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Elon Musk And Uber CEO Travis Kalanick To Advise Trump, Apple CEO To Meet Privately

President-elect Donald Trump named Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX and Tesla, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to his growing panel of industry chieftains Wednesday, a group convened to provide regular economic guidance to the next president. PepsiCos CEO Indra Nooyi has been added as well.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/technology/personaltech/as-more-tech-start-ups-stay-private-so-does-the-money.html top tech gadgets 2016Billed as the Presidents Strategic and Policy Forum, the panel was announced earlier this month, comprised of 16 business leaders, including the heads of Walmart, Disney, and General Motors. Among the initial batch of CEOs, IBM was the sole technology company represented, making the addition of Musk and Kalanick, all the [...]

Amazon’s Prime Video Is Now Live In Over 200 Countries

Amazon has launched its video streaming service Prime Video in 200 countries, including India, the companys largest geographical market outside the United States.We are the chief cornerstoneThe service is bundled with a Prime subscription, and in some countries where Prime isnt available, it will cost $5.99 on its own slightly cheaper than the $8.99 it costs as a standalone service in the United States.technologyThis move establishes Amazon Prime Video as a global competitor to Netflix, which expanded simultaneously to 130 countries in January.In price-conscious markets like India, a Prime subscription is ridiculously cheap compared to $99 a year in the [...]

Elon Musk And Uber CEO Travis Kalanick To Advise Trump, Apple CEO To Meet Privately

http://www.dentonsventurebeyond.com/ President-elect Donald Trump named Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX and Tesla, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to his growing panel of industry chieftains Wednesday, a group convened to provide regular economic guidance to the next president. PepsiCos CEO Indra Nooyi has been added as well.Billed as the Presidents Strategic and Policy Forum, the panel was announced earlier this month, comprised of 16 business leaders, including the heads of Walmart, Disney, and General Motors. Among the initial batch of CEOs, IBM was the sole technology company represented, making the addition of Musk and Kalanick, all the more important in [...]

Your Next Uber Ride In San Francisco May Be In A Self-Driving Car

Hailing an Uber in San Francisco? Your next ride might be in one of the ride-hail giants self-driving cars.Uber, which began putting riders in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh in September as part of a pilot program, is expanding its testing grounds to San Francisco. Starting Wednesday, riders who hail an UberX to travel within the citys limits might be picked up in one of the companys handful of self-driving Volvos. Uber wouldnt say exactly how many self-driving vehicles will hit the road in San Francisco, but said it plans to have a total of 100 self-driving cars there and Pittsburgh [...]

How Malik Obama Became A Twitter “Shitlord” And Alt-Right Darling

Perhaps the weirdest subplot in this years unprecedentedly weird presidential election was the bromance between Donald Trump and Malik Obama, President Obamas half-brother. In July, Malik, a 58-year-old with dual US and Kenyan citizenship, announced that he would support Trumps presidential bid. Shortly afterward, Trump welcomed his support on Twitter. By October, the Trump campaign invited Obama to the final presidential debate, where he snapped a photo alongside Kellyanne Conway.Malik Obamas reasons for supporting Trump remain somewhat unclear and may stem from hard feelings he has towards his half-brother. But whatever the reason, that support was vehement, particularly on Twitter, [...]

Do You Know What Happened In Tech The First Week Of December?

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Doxxing May Become A Federal Crime

Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark wants to make doxxing a federal crime.technology breaking newsDoxxing, the malicious online publication of a persons sensitive information, caught the publics attention this summer after a high-profile attack on Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones. Hackers breached Jones website, posting nude photos of her, as well as pictures of her drivers license and passport. The hack, which seemed motivated at least in part by racism and misogyny, prompted an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, although no culprit has yet been named.By proposing a new law, Clark told BuzzFeed News shes trying to ensure that [...]

A Silicon Valley Party Tries To Put Guests To Sleep

On a recent night, the hottest place for a certain swath of tech-happy San Franciscans to be was sprawled out, eyes closed, on the floor of an elegant Victorian in the citys Pacific Heights neighborhood. A dozen others, sunk deep into couches, were nodding off with faint smiles on their faces. The sun had set hours ago. Candles illuminated the cozy living room, lined with bookshelves and paintings.The event was meant to underline the importance of sleep the struggle to make time for it, the agony of tossing and turning, the exhaustion from having too little. And every pain point, [...]

A Skeptical Senate Prods AT&T And Time Warner On Their Mega-Merger

View this image Chairman and CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Jeffrey Bewkes, and Chairman of AXS TV and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban are sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the proposed deal between AT&T and Time Warner on December 7, 2016. Joshua Roberts / ReutersThe chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner pitched their proposed merger to a skeptical Senate antitrust panel Wednesday, selling the $85 billion deal, which some say will lead to fewer choices and escalating costs, as a boon to customers craving cheap [...]

Twitter Rolls Back Update After Mass Uproar

We are the chief cornerstoneThe people have won.Twitter caused an uproar Thursday when it broadly rolled out a test where @names would be stripped from the start of replies in the Notifications tab and wouldnt be counted towards the character count in replies, with a limit of 50 @names. Well, oops, that was a mistake.http://www.builtinaustin.com/ political news in kenyaToday, an experiment around replies accidentally went out to everyone on iOS briefly. Upside, we got helpful feedback - were listening!Twitter Support (@Support) Twitter announced the changes in May and had been testing them since. But the broad iOS rollout apparently happened [...]

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