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Apple and Google will both attend Senate hearing on app store competition

After it looked like Apple might no-show, the company has committed to sending a representative to a Senate antitrust hearing on app store competition later this month. Last week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) put public pressure on the company to attend the hearing, which will be held by the Senate Judiciary […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 18:51:29

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Greensill: Government to investigate Cameron's lobbying

The former PM is at the centre of a row over his efforts to influence ministers for a finance firm.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 18:48:48

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Atomico’s talent partners share 6 tips for early-stage people ops success

There are still a number of surefire measures any early-stage company can and should put in place to achieve "people ops" success as they begin scaling.

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 18:45:15

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Docugami’s new model for understanding documents cuts its teeth on NASA archives

You hear so much about data these days that you might forget that a huge amount of the world runs on documents: a veritable menagerie of heterogeneous files and formats holding enormous value yet incompatible with the new era of clean, structured databases. Docugami plans to change that with a system that intuitively understands any […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 18:32:41

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Logitech Harmony Remote Controls Officially Discontinued

CIStud writes: The rumors have persisted for some time, and now Logitech has officially confirmed it has discontinued its once-vaunted Harmony remote controls, including the line of Logitech Harmony Pro programmable remotes for custom installers. Logitech plans to continue maintaining the Harmony database and software. The discontinuation does not affect the operation or the warranty on any Harmony remotes being used by integrators' clients already in the field. Logitech also plans to continue to offer service and support for Harmony remotes. The company also points out that the decision does not affect a customer's ability to interface with the Harmony universal remotes via their Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice controls. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

SlashDot 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00

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How to choose and deploy industry-specific AI models

Industry-specific AI models are only going to boom in popularity over the next few years and businesses from across sectors will realize their power in delivering accurate and powerful insights.

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 17:55:46

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Baroness Shirley Williams: Former cabinet minister dies aged 90

The former Labour cabinet minister was part of the "Gang of Four" who quit the party to form the SDP.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 17:48:26

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Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen

Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 17:44:41

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NHS Covid-19 App Update Blocked For Breaking Apple and Google's Rules

An update to England and Wales's contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google. From a report: The plan had been to ask users to upload logs of venue check-ins - carried out via poster barcode scans -- if they tested positive for the virus. This could be used to warn others. The update had been timed to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown rules. But the two firms had explicitly banned such a function from the start. Under the terms that all health authorities signed up to in order to use Apple and Google's privacy-centric contact-tracing tech, they had to agree not to collect any location data via the software. As a result, Apple and Google refused to make the update available for download from their app stores last week, and have instead kept the old version live. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

SlashDot 12 Apr 2021 17:21:00

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GV partner Terri Burns is joining us to judge the Startup Battlefield

One of the best parts of TechCrunch Disrupt is the Startup Battlefield competition, and one of the most important pieces of the Startup Battlefield is our lineup of expert judges — they’re the ones the founders are trying to impress. Once the demos and presentations are done, the judges need to think quickly and ask […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 17:20:33

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New pictures show narwhal tusk-wielding bystander pursuing London Bridge attacker

New pictures have been released of the narwhal tusk-wielding bystander who ended the London Bridge attack.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 17:03:00

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Nvidia To Make CPUs, Going After Intel

Nvidia said it's offering the company's first server microprocessors, extending a push into Intel's most lucrative market with a chip aimed at handling the most complicated computing work. Intel shares fell more than 2% on the news. From a report: The graphics chipmaker has designed a central processing unit, or CPU, based on technology from Arm, a company it's trying to acquire from Japan's SoftBank Group. The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first to use the chips in their computers, Nvidia said Monday at an online event. Nvidia has focused mainly on graphics processing units, or GPUs, which are used to power video games and data-heavy computing tasks in data centers. CPUs, by contrast, are a type of chip that's more of a generalist and can do basic tasks like running operating systems. Expanding into this product category opens up more revenue opportunities for Nvidia. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang has made Nvidia the most valuable U.S. chipmaker by delivering on his promise to give graphics chips a major role in the explosion in cloud computing. Data center revenue contributes about 40% of the company's sales, up from less than 7% just five years ago. Intel still has more than 90% of the market in server processors, which can sell for more than $10,000 each. The CPU, named Grace after the late pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, is designed to work closely with Nvidia graphics chips to better handle new computing problems that will come with a trillion parameters. Systems working with the new chip will be 10 times faster than those currently using a combination of Nvidia graphics chips and Intel CPUs. The new product will be available at the beginning of 2023, Nvidia said. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

