Europäische Union: Einfach mal Geld locker machen
Europäische Union: Einfach mal Geld locker machen
💬www.sueddeutsche.de | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 05:46 am

Der Stabilitätspakt ist wegen der Pandemie ausgesetzt. Die EU-Kommission verkündet nun, wie es mit den Schuldenregeln weitergeht - und der Kommissar unterbreitet brisante Vorschläge.


De Blasio on Cuomo’s behavior: ‘I’ve talked to US presidents. No one acts like this’
De Blasio on Cuomo’s behavior: ‘I’ve talked to US presidents. No one acts like this’
💬nypost.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 05:10 am

Mayor de Blasio blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a bully whose threatening behavior is abnormal and beyond the pale — even in the rough-and-tumble world of politics. “I talk to Chuck Schumer all the time, I talk to Nancy Pelosi,” de Blasio said on NY 1 Monday night. “I’ve talked to US presidents. No one...


A report from the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt, finds that the US is not fully prepared for AI competition with China (Mila Jasper/Nextgov)
A report from the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt, finds that the US is not fully prepared for AI competition with China (Mila Jasper/Nextgov)
💬www.techmeme.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 05:00 am

Mila Jasper / Nextgov: A report from the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt, finds that the US is not fully prepared for AI competition with China  —  Retaining any edge will take White House leadership and a substantial investment, according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.


How NYC eateries are enticing staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine
How NYC eateries are enticing staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine
💬nypost.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 03:52 am

Now that Big Apple restaurant workers are eligible for coronavirus vaccines, eatery owners are walking a fine line trying to encourage them.  Shake Shack staffers get an extra six hours of pay to get jabbed.  “While Shake Shack won’t be requiring vaccinations, we are strongly encouraging it,” a spokeswoman for the New York City-based burger...


Qomplx, a risk analytics provider helping companies protect against cybersecurity threats and more, merges with Casper CEO's SPAC to go public; deal worth $1.4B (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)
Qomplx, a risk analytics provider helping companies protect against cybersecurity threats and more, merges with Casper CEO's SPAC to go public; deal worth $1.4B (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)
💬www.techmeme.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 03:10 am

Katie Roof / Bloomberg: Qomplx, a risk analytics provider helping companies protect against cybersecurity threats and more, merges with Casper CEO's SPAC to go public; deal worth $1.4B  —  - Qomplx deal is backed by serial SPAC dealmaker Bill Foley  — Casper CEO Philip Krim raised $300 million last year for SPAC


Who’s Wearing What at Spring Training ’21? Marcus Stroman, Willson Contreras, Vlad Jr.
Who’s Wearing What at Spring Training ’21? Marcus Stroman, Willson Contreras, Vlad Jr.
💬www.whatproswear.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 02:36 am

WPW Discord (24 hour link to join) has been going off lately. Lots of big names showing up to camp with different brands on. Here’s what’s been rolling down the feed so far (not an “official announcement” unless otherwise stated, just observations): Willson Contreras famously wore a Wilson glove that […] The post Who’s Wearing What


‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX
‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX
💬news.un.org | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 02:20 am

COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a UN News recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important.


Square says Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, has started operations after getting FDIC approval last year (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)
Square says Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, has started operations after getting FDIC approval last year (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)
💬www.techmeme.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 02:10 am

Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: Square says Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, has started operations after getting FDIC approval last year  —  Known for its innovations in the payments sector, Square is now officially a bank.  —  Nearly one year after receiving conditional approval, Square said Monday afternoon …


Fortnite: From piano player to pro gamer - aged just eight
Fortnite: From piano player to pro gamer - aged just eight
💬www.bbc.co.uk | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 01:12 am

Joseph Deen tells the BBC about his ambitions after signing with a professional esports team.


Israel’s “green pass” is an early vision of how we leave lockdown
Israel’s “green pass” is an early vision of how we leave lockdown
💬www.technologyreview.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 01:09 am

The commercial opens with a tempting vision and soaring instrumentals. A door swings wide to reveal a sunlit patio and a relaxed, smiling couple awaiting a meal. “How much have we missed going out with friends?” a voiceover asks. “With the green pass, doors simply open in front of you … We’re returning to life.”…


A society that can’t debate trans ideology’s effects on kids isn’t a democracy
A society that can’t debate trans ideology’s effects on kids isn’t a democracy
💬nypost.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 01:08 am

Should children be given life-altering treatments to help them transition from one gender to another, including puberty blockers and body-mutilating surgeries? Should doctors be encouraged to allow minors to make a choice that will block their physical development and ability to have children when they get older? Is there evidence that doing so might do...


