August 2017

Intel CEO quits Trump’s manufacturing council, calls out the “hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville”

By | August 15th, 2017|Technology|

Intel’s CEO is the latest executive to leave one of Trump’s advisory councils in the wake of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which many felt was inadequately addressed by the president and his administration. In a post on Policy@Intel, the company’s public policy blog, Brian Krzanich wrote that he resigned from the American Manufacturing [...]

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billion and that the company could raise about $400 million from a local market listing. Though, it seems that a final decision has yet to [...]

GoDaddy tells white supremacist site Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy. In a tweet, the company said “We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.” We informed The Daily Stormer that [...]

Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Disney rocked the media world when it officially – and inevitably — threw its mouse ears into the direct-to-consumer over the top video ring with separate forthcoming streaming video on demand (SVOD) services for Disney [...]

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: There are few more credible authorities on artificial intelligence (AI) than Hilary Mason the New York-based founder and chief executive [...]

Embrace empathy

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it. Here’s the first: An internal memo written by a Google staffer was leaked to the press. The 10-page note, authored by a white, male software engineer called James Damore, argued that Google’s left-leaning political [...]

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event. A lot of folks have been gearing up for the event that will — depending on where you are — either totally block out the sun or partially block it [...]