Daily Archives: June 29, 2020

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Google adds local COVID-19 news coverage to its Google News app in pilot test

Google is piloting a new way to bring local news about the COVID-19 pandemic to its Google News application. In partnership with regional news publications in select cities across the U.S., the Google News app will now offer a dedicated section in select markets detailing critical information like community reopening […]

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Trump suspended from Twitch, as Reddit bans the ‘The_Donald’ and additional subreddits

Two big new pieces of news today from the ongoing battle between social media and politics. Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service. Twitch confirmed today that it has temporarily suspended the president’s account. “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” […]

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How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more […]

Blackbaud’s cloud for ‘social good’ serves customers that work against human rights

Blackbaud offers enterprise tools ostensibly in a campaign to support social good, but the company also provides services to far-right organizations the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Security Policy, TechCrunch has discovered. Blackbaud describes itself as “the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good,” and collects revenues in […]

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11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security

Posted by Charmaine D’Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Narayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Stephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android Security and Sudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android Security This blog post is part of a weekly series for Privacy and security is core to how we design […]

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11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security

Posted by:Charmaine D’Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkNarayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkStephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android SecuritySudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android Security This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into a key area so you don’t miss […]

The iRig Pro Duo makes managing advanced audio workflows simple anywhere

Connecting audio interfaces to the various mobile and computing devices we use these days can be a confusing headache. The iRig Pro Duo ($199.99 USD), which IK Multimedia announced this year at CES and recently released, is a great way to simplify those connections while giving you all the flexibility […]

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Startups are poised to disrupt the $14B title insurance industry

Ashley Paston Contributor Share on Twitter Ashley Paston is an investor at Bain Capital Ventures, where she invests primarily in financial technology and services companies.  If you have bought a house in the last decade, you likely started the process online. Perhaps you browsed for your future dream home on a website like […]

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Personal Capital sells to Empower Retirement in deal worth up to $1B

Today Personal Capital, a fintech company that had attracted over $265 million in private funding, announced that it is selling itself to Empower Retirement, a company that provides retirement services to other companies. The deal is worth $825 million upon closing, with another $175 million in what are described as […]