Lyft reportedly saved $126 million by refusing to classify drivers as employees

According to newly published court documents, Lyft would owe its drivers $126 million in reimbursement expenses for the last four years if the ride-hail service classified them as employees rather than independent contractors. The court documents, which were first reported by Reu … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

How robots will reshape the U.S. economy

Few doubt that our future — both immediate and long term — will be heavily impacted by robots. With flashy AI technology like IBM’s Watson and Google’s driverless cars stealing headlines and outperforming their human competitors, it’s clear that our economy is bracing for a funda … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

'Whispers of the Old Gods' Spoilers, Standard Talk, Videos by Kripp and Trump, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #40

We have officially hit Touchstone Number 40. That's a lot of Hearthstone [Free] news, isn't it? Thank you for reading every week, and hopefully you'll continue to enjoy this column. On with the news, now. Blizzard continues to tease us with Whispers of the Old Gods spoilers, and … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Deal: Audio Technica ATH-M50X monitor headphones for $99 shipped

The Audio Technica ATH-M50X headphones are widely regarded to be the best available under $200 and are currently available on eBay via multiple resellers for just $99 shipped. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

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“Banks and insurance companies that cannot keep pace will find their customers, busy pursuing flawless service models and smart solutions, have moved on without them and they are stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide — from which there will be no return,” according to … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires mobile payment startup Qarth to expand Ola Money

After launching a standalone app for Ola Money in November last year, Indian transportation app Ola has made an acquisition to double down on its mobile wallet and payments business: the company has acquired Qarth, a startup that has developed a mobile payments app called X-Pay. … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Apple’s iPhone SE event: Everything you need to know, plus how to watch live

Apple’s long-rumored iPhone SE event kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT today (1 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. GMT and UTC) and you can stream it live right here via Safari, Microsoft’s Edge browser, or an Apple TV (2nd generation or newer). Follow along with us during the event on Twitter — @VentureBe … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Twitter celebrates its 10th anniversary with a look back on its most notable moments and more

It’s hard to believe that Twitter turns 10 years old today, given that still so many people seem to misunderstand its purpose and appeal. Twitter is not Facebook – it’s not a place for socializing among friends, but rather delivers a feed of information that matches up with your … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

AXIOM’s OmpSs demo for easy powerful cluster programming

We are proud to announce that a demo of OmpSs-derived programming model, shooted by AXIOM's partner BSC, was showcased this February at UDOO boot, during the Embedded World. The audience was mainly composed by industry representatives, engineers, entrepreneurs and, concerning the … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Jack Dorsey on how live streaming a puddle reveals Twitter’s past and future

Twitter has evolved from a microblogging tool used by early adopting nerds to a media broadcasting tool to a microphone for celebrities and beyond. But as the social network struggles to grow, and find new ways to keep people using it and lure new users on board, it’s experimente … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

T-Mobile executive says company is 'pivoting away' from unlimited data

Speaking to a crowd of investors at Deutsche Bank's Media, Internet, and Telecom conference on March 7th, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter suggested that unlimited data could be on its way out the door at the Uncarrier. "We've had and continue to have a strategy of pivoting away from … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Alchemist Accelerator: Why there’s still lots of room for disruptive martech (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: Q1 research from VentureBeat Insight shows that the venture capital landscape for martech shows no sign of slowing down. Join Ravi Belani, partner at Alchemist Accelerator, Adam J. Plotkin, partner at ff Venture Capital, and VB analyst Jon Cifuentes to learn about the … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Watch: Ian plays 90 minutes of Quantum Break on Xbox One

Quantum Break is a curious game. Curious because, even this close to launch, no-one is one hundred percent sure what it actually is or how its various elements are supposed to work. What I've gathered from previews thus far is that it's part game, part TV show, but the time has f … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

The NSA wanted Hillary Clinton to use this crazy secured Windows CE phone

The government has not traditionally offered a lot of phone choices, and the $4,750 Sectéra Edge was one of the few. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Report: App search is fatally flawed, and optimizing for keywords isn’t the answer