Unc0ver releases a jailbreak that works on iPhones running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3, using a now-fixed flaw that Apple said may have been exploited in the wild (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
Unc0ver releases a jailbreak that works on iPhones running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3, using a now-fixed flaw that Apple said may have been exploited in the wild (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
💬www.techmeme.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 01:05 am

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Unc0ver releases a jailbreak that works on iPhones running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3, using a now-fixed flaw that Apple said may have been exploited in the wild  —  An iPhone hacking team has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone, including the most recent models …


Black Amazon manager sues the e-commerce giant, accusing it of race and gender discrimination
Black Amazon manager sues the e-commerce giant, accusing it of race and gender discrimination
💬www.washingtonpost.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 12:57 am

An executive in the company's cloud-computing division accused co-workers of engaging in racial stereotypes and alleged that one executive propositioned her for sex.


 Zoom posts big quarter even as subscriber growth slows
Zoom posts big quarter even as subscriber growth slows
💬abcnews.go.com | Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 12:51 am

Zoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic


How Apple ramped up its lobbying in AZ, including hiring Gov. Ducey's ex-chief of staff, amid a proposed bill to let app devs use 3rd-party payment systems (Emily Birnbaum/Protocol)
How Apple ramped up its lobbying in AZ, including hiring Gov. Ducey's ex-chief of staff, amid a proposed bill to let app devs use 3rd-party payment systems (Emily Birnbaum/Protocol)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 11:51 pm

Emily Birnbaum / Protocol: How Apple ramped up its lobbying in AZ, including hiring Gov. Ducey's ex-chief of staff, amid a proposed bill to let app devs use 3rd-party payment systems  —  Arizona State Rep. Regina Cobb hadn't even formally introduced her app store legislation last month when Apple and Google started storming into the


Twitter to label tweets with misleading information about COVID vaccines and debut a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension after 5 strikes (Ashley Gold/Axios)
Twitter to label tweets with misleading information about COVID vaccines and debut a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension after 5 strikes (Ashley Gold/Axios)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 11:10 pm

Ashley Gold / Axios: Twitter to label tweets with misleading information about COVID vaccines and debut a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension after 5 strikes  —  Twitter announced Monday that it will label tweets with potentially misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines …


Zoom Q4: revenue of $882M, up 369% YoY, vs. $812M est., 467K customers with 10+ employees, projected Q1 revenue of $900M-$905M, vs. $829M est.; stock jumps 9%+ (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
Zoom Q4: revenue of $882M, up 369% YoY, vs. $812M est., 467K customers with 10+ employees, projected Q1 revenue of $900M-$905M, vs. $829M est.; stock jumps 9%+ (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 10:23 pm

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Zoom Q4: revenue of $882M, up 369% YoY, vs. $812M est., 467K customers with 10+ employees, projected Q1 revenue of $900M-$905M, vs. $829M est.; stock jumps 9%+  —  - Zoom beat on the top and bottom lines, showing sequential revenue growth.  — The company sees 42% revenue growth …


2 Determined Mothers Clash Over Integration Efforts In 'What's Mine And Yours'
2 Determined Mothers Clash Over Integration Efforts In 'What's Mine And Yours'
💬www.npr.org | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 10:05 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Naima Coster about her novel What's Mine And Yours, about a North Carolina high school in the middle of an integration program in the early 2000.


John Oliver roasts Andrew Cuomo amid nursing home, sex harass scandals
John Oliver roasts Andrew Cuomo amid nursing home, sex harass scandals
💬nypost.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 10:04 pm

HBO funnyman John Oliver roasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo during Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” going after the scandal-scarred governor’s manipulation of facts on coronavirus nursing home deaths and “glee in his public adulation” amid the pandemic. The “Daily Show” alum lit up Cuomo as fallout mounted from not only the nursing home cover-up —...


Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.
Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.
💬www.nytimes.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 09:53 pm

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.