SlashDot 12 Apr 2021 16:40:00

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UiPath’s first IPO pricing could be a warning to late-stage investors

A few months back, robotic process automation (RPA) unicorn UiPath raised a huge $750 million round at a valuation of around $35 billion. The capital came ahead of the company’s expected IPO, so its then-new valuation helped provide a measuring stick for where its eventual flotation could price. UiPath then filed to go public. But […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 16:29:21

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Drone footage shows fire at historic factory in St Petersburg

Two firefighters have died and one is seriously hurt after a massive blaze at a factory in St Petersburg.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 16:22:03

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Covid: Asthma drug 'speeds up recovery at home'

GPs can now prescribe it to treat Covid patients on a case-by-case basis, the NHS has announced.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 16:10:58

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Covid-19: Pubs and shops reopen and Covid app update blocked

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 16:09:54

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Epic Set To Lose at Least $330 Million in Efforts To Compete With Steam

Epic Games may lose millions after struggling to recuperate costs from the Epic Games Store, following its fight to gain market share from Steam. From a report: The Fortnite giant spent around $444 million in 2020 on making the storefront more lucrative to PC gamers, mainly through giving away titles for free and exclusivity deals. The company dug deep to offer "minimum guarantees" to developers releasing games exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Under this arrangement, titles must remain exclusive to the PC storefront for one year, even if they're released on console platforms. This means that the developer will receive a guaranteed advance from Epic whether or not their game sells enough to recoup the number. As an example, the company spent over $10 million securing PC exclusivity for Remedy's Control in 2019. A report by IGN that shows players spent $700 million on the Epic Store in 2020, but only $265 million of that was spent on third-party games exclusive to it. According to predictions made by Apple, the Epic Store will not see any profitability until 2027 if it continues to operate this way. Apple also projects that the store could lose around $600 million by the end of the year. While Apple claims that the figure is a loss, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed on Twitter that he considers it a "fantastic investment into growing the business." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

SlashDot 12 Apr 2021 16:01:00

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Biden’s cybersecurity dream team takes shape

President Biden has named two former National Security Agency veterans to senior government cybersecurity positions, including the first national cyber director. The appointments, announced Monday, land after the discovery of two cyberattacks linked to foreign governments earlier this year — the Russian espionage campaign that planed backdoors in U.S. technology giant SolarWinds’ technology to hack […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 16:00:02

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Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said. 🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. #TwitterGhana — jack (@jack) April 12, 2021 […]

TechCrunch 12 Apr 2021 15:56:14

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Prince Philip: William and Harry pay tribute to grandfather

Prince William says the duke was "extraordinary" while Prince Harry says he was the "legend of banter".

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 15:41:21

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Sunak summoned to parliament over Cameron lobbying controversy as PM orders review

Boris Johnson has ordered a review into Greensill Capital following the David Cameron lobbying controversy - as Rishi Sunak was asked to appear before parliament to explain his involvement.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 15:01:00

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More than 7.6 million people in UK have now had both doses of COVID vaccine

More than 7.6 million people in the UK are now fully protected against coronavirus, latest figures show.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 14:58:00

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In pictures: Zoos, theme parks and restaurants on the menu as England's COVID lockdown eases

It's the day millions have been waiting for as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased in England.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 13:33:00

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Prince Philip was 'a legend of banter' and 'master of the barbecue', says Harry

Prince Harry has said the Duke of Edinburgh was "a legend of banter" and he and Meghan "will always hold a special place for you in our hearts".

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 12:21:00

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'He was a force for good': Tributes to London Bridge terror attack victims as inquest opens

The mother of one of the victims of the 2019 London Bridge terror attack has told an inquest that he was "a force of good in the world, someone who made other people's lives better".

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 12:10:00

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'I will miss my Grandpa': William pays tribute to 'extraordinary' Duke of Edinburgh

Prince William has said he will "support The Queen in the years ahead" in a tribute to his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 11:44:00

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NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules

Apple and Google's rules state that no location data from app users can be shared.

BBC News 12 Apr 2021 09:28:01

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What we know about Prince Philip's funeral - codenamed Operation Forth Bridge

Prince Philip's funeral arrangements have been announced with the proceedings scaled down due to coronavirus restrictions.

Sky News 12 Apr 2021 07:52:00

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