VB INSIGHT: The avalanche of apps, the recognition that app search is fatally flawed, and the recent raft of changes to the algorithms employed by Apple and Google are turning up the pressure on app developers. Companies need to move beyond ASO (App Store Optimization) basics to … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

How Unity is pushing VR and better 3D graphics with its game engine

Unity Technologies showed off some high-end graphics demos created with its Unity 5 game engine last week at the Game Developers Conference. That shows how the little game engine that could is growing up, and it is closing in on the visual quality offered by rivals, such as Epic … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Single-day passes for Panorama are now on sale

Single-day passes to the inaugural Panorama Festival in New York City are now on sale. General admission for just one of the three days of the festival start at $99, and VIP passes start at $230. Weekend passes for Panorama, which runs from July 22nd to the 24th at Randall's Isla … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Finally, what looks like the first footage of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is an in-development augmented reality smartphone app from the people behind the popular Google Ingress.The Pokémon Company is yet to officially unveil any footage of it in action, but what appears to be the first gameplay has now been posted online.A caveat - the foot … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

iMessage security flaw leaves photos and videos open to hacking

Apple’s encryption practises have been getting a lot of attention lately for being secure, much to the dismay of the FBI. However, a team of researchers at John Hopkins University have unearthed a security flaw that lets you see photos, videos and files sent using iMessage. In th … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

The Supreme Court will hear a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple

Ahead of Apple's announcement about new products, we've got some more news about the company. The Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal on a long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Continue reading… | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Watch an invincible deer on the loose in Grand Theft Auto 5

Built as an ironic and crass simulation of the modern life of crime, Grand Theft Auto 5 is replete with downtown bank robberies, cold-blooded assassinations, and expensive therapy on the shore of Laguna Beach. Like its duplicitous characters, the video game leads a double life. F … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Rootstock Raises $1 Million to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

RSK Labs has raised $1m in funding to support the development of a smart contracts platform that would be built on the bitcoin blockchain. | Continue reading

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Repurpose, Experience, Taste and Rethink Culture

Athens, 22 March 2016 How to creatively reuse & participate in digital culture: an event organized by NTUA with the support of PostScriptum, to present the WITH platform technology that is at the basis of E-Space Technical Space. This one day conference brings together … Continu … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Health care data is key to better patient outcomes

Health care in the U.S. needs a lot of fixing, and employing innovative technology effectively can be part of the solution. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

America’s Next Top Thought Leader: 14 Questions to Identify A Spokesmodel

It may sound like a simple concept, but picking the right thought leaders can get tricky since thought leaders are born, not bred.The post America’s Next Top Thought Leader: 14 Questions to Identify A Spokesmodel appeared first on D Custom. | Continue reading

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Update Mondays: 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'SimCity BuildIt', 'Alpha Omega', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Kind of a quiet week for cool updates, to be honest. Maybe because of GDC, maybe it's just the calm before the Easter storm, but there are only a few … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

How to Create the Right Presentation for Your Business

Content - We've all been there, sitting in front of a boring long presentation filled with charts and small text you can't even read. Now that it's your turn to present, don't ... | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Day of the Tentacle Remastered review

Day of the Tentacle isn't just arguably the best adventure ever made, but the Platonic Form of the genre in all its puzzle-solving, dialogue-tree ripping, twisted brain logic joy. It might not be the most exciting, nor has it the best story - it lacks the drama that intersperses … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Agile Marketing Can Help You Stay Sane Amid Increasing Customer Demands

General Management - Today's marketers are overwhelmed, and increasing consumer demands just add to marketers' stress. Agile marketing, however, can help marketers feel less crazy and achieve more control. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Animation software used by Studio Ghibli is going open source

Toonz, the software that animators at Studio Ghibli used for classics like Princess Mononoke, is going open source. Italian studio Digital Video made a deal with Japanese media company Dwango, enabling Dwango to produce and release a free version of the tool, called OpenToonz, fo … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Watch a man manipulate George Bush’s face in real time

You know that scene in the classic film Bruce Almighty when Jim Carrey uses his God-like powers to mess with Steve Carrell's character while he's giving a live news broadcast? That's what this video looks like (kind of), except replace Steve Carrell for George W. Bush, Donald Tru … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Netflix opens its Recommended TV program globally and raises the bar for inclusion