Tiger touched by Sunday Red tribute
Tiger touched by Sunday Red tribute
💬deadspin.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 09:47 pm

Yesterday, the golf world turned red in a show of love and support for Tiger Woods. The golfer took notice, and thanked his colleagues for their “touching” tribute via social media:Read more...


The singer Grimes made $5.8M selling ~10 pieces of NFT-based artwork within 20 minutes of debuting her collection on trading platform Nifty Gateway on Sunday (Grace Kay/Insider)
The singer Grimes made $5.8M selling ~10 pieces of NFT-based artwork within 20 minutes of debuting her collection on trading platform Nifty Gateway on Sunday (Grace Kay/Insider)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 09:35 pm

Grace Kay / Insider: The singer Grimes made $5.8M selling ~10 pieces of NFT-based artwork within 20 minutes of debuting her collection on trading platform Nifty Gateway on Sunday  —  - Grimes launched a digital art collection titled “WarNymph” on Sunday.  — The singer has already earned over $5.8 million from the collection.


The Environmentalist Guns N’ Roses Song You Thought You Hated
The Environmentalist Guns N’ Roses Song You Thought You Hated
💬www.newyorker.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 08:56 pm

“Welcome to the jungle!”


China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency
China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency
💬www.nytimes.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 08:53 pm

The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.


Clue, known for its period tracking app used by ~13M, gets FDA clearance to debut a digital contraceptive that gives users a statistical prediction of ovulation (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
Clue, known for its period tracking app used by ~13M, gets FDA clearance to debut a digital contraceptive that gives users a statistical prediction of ovulation (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 08:30 pm

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Clue, known for its period tracking app used by ~13M, gets FDA clearance to debut a digital contraceptive that gives users a statistical prediction of ovulation  —  Clue, an early pioneer in the femtech category with a well-regarded period-tracking app that's used by around 13 million people …


Google launches new Workspace features, including a Focus Time event type that limits notifications, support for using secondary displays in Google Meet, more (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)
Google launches new Workspace features, including a Focus Time event type that limits notifications, support for using secondary displays in Google Meet, more (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 08:15 pm

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Google launches new Workspace features, including a Focus Time event type that limits notifications, support for using secondary displays in Google Meet, more  —  Including new ways to set your status in Google's office tools  —  Google is adding a smattering of new features to Google Workspace today …


Source: Goldman Sachs is restarting its cryptocurrency trading desk amid the crypto boom and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and more starting next week (Reuters)
Source: Goldman Sachs is restarting its cryptocurrency trading desk amid the crypto boom and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and more starting next week (Reuters)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 08:00 pm

Reuters: Source: Goldman Sachs is restarting its cryptocurrency trading desk amid the crypto boom and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and more starting next week  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk and will begin dealing bitcoin futures …


How a 10-second video clip sold for $6.6 million
How a 10-second video clip sold for $6.6 million
💬nypost.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 07:56 pm

LONDON – In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost $67,000 on a 10-second video artwork that he could have watched for free online. Last week, he sold it for $6.6 million. The video by digital artist Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, was authenticated by blockchain, which serves as a digital...


Sports and esports betting service Rivalry raises $20M ahead of a potential IPO this year, to help it expand to the US (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)
Sports and esports betting service Rivalry raises $20M ahead of a potential IPO this year, to help it expand to the US (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 07:45 pm

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sports and esports betting service Rivalry raises $20M ahead of a potential IPO this year, to help it expand to the US  —  Rivalry has raised $20 million for its business of sports and esports betting.  The company has a mobile and PC platform that makes it easy to place bets


From NBA highlights on Top Shot to Christie's first-ever sale of digital art, a collage fetching $3M bids, the use of NFTs to certify asset ownership is booming (Reuters)
From NBA highlights on Top Shot to Christie's first-ever sale of digital art, a collage fetching $3M bids, the use of NFTs to certify asset ownership is booming (Reuters)
💬www.techmeme.com | Monday, Mar 01, 2021 07:25 pm

Reuters: From NBA highlights on Top Shot to Christie's first-ever sale of digital art, a collage fetching $3M bids, the use of NFTs to certify asset ownership is booming  —  LONDON (Reuters) - In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost $67,000 on a 10-second video artwork …