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Comic for September 19, 2019

Dilbert - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:59
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Categories: Funny

U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $35 billion in latest funding round

Technology News (Reuters) - 1 hour 59 min ago
Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising $250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments startup at $35 billion, a dramatic 56% surge from a previous valuation at the start of the year.
Categories: Technology

19 tattoos of celebrities that are actually good

Mashable - 2 hours 42 sec ago

There's really something to be said for a good celebrity portrait tattoo.

It's a piece of art made for somebody with enough admiration for a person or character to have it permanently inked onto their skin. That kind of dedication demands the most careful, realistic design that captures everything somebody loves about the person tattooed on them.

We're suckers for good portrait tattoos, so here's 19 celebrities that we can't take our eyes off of.

1. Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

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More about Portrait, Celebrity, Tattoos, Culture, and Web Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Firefox calls BS on Google's full-page privacy ads in the Washington Post

Mashable - 2 hours 4 min ago

Hey Google, you're not fooling anyone. 

The tech giant made a play for Washington Post print edition readers today in the form of three full-page ads extolling its commitment to privacy. Firefox, it seems, isn't buying it. 

The advertisements, running on page A7, A9, and A11, vary in the specifics, but all push the general theme that Google puts you in charge of your data. 

"Turn it on," begins one of the ads. "Turn it off. You control what data gets saved."

Which is a nice sentiment. The issue, of course, is whether or not there's any truth to the claim. 

"Grand gestures are nice, but you know what's even better," asked Firefox in a Thursday morning tweet. "Making privacy the default in the first place."  Read more...

More about Google, Privacy, Firefox, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
Categories: IT General, Technology

Airbnb plans stock market splash in 2020

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 20 min ago
In a short statement posted on its website on Thursday, Airbnb did not give any details on how it plans to list its shares, although it is widely expected to take a direct-listing route.
Categories: Technology

India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 26 min ago
India's Eros Now said on Thursday it is tying up with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to host and stream its digital video offerings, in a boost to the U.S. software giant's push to expand in the Indian market.
Categories: Technology

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 30 min ago
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, proposed legislation on Thursday to allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, and said she hoped for support from Republican President Donald Trump.
Categories: Health

Democrats' drug pricing proposal 'dead on arrival' in Senate: leading Republican

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 30 min ago
The second most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday said that a Democratic plan on drug pricing would not survive in the Republican-dominated chamber, calling it "heavy-handed."
Categories: Health

U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 41 min ago
U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.
Categories: Health

Alphabet unit to make drone deliveries for Walgreens, FedEx in the U.S.

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 3 min ago
Alphabet Inc's aviation unit Wing said on Thursday it has partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and FedEx Corp for deliveries directly to homes in Virginia using drones, beginning next month.
Categories: Technology

Sick and elderly: Some EU nationals struggle to prove UK residency ahead of Brexit

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 5 min ago
Sonja Brain, 84, is losing her sight and bed-bound in hospital after a cancerous tumor was removed from her spine. But she has another problem: proving she has the right to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
Categories: Health

Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 23 min ago
Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in.
Categories: Technology

Google honors 'Friends' anniversary with 7 Easter eggs across search

Mashable - 3 hours 25 min ago

It's "The One with the World's Most Popular Search Engine." 

In honor of Friends' 25th anniversary — the series first episode premiered on Sept. 22, 1994, if you can believe that —  Google has hidden seven show-inspired Easter eggs across search results. 

Dedicated fans will have no trouble finding these hidden gems on their own. But if you'd like a little help... we'll be there for you (when the rain starts to pour, like we've been there before, etc.) 

Here's how to hunt down the 7 Friends Easter eggs currently on Google. Tip #1: Sound on. 

7. The One With the Chick and the Duck

Search "Chandler Bing." Then, look to the info panel (right side of the screen) and click on Chandler's beloved recliner to get a visit from Yasmine and Dick. Be sure to click on the recliner a second time to send them back to bed.   Read more...

More about Google, Friends, Easter Egg, Search Results, and Google Easter Eggs
Categories: IT General, Technology

Tech investors: No broad lessons seen in WeWork valuation drama

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 27 min ago
Two top technology investors cautioned against drawing broadconclusions about the valuation of private companies from questions swirling around U.S. office-sharing startup WeWork.
Categories: Technology

Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 29 min ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of government investigations.
Categories: Technology

Shares of Ping Identity jump 25% in U.S. market debut

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 31 min ago
Shares of Ping Identity Holding Corp jumped 25% in their market debut on Thursday, giving the identity software company a market value of about $1.46 billion.
Categories: Technology

Huawei talks up own apps with Mate 30 challenge to Apple, Samsung

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 32 min ago
Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled its new smartphones to challenge Apple's iPhone 11 on Thursday, talking up slick design and best-in-class features while playing down concerns about the lack of access to Google's popular apps.
Categories: Technology

Electric vehicle startup Rivian gets a jolt from big Amazon.com van order

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 33 min ago
Electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive LLC got a big boost from one of its investors on Thursday when Amazon.com announced it was ordering 100,000 electric delivery vans.
Categories: Technology

Video games more often blamed when school shooters are white

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters Health) - In the wake of school shootings, people are more likely to blame violent video games for the crime when perpetrators are white than when they are black, a small U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Health

Handwashing beats sanitizer for killing flu virus on hands

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 15 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Health workers who use hand sanitizer between patients may be more likely to spread flu germs than those who take the time to wash their hands, a recent experiment suggests.
Categories: Health
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