Netflix has announced today that its Recommended TVs program will be launching globally this year, as the video-streaming giant also lifts the lid on new criteria for inclusion, and the first TV manufacturers to gain the coveted Netflix logo for 2016. First announced last January … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Restoring a Glass Pleasure Dome into a Glorious New Attraction

"Glass Pleasure Dome" is a renovation project completed by Barnes Vanze Architects in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple smaller iPhone event

Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino, and the company is planning once again to live stream the event. At 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET), you’ll be able to watch the event on all Apple devices. If you have a new Apple TV, you can download the Apple Events app in t … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Why do ghosts wear human clothes?

Paranormal enthusiasts often report sighting spirits dressed in Victorian period clothing, flowing white dresses, or just jeans and t-shirts. Why? If ghosts are, as paranormal investigators would have us believe, essentially human spirit energy stuck in purgatory between earth an … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Radio Vienna – Sounds from the 21st Century

Weltmusik Artikel/Berichte Tags:  Wien url_part_01:  Weltmusik url_part_02: … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Russian Payment Processor OOOPay Embraces Bitcoin

Whenever a Russian platform or business starts accepting Bitcoin payments, there is a lot of surprise and excitement flowing through the digital currency community. Given the love-hate relationship between Bitcoin and Russia, accepting digital currency payments seems to be rather … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Bitcoin Friendly Stripe To Allow Cuban Nationals To Incorporate U.S. Businesses & Open U.S. Bank Accounts

Stripe, a San Francisco, Calif.-based mobile payments startup that allows merchants to accept bitcoin, has announced that its Stripe Atlas service will be available to businesses in Cuba in conjunction with President Obama’s trip to Havana this week. Stripe users, including Atlas … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Fleißig am Vorbereiten: Apple Store ist nicht mehr verfügbar

Man kennt das Spiel von den vergangenen Keynotes. Wenn es neue Produkte bei Apple gibt, wird der Apple Store gerne mal vom Netz genommen, damit die neuen Produkte und die dazugehörigen Seiten eingepflegt werden können. Das ist auch diesm... | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Elliptic takes in $5M for its blockchain forensics tool

UK fintech startup Elliptic has pulled in a $5 million Series A round to keep building out its blockchain forensics tool. Its transaction-tracing technology mines the public Bitcoin ledger to identify and flag up suspicious transaction patterns within the distributed digital curr … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Tesla details the process for reserving a Model 3

Tesla just published a blog post with some more details on reserving a Model 3, which is scheduled to debut at an event at the company's Hawthorne, California facility late next week. But "debut" is a lot different from "launch" — the car won't actually be on the road until late … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Programming made easy: The $49 Ultimate Python Coding Bundle

Python is a widely-used general purpose programming language, which drives a great many of your favorite sites across the Web. For those looking to step into the field of programming, the Ultimate Python Coding Bundle is the complete package to prepare you for success, with seven … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Jägermeister to transport guests to Berlin in one-off events

Jägermeister has teamed up with Berlin pop-up Brünch to host two German-inspired food and beverage events this week (24-25 March). | Continue reading | 4 years ago

iMessage encryption isn’t perfect as researchers find a security hole

Encryption is a cat-and-mouse game, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have found a great way to prove it. In a new research that they shared with the Washington Post, the research team has found a serious security hole that lets you see photos, videos and files sent using … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

We Launched Rainmaker FM One Year Ago: Check Out What Happened (and the New Site Design)

Rainmaker FM is one year old! Check out the new site design and some of the digital business podcast network's top highlights from the past year. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Key Marketing Lessons from the MarketingExperiments Copywriting Contest

The results are in from the MarketingExperiments copywriting contest, revealing some important lessons and insights for content marketers. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

The Impact of Responsive Design on Email Engagement

Email Marketing - Brands that have adopted responsive email design are receiving many more clicks on the content inside their messages, according to a recent report from Yesmail. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

How to Write the Ultimate Blog Title

Are you ready to write the ultimate blog title--one that will increase social shares and bring more visitors to your site? | Continue reading | 4 years ago