Full Article
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 4:11 p.m.
John Cameron Mitchell chews the scenery as Joe Exotic in the upcoming Peacock series.Read Full Article
CNET | Jan. 21, 2022, 4:05 p.m.
The company's cellular home broadband service offers the potential for gigabit downloads without data caps or contracts -- and availability is growing.Read Full Article
VentureBeat | Jan. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.
Given the explosion in the amount of data and the importance of it with respect to business decisions, the demand for analysts is on the rise.Read Full Article